Fraternal Order of Elks Beer Stein A2360
Regular price $125.00
Brown china. Measures 5 1/2" x 5" x 4".
The Homer Laughlin China Company began as Laughlin Pottery in East Liverpool, Ohio. The company was started in 1871 by brothers Shakespeare and Homer Laughlin; however, Shakespeare left the company in 1879. In 1889 William Edwin Wells joined Laughlin, and seven years later they incorporated the company. Laughlin sold his interest to Wells shortly thereafter. The firm experienced rapid growth and opened a facility in Newell, West Virginia, in 1903. By the late 1920s all production was centered at the West Virginia factory and the Ohio site was abandoned. Peak production for the company was in 1948 when they produced 10,129,449 dishes.