Roy â€” See Strange & Rare
, The Glass Circle, 1987, item 181.
The Thomas Gammon registration of 12 October 1849 is not too difficult to find. I've had two of the fine quality lidded pickle jars through my hands, and I'm sure that I've seen jelly glasses with the same registration.
The pickle is interesting as it is a complex and sophisticated production, very much the equal in standard of the later early Manchester pickle jars and cruet bottles. I've never seen anything which could be considered an early stage in the development of the pressed glass techniques used on these pieces.
Here's a much later (1910) example of the same pressed glass technology:
I wonder where this technology was developed, presumably earlier in the 1840s?