The Glass of John Walsh Walsh details the story of the company from 1850-1951. In order to research its history and products. Eric Reynolds has studied documents held by the Public Records Office and the Birmingham City Library; reviewed The Pottery Gazette from 1880-1951; and gathered valuable information from descendants of the Walsh family and former employees of the company. The two surviving Walsh factory pattern books are an important guide for glass historians and collectors and a facsimile copy of these is reproduced in the book. The sought after designs of Clyne Farquharson are included among the many illustrations. Clyne Farquharson and his contemporary, Keith Murray, were the most original British glass designers of their period.