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New Book - A History of Glassmaking in London by David C. Watts.


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This book traces for the first time the history of glassmaking as it relates to and occurred in London from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is divided into two parts; first a general history of events and second; a detailed investigation of over 30 glasshouses, who ran them, what they made and where they were located in London.

CHAPTER HEADINGS,  Part 1     1. Southwark and the First Connections with Glass.     Part 2.    9. Greenwich Glasshouses.
                                          2. Medieval Southwark.                                                      10. Woolwich Glasshouse and the Henzeys in Ireland.
                                          3. The Southwark School of Glass Painters.                            11. The Winchester Glasshouse.
                                          4. The First Glassmakers.                                                    12. John Bowles and the Vauxhall Glasshouses.
                                          5. From Verzelini to Patent of Privilege.                                  13. Bear Garden Glasshouses: Crown Window Glass.
                                          6. The Glassmaking process.                                                14. Pike Green Glasshouse: Lighting London.
                                          7. Edward Lord Zouche and Glassmaking with Coal.                  15. Savoy Glasshouses and the Invention of Lead Crystal.
                                          8. Sir Robert Mansell's Glassmaking Monopoly.                         16. Stony Street Glasshouses.
                                                                                                                                17. Falcon and Gravel Lane Glasshouses.
                                                                                                                                18. Kings Arms Stairs Glasshouse.
                                                                                                                                19. Salisbury Court, Whitefriars and Blackfriars Glasshouses.
                                                                                                                                20. Goodman's Yard, Saltpetre Bank and Red Maid Lane Glasshouses.
                                                                                                                                21. Glasshouse Fields.

                                                                             180 full colour pages, size A4. ISBN 978-0-9562116-0-6.

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I have the book and would like to seek your help, re: John A. Service (in London 1890s).

James Measell


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