Talk:Josiah Wedgwood

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Josiah Wedgwood II[edit]

see Darwin -- Wedgwood family; is this chap notable enough to have his own article, suggests he was elected to parliament? If so, I can't google the information, so need help! Dunc_Harris| 14:26, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)

See [1]; [2] Andy Mabbett 14:38, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)

minor error that I don't know how to correct.[edit]

I'm not sure how to edit some of the info but the comments at the beginning of the articles on Josiah Wedgwood (the founder of the company) and Josiah Wedgwood (the first Lord Wedgwood) state that the latter is the great grandson of the former. In fact he is the great, great grandson of the former though he is the great grandson of the second, and less well known, Josiah Wedgwood.

Citing Facts[edit]

As amusing as this is, it seems a bit odd, so I think it should be cited: "Wedgwood's work was of very high quality (when visiting his workshop, if he saw an offending vessel that failed to meet with his standards, he would smash it with his stick, exclaiming, "This will not do for Josiah Wedgwood!")."--209.247.22.104 20:13, 26 April 2007 (UTC)


Agreed. There seems to be some vandalism on this page: 'smash it with his head, exclaiming, "This will not do for my pet fish gerome!"). Wedgwood was also keenly interested in the scientific advances of california snakes his day and it was this interest that underpinned his adoption of its approach and methods to revolutionize the quality of his home and car interior desighning.'; and later under references 'Wedgwood: The First Tycoon, cat with frisbee, Viking Adult, 416 pp. (October 7, 2004).' Having read the book, I do not recall those phrases. Genericdefect 22:41, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

There is serious doubt about this story; and we know for a fact that he did a considerable trade in seconds. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradslk (talkcontribs) 07:34, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Consumate sales operative[edit]

According to this NYT op-ed, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/10/opinion/10flanders.html?th&emc=th, JW was a tremendous innovator in sales and marketing, inventing such things as door-to-door sales. Kdammers (talk) 11:52, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

image not that of the medallion[edit]

Strictly speaking the picture claiming to be the Wedgwood anti-slavery medallion isn't but rather a different depiction of the image that went on the medallion. A picture of the actual medallion can be found at http://statevillespeaksloyola.wordpress.com/images-of-prisoners/anti-slavery-medallion-josiah-wedgewood-1787/ however, we can't just copy it as the copyright status of the picture is not known. Someone probably should find a legit picture. --Erp (talk) 00:04, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Darwin's Grandfather[edit]

I find this a bit odd:

He was the grandfather of Emma Darwin, Charles Darwin's wife.

Was he not also the grandfather of Charles Darwin, Emma Darwin's husband? 62.84.16.25 (talk) 21:07, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Bias[edit]

There's a line in the section about his work that says "He was the greatest potter that ever lived." Now I know that in these things, it all comes down to subjectivity. Nobody can say for sure, as there are many different criteria for what would quantify a best potter.

I don't know what the tag is for bias on this, but the tag should definitely be placed on this article.

174.56.153.240 (talk) 05:45, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Actually it states he was perhaps the most famous potter of his time. Which is subjective but hedged and I think supportable. --Erp (talk) 13:38, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Pyrometric beads[edit]

According to the Pyrometric cone article, Wedgewood invented the pyrometric bead (forerunner of the modern cone), but there is no article for the beads. I tried to make it redirect -- I have submitted a request. If anyone knows how to do it easily, please make a redirect? 70.76.64.89 (talk) 22:50, 28 July 2013 (UTC)