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Offline keith

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Molyneux Webb question,
« on: May 08, 2011, 11:56:46 AM »
A piece my brother just got,dated and id'd from the reg' mark, the company closed in 1927,the question he wants to know is were the mould patterns used later or sold to later factories?


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Re: Molyneux Webb question,
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 01:48:00 PM »
Hi Keith,

Have a look at my website for all things Molineaux & Webb

http://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home

They liquidated in 1929. The only info I have about what was sold on comes from the following note at time of liquidation:

William Davies & Son have been instructed to sell by auction on Wednesday the 6th day of November 1929, at eleven o'clock at the Works, 6 Kirby Street, off Mill Street, Ancoats, in the city of Manchester, the Whole of the MANUFACTURED GLASS WARE of the Company, comprising Antique Glass, Cut Electrio Standards, Scent Bottles, Biscuit Barrels, Compotes and Wine Glasses, Water Bottles, Compotes Nappies, Measures, Celery Glasses, Tumblers, Wine Glasses, Electric Standards, Lamp Chimneys, Salad Bowls, Biscuit jars, Honey Jars, Chemical Ware, and other miscellaneous Glassware.  The above will be offered in large or small lots to suit purchasers.

I don't know if the moulds were sold on but I note that if you type "pressed glass" into the following site dealing with discontinued lines, one of the items they have for sale is a MolWebb Greek Key item. I don't know if they pick up one off pieces from various places or if it's a genuine discontinued line - doubt they would have it continuously in stock from 1929...

http://chinasearch.co.uk/buy/

Oh, I should also say that the buildings continued to be used as a glassworks until at least the early 1960s so it's possible the moulds stayed on site and continued to be used.


Offline neilh

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Re: Molyneux Webb question,
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 02:50:11 PM »
Also from 1935 - mentions glass moulds:

THE MANCHESTER FLINT GLASS CO. LTD
By Order of W.S. Berry Esq., Receiver for the debenture-holder.
 
FOR SALE BY AUCTION (unless previously sold by private treaty), on the premises, on TUESDAY the 21st MAY, 1935 at 11am.
 
FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD CANALSIDE PROPERTY
known as
The Manchester Flint Glass Works, Kirby Street, Ancoats,
Site Area about 6,022 square yards.
Partly covered with substantial well-lighted buildings.
FLOOR SPACE ABOUT 6,000 SQ. YDS.
Subject to Ground Rents amounting to £283 18s 6d per annum
To be immediately followed in lots in detail of the
GLASS-MAKING PLANT & MACHINERY,
 
including
 
a Stiefel Pattern 30-Ton CONTINUOUS OIL-FIRED RECUPERATIVE TANK, TWO 2 1/2 Ton RECUPERATIVE DAY TANKS, Nine Ulrich and Christl HAND-POWER CONTINENTAL PRESSES, Two Flatting Machines, Two Lehrs, Continuous Oil-fired and Pan Annealing Furnaces, 54in to 108in wide; Twelve Glory Holes, a Bailey Twin-Cylinder MOTOR-DRIVEN AIR COMPRESSOR, 164 cubic feet per minute; Six MOTOR-DRIVEN FANS, LATHES, Drilling machines, Vices, Shalting, Benches, Large Quantity of GLASS MOULDS, various; Oil Storage Tanks, Office Furniture, and numerous other effects.
 
SPECIAL NOTE - These assets will only thus be dealt with if not previously disposed of as a whole, and any offer for the Glass Works as equipped with Plant and Machinery would be favourably considered prior to the auction.


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Re: Molyneux Webb question,
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 03:07:41 PM »
Thanks neilh,
 I'll pass this info onto him,it might turn out that he's older than the bowl :24: :24:


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Re: Molyneux Webb question,
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 11:46:56 AM »
Why the question? Does he think it might be a repro? If so, why? It would surprise me if it was.


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Re: Molyneux Webb question,
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 12:15:42 PM »
No, he just wanted some info' on the piece,he's not a 'glassie' he just gets what he likes the look of,sometimes he does well other times :spls: for example he recently got a large Kralik bowl 99p!


 



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