Western Glass Manufacturing Company, Denver, Colorado

Michael Nester Leaves - Replacement is P. J. Quinn

[Trade Journal]

Publication: China, Glass & Lamps

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 22, no. 47, p. 7, col. 1 - 2


M. J. Nester, Who Goes to Kansas City, is Succeeded by

P. J. Quinn

Michael J. Nester, who has been manager of the Western Glass Mfg. Co.'s plant at Denver, Col., since July, 1900, has severed his connection with that firm to take the management of the Kansas City Glass Works, recently purchased by the Obear-Nester Co., of East St. Louis, Ill.

The employees of the Denver plant presented Mr. Nester with a diamond stud as a token of the esteem in which he is held by those who have been associated with him during the past three years.

Mr. Nester learned the trade of a blacksmith with his father in Pittsburg, Pa. Leaving there in 1882, he obtained a position as assistant in the blacksmithing department of the Illinois Glass Co., at Alton, Ill., and was later given charge of this department, serving until 1893, at which time he was offered the management of the entire Alton plant, a position which he did not accept, as he had already made arrangements to go with the Obear-Nester company. From 1893 until 1900 he was connected with this firm.

In July, 1900, he accepted the management of the Western Glass Co., of Denver, Col., which position he has filled up to the present time. During Mr. Nester's administration the plant has been brought up to a state of efficiency second to none in the west. When he took charge the plant was poorly equipped and had been operated more or less unsuccessfully.


Keywords:Western Glass Manufacturing Company : Denver : Valverde Glass Works : Nester
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Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:September 5, 2006 by: Glenn Drummond;