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Offline Chris Harrison

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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2012, 02:39:02 PM »
Any conclusions?

It seems as though they could all be Stuart, with three kinds of finish to the base (including Christine's fancy, flat-ground ones)...  Perhaps three different grades for different retailers?  Or three different manufacturing processes, depending on the era?

The size and quality of my blue glasses is definitely a bit off, in comparison.


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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2012, 03:37:08 PM »
Are your blue ones lead crystal?


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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2012, 03:41:53 PM »
As best as I can tell, yes.  They do ting when I tap them with a pencil, but the sound is a lot thinner  cos there's less glass.  It's certainly not the dull sound you get with mechanically-produced soda glasses.


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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2012, 04:05:01 AM »
My clear ones are definitely cheap and cheerful soda glass, they don't ding in any way. And are way too thin to be crystal.

I suspect all three of the coloured ones are Stuart, perhaps they made the moulds slightly smaller for some reason (use less glass?) in the same way as chocolate bars seem to get smaller every time you see them?


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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2012, 06:41:08 AM »
There was definitely a move in some places to use less glass. See these bagley butter dishes
http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=104


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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2012, 04:17:37 AM »
An interesting addition is that today I saw another of the clear glasses like mine... an odd one... with an acid-etched (I think) design on it, commemorating the Coronation of Edward VIII in 1937, which makes them way earlier than I'd imagined them to be! Sadly I found it shortly after Christine and Sue had left, so wasn't able to pick their brains about it! :(


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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2012, 05:49:58 PM »
...and I've just added a few turquoise/kingfisher coloured glasses to my Stratford collection.  Of the smaller variety, with torched bases, like the blue glasses that started the thread - but a different shade of blue, obviously.


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Re: Stuart 681307 tumblers and lookalikes
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2013, 04:25:18 PM »
One thing I spotted which I'd previously overlooked, is that in the catalogue which Ross added to the GlassGallery album, there are two sizes of tumbler in this shape!  http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-15703


 

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