Benjamin Tomkinson  

Tomkinson & Co

Tomkinson Bro & Co


Location and period of operation:

Benjamin Tomkinson





Earthenware manufacturers at the Columbia Works, Clarence Street, Shelton (Hanley), Stoke-on-Trent

  • Benjamin Tomkinson continued in business after the dissolution of the partnership of Francis & William Lloyd & Co in February 1854.

  • The business specialised in the production of wite ironstone.

  • 1857 Kelly's Directory lists the business as Tomkinson & Co. China and earthenware manufacturers at Clarence Street, Hanley.

  • Staffordshire Advertiser, December 1870, mentions that Messrs. Tomkinson Brother and Co. of Columbia Works, Clarence Street, Hanley were declining in business.



London Gazette, 14 February 1854 

notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
Francis Lloyd, Benjamin Tomkinson and William Lloyd 

copy of record from the Nation Archives - 4 Aug 1869



white ironstone tureen in the wheat & clover pattern 



creamer and covered sugar in the wheat & clover pattern 


Tomkinson Bro & Co 

Royal Patent
Tomkinson Bro & Co 



Imported by T Y De Normandie
Wilmington DEL 


De Normandie were a department store in
Wilmington, Delaware, US

advert from Daily Gazette 13 Dec 1875


Brook Street & Clarence Street c.1890
Junction of Brook Street & Clarence Street c.1890
Brook Street to the right and Clarence Street to the left 

NOTE: Clarence Street was renamed Sampson Street in the mid 1950's


1880 map showing Clarence Street and location of the Columbia Works


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