Type(s) of Ware
The original Harker Pottery was founded early in 1840 but they did not begin producing whiteware until 1879. Three generations of Harkers were involved in these potteries. The first was Benjamin who hired John Goodwin to teach his sons, Benjamin Jr. and George S. It was George's son, W. W., who started the production of whiteware. Although Harker Pottery remained in business until 1972, it became the Harker China Co. in 1890 and started producing semi-porcelain.