Manufacturer Notes: Coshocton Glass CompanyOn the Coshocton Board of Trade, organized in 1899, see William J. Bahmer, Centennial History of Coshocton County, O., I (Chicago, 1909), 216-17.
A charter has been granted to the Saltsburg Glass Company, of Saltsburg, with a capital of $1,000. The directors are Joseph McQuaide, oa Duquesne; H. L. Greer, of Greensburg, and S. J. Robinson, of Saltsburg.
Indiana County Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania) November 15, 1900
WE CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE UP NOW
The Committee is Working Hard to Sell More Lots.
EVERY DOLLAR WILL BE NEEDED
To Secure the Factories and Pay For The Land--Encouraging Prospect But Success Not Complete.
Coshocton has done well to the present in the effort to land additional factories, but the lot sale is by no means ended.
The board are not out of the woods. To secure the plants, every lot platted must be sold and the soliciting committee and members of the board are now working to that end.
The opera house meeting and the soliciting since that time has brought the number of lots to 215. That many contracts have been signed. There still remain 103 lots to be sold and it is to dispose of these that everybody is working.
The lots still in hand will decide the fate of the enterprise and will say whether Coshocton is to have the glass works and the agriculture implement factory. Every lot of the 318 must be sold to make the movement a success.
If you have been thinking of buying a lot buy it now. Never was the project more in need of support........
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) November 30, 1901
SET BY NEWARK, COSHOCTON IS FOLLOWING
That Town Lands a Big Glass Factory and Other New Industries are Now in Sight.
Coshocton, O., Dec. 10.--The Board of Trade having sold 318 lots in ten days for $200 each, making it possible to offer a bonus, the Saltsburg Glass company of Pennsylvania, today sent a signed contract to construct a factory there. Between 200 and 300 men will be employed. The factory gets $15,000 and three acres of land. Work begins immediately.
The Coshocton’s glass company's plant will be started January 15.
Coshocton had its eye on Newark and has seen it grow and prosper largely through the aide of its energetic Board of Trade. The Coshocton Board following Newark's example has raised a fund and will bring more industries to town. While Newark is growing and booming, Coshocton is not going to sleep.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) December 10, 1901
BOARD MEETS TONIGHT
REGARDING BONUS AND SITE
Glass Works People Arranging Their Affairs
to Move Very Soon-- Activity Is
Secretary Boyd has been in close correspondence with the officials of the Saltsburg Glass company and they expect to come here next week and wind up the deal. The contract has been signed and they are anxious to come to Coshocton, but business matters over which they have no control have prevented them from completing arrangements for the construction of the factory. The contract has been signed and important developments are expected soon.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) December 26, 1901
CONTRACT IS SIGNED.
The Glass Plant Made a certainty at the Pittsburg Conference
A telegram received late this afternoon by Secretary Boyd of the board of trade, from Charles F. Gosser, of the committee in conference with the Saltsburg Glass company in Pittsburg says the contract is signed and everything is all right. That plant will be built in Coshocton as soon as possible. The committee will be home tonight,
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) December 31, 1901
The Saltsburg Glass Works, at Saltsburg have been closed for several weeks pending a change in the affairs of the company. It is said the citizens of Coshocton, O., have offered a bonus of several acres of ground if the plant be moved there.
American Manufacturer And Iron World, January 2, 1902
--E, G. Sober, of the Coshocton Glass works, returned from Canton Tuesday.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) January 22, 1902
INTERESTING LOCAL ITEMS
Last Wednesday an execution was issued in this place, by the attorneys for the Monongahela Valley Bank against the Saltsburg Glass Company for $25,000.
Indiana Democrat (Indiana, Pennsylvania) February 5, 1902
THE FIRES ARE BURNING
Plant of the Coshocton Glass Company is a lively Place.
TO MAKE GLASS IN TWO WEEKS
The Big Tank and Expansive Ovens are Being Dried Preparatory to Starting Operations.
Fires have been lighted at the plant of the Coshocton Glass company and in two weeks blowers will be at work making bottles. The company will have about two months of this fire.
"Yes we will be ready to start in two weeks." said Mr. Sober of the company to THE AGE this morning, "We will only have two months of this fire but the plant is completed and we went Coshocton to have the benefit of our work as soon as possible.
We have lighted the fires in order that the tanks and ovens may be dried and ready for work at the time I have named.
"Unless we changes our present plans, we will double the capacity of the plant during the summer and be ready for more business with an increased force in the fall. I see no reason now for any change in the plans we have formed."
This modest statement from Mr. Sober, whose sturdy character and splendid business qualifications have made him friends wherever he is known, means a great deal for Coshocton. It means a stable industry has been established, and the company is not only carrying out its contract with the board of trade but carrying it out in a manner that will be a great help to Coshocton.
The plant is complete in every particular. the best men that money could secure have been employed by Mr. Sober and Mr. Van Horn in construction and the gentleman have given it their personnel attention. That they mean business and expect to make the factory a success has been evident from the start.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) April 23, 1902
--The first piece of glass blown at the plant of the Coshocton Glass company is on exhibition at the Crawford store. It attracts much attention.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) May 2, 1902
AT GLASS WORKS
Seventy-five Tons of Molten material Ready for Workers.
COMPLETE IN ALL ITS DETAILS
Coshocton Glass company Starts With Every Prospect of Success--Orders at Hand and Shipments Will be Made This Week.
The Coshocton Glass company placed its new plant in operation this morning. A full force will not be employed until the end of the week when it is probable shipments will begin. Mr. Sober and Mr. Van Horn, the principal stockholders, are to have the active management of the concern.
The plant is a snug little factory in the board of trade second addition, built with a view to the economical manufacture of bottles. It occupies part of the rolling mill site, but is so placed that a duplicate factory can be placed on each side. It is the intention of the company to build another plant before the next fire in September and the other will come later.
Entering the factory from the west one finds the boilers, power plant and blacksmith shop, the power house containing a fan that plays an important part in the manufacture of bottles. Flanking them is a side track on which cars carrying material can be run to the bins. Nearby is the gas manufacturing apparatus, a modern idea carried out on the most approved lines. It is one of the needed appliances at a glass house, in fact the Coshocton company has nothing but what is does need, but it has everything on that line.
Next comes the main room of the factory. Here the work of making bottles is actually done. The most important part of the equipment is the tank, a great structure of brick and steel with a capacity of 75 tons. It is known as a six ring tank and 18 blowers can work at it at one time, 12 on the platform and 6 below. The finishing apparatus with its glory holes are near the platform and from them bottles can be quickly taken to the tempering ovens on each side of the room. The doors at the east open to a siding where the finished product can be loaded into cars for shipment.
An opening into the tank is large enough to admit the sand, soda-ash and lime from the batch room where it is mixed and here a good view of the interior of the tank can be obtained. The door is opened, the man at the lever controlling the gas moves it to one side, a hot blast rolls over the billows of molten material, brightening if possible the light which comes through the opening. The tank was almost full when a representative of THE AGE looked in at that hole Saturday afternoon, and it will be kept filled until the end of the fire.
The process of making bottles requires skill. A little door in the furnace is opened, the blower draws a lump of the molten mass through the nose and tossing it quickly on a table rolls it until it has reached the exact consistency. It is then dropped to the mould, and after the required time there goes to the glory holes where it is finished. The trip to the tempering oven covers the shortest possible space, and the bottle is going through the last process. Four days confinement between walls heated to not less than 900 degrees makes it ready for shipment.
Around the bottom of the furnace and under the platform on which blowers stand is a pipe and through it comes air from the fan to cool the atmosphere and play an important part in the finishing of bottles.
The ovens are substantially built and made to retain great heat. There are four on each side. One is filled and closed, and then the workmen turn their attention to the oven on the opposite side of the factory.
Mr. Sober and Mr. Van Horn have spared no money in constructing the factory. Everything about the glass house is of the latest type, arranged with a view to the greatest possible production. Every convenience can be found in the factory and shipments can be made quickly and without unnecessary rehandling of ware at the plant.
Many of the company's employs arrived here Saturday night and Sunday, and others will come during the week until the force is complete. They are from Massillon, Newark and the east. Almost all labor is skilled from the blacksmith through the factory to the shipping department. William Tasker, of Massillon, is the superintendent, and his force when complete will be made up of 50. The company has contracts already made, and it is expected shipments will be made the end of the week. Amber bottles will be the product for the present.
Mr. Sober and Mr. Van Horn are the active workers in the company, and will be busy men until every detail of the business, carefully planned weeks ago, is put into actual operation.
Thus Coshocton has another industry and one in which the people have confidence. The strict business integrity of the gentlemen who make up the company has won the respect of all with whom they have come in contact and that much greater things can be expected from the Coshocton Glass company is only a natural conclusion.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) May 5, 1902
SALTSBURG GLASS CO.,
of, in and to all that contain lot of ground situated in the borough of Saltsburg, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a corner stone of the lot of Joseph Birch........having erected thereon a glass bottle works, carpenter shop, warehouse, furnaces, boiler house, etc., being same premises conveyed to the Saltsburg Glass Co. by deed dated December 12, 1900. Taken in execution at suit of Monongahela Valley Bank, Alias Fi. Fa. No. 59, June Term, 1902 W. & K.
Indiana Weekly Messenger (Indiana, Pennsylvania) May 21, 1902
HELP IS INDISPENSABLE
Pittsburg Glass Factory May Release Many Men.
WON'T GO IN COSHOCTON
Will do Away With Blowers, Snappets and Gatherers- - Mr. Yost Talks on Local Conditions.
