Belfast Glass, China and Earthen Warehouses - advertisement from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

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Date:13th of March 1826

Description:In 1813, handbills appeared all over Belfast, in which manufacturers' agent Robert Anderson, of Hanover Quay, claimed to offer "very superior" wares at "lower" prices than the Staffordshire firms.

In a joint statement, Enoch Wood, Carey and Cooper, and Richard Robson insist that "no one in the Trade can or shall undersell us."

They challenge the world to try to produce china and earthenware of a finer quality than is made in Staffordshire.

They query whether Anderson represents a genuine firm. Anderson himself replies by stating that he works for the Geddes, Kidston and Co. of Glasgow, and for John Rose and Co. - winners of a gold medal from the Society of Arts.

"As to the challenge for superiority," comments Anderson, "furnish it to the Society of Arts, London."

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This document was collected by local industrialist Enoch Wood and is now part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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