1961 year in review; Corning Glass Co. events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8,9,12-16, col. 1

News Highlights of 1961


...a month-by-month review of happenings

in the American glass industry during

1961, as recorded in the pages of the



Amory Houghron resumes his duties as chairman of the board of directors of Corning Glass Works after serving for four years as United States Ambassador to France.


Died: Howard R. Lillie, 58, staff research manager in the research and development division of Corning Glass Works and internationally known glass research specialist, in an airplane crash in Brussels, Belgium; Everett W. Smith, 63, a vice-president of Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, following a heart attack; Carlyle Brady Martin, chief engineer for the Fostoria Glass Company and well-known figure in the hand glass industry.



Corning officials report continuing expansion of research and development facilities, with the latest move being the acquisition of a 400-acre site near Corning, N. Y., for future use.


A glass lighting panel for fluorescent fixture applications where the appearance of the shielding panel is of prime concern is introduced by Coming Glass Works.


A new discount rate of 28 per cent on 150-case orders of Pyrex, Vycor, and Corning brand laboratory glassware is announced by officials of Corning Glass Works.


A fusion-cast refractory featuring a partially exposed steel lug which permits it to be welded into place is introduced by Corhart Refractories Company, a subsidiary of Corning Glass Works.


Two new glass products with specific application to shelter construction are introduced: radiation-shielding glass windows, made by Corning Glass Works, and high-density solid glass brick which is annealed for exceptional strength, produced by the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation.

At Corhart Refractories Company, Corning subsidiary, John K. Meyer, vice-president, is named assistant to president Edward C. Leibig and Benjamin P. Colosky, formerly staff sales manager, is appointed general sales manager.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 4, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;