Glass Trade

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A Glass Blower

Image from: The Book of Trades or Library of the Useful Arts, 1806 Image donated by: Birmingham Central… read more »

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Advertisement: Messenger and Sons, Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Tripods and Lamps

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Stock and Sharp, Glass and Lead Warehouse, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Benjamin Richardson, Flint Glass Manufacturer, Stourbridge

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 The manufacture of glass… 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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Copper gilt button

Image from: Luckock Collection, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery A copper gilt button, set with an opaque… 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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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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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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Lloyd and Summerfield, Park Glass Works, Birmingham

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 Glass made in furnaces,… read more »

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Messenger and Sons, Corrugated Ship & Railway Lamps, Birmingham

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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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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