Publication: American Glass Trade Directory
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Bottle, General Flint and
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" means a continuous tank and "d t," day tank. The letter "r" is used to designate ring holes, thus indicating the approximate capacity.
Key for Bottle Factories.
The capital A means flint glass is made; B green glass, C amber, D blue, E, opal glass. The figures following these letters designate in a general way the lines of ware made, viz: 1 signifies prescription, druggists, perfumer's, or proprietary medicine ware; 2, beers, sodas, minerals; 3, wines, brandies and flasks; 4, milk jars; 5, fruit jars; 6, machine made jars and bottles, packers' or preservers' ware; 7, vault and prism lights; 8, insulators; 9, turn mold ware; 0, carboys and large water bottles.
Key for Press and Blownware Plants.
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 and lighting ware; 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 plant contains a mold shop. A star (*) preceding name of company means plant idle when directory was issued.
Officers of companies indicated as follows: Letter P means president; S, secretary; T, treasurer; M, factory manager or superintendent.
[Window, plate, cast and rolled and wire glass companies will be found on pages 40 and 41.]
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.
GAYNER GLASS WORKS, Salem, 2 c t, 14 r. John Gayner, P & M; J. M. Gayner, S; E. J. Gayner, T. B560 and batters [sic] battery jars.