Manufacturer Notes: East Lake Glass Works

1870 New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton Ward 1

331 607 McBride David          35 M W Grain coal Merch 6000 3000    New Jersey
                           Caroline          35 F W Keeping house                            New Jersey
                           Kate                13 F W                                                        New Jersey
                           Jennie              2 F W                                                         New Jersey
                           Howard      5/12 M W                                                         New Jersey
                McBride  Harvey     16 M W Clerk in Coal Office                      Delaware 


331 371 Kirby Joseph     39 M W Dentist                7000 5000               New Jersey
                          Jane         37 F W House Keeping                                    New Jersey
                          William       9 M W                                                               New Jersey
                          Mary           7 F W                                                                New Jersey
                Mary Harmer     20 F W House servant                                      New York

1880 New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton

Cumberland County Jail

54 317 338 McBride David      W M 45                                 Sheriff                        New Jersey
                            -- Caroline       W F 45 Wife                         Keeping house        New Jersey
                            -- David H        W M 5 son                                                               New Jersey
                    Mulford Mathilda     W F 49 sister in law            at home                     New Jersey
                    Shuell Harriet B.     W F 21 servant Domestic Servant                       New Jersey
                    Dorsey William       B M 26 Prisoner                 Prisoner & Laborer   New Jersey 
                    Kelly Charles          W M 26 Prisoner                 Glass Blower            New Jersey
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99 251 267 Kirby Joseph C       W M 48                               Dentist                       New Jersey
                     -- Jennie P               W F 47 Wife                       House Keeping        New Jersey
                     -- William B              W M 19 Son                       at school                   New Jersey
                     -- Mary S.                  W F 17 daughter               at school                   New Jersey
                    Brooks Mary A          M F 20 servant                  Domestic Servant    New Jersey

1900 New Jersey, Cumberland County, Bridgeton Ward 4

East commerce Street
209 96 107 McBride Caroline     Head          W F Oct 1835   64 Wd 7 1            New Jersey
                         --- David                Son             W M May 1875 25 S                      New Jersey    Manu (Glass Works)
                        Mulford Mathilda    Sister         W F Oct 1830    69 S                     New Jersey

West Commerce Street
92 272 280 Joseph C Kirby         Head           W M Sept 1831  68 wd                  New Jersey    Physician
                      Mary S. Kirby            Daughter     W F Aug 1865   34 S                    New Jersey
                      Kate R Gosman       Servant        W F Oct 1874    25 S                     New Jersey
                      Ellis R Buck              Boarder       W M Aug 1875   24 S                    New Jersey

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IRS Tax Records

1865 McBride David Bridgeton Retail Dealer
1865 Kirby Joseph Bridgeton Dentist
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Civil War Draft Registration Records

Cumberland County June 1863

        Cohansey Township 10 Kirby Joseph 32 White Dentist Married New Jersey
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        Cohansey Township 4 McBride David 28 White Merchant Married New Jersey
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Bridgeton Directories

1883 Cumberland Directory

     Kirby J C, dentist, 9 s Laurel, h 98 w Commerce
     McBride David (McBride & Mulford), h 209 Commerce
     McBride & Mulford (David McBride and Charles E Mulford), coal, hay, seeds and agriculture implements, 
                    8 Broad. See bottom lines

  Glass Manufacturers.
     Clark Joseph A & Co, Bridgeton
     Craven Bros, Salem, Salem co
     Gayner John, Salem, Salem co
     Getsinger & Allen, Bridgeton
     Jones & Townsend, Millville
     More, Jonas & More, Bridgeton
     Whitall, Tatum & Co, Millville

1887 Cumberland Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Kirby & McBride props, Manheim nr E Commerce
     Kirby Jacob, dentist, h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby Joseph C (Kirby & McBride), and dentist 4 N Laurel, h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C. Kirby and David McBride), glass mnfrs Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride David (Kirby & McBride), 209 Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     Kirby & McBride, Manheim nr E Commerce.

