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Hovmantorp label
« on: September 28, 2010, 05:32:17 PM »
Is this a generic label indicating a city or is a label indicating a manufacturer? 
The candlestick is 10-1/2" tall (26.5cm)
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Re: Hovmantorp label
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 06:46:49 AM »
Seems to refer to the factory closed in 1978 according to this:
(Scroll down): http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php?topic=19815.0

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Re: Hovmantorp label
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 01:56:06 PM »
Seems to refer to the factory closed in 1978 according to this:
(Scroll down): http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php?topic=19815.0

Hey thanks px!  The 1978 date is when Elsa Söderberg (designer) died, not when the factory closed - but very helpful nonetheless.  :thup:

I'm still not sure when I see references to Hovmantorp glassworks, that it is referring to a specific company or if it's referring to one of various glass factories in and around Hovmantorp.

Anyone know when those clear plastic type lables started replacing paper labels on glass?

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Re: Hovmantorp label
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 03:34:10 PM »
No but yes!  :) It was a coincidence she died the same year.
I found some information of the history of the factory from this site. (in Swedish) http://www.antikviteter.net/boktips/hovmantorp.htm where it says the factory closed down in 1978.

But, now that I checked it the closing date could have been in 1976 according to this http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_%C3%B6ver_glasbruk_i_Sverige

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Re: Hovmantorp label
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 04:59:58 PM »
Ah, this is great px, Thanks!   Seems spelling of Hofman vs Hovman leads to more information. 

Much appreciated!!!
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