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Sowerby and Co

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of Ellison Flint Glass Works, Gateshead

c.1775 Domestic table glassware business established on Tyneside.

1851 Company established by George Sowerby

1881 Employs 1,000 persons

1905 Employed 326 persons

1925 Employees - about 350.

1957 Receivers called in

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Sources of Information

  • Lost Industries of the Tyne by Alan Morgan, Ken Smith and Tom Yellowley. Published 2013. ISBN 978 1 85795 216 2