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Glass / Re: Aqua Crystal by Galos
« Last post by Anne on Today at 12:38:45 AM »
"Hand-decorated glass with ceramic colors melted at 650ºC."  Their website has gone but the site is archived here.

Their crystal seems to have been either decorated bottles or sets of bottles and glasses like yours. The website said the company was founded in the 1960s, its website disappeared in 2012/3. This site gives its description as
"Company main activity
SIC: 5023 - Home furnishings
CNAE: 5144 - Wholesale of china and glassware, wallpaper and cleaning materials"
Glass Trinket Sets / Re: Fleur de lis candlesticks
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 11:15:07 PM »
Hi TC, now those are interesting! The base shape of yours reflects the shape of mystery #042 tray which the usually seen round based ones don't.
Glass / Re: Interesting rock/ice formation three light candle stick
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Yesterday at 06:29:35 PM »
I think it might be this one seen here  if the attribution is correct, i.e. Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland.
Love it!  Amazing design.
Glass / Re: can anyone help me identify this old glass jug
« Last post by gazza64 on Yesterday at 06:49:03 AM »
Hi, when talking about English and Irish jugs, Miller’s says that jugs made before c.1870 had the handle attached just under the rim and drawn down. As your jug has the handle applied at the bottom and drawn up then it would post date c.1870. (assuming it is English or Irish). Hope this helps a bit.

Thanks Ekimp and Anne, it is a bit of a puzzle, I don't know why, but i have a feeling it is not an English or Irish jug. It has an eastern look to it in my amateur opinion.
maybe i'm wrong though. i'm still hoping someone can narrow it down a bit more.
Thanks for all your input so far ladies and gents.

Best regards.
Here is a description of that patent given to Hale Thompson and George Foord:

Page 367

Basically to make reflectors and other items using molds?

Topic:  What happened to Frederick Hale Thomson?

I think that this link shows that according to the National Archives, Hale Thompson's  'correspondence and papers including notebooks of chemical experiments' and dating from 1834-1854  are/were held under item number 6200 by the ' Surrey History Centre':

That appears to be in Woking from this info:

Surrey History Centre Browse repositories
130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND


01483 518 737


01483 518 738



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Glass / Re: Crystal Glass 1660s - Martin Clifford Thomas Paulden patent
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 12:10:06 AM »
oh ok, more info found on this link to the book:

'Inventing the Industrial Revolution: The English Patent System, 1660-1800

Pages 24 -27 which explains things a bit more -
Glass / Crystal Glass 1660s - Martin Clifford Thomas Paulden patent
« Last post by flying free on October 22, 2018, 11:52:23 PM »
Just curious about the difference between:
1)  a patent for 'crystal glass' given on 10th November 1661 Patent number 134 to Martin Clifford and Thomas Paulden
2) and a patent number 140 for 'crystal glass and looking-glass plates' given to Thomas Tilson on 19th October 1662,
3) and then the Patent number 176 of 16th May 1674 (thirteen years later) given to George Ravenscroft  for 'Manufacture of crystalline glass, resembling rock crystal':

See page 323 of this google books link -

Was George Ravenscroft's Patent for a different type of crystal glass?  Were the earlier patents for 'making crystal glass' for making crystal or something else.  Or was George Ravenscroft's 'crystalline' glass resembling rock crystal not the same as their crystal glass?

I am aware of some of the info that is available online from Glass of the Alchemists but I don't have the book.
Was that patent for Ravenscroft in 1674 for making lead crystal?
If not then what is the difference between his crystal and the crystal of the earlier patentees?  Was their crystal the one that fell to bits because it didn't have lead in it?

Mayer Oppenheim's patent for 'Making red transparent glass' is listed here as patent number 707  on 28th November 1755 .

It is on page 323 in this link to google books:

and again on the same page and link for:  20th October 1770, patent number 969, to Mayer Oppenheim for 'Making opaque or red glass'

I'm sure this information is known and is on the board somewhere but thought I'd add it whilst I have found it:

On google books on page 326 there is mention of a patent number 4424 of 18th December 1819 for Apsley Pellatt for :
'Encrusting into glass vessels and utensils, white or other coloured, painted or otherwise ornamented figures, arms, crests, cyphers, and any other ornaments made of composition, metal, or other suitable material.'
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