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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Frank on October 14, 2008, 09:34:29 PM

Title: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Frank on October 14, 2008, 09:34:29 PM
Are these the same business, perhaps with a change of name at some point?
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Ivo on October 15, 2008, 06:46:03 AM
yes it should not be too difficult to google Gränna which is one of the more active glassworks. Run by master Germano Padoan since 1965.
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Frank on October 15, 2008, 11:37:22 AM
Googling Granna no problem but proving these company names are one and the same is not.
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Frank on October 15, 2008, 08:00:49 PM
I would also like to identify the period these labels were used, on figurines that just joined the zoo.

1. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/f9d77e1024147c55f8ad91daf1dd405b.jpg)
2. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/GRAN_Label_04_RoseP.jpg)
3. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/GRAN_Label_03_RoseP_120x120.jpg)
4. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/GRAN_Label_01_RoseP.jpg)

All images ©2008 R Pearce
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: inca on October 16, 2008, 05:53:36 PM
Googling Granna no problem but proving these company names are one and the same is not.

Gränna Glasbruk and Gränna Glashytta are one and the same company.

http://www.allabolag.se/5561263616/verksamhet
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: rosieposie on October 16, 2008, 09:47:55 PM
I have been quietly (surely not, Rosieposie!! :angel:) following this thread, and am so pleased to have the answer to this question.
Those of you who have seen the pictures I posted in the Glass Gallery will know I have a great love of Granna Glass (crystal) and am still looking to increase my collection.
So now we have it, they are one and the same company.  Thank you once again inca.  :fwr:
Like Frank, I would still like to know if the different labels have a reason, other than just change for change sake, and do the changes help to date the pieces.  How fortunate that all my pieces have labels.....lucky me. ;D
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Frank on October 17, 2008, 03:05:19 PM
Thanks Ingela, can you clarify how the alternate names are organised/used? Could they be trademarks, but if so why precede the name on the label with AB (=Limited company).

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BIFIRMAS VERKSAMHET / ÄNDAMÅL
(Gränna Glashytta, Granna Crystal)

Online translators can only cope with VERKSAMHET=Activity

Your labels can be roughly estimated by how they are made (Very roughly 1 & 3 pre 1980, 2 & 4 post 1980) but it would be nicer to get the dates of use tied down. I cannot find a website/email for the company but you could try writing to them with pics of the labels.

However this (http://www.skgorvelte.nl/pages/galerie.htm)...
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Gränna Glasbruk AB. Gränna Glasbruk AB (eerder Gränna Glashytta) is opgericht in 1821 en vervaardigd uitsluitend kristal.
= Gränna Glasbruk AB (earlier Gränna Glashytta) was set up in 1821, made exclusive Lead crystal.   

...implies that Glashytta was the name prior to above registration in 1969. So perhaps the first label is 1965-69 (speculation)

The 1821 date throws a spanner in the works although they are not mentioned in a 1907 directory - but it is quite feasible there was a glassworks there prior but totally unrelated except in address

Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: inca on October 18, 2008, 08:57:51 PM
>can you clarify how the alternate names are organised/used? Could they be trademarks,
>but if so why precede the name on the label with AB (=Limited company).


Sorry but I don't know the answer to the above.

>BIFIRMAS VERKSAMHET / ÄNDAMÅL
>Online translators can only cope with VERKSAMHET=Activity


ändamål = purpose
bifirma is as far as I know =  secondary trade name


>Gränna Glasbruk AB (earlier Gränna Glashytta) was set up in 1821....
>The 1821 date throws a spanner in the works although they are not mentioned in a 1907 directory
>- but it is quite feasible there was a glassworks there prior but totally unrelated except in address


There was previously a glassworks there, Grenna glassworks, and I have the dates as 1821-1824.

The present Gränna glassworks was founded in 1964
Germano Padoan came to Gränna glassworks in August, 1965.


>I cannot find a website/email for the company

http://www.grannaglas.se/




Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: inca on October 18, 2008, 09:27:33 PM
re Gränna - lots of beautiful objects here:

http://www.mncrystal-art.nl/album%20germano/index.html



Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Frank on October 19, 2008, 10:50:33 AM
That answers all my questions Ingela, thanks.

Weird that I could not find their website in Google, it could have been offline when I looked as I tried the company names dot se.

The Dutch site doesn't work properly for me in Firefox, I presume it is in importer.
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: inca on October 23, 2008, 10:46:25 PM
regarding the Gränna labels

With the help from a couple of friends I have approx. dates

1:    1977-1987
2:    1996-
3:    1987-1996
4:    1983 (export label)


I'm also adding a label to your list, 1964-1977
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: inca on October 23, 2008, 11:39:20 PM

I think this gives a better view of the labels and the approx. dates




1. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/f9d77e1024147c55f8ad91daf1dd405b.jpg) 1977-1987


2. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/GRAN_Label_04_RoseP.jpg) 1996-


3. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/resized/GRAN_Label_03_RoseP_120x120.jpg) 1987-1996


4. (http://www.debook.com/animal/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/GRAN_Label_01_RoseP.jpg) 1983 (export label)



Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Frank on October 24, 2008, 11:46:03 AM
Super Ingela  ;D thank you.
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: rosieposie on October 24, 2008, 03:57:25 PM
Thank you again Ingela, you always give such comprehensive answers.....I have learned so much since I joined the GMB....thank you everyone.... :fwr:
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Bill G on February 14, 2010, 09:07:51 PM
The original Gränna Glashytta was located to the west of Flygsfors and not far from Orrefors Glassworks.

It is not in operation. Having visited the site, there is nothing left but a run down building.

The other Grånna Glashytta is located towards the west. Micke Johansson, a master from Orrefors and
Pukeberg is now designing glass for this glass studio.

Bill Geary
Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: PalleP on May 30, 2010, 10:27:33 AM
Hi Bill.

I was brought up at Gränna Glasbruk, and somehow you have mixed thing up, badly.

Gänna is a small town by lake Vättern. There I no connection between the two glassworks, except for the town of Gränna. The current glasswork has been active since the early 60.ies.


Sincerely.

Paul Padoan (youngest son of Germano Padoan)


Title: Re: AB Gränna Glashytta and Gränna Glasbruk AB
Post by: Bill G on May 30, 2010, 04:35:03 PM
Hello:

Your are correct.

I was thinking about the Gadderås Glassworks north of Flygsfors.

Bill Geary