Close and Keeling's Invention - Notice from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

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Date:15th of July 1796

Description:Cutting edge technology in pottery making

Printed notice informing pottery manufacturers of Valentine Close and James Keeling's patented oven design.

The new design promises to use less coal, reduce waste from firings, and produce a more regular and even firing throughout the oven.

An address is supplied for information on the terms and conditions for purchasing the oven.

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Burslem pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood collected this document, and it is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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