Martin Stoneware Pipe Ltd

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Background

Michael Martin established Martin Stoneware in 1921. Creswick Brick, Tile and Potteries was leased in 1925 after that company being forced into liquidation. Ballarat Pottery Works was purchased in 1927.[1]

Martin Stoneware manufactured stoneware pipes, sewerage fittings, building bricks, agricultural drain tiles, fire bricks, fire blocks, ornamental bricks and chimney pots. [2]

In 1957 the company had expanded its operations and opened a new factory adjacent to their old building in Creswick Road.Mitchell, James. (c. 1972). [3]

Location

In 1938 Martin Stoneware Pipe Ltd had a depot office at 12 Main Street Ballarat east, and incorporated Ballarat Pottery and Black Hill Brick Company. [4]


The People

In 1937 H.F. Gough was the Secretary of Martin Stoneware Pipe Ltd.[5]


Also See

Ballarat Pottery Works

Grenville College

Other Ceramic Product Manufacturing

References

  1. Progress in the Shire of Ballarat. Ballarat: Shire of Ballarat.
  2. 'One Hundred Years: Official Programme and History of Ballarat for its Centenary Celebrations 1938.
  3. Progress in the Shire of Ballarat. Ballarat: Shire of Ballarat.
  4. 'One Hundred Years: Official Programme and History of Ballarat for its Centenary Celebrations 1938.
  5. Ballarat Courier, 30 July 1937.

--C.K.Gervasoni 13:18, 21 February 2011 (EST)

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