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Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture

18th and Early 19th Century Paintings from Wolverhampton Art Gallery A Catalogue of Commerce and Art: Bisset’s… read more »

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Back of No 6 Glasshouse

Image: Photo taken during the 1945-1946 demolition. It shows the back side of number 6 glasshouse, ie… read more »

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Buildings before Demolition

Image: Photo taken from “the plain” just before 1945-1946 demolition and looking towards the road shown on… read more »

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Buildings Containing Furnaces

Image: Photo taken from the works “plain” during the 1945-1946 demolition. The old number 6 glasshouse occupies… read more »

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Chance Brothers & Co Glass Works, Smethwick, Registered Designs for Ornamental Modern Window Glass, 1867

Chance Brothers of Smethwick reassessed their manufacture of coloured and decorative window glass in the 1860s. In… read more »

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Chance Brothers and Company

Image: View of a Crown Glass House. Title page of William Cooper, Crown Glass Cutter & Glazier’s Manual (1835). The… read more »

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Chance Brothers Glass Works, Smethwick, near Birmingham, Designs for Coloured Ornamental Windows, 1853

Text: Malcolm Dick Robert Lucas Chance purchased the British Crown-Glass Company in Smethwick, near Birmingham in 1824.… read more »

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Company Philanthropic Activity

Image: The Spon Lane Schools, Smethwick built by Chance Brothers, Glassmakers (1845) from an original design in… read more »

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Demolition of Glasshouses No 3, 8 and 12

Image: Photo taken during demolition in 1945-1946 of numbers 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses on the south… read more »

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Demolition of Glasshouses No 3, 8 and 12

Image: Photo taken during demolition in 1945/1946 of numbers 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses. Note the construction… read more »

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Demolition of Glasshouses No 3, 8 and 12

Image: Photo taken during the demolition in 1945-1946 of numbers 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses. This slide… read more »

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Demolition of House Cone No 10

Image: Photo taken during 1945-1946 demolition. Number 10 House cone was originally built 1852-1854. The cone housed… read more »

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Demolition of House Cone No 10

Image: Photo taken during the 1945-1946 demolition. The furnace under No 10 Cone was originally built for… read more »

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Demolition of No 10 Glasshouse

Image: Photo taken during demolition of number 10 glasshouse in 1945-1946 on the south side of the… read more »

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Demolition of No 10 Glasshouse

Image: Photo taken during the 1945-1946 demolition of number 10 glasshouse. It shows two of the pillars… read more »

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Demolition of No 12 Glasshouse

Image: Photo taken during the demolition in 1945-1946 of number 12 glasshouse. Note the inside of the… read more »

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Demolition of No 12 Glasshouse

Image: Photo taken during 1945-1946 of the demolition of number 12 glasshouse cone. It provides a view… read more »

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Description of the Glassworks

Image: View of Chance Brothers Glassworks, Smethwick (1857) from a print. James Frederick Chance, A History of… read more »

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Description of the Glassworks

Image: The Glass and Lighthouse Works at Smethwick. This view of Chances’s Smethwick factory shows the size… read more »

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F & C Osler, Glass Chandlier & Table Glass Manufacturers, Birmingham

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 Plate Glass is made in… read more »

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French and Belgian Workers

Image: Manufacture of coloured sheet window-glass. This photograph dates from the early 20th century but shows a… read more »

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Glazing the Crystal Palace

Image: Print of the Crystal Palace, engraved by A Le Blond (1819-94) Image from: Private Collection One… read more »

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Glazing the Crystal Palace

Image: The Crystal Palace at Sydenham. Hand-coloured print. After the 1851 Exhibition in Hyde Park, the Crystal… read more »

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Globe Department: Testing Radar or Cathode Ray Tubes

Image: Photo taken about 1940. Testing “Radar” or “Cathode Ray” tubes in the Globe Department. Image from:… read more »

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Globe Department: the Glass Blower

Image: Photo taken about 1940. It shows the right foot of the glass blower ready to press the… read more »

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Globe Department: Welding a Cathode Ray Tube

Image: Photo taken about 1940. It shows the welding of a special metal button into a Cathode… read more »

