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Perrin, Geddes and Co

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of Bank Quay, Warrington

The Bank Quay Glass Works had been started in 1757 by Robert Patten, Peter Searman, Edward Deane and Thomas Falkner. By 1797 Josiah Perrin and Edward Falkner had the largest share in the firm. Perrin, Geddes & Co supplied the glass tableware for the Prince Regent's banquet at Liverpool in 1806. The Prince admired it, and the Liverpool Corporation subsequently ordered a set of glassware as a gift to him. The factory was visited by the La Rochefoucauld Brothers in 1785, who described the process of making twist glasses.[1]

1827 Partnership dissolved.


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Sources of Information

  1. 'Innocent Espionage - The La Rochefoucauld Brothers' Tour of England in 1785' by Norman Scarfe, The Boydell Press, 1995