Dismantling old Factory; old Novelty Works is to be dismantled

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 36, no. 5, p. 3, col. 2-3

Dismantling Old Factory.


The old Novelty glass factory north of the Elmer railroad station, which has been idle for a long time is to be dismantled, says the Bridgeton, N. J., Daily Pioneer. The factory was originally built by the S. M. Bassett Glass Co., and was later acquired by the Gilchrist Jar Co., which went into a receivership. It was sold by the receiver and the purchasers operated it making insulators, but finally had to close down on account of injunctions and suits brought against them for infringement of patents.

After lying idle again for several years the plant was purchased by Nickerson & Green, who dismantled a part of the glass making outfit and sold it. They then started to turn it into a refrigerating and ice, and ice cream making plant, but never got it in operation. It was sold from them by the sheriff and purchased by the late C. W. Shoemaker, of Bridgeton, who held a mortgage against it.


Keywords:Novelty Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:May 9, 2007 by: Bob Stahr;