This post is to thank every one from this Board who has been so generous with their knowledge and also to encourage new members.
It is the first glass buy since joining the Board, which I have bought with confidence and confirmed by my own searching. http://tinypic.com/mbtqv7.jpghttp://tinypic.com/mbtr0z.jpg
It is S696f and the unmodified form of the orange glass.
That means the earlier orange glass with yellow, custardy trails.
There were only 390 of this flower bowl, passed inspection, in total, [unmodified and modified]. The modified orange, which was an attempt to overcome the difficulties of making it, was darker and reddish.
This is the site that gave me most of the information that I needed to confirm. It is a great site and they are very helpful if e-mailed. http://www.cloudglass.com/home.htm
The history of the firm is really interesting and some aspects really captured my imagination. Such as that the orange cloud glass was so hard to make, that the glass makers, who were usually paid by the piece, were put on an hourly rate. And that the glass was considered too gaudy for the British market, so was shipped to Australia, where two of the Davidson brothers had emigrated to. Because it was during the Depression years, they shipped food back in return.
Sorry, this is a little non technical!
Anyway, I am celebrating four anniversaries this year and my second oldest son's 21st', so bottoms up.
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