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Forster and Sons

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Beer bottle found in the debris of the wreck of The Empress of Ireland.
Beer bottle detail.

Forster and Sons of Atlas Glass Works, St. Helens, Lancs

1878 Company established by John Forster

Later joined by his sons Walter Forster and William Alfred Forster.

1905 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of glass bottles. Specialities: machine made bottles and machines for making same. Employees 700. [1]

1914 Chairman: John Forster, J.P. Joint Managing Directors: Walter Forster and W. A. Forster. Claim to be the first Bottle Works in the United Kingdom to make bottles solely by machinery. Premises: Very extensive, covering five acres. Staff: 700.

1918 Advertising for staff.[2]

1919 Became a public company, Forsters Glass Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 20 February 1918