The American Window Glass company, of Pittsburgh, has begun the exploitation of an invention which is expected to vastly decrease the cost of producing glass by doing away with blowers, gatherers and snappeas, all of whom are high priced men. Twelve machines designed by John Lubbers have been installed in the old Depauw plant in Alexandria, Ind., which has been newly equipped throughout for production of glass. For nearly a year three machines have been secretly operating there, and all imperfections and drawbacks encountered at first have been overcome, it is said.
T. O Yost, of the Coshocton Glass company in speaking of the scheme above mentioned in talking with an AGE reporter Thursday said he thought the plan would be a failure........
At the Coshocton Glass works there are 15 blowers, 12 laborers and about 30 boys, besides superintendents and officials employed.
Mr. Yost says while his firm is not getting the best of the trade they expect to have it next year. He also relates that owing to the hot weather they experience some difficulty in holding their help. There are very few warmer places on earth than a glass factory.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) June 12, 1902
The Coshocton Glass plant is now in operation.
The News Democrat (Uhrichsville Dennison, Ohio) May 6, 1902
Closed Down For the Hot Weather.
The Coshocton glass factory, in the east end, closed down last Saturday for a two month's vacation, or until Monday, Septeber 8th. Not only the factory here, but every glass plant in the United States and Canada did likewise. The suspension of work in these factories is due to the extreme heat which prevails during the months of July and August, making the operation of them next to impossible through the period of excessive warm weather.
The Coshocton glass factory, while it has only been running a short time, has every indication of becoming a valuable and substantial industry, and is confidently asserted by those in a position to know that as soon as the present brief respite from labor has expired and work has again been resumed, that not many weeks will elapse before there is a material increase in the force of employees. The firm is well supplied with orders, the trade is in a healthy condition and from September on the general outlook for ten months' of steady work for the glass factory here could not be better.
The Democrat And Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) July 1, 1902
The Coshocton Glass company is making preparations to commence operations about Sept. 8th. Many orders have been booked, and a prosperous season's run is anticipated.
The Democrat And Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) August 22, 1902
PREPARING TO RESUME
Glassworks Fires Will be Lighted Next Week
SEPTEMBER EIGHTH THE DATE
When the Plant Will be Placed in Operation,
Prospect Bright for a
The plant of the Coshocton Glass company will be placed in operation early in September, probably the 8th.
Preparations are being made to put the factory in operation. The wage scale, as stated in THE AGE, has been settled, and there is nothing to delay operations. The company have orders on hand, and work can go steadily on when once started. The fire will last until next July. There is no reason to believe the factory will not be in continuous operation during that time, with the possible exception of accidents.
Mr. Sober stated to THE AGE that the fires would be lighted next week, and glass would be made and the ovens heated to the right temperature as soon as possible. This will mean that the force can go on about September 8.
The glass works were in operation only a few months before the summer shut down and many of the men employed did not move their families to the city. Consequently the retail business interests did not feel the influence of the payroll as much as they will when the factory settles down for a season's work.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) August 19, 1902
The Coshocton Glass company will resume operations next Monday. Employees will number about fifty.
The Democrat And Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) August 22, 1902
Second Week Sheriff's Sales
R. W. Fair bought the property of the Saltsburg Glass company at Saltsburg for $475.
Indiana Weekly Messenger (Indiana, Pennsylvania) December 10, 1902
Glass by Gas
The plant of the Coshocton Glass company has been closed down for two days in order to make the change from coal to gas fuel, opened again Tuesday morning with a full capacity. The company is rushed with orders and is considerably behind. manager Van Horne expresses great glee at the advent of natural gas, which it is claimed is far superior in the manufacture of glass to coal as a fuel.
The Coshocton Age (Coshocton, Ohio) May 12, 1903
Shut Down for the Summer
The Coshocton glass works shut down for the summer this morning. It is customary to shut down during July and August each year but the melting tank is badly in need of repairs and the company was compelled to shut down almost a month earlier than usual on this account. An attempt was made to patch the tank but it proved useless and needs a through overhauling. The next fire will be started as early as possible in September, probably the first day.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) June 4, 1903
The Coshocton Glass company will start the annual fall fire Tuesday morning with a full force of men. The plant has been thoroughly overhauled in the summer shut-down, and a number of important repairs made. a number of new men have been engaged, and the factory is better equipped now than at any other time in its history. Manager Van Horne is confident of a successful season. The outlook for the bottle industry just now is very flattering.
The Coshocton Age (Coshocton, Ohio) September 8, 1903
PROSPECTUS OF THE
COSHOCTON GLASS COMPANY
In order to meet the increasing demands of our business we have found it necessary to associate with us more capital, and greatly increase the capacity of our plant. To this end we have decided to incorporate our Company under the Laws of Ohio with a capital of $60,000, divided as follows: $35,000 of common stock and $25,000 of 6 per cent cumulative preferred stock, dividends payable semi-annually.
It is our purpose to build a continuous tank twice the capability of our present one. We will then have invested in plant not less than $55,000 with a small balance of working capital.
This proposition enables us to associate with us a man with capital who has had twenty-eight years of experience in the bottle business, being associated with one of the largest bottle works in the United states, and for a good part of the time selling the entire output of the plant on the road.
The common stock is entirely subscribed by the management. Dividends on this stock can only be declared by a vote of the directors after the 6 per cent on the preferred stock has been paid.
OFFERING OF PREFERRED STOCK
There has already been subscribed 145 shares, $14,500. the company offers the balance, which is $40,500, on the following conditions. The price is par, $100.00 per share. Subscriptions payable June 1st.
Information of the Coshocton Glass Company may be obtained of the following:
THE COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK
THE COSHOCTON NATIONAL BANK
THE COSHOCTON BOARD OF TRADE
Democrat And Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) February 16, 1904
T. J. GAINOR
IS INTERESTED IN GLASS PLANT IN COSHOCTON.
Board of Trade Raises Money for New Bottle Factory--Will Mr. Gainor be the manager?
Ten Thousand dollars was raised at Coshocton, O., on last Wednesday by the board of Trade, and it is announced that $15,000 additional will be secured by next week, all representing preferred stock in the Coshocton Glass company.
The capacity of the plant will be doubled and the amount of capital will be raised to $50,000. Bottles are manufactured at this place--Commoner and Glassworkers.
It is reported that Mr. Thomas J. Gainor, formerly of the Everett Glass works, this city, will become the manager of the Coshocton Glass works.
Mr. Gainor went to Coshocton Monday morning to attend to some business in connection with the new plant, but he could not be seen to confirm the story that he was to be the manager. It can be stated on good authority however, that Mr. Gainor is interested financially in the new glass works and it is said that some of the Newark glassworkers are arranging to accept positions in the Coshocton plant.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) February 22, 1904
NEW COSHOCTON GLASS CO
Coshocton, O., Feb. 29--The Coshocton Glass company will be incorporated at Columbus today with $60,000 capital. The incorporators are E. G. VanHorn, H. R. McCurdy and Lewis Brendel, Coshocton: E. J. Sober, Canton, and Thomas J. Gainor, Newark. The company will make bottles and employ 120(?) men at the start.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) February 29, 1904
NEW GLASS CONCERN.
Coshocton, O., March 9,--The Greater Coshocton Glass company organized with $60,000 capital as follows: President, E. K. Sober, canton; vice president and general manager, T. G. Gainer, formerly of Newark; secretary-treasurer, E. G. VanHorn, Coshocton. These officers, with Dr, H. R. McCurdy and Lewis Brendel, form the directorship.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) March 9, 1904
PAY ROLL MAYBE $25,000 A MONTH
The Coshocton Glass Company Will Have
a Capacity Five Times
Greater Than Before
BEING MUCH ENLARGED AND IMPROVED
Instead of Eighteen Blowers, It Will Employ Eighty-Four
Who Will Receive as Much Wages as 200
Ordinary Mechanics: Residences Needed
When the Coshocton Glass Company's plant resumes operation after the summer vacation, its capacity will be about five times as large as when it closed down: and will give employment to 225 or 250, and have a payroll of $20,000 to $25,000 per month. The increase in size and the improvement of the plant mean much for Coshocton, as a great many desirable families will locate here.
In this connection a statement of the management is of more than passing interest. The management expresses a belief that a great many more families want to come here than can be accommodated owing to a scarcity of houses. While the management has put fourth every possible effort for the last four months to secure every available house, only twelve or fourteen have been secured. They are already occupied, and the management would be glad to secure thirty or forty more residences.
This is a more serious question than it at first appears to be. it can readily be seen that the full benefits of this plant growth cannot be enjoyed by Coshocton, unless more houses are built. If the families of the employees are located in this city, it means that the wages will be spent here; while if only the heads of the families live here, most of the money will be sent out of the city, to the families for them to spend where they reside.
To return to the immediate affairs of the glass company: With all union glass factories in the United States, the plant closes down June 30. Years ago an understanding was reached, requiring union factories to take a summer vacation. An annual close-down would have to be made in any event, to permit repairs. The summer vacation at the local plant is being used for that purpose. Everything possible is being done to rush the repairs and the enlargement of the factory, so that work may be resumed September 1. This is the earliest possible date that any union factory can resume work.
The glass business in Coshocton started in May 1901: and till present close-down, the factory consisted of one six-ring day tank, each ring representing space for three blowers. In other words, from the time the factory first started till the present close-down, eighteen blowers were all that could be employed.
A day tank, the kind that has been in use at the factory, makes glass night and day, and blows only in the day time. But changes are being made in the tank as follows: Tank No. 1, the old one, is having its capacity doubled. Instead of working six rings in the day time only, six rings will be worked night and day, giving employment to thirty-six, instead of eighteen glass blowers.
