Location and period of operation:
Manufacturer of porcelain and earthenware at Brownhills China Works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.
In the 1846 directory G.F.Bowers is listed as having Edward Challinor of Tunstall as a partner.
In n the 1851,52 directories the company is listed as Bowers, Challinor & Wooliscroft.
In the 1861 census George Frederick Bowers was age 52 - a pottery manufacturer and coal master - employing 97 men, 19 boys and 20 girls.
Subsequently: F T Bowers
Frederick T Bowers was the son of George Frederick Bowers. F T Bowers ran the works until 1871.
The works were then purchased by James Eardley.
George Frederick Bowers
Initials used on ware for identification:
Impressed mark on the above plate
G F B B T
G F BOWERS
Waverley is the pattern name
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updated: 17 Feb 2006