Anacortes factory waiting on machinery


Publication: The Anacortes American

Anacortes, WA, United States
vol. 18, no. 24, p. 1, col. 4



Work at the Anacortes Glass plant is practically at a standstill awaiting the arrival of machinery from St. Louis, which is due to arrive here the first of next week. All of the work on the buildings is complete, except the laying of the cement floor in the big furnace room which has to await the placing of the furnaces before it can be done. The machinery on the way here includes the furnaces and fixtures, conveyers, moulding machines and oil pump. It will require something over a month to install the machinery after it arrives, and Mr. I. B. Jones, the machinist who will have charge of the work, thinks that everything will be ready to start operations about the middle of December. Twelve expert glass blowers will be brought here from the glass works at Muncie, Indiana. These men work by the piece and their wages range from $5 to $10 a day.

Keywords:Anacortes Glass Company
Researcher notes:It is likely some of the glass blowers were from Hemingray's factory in Muncie
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:May 25, 2019 by: Bob Stahr;