My name is Karl-Heinz Cegla from Norway.
I try to find out more about the glassmaker family Brun (also called Brunn, Bronne, Braun) They were travelling around in Europe. 1740 Nicolaus Brun (Brunn/Bronne) and his family worked at a glasfactory in Ilmenau (Germany). Brun (Norwegian, French) = Brown (English)= Braun (German)
Later on about 1745 they moved on to Norway and worked at NĂ¶stetangen glashytte and Aas grĂ¶nne glashytte. I do not know if this family originally came from Netherland, France or Germany.
Around 1755 several glassworkers with English names came to NĂ¶stetangen glashytte in Norway. I read about names like James Keith, Thomas Lochland, William Fagnell, Joseph Pyne, Thomas Sims, James Swinger, Joseph Thomson and a WILLIAM BROWN. I do not know if there is any connection between my Brun-family and the Brown-family in England. If you have any information about the glassmaker William Brown please let me know.
If you know about any other â€śglassmakerforumâ€ť with persons who exchange information about glass history or a person who is working with the immigration of glassworkers to England please let me know.
Best regards from Norway