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Author Topic: J Tomey & Sons, Makers Eureka Scotch Glass  (Read 1581 times)

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Offline S R Johnson

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« on: March 23, 2006, 10:42:04 PM »
Please, I am cleaning out a hardware store in Ontario, Canada and have found glass tubes of various sizes.  The labels have a trade mark that says J Tomey & Sons, Makers  EST 1855 Eureka Guage Glass.  Also around the label it says Genuine Scotch Guage Glass.  Could anyone tell me what these were for and if there is a market somewhere for them.  Really don't want to throw them out, its heavy walled glass, nice.

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 11:25:39 PM »
Hi,

There is a tiny community of collectors for these, me! On eBay they sell when I don't have an example and go unsold when I do :lol: They were one of John Moncrieff's companies and a brand that was intended to soak up the lower price market. Moncrieff's Perth Gauge glass was the leader at that time. I am still busy on the research of Moncrieff and Tomey but you can see the current state of this research here:

http://www.ysartglass.com/Indexart02.htm

Article: http://www.ysartglass.com/Moncrieff/JohnMoncrieff.htm

Gauge Glass: http://www.ysartglass.com/Moncrieff/Moncrieffgauge1.htm

I would be very interested in buying these from you, you can email me by using the button at the bottom, or reply to the mail advising of the move to this forum.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2006, 10:23:14 PM »
Here is picture of the Tomey works, scroll to bottom of the page. http://www.ysartglass.com/Moncrieff/Moncrieffsite.htm

Does your label look like this one (http://www.ysartglass.com/Moncrieff/Images/TomeyTM1920.jpg), registered in 1920?
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