OK I "think" I have solved the DS monogram mystery, but would welcome thoughts from anyone with access to old Pottery and Glass Gazettes
for a bit of checking if possible please to see if this company shows up with a Regent of London
advert connection ... this is what I have so far (plus the other LG notices that fall between 1982-1985) ...
DS = David Strasburger Limited
Company Number 00284071
Incorporated on 26 January 1934
Dissolved 26 February 1985David Strasburger
was the patent holder (2 patents) for the brush mechanism that was used by Regent of London
for the hairbrushes supplied with the vanity sets. Naturalisation Application in 1938: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11799712
Reference: HO 334/150/12224
Description: Naturalisation Certificate: David Strasburger. From Germany. Resident in London. Certificate AZ12224 issued 29 July 1938. Date: 1938 July 29THE LONDON GAZETTE, 6th SEPTEMBER, 1938 (page) 5673
Strasburger, David; Germany; Merchant and Manufacturer; 79, Marlborough Mansions, Cannon Hill, West Hampstead, N.W.6. 9 August, 1938.THE LONDON GAZETTE, 20th JULY 1976 (page) 10003
17 Cropthorne Court, London W.9, Fancy Goods Manufacturer. 27th November 1975.
Herbert Smith & Co., 62 London Wall, London, EC2R 7JP. (Bertram Strasburger, Frederick Alexander Mann and Donald Francis Sharpe.) 24th September 1976 (505)THE LONDON GAZETTE, 5th APRIL 1982 (page) 4717
DAVID STRASBURGER LIMITED
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 293 of the Companies Act 1948, that a Meeting of the Creditors of the above-named Company will be held at Oddfellows Hall, Clarence Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on Tuesday, 20th April 1982, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of having a full statement of the position of the Company's affairs, together with a list of the Creditors of the Company and the estimated amount of their claims, laid before them, and for the purpose, if thought fit, of nominating a Liquidator and of appointing a Committee of Inspection.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
M. Crisswell, Director
31st March 1982. (129)THE LONDON GAZETTE, 24th JANUARY 1985 (page) 1055
DAVID STRASBURGER LIMITED
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to sections 300 and 341 (1) (b) of the Companies Act 1948, that a Meeting of the Creditors of the above-named Company will be held at 11-13 Waterloo Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5LB, on Tuesday, 26th February 1985, at 11.30 o'clock in the forenoon precisely, for the purpose of having an account laid before them, and to receive the report of the Liquidator showing how the winding-up of the Company has been conducted and its property disposed of, and of hearing any explanation that may be given by the Liquidator; also of determining the manner in which the books, accounts, papers and documents of the Company, and of the Liquidator therefore, shall be disposed of. Proxies to be used at the Meeting must be lodged with the Liquidator at 11-13 Waterloo. Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5LB, not later than 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the day before the Meeting.
J. E. Francis, Liquidator
17th January 1985. (814)
It doesn't tell us who made the glass but by pinning down the DS it might help us take the search a bit further, and gives us a name to search for in glass company production records if we can find them.