Ravenhead Entertain Set Of 2 Gin Balloon Glasses 55cl
The Ravenhead gin balloons are designed with a large capacity bowl shape which allows plenty of room for ice, zesty lemons and limes. The bowl shapes trap the infused flavours and aromas within the glass providing a greater taste experience.
Ravenhead the Company
The Ravenhead Story began in 1842 when founder Frances Dixon opened a glass factory in St. Helens, North West England. He passed down his ownership to his sons, and the family bussiness developed from strength to strength over three generations.
The factory’s location played a huge part in Ravenhead’s success. As an industrial town, St Helens had access to many fuel supplies, especially with its roots as a coal mining town since the 14th century. The Sankey Canal provided transport links to Liverpool and Cheshire markets as well as the River Mersey enabling easy distribution throughout the North West during the Industrial Revolution.
On 31st March 1913, Ravenhead was amalgamated with five other glass companies to form United Glass Bottle Manufacturers (UGB). This merger resulted in investment in automatic bottle-making machines which revolutionized the speed of production.
Ravenhead in the 1930s branched out into domestic tableware such as bowls, jugs and drinking glasses, many of which were inspired by the Art Deco era. It was during this time that Ravenhead developed some long-lasting partnerships with iconic brands such as Elizabeth Arden. Ravenhead’s first decorating machine produced the cosmetics leader’s world famous white cream jar. The machine was then used to decorate a variety of pots, jars and bottles including milk bottles decorated with the name of the farmer’s dairies.