Manufacturer Notes: Modes-Turner Glass Company

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1902-1903 Indiana - TERRE HAUTE BUSINESS DIRECTORY - Modes-Turner Glass Co The, cor 25th and Locust.

Terre Haute

1901-02 Modes Charles C, genl mngr Modes-Turner Glass co, res 107 N 20th
1901-02 Modes George F, glass blower Modes-Turner Glass Co, res 2430 Locust
1901-02 Modes-Turner Glass Co, Wm F Modes prest, M Turner vice prest, L L Turner secy and treas, Charles C 
                      Modes genl mngr, bottle mnfrs, cor 25th and Locust
1901-02 Modes-Turner Wood Package Co, charles M Turner prest, Wm F Modes vice prest, L L Turner secy and 
                      treas, mnfrs boxes, shipping cases, cor 25th and Locust
1901-02 Modes Wm F, Modes-Turner Glass Co, bds T H House

1901-02 GLASS MANUFACTURERS
Modes-Turner Glass Co, n e cor 25th and Locust
NORTH BALTIMORE BOTTLE GLASS CO, n s Maple av e of C & E I R R.
ROOT GLASS CO, n e cor 3d and Voorhees
Terre Haute Glass Mfg co, 1601-1625 Maple av.
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PATENTS

Design No. 28,483 April 19, 1898 Edward c. Modes, of Cicero, Indiana, assignor to the Modes Glass Company of 
same place, Design for a bottle

Design No. 28,635 May 17, 1898 Edward c. Modes, of Cicero, Indiana, Design for a bottle
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ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION--Continued.
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NAME OF COMPANY.                                                     | WHEN FILED.
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Modes Glass Company--Articles of Incorporation.........| December 29, 1893

Myers, W. R.; Department of State Biennial Report For the Two Years Ending October 31st, 1894 (Indianapolis, Wm B. Burford, 1894)
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New Glass Factory.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. Feb. 1.-- The Modes glass factory will start at Cicero February 15 and will employ about 300 hands. This is a new factory and will do much toward aiding the unemployed in this section.

The Iowa Citizen (Iowa City, Iowa) February 2, 1894
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--The Modes glass works at Cisco (sic), Ind., employing 400 men, were started Friday with a flourish of trumpets and brass bands. Everybody was given a souvenir cane.

Decatur Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois) February 19, 1894
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The Modes Glass company at Cicero, Ind., is erecting a hotel to accommodate 100 boys it will be compelled to 
bring in because of the new factory and educational laws.

Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) August 23, 1897
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The Modes-Turner Glass Co. expect to put in another new tank this year at Cicero, Ind., thus making four tanks in all. Their business has increased from year to year and a jump of from two tanks to four has been made necessary. Mr. Turner is a resident of Muncie, and his friends will be pleased to note his prosperity.

Muncie Morning News (Muncie, Indiana) October 22, 1898
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CICERO, HAMILTON COUNTY.

Number | Date of Inspection 1898 | NAME OF FACTORY OR FIRM | GOODS MANUFACTURED | Males | Females | Males Under 16 | Females Under 16 | Total | Hours per Week | Noonday Meal -- Minutes Allowed | Sanitary Conditions | How Paid.                       | Orders... | Accidents 

630        | Nov. 14                            | Modes-Turner Glass Co                | Bottles.....................................| 345      | 4            | 25                       | ....                               | 349 | 54                          | 60                                                       | Good ....                | Cash, semi-monthly .... |.........         |..........

McAbee, D. H.; State of Indiana Annual Report of the State Factory Inspector. 1898 (Indianapolis, Wm. B. 
Burford, 1899)

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MODES-TURNER GLASS CO., CICERO.

The Modes-Turner Glass Company is located at Cicero, Indiana, and is engaged in the manufacture of green, amber and flint bottles. The company works 300 employees, about 125 of whom are boys. It has been the custom, previous to this year, to run the factory day and night during the week and until midnight on Saturday, and the boys received a full day's wages for the Saturday night services from 5:00 until 12:00 o'clock. By the contract made between the blowers and manufacturers, the Saturday night work was discontinued, and by the same agreement the blowers were paid for that time. The boys asked for the same pay, but it was refused them. In October (1898) a committee of the boys waited on the management and asked to have the wages restored to them. This was refused, and on the same day at noon 125 of them, including "carry-in'' "laying-up" "snapper" and ''molding" and "gathering*' boys, struck for the restoration of their wages.