The company will be enabled to make glass continually and bottles will also be made continually, with the exception of the daily rest that will be given to the furnace from 3 to 7 a. m. This rest is required to give the glass makers time to catch up with the blowers.
In addition to the change in the furnace, two 65-foot lehrs will be constructed, for the annealing of the bottles. These lehrs are to be of the very latest pattern and are being constructed, as the furnaces are, by one of the very best tank builders in the United States, W. F. Modes, of Cicero, Ind.
While bottles are being made at the furnace continually, these lehrs will also anneal them continuously, which was not the case in the No. 1 factory before the present change. The old ovens have been town down and the bricks are being used to construct the lehrs. the No, 1 tank will have the capacity of 50,000 gross per season.
The color of the bottles will be different from that of any heretofore manufactured by the company. Formerly only amber bottles were made. Hereafter both light green and amber will be made. Amber glass will be made in the new, big tank, to be known as No. 2.
This is to be an eight-ring continuous tank, giving employment to forty-eight blowers and having a capacity of about 60,000 gross per season. this is to be one of the latest designs of the Mode's tank. this factory is being identified with lehrs the same as those of the No. 1.
The building of the No. 2 tank is underway now. (?) In addition to the tank (?) is being erected, there are a new engine house, a packing room, buildings for raw material, a new mixing room, cullet sheds, etc. New machinery will also be installed, consisting of a new engine, fans, an electric light plant, etc.
While the changes in the plant will not make the Coshocton Glass company the largest in the country, it will compare favorably in size with the Pittsburgh, Massillon and Terre haute factories; and considering the length of time these plants have been in business, the plant compares favorably with any in the United States, since it will be almost half the size of some plants that have been in business for the past thirty years.
The management state that the outlook for business is bright and that everything points to a successful season.
From the preceding it will be noted that the plant will occupy eighty-four blowers, and it is within the truth to state that those eighty-four will receive more wages that 200 ordinary mechanics. Any one who may think of building houses for them should remember this, since they are willing and able to rent or buy a good class of home.
The boys of Coshocton and Coshocton county will be afforded an opportunity of learning the trade of glass blowing here at home, and four Coshocton boys will be taken as apprentices this season.
The blowers connected with the Coshocton Glass Works recently organized a Coshocton branch of the Green Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada. William Osmund being the Coshocton representative at the Buffalo convention of the association.
The Coshocton Glass company is not only going to give employment to a larger number of workmen, but it shows a most commendable public spirit. As far as possible all material used in the tanks and buildings are purchased in Coshocton and Coshocton labor is also used as far as possible in making the improvements and enlargements.
Democrat And Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) July 22, 1904
Coshocton Glass Plant.
Coshocton, O., Aug 5.--Twenty new families arrived from Massillon and Terre Haute, the heads of which will work in the Coshocton glass works.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) August 5, 1904
CAPACITY OF GLASS FACTORY TO BE ENLARGED
COMPANY WILL SOON EMPLOY 300 MEN
Coshocton, O., Sept. 28.--Next week the Coshocton Glass company will commence the construction of a new lehr at the factory. The lehr is an oven-shaped affair into which the bottles are placed for cooling immediately after they are blown. Two new rings will be installed in the furnace. This will necessitate the employment of 12 more blowers. The twelve blowers with them helpers will increase the number of employees at the plant about 50. The present number is 256 so that in a few weeks the total number will be about 300.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) September 28, 1904
Glass Blowers in Newark
Several Coshocton glass blowers spent Sunday at their former homes in Newark. The Coshocton Glass company is increasing its output and business as fast as possible, as several big orders are pushing the company.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) October 11, 1904
MANAGED BY THOS. J. GAINOR WILL BE ENLARGED
Company Will Issue More Stock, Build Addition and Employ More Coshocton Men.
Word comes from Coshocton that Thomas J. Gainor, formerly of Newark, is about to increase the size of the Coshocton glass factory of which he is manager.
There was a meeting of the directors of the Coshocton Glass company and it was decided to issue $40,000 more stock and considerably enlarge the plant. the factory force is all too small to handle the ever increasing business that manager Gainor brings in. It is understood that the work will begin in a short time.
The company's capital stock is already $60,000 and it will be increased to $100,000. Under the new order, there will be $60,000 common and $40,000 preferred stock. Only $10,000 of the preferred will be put on the market the balance being already cared for.
Mr. Gainor and his associates have done about three times what the board of trade required of them when they agreed to take charge of the Coshocton plant.
From September 1 to December 31, the firm manufactured 31,898 gross of bottles or exactly 4,493,212 bottles. In the same time they have paid out labor $61,140.50.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) January 4, 1905
Coshocton Glass Co.
Annual Meeting Held Last Evening and Officers
Elected: Industry Rapidly Growing
The directors of the Coshocton Glass company held their regular annual meeting Wednesday in the Pomerene & Pomerene law office.
Considerable time was spent in receiving a detailed report of the business done by the company during the pas six months, the books showing that the concern is a most prosperous one with contracts paying splendid profits and plenty of business ahead. The works are constantly increasing output and the industry is experiencing a most healthy growth.
The prosperity of the company is best evidenced by the dividends that were declared...........The fact that the Coshocton Glass works is one of the city's best industrial enterprises.
The annual election of officers was held which resulted as follows:
President, Thomas J. Gainor
Vice President, Hippolyte Liewer, New York City
Secretary, E. K. Sober
Treasurer, E. G. Van Horn
The Democrat And Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) March 17, 1905
The Glass Company
Closes Good Year
NEW FURNACES TO BE BUILT DURING SHUT-DOWN AND CAPACITY INCREASED ONE-THIRD
The Coshocton Glass company plant will shut down Friday night for summer vacation............Plant will be increased one half by an addition to the factory in which another furnace will be built. This new furnace will give work to twelve additional blowers and will necessitate a material increase in the force of men employed at the present time.
Democratic Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) June 30, 1905
THOUSANDS ARE ADDED TO THE CAPITAL STOCKS
of TWO of Coshocton's Leading Industries: Capacity of the Glass Works Is to Be Doubled
An important announcement to industrial Coshocton Wednesday was the statement that two of our leading enterprises have materially increased their capitalization, to keep pace with expanding business requirements.
H. D. Beach Company.
The first of these is the H. D. Beach company,.....
Coshocton Glass Company
The second is the Coshocton Glass company. This firm has been remarkably prosperous since its establishment and it has been decided to increase the capital stock from $100,000 to $250,000. The increase capital is required in doubling the capacity of the plant, of which a statement was given out when the works shut down for the summer. The glass works is proving one of the best industries in the city and with the resumption of work in the fall will materially swell the working population of the city.
Democratic Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) July 14, 1905
THOS. J. GAINOR Says COSHOCTON, GLASS PLANT WILL EMPLOY 50 MORE MEN THAN WHEN FACTORY CLOSED
Newark, O. July 31.--President Thomas J. Gainor of the Coshocton Glass company, announces that at least 50 more men will be employed at the coming fire than were the plant closed in June. The No. 1 tank making green glass, is being enlarged to the extent and means a vast increase in the plant's capacity. The work is being done by local people and all the money for the big improvements goes into Coshocton pockets. The increase also means the necessity of erecting new buildings at the growing plant--a new mould shop and a cullet room.--Newark Advocate
Democratic Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) August 4, 1905
It will be necessary for boys between the ages of 14 and 16 years desiring to secure employment with the Coshocton Glass company to see Dr. Platt, superintendent of the public schools, and secure an age certificate. After this age certificate is properly filled out and signed by the parent, they can then call at the glass works office and make application for employment. The application received at the glass works will also have to be signed by the parent.
Coshocton Glass Co.
GLASS PLANT STARTS
The Coshocton glass plant started in full force Wednesday morning. The factory employs 450 men and boys this year, which is about 60 more than were employed last year. Everything started in first class shape, and the plant is prepared to make a successful run.
Cambridge Jeffersonian (Cambridge, Ohio) September 21, 1905
Increased its Stock
The Coshocton Glass company officially increased its capital stock from $100,000 to $250,000 at the secretary of state's office Monday.
The Coshocton Age (Coshocton, Ohio) October 3, 1905
Glass Men Here.
H Liewer and Charles Both of New York, prominently identified with the Coshocton Glass company are in the city the guests of President Gainor.
The Coshocton Age (Coshocton, Ohio) December 13, 1905
A deal of the greatest importance to Coshocton was consummated last Wednesday when Messrs H. Liewer and A. Liewer, brothers, of New York city bought the stock owned in the Coshocton Glass factory by E. K. Dober of Canton, E. G. Van Horn of Coshocton and T. J. Gainor of Newark.
Liewer Brothers had already owned a considerable block of stock in the factory and were the selling agents for the concern in New York. They have spent their lives at the glass business and have a brother in Paris in the same trade. The purchase of stock made gives them a controlling interest in the factory and then will at once take over its control and management. Mr. Gainor being retained as assistant supervisor.
The new developments are of the greatest importance to the city because they insure the regular and continuous operation of the plant, if indeed the works will not be materially enlarged. While on a sound business basis under the old management, yet the business was cramped and crippled for want of resources. Much new capital will now be brought in and the plant will have ample resources. The local banks look upon the change with great favor and already arrangements have been made with them to carry the business.
Democratic Standard (Coshocton, Ohio) January 12, 1906
The commoner and Glassworker contains the following item about the change in the Coshocton Glass plant: Coshocton, O., Jan. 24--The Liewer Bros., of New York, recently purchased the controlling interest in the Coshocton Glass company's works. The purchasers have been stockholders in the company since its inception, but by purchasing the stock....they acquire controlling interest.
