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TitleForsters Glass Company Limited, St.Helens (and its successor Rockware Glass Limited)
Date 1905-1982
DescriptionThis collection contains photographs, plans and drawings, agreements and correspondence
Level Fonds
CreatorNameForster's Glass Company Limited, St.Helens (and its successor Rockware Glass Limited)
RelatedMaterialFor further information see 'The History of Forster's Glass Company Limited' by M. L. Forster, c. 1970.
AccessStatusOpen
AdminHistoryJohn Forster was born in 1853 in Parr Mount, St.Helens and was apprenticed as an engineer at Robinson Cook and Company; Atlas Foundry, St.Helens. In 1876 he entered the boiler-making department and two years later in partnership with his elder brother, founded the business D. and J. Forster, Navigation Boiler Works, Bridgewater Street, St.Helens. By 1890 the partnership had been dissolved, the lease on the Navigation Works expired and new premises were acquired in Atlas Street. However the history of the works spans constructional engineering, boilermaking and latterly glass bottle production.

After the death of John Forster in 1927, his sons assumed control, the business was later absorbed into Rockware Glass in 1968. Rockware moved out of St.Helens in 1981.
AcquisitionDeposited by Rockware Limited in Mar 1982
LanguageEnglish
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