Hemingray Glass Company statistics, sand comes from Millington, IL

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Publication: Indiana Department of Geology and Natural History Sixteenth Annual Report

Indianapolis, IN, United States
p. 280,293-295, col. 1


ECONOMIC USE OF NATURAL GAS.


Natural gas is used for two purposes, heating and lighting. It produces intense heat, and may be used in the reduction of the most refractory metals; in the manufacture of brick, tile, porcelain and glass; for producing steam, and for all domestic purposes. It is comparatively free from sulphuric and other deleterious acids, which makes it particularly valuable in foundries, machine shops, and in all manufactories which manufacture metal goods. It is greatly superior to all other fuels used in the manufacture of glass.

It is most important in building up the manufacturing interests of any locality producing it. Its appreciation as a fuel by manufacturers may be better understood by a review of the manufacturing industries located within the gas area of Indiana within the past year. These embrace manufactories engaged in the manufacture of straw board, straw paper, wood pulp and wood paper, steel works, foundries, nail mills, bar and bolt works, and bell foundries; plate glass, window glass, fruit cans, and bottle factories; crayon factories, fruit-canning factories, excelsior mills, saw-mills and flouring mills; brick and tile factories, and many other industries, in which several million dollars are invested and hundreds of hands employed.

At Anderson, Madison County, are located a number of large concerns, which have changed the city from a quiet commercial place to a bustling manufacturing center. The following named manufactories are already located at Anderson, and capitalists are almost daily visiting that place, as well as all the other more important points, with a view of locating manufacturing enterprises.

MANUFACTORIES AT MUNCIE.

 

MUNCIE PULP COMPANY.

 

Incorporated.

Capital stock, $150,000.

Manufacture wood pulp.

Number of employes, 80.

Capacity of works, 20 tons per day.

Engine power, 400-horse.

Boiler power, 800-horse.

Raw material all obtained in Indiana.

 

MUNCIE COMBINATION MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

 

Incorporated.

Capital stock, $25,000.

Number of employes, 25.

Average daily wages of hands, $1.50.

Power of engine, 25-horse.

Raw material all obtained in Indiana.

 

BALL GLASS WORKS.

 

Incorporated.

Capital stock, $40,000.

Manufacture fruit jars, green and amber bottles.

Number of furnaces, 2.

Number of pots, 9.

Number of employes, 125.

Weekly pay-roll, $1,200.

Value of daily product, $700.

Power of engine, 12-horse.

Sand obtained from Millington, Ill.

Lime obtained from Fostoria, Ohio.

Soda ash obtained from England.

 

HEMINGRAY GLASS COMPANY.

 

Incorporated.

Capital stock, $250,000.

Number of employes, 100.

Average weekly pay-roll, $800.

Number of furnaces, 1.

Number of pots, 14.

Sand obtained from Millington, Ill.

Use domestic soda ash.

Manufacture all kinds of bottles.

This concern also has large glass works at Covington, Ky.

 

C. H. OVER, WINDOW GLASS WORKS.

 

Capital invested, $45,000.

Number of employes, 84.

Average weekly pay-roll, $1,400.

Number of furnaces, 2.

Number of pote, 16.

Sand obtained from Millington, Ill.

Lime obtained from Kelly Island.

Use foreign and imported salt cake and soda ash.

Weekly capacity, 1,400 boxes of glass.

 

MUNCIE NAIL COMPANY.

 

Incorporated.

Capital stock, $200,000.

Manufacture steel and iron nails, and all kind of cut nails.

Number of employes, 200.

Monthly pay-roll, $10,000.

Daily capacity, 500 kegs of nails.

One engine of 300-horse power.

One engine of 150-horse power.

Three engines of 50-horse power each.

Use American iron, principally from Alabama.

Steel used comes principally from Mingo Junction, Ohio.

This concern was formerly located at Greencastle, Ind., aud known as the Greencastle Nail Company.

MARING, HART & CO.

Manufacture window glass.

Cost of plant, $30,000.

Working capital, $70,000.

Total invested, $100,000.

Number of employes, 120.

Average wages of skilled men, $4.00 per day.

Wages of unskilled men, $9.00 to $12.60 per week.

Number of furnaces, 2.

Number of pots, 20.

Capacity of works, 7,680 fifty feet

 

Other manufactories for which no statistics were obtained:

Muncie Veneering Works.

Washing Machine Manufactory.

Muncie Rubber Mill.

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Keywords:Hemingray
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 8, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;