1898 trust for white, black, and salt stoneware
The Glazed Stoneware Trust Has Caused Quite a Boom in That Line of Manufac- fc ttire-- Laboring Men Wanted. TVe combination or trust formed by fbe a*aante«turers of (fUzed 8toaew»re, *eatlo«ed yesterday exoluilTely in the fmc, In connection with the voluntary Miae of wage* at the works of the Has otllon Stoneware Co., hai been in ope- nttloa tince September, and »o quietly kM it been conducted that few people Ottteide those directly interested have known at) y thing about it. The Massil- loo Stoneware Co. was one of the first. the combination, and that it has good effects of the move is by its action of Monday in re- g tee wages of its employes to the teale in force prior to last winter's cut. An official of the stoneware company that the organization was an agreement among manufacturers to "insure 1 * a certain scale of prices fo^the product. The combination, or trust or "insurance company," or whatever it may be called has for its purpose the control of the production of white, black and salt glazed stoneware In the United State?, add the fixing and maintaining of prices. It is claimed that the trust has been formed along the' lines of the nail trust. Twenty-six concerns are interested. It is claimed the trust laws will not be violated. The combination represents about 65 per cent, of the entire production of common stoneware in the United States.