Publication: American Glass Trade Directory
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
BOTTLE, GENERAL FLINT AND
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 "d t," day tank. The letter "r" designates ring holes, indicating the approximate capacity. A star (*) means plant out of blast when directory was issued.
Key for Bottle Factories.
The capital A means flint glass is made; B green, C amber, D blue, E opal, F dark green. The figures following these letters designate in a general way the lines of ware made, viz: 1, signifies prescription, druggists, perfumers 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; letter Z, Owens machine ware.
Key for Press and Blownware Plants.
G indicates that pressed ware is manufactured; H, blownware; R, off-hand or paste mold lamp chimneys; J, shades, globes, lighting ware; K, paste mold tumblers, stemware, bar goods, etc.; L, colored ware, decorated ware or novelties; V, cut glass, cutting blanks, or artistic glass. X shows plant contains a mold shop.
Folowing names of officers the letter P, means President; S, Secretary; T, Treasurer, M, factory manager or superintendent. [Note — Key numbers and letters will be found at the end of each paragraph. Index to companies by states on pages 5 and 6.]
Rodefer Glass Co., Bellaire, 2 f, 30 p, 1 c t, 5 r, 2 d t. C. M. Rodefer, owner. AHJL789X.
|Date completed:||September 28, 2010 by: David Wiecek;|