Gilchrist Jar Company Factory Sale


Publication: The Elmer Times

Elmer, NJ, United States
vol. 15, no. 50, p. 1, col. 2

The Gilchrist Factory Sale.


The big glass house sale in Elmer, Wednesday, kept Auctioneer J. G. Brooks crying from ten o'clock until dark. The biggest buyer was the Novelty Glass Manufacturing Co, which will operate the Gilchrist plant at once. The Ripley blowing machines were sold at private sale before the public sale. The Powers blowing machines were offered, but only bid up to $125 each, and the Receiver withdrew them.

Mrs. Gilchrist, of Wilkesbarre, Pa, inventor of the Gilchrist jar, was present and bought the Gilchrist jars, Gilchrist caps and several machines for making lids. About 17,000 battery jars and 1900 gross of Doolittle jars, without lids, were sold

Forty-five cords of wood, at the lower factory, sold at $2.10 per cord. Among those present were representatives from Parker Bros., Cumberland Glass Works, Cox & Sons Co. and J. Lewden Robeson, of Bridgeton; Star Glass Co., of Medford; Whitney Glass Works, Glassboro; American Stopper Co., and one other firm from Brooklyn, in addition to a number of others from a distance and a large assemblage from Elmer and vicinity.

The Sturr Glass Works were offered, but not sold.

Keywords:Novelty Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr / David Wiecek
Date completed:October 19, 2009 by: David Wiecek;