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Author Topic: Decanter registered design 860410 also marked 640 and LHI - ID = Lumb's of Castleford  (Read 2159 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Decanter registered design 860410 also marked 640 and LHI
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 08:32:52 PM »
pix now for Lumb's slightly later take on the same bottle.                 Reg. 860734 show a middle band of spiralling graduated relief diamonds, and 860735 shows fan splits/star burst variation on the band.
Both these Registrations were applied for on 19th December 1949 with the aforementioned delay resulting in acceptance by the B.o.T on 17th April the following year.
Picture of the Register page is also attached.

Kew National Archive references are ………………For the Register ….     BT 53/86 for all three items.           
                                                   for the Representations  ……….     BT 52/2447 for Reg. 860410 and BT 52/2449 for Regs. 860734/35

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Re: Decanter registered design 860410 also marked 640 and LHI
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 11:36:19 PM »
Paul, thank you so much for all of this, it's fabulous, I'm extremely grateful to you for looking it up for me.  :-*

Lumb's at Castleford were glassmakers, they were one of the biggest glass bottle works in Yorkshire (my hubbie was born and raised at Castleford so he remembers them well and this is our first piece of Lumb's glass). 

We have a couple of earlier mentions of them in unrelated topics from where we learn they became part of United Glass Limited,40454.msg252822.html#msg252822 and,42941.msg239433.html#msg239433

Meanwhile the Grace's Guide entry for Lumb's is as follows
1951 Directory for the British Glass Industry: Companies L
LUMB (JOHN) & CO. LTD. Head Office: 8 LEICESTER STREET, LONDON, W.C.2. T.A., " Unglaboman, Lesquare, London". T.N., GERrard 8611. Works: CASTLEFORD, YORKS. T.A., "Lumb, Phone, Castleford". T.N., Castleford 2811/4 (4 lines). London Office: IBEX HOUSE, THE MINORIES, E.C.3. T.A., "Jolumglass, Phone, London". T.N., ROYal 3793. Established 1842. Three tank furnaces: coal. Bottles and jars of every kind. Directors: W. Morris (Managing); E. A. S. Alexander; J. S. Cannington; H. W. Howes; H. St. John Judd; W. Reid. Secretary: H. Dickinson.

More of Lumb's decanters shown here:
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Came across this while researching something else so I thought id try and end the story

John Lumb & Co Ltd  Albion Street Castleford
(later United Glass Ltd)
Glass bottle manufacturers 1845-1983

John Lumb and Company was one of three glassworks started by Lumb, Simpson, Brown, Lightfoot and Thomas and William Sykes. In 1950 one thousand people were employed on the site. As 'United Glass', manufacturing glass containers, the company closed in 1983 under a rationalisation scheme and the chimneys were demolished in 1985.

It is commonly accepted that the Roman name for Castleford was Lagentium. It is believed that this translates as "The Place of the Bottles", from the Latin 'lagenae' (bottles or flasks).


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