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Author Topic: Thomas Gammon tumbler  (Read 1333 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: Thomas Gammon tumbler
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 09:23:11 PM »
Excellent!
Percival Vickers' catalogues are mentioned here https://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/registered-designs/percival-vickers-unregistered-pressed-glass but the digitised catalogue doesn't appear to be available yet from the link given.
Anne E.B

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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 09:59:35 PM »
Yes alas the Percival Vickers catalog never did appear on the Internet Archive site, probably funding issues.

I emailed Barrie Skelcher about the Percival Vickers catalogues a couple of years ago, here was his reply:

"It was back in 1993 / 4 that Glass Association member Peter Helm made some copies for me. I think they came from Manchester Museum, that is what my notes say but there is also a letter from Peter which refers to Tom Percivals copy which was a copy of Barbara Yates copy which in turn was a copy of an original which is now out out of sight.
 
What I now have is copy of Percival Vickers 1881 Cut Glass catalogue; an 1881(moulded glass);1893 Suplementary Catalogue of Moulded, Cut, Engraved, and Etched Flint Glass by P V Ltd.;Patterns of Moulded, Cut, Engraved Goods for Electro Plate Trade 1893; Glass Shades for Electric Light (1902), pages from a 1846 decanter and wine glass catalogue"


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Re: Thomas Gammon tumbler
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2014, 09:13:09 AM »
yes, it's good to finally have the answer Anne :)

thanks Neil, and we now know where to come for all of our queries regarding PV. - thanks for looking in and interesting to read some of the history re the catalogues.

Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: Thomas Gammon tumbler
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 06:29:18 PM »
Just out of interest, my tumbler was next to a yellow vaseline glass open salt as I was passing my UV torch over the salt. Surprisingly my tumbler is slightly U.V. reactive, well at least the base is :o  Would uranium have been used in the making of flint glass, to give it a 'sparkle' like cut glass, or in light of the fact that you also have this tumbler in uranium glass, could it be just down to batch contamination when made?

Thanks too to Neil for an excellent website which I've visited often.
Anne E.B

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Re: Thomas Gammon tumbler
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 08:05:10 PM »
That's manganese decoloriser, not uranium. The glow is much duller

Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: Thomas Gammon tumbler
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 09:02:01 PM »
Thanks Christine.
Anne E.B

 

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