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of Wear Flint Glass Works, Sunderland. (1922)
of Wear Glass Works, Millfield, Sunderland. Telephone: Sunderland 903. Cables: "Greener, Sunderland 903". (1929)
Ditto Address. Telephone: Sunderland 2882-3-4. Cables: "Greener, Sunderland". Also at Rooms 455-6, 329 High Holborn, London, WC1. Telephone: Holborn 7904. (1947)
1906 Fire at the works of James A. Jobling, St. Anthonys, known as the Tyne Oil and Grease Works.
1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Pressed Glass Tableware (Domestic and Hotel), Lenses for Railways, Torch Lenses, Advertising Glassware. (Stand No. G.49) 
1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Pyrex Ovenware; Pyrex Laboratory Glassware; Pyrex Lighting Ware; Pyrex Insulators; Pyrex Gauge Glasses. Domestic Table Glassware; Lenses; Tumblers; Pavement Lights; Advertising Novelties. (Stand No. G.31) 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
Post-WWII. British Glass, just after the Second World War, was produced in vast quantities and exported around the world.
This period in Britain, 1945-1955, was dominated by the concepts of utility, austerity, economy, and efficiency that had arisen during the war years (1939-45). "Rationing" - the system of limiting how much each family was allowed to buy and regulating this through the use of coupons, continued until 1952.
Glass manufacturers were encouraged to export their glass, but not allowed freedom to sell what they wished in Britain. There was a great deal of Government regulation of design and production through bodies like the Board of Trade and the Council for Industrial Design.
1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Pyrex Brand Glassware, Lighting Ware, Laboratory Ware, Pipe Lines, Ovenware, Flint Glass Lenses and Domestic Glassware. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1148) 
1951, the "Festival of Britain" was put on in London as the showcase for British achievement, and a display of British glass was included in the "Britain Can Make It" Exhibition that formed part of the Festival. However, the popular retort of "Britain can't have it" underlined the situation.
The period 1945-55 was the last decade for many of Britain's major pressed glass producers, especially those from the North East of England.
1954 A 40% shareholding in the Wear Flint Glass Works, operated by Joblings, was sold to the American glass company Corning.
1966 Took over Brancepath Castle near Durham as its advanced research centre working on new uses of glass and new methods of producing it
1970 Joblings ceased making fancy pressed glass.
1971 The process plant division gained a Queen's Award for Export