Some time ago it was rumored that the factory would be removed to Newark but this report has been officially denied, the officers stating that the present location meets all their requirements.
The Coshocton Age (Coshocton, Ohio) January 30, 1906
MAY USE LOT SALE
TO HELP GLASS FACTORY
Board of Trade Suggests plan for City Assisting increase in plant,
At a meeting of the board of trade Thursday night plans were discussed for helping take the big issue of stock in the Coshocton Glass Co., when it increases its big plant and it was suggested that a lot sale be utilized as the best and fairest method. In fact a tempting offer was made the board on one tract and President Himebaugh appointed a committee consisting of Messrs. R. B. Caldwell, L. E. Baughman and Mayor Smith, who will use Mr. Himebaugh's machine this afternoon and view the tract under consideration and several others. The board is hard at work on the proposal and intends to encourage the growth of plants already here just as much as to seek entire new ones to come.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) April 20, 1906
Season has Been A Fine
One--Plans For The
The Coshocton Glass factory closes down for the summer tonight. To be correct the close comes at 2:30 Saturday morning, the end of the shift that starts to work tonight at 5 o'clock. It closes the most successful year that the company has ever known.
There will be what for the glass company is a small sized pay Saturday, aggregating about $6,500 but the final pay comes July 15 when the wage list will aggregate about $22,000. During the season just closed the company has paid out in wages the splendid sum of $250,000, which has found its way at once into the channels of trade in this city and county. This is an average of about $1,000 every working day of the season. The plans of the coming season are to increase the plant so that the pay will be about $1,500 a day or $375,000 for the year.
"The season just closed has been an excellent one" said Supt. Thomas J. Gainor when interviewed by an Age man today. "The fact that our customers are wanting to increase their contracts with us is about as good a criterion for excellence of the bottles as I know of. We have the business knocking at our door, and the only problem is how to enlarge fast enough to take care of what comes to us."
The plant employed 450 people this season, fifty of whom depart Saturday at the close of the "fire." There will be a force kept in the shipping department, however, during the summer. On July 15 work will begin repairing the tanks and lehrs and it all depends on the outcome of the lot sale of the board of trade just what improvements will be made at the plant this summer. A new tank will be erected, but the size of it will not be determined till something is known of the board of trade's plans. The company wants to put in a 12-ring tank, which means the employment of 350 more men; it may be but an eight ring tank, or 225 additional men. Most of the blowers have already been engaged for the next year.
It is interesting to note that this week six Coshocton boys went in as apprentices, making a total of ten local boys there learning the trade of glass blowing which pays to the good ones any where from $5 to $15 a day. Some blowers have credit balances of from $500 to $700 that they will draw for their summer vacation or to salt down as the please.
The company has recently purchased two acres of ground south of their plant and will enlarge toward the city. Enlarge they must to take care of their business. In fact old customers are insisting on bigger contracts, and the plant must enlarge to take care of its present trade.
The officers of the company are: President H. Liewer, vice president and superintendent, T. J. Gainor, secretary-treasurer C. A. Liewer, factory manager Carl Dayton.
The heat has been so great that six blowers quit work today. The company is fortunate in having a gentlemanly set of men employed and Coshocton will be glad to welcome them all home after the summer vacation at Atlantic City and elsewhere.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) June 29, 1906
THOS. J. GAINOR
RETURNS TO NEWARK
Thos. J. Gainor, formerly of this city, where for fifteen years he was connected with the E. H. Everett co., has resigned his position as vice president of the Coshocton Glass Co., with which he has been connected for some time past and of which he was the organizer, to accept a position with the American Bottle company in the E. H. Everett factory here.
Mr. Gainor organized the Coshocton company several years ago, and held considerable stock in it until quite recently, when he sold the greater part of his interest, but retained his position as vice president.
During Mr. Gainor's former residence in this city he gathered about him a large number of intimate and influential friends, who will be very glad to welcome him back to this city. Mr. Everett was fortunate in inducing Mr. Gainor to return.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) September 12, 1906
Big 100-HorsePower Boiler Installed Today by Them
The Coshocton Glass company has installed today a 100-horse power boiler, probably the largest in Coshocton. This boiler is destined to supply the glass factory with additional steam power. It will increase their steam power to 180-horse power. This is the first of a series of improvements of this company, Messrs. Liewer brothers, intend to equip their plant with. The purpose of the new boiler is especially to provide the factory with ample steam power to run successfully the four producers for artificial gas which are in readiness for emergency cases when the natural gas runs low as has happened several times this winter.
In fact Messrs. Liewer will equip the glass factory within the next six months with such improvements as to run, if necessary, entirely independent from the natural gas supply. A fifth producer for artificial gas is already ordered and will be soon put in place and other improvements will follow, so that next season when winter comes if natural gas should be low again the Coshocton Glass company is prepared to face any such emergencies. The glass factory is today undoubtedly one of the most splendid enterprises of this city and the Coshocton Glass Co. is this year in such a prosperous condition as they never were since their existence. The output, furthermore, exceeds any previous year: 90,000 bottles per day is the usual average since several months.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) February 26, 1907
Is To Enlarge
Tidy Sum to be Spent This Summer Means 80 More Men Next Year on The Payroll
The plant of the Coshocton Glass Co. will be a busy place this summer although the blowers will cease work for the summer the latter part of this month. Big improvements are to be made.
80 More Men
Four rings are to be added to the plant's capacity which means an expenditure of something close to $10,000 and means the employment of an additional 80 men. The plant this year had the biggest force in its history, 400, but when the fires start next September will number close to 500. This is a high class of labor too, that is always welcome to Coshocton.
A Fine Plant
The Messrs Liewer are making the local plant one of the most complete and modern of any in the country. This past season they have installed a complete independent gas fuel system with a 160 H P boiler, so they can, if necessary, run as long as they want, on artificial gas. This lets them laugh at all gas shortage, whenever on might occur.
Bottles in Demand
The growth of the Coshocton Glass Co. has been constant and there has not been a summer "between fires" for several seasons that big improvements have not been made. This is caused by the excellence of the glass the firm turns out and the ever-increasing demand for Coshocton bottles. Under the manufacture of Messrs. Liewer the constant advance has accelerated and the year just closing has been on of the best in the company's history.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) June 6, 1907
GLASS FACTORY HAS ITS
OUTPUT ENTIRELY SOLD
This week's Commoner and Glassworker has the following interview with President Liewer concerning the Coshocton glass plant:
Probably $100,000 worth of bottles are on the premises of the Coshocton Class Co., Coshocton, O., where two continuous tanks constitute the producing capacity employing 40 shops. "every bottle made at this concern is sold, and" said President H. Liewer, "we still have plenty of orders booked and have not laid off a shop. Our plant is running full. We consider the business outlook pretty fair and do not fear the future but shipments are not what we naturally expect them to be at this time of year."
Mr. Liewer's specific complaint is with reference to the railroads on account of the extortionate freight that are being exacted and it is his opinion that there should be a general and earnest remonstrance on the part of every glass manufacturer and have the matter put before the interstate commerce commission with a view of re-establishing the rates in vogue prior to September 1.
Among the Workers at Coshocton
Factory Manager Chas. Brunner and his large skilled force are duplicating former good records at the Coshocton Glass Co's works where we had the pleasure of meeting the following array of G. B. B. (?) workers: Henry Schnell, John Siegel, C. Hilderbrand, William and Michael Dwyer, the last three named from Salemn (sic), N. J.; James Haley from Poughkeepsie; Wm. Schwartzman, from Alexandria, Va.; Andrew Kiefer and Chas. Hensey, who make amber beers on the same shop; J. B. Simpkins, Aug. Ballestedt, Charles Zorn, Chas. Neuwirth, N. T. Johnson from Bridgeton; Alfred and Netze Peterson, Walter Thompson and others. W. A. Connor is also a hustling worker on the Coshocton roster. Chas. Pond with Henry Schnell and Dan Jones, works on the green tank and Louis Wentz is being kept busy dressing pipes in the blacksmith shop. John Stanton is reported as having gone to work among the Virginia mountains this fire. Fred Matz is the company's efficient timekeeper and paymaster.
The Coshocton Age (Coshocton, Ohio) December 26, 1907
This week's Commoner and Glassworker has the following letter from the Coshocton correspondent.
COSHOCTON, O., March 18--Business has taken a change for the better the past two weeks, and as a result the Coshocton Glass Co. put a night shift to work on the amber tank. The news was gladly received by blowers who had been idle. After running on producer gas for about three month natural gas has been installed. Under the management of A. J. Ritman things are running very smoothly and the men are making good days work..........
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) March 21, 1908
Thomas J. Gainor Forced to Give Up the Struggle After a Long Illness--Funeral Monday
Thomas J, Gainor, for many years the general manager of the local plant of the American Bottle company, and a striking example of the combined characteristics which makes a man of sterling worth and business ability out of poor and hardworking factory lad of 16 died at his home 293 North Fourth Street, Saturday morning at 4:30.
At the age of about 16 years he engaged to work at any position he could secure in the Shields-King glass factory, located then on the site of the present mammoth plant of the American Bottle company......Within a comparatively short time after Mr. Gainors' connection with the concern, the plant was purchased by Mr. Edward H. Everett and became known as the Edward H. Everett company.....plants became known as the American Bottle company.
From manager of the plant, Mr. Gainor was next promoted to general manager of the company.......Mr. Gainor went on the road as a traveling sales-manager, and continued in this capacity for seven years, when he accepted the general management of the Coshocton glass factory. He was located in Coshocton for two years, after which he returned to the American Bottle company and resumed his old position of general manager.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) April 11, 1908
ENTIRE GLASS PLANT CLOSES
DOWN FOR REST OF SEASON
Both tanks at the Coshocton glass factory were closed Saturday night for the rest of the season. The regular repairs of the summer will be made and the plant will be readiness for opening next fall.
