Hi, I have just posted this on Whitefriars.com
" Hi All, Steve Leslie is the WINNER !!!!!! " Who is Boffo" was his comment and 650 was his estimate of the number made. Here is the number made....... But just one final twist.
If Brian had reduced his estimate of 11,826 by 4039 he would have triumphed. Do the maths and you will have the ANSWER... In 30mins I will post the totals for each of the 6 colours. I can reveal that Golden Amber is the rarest followed by Twighlight, Flint, Ruby, Ocean Green and finally Arctic Blue. The first ones made ( Qty. 41) were on Monday W/E 9.1.60 and the last batch (Qty. 102) on Friday 24.11.62 .
I would like to add that I would have been way out with my estimate, even Ray Annenburg (Ex. Whitefriars Gaffer) only guessed half the amount Boffo made. Ray pointed out to me that Boffo was the "Gaffer" of a team known as a "Chair". He would have had a " Footmaker" who gathers the glass. A " Servitor" who does the initial shape and then passes the iron to Boffo, who works his magic !!....... and a "Boy who takes the finished piece to the Lehr. See http://www.whitefriars.com/my_photo.php?Id=2702
for a typical week.
The total made however was probably solely due to the demand from the retail outlets selling at the time. Perhaps the fact that his final batch was made at the end of 1962 and his final workbook entry was end of May 1964 probably means that the Whitefriars sales Team did a good job selling to the shops but the public demand was not there. I think the retail price was quite high.
Regards Patrick... Ps. Get those calculators out and find the total."
PLEASE NOTE THE WINNER HERE IS xxxxx RUTH BRADWELL xxxxxxx for a while I thaught Frank was going to be the winner.....