1889 Cumberland Directory

     Kirby Joseph C. dentist 4 N Laurel, h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and David McBride), glass manufacturers, Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride David (Kirby & McBride), 209 Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     Kirby & McBride, Manheim nr Commerce, Bridgeton

1891 Cumberland Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Kirby & McBride props, Manheim nr E Commerce
     Kirby Joseph C (Kirby & McBride), and dentist 4 N Laurel, h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and David McBride), props East Lake Glass Works, 
                      Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride David (Kirby & McBride), 209 E Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     East Lake Glass Works.....................Bridgeton

1893 Cumberland Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Kirby & McBride props, Manheim nr E Commerce
     Kirby Joseph C, (Kirby & McBride), and dentist 4 N Laurel, h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and David McBride), props East Lake Glass Works, 
               Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride David (Kirby & McBride), 209 E Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     East Lake Glass Works, Bridgeton

1895 Cumberland Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Kirby & McBride props, Manheim nr E Commerce
     Kirby Joseph C, (Kirby & McBride), and dentist 4 N Laurel, h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and estate of David McBride), props East Lake Glass Works, 
                  Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride Caroline B, widow David, h 209 E Commerce
     McBride David H, bookkeeper, h 209 E Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     East Lake Glass Works, Bridgeton

1897 Cumberland Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Kirby & McBride props, Manheim nr E Commerce
     Kirby Joseph C, (Kirby & McBride), h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and estate of David McBride), props East Lake Glass Works, 
                Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride Caroline B, widow David, h 209 E Commerce
     McBride David H, bookkeeper, h 209 E Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     East Lake Glass Works, Bridgeton


1899 Cumberland Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Manheim nr E Commerce, Kirby & McBride, props
     Kirby Joseph C, (Kirby & McBride), h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and estate of David McBride), props East Lake Glass Works, 
                     Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride Caroline D, widow David H (Kirby & McBride), h 209 E Commerce
     McBride David H, bookkeeper, h 209 E Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     East Lake Glass Works, Manheim nr E Commerce, Bridgeton

1901 Cumberland Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Manheim nr E Commerce, Kirby & McBride, props
     Kirby Joseph C, (Kirby & McBride), h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and estate of David McBride), props East Lake Glass Works, 
                Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride Caroline D, widow David H, h 209 E Commerce
     McBride David H, bookkeeper, h 209 E Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     East Lake Glass Works, Manheim nr E Commerce, Bridgeton

1903 Bridgeton Directory

     East Lake Glass Works, Manheim nr E Commerce, Kirby & McBride, props
     Kirby Joseph C (Kirby & McBride), h 98 W Commerce
     Kirby & McBride (Joseph C Kirby and estate of David McBride), props East Lake Glass Works, 
                 Manheim nr E Commerce
     McBride Caroline D, widow David H, h 209 E Commerce
     McBride David H, glassworker, h 209 E Commerce

1905 Bridgeton Directory

     Kirby Joseph C, glass mfr, h 98 W Commerce
     McBride Caroline D, widow David H, h 209 E Commerce

   GLASS MANUFACTURERS
     Moore I Whelden Glass Mfg Co, Manheim nr E Commerce, Bridgeton
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A New stock company are at the present time (October, 1883) building window-light works east of South Avenue, in the Second Ward, and Dr. John B. Bowen and Joseph C. Kirby are also erecting a new bottle-factory on the line of the Cumberland and Maurice River Railroad, north of Commerce Street, both of which will soon be in operation.

Cushing, Thomas, & Sheppard Charles E.; History of the Counties of Gloucester, Salem, And Cumberland New Jersey (Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1883) 

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ITEMS.
BUSINESS DEPRESSION IN NEW JERSEY.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 7.--[Special.]--The business depression has reached the glass industry at South Jersey. Kirby & McBride have shut down the East Lake Works a Bridgeton and Josiah Clark & co. of the same place have followed with their slate factory. Another firm is reported as intending to cease operations. Whitney Bros. at Glassboro have blanked the fires of one house, while there are two idle at Woodbury. At Salem craven Bros. have proposed a reduction of wages, but the Blowers' Union is not expected to concede it. The troubles are in part due to overproduction.

The Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) January 8, 1885
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Adam Frederick, foreman of the East Lake Glass Works, at Bridgeton, slipped and fell into a barrel of hot water which he was rolling, on Wednesday. His injuries are severe and painful.

The Trenton Times (Trenton, New Jersey) May 22, 1885
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It is reported that the East Lake Glass Company , of Bridgeton, which has been run of late as a co-operative association, is seriously embarrassed.

