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Now published: From Goblets to Gaslights

6th July 2017 | Categories: Publications

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Society’s latest book, From Goblets to Gaslights: The Scottish Glass Industry 1750-2006 by Jill Turnbull, available now from our online shop!

From Goblets to Gaslights cover

From Goblets to Gaslights cover

This book explores the histories of individual flint glassworks in Scotland from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, when Scottish glass production was flourishing. Major works in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leith are looked at in detail, while other smaller, virtually unknown, producers like the Clyde Flint Glass Company in Greenock are also covered. It uses a wide range of contemporary sources, most previously unpublished, including legal documents, design drawings, catalogues, advertisements and factory pattern books, as well as the glass itself, to give insight into the variety of designs produced and assists in the identification of glass products from Scottish factories.

Illustrated with over 550 images, the text is also accompanied by a free DVD containing a full reproduction of a Holyrood Pattern Book. It is an invaluable study for all those interested in Scottish industrial history, in particular the history of glass production.

You can order your copy of the book now from our online shop. The author’s previous publication, The Scottish Glass Industry 1610-1750, is freely available online via the Archaeology Data Service.

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