Manufacturer Notes: Rochester Glass Works, E. P. Reed & Co., Frank E. Reed, and Frank E. Reed & Co.

ROCHESTER GLASS WORKS. 

Eugene P. Reed & Co.— Manufacturers of Bottles of Every Description— 
380 Plymouth Ave., on the Penn R. R. Railroad. 

This is an industrial establishment of which Rochester has just reason to feel proud, since it contributes largely to spread abroad her fame for good taste and mechanical excellence. The works have been in existence for a number of years, and from small beginnings have developed into large proportions, the premises now comprising about an acre of ground, covered with factory and storage buildings. Sixty persons are employed, and, the specialties embracing every variety of plain and colored bottles for beer and mineral water, together with an endless line of patent medicine bottles, the output is about sixty gross daily.

It is encouraging to learn that the past year has been a prosperous one for the Rochester glass works, and that the outlook is for a steadily increasing business in the future.

The Industries if the City of Rochester Past History and Progress, Together with a Condensed Summary of Her Industrial Advantages and Development (Rochester, Elnstnee Publishing Co., 1888)
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FRANK E, REED.

Frank E, Reed is at the head of the firm of Frank E. Reed & Company, glass manufacturers, at No. 380 Plymouth avenues in Rochester, New York, and his has been a successful business career, characterized by constant advancement as the result of business qualities which have been developed from close application, earnest study and persistent purpose. He was born in Memphis, New York, January 19, 1851. His father, William Reed, was a native of Washington county, New York, and followed the occupation of farming as a life work. He married charlotte Burch, of Memphis, New York, and both are now deceased. Of the three brothers and three sisters of Frank E. Reed, only two sisters are now living.
In Baldwinsville Free Academy Frank Reed acquired his education and then started in business life as a clerk in a general store in Baldwinsville, New York, where he remained for three years. Desirous of making advancement, he embraced the opportunity of becoming a traveling salesman and remained on the road for seven years, first as a representative for H. H. Warner & Company, of Rochester, and afterwards for William S. Kimball & Company, the great tobacco firm of this city. He next engaged in business on his own account, manufacturing glass bottles, and in this connection is at the head of a large and important industry of Rochester. It is the only business of the kind in the city and furnishes employment to one hundred and fifty people. Its output is large and is being consistently increased to meet the growing demand of the trade. the business methods he pursues are in keeping with the spirit that prevails in modern business life and excellence characterizes every department of the factory.
In 1873 Mr. Reed was married to Martha M. Toll, of Baldwinsville, New York, and unto them have been born three children: Otis D., who has charged of the office force of the Defender Photograph Supply company, of Rochester: Arthur F., in business with his father; and Fred E., who is manager in his father's office.
Mr. Reed is a member of Frank R. Lawrence lodge, No. 797, A. F. & A. M.; Hamilton chapter, R. A. M.; Rochester consistory; Damascus Temple of the Mystic Shrine; and Lalla Rookh Grotto. The sons are also Masons, belonging to Frank R. Lawrence lodge. Mr. Reed is a member of the Rochester Whist Club and has been honored with its presidency. In politics he is an ardent republican, but seeking no office. Through his own efforts he has become a well read man, through his enterprise has won success in business and through fidelity to applied principles has commanded the respect and confidence of all with whom he has been associated.

Peck, William F.; History of Rochester and Monroe County New York From the Earliest Historic Times to the Beginning of 1907 (New York, The Pioneer Publishing Co., 1908)
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ROCHESTER FIRMS CONTINUOUSLY IN
BUSINESS FOR FIFTY YEARS OR MORE

PRESENT FIRM Established
Reed F. E. Glass Co. 1881

Rochester Chamber of Commerce; A Century of Commerce in Rochester, N. Y. (1934)
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1870 Rochester Glass Works, T. A. Evans, 178 Plymouth av. GLASS MANUFS.

1875 Gatchell Nathan B. (Gatchell & Co.), 178 Plymouth avenue, house do.
1875 GATCHELL & CO. (N. B. Gatchell), glass manufs. 178 Pylmouth av.--See page 691
1875 GATCHELL & CO. 178 Plymouth av. (See page 691) Glass Manufs.
1875 Ad page 691
GATCHELL & CO.,
Proprietors of the
ROCHESTER
GLASS WORKS
Manufacturers of
Glass Bottles,
Flasks, etc.,
178 PLYMOUTH AVE.,
ROCHESTER, N. Y.
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Connected for 21 years with the
LANCASTER GLASS WORKS.