West Jersey Press (Camden, New Jersey) August 12, 1885
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O. H. Bailey & Co. Map of City of Bridgeton, New Jersey, 1886

40. Eastlake Glass Works
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Factories Not Running In Accordance with Knights Of Labor Regulations : Whitney Brothers, Glassboro, N. J.; Moore Brothers, Clayton, N. J.; Bodine, Thomas & Company, Williamstown, N. J.; Whitall, Tatum & Company, Millville, N. J.; Cohansey Glass Works, Bridgeton, N. J.; Kirby & McBride, Bridgeton, N. J.; Binghamton Glass Co., Bingham ton, N. Y.; Clark & Shomacker, Bridgeton, N. J.; Moore & Jonas, Bridgeton, N. J.; Craven Bros., Salem, N. J.; Swedesboro Glass Co., Swedesboro, N. J.; George Green, Woodbury, N. J.; Fast Stroudsburg Glass Co., Stroudsburg, Pa.; Hawley Glass Co., Hawley, Pa. 

Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Knights of Labor of America Eleventh Regular Session Held At Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 4 to 19, 1887. (General Assembly, 1887)

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EAST LAKE GLASS WORKS. 

Messrs. Kirby & McBride, proprietors of the above-named works, have a fine factory, located in East Bridgeton, on the line of the N. J. Central Railroad, Cumberland and Maurice River branch. The works were founded in 1885. Hollowware only is manufactured, the principal production being wine and beer bottles. Capital invested in the business, $10,000; value of glass produced per year, $75,000. Eighty men and boys are employed, and wages paid amount to $3,500 per month. In the work of glass manufacture, Kirby & McBride use 365 tons of soda per annum; 840 tons of sand; 12,000 bushels of lime; 1,600 tons of coal; 400 bushels of salt; 315 cords of wood; and 350,000 feet of lumber (the latter principally boards for the manufacture of packing boxes). David McBride, Superintendent and Manager.

Nichols, I. T.; The City of Bridgeton 1889 (Philadelphia, Burk & McFetridge, 1889)
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The East Lake glass works have resumed after a five weeks' shut down.

Wades Fibre And Fabric (Boston, Massachusetts) February 17, 1894
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No. 826.

Reply of Kirby & McBride, of Bridgeton, N. J., manufacturers of glass 

bottles. 

[Capital invested, $35,000.]

We run one furnace and employ 80 men and boys, and produce from $75,000 to $80,000 worth of goods in ten months, which is the time we run, laying off during the summer for repairs.

Seventy-five per cent of our cost is for labor.

Our raw material consists of soda ash, sand, lime, and coal.

We have run steadily since 1883, when the plant was built, until this blast, when, owing to the lack of orders and the unsettled condition of the country, we did not start until November 11 instead of September 1, as usual We shut down again January 2,1894, and remained closed until to-day, February 7, when, having accumulated enough orders to run six weeks or two months, we start again. We can not see where we can cheapen our goods except off of the 75 per cent of the cost, which is our labor, especially as the duty on our most expensive raw material, soda ash, is one-fourth cent per pound and so remains in the new bill. As for ourselves, as manufacturers, we do not see that a high duty benefits us much as it only enables us to pay our labor good wages. I believe that we can make goods as cheap here as in Europe if we have the same scale of wages, but what the men would have to live on I don't know. They might exist, they could not live; and I hope the time will never come when our people will have to live on starvation wages. We think a laboring man should get enough to provide for a future of sickness or old age just as much as the man who is engaged in business.

As to the manner of levying duties, we think specific duties are fairer than ad valorem. There is less chance for dishonesty, as undervaluation is almost impossible to prevent under the ad valorem plan. We know foreign goods can be bought cheaper of importing agencies than a man can import himself. 

Reports of Committees of the Senate of the United States for the Second Session of the fifty-Third congress 1893-'94 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1895)
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The places that were settled prior to the 8th of April, the day fixed by the men to quit work, were John P. Whitney Glass Works, at Glassboro, employing one thousand workmen; Moore Glass Works, at Clayton, employing the same number; F. M. Pierce Glass Works, Clayton, employing two hundred workmen; Isaac Sturr Glass Works, at Elmer, employing two hundred hands; Bridgeton Glass Works, employing four hundred workmen; Parker Glass Works, Bridgeton, employing one hundred and fifty workmen; Fairton Glass Works,. Fairton, employing two hundred workmen; East Lake Glass Works, Bridgeton, employing one hundred and fifty hands. The places that would not concede to the workmen were S. M. Bassett Glass Works, Elmer; Cumberland Glass Works; More-Jonas Glass Works, Bridgeton, and George Jonas Glass Works, at Minotola. The Cumberland Glass Works is the largest glass works in the country, and after a struggle of six months conceded to the demands of the workmen, and are now running in full. Minotola and More-Jonas are still trying to operate independent of the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association, the only firms in the country that do not run their works in harmony with the workmen's association.

