By they were ready to expand again

Dating homer laughlin mark

Locate any numbers, letters or trademark stamps on the bottom of the pottery or china. It is not intended to be a definitive guide but only a quick reference This information should not be used as a buying or selling guide. The tunnel kilns unlike the bottle kilns were of continuous operation.

Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin won that competition and proceeded to build a pottery in East Liverpool. It is heavy and the color is solid throughout. Early Homer Laughlin Covered Pitcher, c. Perhaps it was fired in but sat in storage for awhile and then they put the lead free stamp on it as an after thought before shipping it out. Wells, Louis, Marcus and Charles Aaron purchased interests in the company with Louis Aaron as president and Wells as secretary and general manager.

His son Joseph Wells

The first letter represents the month in which the piece was made, followed by the year, and the final letter represents the plant where it was made. My new Paprika teacup also has a double marking on it. These are a series of letters that represent years and months. One thing that I have noticed about older vintage pieces and some newer pieces being passed off as vintage, is the weight of the piece.

The cover's handle has been crudely repaired. Other larger pieces such as chop plates and platters may or may not be marked. After various trademarks were used, though the name of the company was often marked on the bottom of a dish in addition to the date.

Hundreds of restaurants across the country now use Laughlin restaurant ware, including the Marriott Hotel chain. After the Civil War Homer and his brothers had worked in the pottery industry in production and sales but were not expert in technical aspects of making ware. It was used mainly on the last remaining semi-vitreous wares such as Brittany and International.

Any ideas will be appreciated. His son, Joseph Wells succeeded him.

They decided that they needed to expand. The Fiestaware backstamp appears on most Fiesta pieces and has evolved throughout the years. If you have an older piece, you may need to carefully clean the pottery to be able to inspect the information relating to dating. To the right are the four most common backstamps. In he created Fiesta ware which would become the companies most popular and most collected line of Homer Laughlin China.

Any ideas will be appreciated