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60672: Memoirs of Jenkinson at Edinburgh and Leith Glassworks

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posted on 2024-02-21, 10:40 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Some details of the strange war work of S.N. Jenkinson, 1886-1982, (John Jenkinson's grandfather) at Edinburgh and Leith Glassworks. Stanley wrote about his work for the government during the Great War on glass processes. Stanley's recollections include sort of espionage in Paris etc. as he tried to smuggle out of France skilled manpower from Belgium/France to enhance the production methods in Scotland. John too remembers him discussing research for lenses for submarines, periscopes especially, but that doesn't appear in these documents. During the war table glass production was switched to glass for bulbs and especially for lenses - the family remember "there was something to do with submarines but perhaps that was what he did in the Second World War" - but the details are hazy as "he sold the glassworks (and abandoned his family!) in 1929 when his speculations went west like so many others" and the family also think he was a follower of the Fascist Oswald Mosley.

These are two pages from a paper typed by Stanley Noel Jenkinson of Edinburgh & Leith Flint Glass Co. for a B.E. Moody doing a report on Glass mergers and particularly Clarence Hatry.

Also in this collection:
* B.E. Moody's report "History Repeats Itself?"
* relevant pages of the book 'The Story of Edinburgh Crystal' by H W Woodward
* the Trading Account and Balance Sheet of Edinburgh & Leith Flint Glass Co ending 31st December 1918 finalised 9th September 1919

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Identifier

9194.cpd| 4958.jpg|GWA_3549_StanleyNoelDixson1.jpg 4959.jpg|GWA_3550_StanleyNoelDixson2.jpg

Creator

Jenkinson, Stanley

Date

1914 - 1918

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Memoir

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alun Edwards | Sue and John Jenkinson

Submission Event

Powys Archives Submission Day

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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