Through this, he gained knowledge and experience of the business world. At this time, Boston was the major metropolis of New England, the Eastern Seaboard, and served as the heart of old America. Walker, as well as many other youthful New Englanders, were drawn to the opportunity of the Mid-West and beyond, largely due to the expansion and development of the railway. Adult life[ edit ] Throughout his life, Walker remained an American citizen.
Manufacturing would resume on Monday, May 7. Walker as president of the company, and Mr. Bailey as vice president and general manager.
Beginning with a small work force, the company was expected to grow to at least employees. The new management moved quickly.
The company did grow in size and in the variety of products. In addition to normal dinnerware, the company produced many commemorative plates and a number of specialty items.
In the product line was expanded further with the addition of vitrified china for tea rooms. In the name of the company was changed to The Walker China Company.
Walker, a second-generation Walker, became vice-president, later to become president of the company. The ad in the Bedford Directory included chinaware for steamships. By hospitals, cafeterias, schools, and motels had been added.
A article in Ceramic Aqe noted that versatility, quality, and fast delivery was keeping Walker China Co.
The article further states that implementation of new developments enabled the company to satisfy its growing share of the market. Employment wasproducing different shapes in a variety of colors to match customer specifications, with nationwide distribution.
As was the case with other Bedford industries, ownership eventually changed from the founding families to outside interests. And so, inownership changed from the Walker family, and the company became a Division of Alco Standard Corp.
In there was no listing for the former china plant. Bedford had lost one of its prominent industries — one that had widespread recognition. Over a period of almost sixty years Bailey-Walker and The Walker China Company not only provided many jobs to residents of Bedford and surrounding communities, it also was active in the community.
It was a true contributor to the life of Bedford. Over the years millions of products from the china works were shipped throughout the country. It would be difficult to estimate how many are still in use in restaurants, churches, hospitals, and other institutions.
Many of the products have been donated to the Bedford Historical Society, and can be found in the Museum.
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