Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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Makers Marks by Alfred Edward Tombleson

Alfred Edward Tombleson became an apprentice with F R Leach & Co of Cambridge in 1867, becoming foreman of other glass workers in 1871. By 1870 he was highly regarded by Charles Eamer Kempe and worked with him some of the time. He did not join Kempe full time until around 1890, becoming the Manager of Kempe's glassworks. He seems to have been the only person that Kempe ever allowed to add his own initials to a Kempe window, of which Buckinghamshire has one at Chalfont St Giles. They are his initials AET within a shield. Tombleson had a remarkable 67 year career, from 1867 until 1934 when, as manager he was responsible for closing the workshop and selling off its contents, at the age of 83.

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Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Link to image of this Window S Aisle W St Giles in Chalfont St Giles 16th c. & 1894 Alfred Edward Tombleson

Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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