Maling and other Tynside Pottery
By R.C Bell
(Shire, Paperback, 9780852637920, 32pp.)
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
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In its centenary year of 1862 the Maling factory was producing 90 per cent of the jam jars used in England and Scotland. Thousands more were exported and they became synonymous with Rington's tea and Keillers marmalade, other uniquely British companies. With the aid of over 50 illustrations, this book traces the development of Maling and other Tyneside potteries and explores the makers' marks. A thoroughly detailed and perfect introduction to the different designs created, Maling and Tyneside Pottery provides the opportunity to marvel at the beauty of such craftsmanship.
R. C. Bell was born in 1917 in Sudbury, Ontario, and came to England in 1928. He qualified MB BS (London) in 1941. He became a plastic surgeon but is now retired. He has a large collection of old games and has written five books in the Shire 'Discovering' series, including Discovering Old Board Games.