Rodefer listing

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Trade Directory

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 6-7,16,19, col. 1

Bottle, General Flint and

Tableware Companies.

This directory contains a complete list of press and blownware plants in the United States and Canada, active or temporarily out of operation. The letter F is given for furnace and P for pots, as: 1 f, 16 p, means one furnace of 16 pots. The letters C T mean a continuous tank, and the letters D T mean day tank. R is used to designate ring holes, thus indicating the approximate capacity.

The capital A means flint glass in [sic] is made; B green glass and C amber. The figures following these letters designate in a general way the lines of ware made at each plant. 1 signifies prescription, druggists or perfumers ware; 2, beer, sodas and minerals or wines and brandies; 3, flasks or proprietary medicine goods; 4, milk jars; 5, fruit jars; 6, packers and preservers ware; 7, machine-made jars or bottles; 8, insulators, or prism lights; 9, turn mold ware.

G indicates that a general line of pressware is manufactured; H, general line of blownware; I, off-hand or paste mold chimneys; J, shades and globes or electric glassware; K, paste mold tumblers, stemware, bar goods, etc.; L, colored ware, decorated ware or novelties; M, cut glass, cutting blanks and artistic glass. X shows factory contains a moldmaking department. A star (*) before the name of a company means that the plant was not in blast when directory was issued.

Officers of companies indicated as follows: Letter P means president; V P vice president; S, secretary; T, treasurer; and M, factory manager or superintendent.

Those who desire to keep in touch with all changes made in the trade during the year should refer to the Commoner and Glassworker, the newspaper of the glass trade.

All corrections to the list should be sent to Factory List Department, Commoner Publishing Co., Box 555, Pittsburg, Pa.


T. A. Rodefer, Bellaire, 2 f, 30 p, 1 c t, 10 tons, 2 d t. T. A. Rodefer, Prop. AHJ8X.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 23, 2010 by: David Wiecek;