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Wear Flint Glass Works

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of Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland

1830 Flint Glass Works to be sold. 'The old-established current-going FLINT-GLASS MANUFACTORY, which has been carried on for many years by Mr White and the late Mr. Young, and known by the name of THE WEAR FLINT-GLASS WORKS; advantageously situated at Deptford, in the parish of Bishopwearmouth, in the county of Durham, on the south side of, and adjoining the navigable River Wear, and within a short distance of the town and port of Sunderland, consisting of an eight-pot FURNACE, two LEARS, several POT-ROOMS and WARE-ROOMS, an eight-horse-power condensing STEAM ENGINE, and MACHINERY attached for the cutting and engraving of Glass on an extensive scale, a CUTTING-ROOM, a DWELLING-HOUSE for the Manager or Clerk, another DWELLING-HOUSE, recently built, adapted for the resident Partner, HOUSES for the Workmen, containing in all about twenty-eight rooms, and other appropriate Buildings. The ground is about fifty yards in extent next the river, and about ninety yards in depth, and the Premises were expressly fitted up for the purpose of carrying the Flint-Glass Trade. This valuable concern possesses the advantage of an old, extensive, and highly respectable connection throughout England and Scotland, and is peculiarly worthy the attention of a Gentleman of capital, or Company disposed to embark in the Business, as being the only Flint Glass Manufactory on the river Wear; and now offered for sale in consequence of the recent death of Young, and the general ill health of White, the only surviving proprietor.'[1]

1863 Angus and Greener, Wear Flint Glass Works, Sunderland.[2]

1869 Works taken by Samuel Neville for lease of seven years but legal dispute in 1874.[3]

1875 Henry Greener, Wear Flint Glass Works, Millfield, Sunderland.[4]

1900 Greener and Co, Wear Flint Glass Works, Sunderland.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Durham County Advertiser - Saturday 29 May 1830
  2. Northwich Guardian - Saturday 29 August 1863
  3. Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Tuesday 22 December 1874
  4. Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 15 July 1875
  5. Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Friday 14 September 1900