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Emmel (Glassware)

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of Croft Works, 6 Chorlton Road, Manchester, 15. Telephone: Manchester Moss Side 1173

  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Barbola** Wall Plaques, Photograph Frames, Hand and Pocket Mirrors. Fancy Glass Trays, Fire Screens, Paper Baskets. (Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. F.1854) [1]
  • Note: **
    • Barbola (work) - ornamentation with small flowers, fruits, etc., made of plastic paste coloured. [Origin: proprietary term from Fr. barbotine, a fine clay]. [2]
    • Barbola was used to create the decorative three-dimensional floral edgings for mirrors and bowls. It was purchased as a thick paste ready-mixed in tins. Once the articles dried they were painted and then varnished. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p95
  2. Chambers English Dictionary
  3. [1] Cream Tea