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Steubenville Pottery (1881-1960) was founded by a group of Steubenville businessmen who persuaded A. B. Beck, a Staffordshire potter, to come to Steubenville to set up a pottery. The city had several important prerequisites for a pottery: easy transportation via the river and the Pan Handle Railroad, coal beds inside the city, and a ready supply of workers. The first kiln was drawn in 1881. In 1895 the factory converted to gas-fired kilns and employed over 200 workers.