Is Home Laughlin Based in China?


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Homer Laughlin is not based in China. According to the company's website, Homer it is a privately held company whose headquarters are located in Newell, West Virginia.

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The company was founded in Ohio in 1871 by brothers Shakespeare and Homer Laughlin. Shakespeare left the company in 1879, but in 1889 Homer Laughlin found a new partner, William Edwin Wells, and the two incorporated the company in 1896. A short time thereafter, Homer sold his rights in the company to Wells. The word "China" in the Homer Laughlin China Company is a reference to the fact that the company primarily sells dinnerware or "china" as it is commonly known.

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