Akron Hi-Potential incorporated, Ohio Brass to take output

[Trade Journal]

Publication: China, Glass & Lamps

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 26, no. 38, p. 5, col. 1


Akron, O., Oct. 17. The plant of the Barberton Pottery Co., which went into the hands of a receiver about a year ago, has been purchased by the Akron Hi-Potential Porcelain Co., a concern incorporated this week with a capital stock of $100,000, and will be placed in operation next week. M. Otis Hower, a prominent local capitalist, is president of the new company, and George H. Kile, secretary and treasurer. A. J. [sic] L. Dyke, who was connected with potteries in East Liverpool for a number of years past, will be superintendent. The company will manufacture electric porcelain insulators intended for use where wires of particularly high tension are to be strung, and numerous other side lines. Supt. Dyke has made inroads upon East Liverpool concerns and has brought a number of skilled workmen to Barberton. He states that the new company will employ between 250 and 300 men when the plant is in full operation. Most of the stock in the company is held by Akron men, but a number of Cincinnati capitalists are also interested. The company, Mr. Dyke says, has contracted with the Ohio Brass Co., of Mansfield, for a sufficient quantity of the new insulators to assure the sale of the entire output for one year.

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Keywords:Akron Hi-Potential Porcelain Company : Barberton Pottery Company : Ohio Brass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:November 25, 2006 by: Elton Gish;