|Crown Crystal Glass Co. Ltd. (Australia), as a result of amalgamations and merging, plus a national profile had several factories, offices and agents. Some of these, of course, changed during their many trading years.|
|Head Office and Showrooms:||1930s||Dowling St., Waterloo, Sydney, NSW|
|1950s||52 - 58 William St Sydney|
|Factories:||New South Wales||Bourke St., Waterloo and Wyndham St., Alexandria|
|Victoria||Agents: Australian Glass Manufrs. Co. Ltd., 428-434 Spencer Street, Melbourne.|
|South Australia||Agents: Crown Crystal Glass Co. Ltd., Worando Buildings, Grenfell St., Adelaide.|
|Queensland||Agent: Mr. R. J. Norris,Campbell's Building, Creek St., Brisbane.|
|West Australia||Agents: Crown Crystal Glass Co. Ltd., Munster House, Murray Street, Perth|
|I have sighted a sticker on an Agee Pyrex bowl "MADE BY CROWN CRYSTAL GLASS IN CHRISTCHURCH N.Z USING AUSTRALIAN MOULDS BRANDED "MADE IN AUSTRALIA". I assume the sticker was added so that buyers in New Zealand would know they were buying a local product. There is a juicer that I believe can be reasonably attributed to Crown Crystal Glass New Zealand as this is where the colour varieties are found, including, white milk glass and red glazed (or powder coated). I have never seen a coloured version listed or being sold in Australia|
|I have a downloaded copy of the "Crown Crystal Glassware" (August 1932) catalogue which lists "No. 898.-1 pint Graduated Measure" (a jug) on a page with the footnote "MANUFACTURED BY CROWN CRYSTAL GLASS CO. LTD."
The problem for me is that it is identical to jugs produced by USA glass maker Hazel Atlas Glass Co. and similar to Anchor Hocking Glass Co.
By identical I mean, not just the shape, foot and handle, even the measurements in the illustration in the catalogue are US measurements, that is, 1 pint = 16 ounces rather than the Australian 1 pint = 20 ounces.
The jug shape and markings was patented in the USA in 1928 by V. V. Loomis, although to be accurate the patent I sighted included an inner ledge to sit a juicer insert.
I am aware of other glassware that was manufactured by Crown Crystal Glass that is the same as glass produced in the USA. Perhaps it was a licenced use of the shapes.
Hopefully I will see examples sold in Australia and compare them with those in the collection that came from the USA.
Advertising, catalogues, etc.
|The advertisement on the right is from the May 1934 Anthony Horderns' Mail Order Catalogue.
The Large Orange Squeezer mentioned is Old_Juicers_109.htm.
The Lemon Squeezer mentioned isOld_Juicers_111.htm
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