|Caption||Jug, Corn Whiskey|
|Cataloged by||Clayton, Pete|
Jug, Pottery (Old Time Corn Whiskey Jug)
In 1905, The Monmouth Pottery Company was sold, and in 1906 it was merged with six other stoneware companies to create The Western Stoneware Company of Monmouth Illinois. The six companies that merged with The Monmouth Pottery Company to create The Western Stoneware Company were The Weir Pottery Company, Macomb Stoneware Company, Macomb Pottery Company, D. Culbertson Stoneware Company, Clinton Stoneware Company, and Fort Dodge Stoneware.
Each of the seven stoneware companies that merged to form The Western Stoneware Company had one or two stoneware or pottery specialties and each was designated with a specific Plant Number. The Monmouth Pottery Company was designated as Plant Number One, and continued to produce the utilitarian stoneware bowls, churns, and crock jars it had become well known for.