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Hodgetts, Richardson and Sons

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Hodgetts, Richardson and Sons, The Wordsley Glass Works, Stourbridge

1871 Philip Pargeter left Hodgetts, Richardson and Pargeter to take over the Red House Glassworks. Henry Gething Richardson, son of Benjamin Richardson, joined the firm which then became Hodgetts, Richardson and Sons.

1872 Cameo glass by Alphonse Lechevrel and his pupil, Joseph Locke (12 designs registered from 1872 to 1882)

1876 Manufactured flint, ruby, and Venetian glass and cut, engraved, etched and ornamental glass.

1876 Venetian glass style required the use of glass threading on the main body of glass. It is a very difficult and time-consuming process when made by hand. William J Hodgetts patented a glass-threading machine 6th May 1876.

1880 Benjamin Richardson left the Partnership with William James Hodgetts and Henry Gething Richardson[1]

1881 The company was taken over by Henry Gething Richardson; William James Hodgetts retired from the company which became Henry Gething Richardson[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 9 July 1880
  2. London Gazette 30 August 1881