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Offline paradisetrader

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2005, 05:07:48 PM »
Interesting thread from before my time.
Maybe of interest to newer members and may benefit from a new airing ?
Or did you reach some conclusions not reported here, Chris ?
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2005, 06:17:35 PM »
I don't remember reading this last time round.  I'm intrigued and rather cynical.  If this magic material was much cheaper than traditional raw materials, why didn't Sowerbys just shut up about it, use it and pocket the difference?

I think my grandfather would have been clerk/cashier at Sowerbys in 1890.  I'm sure he wouldn't have been involved in anything slimy, but I'm still cynical!!

Yes please, did anything further come to light?

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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2005, 09:49:11 PM »
Hi Adam,

I got no further with this. The sowerby advert can be found here :

http://www.stewart-consultancy.com/images/peablossomglass.jpg

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Chris
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2005, 11:12:07 PM »
Chris — What a lovely advertisement.    Why no American office?

I have tried to visualize Sweet Pea blooms before modern plant breeders intensified and extended their colours.   The nearest I can think of in glass is S&W Alabaster.

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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2005, 07:49:24 PM »
Chris - thanks for that.  I think the inverted commas and the suffix about "glass batch", which of course is the generic name for the mixed raw materials suggests that it is the sort of drivel which advertisers could get away with in those days.  Think patent medicines!!

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