All of the orders this season have been filled. It was at first decided to shut down the green tank on last Saturday and to continue the amber tank for a few days more. The latter tank, however, was found to be in bad condition, some of the walls having caved in, so that the two were closed at the same time.
Coshocton Weekly Times (Coshocton, Ohio) May 21, 1908
Stockholders of the Glass Company Meet
Fires Will Soon Be Started Under the Flint Glass Tank:
Coming Year is Discussed.
The declaration of a 15 per cent annual dividend on the common stock of the Coshocton Class Co., by the stockholders of the company Monday afternoon, was a notable event in the midst of these times, were evidences of prosperity are few and far between.......
The company was shown to have had a profitable year, in spite of some financial reverses, incident to the general prevalence of hard times throughout the country. Conditions of the trade for the forthcoming year, received considerable discussions.
Will Start One Tank.
One of the directors stated to the Times Tuesday morning that fires will probably be started at the glass factory in the old green tank. Within the next week or ten days. This tank, for the present will be utilized in the making of flint glass for prescription proposes. In three weeks, it is expected that blowing will begin. After a supply of white bottles is made to fill all orders, a change to green ware may follow. No date is set for the starting of the fires under the amber tank.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) September 16, 1908
SHOULD COSHOCTON GO DRY, GLASS
COMPANY WILL BE HARD HIT
Open Letter From the Coshocton Glass Company to the Voters of Coshocton County.
On account of the "topsy turvey" condition in which Coshocton and Coshocton county have been thrown by the agitation of the Local Option committee, which managed to collect the number of signatures necessary for a vote under the Rose law, the management of the Coshocton Glass Company considers it its duty to inform not only its own stockholders, but also the public at large how the proposed vote will affect this company.
I wish to state here that in voting Coshocton dry will be the hardest blow ever dealt to this city....considering the fact that three-fourths of the industries of this town depend wholly or partly on the custom of the breweries and distilleries.
The sales of The Coshocton Glass Company amounted the last two years to $715, 495.62: our pay rolls in the same period amounted to $551,974.25. Of the latter amount paid to labor, it is a well known fact than an enormous percentage was spent amongst the retail trade in Coshocton.
Should Coshocton go dry, it is a certainty that it will enormously prejudice our customers against us, and we will lose 75 per cent of our trade which would note care to buy bottles in a dry town. Therefore our sales as well as our pay rolls would considerably decrease.
While we have changed one tank to the manufacture of prescription ware and will start same in a few days, this has been done solely as a temporary move and on account of our desire to give work to our regular working men and employees, as the field in the prescription ware is more than sufficiently covered by other old established firms.
THE COSHOCTON GLASS CO.
Oer H. Liewer, Pres.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) October 1, 1908
The plant of the Coshocton Glass Co. is to be considerably enlarged, and about 100 more hands employed.
This will make a total of more than 500 hands and the plant will be one of the most complete and perfect in the United States.
Announcement was made today of the extensive plans, and will be received with cheer by Coshocton. The Glass Co. is one of the city's substantial institutions and its pay rolls are
The plans include the enlargement of the flint tank, which now has room for ten "shops." Six shops will be added, making 16. This tank is engaged in making of medicines and whiskey bottles and the demand makes necessary the enlargement. The amber shop will remain ten shops as it is.
Twenty-four more blowers will be employed and with their helpers will total from 75 to 100 hands additional.
The work will be in the hands of A. J. Rittman the local manager who is acknowledged one of the best furnaceman in the United States. His ability is widely known and strengthens his popularity with both employees and men.
The fires will be started about Sept. 1. more than 30 days earlier than last year and the prospects are said to be the brightest for many years for a fine season's business.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) July 31, 1909
Coshocton glass men have received word that the delegates of the glass workers and manufacturers who are in session at Newark, N. J. have failed to reach an agreement on the scale of wages to be in vogue in the United States and Canada for the coming season and that the session has adjourned with the question still hanging fire. It is possible that the delegates may be instructed anew and may convene again in a short time so that the present difficulties may be settled before the blowing season opens in the early fall.
The delegates who were sent to the joint session by the glass bottle manufacturers were instructed to demand from the delegates sent by the glass workers a cut of fifty per cent in the scale of wages which was in vogue last winter. The blowers would not stand for this cut of one-half of the wages but finally offered to accept a cut of twenty per cent in the 1910 scale. At this point they stood firm and the manufacturers' delegates could not accept this compromise according to their instructions. Having come to a deadlock, the joint session was adjourned without reaching an agreement.
The cut of fifty per cent which the manufactures demanded was caused by a number of things principally the strong competition of the glass blowing machines and the prevalence of non-union blowers in some parts of this country and Canada. It is said that so great a cut would not have been demanded merely on account of the competition of the blowing machines had it not been for the non-union labor Indiana is full of non-union blowers who will work for wages considerably lower than the union wage scale. Where the union blowers receive from $7 to $10 a day, non-union blowers are willing to do the work for $3 to $4 a day. These conditions do not prevail in Ohio for nearly all the blowers in this state are union men, but in some of the other states, non-union men are greater in the majority.
It is quite likely that the manufacturers will accept a cut of less than fifty per cent, but unless the delegates are differently instructed the present offer of the blowers of an acceptance of a twenty per cent cut will not be satisfactory.
Both sides are anxious to compromise and there seems to be no doubt but that an amicable agreement will be reached before the blowing season opens in the fall. Of course the plants will not open until such an agreement is reached but local men interested think that there will be no delay on this account.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) August 6, 1909
GLASS PLANT MAY
NOT OPEN BEFORE
OWINNG (sic) to the fact that the trouble between blowers and the manufacturers, the exact date of the opening of the Coshocton Glass Co.'s factory is not known.
The blowers are now holding conferences and meetings trying to straighten the matter. It is not likely that the local plant will be in operation by Sept. 1st, as has always been the custom.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) August 19, 1909
GLASS WORKS WILL FIRE
WITHIN A SHORT TIME
At the annual meeting of the stockholders of The Coshocton Glass Company, held today at the office of the company, the former directors were reelected. They are H. Liewer, C. A. Liewer, K. L Almack, Dr, H. R. McCurdy and Louis Brendel.
After the stockholders' meeting, the director reelected these officers; H. Liewer, president and general manager, K. L. Almack, vice president; C. A. Liewer, secretary and treasurer.
The usual semi-annual dividend of 3 per cent on the preferred stock was declared.
The two big furnaces of the company will be ready shortly for the new blast. The start of the new fire has not yet been fixed yet, but will be soon.
Coshocton Daily Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) September 13, 1909
Local glass blowers have learned that the recent convention of the National Glass Blowers Association at Pittsburg has resulted in adoption of a new scale, which calls for extensive reduction in wages. The new agreement is effective immediately and expires July 1, 1910.
A ten per cent reduction in wages falls to the makers of liquor ovals. A twenty per cent reduction is ordered on beer, soda, brandies and catsups.
The date has not yet been set for the re-opening of the Coshocton glass works. The agreement makes it possible for an early re-opening, as soon as satisfactory orders are on the books.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) September 28, 1909
MEEK OPENS FIRE
At he end of Fifteenth street is located the Coshocton Glass Company. It is a prosperous institution. I am told they make large dividends--one year as much as 40 per cent. the glass company, you may remember, was induced to locate in Coshocton by being offered a bonus. That bonus came out of the pockets of the people who bought lots--in many instances people could not afford to do so, and some of whom are yet feeling the pinch that comes from paying for these lots. the street leads to that plant.......When the proposal was made to bring them into the corporation that they might be required to share the public burdens, their representatives appeared before council and begged to be left out that their taxes might not be increased.....
Coshocton Daily Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) October 18, 1909
The Coshocton glass plant re-opened Monday morning for the winter. One of the flint furnaces was lighted and it is expected that work will be continuous from now until the regular annual shutdown next June.
President Hippolyt Liewer started Monday that the output the coming year will be largely whiskey-bottles, the demand for whiskeys being much greater than for beer-bottles. He further states that about 200 men and boys will be employed.
The fact that the glass plant has re-opened a little earlier than was expected is causing much gratification as it promises to stimulate all kinds of business in Coshocton.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) October 18, 1909
The Coshocton Glass Co. resumed operations Monday after the annual shut down. It is expected that work will be continuous from now until next June. Pres. Liewer states that about 200 men and boys will be employed.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) October 19, 1909
AMBER TANK TO
Announcement was made Saturday that on Monday, the amber tank at the Coshocton Glass Co. will resume operations after having ben (sic) closed down for about eight months. Within a few days, it is expected the industry will be running full blast, for the first time in many months. The other tank has been in operation about a month.
The amber tank will operate sixteen shops, employing 60 blowers and about 150 helpers. The total force at the glass factory will soon be in the neighborhood of 400.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) November 20, 1909
AT GLASS CO.
Active work was begun Monday night at the glass factory with sixty blowers and corresponding number of helpers and packers on duty.
The green tank is the first one fired and upon the firing of the amber tank at least fifty additional blowers will be employed. The date for the firing of the amber tank has not been set.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) October 4, 1910
Glass Co. Lots All Graded
Ross N. Kirk, the contractor, completed the grading of five lots for the Coshocton Glass Co., Thursday. the lots were recently purchased by the Coshocton Glass Co. for the storage of newly manufactured bottles.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) March 17, 1911
ONE TANK TO
One tank will start Monday making glass at the Coshocton glass factory and the other tank will start a week from Monday. This information was given by President Liewer today.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) September 6, 1911
TO BE STARTED
Glass company Will Be Going Full Force After TuesdayTuesday morning the second tank at the Coshocton Glass company will be started, according to a statement issued by President Hippolyt Liewer.
