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Stangl Pottery's early history goes back to 1814 when it started as Hill Pottery (founded by Samuel Hill) in Flemington, New Jersey. When Samuel Hill died in 1958 the company was bought by a former employee named Abram Fulper. He renamed the company The Fulper Pottery Company and extended their line to include stoneware articles and tile.

In the early 1900s Fulper, now run by William Hill Fulper II, began experimentation with art pottery and hired Johan Martin Stangl as a ceramic chemist. Stangl left Fulper in 1914 to work for Haeger Brick and Tile Company but returned in 1918 and soon became Vice President of the company. He accepted the role as President in 1926 and created the Fulper/Stangl logo.

Martin Stangl bought William Fulper's share of the Fulper Pottery Company when William Fulper died in 1928 and changed the Fulper / Stangl brand names and logos with The Stangl trademark. The company did not legally change its name to the Stangl Pottery Company until December 28, 1955.

Stangl became know for its brightly colored table ware and reasonably priced art pottery. Production of underglazed mass-produced, hand-decorated dinnerware began in 1937. These dinnerware lines were the backbone of the Stangl Pottery Company's existence.

Stangl started producing realistic, eye-catching, bird figures in the 1930s and these become so popular in the 1940s that many workers were added to keep up with the market.

Stangl continued to grow and produce art pottery and dinnerware through the 50s. When Martin Stangl died in 1972 the Stangl Pottery company was sold to Frank Wheaton. By the mid-1970s due to increasing cost of running a plant Stangl began producing white bodied dinnerware. In 1979 Pfaltzgraff purchased the Fleminton Outlet and all Stangl Pottery was closed. - Information from: "Collectors Encyclopedia of Stangl Dinnerware" by Robert C. Runge, Jr.