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The world-famous Waterford Crystal Ball is lowered in Times Square, New York City, on New Year's Eve
The world-famous Waterford Crystal Ball is lowered in Times Square, New York City, on New Year's Eve

Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford, Ireland, by the company Waterford Wedgwood plc. A crystal business was originally founded in the city in 1793 by George and William Penrose, it produced extremely fine crystal that became world-renowned. However, their company later closed, reportedly due to excessive taxation of the product. In 1947, Czech immigrant Charles Bacik established a glass works in the city, due to the superb reputation of the original glassware. Aided by fellow countryman and designer Miroslav Havel, the company started operations in a depressed Ireland, by the early 1950's it has been taken over by Irish management. Image File history File linksMetadata NYEBigBall_edited. ... Image File history File linksMetadata NYEBigBall_edited. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... Nickname The Big Apple, The Capital of the World [1], Gotham Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water  - Urban  - Metro 1,214. ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... Lead crystal beads Lead crystal, (also called crystal), is lead glass that has been hand or machine cut with facets. ... Glassware includes: Drinkware (for beverages) Vases Pitcher (container)s Art glass Art marbles Stained glass is not directly glassware, but closely related. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... This article is about the eldest Josiah Wedgwood. ... Wall Street, Manhattan In economics, business refers to the social science of managing people to organize and maintain collective productivity toward accomplishing particular creative and productive goals. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


In May 2005, Waterford Wedgwood announced the closure of its factory in Dungarvan in order to base all operations in the main factory in Kilbarry, Waterford City, where 1,000 people are employed by the company. The move resulted in nearly 500 Dungarvan workers losing their jobs. The Kilbarry operation features a tourist centre offering guided tours of the factory, a gift shop, cafe, and gallery. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ...


Waterford Crystal may also refer to a champion horse from Ireland.


External links

  • Waterford Crystal
  • Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

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Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford, Ireland, by the company Waterford Wedgwood plc.
A crystal business was originally founded in the city in 1793 by George and William Penrose, it produced extremely fine crystal that became world-renowned.
In May 2005, Waterford Wedgwood announced the closure of its factory in Dungarvan in order to base all operations in the main factory in Kilbarry, Waterford City, where 1,000 people are employed by the company.
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