Sherwood, S. S.; Annual Report of the State Board of Arbitration of New Jersey. 1895 (Trenton, John L. Murphy Publishing Co., 1895)
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DR. J. C. KIRBY.

The record of Dr. Joseph C. Kirby as a practitioner of dentistry in Bridgeton is a long and honorable one. It was on the 12th of March, 1857, that he began his dental career in this city and from that time to this he has steadily and successfully followed his vocation.

Dr. Kirby is a native of Swedesboro, Gloucester county, or, more accurately, was born on a farm close by Swedesboro. When he became a young man he held positions in mercantile houses in Millville and Philadelphia for a time and then went to Salem to study dentistry under Dr. Samuel C. Harbert and, incidentally, something of medicine under his brother, Dr. John W. Kirby, with whom he boarded, who was a practicing physician there then, now first assistant physician at the State Insane Asylum, Trenton.

He determined to locate in Bridgeton, an opportunity presenting itself, and bought out the dental office of Dr. J. D. Harbert, a brother of his preceptor. This office was located where one of Mrs. H. L. Douglas' stores now is and there Dr. Kirby remained for no less than twenty years, quickly becoming known as a skillful dentist and meeting with widely-extended patronage. Afterwards he occupied offices over the store of John McPherson, still later offices over the store now occupied by Henry Maier, and now for some time past has had large and fine dental rooms over the store of Sharp Bros., next to the post-office.

Dr. Kirby served six years in City Council, being elected twice from the Third ward, a ward which had a heavy adverse political majority. He was first elected in 1877, the year the waterworks were established, and reelected upon the expiration of his term. In the second year of his service he was placed upon the Finance committee and during the entire four years thereafter he was chairman of the committee, giving much time and labor to the city's interests. Upon the expiration of the second term he declined a renomination.

Of recent years Dr. Kirby has been interested in glass manufacturing, in addition to his dental business. In 1883 he established in connection with Dr. John B. Bowen, his brother-in-law, the East Lake Glassworks for the manufacture of hollow-ware. Dr. Bowen eventually sold his interest to ex-Sheriff David McBride, who died in 1894 and whose interest is held by his widow.

Dr. Kirby is a past master of Evening Star Lodge, No. 97. F. & A. M. He has been one of the chief supporters of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church ever since its organization and has held the position of senior warden on two different occasions.

