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As the first few buttons are of China made by KSP I think it's worth noting a brief run down of this company see below:
Keele Street Pottery was founded in 1913/15, and was in production until 1950, when it was renamed Staffordshire Potteries Ltd. The letters 'K.S.P' occurs on all post-war products and a basic printed mark was introduced in 1962. .
1915 Establishment of Keele Street Pottery by C.H. Bowers, Elijah Brookes, J.Robinson, and H.W. Pitt
1916 Commenced mass production of once fired egg cups
WWII Closed under Concentration of Industries Act and used by government to store shell cases
1946 Re-opened with 5 bottle ovens, producing once fired white cups
1947 Product range extended to include ornamental ware, cottage ware and other fancies
1947-1949 Acquisition of other companies
Paramount Pottery Ltd., Hanley (estd. 1946) “ white cups & cottage ware
Winterton Pottery Ltd., Longton (estd. 1927) “ dinner & tea wares
Thomas Cone Ltd., Alma Works, Longton (estd. 1892) “ dinner & tea wares
Collingwood Bone China Ltd. (estd. 1887)
Conway Pottery Ltd., Fenton (estd.1930) “ white cups
Piccadilly Pottery, Tunstall (estd. 1946) - wholesaler
Lawton Pottery, Tunstall
1949 49% of shares sold to South Western Industrial Gas and Water Corporation
1950 Name changed to Staffordshire Potteries Limited
1951 Became a quoted public company. Began to lease buildings at Meir Airport
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