Ford & Sons






 

Location and period of operation:

Ford & Sons (Ltd)

Burslem

1893

1938

Earthenware manufacturer at Newcastle Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire.

  • became incorporated as Ford & Sons Ltd in 1908

 

Previously: Ford & Riley

Subsequently: Ford & Sons (Crownford) Ltd

 

 


 


set of jugs in the Poppies pattern 

 


 


Gravy boat in the Weir pattern 

 


 


Milford Ware - covered cheese dish 

 


 


Hand painted plate
Dorothy Dale
 



salad dish and serving dish in Sandford Ware 

 


 


serving dish with lid

 



coffee pot in TULIP pattern 

 


 

 


Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

 

F & S

 

F & S
B
"B" stands for the town of BURSLEM 

 

F & S
BURSLEM

F & Sons LTD
"LTD" may appear after 1908

 

trade names include:

Newcraft Ware

Crownford Ware 



F & Sons 
B
England

c.1893-1908
"B" stands for the town of BURSLEM 

this Trade Mark with the bee symbol
was used by the predecessor Ford & Riley 

Poppies is the pattern name


 


F & Sons 
Burslem

c.1893-1908

ARGYLE is the pattern name



F & Sons 
B

c.1893-1908
"B" stands for the town of BURSLEM 

GEISHA is the pattern name



F & Sons 
BURSLEM

c.1893-1908

BALMORAL is the pattern name

C.W.S. stands for the 
Co-operative Wholesale Society
who were the retailer


 


F & Sons Ltd
Burslem
England 

"LTD" appears after 1908

WEIR is the pattern name


 


BURSLEM  F&S  ENGLAND 


Crownford
B
URSLEM  F&S  ENGLAND 

MOORLAND is the pattern name

these marks were used from the 1930's by Ford & Sons
it was continued by Ford & Sons (Crownford) Ltd from c.1938 



F & S
B
England
Sandford Ware 

1930's
"B" stands for the town of BURSLEM 



F & S
B
England
Milford Ware 

1930's
"B" stands for the town of BURSLEM 

 


 


Genuine
Dorothy Dale
on
Crown Ford
Ware 

1930's



Crownford
F & Sons  
BURSLEM  ENGLAND 

1930's



CrownFord
Made in
England

1930's


 

Trade names used in the 1930's

DOROTHY DALE

NEWCRAFT WARE


CrownFord

Crownford Ware

Milford Ware

Oxford Ware

Sandford Ware

 Ford & Sons used a number of trade names 
with the word ford in them


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