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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2005, 04:50:40 PM »
Yes Ivo you're quite right of course. It's just my insatiable curiosity makes me want to know as much as I can about all my bits of glass. :)

I was sort of wondering if there may be a connection between Muurla and Meri in the same way as there is between, say Mdina and Mtarfa - two members of the same family running separate firms, or perhaps a designer working for both glassworks.

Insatiable curiosity will probably be my downfall one of these days... comes of being a genealogist you know... I always want to know the answers to everything!   ;D


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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2005, 12:08:18 PM »
My friend Kaisa Koivisto (the Curator of the Finnish Glass Museum At Riihimaki) has sent me the following excellent information.

"Merilasi was a glass company that worked in Helsinki 1982-1987. After that the company continued as a trademark for a couple of years, making their products in Muurla. After that I suspect that Muurla continued some of their models. Pertti Kallioinen on the other hand is a designer  specialized on making designs for centrifugal casting moulds, and in this sense has no direct connection to any of the factories."

There's the final answer, Anne  :D

My sincere thanks to Kaisa for her help.

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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2005, 10:58:53 PM »
Glen, thank you so much for asking your friend about Meri Lasi - this certainly answers the question definitively for me. Muurla has continued with the design I have as you found for me on their website.

My next question has to be, of course, what on earth is a "centrifugal casting mould" and how does it differ from the pressed moulds that Adam D has been telling us about in another thread?

Thanks for your information and help in tracking down Meri Lasi.


 



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