1877 Gatchell Nathan B. removed from city

1882 Kelly & Co. 178 Plymouth avenue Glass Manufs.

1888 Kelly & Co. 178 Plymouth avenue Glass Manufs.

1889 Reed E. P. & Co. 380 Plymouth Glass Manufs.
1889 Reed Eugene P. & Co. glass manuf. 308 Plymouth av. boards 44 N. Fitzhugh
1889 Reed Frank E. 380 Plymouth av. bds 44 N. Fitzhugh

1890 Reed E. P. & Co. 380 Plymouth av. Glass Manufs.
1890 Reed Eugene P. & Co. glass manufs. 380 Plymouth av. boards 9 Cortland
1890 Reed Frank E. 380 Plymouth av. bds 44 N. Fitzhugh

1891 Reed E. P. & Co. 380 Plymouth av. Glass Manufs.
1891 Reed Eugene P. & Co. glass manufs. 380 Plymouth av. bds. 44 N. Fitzhugh
1891 Reed Frank E. 380 Plymouth av. bds 44 N. Fitzhugh

1892 Reed E. P. & Co. 380 Plymouth av. Glass Workers
1892 Reed Eugene P. & Co. glass manufs. 380 Plymouth av. boards 3 Cortland
1892 Reed Frank E. glass manuf. 380 Plymouth avenue, house 4 Lamberton park

1893 Reed E. P. & Co. (manufs.) 380 Plymouth avenue Glass Workers.
1893 Reed Eugene P. & Co. glass manufs. 380 Plymouth av. boards 9 Cortland
1893 Reed Frank E. glass manuf. 380 Plymouth avenue, house 4 Lamberton park

1894 Reed E. P. & Co. (manufs.) 380 Plymouth avenue Glass Workers.
1894 Reed Eugene P. & Co. glass manufs. 380 Plymouth av. boards 9 Cortland
1894 Reed Frank E. glass manuf. 380 Plymouth avenue, house 4 Lamberton park

1895 Reed F. E. (manuf.) 380 Plymouth av. Glass Workers.
1895 Reed Eugene P. & Co. died Aug. 16, 1894, age 46
1895 Reed Frank E. glass manuf. 380 Plymouth avenue, house 4 Lamberton park

1896 Reed Frank E. Roch. Glass Works, 380 Plymouth av. house 4 Lamberton park
1896 Reed F. E. (manuf.) 380 Plymouth av. Glass Workers.

1897 Reed Frank E. Roch. Glass Works, 380 Plymouth av. house 4 Lamberton park
1897 Reed F. E. (manuf.) 380 Plymouth av. Glass Workers.

1898 Reed, Frank E. Roch. Glass Works, 380 Plymouth av. house 4 Lamberton park
1898 Reed F. E. (manuf.) 380 Plymouth av. Glass Workers.

1899 Reed, Frank E. Roch. Glass Works, 380 Plymouth av. house 4 Lamberton park
1899 Reed F. E. (manuf.) 380 Plymouth av. Glass Workers.

1911 F. E. Reed Glass Co. 860 Maple St.

1918 REED F. E. GLASS CO., 860 Maple Glassware Mfrs.

Rochester Business Directories
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The Summer School of Industrial Chemistry, under the direction of Professor Thorp, was attended by twelve students, and lasted from the ninth to the twenty-fifth of June, during a part of which period Professor Walker also accompanied the party. In all twenty-eight plants were visited, as follows : —

Arnold Print Works, North Adams, Mass.; Stamford Chemical Co., Stamford, Vt.; ....... Onondaga Pottery Co., Syracuse, N.Y.; .....Rochester Glass Works, Eastman Kodak Co., Curtice Brothers, Bartholomay Brewing Co., and .....

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Annual Report (Cambridge, John Wilson & Son, 1894)
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Transmitted to the legislature January 28, 1897.

GLASSWORKERS.

Rochester.

On the 18th of April about 30 boys, known as " carry out" boys, who were employed at the Rochester Glass Works, struck for an increase in wages. The proprietors of the works refused to accede to the demands of the strikers, and the next morning a new force of boys was set at work. The strike was not successful.