The following wages had been paid:

Carry-in boys, 50 cents a day.

Laying-up boys, 83 1/3 cents a day.

Gathering boys, $1.16 2/3 a day.

Snapper and molding boys, 65 cents a day.

The company was persistent in its refusal to allow the demand, but an agreement was made whereby they should 
be paid semimonthly instead of monthly as heretofore. After being out twenty-four hours the youthful strikers returned to work on October 6. They were not organized.

McCormack, L. P., Schmid, B. Frank; The First Biennial Report of the Indiana Labor Commission For The Years 1897-1898 (Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1899)
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Glass Works Resume

CICERO. Aug. 8,--The Bonita glass works, of this city, which closed down June 3, for the usual six week' fire-out, resumed work the first part of the week, giving employment to a large number of men. The Modes-Turner bottle factory, also of this place, will start its fires September 1, giving employment to nearly five hundred workmen.

Muncie Morning News (Muncie, Indiana) August 9, 1899
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Among recent visitors to Columbus were:
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Jay Lee Turner, representing Modes Turner Glass Co., Cicero, Ind.
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Midland Druggist Vol. I No. 5 January 1900 (Columbus, Midland Druggist Publishing Co., 1900)
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The Modes-Turner glass factory, Terre Haute, has resumed.

The Nashua Reporter (Nashua, Iowa) October 3, 1901
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Seems to Have Done Wonders
       for Terre Haute
  Terre Haute has a club of business men which has been doing wonders in the way of securing industries for that city in the past five years. Friday it arranged an excursion which made the rounds of the factories of the city for the purpose of showing the residents just what the factory interests mean to the town. It is planned to hold a big industrial exposition next spring.
The Terre Haute Express prints a list of new concerns secured or old ones enlarged through the efforts of the Commercial club. It makes this remarkable showing:

                                               Capitalization  No. Emp.
Highland Iron and Steel Co........$350,000     400
Modes-Turner Glass Co ............. 100,000     550
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North Baltimore Glass Co ........... 125,000     550
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Koeppen Mould Works .................. 15,000       25
Terre Haute Bottle Glass Co.......... 60,000     175
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Root Glass Manufacturing Co......... 50,000    150
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Totals ..........................................$1,365,000*3,075
*This figure includes the number of persons employed when enlargements already decided upon have been made.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) November 24, 1901
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CICERO, HAMILTON COUNTY. Population, 1,603

Number. | Date of Inspection 1900 | Name of Establishment.          | Goods manufactured. | Males | Females | 
Males Under 16. | Females Under 16. | Total. | Paid                          | Age of Boiler Years | Pressure Pounds | H. P. of Boiler. | H. P. of Engine | When Inspected | Orders....

476         | Feb. 8                               | The Modes-Turner Glass Co. | Bottles.........                  | 350     | 8              |           25                         | ..                               | 358     | W'kly, bi-w'kly, cash | 1-2 / 1-4                      | 96                          | 100      | 45                      | .........                    | 476

No. 476—February 8. The Modes Turner Glass Co., Cicero: Place guard on rip saw; secure affidavits from all boys under the age of sixteen and keep them on file in the office; post laws.

McAbee, D. H., Spees, D. F.; Fourth Annual Report of the Department of Inspection of the State of Indiana 
1900
(Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1901)

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A company with a capital stock of $100,000 has been organized at Cicero to operate the Modes-Turner glass 
factory, which was closed down recently and moved to Terre Haute. The officers of the new company are: President, William F. Modes, of Kansas City, Mo.; secretary, J. L. Hinshaw, of Cicero; Treasurer, E. M. Hinshaw, of Cicero.

Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) October 10, 1902
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CICERO, HAMILTON COUNTY. Population, 1,603 Employees, 450.

