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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Canonsburg Pottery

  • The company was founded in 1900 as the Canonsburg China Company by John George. In 1909, the name was changed to Canonsburg Pottery Company.

Family Ties

  • W.S. George, uncle to Canonsburg Pottery Co. founder John George, also headed an American china company. The W. S. George Pottery Company was a United States pottery manufacturer with facilities in Ohio and Pennsylvania between 1904 and 1960. In 1910 the company opened a manufacturing facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania .

  • The company remained in the George family until 1975, when it was sold to Angelo Falconi. 
  • It closed in 1978.