Thomas Clarke Wild joined his father, Thomas Wild, in the purchase of the Albert Works, Longton in , and the partnership manufactured bone china teaware as Thomas C. By the early s Wild owned or had controlling interests in about 15 North Staffordshire potteries. Thomas Wild's sons Thomas E. Wild and Frederick C. Wild joined the business in the early years of the 20 th century and were admitted into partnership with their father in , the business then trading as Thomas C.
Royal Albert China
Royal Albert History - Official US Site
The pattern name if there was one, was placed on top or inside the backstamp. Sometimes the TCW was used or replaced by a pattern name or if the pattern didn't have a Name it was left blank. In the backstamp changed again, all references to the Crown China works had ceased, and the Bone China theme was taken up. On these Backstamps the word "Bone" was swapped for the word "Crown". Some Patterns kept the same backstamp and only the words "Crown" and "Bone" were changed. Nile Street closes on 15th April with workers leaving the historic plant for the last time and production of the Royal Doulton, Minton and Royal Albert brands transferred to factories of the Waterford Wedgwood group. Doulton announce the closure of its last remaining UK factory at Nile Street from mid, with the loss of approximately jobs.
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