Number | Date of Inspection | NAME OF FACTORY           | GOODS     | Males | Females | Males Under 16| Females Under 16 | Total | Last Report | Days Worked, 1900 | Sanitary Condition. | Paid. | Power Kind | Pressure | H. P. of 
Boiler          | H. P. of Engine. | When Inspected |

259       | Feb. 14                    | Modes-Turner Glass Co......| Bottles.........| 435     | 10            | 20                       | ..              | 455    |                      |  358                            | G.                              |  M.      | S.                 | .                | .                  | 90                          | ..

McAbee, D. H., Spees, D. F.; State of Indiana Fifth Annual Report of the Department of Inspection 1901 
(Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1902)

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Name of Company When Filed.

Modes-Turner Glass Company--Issue of Preferred Stock, and
                           Extending and Enlarging Objects.................................February 13, 1902
Modes Glass Company to Modes-Turner Glass Company--
                           change of Name.............................................................February 15, 1902

Hunt, Union B.; Department of State Biennial Report Union B. Hunt Secretary of State of the State of Indiana for the Two Years Ending October 31, 1902. (Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1902)
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Number | Name Of Establishment         | Goods Manufactured | Males | Females | Males Under 16| Females Under 16 | Orders Issued | Sanitary conditions. | Workman Organized | Firm Member, Combination | Liability Insurance | 
Engine, H. P.. Used. | Kind of Power

CICERO, HAMILTON COUNTY. Population, 1,700 Employees, 1902, 437, 1901, 450.

365         | Modes-Turner Glass Co......| Bottles.........                | 350       | 4              | 27                       | ....                          .....| .                       | Good                           | Yes                               | No                                            | No                           | 30                                | Steam.

Terre Haute, Viro County

3087      | Modes-Turner Glass Co......| Bottles.........                  | 150       | ..              | 35                       | ....                        ..... | .                    | Good                          | Yes                                  | No                                             | No                          | 20                                 | Steam.

McAbee, D. H., Spees, D. F.; State of Indiana Sixth Annual Report of the Department of Inspection 1902 
(Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1903)

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Number | Name Of Establishment     | Goods Manufactured | Males | Females | Males Under 16 | Females Under 16 | Days Worked | Sanitary conditions. | Workman Organized | Firm Member, Combination | Engine, H. P.. Used. | 
Kind of Power | Orders Issues and complied with.

CICERO, HAMILTON COUNTY. Population: Census 1,700; estimated 1,800. Employees, 1903, 421, 1902, 437.

424        | Indiana Bottle Glass...........| Bottles.........                 | 383     | 17            | 12                        | ....                            | 100                | Good                           | Yes                             | No                                                | 75                              | Steam               | 2, 3, 8

Terre Haute, Viro County

3167      | Modes-Turner Glass Co....| Bottles........                 | 315       | 10            | 20                        | ....                           | 250                | Good                           | Yes                              | No                                                |                                   | Supplied              |

McAbee, D. H., Spees, D. F.; State of Indiana Seventh Annual Report of the Department of Inspection 1903 (Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1904)
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What a Chamber of commerce
can Do for a Town
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TERRE HAUTE CLUB.
  At Terre Haute there is a organization of citizens known as the Commercial club that has been engaged in an 
organized way for nearly five years in promoting the interests of that town. It should be of interest now 
to learn how these men went to work, and what has been accomplished.
It was organized in 1898; it had about 300 members to start with...........

GLASS FACTORIES.
  The Terre Haute Glass Manufacturing company. This was one of the first factories got. It came from Greenfield, Ind. in 1899. It employs 200 men and has a payroll of $10,000 a month.
  The North Baltimore Bottle Glass company. This was got at Albany, Ind., in the year 1900. It employs 600 men and has a monthly payroll of $26,000.
  The Modes-Turner Glass company was got at Cicero, Ind., in 1901. Since going to Terre Haute it has added an immense box factory. It employs 600 men and has a payroll of $26,000 a month.
  The Root Glass company is another. It was organized in Terre Haute, but by men who had come out of the gas belt of Indiana. C. J. Root was at the head of the enterprise, a man from Albany, Ind. Practically all of the capital came from outside Terre Haute. This factory employs 500 men and pays them $25,000 a month.

OTHER LINES
  Getting away from glass factories............

