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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: Jindra8526 on February 19, 2011, 07:26:16 AM

Title: Sklo Union Rosice
Post by: Jindra8526 on February 19, 2011, 07:26:16 AM
I my wife Sonia and my friend Maxim Velcovsky visited Rosice yesterday.
Rosice factory was closed in 1996, the current stag eof factory you can see at the pictures.
Our guide, the man with beard Mr. Pavlik, has told us for him very funny story.

Few years ago visited this place an Englishman, speaking basic broken Czech language and has searched for materials about glassworks tolding him, that he is writing book about Sklo Union glass. Got some glass and also the unique pressed car you can see at picture he left very excited.
Possibly you know who that strange Englishman was, our collegue Marcus Newhall (www.sklounion.com) on his research trip in Czech republic :-)

Well pictures from Rosice Glassworks nowadays are here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/SkloUnionRosice1822011?authkey=Gv1sRgCJqxzo3J_t-CpgE#

Jindrich
www.cs-sklo.cz
Title: Re: Sklo Union Rosice
Post by: glassobsessed on February 19, 2011, 12:05:09 PM
Thanks Jindrich.

Lovely blocks: https://picasaweb.google.com/Jindra8526/SkloUnionRosice1822011?authkey=Gv1sRgCJqxzo3J_t-CpgE#5575292232588828210

John
Title: Re: Sklo Union Rosice
Post by: Anik R on February 19, 2011, 01:23:43 PM
Jindrich, thank you for sharing the photos...

But I have to say, what the pictures portray is terribly sad -- How can pieces of glass, some beautiful, be left abandoned?  How can tools, tables, (glass) blocks and other things which can still be used, be left to rot for 15 years?  I don't understand.   :spls:

What a terrible shame.
Title: Re: Sklo Union Rosice
Post by: Carolyn Preston on February 19, 2011, 05:24:03 PM
I am surprised that the factory has not been totally vandalized. Did you see any interesting boxes of archival material (old catalogues, design books, etc) floating around?  :24:

Carolyn
Title: Re: Sklo Union Rosice
Post by: Jindra8526 on February 21, 2011, 01:05:40 AM
All papers available had been safed by Marcus Newhall. 60 tons of paper documents had been tranfered to recyclation.