Receivers Sale of Elmer Glass, Novelty will operate old Gilchrist plant

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 22, no. 21, p. 6, col. 1

The Elmer Receiver's Sale.

Elmer, (N.J.) Times,

The big glass house sale in Elmer, Wednesday, kept auctioneer J.G. Brooks, crying from ten o'clock until dark. The biggest buyer was the Novelty Glass manufacturing Co., which will operate the Gilchrist plant at once. The Ripley blowing machines were sold at private sale before the public sale. The Powers blowing machines were offered, but only bid up to $125 each, and the receiver withdrew them.

Mrs. Gilchrist, of Wilksbarre, Pa., inventor of the Gilchrist jar, was present and bought the Gilchrist jars, Gilchrist caps, and several machines for making lids. About 17,000 battery jars and 1200 gross of Doolittle jars, without lids, were sold.

Forty-five cords of wood, at the lower factory, sold at $2.10 per cord. Among those present were representatives from Parker Bros., Cumberland Glass Works, Cox & Sons Co. and J. Lewden Robeson, of Bridgeton; Star Glass Co., of Medford; Whitney Glass Works, Glassboro; American Stopper Co. and one other firm from Brooklyn. In addition to a number of others from a distance and a large assemblage from Elmer and vicinity.

The Sturr Glass Works were offered, but not sold.


Keywords:Novelty Glass Company : Battery Jar
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:December 4, 2005 by: Bob Berry;