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) July 26, 1903
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The Indiana Bottle & Glass Company, of Cicero, Ind., has increased its capital stock from $100,000 to $150,000. A new tank has been completed and put in operation, the company now producing a larger output than at any former period of its existence.

Glass And Pottery World Volume XI Number 10 October 1903 (Chicago, Porter, Taylor & Co., 1903)
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Mr. E. O. Ward, of the Modes-Turner Glass Co., of Terre Haute, was in Louisville on the 17th, interviewing our jobbers regarding the purchase of bottles and cases, of which they are large manufacturers. The Modes-Turner Co. have one of the best-equipped plants in the country, having natural gas fuel, and turn out a superior quality of flint and amber bottles and skeleton cases. Their push and hustle, together with their close proximity to Louisville, should make them a strong factor in this market.

The Wine And Spirit Bulletin Vol. XVIII No. 3 March 1, 1904. (Louisville, The Bulletin Publishing Co., 1904)
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VIGO COUNTY-Continued. 
Name of Factories. Location Product

Modes-Turner Glass Co Terre Haute Bottle manufacturer.

Stubbs, Joseph H.; Bureau of Statistics Eleventh Biennial Report (Seventeenth Volume) For 1905 And 1906 (Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1906)
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NOBLEVILLE--It is understood that the Modes-Turner Glass Factory, which operated for several years at Cicero 
and which burned to the ground last Christmas, will not be rebuilt in that town, but will be removed to Brazil, Ind.

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) September 6, 1909
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Number | Name of Firm or Establishment.        | Goods Manufactured or Business Engaged in. | Males | Females | Boys between 14 and 16 | Girls between 14 and 16 | ..............

Terre Haute

5682      | Modes-Turner Glass Co., The...........| Bottles..............                                                        | 400    | 1               | 12                                         |...                                         | ...
5683      | Modes-Turner Glass Co., The...........| Corrugated paper.....                                              | 20      | 15             |  ...                                          | 2                                          | ...
5683      | Modes-Turner Glass Co., The...........| Boxes................                                                       | 50      |...                | 1                                           |...                                          | ...

(Note: No listing in Cicero)

Blakely, W. E.; State of Indiana Thirteenth Annual Report of the Department of Inspection 1909 (Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1910)
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Number | Name of Firm or Establishment. | Goods Manufactured or Business Engaged in. | Males | Females | 
Boys between 14 and 16 | Girls between 14 and 16 | Hours Worked Per Week | Days Worked in 1910 | Kind of 
Power Used. | Hot. Tubular | Water Tubes. | Boilers Inspected by Whom. | Orders Issued and Complied With | 
General Sanitary Condition.

Terre Haute

6092   | Turner Bros. Co...........                  | Paper Boxes..............                                            | 12                            | 4                                         |  ...                                        | 54                                         | 300                                   | E. sup.                 | ....                 | ....                      | ........                                         | ......                                                     | Good.

6093   | Turner Bros. Co...........                  | Wood Boxes...............                                           | 60                             |        ..                                           |...                                        | 54                                          | 300                                   | S. sup.                 | ....                 |  ....                    | ........                                           | ......                                                     | Good.

6094 | Turner Bros. Co...........                    | Bottles..................                                                  | 379                           |       20                                   |...                                              | 50                                          | 240                                   | Steam              | ....               | 4                        | Ins. Co.                                      | 1,2,8                                                  | Good.

(Note: No listing in Cicero)

Blakely, W. E.; State of Indiana Thirteenth Annual Report of the Department of Inspection 1909 (Indianapolis, Wm. B. Burford, 1910)
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TERRE HAUTE
Modes-Turner Glass Co., 25th & Locust--Mfrs. Bottles, Corrugated paper, etc.

The Era Druggists Directory of America 14th Edition - 1910 (New York, D. O. Haynes & Co., 1910) 
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The Charles Boldt company of Cincinnati, O., entered suite against the Turner Bros.' Company of Terre Haute, Ind., and the Daleville Glass Company of Daleville, Ind., alleging that the defendants are manufacturing and selling an ornamental bottle for which the plaintiff holds an exclusive patent rights.


The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) January 10, 1911
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The Turner Bros' Company of Terre Haute has increased its capital stock by $125,000.

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) May 19, 1911
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