Crystal Glass Co. to commence operations


Publication: The Daily Province

Vancouver, BC, Canada
vol. 13, p. 15, col. 4




The Crystal Glass Company

Installs Machinery and Will

Commence Shipping in

March -- Schaake Machine

Works Increases Capital --

Government Places Contract


New Westminster, Dec. 22. -- (Special.) -- The Crystal Glass Company of this city, which is establishing an extensive plant on the waterfront just east of the Brunette Sawmills, is commencing operations in earnest. Machinery is now being installed, and the factory will commence shipping in March.

An important meeting of the directors was held this week when officers were elected. Edward Cook, contractor of Vancouver, was elected president, and Mr. James White of this city, vice-president. Mr. J. S. Henderson of Vancouver was appointed secretary-treasurer, and the other directors are Messrs. M. Garland of this city and Robert Martin of Vancouver. The manager is Mr. D. LaMonte, an expert at glassmaking. He is at present supervising the installation of the machinery.

The industry will be one of the most important that have been established in New Westminster, and it is anticipated that nearly a hundred hands, nearly all skilled workmen, will be employed.\

The company has not yet completed arrangements for the securing of local sand, and that which will be used when the plant starts will be brought from England and Belgium, a large shipment being due to arrive any day now.

Extending Machine Works.

The directors of the Schaake Machine Company, Limited, have decided to increase the capital of the company from $100,000 to $150,000. This was decided at a meeting of the directors held this week.

The works have never been so prosperous as they are at the present time, and have more work on hand than can be turned out for months.

Two additional large lathes were installed only this week and it is anticipated when these were ordered that they would fill all requirements for some time to come, but already the management is securing more machinery.

Several large contracts have been secured lately, the principle one of which is from the Dominion Government amounting to $12,000.

Keywords:Crystal Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 13, 2019 by: Bob Stahr;