I have previously written about the company known as Buffalo Pottery (later, known as Buffalo China) and its relation to the Larkin Soap Co. (LSC). Significantly, the LSC created Buffalo Pottery (BP) in 1901 as an arm of LSC. Its purpose was to create the pottery that which was given by LSC as premiums in exchange for certificates earned from the purchase of Larkin products. LSC founder and President, John D. Larkin, Sr. (JDL, Sr.) had determined that it would be far more inexpensive to manufacture the china itself, and would assure its availability as compared to purchasing china from other entities.
Officers of the new venture mirrored those of LSC, to wit, JDL, Sr. was President, his son, Charles Larkin, became Vice-President; another son, John Larkin, Jr. (JDL, Jr.) was Treasurer; and became President upon the death of this father in 1926 and Darwin Martin was elected Secretary.