Brief Notes on History

A Few Notes on Czech Glass History

Pressed glass started in Bohemia around 1850.
Glassexport (Skloexport) setup for marketing 1948.
Glass companies began merging in 1958.
Sklo Union organisation set-up in 1965.

Pressed Glass Works:

Hermanova Hut 1907-2002.
Jablonecke Sklarny (Jablonec)
Krasno nad Bacvou 1855-
Libochovice 1911-2006.
Rosice 1920-1996.
Rudolfova Hut 1906, subsidiary of O-I Europe since 1997.
Sklarny Bohemia (Podebrady) 1950-
Sklarna Nemsova 1902-1965.

Others (including some pressed glass):

Borocrystal (Borske Sklo) 1948-1994 (became Crystalex)
CMS Krasno
Crystalex 1974-
Harrachov Glassworks 1630-
Josef Inwald 1914-1950
Ludwig Moser 1857-
Gebruder Rachmann 18?? -1939
S. Reich & Co Glasfabrik 1855-1939
Severosklo AS 1951-
Sklarny Cesky Kristal
Skrdlovice Sklarska Hut

n.b. This is a very rough guide as various mergers took place so names/dates should not be assumed to be precise.

 Frank Andrews 2015

 

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