The Cheshire Glass Mfg. Company Will Operate Old Oakman Plant

Oakman Made Carboys Only Here

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 20, no. 38, p. 2, col. 2

To Make Bottles at Cheshire.


The Cheshire Glass Mfg. Co. is the name of a firm which has been recently incorporated with $50,000 capital for the purpose of manufacturing bottles at Cheshire, Mass. The plant which is now owned by the new corporation was formerly operated by the Oakman Glass Mfg. Co. manufacturing carboys only.

Mr. George W. Smart, the present manager of the Bradford City Glass Bottle Works, Bradford, Pa. has accepted the position as manager and he will enter upon his new duties July 1, 1899, at which time his present contract expires with the Bradford company. Under his supervision the present plant will undergo a thorough and general modification. A large continuous tank will be constructed, and lehrs will be built in connection with all other necessary improvements characterizing a modern plant. The intention of the corporation is to commence operation on or about September 1, 1899.

Mr. Wm. H. Smart, of Boston, Mass., the promoter of the enterprise, is a bottle blower of wide experience, but of late years has been a very successful salesman in the bottle line, and more recently has been interested in the jobbing business in Boston. He will have the general business management of the corporation. The other members of the company are residents of the immediate vicinity of Cheshire, and are of the highest standing in that community.

The officers of the corporation are as follows: President, Wm. Bollus Baldwin; treasurer, Wm. H. Smart; secretary, George W. Smart; Directors Wm. Bollus Baldwin, R. A. Burget, George Z. Dean, W. H. Smart, G. W. Smart.


Keywords:Samuel Oakman : Oakman : Cheshire Glass Manufacturing Company
Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 24, 2008 by: David Wiecek;