Kirby, William B.; Art Issue of the Bridgeton Evening News - A Souvenir of Bridgeton, N. J. "Metropolis of Southern New Jersey (Bridgeton, News Job Printing House, 1895)
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DAVID H. McBRIDE, who during his busy and useful life filled many prominent positions in his native county, of which he was at one time Sheriff, was born in Bowentown, Cumberland County, N. J., November 24, 1834.
He was a son of Lewis and Rebecca (Bowen) McBride; and it seems a pretty coincidence that he was born in the same house in which his mother first saw the world's light, in the same room, and on the same day of the month. He was two years old when his parents moved to Bridgeton, N. J.; and here his childhood was passed. He attended the common schools of Burlington, and was also a student at the old Shiloh Academy. having determined to be a farmer, he, with a wisdom beyond his years, took a special course in chemistry, as a knowledge of the properties of soil would be of great advantage to one desiring to cultivate the fruits of mother earth intelligently and to greatest profit. he then spent two years as a farm hand learning all the details of the laborious work practically. At the end of this period of experimental labor he began to take charge of his father's farm, and while engaged in this wise he was married. Mr. McBride continued on the farm for some time, becoming more successful each year, and gaining quite a reputation in the township. During this period he became deeply interested in the old Agriculture Society, and was for many years its Secretary, even after leaving the farm being still one of its most active officials and supporters. Four years after his marriage he left Bowentown and moved to Bridgeton, where he gave up his former occupation to engage in mercantile life.
    His first venture in this line was as a dealer in hay, wood, coal, and his stand was on Broad Street near Cohansey River, he having brought the property there which is now owned by Fithian & Pennell. So successful was he in this enterprise that he soon added to his wares wagons, all sorts of agriculture implements, and seeds. he was the agent for the Buckeye mower; and was at that time mowing machines were new, he made a handsome profit by the sales of these popular implements. His traffic, indeed was growing apace, he having had the shrewdness to buy out the business as well as the property of the old firm which he had succeeded. He continued in this line of trade until 1878, when he was elected to the office of Sheriff of Cumberland County. Charles E. Mulford, his brother-in-law, was now taken into partnership with him, this giving him an opportunity to discharge his official duties.
   During the three years of his incumbency Sheriff McBride was faithful and diligent in his service to the public, and became a great favorite generally. He was a man of strong political influence, which was always wielded in behalf of the party to which he had plighted his allegiance, the Republican. He was a member of the Republican Committee, and was a delegate to State and other less important conventions. A large-minded spirit for general improvement characterized this gentleman, and he spared no effort within his power to advance the best interested of his town and country. After the expiration of his term of office as Sheriff, he became connected with the Eastlake Glass Company, buying out the interest of John Bowen, of Kirby & Bowen, and becoming the practical man of the company. Under his able management the factory was enlarged and the business increased. His widow still retains an interest in this enterprise, her share consisting of a five-pot furnace.
   Mr. McBride was married on January 2, 1856, to Caroline D. Mulford, a native of Bridgeton, where she was born October 11, 1834. Here parents were Jonathan and Catherine (Hay) Mulford. Jonathan Mulford, her father, was born May 6, 1800, in Greenwich township, this county. He lived there until he grew up, and then came to Bridgeton, where he was employed in what is known as Elmer's mill, near Eastlake on East Commerce Street. After a few years of efficient services he was placed in charge of the mill, and became the head miller pf the largest mill for many miles around. He was industrious and faithful, and a large custom trade was established. Mr. Mulford married Miss Catherine Hay, daughter of John and Barbara Hay, who were residents of Baltimore, but of Dutch ancestry and of Pennsylvania birth. Mr. and Mrs. Hay came to Baltimore in 1812, and in 1825 their daughter came to Bridgeton to bring a family of orphaned children to the home of a relative, Mr. Robert Dare. When Miss Hay had made made ready to return, her little charges raised such a lamentations that she consented to remain. this prolongation of her stay in Bridgeton resulted in her marriage to Jonathan Mulford, which was solemnized March 15, 1827. Mr. Mulford died in his forty-ninth year, August 16, 1949. Mrs Mulford moved to Dayton, Ohio, after her husband's death, remaining there for five years, and then returning to Bridgeton, where she lived until her death, which occurred March 26, 1879, at the age of eighty years. Mrs. Mulford had the happiness of rearing a large family, all of whom filled honorable places. They were: Francis, now of Dayton, Ohio; Tillie T., who has always, with short expectations, lived in Bridgeton; Lorenzo, a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio; Caroline, Mrs. McBride; Charles E., of Bridgeton; and Clarence, the youngest-born, who died of a wound received in the Civil War, or rather from the effects of this wound. Both of Mrs. McBride's parents were members of the old First Church at Bridgeton.
   David H. and Caroline D. (Mulford) McBride became the parents of eight children, only one of whom is now living, David H., Jr., born may 27, 1875. The others were: Katie, who lived to be eighteen years of age, and who died in the promise of a sweet womanhood; Harriett, who lived to be seven; Carrie, who died at age two and a half years; Sallie, who passed into the abode of the blessed in her stainless infancy, having lived on earth but three months; Jennie, who died at two and a half years, just after the birth of her brother, Howard, who tarried with his parents for a brief space of seven months; and flora, who died at thirteen months.
   Mrs. McBride has long been a consistent member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton, of which her husband was a Trustee and for many years President of the Board. He was very domestic in his tastes, and belonged to but one social organization, Brearly Lodge, A. F. & A. M. In the death of David H. McBride on the 17th of October, 1894, leaving a sad vacancy in the home circle, the community experienced the loss of a valued citizen, who was taken from their midst in the strength of manhood, not much beyond its prime, and still full of spiritual youth and vigor. Mr. McBride has left to his son the inheritance of an honored name, revered alike in business, social and religious circles of his fellow-citizens.

