Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Hemingray Glass Co. Doing Well.
By B. J. McMahon.
Muncie, Ind., Dec. 13. - At the Hemingray Glass Co. they are running two tanks with coal on insulators and doing well, with good glass. The flint house or pot furnace is run with natural gas and was idle last week on account of a shortage of that material, this furnace being on the same line with the American Window plant that was shut down last week. Since the American shut their plant down the Hemingray people have had plenty of gas for their pot furnace, and we understand they will have plenty for the balance of the season.
Mr. Hemingray informed us that the new tanks operated with producer gas are the finest furnaces he ever saw, and that they have not had one minute's trouble with them since they started. The men employed on these furnaces are also very much pleased with the way matters have been going and anticipate a good run to the end of the season. With the new coal furnaces the Hemingray Glass Co. have a very up-to-date plant. They expect to get moved into their new mold shop during the holidays. Chas. Arduser is in charge of this department, and claims they will have one of the largest shops in the state when the new one is finished.
The Model Flint Glass Co., of Albany, Ind., have gone out of operation indefinitely, owing to a shortage of gas and have notified their men to get places elsewhere, and from the looks of things in the gas belt there will be quite a number of the glass firms in this section that have not made arrangements to burn coal will do the same thing if this cold snap lasts any length of time.