H. C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, Pennsylvania

No. 1 Furnace Shut Down - May Remain Idle Until December 26th - Employee News

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 35, no. 11, p. 14, col. 2 - 3


The H. C Fry management has put No. 1 furnace out, as the cap was falling in. A new cap and a new bench will be put in while the fire is out.

The writer has seen many furnaces turned out for caps, eyes or benches to be replaced in new, but I never saw such as happened here. We worked a full turn on Saturday morning, Dec. 9, and Monday, Dec. 11, when we went to work at 6:30 a.m., the furnace was emptied of its 18 pots and cap knocked down, and at 4:30 p.m. the framework was started to build the new cap.

The manager says he will try and have it ready to work Dec. 26. In the meantime we will work some short turns, and that will be nice, as hunting is good around here. Everyone has a shot gun here, and a day off will give us a chance to try our luck.

Bros. Barrett and Sturgers and Sturgers' brother-in-law went out every evening after 4 p.m. last month to get rabbits, but Bro. Barrett was the only lucky one in getting any. The Sturgers brothers say they don't understand why they could not get any, as they had more dogs than Bro. Barrett. This is how it happened Emil, Bro. Barrett had only one dog, but he also had an eye opener with him, and he gave his dog a little of Paddy's eyewater. It's easy, is it not? You can't beat the Irish.

Bros. Peterson and Lefler are on the sick list at present. Our worthy president, Jas. Simmons, was elected as a delegate to the Trades Council of this valley, as Bro. Exstead was lonesome by himself there. Now we have a pair that is hard to beat, for they are both live wires. Now watch the labels gow around here.

The stork paid a visit to Bro. Stump Spratley's home and left a big 12-pound boy. Both mother and child are doing fine.

Bros. Frank Adams and Tom Sarsfield who were employed here, are making bulbs at the National. Here's wishing each one a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.


Keywords:H. C. Fry Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:September 17, 2007 by: Elaine Corriero;