1963 year in review; Corning Glass Co. events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8-13, col. 1

News Highlights of 1963


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

in the American glass industry during

1963, as recorded in the pages of



At the Atlantic City China & Glass Show, buyers show renewed interest in domestic glassware, and color continues the most important factor in glassware merchandising. Corning Glass Works introduces its new Centura dinnerware line. Made of Pyroceram glass-ceramic composition, it features unusual strength.

A new heat-shielding window glass, Solar Shield Glass 35, that rejects 59 per cent of the solar energy beamed on it, is introduced by Corning Glass Works.

General Lauris Norstad is named president of Owens-Corning Fiberglas International. Dr. Charles B. Wakeman, is named director of electronics research at Corning Glass Works. Earl E Smith, Owens-Illinois treasurer, dies.



Coming Glass Works consolidated sales and earnings in 1962 are reported to be the highest in the company's history. American-Saint Gobain registers a net loss of $677,214 for 1962.


All officers and directors of Corning Glass Works are re-elected. George P. MacNichol, Jr., Libbey-Owens-Ford president, is elected chairman of the board of LOF. Curtis W. Davis, executive vice-president, is elevated to the presidency of LOF.


Corning Glass Works introduces io first line of Pyroceram glass-ceramic institutional tableware.


Corning Glass Works introduces a new implosion protective system for television picture tubes, called "Shelbond."


A strong, lightweight, bendable glass, first transparent product to be made by Coming Glass Works' Chemcor process, is utilized for two models of 1964 convertible auto tops.



Corning Glass Works files suit against Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation charging infringement of a 1960 Corning patent for "a method of making ceramics and products thereof," since applied to the manufacture of Corning Ware cooking utensils and other items.


Keywords:Corning Glass Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 11, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;