Elmer Glass Company purchases Novelty Glass Manufacturing Company's Property

Strike on for Union conditions, AFGWU leases ground for strikers

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 25, no. 17, p. 1, col. 4



Last week the Elmer Glass Co., recently organized, purchased the property of the Novelty Glass Mfg. Co., at Elmer, N. J. The latter company had been defeated in a patent infringement suit brought by the Brookfield Glass Co., Brooklyn, N. Y., on the method of manufacturing insulators.

The Novelty people have had a rather rocky road to travel recently. The infringement suit and the fact that their employes were striking for the observance of union conditions and wages brought matters to a climax, as noted above.

The new company gives promise of better things, and they have already announced that they will greatly increase the capacity, operate the two plants at Elmer, and employ 400 people, but it has not been ascertained whether they will run the plant under union regulations. The contest will be continued against the new company unless they concede the right of their employes to organize and pay the standard rate of wages which now obtains in the insulator trade.

Ralph Barber, of Millville, executive member of the American Flint Glass Workers' Union, was at Elmer on Sunday and arranged to lease ground and erect headquarters for the striking workmen. They were unable to rent a room in the town, which made the above action necessary.


Keywords:Novelty Glass Company : Elmer Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 11, 2005 by: Elton Gish;