Whittaker partnerships






 

Location and period of operation:

Whittaker, Edge & Co

Hanley

1882

1886

Whittaker & Co

Hanley

1886

1892

Whittaker, Heath & Co

Hanley

1892

1898

 

A brief series of partnerships of earthenware manufacturers, operating the Hall Fields Pottery (built in 1882) in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • The original partners were Lewis Whittaker, James Edge, Samuel Heath, John Henry Weatherby and Robert Rowley.

 

London Gazette
March 11, 1884
 


notice that Robert Rowley had left the business 

 


 

London Gazette
August 6, 1886
 


notice that James Edge had left the business
and name change to Whittaker & Co

 

 


London Gazette
August 11, 1891
 


notice that John Henry Weatherby had left the business
and name change to Whittaker, Heath & Co

 


 

Hallfield Pottery (built in 1882)
Hall Fields Pottery (built in 1882)

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Marks and initials used on ware for identification:

W E & Co

Whittaker, Edge & Co.

operated 1882 to 1886


Whittaker, Edge & Co. platter in the Atlantic pattern 

 


W E & Co

"ATLANTIC" is the pattern name
the registration diamond shows that the
pattern was registered in October 1883
 


 


Whittaker, Edge & Co. lidded turren in the Berber pattern

photo courtesy: Roger Wheal

 


W E & Co
Hanley

"BERBER" is the pattern name
the registration number shows that the
pattern was registered in 1884 

 


 

W & Co

Whittaker & Co.

operated 1886 to 1892

 

one of the The Nursery Rhymes series
one of the The Nursery Rhymes series
made by Whittaker & Co

Whittaker & Co printed mark
ENGLAND
W & Co
Hanley

"NURSERY RHYMES" is a series of patterns
the registration number shows that the
pattern was registered in 1888 


 

  The Whittaker and Co "Etruria" pattern
The Whittaker and Co "Etruria" pattern


 


W & Co
Hanley

"ETRURIA" is the pattern name
the Rd No. shows the pattern was registered in 1886 

 


W H & Co

Whittaker, Heath & Co.

operated 1892 to 1898

 

A Whittaker and Heath wash set jug and basin in the  "Florian" pattern
A Whittaker and Heath wash set jug and basin in the  "Florian" pattern

 


Semi Porcelain
W H 
& Co
Hanley
England

FLORIAN is the pattern name 
 



A Whittaker and Heath serving dish in the  "Albany" pattern

 


Semi Porcelain
W H 
& Co
Hanley
England

ALBANY is the pattern name 

 


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