19 ring binders and bound notebooks of varying sizes, containing thousands of pages of notes, figures, graphs and formulas, in holograph, typescript and printed form, pertaining to all aspects of the chemical analysis of various clays, and the manufacture of ceramics, with particular attention to porcelain and its glazes, and other related materials. Item #51272
Thomas A. Shegog (1869 - 1929), a ceramic engineer, was born in Ireland and died in East Liverpool, Ohio. His professional credentials include: graduate of The Royal College of Sciences, Dublin, Ireland; Fellow, Institute of Chemistry, London, England; City and Guilds Technical Institute of Ceramics, London, England; and Fellow, American Institute of Chemists, New York, U.S.A.
In 1922, Mr. Shegog opened offices in New York as a consulting and research chemist in the field of ceramics, a position he enjoyed with several well known companies, including the Sebring Pottery Company, Sebring, Ohio; Homer Laughlin China Company (Fiesta Ware), East Liverpool, Ohio; Summit China Company, Akron, Ohio; Salem China Company, Salem, Ohio, etc.
This collection of archival materials begins with Mr. Shegog as an Honors student in London, and appears to have been augmented after his death by a later person of similar technical standing, bringing the materials to 1940. It is a highly detailed and historical archive on the ceramics industry, with an emphasis on the ceramics industry centered in Ohio.
Several of the notebooks are partially disbound, with covers to a few of the ring binders lacking. Several pages of an early notebook have chipping with a little loss of text. In all, the condition is good or better.