The big plant is fast getting under way and is entering in upon what promises to be one of the company's most prosperous years. many men and boys are needed and there are still a multitude of jobs at good wages.
There is little or no excuse for anyone complaining that they cannot get work as things are starting off with a rush and many laborers are in demand as is shown in this one instance at the glass plant.
Coshocton Daily Age (Coshocton, Ohio) September 18, 1911
BIGGEST JOKE EVER!
Some of our business men, have been doped into believing that "Business has been hurt" since the saloons went out three years ago. Now business men have to make a sworn statement showing the volume of business for each year. Here they are for three years: Does this look like business is "hurt"
1908 1910 1911
Coshocton Glass Co..... 11,800 18,190 41,430
Some of these business men allow the liquor people to say "our business has been hurt. Isn't this the biggest joke ever?
THE LIQUOR ORGAN SPEAKS
Coshocton Morning Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) December 12, 1911
Coshocton Glass Blowers.
The plant of the Coshocton Glass company will open Oct. 3, after being closed all summer. The blowers have accepted a decrease of 20 per cent in wages, that they may compete with the bottle blowing machines used in other plants.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) September 22, 1912
COSHOCTON GLASS CO.
COSHOCTON GLASS CO.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) March 14, 1913
At a meeting of the directors of the Coshocton Glass Company, held Thursday evening the semi-annual dividend of 3 per cent was declared and the affairs of the company are reported in a flourishing condition with the outlook for 1913 most promising.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) March 15, 1913
AGENT TO REPRESENT BOTTLE FACTORY IN INDIANAPOLIS. ONLY AGENTS ACQUAINTED WITH BREWERS AND BOTTLERS WILL APPLY THE COSHOCTON GLASS COMPANY Coshocton, Ohio:
The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) July 23, 1913
New Producer is being Installed
to Avoid Any Possible Shortage
in Gas Supply
President H. Liewer, of the Coshocton Glass company, announced Friday that work will be resumed next Tuesday morning on the green tank and one week later on the amber tank. Pittsburgh men have the contract for constructing a new producer, in order to prevent any gas shortage, and the work of building it will soon be completed.
The factory will open with full shifts of men and boys and everything looks bright for a prosperous year.
Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, Ohio) September 12, 1913
Coshocton's glass plant will open Tuesday morning and run full blast for the rest of the winter.
Weekly Advocate (Newark, Ohio) September 17, 1914
WANTED--AGENTS TO REPRESENT US ON COMMISSION BASIS FOR THE SALE OF BOTTLES TO BOTTLERS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA; WE REQUIRE AGENTS TRAVELING ALL OVER STATE AND WILLING TO ADD OUR AGENCY TO HIS OTHER LINE. APPLY THE COSHOCTON GLASS CO., IN COSHOCTON, OHIO.
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, George) March 23, 1915
WANTED-LOCAL AGENT FOR SALE OF BOTTLES (ON COMMISSION BASIS) TO BREWERIES. AGENT ACQUAINTED WITH TRADE PREFERRED. APPLY THE COSHOCTON GLASS CO. IN COSHOCTON, OHIO.
The Lincoln Daily Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) August 18, 1915
Strikers Warn Against
Applying for Work at
Coshocton Glass Plant
When asked in regard to the trouble with the striking machine boys at the Coshocton Glass company's plant Monday morning, C. A. Liewer said Monday evening, "I have no statement to make at this time."
Coshocton Morning Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) August 24, 1915
GO ON STRIKE
Coshocton, Aug. 27.--The plant of the Coshocton Glass company is affected seriously by a strike of about 100 "gathering boys" and apprentices. Mayor L. N. Staats, Socialist, has declared himself to be in sympathy with the strikers and has issued orders to the police force to arrest none of the strikers unless it is absolutely necessary. "the boys have been getting only $1.35 and $1.50 a day," said Mayor Staats. "they are striking for $2 a day, a living wage. I hope they will win."
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) August 27, 1915
BOYS' STRIKE IS
CAUSE OF SHUT DOWN
Coshocton, Sept. 2.--Because of strike troubles the Coshocton glass plant has been closed down. The strikers, known as "carrying in" boys, are holding out for $2.00 a day, a raise of 50 cents, which the company refuses to pay.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) September 2, 1915
Coshocton Factory resumes
Coshocton, Ohio. September 4.--the Coshocton Glass Factory, which has been shut down for nearly two weeks because of a strike among the boy helpers for an increase in wages resumed operations yesterday with all machines running. None of the strikers has returned to work, their places being filled by others. Five boys were arrested, charges with threatening an employe (sic) who sought to return to work.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) September 4, 1915
Boys--Aged 16 to 26 (white or colored). No skill necessary. Pay $1.50 to $1.80 per day. Nine hours work. Apply the
Coshocton Glass Co., Coshocton, O.
Lancaster Daily Eagle (Lancaster, Ohio) November 8, 1915
A striking example of the prevalence of war prices was noted at the Coshocton Glass Co. the other day when Liewer Bros. disposed of a barrel of mangaanese (sic), which had been left over from a supply bought by the company some time ago, and which is no longer used at the plant.
A firm sent to the Liewer Bros., asking for the manganese, at the same price they had paid for the last which they had bought, stating that to be $250, The deal was closed, and later, upon referring to their books, it was discovered that the Coshocton firm had only paid $40 for the barrel.
Coshocton Morning Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) March 26, 1916
LEAVE FOR COSHOCTON
Carl Thimmes and Arthur Perry went to Coshocton this morning where they have obtained employment in the Bottling works of the Coshocton Glass company. Quite a few Lancaster boys are already working there and several more are expected to go in the near future.
The Lancaster Daily Gazette (Lancaster, Ohio) June 13, 1916
Coshocton Glass Co.
Preparing Plans For
An Additional Plant
Upon completion of plans now in the hands of H. L. Dixon and Co. of Pittsburg, glass house architects, a new factory is to be erected by The Coshocton Glass Co., which will employ 150 additional men, and will increase the output of the factory at least one hundred and fifty million bottles per year.
The structure will be built of brick, and is to be of the most modern and up to date construction. The capacity will be considerably larger than that of the largest tank now in operation and will be built to meet the growing demand for beer bottles, soda bottles, and coca cola bottles.
W. S. Tish of Coshocton has been given the contract for the new building and work is to be commenced as soon as the plans are finished. the new tank will be completed early in the spring. The building will be constructed of brick and iron, and will be fire proof. It is to be erected in front of the old factory a distance of 300 (?) feet from the old building.
The issuing of $100,000 additional 7 percent preferred stock was authorized as the last (?) of The Coshocton Glass Co. to be used in the construction of the new building.
The (?) business of the (???) the erection of the new tank.
Coshocton Morning Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) October 10, 1916
Coshocton Glass Company
Cumulative Preferred Stock
$100.00 Par Value --Tax Exempt in Ohio--
The Coshocton Glass Co. manufacturers of glass bottles for the largest users of bottles in the country, has had an uninterrupted success for a period of thirteen years and has outgrown its present plant. As a result of this growing business an additional brick building is now being built, and when finished will be equipped with the most modern machinery in the United States. With this new plant in operation the company's earning capacity will be doubled.
Coshocton Morning Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) January 24, 1917
In Short Time
Work on the Coshocton Glass plant addition is progressing nicely. The roof is being put on and will be completed within a few days. Contractor W. S. Tish stated the addition would be ready for occupancy by about the middle of March.
Coshocton Morning Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) February 3, 1917
Wanted 25 Laborers, Men or boys (white or colored.) Wages from $2.75 to $3.00. No railroad fare advanced. Work guaranteed on arrival; steady employment. The Coshocton Glass co., Coshocton, Ohio.
Decatur Review (Decatur, Illinois) May 19, 1918
YARD MEN AT
Approximately 40 yard men of the Coshocton Glass Co inaugurated a sympathy strike at the plant Tuesday, when the company according to the strikers, fired four workers for attempting to organize a union.
Only five or six remained at work, strikers say, and the plant will be forced to close down shortly unless the trouble is adjusted.
In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Liewer said that the plant was running full and that he had no comment to make.......
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) September 23, 1919
One of the tanks at the Coshocton Glass company's plant was closed down Saturday. The tank will probably be fired again as soon as necessary repairs are completed.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) November 8, 1920
AT GLASS PLANT
All shops of the Coshocton Glass Co. with the exception of the automatic shops shut down Saturday for repairs, according to one of the company officials. One tank has been bursting frequently and causing delay and some little damage. It is to repair this tank that the plant has shut down. It was said.
Estimates of the number of men let out of work while the repairs are being made, reached as high as 160, altho the officials of the factory belittled this rumor, saying that a great many of the men would be used to help with the repairs.
The repairs will probably take four or five weeks, it was said Saturday evening.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) April 17, 1921
AIKEN RESIGNS TO
TAKE POSITION AT
George W. Aiken, 1108 Main-st, for the past two years superintendent of the Coshocton Glass Co., has resigned his position at the local plant and accepted a similar one with the Australian Glass Co., at Sydney, Australia.......
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) June 19, 1921
P. W. Martin, of the Coshocton Glass Co., left for Mansfield where he will join his family and will be employed by the Richland Public Service Co. there.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) September 4, 1921
GLASS CO. SUES
A suit asking for a judgment of $125,000 from the Amsler-Morton Co., of Pittsburgh, has been filed in the common pleas court by the Coshocton Glass Co.
