Shaping glass at the chair. c 1931-1950
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 26cm

Shaping glass at the chair. c 1931-1950

Wolfgang Suschitzky

© Wolf Suschitzky/Museum of London

Full image caption

An artisan shaping glass at the chair, Whitefriars Glassworks.
The firm of James Powell and Sons, also known as Whitefriars Glass, were English glassmakers and leadlighters from the 17th century.
In 1834 James Powell (1774-1840), a London wine merchant and entrepreneur, purchased the Whitefriars Glass Company, a small glassworks off Fleet Street in London, believed to have been established in 1680. Powell and his sons were newcomers to glass making, but soon acquired the necessary expertise
The firm's name was changed to Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd in 1919 and the growth in business demanded new premises. In 1923 the new factory was opened in Wealdstone.
In 1962 the company name was changed back to Whitefriars Glass Ltd., until its purchase in 1981 by Caithness Glass.

 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1931 AD - 1950 AD
 

Image Number

005314
 

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