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Pearson and Co (Chesterfield)

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Pearson and Co (Chesterfield) Ltd. Earthenware potters of The Potteries, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield

A pottery was in existence on the site prior to 1810.

1810 The pottery was acquired by the Pearson family

1911 The first continuously-fired tunnel-kiln was introduced.

By 1953 A large portion of the coal and clay used in the works was mined in the firm's own pits. Products included industrial containers, tower packing rings, domestic cooking ware and art ware; bricks, special blocks and shapes made of refractories; concrete slabs, fire backs, and wicker goods.

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