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    The Brantford Pottery - Archaeology dig ROM book

    not sure where to post this but found this book a couple weeks back , an older couple had it for sale at a show .

    it was published in 1968 by the Royal Ontario Museum and is about a dig in Brantford Ontario , where a lot of old pottery was found . at a previous industry site where they made old pottery at some point .

    I haven't had time to read thru the entire book yet but though I'd share it in case anyone else found it interesting ,

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    That looks like it could be an interesting and informative book. The history of a company can be as interesting as the things they made. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice find! I love coming across obscure books on specific topics like that. I'm surprised to see that archaeologists in the 60s were even interested in pottery that was only 90 years old, I have a hard time imagining an archaeological dig being done today on a pottery factory from 1930. Did the site go back a lot further than the 1870s items shown?

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    the book seems to mention 1850 as the start date for the site , so it was an older site and it appears they found a lot of stuff , all pottery , no glass bottles are shown

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    Nice find, I am possibly getting a copy from a friend, the Brantford pottery was started in 1849 by Justus Morton and came to Canada West in 1848-49 from Lyons N.Y. The crock on the cover is an incised piece of which very few were made in Canada. I was able to purchase one of Mortons & Co. incised crocks this past spring and in doing my research I have found no other pieces made with the incised decoration.

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    pictures of the Morton Crock

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    Brewster113, That is a fantastic piece of pottery. Thanks for posting the picture of it.

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    Wow, that crock is stunning! I don't think I've ever seen a design anywhere close to that on antique pottery before. It's so detailed!



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