Other Manchester Registrations: U to Z

This factory was a few miles west of the Manchester area in Newton-le-Willows, but is worth a mention as the Walton family were also involved with the early days of Burtles & Tate and held an interest in the Regent Road Glass Works in Salford in the 1870s.  I am told by another researcher that this particular factory specialised in lighting.
19 DECEMBER 1882
Design Number
This is a large circular gas globe for lighting which has horizontal threading on the top and bottom thirds of the globe.  The registration says the pattern may be applied to other kinds of glass vase.

George Frederick Webb was the son of Thomas Webb from the firm of Ker & Webb.  This is the another registration from this line of the Webb family - several with Ker & Webb, one from Thomas Webb & Sons, two from Webb Brothers, and then this.
Design Number
This is a circular star base pattern placed on top of, or part of, a flat angular plate.

Thomas George Webb was the son of Thomas Webb from the firm of Ker & Webb, and the brother of glass dealer George Frederick Webb. He joined the freemasons in 1873.  On the 1911 census he called himself a chemical inventor, and he is known to have raised at least 2 patents, one in 1882 related to the optical properties of ship and pavement lights, and another in the 1890s on the use of acid in the industry, which he had to defend in a court case in 1898.
13 MAY 1905
Design Number
This could be a light of some sort. Viewed from the side it is a half ovoid object, viewed from below it has a letterbox shape. It looks a like a long thin ceiling light.

The firm of Whittingham and Percival was based in Pendleton, Salford, and lasted for a few brief years in the latter 1870s.  At the time of its dissolution on April 1st 1878, the owners were listed as Jabez Whittingham, Thomas Percival, Walter Percival, William Stansfield, and Francis Thomas Edwards.
Jabez Whittingham was born in Manchester circa 1823 and must have worked at Percival & Vickers as his signature as the Company Secretary is on the registration for their Dolphin Vase of 1874.  Thomas and Walter Percival were sons of Thomas Percival, co-founder of Percival & Vickers.  When Thomas Percival died in 1875 it is probable that this spurred the formation of Whittingham & Percival.  Jabez Whittingham died in Dorchester in 1879, where he had once married.  One of his children continued as a glass and china dealer for many years.  We do not know what the Percivals got up to, but there is no sign of them on the Percival & Vickers share registers by 1880.
19 FEBRUARY 1876
Design Number
A circular plate 


6 JUNE 1876
Design Numbers
301058 to 301067
This group of designs was submitted as photographs.  All the items look to be white, though this could be a trick of the light or a faded old photograph, as all the examples we have seen are in plain pressed glass.
A circular plate with a central snowflake design
A butter lid with a repeating pattern
A butter lid with a repeating pattern of grooves
A patterned sugar bowl
A bowl with a basic grooved pattern
301063 - 301067
Salts with different patterns

Photo of possibly 301059 sent in by Fred Cooper
The lid here would appear to match 301059 in shape but it does not bear the pattern as seen on the registration
So maybe it is a blank of the shape minus the pattern?

Photo of 301063 by Rob Young

Photos of 301064 sent in by Fred Cooper

Photo of 301066 by Roy
(pickle jar bearing the same pattern as seen on the salt)
Photo of 301067 by Rob Young
14 JUNE 1876
Design Numbers
301236 to 301238 
A sugar bowl

Thought to be a paste pot rather than a salt

Dimensions 5x3 inches
(but also made in a larger size)

A salt