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Author Topic: Black base what's it for? - ID = Century Glass Works  (Read 934 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Black base what's it for?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 09:27:46 PM »
images of the original factory drawing, plus the Register page, now attached, showing the maker as Century Glass Works, Edmonton, London - the style of which would suggest a maker rather than wholesaler/retailer only.     
In case the wording is unclear, the description for intended use reads  .............  "a base for supporting a vase, bowl, bedside lamp or the like."
It may well be that Claire's 'snow globe' is threaded, and has a central hole which fits over the projection in the centre of the base, in which case they will possibly have started life together.               The internal shape of the base requires something other than a fully circular design, and it's noticeable that the floor of the base carries some form of indent - for sealing perhaps?          Opinions welcome. :)

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Re: Black base what's it for?
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 01:19:08 AM »
Paul, that's fascinating to see the original design, thank you! And it's Century Glass Works too, one of the companies I'm hunting for more info about. I wonder how many more designs they registered after the date of the Blue Book's coverage? It is looking more and more like I am going to have make a trip back down to London and spend a week in the archives myself! 

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Re: Black base what's it for?
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 08:51:47 AM »
wish you every success if you do Anne.                  I'm sure you remember some of my earlier comments about the need for a Reader's Ticket in order to research the archives  -  unfortunately, without this you would be confined to the cafť area, and though pleasant as their Victoria Sponge is, it would be frustrating to be confined to a coffee and bun only, had you come a long way.          If you're serious about visiting Kew, do give them a call beforehand just to assess the situation, and documents needed for proof of id.  :)       

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Re: Black base what's it for?
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 11:35:30 PM »
Thanks Paul I will. I did used to have a Readers' Ticket when I lived in London, before the NatArchives moved out to Kew, but it has long-since lapsed. I'm hoping I may be able to arrange something for later next year - it all depends on workload of course.

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Re: Black base what's it for? - ID = Century Glass Works
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 02:42:32 PM »
Hi the glass from the snowglobe was threaded and it was glass not plastic. It had a circular separate
Rubber piece and when put together it was absolutely watertight. The glass had lots of tiny air bubbles in it. My sister has it now. I bought it from EBay for for Xmas. Hope that helps any other question Iíll try to answer even though I donít have it now👍🏻

 

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