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Author Topic: Helen Turner for Pilkington Bros. - Royal Commemorative Medal  (Read 1712 times)

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Offline David E

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Re: Helen Turner for Pilkington Bros. - Royal Commemorative Medal
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2009, 03:23:18 PM »
Thanks for that Anne. I suspect they were winging it as Pilkington is based at St. Helens and it does mention "one of the group's factories". Surely they would simply mentions Pilks if it did indeed make it?

There's no doubt that Chance did make pressed items, and also made several commemorative items for Pilks, so I would still suggest Chance was the likeliest candidate.
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Re: Helen Turner for Pilkington Bros. - Royal Commemorative Medal
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 06:43:30 PM »
As an update, Ray has clarified the position:

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My thoughts and contacts were all with the Pilkington name, I know of no others.  As a Chief Engineer in the P.B. group we used to meet every month as a committee to further the engineering within the group.  The host works used to arrange for a visit around the factory before the meeting.  Consequently we got ideas and got to know what other works did.  As far as I was concerned they all made flat glass in all its forms apart from Fibreglass.  That is why I think C.Bs were the only works in the group capable of making these medals.
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Re: Helen Turner for Pilkington Bros. - Royal Commemorative Medal
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2009, 10:16:48 AM »
Thanks, David, for putting so much time/effort into this attribution, as usual.  :hiclp:

And, as usual, if you ever want any high-res images for your own records or publications, then please let me know.

 

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