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By 1952 Pilkington had assumed full control of Chance Brothers
1976 The production of flat glass ceased at Smethwick.
1981 The remainder of the Smethwick works closed, ending over 150 years of glass production at Smethwick.
The remaining glass tube processing was moved to Malvern where the operation was incorporated as an arms-length subsidiary of Pilkington, under the old name Chance Brothers Ltd. Since then the company has continued to develop its range of products and capabilities.
1992 During a period of rationalisation at Pilkington, Chance became an independent company, changing its registered name to Chance Glass Limited, but retaining the historical Chance logo. Further processes have since been added.
The company continued as specialist glass manufacturers and suppliers of glass products such as pyrex glass tubing and precision bore glass tubes.