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Offline Nick77

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Old Advertising Weight
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:41:48 PM »
Thought you might find this one interesting, I have found John Monteath so far in an 1882-83 Glasgow directory listed as wholesale stationers 26 St. Vincent Pi. Glasgow. Don't know what the Pi is maybe should be Pl as there is a St. Vincent Place in Glasgow and St. Vincent street. I'm assuming attributing a maker to these advertising weights is pretty difficult?


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Re: Old Advertising Weight
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 04:57:38 PM »

Hi Nick

I think 'pretty difficult' is a fair description.  Many factories that made clear glass bottles etc could have set up to make them, so I think you are talking hundreds of possible factories around the UK over the period that these were produced. There were probably a few factories that made the majority, but I do not recall seeing any references to them.  Others GMB members may well know more though, as this is a specialised field of collecting.

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 05:12:34 PM »
Many of the general 19th and early 20th C glass catalogues show plain glass paperweight in various shapes. Given the location of the company it was made for, I would say Scottish is not impossible. There were plenty of suitable manufacturers

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