Brookfield Glass Company

Brooklyn Factory is Producing High Pressure Bottles and Insulators

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 25, no. 23, p. 1, col. 4


By Chas. C. Mayer

At the Brooklyn factory of the Brookfield Glass Co. high pressure bottles and insulators are manufactured. Fourteen shops are employed on the continuous tank furnace producing bottles from 8-oz. up and some carboys under the superintendency of Wm. H. Schorling, who is assisted on the night shift by W. B. Hughes, inventor of the carrying-in device which is in successful use at this plant. Very satisfactory conditions are reported by prominent members of Branch 52, G. B. B. A., which local organization heartily approves the introduction of the Hughes device. It would cost less than $500 to install it on any ten-ring tank furnace; it is very simple, cannot get out of order and does the work to perfection. The device is the most practical the writer has seen east or west to eliminate the everlasting small help trouble.


Keywords:Brookfield Glass Company : Child Labor
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:June 10, 2005 by: Elton Gish;