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Offline agincourt17

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Here is a photo of a pressed wine glass, the underside of the foot bearing a raised trademark of ‘H-within-a-diamond’, that of the Heisey Glass Company , Newark, Ohio, US.

The pattern is Colonial which, according to,
http://www.heiseymuseum.org/history.html
“In the late 1890s, Heisey revived the colonial patterns with flutes, scallops and panels which had been so popular earlier in the century. These were so well accepted that from that time on, at least one colonial line was made continuously until the factory closed.”

Of particular interest to me is the fact that surrounding the trademark is the British Rd. No. 350676. This design should have been registered in December 1889 or January 1900 but is not listed at
http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/regnos05.htm

Can a kind GMB member tell me if it appears in the Blue Book, please? If so can they also let me have the precise details of the registrant and registration date?

According to the same source, the trademark “was registered in late 1901” [registered trademark no. 50121]. “The registration papers noted that the mark had been in use since November, 1900. Heisey was proud of it and insisted that all of the glass be marked. In the late years, less of the glass was marked than formerly, but today's collectors are fortunate that so much of it bears the Diamond H.” This RD number must, therefore, have been registered in the interval between the introduction of the trademark and its registration.

There was a whole Heisey suite in Colonial pattern, and I have certainly seen other examples of the stemware with the same RD number on the underside of the foot.

Has anyone seen other trademarked Heisey glass pieces with British RD numbers, and if so, do they have detailed information or even photos to share?


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the No. 350676 pre-dates the Blue Book (which commences with No. 520915 - end Feb. 1908).

Thompson gives the following for your No. ...................Registered on 14th December 1899 to Scotney & Earnshaw - London Merchants & Glass Manufacturers.

Hope this helps. :)


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Thank you, Paul, that's been a great help.

According to
http://glasscottage.net/pressed-amberina/
Scotney and Earnshaw were listed in the ‘Pottery Gazette Diary’ under “Agents for  Foreign Manufacturers” from 1884 to 1901, and specialised in the wholesale distribution of “American Tumblers”.

They also registered design number 64088 [and according to Thompson, 64087] on December 22 1886, 64088 being the “Daisy and Diamond Pattern” [for the decoration of Glassware], and many pieces of pressed glass in this pattern have been found bearing Scotnney and Earnshaw’s registration number, and since Scotney and Earnshaw were not manufacturers… we did find a link between them and Hobbs, Brockunier & Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, who seem to have made articles in this pattern for export.

Interestingly,
http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/Har03Typo-fig-Har03Typo008a.html
shows an advert [dated 1889] for C. Morton, The City Type Foundry, 167, City Road, London, E.C. , promoting “Morton’s New Ornament Book” whereby “Export Orders receive prompt and careful attention. All Type packed in tin or zinc lined cases and shipped by our Shipping Agents: Messrs. Scotney & Earnshaw, Water Lane, Tower Street, London, or by customer's Agents.”, so it would appear that Scotney & Earnshaw were agents for a diverse range of goods in addition to glassware.

A quick scan through Thompson has also revealed the flowing Scotney & Earnshaw design registrations:
RD 73836 of 17 May 1887 (pattern for the decoration of table glass ware];
RD 310924/5 of 16 December 1897 (where they are described as ‘Glass Maker”).

Despite their appearance in the registration lists as ‘Glass Manufacturers’ or Glass Maker’ I can find no hard evidence so far that they were actually had a glass works producing their own glass articles, but at least it’s nice to find, among the plethora of agents, importers and the like who registered designs, another who can be linked to actual manufacturers of glass in  one or more specific locations.

I will try contacting the Heisey Museum to see if they can provide more details about the connection between Heisey and Scotney and Earnshaw.


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Hello:

If you search the board for Scotney & Earnshaw, you will find  discussions on several of their registrations which (to date and by memory) were all found to be designs of American glass makers including Gillinder, McKee, West Virgina Glass. 

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,45797.0.html
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,45299.0.html

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Hello again:

The pattern of your stem is Heisey's No. 300 Peerless which was introduced in 1899 but there were pieces in Heisey catalogs until the mid 1940s.  The pattern and many other similar patterns are generically called colonial.  Heisey's No. 1220 Punty Band introduced in 1897 is known with the Registry No. 310925.

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Thank you, Sid, for your informative replies and links.

Thank you, Paul, for your diligence (as usual) in tracking down details of the 'shy' registrations referred to in the links.

I still can't recall seeing another overseas trademark and a British Rd. No. together on the same piece.

I have contacted the Heisey Museum regarding information they may have regarding links between Heisey and Scotney & Earnshaw (or, indeed, any other British Design registrant), and await their reply.


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Following Sid’s identification of the RD 350676 Heisey pattern as No. 300 Peerless, and the link between Scotney and Earnshaw’s RD 310925 and Heisey’s No. 1200 Punty Band pattern I’ve turned up some information which has largely answered my initial questions regarding the link between Heisey and the Scotney and Earnshaw registrations…..

According to
http://www.natcapheisey.org/uploads/HH1_02Peerless.pdf
which includes a comprehensive account of Heisey’s No. 300 ‘Peerless’ line:
“Curiously, the pattern was registered in England in 1899 at the time it was first issued. Perhaps because of its plain design an attempt to patent it in the United States was not successful. At any rate, pieces are occasionally found with the British Rd. No. 350676 impressed on them. These include the 1 oz. cordial, the 1-1/2 oz. sherry, the 2-1/2 oz. wine, the 4-1/4 oz. high footed scalloped sherbet, the 5 oz. low footed sherbet, the 6 oz. oyster cocktail, the 10 oz. goblet, the 8" shallow footed bowl, the 6" spoon tray, the sugar and cover, and the butter and cover. On the stemmed pieces, the Rd. No. appears in the form of a circle surrounding the Diamond H on the underside of the bottom. On the bowl, it’s on the side and on the spoon tray it is located on the inside surface of the bottom on the longer side. The sugar and butter have the Rd. No. on the inside surface of their covers, near the finial. The pattern continued to be made for many years, with 126 items still in production in 1913.”

Similarly, according to
http://www.natcapheisey.org/uploads/HH2_02PuntyBand.pdf
which includes a similar account of Heisey’s 1220 Punty Band and 1225 Plain/Sawtooth Band Patterns:
“Heisey also registered the 1220 and 1225 patterns as a “Suite of Glass” with the British Patent Office.RD 310924 for Plain Band, and RD 310925 for Punty Band were registered on December 16, 1897. The RD Numbers are sometimes found on both patterns. It is interesting to note the names of the items on the drawings for British Registration. The Sugar was called a “Biscuit Jar,” the Spoon was a “Tall Celery,” the Cream was a “Jug,” and the Wine was a “Spirit Glass.”
As a bonus, the British registration drawings for both registrations (310924 and 310925) are illustrated. 
Although the author refers to both designs as registered by Heisey, I can confirm that Scotney and Earnshaw was, in fact, the registrant in both cases.



 

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