Manufacturer Notes: Duquesne Glass Company

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Poughkeepsie, New York

1892-93 Rittman August J glassworks res 29 Spruce
1894-95 Rittman August J glass works, res 40 Spruce
1895-96 Rittman August J glassworks res 40 Spruce

Kingston, New York

1896-1897 RITTMAN, AUGUST J., supt Colonial Glass Co.....h. 275 Washington
1897-1898 RITTMAN, AUGUST J., supt Colonial Glass Co.....h. 36 Washington
1898-1899 RITTMAN, AUGUST J., glass blower.......................h. Marius
1899-1900 RITTMAN, AUGUST J., glass blower.......................h. 36 Washington
1900-1901 RITTMAN, AUGUST J., glass blower.......................h. 36 Washington

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1904 Rittman August J mngr S 26th and Mary h Mt Oliver Pa (Address of Cunningham & Co. factory)
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1900 New York Ulster Kingston Ward 8 Census

  Washington Avenue
     157 185 Ritmann August Head W M Apr 1864 36 M 9 Germany 1887 12 Glass Blower

1910 Ohio Coshocton Coshocton Ward 4 Census

  1092 Orange Street
     330 335 Rittman, A. J. Head M W 45 M 18 Ger Bavaria 1888 NA Glass Works Manager

1920 Ohio Franklin Columbus Ward 15 Census

  557 Fourth Avenue
     137 151 Rittman, August J Head M W 55 M 1889 Na 1894 Germany Bavaria Superintendent Glass Factory
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United States Patents

817,835 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Apparatus for manufacturing glass articles April 17, 1906 
817,836 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Apparatus for manufacturing glass articles April 17, 1906 
820,477 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Apparatus for manufacturing glass articles May 15, 1906 
820,478 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Apparatus for manufacturing glass articles May 15, 1906 
820,479 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Apparatus for manufacturing glass articles May 15, 1906 
840,994 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Apparatus for manufacturing glass articles January 8, 1907
840,994 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Charging mechanism for glass-molds May 7, 1907
881,096 Croskey, John H., Duquesne Glass Company - Glass gathering apparatus May 7, 1908

Canadian Patents

103,540 Duquesne Glass Company - Apparatus for making glass articles February 12, 1907
103,674 Duquesne Glass Company - Mechanism for Charging Glass Moulds February 19. 1907
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NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Governor of Pennsylvania on the 5th day of January, 1905, by Edward Snodgrass, Jr., William M. Bell, and Gibson D. Packer, under an Act of Assembly entitled, "an Act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain incorporations," approved April 29, 1874, and the supplements thereto, for a charter of an intended corporation to be called the Duquesne Glass Company, the character and object of which is the manufacture of glass and glass ware, and for that purpose to have, possess and enjoy all the rights, privileges and benefits of said Act of Assembly and supplements thereto.
GIBSON D. PACKER, Solicitor

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) December 12, 1904
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DUQUESNE GLASS COMPANY-Pittsburgh, January 7, 1905. Capital, $70,000. Manufacturing glass and glassware.

Charters of Corporations Enrolled in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth During the Two Years Beginning June 1, 1903, and Ending May 31, 1905 (Harrisburg, Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1905)
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Receipts for the month of January, 1905.
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Duquesne Glass Co. ..................................... 233.33
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Mathues, William L.; Report of the State Treasurer on the Finances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending November 30, 1905 (Harrisburg, Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1906)
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DUQUESNE GLASS COMPANY.—.(Resident.)

Charter issued, Nov. 9, 1905; charter expires, Nov. 9, 1955. 
Principal office—Paden City, W. Va. 
Purposes—The objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed are as follows: The manufacturing, buying and selling of glass and glassware of all kinds and any article or articles of commerce of which glass forms a part.
Capital stock—Authorized, $25,000: par value shares, $100; subscribed,, $500; paid in. $50.
Stockholders—The names, post office addresses, and the number of shares of stock subscribed for by each, are as follows:
Dr. A. R. Hampsey. 2110 Arlington Ave., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; Robert S. Feldmeier, 2510 Beulah St., 27th Ward, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; T. M. Caldwell. 2325 Arlington Ave., 27th Ward, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; A. J. Rittmann, 414 Arlington Ave., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share; John B. Haeckler, Arlington Ave. and Plaver St., Pittsburg, Pa., 1 share. Total number of shares, 5.

