Publication: The Anacortes American
Anacortes, WA, United States
FOUR HUNDRED FEET OF TILE
DRAIN TO BE LAID
FINAL CARLOAD OF MACHINERY
NOW ON THE ROAD
MacKay Says Plant Will Be in Operation
June 1 and a Dozen
Manager E. A. MacKay of the Anacortes Glass Co returned to the city Tuesday afternoon and at once commenced preparations to continue the construction of the plant. A crew of men was put to work yesterday morning digging a trench and laying a 6 inch tile drain from the furnace pit to Fidalgo bay at the foot of 28th street. During the winter the pit for the furnaces, which is seven feet deep, had filled with water and it became necessary to drain the water all before placing the furnaces.
A large part of the machinery is already in place ready for operations, including the rock crusher, grinders, engine, boiler and air-compressor. The furnaces are also here ready to be set up and this will be the first work undertaken.
Mr. MacKay says that a carload of the remainder of the necessary machinery is now enroute from Pittsburg and will arrive here within the coming three weeks. He expects to have the plant in operation not later than June 1, with a daily 24-hour capacity of twelve tons of glass, and employing about fifty men and boys.
The population of Anacortes has already been increased a little by this enterprise. Mrs. M. Nealy, with her two little sons and daughter, arrived last week. O. Pease of Bellingham, formerly of Burlington, arrived yesterday and his wife and two children expect to come by the first of May. A dozen glass blowers and pressmen are expected to arrive from the East before the middle of May, six of them coming from Muncie, Indiana.
|Keywords:||Anacortes Glass Company|
|Researcher notes:||Clearly the 6 pressmen would have been employees who left Hemingray to work here|
|Researcher:||David Bethman / Bob Stahr|
|Date completed:||May 24, 2019 by: Bob Stahr;|