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Offline Greg.

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Some Riihimaki Veturipullo and Aurinkopullo I have pulled together - Enjoy  :)



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Re: Some Riihimaki Veturipullo & Aurinkopullo Pics for your Delectation
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 06:46:33 PM »
Enjoyed! :)
Just for those (like me) who do not know (yet) that much: ( I just happened to read about this, I hope it's all exact:)

Veturipullo (=locomotive bottle) was designed by Erkkitapio Siiroinen for the 100 year jubilee of Riihimäki-St.Petersburg railway in 1970.
15000 pcs was then produced. And later some 1000-2000 pc lot. Then the last lot was produced in 1995 with a special deal between Siiroinen and "JL-lasi" (in Riihimäki) all signed and  these look also a bit different from top. They say it was supposed to be a 2000 pc lot but Siiroinen passed away in 1996 and there were only 312 pieces made.

Aurinkopullo (=sun/solar bottle) is a certain type of science to learn, wow. Several sizes and all made in a different way...  lots of colours. Lots to collect !? :)


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Re: Some Riihimaki Veturipullo & Aurinkopullo Pics for your Delectation
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 07:10:23 PM »
 :hiclp: I think you need to send those uranium ones for me to check out  :clap:


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Re: Some Riihimaki Veturipullo & Aurinkopullo Pics for your Delectation
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 03:35:37 AM »
 :hiclp: Gorgeous.

(This belongs in Scandinavian by the way. I'll move it after you've seen this message.)


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Re: Some Riihimaki Veturipullo & Aurinkopullo Pics for your Delectation
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 09:51:53 AM »
Hi Cathy, no worries, thanks.

Thanks PX for the additional information, some really good info there.

Christine, I've got a couple of other Riihimaki UV pieces that I'm sure you would like to peruse! -out of interest how many pieces of UV glass do you have in your collection...? - There must be a fair old Geiger counter reading coming from Uranium Towers!



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Re: Some Riihimaki Veturipullo & Aurinkopullo Pics for your Delectation
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 11:14:14 AM »
Far too many, but only a couple of Riihimaki, and they're bowls


Offline flying free

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Gorgeous!  I love the round ones.  I have never seen any of these on my travels :'(

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Offline eglass

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Beautiful!

A story about a recent piece from the same company. I found and sold this nice bowl by Aimo Okkolin for Riihimaki a couple of months ago, and it turns out that it was purchased by a family member of Okkolin. The piece is now back in Riihimaki. :)  Kind of nice when that happens.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-12818
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-12819
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-12820
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-12821


Offline Greg.

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Nice story, good to see pieces returning to their country of origin.  Always amazes me where item turn up and the distances they have traveled.


Offline px

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If ever any of you feel bad you have Riihimäki items so far from their origin, please feel free to send them to me!  :angel:

In the meantime: go ahead an collect: I read from this old newspaper article if you collect all Aurinko-bottles you should have at least 76 different pieces !  And that doesn't include Italian or Polish copies known to have been made of the design. :)

 

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