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Offline Glen

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« on: September 20, 2005, 03:05:30 PM »
Does anyone know if Saint Gobain might have made large blow moulded vases, possibly in the 1930s? Maybe for Coty?

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2005, 04:58:37 PM »
Glen,
I have taken the liberty of contacting the company's HQ in France, and once I have a response, will post the translation here.
Regards,
Marcus


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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2005, 05:03:21 PM »
Marcus, thank you so much.  I had viewed their main website and wondered what my chances of doing that might be.......but as I once asked for a tarte des pommes de terre instead of a tarte des pommes, who knows what I might end up with! My French is very, very lacking  :oops:

Thank you again. You are very kind.

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2005, 08:50:31 PM »
I think SG could not possibly say what they manufactured and when; they have sold out their consumer glass factories (at least half a dozen of them including Duralex etc.) to Bormioli Rocco and concentrate on float production and building materials. Not even sure they still run Flaconnerie - the perfume bottle business....
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2005, 06:18:21 AM »
Hi Glen and Ivo,

Ivo, the company still owns the flaconnerie:
http://www.saint-gobain-desjonqueres.fr/parfumerie/uk/add-on/index.asp

Glen do you want me to enquire further, re archive etc?

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2005, 07:15:41 AM »
Marcus, I don't want to waste your time. If you and Ivo feel that there is no chance of them knowing what they did in the past, then I really, truly do not want to waste your precious time.

I am so very grateful to you for responding in this thread.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2005, 08:00:22 AM »
Hi Glen,
The enquiry has now been passed to the company historian.... and have been promised a response shortly.
Regards,
Marcus


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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005, 09:35:22 PM »
Hi Glen,
Have been sent three files by S-G. Will check these out for you. Would you please be so kind as to forward and image of the vases concerned, so that I may try to progress this further on your behalf?
TIA,
Marcus


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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005, 10:00:32 PM »
Dooooohhhhhh..... two out of three postings anonymously.... How bad is that????
Sorry,
Marcus


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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2005, 11:35:50 AM »
Courtesy of M. Jacques Durand's secretary:

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Nous avons retrouvé un historique de la Chapelle paru dans Le Groupe d'histoire locale La Chapelle Saint-Mesmin, mars 1988. Les établissements Dessaux possédaient une distillerie à La Chapelle Saint-Mesmin qui fut transformée partiellement en 1927 en verrerie. En 1930, la société des parfums Coty acquiert la verrerie et constitue la Société des Verreries de La Chapelle Saint-Mesmin, rachetée par Saint-Gobain en 1934. La parfumerie Coty restera cliente de Saint-Gobain qui continue à fabriquer les emballages de parfumerie.



We have found a history of La Chapelle, which came from the local history group of La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, in 1988.  The company Dessaux owned a distilerry, which was partially converted to a glass factory in 1927. In 1930, Coty acquired the glass-works, and formed "La Societe des Verreries da La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin" which was purchased by Saint-Gobain, in 1934. Coty remained a major client.

I would like to thank Mme Nathalie Duarte, Saint-Gobain's Archivist, for her work in making the information available to us.

regards,

Marcus

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