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Tuesday 4 May 2004 5.54pm
I have just bought (on E~Bay) some Woods Ivory Ware China.
On the bottom it is stamped "Manufactured for S.B.L. Elephant Pottery S.E.1
This china was made in approx 1930.
Does anyone know anything about this pottery,or why Woods should have been making china for it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.



Post edited (04 May 04 18:56)
Tuesday 4 May 2004 6.24pm
lipscombe pottery? they closed in 1832 I think... i'mcrackers i meant 1932....



Post edited (04 May 04 19:25)

jan
Thursday 6 May 2004 4.16pm
Dear Jan,
Thanks so much for the Info, is there anywhere on the Net I can find futher about Lipscombe Pottery?
OR
do you know any more about them?
Thanks Once Again,
Gordon.
Wednesday 12 May 2004 11.06am
Gordon years ago a very old lady on the Rockingham estate worked there, not sure if they made smoking pipes also? will see if i can find aught on net.



jan
Wednesday 12 May 2004 6.36pm
Dear Jan,
Thanks for your message.
I await your investigations with baited breath!LOL
Regards,
Gordon.
Wednesday 9 October 2019 1.40pm
I have checked out an indented (pressed into wet clay) pottery mark
" SHORTER BROS. LONDON",
on an old bedwarmer, and came upon this comment on this forum.
I found a pottery mark
SHORTER BROS. ELEPHANT POTTERY S.E.1,
which had been found "on Mann, Crossman, and Paulin Lid, 1937",
this must be this Brewery, "In 1808 the Albion Brewery was built near the old Mile End Turnpike by the landlord of the Blind Beggar, Richard Ivory."
The Mann Crossman Paulin names were new partners/owners.
Anyway, I want to know more.
The quote in the original post says "Manufactured for S.B.L. Elephant Pottery S.E.1 "
S.B.L. stands for, I think, SHORTER BROTHERS LIMITED.
So, after trawling through my explanation, does anyone know more please.
My reason for asking is that Shorter is my maiden name, and I was born in Hackney, and am doing my Family History
Wednesday 9 October 2019 4.00pm
Just what I need...a project! Lol

www.simplyshorter.co.uk.

Lots of shorter names on various sites name father and son etc. All relating to potteries, some in Midlands. Will have another scout around later.
Thursday 17 October 2019 1.30pm
The local history section of John Harvard Library on Borough High St has lots of potentially useful info if you're able to get there... Copies of Post Office directories etc.
https://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library?chapter=9

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