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St Martin and the goose
Title : St Martin and the goose St Martin and the goose
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Creator : Clarkson Limited
Date of creation : ca.1900
Format : Artwork
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Copyright : This item is reproduced courtesy of O'Brien Glass Industries Ltd. It may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires written permission from O'Brien Glass Industries Ltd and the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Records of the glass making firm of Clarkson Limited consisting of water colour designs for stain glass windows, full-size cartoons of window designs, minutes, financial records, photographs, printed items, share certificates, newspaper cuttings and poster.

On his return from the Victorian goldfields in the early 1850s, Heinrich Vosz opened what is now Australia's oldest glass business, in Rundle Street, Adelaide.He was South Australia's first importer of plate glass. The business passed to two of his employees and in 1904 AE Clarkson, who had joined the firm as an office boy in 1889, became secretary and manager. The name of the business was changed to Clarkson Ltd in 1915 due to anti-German feeling during the First World War. The leaded and stained glass department opened in 1899, and by 1923 was employing 26 workers including two artist-designers. Although also suppliers of paints and wallpapers, glass design and manufacture was always the firm's specialty. Many South Australian churches contain windows designed by the firm. This design is for a window in St Bede's Anglican Church at Semaphore, depicting St Martin with the goose which is his symbol.
Related names :

Clarkson, Albert Ernest, 1876-1936

Vosz, Heinrich Ludwig

Clarkson Limited

St Bede's Church (Semaphore, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1900
Place : Semaphore (S. Aust.); Rundle Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Forbes, Ian LD. St Bede's Anglican Church Semaphore 1879-1979, Semaphore, S. Aust.: The Church, 1979
Smith, Vanessa Rose. Reminscences of Vanessa Smith, 1987, D 7589 (L)
St Bede's Anglican Church (Semaphore, S. Aust.), Church records, 1879-1932, SRG 94/A92
Ward, Albert N. The history of Clarkson Ltd., Blackwood, S. Aust.: A.N. Ward, 1985
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