Vincent Broomhall

Vincent Broomhall was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1906, where he died in 1991. He studied at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute of Technology. He worked as a decal designer for Palm, Fechteler & Co. in East Liverpool, Ohio, in the early 1930s. From 1935 to 1944, he was the director for Edwin M. Knowles China Company in West Virginia, where he worked with decal manufacturers to simplify the multicolor prints on the company’s china pieces. It was also during that time that Broomhall, together with Herbert A. Smith, obtained a patent for the Streamline cup design (1935), which patent was assigned to the Salem China Company, located in Salem, Ohio. He left the Edwin M. Knowles China Company in 1944 to start up Continental Kilns, for which he was the general manager. From 1962 until 1973, he was art director of Homer Laughlin China Company in Newell, West Virginia, and designed the Victoria shape. He was also president and sales manager of the Steubenville division of the Canonsburg Pottery Company in Pennsylvania. He served as chair of the Art and Design Committee for the United States Potters Association’s exhibit at the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair.

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