According to the plaintiff's petition, damage in this amount has been suffered as the result of the failure of six lehrs, installed by the defendant, to operate properly. The plaintiff paid out $62,908.63 for the machines, according to the petition, and the machines, when installed in the local plant failed to perform the work as represented by the defendant.
The loss of sales, the loss of money paid out in an attempt to have the defects in the machines remedied, the expense incurred by the breakage of bottles, due to the defective machinery, the payment of refunds on defective bottles, and the loss of the use of the factory on account of the failure of the lehrs to operate are the direct causes for damage attributed to the machinery purchased from the defendant, by the plaintiff's petition.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) November 6, 1921
THE COSHOCTON GLASS COMPANY -- This Company redeemed its Preferred Stock this year. It has paid every dividend.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) March 22, 1922
NO TRUTH IN RUMOR
OF GLASS CO, SALE
C. H. LIEWER STATES
The ever recurrent rumor that the plant of the Coshocton Glass Co. had either been sold, or was about to be sold, was abroad again Tuesday.
When interviewed with reference to the rumor Tuesday Charles Liewer, part owner of the plant stated that there was no truth to it.
"I wish I could say it was true, but there is nothing to it." he said.
The plant has been closed down for some time past, and at different times it has been rumored that large glass manufacturers from other parts of the country had purchased the local plant.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) April 18, 1922
Garfield Larcomb, Walter Turner, Hugh McPeck, Alfred Fulwelder, Russell Griley and H. Bennard, formerly employed at the Coshocton Class company, left Sunday for Pittsburgh, Pa., where they have accepted positions with the Cunningham Glass company.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) May 3, 1922
But Plant Is For Sale
A rumor that the Coshocton Glass Plant was to be reopened by the Liewers, and put to use in the manufacture of prescription bottles, was termed "absolutely ridiculous" by K. L. Almack, vice-president of the company, Tuesday.
Mr. Almack stated that there was positively no chance of the plant being reopened under the Liewers. But he added: "The plant is for sale, and until it is sold there will be no work done."
The closing of the glass plant has had a marked effect upon Coshocton retail business, according to local merchants. The city administration has also felt the effect, especially in the water works department. The plant was one of the city's largest water consumers. The Coshocton Gas Co. likewise, lost one of its largest customers when the plant closed.
Originally the plant employed 400 men. The monthly payroll, including salaries, averaged between $40,000 and $50,000. All of this money came from the outside, and it can readily be seen that the loss of $600,000 a year would naturally be seriously felt in local business.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) August 15, 1922
INITIAL MOVE IS MADE
PURCHASE AND RESTORATION
OF COSHOCTON GLASS PLANT
Plan of Tentative Purchasers Is Presented to Mass Meeting of city's Business Interests and Approved After careful Discussion--Sale of An Issue of Preferred Stock in Sum of $150,000 Decided Upon and C. H, Howell Chosen to Direct Campaign
Seventy-five Coshocton men, representing every factory, every bank and every important retail business concern in the city, met last evening at the Carnegie Library and by rising vote unanimously declared themselves heartily in favor of backing a proposition which was presented to them with a view to the purchase by local capital of the Coshocton Glass company and the resumption of operations of the plant in September.
This statement was in writing and addressed to the Coshocton Business Men's Association. It set forth the fact that the seven men signing the statement had made tentative plans to incorporate a new company under the title of "The Coshocton Glass Container Co.," and to operate the property "for manufacture of a varied line of bottles and containers," that the option they held expired on May 1, that unless it was exercised by that time the dismantling of the plant would proceed: that they would obligate themselves to purchase the plant, secure a guarantee protecting the new organization for all past liabilities assume complete management and conduct the business to the best of their ability; that this obligation was contingent upon the assumption of the responsibility by the community headed by the Business Men's Association to sell an issue of cumulative 7 percent preferred stock of the tentative
...... The annual payrolls for the last seven years that the glass plant was in operation were given as follows:
The statement contained other facts of minor interest concerning the old plant.....
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) April 26, 1923
is now here
To increase tax income to the City.
To increase its population.
To increase its total pay roll distribution.
To increase trade in mercantile districts.
To make bigger diversity in labor supply.
To increase real estate values.
To make Coshocton a bigger better place to live in.
The Coshocton Bottle Company is being organized to succeed to the property and business of The Coshocton Glass Company.
Local men of Coshocton are back the movement and it is proposed to also finance the proposition with local capital.
Local Capital -- Local Management - Local Officers, Directors and Stockholders.
WATCH FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
"The Everlastin' Team Work of Every Bloomin' Soul" WILL WIN
Coshocton Business Men's Association
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) May 5, 1923
COSHOCTON TAKES CARE OF HER OWN
A Determined Effort is Evidenced by The Coshocton Men's Association that Coshocton shall not Finally Lose One of its Best and Most Substantial Industries.
The Coshocton Glass Corporation
A Corporation Under the Laws of Ohio.
It is estimated by K. L. Almack, a well known and experienced glass manufacturer of this city, that $150,000.00 will be necessary for working capital and immediate repairs to the plant.
H. L. Dixon & Co., of Pittsburgh, the leading glass plant builders of this country and glass plant appraisal engineers finds that this local plant has replacement value of about $600,000.00; a going concern present value of $414,700.00; a salvage value equal to purchase price.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
K. L. Almack as a practical glass manufacturer assures his associates and the public that orders can be immediately secured to place one tank in operation by Sept. 1, 1923, employing about 100 men.
The members of The Coshocton Business Men's Association are devoting Monday and Tuesday. May 7th and 8th to tender to you the proposition.
If this, thru the combined judgments of the citizens of this splendid community, is an endorsement, the plant must succeed.
Workers will start Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Watch for them, make up your mind what you will do and greatly expedite the work.
The Coshocton Business Men's Association
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) May 6, 1923
THE PROPOSED COSHOCTON GLASS CORPORATION.
It is proposed to incorporate into Coshocton Glass Corporation, under the laws of the state of Ohio, to take over and operate the plant and business formally known as the Coshocton Glass Company.
The former company always ranked as one of the best and most prosperous concerns in Coshocton, providing a pay roll of from $250,000.00 to $500,000.00 per annum. employing 300 to 400 men, and producing an average of over 20,000,000 bottles per year. The concern always enjoyed an enviable reputation for quality of its products, and all the organization, trademarks and business of he old Company will be transferred to the new, immensely increasing the chances of success of the new enterprise. Large numbers of the old employees have signified their intention of joining the new organization.
The men backing this enterprise are all residents of Coshocton, and well and favorably known as capable and successful businessmen.
K. L. Almack, President and General manager, has been identified as Vice President and Manager of the former Company, for many years. He is a practical glass man, and capable of carrying through the policies that made the former company so successful.
Charles T. Lightwell, Vice President, Auditor, and formally in charge of accounting in the old Company.
J. Q. Almack, Secretary, Treasurer, for years associated with the Pennsylvania Railroad, and The Peoples Banking Co.
J. W. Thompson, Director, owner of Thompson Gasoline Co., and President of the central Bank.
S. M. Snyder, Director, Prominent Fur Buyer and Real Estate Man.
F. S. Wallace, Director, manager and Editor of the Coshocton Tribune.
Lewis Brendel, Director, Successful Shoe Dealer, and Director The Commercial Banking Company.
Joseph L. Rue, Former Manager Coshocton Telephone Company and Capitalist.
It is proposed to incorporate with 2500 shares of no par value Common Stock, and 2500 shares of 7 per cent Cumulative Preferred Stock, of a par value of One Hundred Dollars per share.
A Total of 610 Shares of Preferred Stock, and 200 shares of no par value Common will be issued to purchase the entire plant and equipment, and this offering of 1500 shares of Preferred Stock will provide a working capital to operate the business.
Subscriptions to this Preferred Stock will be taken contingent upon the selling of sufficient amount to provide a working capital for the business and if issued shall be paid for installments of 50 per cent before July 1, 1923, and 50 per cent on or before September 1, 1923.
On completion of payment, Stock will be issued in buyers name, and at the same time, for each share of Preferred Stock, issued, 1-3 of a share of common Stock of no par value, will be issued and given to the buyer as a bonus. The preferred Stock shall have the right to elect two members of the Board of Directors and to be redeemable at the option of the Board of Directors at $106.00 per share, upon any dividend date.
The plant and equipment (?) this issue of Preferred Stock represents a replacement value of $500,000 and after allowing for all depreciation, this property has been appraised at a present value to a going concern of $414,700.00 by the firm of H. (?) Dixon and company of Pittsburg, Penna. one of the foremost holding and appraisers of glass properties in the country. This represents a value of near $200 for each $100 of Preferred Stock to be issued.
LINE TO BE MANUFACTURED:
This Company proposes to manufacture a complete line of green and flint glass bottles, for which there is an ever increasing demand, due to the fact that largely numbers of producers are adapting this method of delivery, for all liquid products. There is not overproduction in this line of goods, and satisfactory sales are assured at all times. Three complete units of manufacturing machinery in this plant will provide continuous operation, and diversity of product. Active production will commence about September 1st, with an initial employment of 100 men, which will be increased from time to time as the progress of the business will warrant
The officers of this proposed Company have confidence that the business will insure a steady and stable dividend on this Preferred Stock, and they expect to bond (?) every effort to that end, by policies of strict economy of production and purchase.
The city of Coshocton can look upon this enterprise as one having particular merit, employing largely skilled labor at good wages, and bringing into the community large sums of money from the outside, as practically all the product will be sold outside the city. Every retailer, and every property owner, as well as all other classes more indirectly, are bound to profit by helping to make this enterprise a success.
