Publication: The Muncie Daily News
Muncie, IN, United States
ANOTHER IMMENSE GLASS
FACTORY COMING TO
A SIXTEEN POT WINDOW GLASS CONCERN
EMPLOYING ONE HUNDRED SKILLED
Mr. C. H. Overman [sic] Over, of Wheeling, West Virginia, is one of the leading capitalists of the country that is interested in the manufacture of glass. For some time past Mr. Overman [sic] Over has been fascinated with the advantages offered in the natural gas fields. He appreciates the fact that natural gas is to make a marked difference in the price of fuel. About a month ago he decided to make a trip and visit the natural gas towns. He stopped at Pittsburgh and saw the wonderful change and economy effected in glass manufacture. But he also saw that the western market was more inviting than the already well supplied eastern market. He came on to Findlay, and there was made a most excellent offer. But that mushroom town did not please him.
He visited in time Marion, Anderson, Kokomo, and other gas towns.
His last visit was at this place and he never left the town until he had entered into an agreement with the Manufacturers Fund Association that will insure the removal of his factory to this city.
Mr. Overman [sic] Over is given eight acres of land just east of the Hemingray Glass Factory in the Walling Subdivision. He is also donated a gas well and other advantages, all of which will amount to $10,000.
The new factory is probably the largest that has yet been located in the gas belt. It will be a sixteen pot window glass factory and will employ one hundred skilled workmen.
The factory will be a large addition to Muncie's manufacturing interest.
|Researcher:||Bob Stahr / Roger Lucas|
|Date completed:||June 5, 2010 by: Glenn Drummond;|