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Offline Baked_Beans

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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2014, 09:59:34 AM »
That's a very good point .

Here is my huge guess/estimate of a possible breakdown of staff numbers from a total of 80 employees ...feel free to disagree

15 Management/admin./sales

2 canteen (there was an advert for canteen staff)

3 maintainance

which leaves 60 involved in production

80% lighting/mould blown mass production equals 48 staff

which leaves 12 staff left for arty-crafty work.
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2014, 10:44:03 AM »
Sounds reasonable if admin includes finishing, packaging and dispatch, so possibly actually fewer involved with hot glass

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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2014, 12:20:36 PM »
Hi Mike,

Your figures sound good, especially when you consider the size of the office / showroom block.

I wonder if they were still knocking the Swordfish out after MDG closed..............?  :)

Cheers,

Patrick.

Ps, I am still looking for a Green example with red eyes and blue fins .....  :) :) :)

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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2014, 11:40:05 PM »
Ta, Patrick & Christine,

As a group ,Patrick , they look very impressive !

I've been looking for lampshades but have drawn a total blank  ::)

I'm not on twitter and don't really know how it works , just thinking if it might be possible to make contact with some ex-employees of MDG/CGL through this social media by asking for information/ memories about the companies (now that more is known).

I'm pretty sure the glass community in Malta is quite a close affair, with many of the new generation of glass blowers being taught by the older generation, as is the tradition in the industry in any country.

Perhaps a twitter tweet might produce a result. It would be good to get some sort of (first hand) confirmation on how  production was divided and what was produced.

Ta, Mike.
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2014, 11:31:11 AM »
TBH Mike these people will be pretty old and unlikely to be involved in twitter :)
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2014, 11:29:28 PM »
Yes, I had thought of that one, I bet some younger members of the glass community out in Malta were taught by one or two who worked there or they may even be related to them (as it was such a large employer in the industry at the time) . I can't really think of another way to find out  more ,  but what you have managed to uncover, so far, is just superb  ! ;)
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2014, 01:47:58 AM »
Patricks fish in the above pic look strangely appealing, I wouldn't say they are to everyone's taste but without a doubt MDG made a lot of these!!
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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2014, 12:32:30 PM »
If they are to your taste,  there is one on eBay at the moment that looks similar to Patrick's collection.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321582065232
Rosie.

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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2014, 01:46:11 PM »
Hi Rosie,

That one is a little over priced..................  :)

They are much more attractive at 1.99 although I have paid more.........

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Re: Craft Glass Ltd - after Malta Decorative Glass
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2014, 02:11:20 PM »
Sorry to sound like the forum police but can we not drift off topic and stick to discussion about CGL only please!
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