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of Swan Pottery, Keile Street, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. (1922)
of Swan Pottery, Hunt Street, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Telephone: Hanley 7069. (1929)
(Previously: Colclough and Lingard from 1887-1900)
Daniel Lingard joined with James Colclough, Pottery, Tunstall, c.1887 and then formed a company with James Webster (son-in-law to James Colclough) in 1900 (Colclough retained an interest in the works), which lasted until 1972.
They produced tea ware pottery and made their name with 'poor-mans-Crown Derby' - an Amari pattern pottery which was exported all over the world. They were very successful until the beginning of the second world war (1939), after which they had to compete with many other companies. They eventually went out of business when the pottery was pulled down to make way for a new roundabout road scheme in the centre of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.
Originally promoting themselves as "The Teapot Specialists of England Since 1867", they were noted for producing everyday tea service products and associated teawares. The Company made many fine novelty teapots in the period 1935-1955.
After the 1950s the firm ceased production of its novelty teapot range and concentrated on teapot wares, making normal type teapots.
By the time of Daniel Lingard's death in 1913 the company was named Lingard, Webster and Jones.
(The obituary refers to the firm as Lingard, Webster and Jones, and a 1954 newspaper article refers to Lingard, Jones and Webster.