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AUGUST, 1906
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DUQUESNE GLASS CO. -- From $25,000 to $50,000
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West Virginia Corporation Report of Secretary of State March 4, 1905 To March 1, 1907 (Charleston, Crossman Printing Company, 1907)
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A charter has been applied for the Duquesne Glass Co., of Paden City, W. Va. The incorporators are all Pittsburg men, as will be noted by the following list: A. J. Rittman, J. B. Haeckler, Dr. A. R. Hampsy, R. Feldmeir and F. W. Caldwell. Mr. Rittman, the leading spirit in the enterprise, was for some time engaged as factory manager at Cunningham & Co.'s bottle factory, Twenty-sixth street. South Side, Pittsburg, and when he tendered his resignation he immediately took steps to form the new company. He secured satisfactory terms from the Paden Valley Co. and the Columbia Gas Co., and decided to locate the plant at Paden City. The plant will be a six-ring continuous affair and bottles will be the principal output. 

China, Glass & Lamps (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) November 11, 1905
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NEW COMPANY WILL MANUFACTURE INSULATORS. 

The patents covering the insulator machine invented by John H. Croskey have been acquired by the Duquesne Glass Co., a corporation recently organized with capital stock of $70,000. It is the intention of the promoters to at once erect a plant and go extensively into the manufacture of glass insulators under the Croskey patents. The company are at present using the experimental plant of the H. L. Dixon Co., located at Carnegie, Pa., which is said to be entirely inadequate to supply the demand. Offers for sites for the new factory are now being considered, and it is probable that the company will in a short time decide on a location, presumably in the Pittsburg district. Four machines will in all probability be installed at the start, and additions will be made thereafter as fast as demand warrants. The members of the Duquesne Glass Co. named above are not connected with the bottle company at New Martinsville W. Va., bearing the same name. 

China, Glass & Lamps (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) August 11, 1906
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Paden City.

The third oldest town in Wetzel county is Paden City. The town is located on the Ohio River R. R. branch of the B. & O., in the extreme southwestern point of the county.

The first settlement was made by Obadiah Paden in 1790 and from him the town was named. In 1900 the town had a population of 13 and was called Paden Valley. Since that time the town has passed through a “town lot boom craze” caused by the location of a steel plant. The present population is about 300. The situation is ideal for a river town from the flood standpoint, since it is located on an old river terrace, ranging from 640 to 660 feet above tide, or above the high water flood line, which is about 640 A.T. This terrace is here one`half mile wide and over one mile long.

The promoters’ hopes have not yet been realized however, and the town has gone backward, the steel mill being idle most of the time. This mill is now owned by the Carter Iron Company. It manufactures muck bar iron, the first process from “the pig.” This is shipped to Pittsburg to be in turn manufactured into sculp iron. This company bought the plant from the land company that built the mill to boom the town. During 1908 the plant ran for a time, and employed mostly colored labor from Alabama, about 200 in number. It is closed at Ypresent for lack of sufficient natural gas.

The glass industry is also represented here on a small scale.

Duquesne Glass Works. This plant is engaged in the manufacture of bottles mostly for beer. When running full it employs about 50 people. At the present time it is running only about one-fourth capacity.

Ohio Valley Glass Company. This company is engaged in the manufacture of cathedral glass and runs the year round. It employs 12 to 15 people.

Hennen, Ray V.; West Virginia Geological Survey Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler Counties (Morgantown, Active Publishing Company, 1909)
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A destructive fire was narrowly averted recently at the plant of the Duquesne Glass Co., Paden City, W. VA. The tank burst and only by the quick work of employees were the flames extinguished.

The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) March 11, 1911
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The Duquesne Glass Co.'s bottle plant, Paden City, W. VA., is operating steadily with 11 shops on the payroll. Many good orders have been booked and they can hardly be filled before the end of the season.

The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) May 13, 1911
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The Duquesne Glass Co., Paden City, W. VA, is closing one of the most successful seasons in its entire career. A good start was made last year and everything points to an excellent finish. A brisk demand for bottles is noted at this place.

The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) June 24, 1911
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20 Years Ago Today

AUGUST 19, 1914

August Rittman, for seven years general manager of the Coshocton Glass Co. plant, resigned because of ill health.

Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) August 19, 1934
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According to current rumors, the American Glass Works, of Richmond, Va., have taken over an idle bottle plant at Paden City, W. Va., and it is being put in shape to operate.

National Glass Budget (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) August 18, 1917
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Lawrence Alley, who has been employed at the plant of the Fostoria Glass Company, Moundsville, W. Va., here for many years, and who was at Richmond, Va., last week conferring with officials of the Duquesne Glass Company, will move his family to Paden City this week, having accepted the position as general manager of that plant, which is owned by the Richmond firm. Mr. Alley has a host of friends who are sorry to hear of him leaving the city hut wish him a success in his new line of duties.

