Publication: National Glass Budget
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Insulators and Breakers.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 2. - At a meeting held to-day in the offices of Walter Ritchie at Lima, the papers were signed and a deal was closed whereby a company will be immediately organized under the laws of Ohio for the purpose of manufacturing glass insulators and breakers. Other glass specialties will also be turned out and the plant, when in full running order will surpass the capacity of the Libbey Glass Co., which expects to employ during the coming season more than 1,000 men.
The output of the factory will be used exclusively by the Central Construction Co. of which the Home Telephone Co. of this city is a part. In other words, all of the glass insulators and breakers used throughout the country by the independent telephone companies will be manufactured in Toledo.
The men interested are: E. L. Barber and James Brailey, of the Home Telephone Co.; C. H. Roser, of Lima, O.; C. K. Duffy, of Lynn, Mass.; W. W. Townsend, of Chicago; Walter F. Ritchie, of Lima; James Brailey, Jr., of the Home Telephone Co.; John A. Conway, of Detroit; C. N. Haskell, Ottawa, Ohio.