The stock distribution is undertaken by the Business Men's Association as a civic enterprise, and no solicitor or worker will receive any fee of any kind, all proceeds of stock sale going directly to the treasury of the company.
Buy Coshocton Glass stock.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) May 6, 1923
"Acorn to Oak--watch
Coshocton Grow." Buy
Coshocton Glass stock
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) May 7, 1923
C. A. LIEWER HERE
TO CLOSE AFFAIRS
OF OLD GLASS CO
Organizing of new company Makes Satisfactory Progress and Will Start Early In Fall
Chas. A. Liewer, of New York city, formerly of this city and secretary-treasurer of the Coshocton Glass Co., is in the city for the purpose of winding up the affairs of the old glass company, preparatory to its dissolution. He will return to New York early next week.
Mr. Liewer expressed himself as being gratified with the progress being made for the organization of a new company which will soon resume operations of the plant. Legal steps necessary for the organization of the new company are under way. Within the next week subscribers to the preferred stock will have their subscriptions returned to them and they will be given the option of canceling their subscriptions for this stock and subscribing in a like amount for common stock in the new company.
In any event the organization of anew company with sufficient operating capital is assured and the promoters give every assurance that the plant will be in operation early in the fall. Both local and outside capital are involved in the new company and there will be local representation in its management and direction. It will be known as the Coshocton Glass Corporation, the Coshocton Bottle Co., or some similar name and will be operated along the same lines which made the concern so successful under the management of the Liewer Bros. and K. L. Almack.
Work will be begun early next month in repairing the plant and putting it in first class operating condition. The organizers of the new company declare that two months will be sufficient for reconditioning the plant and they are confident that it will be in operation not later than the middle of September.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) May 19, 1923
Coshocton Glass Co. to K. L. Almack. Property in Coshocton Glass Co. $1.00.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) May 21, 1923
LOCAL GLASS AND RUBBER
FACTORIES PREPARING TO
RUN FULL BLAST IN FALL
Plants of both the Coshocton Glass Corporation and ...... were approaching the probability (?) they will be able to operate Friday.
The deed to the land and the building to the old Coshocton Glass Co. were this week turned over to the new purchasers by the (?) Coshocton men who bought it this spring.
Four of the purchasers Harry Neff, (?) Bankworth, J. C. Landkrohn Philip Ebeling were here to (?) complete the sales transaction and Landkrohn and Ebeling are (?) and took charge of the plant.
The four men are from Bellaire. These together with a number of other prominent Bellaire citizens have subscribed $150,000 (?) worth of stock Coshocton people have taken $70,000 worth. Neff has been chosen president and general factory manager of the new concern.....
Ebeling has.......He was formerly general plant manager of
the Imperial Glass Co at Bellaire.....
Four Coshocton men will be chosen as members of the board of
directors at a meeting to be held in the near future.
The work of remodeling and equipping the old plant is going on at the present time. Just exactly when the plant will be ready for operation was not known Friday, altho it was declared that the first tanks would be started as soon in the fall as possible.
K. L. Almack, former plant manager of the Coshocton Glass Co., who has done much toward getting the plant into operation again, will remain with the company, and Charles Lightell will again have the position of company auditor, it was said Friday.
The second installment of payments for stock subscribed by Coshocton people was being collected on Friday. No more stock is to be sold. The new company has met all the state requirements for corporations, and it is believed that they will be granted incorporation papers within the very near future........
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) July 20, 1923
GLASS FACTORY TO OPEN ABOUT FIRST OF MONTH, BELIEF
Work on the glass factory here is rapidly being brought to completion and the plant will begin operations about the first of December according to J. C. Landkrohm, one of the officials.
Some new equipment is being installed and some necessary repairs are being made. Thirty-seven men are employed at the factory now, but about 100 men will be needed when the work proper commences. The company will start making tumblers and nappies, using a 50 ton tank.
The company which formally operated here was known as the Coshocton Glass Company. The present company will be under the name of the Coshocton Glass Corporation. Philip Eling is the manager, J. C. Landkrohm is the secretary-treasurer, and Charles Lightell is auditor of the firm.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) November 11, 1923
Glass Plant to Close for Summer Wednesday; Improvements Planned
Line of Ware Increased; First Six Months' Operation Is a
The Coshocton Glass Co, plant on North Fifteenth-st, will shut down, probably with the night shift Wednesday, for the summer months, it was announced Monday morning by J, C, Landkrohn, general production manager.
While the plant is closed down, a number of improvements will be made, and possibly some new equipment added, Landkrohn said. Several packers were laid off last week, and the whole plant force will be laid off Wednesday night.
The plant has been in operation about six months. It took over the buildings of the old Coshocton Glass Co., which manufactured beer bottles exclusively, and reequipped it for the manufacture of table ware. During the period of its operation, it has shown satisfactory progress, Mr. Landkrohn said.
There are 110 persosn (sic) employed in the factory now, and the semi-monthly payroll amounts to $6,000. Monday the plant received its first Cuban order, which was for a carload of ware. During the past two months the factory has been shipping on an average of six or seven carloads of ware a week, it was said Monday.
During the past week, the first pieces of a number of new articles were turned out. They include two patterns of covered nappies in crystal and iridescent, two patterns of covered butters, crystal and iridescent figure plates, crystal and iridescent plain plates, ash tray in crystal and iridescent, ice teas and coaster. these pieces increase the line manufactured by the plant 25 per cent, and more are to be added later. Glass candlesticks will be included in the next addition to the line.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) June 23, 1924
The Coshocton Glass company closed last Wednesday evening, and officials of that company declared that it probably would be closed for the summer.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) June 29, 1924
MADE IN COSHOCTON
Tumblers and Jelly
Moulds in Crystal
While in stock ..3c
Smokers Ash Trays.10c
(By Coshocton Glass Company)
THE NEW YORK RACKET STORE.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) July 24, 1924
During the week of the Fair we will have on display in the lobby of the bank
Products of various canning and Food Clubs.
Feed exhibits by The Farmers Exchange.
Ware of the new Coshocton Glass Corp.
The public is cordially invited to come and see this display.
The Coshocton National Bank
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) October 5, 1925
Coshocton, June 28.--Application has been made for the appointment of a receiver for the Coshocton Glass corporation, which is alleged to be insolvent and unable to either operate or to meet and discharge outstanding obligations. It is claimed that the action has been brought for the benefit of the creditors and stockholders of the corporation. The corporation which has authorized capital of $250,000 of common stock, is alleged to have a large amount of indebtedness, amounting to more than $80,000, with no money or means to pay the debts. It is further alleged that he company is unable to borrow money to keep the plant in operation, and has not operated the plant for some time. The assets of the corporation "are continually being dissipated by payments of salaries and other fixed charges" the petition states.
The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) June 28, 1927
CHRONOLOGY OF LOCAL HAPPENINGS
May, 13 Coshocton Glass Corporation sold to Harry Neff, Bellaire.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) December 31, 1929
Disposal of Local Plant Is
Placed in Hands of Pitts-
ADVERTISED FOR SALE
Advertisement and Story of
Plant in Journal Devoted to
Daniel Taylor, Pittsburgh real estate broker, has established headquarters at the Park Hotel, this city, where he is prepared to consider offers for the purchase of the Coshocton Glass Corporation's property on North Fifteenth st. The concerns entire property, including all real estate, buildings, gas producers, machinery for power and heat as well as other equipment, is offered for disposal at private sale. Mt Taylor has established quarters in this city in order to enable prospective purchasers to inspect the property at any time.
An advertisement and news item concerning the offer of sale is contained in the April 6 issue of the National Glass Budget, a Pittsburgh weekly trade journal devoted to the American glass industry. A picture of the entire property is shown in connection with the advertisement, while a view of the office building is shown with the news story.
It is further shown that while the plant is primarily for the manufacture of glass ware the various buildings are so arranged that they could be easily adapted for other lines of manufacturing. One plant, it is said, could be easily converted to the production of milk bottles or other wide-mouth ware.
The sale of this plant and its ultimate resumption of operations would be a great aid to relieve the unemployment situation in this city and would undoubtedly attract a number of workmen to this community.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) April 9, 1929
BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, WE WILL
OFFER FOR SALE
AT THE COSHOCTON GLASS CO.
Building, Real Estate, Office Furniture, Small tools, Machine Tools, Belting, Valves, Pipe, Machine Steel, Concrete Mixers, Motors, Motor Generator Sets, Graphite Fuel Oil, Hundreds of other items. Come out and look us over.
North 15th and North St.
GEO. McCREA CO.
Office Coshocton National Bank Bldg.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) September 3, 1930
Glass Plant Office Building Offered for School Purposes
A proposal to purchase the office building of the Coshocton glass plant, North Fifteenth st, for the purpose of converting it into a grade building, was a topic of discussion at the monthly meeting of the Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) March 5, 1935 city school board Monday evening. No action was taken.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) October 14, 1930
Used Brick, lumber, building material. Coshocton Glass Co. Sixteenth st.
MOTORS, ELECTRICAL equipment electric wire, pipe fitting and pipe. Coshocton Glass Co. 16th st
BELTING, machinery, small tools, pumps, fans. Coshocton Glass Co. 16th st.
25 H. P. horizontal steam engine, small grinding unit. Coshocton Glass Co. 16th st.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) October 21, 1930
While living in Coshocton he was employed as mould maker by the Coshocton Glass Co. until the Liewer brother’s suspended business. He left Coshocton in the fall of 1921, moving to Steubenville, where he had since been engaged in the grocery business with his brother, Randolph.
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) March 5, 1935
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