Laughlin Potters
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The following come from a 1912 Homer Laughlin catalog.

Various pictures Laughlin pottery workers taken at the early part of the 20th Century.

In front of plant number 4 in Newell, dated 1919.

The man on the far left is identified as Fred Smith. Photo courtesy: Dave and Donna Smith

This was taken when plant 5 in Newell was new. Circa 1914-1915.

Vote Wet!

Homer Laughlin baseball team from 1937. On the reverse are names of the players, and their jobs at HLC or what they would go on to do.

Front, left to right:

  • Eddie Mosser - Attorney in Cadiz
  • Carol Meeks - Millworker, now in Calif.
  • Hugh Simmons - Brother of Harry, worked at HLC #8 warehouse, then to Crucible
  • Rich Mosser - Warehouse, HLC
  • ? Buben [webmaster's note: possibly Lewis Buben]

    Second, left to right:

  • Billy Watson - Dipper at HLC
  • Smith Manson - Brother of Sheeny, kiln placer
  • Thurmon (Newt) Mosser, Forman at #4 Warehouse
  • Leroy Reardon - Killed in plane crash, Foreman at #4 and #5 Bisque warehouse
  • John Pittenger, Lab at HLC
  • Harry Simmons - Brother of Hughey, #6 and #7 Warehouse foreman
  • Everet Ash - Warehouseman at #4

    Back, left to right:

  • Orlin Thorne - Glaze room
  • F. Bailey - Clayshop at HLC
  • Vern Bailey (umpire) - Clayshop
  • Walkie Kimble (inset) - Worked at HLC then to Calif., Played in minor league
  • Joe Dickey - Production manager at HLC
  • Sheeny Manson - Coach of team -- also football coach in Newell
  • Vic Vanniman

  • This set of photos are from the collection of The Fiesta® Tableware Company, circa 1940.

    Eula Simmons, far left and Bonnie Raffa, far right.

    These pictures come from the collection of Merle Scott.

    The following set comes from 1979 editions of The Potters Herald,
    a small monthly newspaper put out by the pottery unions.

    Undated set of factory pictures, circa 1983.

    Factory museum with Ed Carson

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