Thomas Booth & Son


Location and period of operation:

Thomas Booth & Son




Earthenware and ironstone manufacturers at the Church (Bank) works in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent 

  • Thomas Booth (the founder of the business) had died in 1872 and his son Thomas Gimbert Booth took over the business on his own account. The title became Thomas Booth & Son. 


Formerly: T Booth & Co

Subsequently: T. G. Booth


Thomas Booth & Son shallow dish in the Indian Ornament pattern

this pattern was continued through the successive iterations
of the Booth companies

plate in the popular MADRAS pattern 

the pattern was first produced and registered by Thomas Booth & Co


 various marks on MADRAS pattern ware

this and other patterns were produced by previous
and subsequent BOOTH companies


J.D. and H & L are probably the initials of retailers

the registration diamond shows that the pattern 
was first registered on 14 August 1872



Marks & initials used on ware for identification:


T B & S

T B & S

'Indian Ornament' is the pattern name 


T B & S
impressed mark: IRONSTONE

'VASE' is the pattern name
- this pattern was introduced by Thomas Booth & Co -

the registration diamond gives a 
date of registration as 14 September 1868


- click the map for more information on the Church Bank Works - 


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