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Offline LinzC

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Matthew Turnbull Trinket Sets
« on: April 16, 2021, 11:00:47 AM »
So, I wasn't looking specifically for trinket sets, and have no ideas of patterns, but came across a newspaper article from 10th April 1953, in the Sunderland Echo.  It related to an attempted break-in at the Matthew Turnbull works in Sunderland.

One of the perpetrators, Dennis Conlin (21), is quoted as saying "My mate works there and knows the place.  He was after trinket sets. I was drunk".  ::)

So, whilst it doesn't help identifying unknowns, it at least indicates another manufacturer.

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Re: Matthew Turnbull Trinket Sets
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2021, 11:05:46 AM »
And Matthew Turnbull was a known supplier to Woolworths too, according to

https://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/turnbull-teasers.html

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Re: Matthew Turnbull Trinket Sets
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 04:46:37 PM »
And Matthew Turnbull was a known supplier to Woolworths too, according to

https://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/turnbull-teasers.html

Trinket Sets by Matthew Turnbull of Cornhill Glass Works Sunderland; another great piece of info to add to the GTS research project!
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Re: Matthew Turnbull Trinket Sets
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2021, 06:47:30 PM »
Wonderful! Well spotted Linz, thank you. Now to find catalogues / examples. :)
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Re: Matthew Turnbull Trinket Sets
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2021, 07:02:04 PM »
Apologies up front, as it doesn't feature any trinket sets.......

.... but there is a 1951 Matthew Turnbull catalogue viewable through Tyne & Wear Museums archives, for anyone who hasn't seen it. I've solved quite a few glass mysteries using the images and information therein  :)

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Re: Matthew Turnbull Trinket Sets
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2021, 12:13:21 AM »
And Matthew Turnbull was a known supplier to Woolworths too, according to

https://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/turnbull-teasers.html

That they supplied Woolworths is also mentioned in PK, as follows: "They were dependant on F. W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd for their survival and lost the contract in 1953 and ceased trading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworths_Group"
Link to PK https://pressglas-korrespondenz.de/aktuelles/pdf/pk-2010-3w-joyce-turnbull-sunderland.pdf
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