Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,103 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
St Helens Crown, Plate and Sheet Glass Works, of St. Helens
Mid-1820s, a new window glass factory was established - the St Helens Crown Glass Company. William Pilkington and his brother-in-law Peter Greenall were each invited to subscribe for a two-elevenths share of the company, along with other local people and two glass-making specialists.
End of 1827, the first glass making cone was in production.
The firm became known as Greenall and Pilkingtons. William travelled to Ireland and the main markets of Great Britain to establish new outlets for St Helens glass.
Mid-1830s Two more glasshouse cones were added.
1842 Peter Greenall withdrew from the partnership. The business later became Pilkington Brothers