The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd






Grindley Hotel Ware                    1908 - 19 January 1933

The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd    19 January 1933 - 31 December 1979

The Duraline Hotel Ware Co Ltd    31 December 1979 - 1 June 1996

Dudson Duraline Ltd                    1 June 1996 

 

Location and period of operation:

The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd

Tunstall

1908

Dec 1979

 Manufacturer of earthenware hotel and catering ware at the Globe Pottery, Scotia Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

 

  • The business was started in 1908 by William Harry Grindley who was the principal partner of the nearby business of W.H. Grindley & Co which was originally founded in 1880.

  • The company was sold in 1920 and became part of H. T. Robinson's Cauldon Potteries Ltd - the business continued as Grindley Hotel Ware.

  •  Following the liquidation of the umbrella company Cauldon Potteries Ltd in 1932 the Grindley Hotel Hotel Ware Co was voluntary wound up on the 19 January 1933.

  • In January 1933 the business was re-formed under the management of John Goddard and Joseph Harrison.

  • It was around the early 1930's that the trade name 'Duraline' was adopted. 

  • In 1952 the business was acquired by Dudson Bros. and it continued to trade as the Grindley Hotel Hotel Ware Co - a member of the Dudson Group. 

  • At the end of 1979 the company incorporated its trade name into its title and became The Duraline Hotel Ware Co Ltd. 

  • 1st June 1996 saw another name change to Dudson Duraline Ltd

 

Original a sister company of W.H. Grindley & Co  

 


London Gazette
30 December 1932


notice of the voluntary winding up of
The Grindley Hotel Ware Company
on 23rd December 1932

 


London Gazette
11 April 1974

notice that The Grindley Hotel Ware Company
intend to register land off Scotia Road, Tunstall

 


 


Small Duraline milk jug
made in March 1963 



Grindley Gravy Boat 

 


 


Plate for Clare College, Cambridge University 


Barrett & Son Ltd is  be the name of the retailer
11-50 is the date of manufacture - November 1950

 


 


Ware for the Catherdral Hotel 

Marked: Gibson & Patterson PTY LTD Sydney
(who were agents for the Grindley Hotel Company in Australia and New Zealand)


The Gibsons and Paterson 

 


Gibsons and Paterson  LD
Wellington
3-39

March 1939


Gibsons and Paterson  PTY LD
Australia& N Z
3-54

March 1954

 




Crest of the Niarara Falls 
Commission 

Standish Hall Hotel 
 
A. E. B.
SOMMERLYST 

YMCA 

Grindley Hotel Ware Co made catering ware for hotels,
restaurants and organisations all over the world
 


 

Marks used on ware for identification:

Early ware is marked "Grindley Hotel Ware" with a crown

From c.1932 ware was marked with the month and year of manufacture
this practice was continued was the business was taken over by Dudson.

From c.1996 just the year of manufacture was marked 

 

Duraline

Ultraline

trade names of Grindley Hotel Ware Co

Duraline was predomantly used 
marks with the DURALINE trade name introduced c.1932+ 


 


Grindley  Hotelware
ENGLAND
Vitrified

early mark 1908+ 


 


Grindley Hotelware
Made in England

later mark in the period up to 1932 


 


"DURALINE"
Super
Vitrified
Grindley
Hotelware Co
ENGLAND

marks with the DURALINE trade name introduced c.1932+ 

10-61 is the date of manufacture - October 1961


 


"DURALINE"
Super
Vitrified
Grindley
Hotelware Co
ENGLAND

Cassidy's would be the name of a retailer
3-63 is the date of manufacture - March 1963



"DURALINE"
Super
Vitrified
Grindley
Hotelware Co
Made in ENGLAND

7-78 is the date of manufacture - July 1978 



GIBPAT
Gibsons & Patterson
Duraline
Hotelware 
Co Ltd
Made in 
ENGLAND

2-86 is the date of manufacture - February 1986 

 



DURALINE
Dudson
Super Vitrified
Made in England

2-89 is the date of manufacture - February 1989 

BS 4034 is a "Specification for the requirements for resistance 
to water absorption and crazing of vitrified hotelware"



1800-1992
DUDSON
Duraline
Stoke-on-Trent
England 

manufactured in 1992

 


1800-1995
DUDSON
Duraline
Stoke-on-Trent
England 

manufactured in 1995

the 1800 is the date Richard Dudson opened his works 



Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review 
Reference Book Directory, 1947

7 Hollinshead & Kirkham

8 Johnson Bros. (Hanley), Ltd.

9 Grenville Pottery, Ltd.

10 W. H. Grindley & Co., Ltd.

11 Thos. Dean & Sons, Ltd.

12 A. G. Richardson & Co., Ltd.

13 Grindley Hotel Ware Co., Ltd.

14 Wedgwood & Co., Ltd.

 


 

1937 map showing the Scotia Road area of Tunstall

Globe Pottery (red) of the Grindley Hotel Ware Co. Ltd

Woodland Pottery (blue) of W.H. Grindley & Co. Ltd

 


 

Works in 2017
The old buildings of the original Globe Pottery can still be seen 

 


Sign on the works in 2017

 

Dudson Ltd
Duraline Site 

The faded shadow of the previous sign can still be seen:

The Duraline Hotel Ware Co Ltd
A Dudson Factory



Questions, comments, contributions? email: Steve Birks