I am currently researching John Moncrieff Ltd of Perth. Details are published on my website.
Current Moncrieff names:
I have a lot of question marks still to be filled in.... If you can fill any gaps that would be appreciated.
From people table:
Andrew Moncrieff 19? - 19? Vasart, Glassblower. (c. 1961)
Marianne Isobel Moncrieff (nee Dunlop) 1874 - 1961 Wife of John Moncrieff Jnr. involved in Monart marketing and design.
Friend of Mrs Graydon-Stannus.
Parents Matthew and Margaret Waters Dunlop
[Her brother was a Managing Director of Teachers Whisky, G.T. Dunlop? To be confirmed.]
John Moncrieff (Senior) 1834 - 1899 Manager at John Todd & Sons, Ink Manufacturer. Founder of North British Glassworks. Vice-President of Perth Liberal Club. Member of Perth Town Council.
John H. E. Moncrieff (Junior) 1874 - 1950 Founder's son. Chairman of Moncrieff until forced out by takeover in 1933
? Moncrieff (3) 18? - 1917 Moncrieff Works Manager. Nephew of John M. (Senior)
? Moncrieff (4) ? - 1942 Moncrieff office staff. Son of Moncrieff (3)
? Moncrieff (5) ? - 19? Moncrieff Glassblower. Son of Moncrieff (3)
? Moncrieff (6) ? - 19? Moncrieff Glassblower. Son of Moncrieff (3)
From company table:
John Moncrieff Ltd, North British Glassworks, Perth.
1865 - ?
Limited company, 1905.
South Street Perth 1865-81.
St. Catherine's Road, Perth 1881/2-19?. Scientific glass-blowing. Targets for shotgun practice, Monax, Unific, Monart Glass, Paul Ysart paperweights.
1952 owners: David Bennie & Sons Ltd of Glasgow.
During 1980's the company was owned, at different times, by Hopkinson Holdings, Reed International, The Caradon Group.
Between 150 and 160 people worked at Moncrieff's in 1962.
In 1989 it was bought by management: Colin Mayor and David Petrie.
1992, bought from receivership by Fuller Investments, chaired by Christopher Lattila-Campbell. The name was changed from John Moncrieff Ltd to "Monax" a brand name for the type of borosilicate glass that was made.
Mrs Lattila-Campbell was very interested in building the art glass side of the business and developed some very innovative uses for old stocks of laboratory ware, milk jars etc. She toured craft fairs with a stand not dissimilar to the Ysart Brothers Glass, "Vasart exhibition" in 1950, see p.34, Ysart Glass.
In December 1995, the company ceased production in Perth, but continued as a trading company.
1998, another management buy-out and the company moved to Inverkeithing, Fife. This company is now known as Monax Glass, still active 2002.
In 2000 a new company, John Moncrieff Limited, was set up with the goal of developing the company to its former status.
John Moncrieff Snr. 1865 - 1899 Founder
John H. E. Moncrieff Jnr. ? - 1933 Son of founder, Chairman until forced to resign in 1933.
? Moncrieff (3) 18? - 1917 Works Manager. Nephew of John M. Sr.
? Moncrieff (4) c.1915 - 1942 Office staff. Son of Moncrieff (3)
? Moncrieff (5) ? - 19? Glassblower. Son of Moncrieff (3)
? Moncrieff (6) ? - 19? Glassblower. Son of Moncrieff (3)
Isobel Moncrieff ? - 1933? Wife of John M. Jnr. Involved in Monart marketing and design. Also involved in "Wedding Gift" design in 1947.
Some information is published in my book Ysart Glass (1990, now out of print), but most of that is also found on the website.
Home page: www.ysartglass.com
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