George Frederick Bowers (& Co)






 

Location and period of operation:

George Frederick Bowers

Tunstall

1842

1868

Manufacturer of porcelain and earthenware at Brownhills China Works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

Partners:
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 plate in the Waverley pattern

 


 

 

Initials used on ware for identification:


Impressed mark on the above plate
Ironstone Ware
[Stafford Knot]
G.F. Bowers
Staffordshire 
Potteries


G.F.B.


G F B B T


G F BOWERS



Waverley is the pattern name



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updated: 17 Feb 2006