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Glory Hole (1852-54) for Crown Window Glass Production

Image from: Photo taken during 1945-1946 demolition. It depicts the glory hole which is integral to the rectangular… read more »

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Industry & Innovation

Industry & Innovation

Woodland Industries in the Wyre Forest Industry and Agriculture: Rope Making and Horn Working in Bewdley An… read more »

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James Timmins Chance

Image: James Timmins Chance at the age of 40, from a painting by J.C. Horsley, R A. John… read more »

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Lighthouse Production

Image: Chance Brothers Lighthouse Work: Interior Views of Shops. Typical Illustrations of the Lighthouse Work of Chance… read more »

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Lighthouse Production

Image: Chance Brothers Lighthouse Work: Lighthouse Towers in Course of Erection at the Works. Typical Illustrations of… read more »

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Lighthouse Production

Image: Chance Brothers Lighthouse Work: Manual Reed Fog Horn. Typical Illustrations of the Lighthouse Work of Chance… read more »

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Lighthouse Production

Image: Chance Brothers Lighthouse Work: Lightship with Lantern and illuminating Apparatus. Typical Illustrations of the Lighthouse Work… read more »

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New Technology

Image: James Timmins Chance at the age of 40, from a painting by J.C. Horsley, R A. … read more »

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Optical Department: Open Pots after Cooling

Image: Photo taken about 1940. The photo shows two full open pots after cooling and just prior to… read more »

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Optical Department: Pot being set into a Furnace

Image: Photo taken about 1940. The same furnace as on photo 2. This shows an empty pot… read more »

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Optical Department: Two Pot Furnace

Image: Photo taken about 1940. This two pot furnace accommodated 38” diameter covered pots. The furnace number is… read more »

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Plate or Sheet Glass

Image: Manufacture of Rolled Plate Glass.  Chance Brothers & Co., Limited, 100 Years of British Glass Making… read more »

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Rectangular Chimney built for Glory Hole

Image: Photo taken during 1945-1946 during the demolition of Number 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses. It shows the… read more »

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Rectangular Chimney for Glory Hole and Circular Chimney

Image: Photo taken during 1945-1946 during the demolition of Number 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses. The rectangular chimney… read more »

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Relations between Workers and the Company

Image: Group of Long-serving medallists at Chance Brothers, Smethwick (1916). Each member of the group had been… read more »

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Robert Lucas Chance: Glassmaker

Image:  Robert Lucas Chance (died 1865). From a photograph. Chance Brothers & Co., Limited, 100 Years of… read more »

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Sir James Timmins Chance: Engineer

Image: James Timmins Chance at the age of 80, from the bust by Hamo Thorneycroft R.A. John… read more »

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Stonemason’s Shop: Dressing a Rolled-plate Machine Sill

Image: Photo taken mid 1950’s. It shows the Stonemason’s Shop with the stonemason, George Farnsworth is shown… read more »

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Stonemason’s Shop: Mason’s Shaping Refractories by Hand

Image: Photo taken mid 1950’s. It showsmasons working on the bankers, shaping refractories by hand tools. Note… read more »

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The Chance Family: Merchants and Glassmakers

Image: Front cover of Chance Brothers & Co., Limited, 100 Years of British Glass Making 1824-1924 (Smethwick and Glasgow, Chance… read more »

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The Chemical Works

Image: View of Chance Brothers Alkali Works, Oldbury (1862). James Frederick Chance, A History of the Firm… read more »

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The Infinite Uses of Glass: Chance Brothers, Glassmakers of Smethwick

Image: Hyper-radial single flashing light. Typical Illustrations of the Lighthouse Work of Chance Brothers and Co. Limited Birmingham… read more »

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The Last Cone No 12 built at Chance Brothers, Smethwick

Image: Photo taken during demolition in 1945-1946 of numbers 3, 8 and 12 glasshouses. It shows the… read more »

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The Smethwick Glass Works of Chance Brothers, West Midlands

Image: The Glass and Lighthouse Works at Smethwick in the early 20th century. Glass cones can be seen… read more »

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