Glass | Australian & New Zealand
Australian Production - Crown Crystal Glass
The Sydney glass maker Crown Crystal Glass (later Crown Corning) was the largest and most successful manufacturer of Australian domestic glassware in the last half of the 20th Century.
Many of the company's award-winning products can still be found in many Australian households today and a successful export drive sent Australian glass to many countries including the USA, UK, Netherlands, Germany, and even Scandinavia - itself a major exporter of quality glass.
Crown Crystal Glass are the parent company of another well known brand you're likely to see here - Australian made PYREX.
New Zealand Production - Crown Crystal (NZ)
On the back of the successful glass making plants in Sydney, Australia, Crown Crystal Glass (later Crown Corning) opened and operated a plant in New Zealand, located in Hornby, Christchurch.
The plant became as successful, if not more so, in glass production across the 1960s and 1970s. They produced everyday glassware that can be found in many New Zealand and Australian households today, as well as around the world, being exported to a number of countries globally including the USA, UK, Netherlands, Germany, and even Scandinavia.
Known as Crown Crystal, the majority of their everyday glassware range across this peak period of production were marketed under the 'Kaaru Glass' brand.