Braniff, Thomas A.; Tenth Annual Report of the Board of Mediation and Arbitration of the State of New York (Albany, Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1897)
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Reed, F. E.............Rochester Glass Works........380 Plymouth Ave.

Rochester Chamber of Commerce; Rochester Power City 1900-1901 (Rochester, Press of Union and Advertiser Company, 1900)
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Glass Making. — At the Rochester glass works the following substances are melted for bottle glass: Clean sand, 100 Ibs.; soda-ash, 40 Ibs.; lime, 28 Ibs.; feldspar, 1 Ib. It requires from 12 to 14 hours to complete the melting.

Colored glass is made by adding a small quantity of a metallic oxide. Thus, cobalt colors glass blue; chromium, green; iron, green; gold, red; amber glass is made by adding soft coal.

Arey, Albert L.; Elementary Chemistry For High Schools and Academies (New York, MacMillan Company, 1900)
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New Incorporations
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Rochester, N, Y,--F. E. Reed Glass Company; authorized capital, $165,000; will take over business and good will of F. E. Reed & Company, a copartnership engaged in the manufacture of glass and glassware.
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The House Furnishing Review Vol. XXIX No. 2, August 1908 (New York, Trade Magazine Association, 1908)
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1908 billhead: F. E. REED & CO., ROCHESTER GLASS WORKS MANUFACTURERS OF FLINT AND AMBER BOTTLES 380 PLYMOUTH AVE. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (dated) NOV. 11TH 1908… Over-stamped in purple ink: F. E. REED GLASS CO., SUCCESSORS TO. Products listed include Brewers’ Ware, Druggists’ Ware, Patent Medicines, Flasks, and Milks.
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The Rochester Glass Works, Rochester, N. Y., will add two one-story buildings 50 x 205 ft. and 40 x 200 ft. respectively, to the present plant on Maple street, that city.

The Iron Age April 17, 1913 (New York, David Williams, 1913)
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The F. E. Reed Glass Co., Rochester, N. Y., desires a first-class vise hand for repair work and letter cutting on bottle moulds. Apply to company.

The American Flint Vol. IX. No 2 December 1917 (Toledo, 1917)
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 To Visit Glass Factory

 Aurora Lodge 465 will have a business meeting Wednesday evening, after which they will make a trip of inspection through the F. E. Reed Glass Company, under the leadership of George Winter.

Record Democrat And Chronicle (Rochester, New York) May  11, 1930
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 19945--Invol--Matter of Highland Beverage Co, Inc. soft drinks, beverages, ginger ales, etc, Rochester, Monroe Co............Reed Glass Co, Inc, $1073.26..............

The Daily Record (Rochester, New York) April 5, 1933
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Morrissey, Thomas, Joseph and John J d/b/a Morrissey Bros, favor F E Reed Glass Co, Inc, 106.64

Rochester Daily Record (Rochester, New York) December 2, 1937
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 Marnie Germano, an infant, etc, and Tom Germano v Pepsi-Cola Rochester Bottling Co, Inc, and F E Reed Glass Co, Inc--Stipulation of discontinuance--C H D'Amanda for plffs.

Rochester Daily Record (Rochester, New York) December 23, 1941
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Rochester industrial firms exhibiting glass were the F. E. Reed Glass Company, with a series showing the making of a bottle; 

Bulletin of Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences (Rochester, 1942)
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Reed Glass Company, Inc., F. E., Rochester, N. Y. 

American Glass Review Volume 76 (Ebel-Doctorow Publications, 1956)
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41235--Vol--Amended Schedules filed for reorganization under chapter X -- Matter of Reed Glass Co Inc, glass containers, 860 Maple st, Rochester.  Liabilities $1,166,651.45, assets $833,469.90, secured claims $215,079.90.  Petition dated Oct 4, 1956, filed Oct 5, 1956.  J Emmett O'Brien, atty for bankrupt, 1252 Linciln Alliance Bank bldg, Rochester

The Daily Record (Rochester, New York) October 10, 1956
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Another example he cited was the Reed Glass Company, Inc., of Rochester, NY, which is in bankruptcy.

New York Times (New York, New York) June 12, 1957
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