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Offline WhatHo!

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Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« on: November 10, 2014, 12:43:16 PM »
Thanks Chris.

Looking at Chris's Malta Craft Glass label it begs a couple of questions,

1. How does MCG fit in to the whole MDG scene? Before, during, after? Same premises?
2. Why does the label have CGL around the cross not MCG?
3. Should we indeed be calling these other pieces CGL not MCG?

Thoughts please, Wolfie

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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 03:57:32 PM »
Can't answer any of those questions Wolfie, clueless here.

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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 05:52:41 PM »
If you read the Craft Glass label in the same way as the MDG label it actually reads GCL ?


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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 06:18:58 PM »
I promise I didn't know this before asking the above question but I have found some very exciting info :) and I have answered all my own questions!!! Watch this space whilst collate it and look for more data.
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 08:30:10 PM »
I will be adding a more in depth précis with interesting info later but very basic details are as follows.

Early 1978 - MDG is taken over by Italians and renamed Craft Glass Ltd
Sept 1978 - CGL go on an unofficial strike.
Nov 1978 - 30 of the 80 workers are discharged, furnaces are kept in operation
End 1978 - CGL Factory closes.

Malta Decorative Glass and Craft Glass Ltd both had same address, Factory A36 Industrial Estate, Marsa, which is near Valetta
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 10:43:21 PM »
Well done Wolfie !  :D

Did you find this info. in the Times of Malta by any chance ?

Do you know if the factory was used after 1978 by one of the other Maltese glass companies ? Is it still in use today ? I think Mdina are still based at the old aircraft hangers .
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 11:06:57 PM »
There is a UNIVERSAL PLASTICS LTD that moved to that address in April 1988, what the building was doing between 78 and 88 I do not yet know.
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 01:02:47 PM »
Fascinating, and clearly very, very useful information. Thanks so much for all the digging!
The source, however, would be very informative too.

We do have to remember the caveats of the reliability and accuracy of the source, so that should always be included when referring to the information.
That way, if something else comes to light that is contradictory, at least we know who said what.

I wonder how "Malta Craft Glass" fits in? Might that be after the strike, the remainder of the Craft Glass Ltd. that went on after '78?
Or did it all go belly-up in '78?
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2014, 01:20:22 PM »
Sorry, these are all details from the Malta Times. Precis of 5 articles with lots more details coming up at some point.
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014, 01:27:07 PM »
Wonderful.
This way, we can refer to the info. as being; "The information as ascertained by Wolfie, from the Malta Times."

That keeps you 100% correct and the Malta Times is responsible for all inaccuracies. ;D
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