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Re: Mexborough glass makers 1840
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 02:03:15 AM »
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Re: Mexborough glass makers 1840
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 10:23:40 AM »
Hi

Thanks for the links.  I found a book on Yorkshire glass factories, and there was indeed a glass works in Mexborough when the Gillinders were living there.  It was the Mexborough Flint Glass Works, owned by Ben Micklethwaite, who later sold it to a George Bache (NOT Bacchus!). Much of the accepted history about William Gillinder is incorrect (for example, he did not learn his trade in Birmingham, and it is highly unlikely that he ever worked for Bacchus & Sons) I wrote a detailed article based on factual evidence about William Gillinder's early years for the 2009 PCA Bulletin.

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Re: Mexborough glass makers 1840
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 01:12:52 PM »
Mexborough glass works was set up after the repeal, in 1845, of the Glass Act according to Ashurst but as he gives an 1842 date for a 7 pot furnace, clearly wrong. It did not exist until after Woods were set up in 1832 but somewhere in between then and 1841 from Alan's research census data.
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