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Glance at the Past - Pottery Works

Beginning in 1876, many homes in Grand Rapids planted their flowers in hand made pots created by John Lipzinski.
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John Lipzinski made a lot of pots in his facility which stood at the city limits of Michigan and Eastern in 1876.  He used an old fashioned hand press for flower pots and a more modern press for molding pots.  The hand made pots were used widely in homes for their amazing quality, while machine made pots were used in greenhouses.  The kiln used to fire the pots could hold up to 15,000 averaged sized pots!

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