Writer from Commoner & Glassworker writes about Hemingray, Robert Hemingray likes to talk about his Pittsburg days


Publication: The Muncie Daily Times

Muncie, IN, United States
vol. 15, no. 139, p. 1, col. 2-3




In Pittsburg Paper -- Describes the

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Glass Factories -- Other Notes.


Another Muncie correspondent of the same paper says: The Hemingray Glass Co. has had a very good run thus far, and is still busy on some lines; but on others, particularly iron mold ware, it has been slowing up lately. Last week some of the shops were off, although this week they are to resume again. Some of the iron mold shops were put on insulators, for which there seems to be a special demand at present. The off hand shops on globes, cake covers, etc., have been doing well and seem to have plenty of work before them. This factory will stop during the holidays for one week to take stock. Mr. Hemingray Sr., is very well preserved, and gets around just as natural as usual. He is now 75 years of age, and is about the oldest flint glass manufacturer in this country. He leaves much of the work to his sons, who run the works. Mr. Hemingary [sic] Hemingray likes to talk about his early experiences around Pittsburg before he went to Covington, Ky., to manufacture glass, which works were abandoned when he moved his factory here about 5 years ago. Mr. Hemingray has traveled much in foreign countries, and the relating of his experiences in efforts to see glass made in other countries is quite interesting.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Roger Lucas / Bob Stahr
Date completed:October 16, 2011 by: Deb Reed Fowler;