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Author Topic: Info on glassmaker - Whittington and Percival of Manchester  (Read 2760 times)

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Offline rosarae

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Re: Info on glassmaker - Whittington and Percival of Manchester
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 05:17:36 PM »
The wear around the middle is on the outside - not the inside, which led me to think it could possible be a piano insulator rather than a master salt.  The inside is quite pristine considering its age and the wear is all on the outside so I thought the wear might be cause through brooms, brushes etc.
What sort of things did W & P manufacture?
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Re: Info on glassmaker - Whittington and Percival of Manchester
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2007, 07:27:04 PM »
I can't see if it's an insulator or not. All the insulators I've handled have a shallow curved top with a ridge round the outside and a base that's raised in the middle - only the rim sits on the floor

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Re: Info on glassmaker - Whittington and Percival of Manchester
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2007, 03:28:39 PM »
I knew that we had a similar item somewhere, and having just turned the house upside down, I've found it. Eureka.

It is the same as Roy's - the pattern is identical. It has a very clear lozenge in the middle of the inside and (using the online lozenge translator) I have the following:

This glass design (Parcel No.2) was registered on the 6th of June 1876 by:
Whittingham & Percival, Manchester.

Double checking in Jenny Thompson's "Identification of English Pressed Glass" shows the Pendelton Flint Glass Works, Whit Lane, Pendleton (as TC notes above).

We have always believed this item to be a salt.
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Re: Info on glassmaker - Whittington and Percival of Manchester
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 10:56:23 PM »
Hello

I know this is an old post, but I found one of these (the same as Rosarae's) in my latest batch of house clearance glass. I thought it was a fairly recent candle holder until I  saw the lozenge on the inside. I was amazed to find it was from 1876. The registration comes up as 301236-8. Is it worth asking the National Archive for details of the design?

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Re: Info on glassmaker - Whittington and Percival of Manchester
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2011, 12:26:38 PM »
Just in case anyone stumbles across this thread again, as I did this morning, there is some info about Whittingham and Percival on my website.

http://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/registered-designs/other-manchester-registrations-designs-by-name/other-manchester-registrations-u-to-z

Humbug if you are still interested I have photos of all the W&P registrations which I can email to you privately - reach me through the contact page of my website if you wish.

 

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