Bo'ness Pottery records
Mid 19th Century-Late 19th Century
Plan of Bo'ness Pottery
John Marshall, a corn merchant and brother in law of James Jamieson, became the new owner and the firm was known as John Marshall & Co. Three new bottle kilns were built and the workforce expanded to to 149 by 1861.. In 1867 his brother in law William McNay became a partner. during this period a large export trade developed. In 1879 John Marshall died and William McNay died the year after. McNay's brother, Charles, ran the company until John Marshall jnr took over in 1886. In 1898 after the collapse of one of the floors of the pottery stores, with the loss of a large export order, the company went into liquidation and the company was broken up.
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