Leading Citizens of Cumberland County New Jersey (Boston, Biographical Review Publishing co., 1896)
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Answers to Correspondents.

O., Canton, Ohio, asks for addresses of manufacturers of (1) collapsible tubes as used for duplicating inks, and (2) ink bottles. 

Ans.1. A. H. Wirz, 913 Cherry street, Philadelphia; Hero Fruit Jar Company, Philadelphia. 2. Burgin & Sons, 125 Arch street, and Whitney Glass Works, 227 South Front street, Philadelphia; Keystone Pottery Company, Rochester, Pa.; Kirby & McBride, Bridgeton, N. J.

The Stationer (New York, New York) April 30, 1896
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S. M. Bassett, who has withdrawn from the Cumberland Glass Manufacturing Company, and a number of New York gentleman have purchased six acres of land near the East Lake Glass Works for a manufacturing site and will erect large glass works upon it.

The Glass And Pottery World (Chicago, Illinois) May, 1896
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KIRBY, Appellant, v. CARROLL, Respondent. (Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. December 8, 1806.) Action by Joseph C. Kirby, as sole surviving partner of the late firm of Kirby & McBride, against Patrick Carroll. No opinion. Judgment and order affirmed, with costs. All concur.

New York Supplement Volume 41. Containing the Decisions of the Supreme and Lower courts of Record of New York State October 22-December 31, 1896 (Saint Paul, West Publishing Co., 1897)
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Number. | LOCATION. | COUNTY. | NAME OF FIRM OR COMPANY. | GOODS MANUFACTURED.

  8 |Bridgeton,....|Cumberland .| Bridgeton Glass co.,........|Glass bottles, .....
  9 |       "         ....|         "            .| Cohansey Glass Co.,.......|            "           .....
10 |       "         ....|         "            .| Cumberland Glass Co.,...|            "           .....
11 |       "         ....|         "            .| East Lake Glass Co.,......|             "           .....

1897 Legislative Documents Vo. III. (Trenton, MacCrellish & Quigley, 1897)

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The following is a list of the establishments engaged in the principal industries of Bridgeton:

    Bridgeton Glass Company, manufacturers of glass bottles; employs 156 persons.
    Cohansey Glass Company, manufacturers of glass bottles; employs 300 persons.
    Cumberland Glass Company, manufacturers of glass bottles; employs 955 persons.
    Kirby & McBride Company, manufacturers of glass bottles; employs 80 people.
    The Moore-Jonas Glass Company, manufacturers of glass bottles; employs 330 persons.
    Parker Brothers, manufacturers of glass bottles; employs 11o persons. 

Stainsby, William; The Industrial Directory of New Jersey 1901 (Trenton, MacCrellish & Quigley, 1901)
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BRIDGTON-After remaining idle all winter, the East Lake Glass Bottle Works will be started up next week.

The Trenton Times (Trenton, New Jersey) April 17, 1902
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April.

Bridgeton--

The Eastlake Glass Bottle Works at Bridgeton started up after a month of idleness.

Stainsby, William; Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor and Industries of New Jersey for the Year Ending October 31st 1901 (Trenton, MacCrellish & Quigley, 1902)
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April.

Bridgeton--

The Eastlake Glass Bottle Works at Bridgeton started up after a month of idleness.

Stainsby, William; Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor and Industries of New Jersey for the Year Ending October 31st 1902 (Somerville, Unionist-Gazette Association, 1903)

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February.

BRIDGETON.

Bridgeton Bleach & Finishing Company has filed articles of incorporation with the County Clerk which show an authorized capital stock of $500,000.

Stratton Moore, of the I. Whildon Moore Glass Company, has purchased the factory of Kirby & McBride, formerly the East Lake Glass Works, and the plant will be put in operation at once.

Garrison, W. C.; Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor and Industries of New Jersey For the Year Ending October 31st 1904 (Trenton, MacCrellish & Quigley, 1904)

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County Officers--Sheriffs-.....The amendments to the Constitution adopted in 1875 made the terms of office three years. The following persons held the office:

     .......
    1878. David McBride.
    1881. Seth P. Husted.

Heston, Alfred M.; South Jersey A History 1664-1924 (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc., 1924)
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