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Re: Mystery Object
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2007, 10:26:54 PM »
 ::)  Well, yes, it's only the cover...but 'airfield landing light' is really just a convenient term to call it.  I suppose lens or cover for airborne-vehicles-runway-lighting-apparatus might be more suitable.   ;)

So anyway Frank.  You've made three guesses there, but you can only choose one from that list.  Which one is it to be?  ^-^





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Re: Mystery Object
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Re: Mystery Object
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2007, 08:17:43 AM »
Had it been Moncrieff you would have told me before, Nazeing and you would be calling Stephen so I plump for Jobling. Of course there are a few others that do work for Holophane  :angel:
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Re: Mystery Object
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2007, 10:35:16 AM »
Well, that just shows how one can be foiled Frank.  ;)  It's not by Jobling or Moncrieff...and probably I didn't mention this one was 'hot off the press' - it's not second-hand.   ;)

This is by Nazeing  and was kindly donated as my Mystery Object by Stephen P-H last Saturday.  :hiclp:  Thanks Stephen!   :D


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Re: Mystery Object
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2007, 10:58:14 AM »
Is it signed Nazeing? You should be careful to avoid assumption  >:D
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Re: Mystery Object
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2007, 11:49:21 AM »
Actually the complete wording impressed on it is 'Holophane HG 493', so I suppose it could be Holmegaard. >:D ;)

It was an interesting factory tour actually, really great to see pressing going on - traffic light lenses were being made at the time.  I itched to have a set of those!  Also, there was a long table full of old moulds & correlating items which were made from them, that was quite thrilling to see.  I think I'll put those on another thread later today.  :)

Funny really, I'm really into architectural and industrial glass these days.  Maybe I get worried that glass history for those items could be lost due to lack of interest?  Still, with Nazeing's Glass Museum, some of the 20th Centurys' 'ordinary' and factory glass should be preserved now.



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Re: Mystery Object ...from Nazeing
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2007, 04:58:51 PM »
That's good to hear Max. I'm also very interested in the industrial side of glass making, but I don't suppose there are any photos of the tour?

It was strictly verboten at Pilks the other day... :-X
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Re: Mystery Object ...from Nazeing
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2007, 07:43:14 PM »
Who said Davidsons didn't make this one?  I was being a little conservative in saying that it looked like ours.  It's identical.  Unless Holophane managed to find someone else to make them after Davidsons finished (I assume here that Holophane kept going) then it really is Davidsons.

Davidsons made a lot of many different bits of lighting ware for Holophane.  Typically four pots out of around twenty would be devoted to some of the five special compositions for Holophane.

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Re: Mystery Object ...from Nazeing
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2007, 08:38:05 PM »
Hi Adam.  This particular one is definitely Nazeing Glass, I know because I fished it out of a bin of identical style seconds/imperfects at Nazeing during a factory tour just last Saturday.   :)

However....the mould (or the original mould at least) could have been from Davidsons, so maybe that's what you are thinking of?  In effect, I suppose it could be an identical piece, but this one was made last week at Nazeing.   ;) >:D

David:  Yes, I've got some nice photo's - a really cool one of a piano caster and it's own mould.  I was strangely thrilled to see that...and photo's of them pressing the traffic light lenses too.  ::swoon::
I should get out more...   ^-^




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Re: Mystery Object ...from Nazeing
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2007, 08:39:52 PM »
Hi,

If this was made by Davidson, then it is post war. I've checked the production records for the 1930s and this style number was not listed. The highest 'HG' number was 239.

Glassware for Holophane was also made by Chance.

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