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 for furnace and "p" for pots, as 1 f, 16 p, means one furnace of 16 pots capacity. 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 figure 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, packers or preservers ware, machine-made jars and bottles; 7, vault and prism lights; 8, insulators; 9, turn mold ware; 0, carboys and large water bottles; letter Y, semi-automatic machines; Z, Owens machines.
Key for Press and Blownware Plants.
G indicates that pressed ware is manufactured; H, blownware; J, shades, globes, lighting ware; K, paste mold tumblers, stemware, bar goods, etc.; L, colored ware, decorated ware or novelties; N, cut glass, cutting blanks, or artistic glass; R, off-hand or paste mold lamp chimneys; U, druggists, confectioners, stationers or photographers' supplies. X shows that the plant contains a mold shop.
Following names of officers the letter P, means President; V P, vice 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, P & T; J. M. Weeks, V P & M; C. R. Harmon, S. AEGHJL78X.
|Date completed:||September 30, 2010 by: David Wiecek;|