Publication: China, Glass & Lamps
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
New Plant at Toronto.
Toronto, Can., April 6. — Up to last week all the shops at the Diamond Glass Co.'s plant had been doing nicely this season. The flint tank was let out last week for repairs, but will be going again by next Saturday. Prospects look bright here for the balance of the blast. The machine department at this place worked up to the middle of July the past two years, but I don't think anyone would object if the trade would vote to cut this part out, as well as vote to retain the blowers' summer stop.
The new glass factory in the east end of the city is well under way. The general manager, R. W. Lowden, is a practical man, being one of a family which has been connected with the glass trade in Canada for over 30 years. The factory manager, Richard Witte, is well known throughout the flint glass trade. They are building the factory on modern lines with a 16-foot furnace.
It is said they will employ eight or ten lamp chimney shops, four or five press shops on shades and two or three perscription shops, besides a few tumbler and tableware shops. They have a large plot of ground and say they are going to build a tank as soon as they get everything in shape in the pot furnace department. Having plenty of capital and men in charge who thoroughly understand the market, as well as the manufacturing end of the business, there is no doubt about the venture being a success.
|Keywords:||Diamond Glass Company|
|Date completed:||December 29, 2006 by: Elton Gish;|