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Offline Gary

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Pirelli glass Babycham glassesM
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:41:41 PM »
My Gran ran a pub in Perth during 50s and 60s and was given these as Babycham promotional box set (sadly box lost). I believe that Vasart had a contract from Pirelli to decorate the glasses.
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Re: Pirelli glass Babycham glassesM
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 08:42:55 AM »
Yes but so did several other companies over the long life of the product. Nazeing also made some of the blanks, but not all. The company has no historical records of their glass decorators.
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Re: Pirelli glass Babycham glassesM
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 12:08:13 AM »
Hi Gary,
Your glasses are almost certainly Vasart or Pirelli - its a long and fascinating story. Feel around in the bottom of your glasses. Do you feel a rough patch? If so that was done with a diamond drill during the late 1950s or 1960s and both Vasart and Pirelli did this as well as attaching and firing the decoration and the gold rims. The purpose of the rough patch was to encourage the bubbles to start from the bottom. I have some great first hand accounts of this which will be in my book on London Lampworkers which I hope to have finished soon.
The glass itself wasn't made at Vasart nor Pirelli. They bought in the glasses mostly Pilkington's Ravenhead but also from elsewhere probably including Nazeing.
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Re: Pirelli glass Babycham glassesM
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 07:13:25 PM »
Hi Angela
Thanks for the info, the glasses do indeed have a rough patch at the bottom of each glass.
Also the bottle of Babycham that came with the set has the date 1960 on the label.
Gary



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Re: Pirelli glass Babycham glassesM
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 06:27:58 PM »
ive seen the boxes on ebay in the past, be nice to get one to complete your set


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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 11:07:17 AM »
I checked on ebay, there was a few boxes with six glasses and two with a bottle of Babycham and two glasses but no empty boxes. I am not holding much hope of getting an empty box (for six glasses and one bottle of Babycham)  as it was a promotional gift and not intended for resale and therefore not mass produced.
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Re: Pirelli glass Babycham glassesM
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 03:21:08 PM »
oh right i didnt think about the bottle having been in the box with the glasses, if i come across or see one al let you know,


 

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