Pottery, Glass & Brass Salesman (New York, New York) September 20, 1917
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Hawthorn Bottle Plant Leased.

Rumor has it that F. M. Caldwell, former owner and manager of the Duquesne Glass Co., at Paden City, W. Va., has leased and will operate the bottle factory at Hawthorn, Pa., which for some time past has been in conjunction with the factory of the Crescent Bottle Co., at McDonald. The Paden City factory, a few weeks ago was taken over by the American Glass Works, of Richmond, Va.

National Glass Budget (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) October 6, 1917
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The Duquesne Glass Co., of Paden City, W. Va., has increased the capacity of it's plant, and installed a fuel oil system. The improvements were made under the direction of A. E. Myers.

National Glass Budget (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) January 12, 1918
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FACTORY INSPECTION 1917
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NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT| WHERE LOCATED | NATURE OF BUSINESS| No. Males Employed | No. Females Employed | Whole No. Employed

Duquesne Glass Co.......| Paden City...| Bottles......| 76 | ...... | 76

FACTORY INSPECTION 1918
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NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT| WHERE LOCATED | NATURE OF BUSINESS| No. Males Employed | No. Females Employed | Whole No. Employed

Duquesne Glass Co.......| Paden City...| Bottles......| 50 | ...... | 50
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ORDERS ISSUED FACTORIES
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Paden City.

Duquesne Glass Co., January 5—Procure first-aid supplies; remove exposed set screws; cover gears on lathe and hood emery wheels.
Euclid Manufacturing Co., January 5—Guard one rip saw; remove exposed set screws; repair closet seat.
Paden City Pottery, January 5—Procure first-aid supplies; remove exposed set screws; mark toilets "Male" and "Female"; cover cogs on pump; require two boys to secure permits.
Vulcan Iron & Steel Co., January 5—Rail engine in bar mill; purchase first-aid supplies.
Paul Wissmach Glass Co., January 5—Guard rip saw; cover gears on lathe.

Montgomery, Samuel B.; Fourteenth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of West Virginia 1917-1918 (Charleston, Tribune Publishing Company, 1918)
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FACTORY INSPECTION
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NAME OF Establishment Where Located Nature of Business No. Males Employed No. Females Employed Whole No. Employed

Duquesne Glass Co....... Paden City... Medicine bottles...... 75 ...... 75
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PADEN CITY
JANUARY 17, 1919
Duquesne Glass Co.-Rail belts and fly wheel on gas engine. Clean and disinfect toilets.
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Montgomery, Samuel B.; Fifteenth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor of West Virginia 1919-1920 (Charleston, Tribune Publishing Company, 1920)
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No. 1094
Duquesne Glass Company, Richmond, Virginia
v. Gas supply.
Hope Natural Gas Company.
Filed September 26, 1918.
closed October 12, 1918.
Dismissed.

Wiles, George R. C.; State of West Virginia Public Service Commission Sixth Annual Report (Charleston, Tribune Publishing Company, 1920)
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American Glass Works
INCORPORATED
RICHMOND, VA.
MANUFACTURERS OF BOTTLES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Sodas and Prescriptions a Specialty
Plants at Richmond, Va., and Paden City, W. Va.
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American Bottler (New York, New York) February, 1921
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NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT Nature of Business Males Employed Females Employed Children Under 16 yrs No. Employed

PADEN CITY, TYLER County (Population 1,705)

Duquesne Glass Co..............Bottles..................... 1 ....... ...... 1

Daugherty, G. F.; Sixteenth Biennial Report Of The Bureau of Labor of West Virginia 1921-1922 (Charleston, Tribune Printing Company, 1922)
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Duquesne Glass Mfg. Company ..................... 161.02

Biennial Report and Official Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of West Virginia (Charleston, Tribune Publishing Company, 1926)
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Company Name: Duquesne Glass Manufacturing Company, Incorporated
Filed: 6/15/1918
Filing State: West Virginia

Bizapedia
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The Dating Game: Tracking the Hobble-Skirt Coca-Cola Bottle By Bill Lockhart and Bill Porter

About 1919, the American Glass Works bought out the Duquesne Glass Co. at Paden City, West Virginia, but the Richmond plant burned in 1925 and was not rebuilt. The Paden City factory made essentially the same products and remained in business until ca. 1935.

Bottles and Extras September-October 2010
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