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Glass industry.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Adamston Flat Glass Factory, Glass Cutting Tool

Collection Number: A&M 4483
Content Description A metal tool with a wooden handle, known as a "splitter", used for cutting glass. The tool was used at the Adamston Flat Glass Factory, which was located in Adamston, West Virginia (a former town that is now part of the city of Clarkburg).For additional information regarding the Adamston Glass Factory and the glassmaking industry in West Virginia, see also: A&M 2870, Fourco Glass Company Records A&M 3911, Window Glass Cutters League of America, Materials...
Dates: ca. 1910-1930

A.E. Lewis Sash and Door Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 3015
Overview An account book, calling card, stock certificates and photograph of the A.E. Lewis Sash and Door Company. Arthur Earl Lewis (1880-1940) was a window glass cutter at the Marilla plant before opening the A.E. Lewis Sash and Door Company in Morgantown (1910-13) in a building adjacent to the Westover bridge. After the building burnt down, Lewis reopened the business but later quit in order to serve as a manager of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in West Virginia for the remainder of his life. His...
Dates: 1910-1911

American Flint Glass Workers Union, Archives

Collection Number: A&M 2639

Contracts, correspondence, records, agreements, circulars, reports, proceedings, and pictures of AFGWU Locals 536 and 95 of Morgantown, West Virginia. Some of the material relates to glass workers at the Beaumont Glass Company of Morgantown.

Dates: 1951-1975

American Flint Glass Workers Union, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2438

Minutes, proceedings, circulars, agreements, constitutions, bylaws, correspondence, and reports of AFGWU Local 10 (Fostoria Glass), including general wage rate lists, contract increase percentages and wage and move rate lists of the punch tumbler and stemware department. Of interest would be the strike threats and agreements in the late 1950s.

Dates: 1894-1977

American Flint Glass Workers Union Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2642
Overview Minutes, proceedings, circulars, agreements, constitutions, bylaws, correspondence, and reports of the local union which worked in the stemware and punch tumbler department of Fostoria Glass Company. Addendum of 2013/02/25 includes materials collected by Paul W. Myers (1927-2008), former employee of Fostoria Glass Company and former American Flint Glass Workers Union Representative of Local #10. Includes correspondence, business records, photographs, printed material, ephemera, clippings, an...
Dates: 1878-1986

Charles Carpenter (1889-1975) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2471

Correspondence and manuscripts of articles by Grafton resident Charles Carpenter (1889-1975), a historian, writer, and collector of West Virginia memorabilia. The collection also contains a brief genealogy of the Haymond family and an incomplete Upshur County, West Virginia court record book of 1853-1856.

Dates: 1853-1860

Demeester Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3238
Overview Photocopies of letters, public records, magazine and newspaper articles, photographs, and maps regarding the DeMeester family genealogy. Letters are written by John Ashcraft and include discussion about DeMeester family members in Belgium and the United States in the 1800s and 1900s. Public records include marriage certificates, birth records, and naturalization papers; photographs are of relatives and Belgian landmarks; and articles contain information about Belgian history, including a...
Dates: 1883-1996

Douglas Underkoffler, Imperial Glass Corporation Sales Representative, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4067
Overview Papers of Douglas Underkoffler, sales representative of Imperial Glass Corporation of Bellaire, Ohio. Underkoffler was, at one point, based out of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Imperial became a subsidiary of Lenox in the 1970s before closing in 1984. Collection includes trade catalogs (1980-1983), price lists (1977-1982, undated), inventories (1982-1984), forms (ca. 1950-1984, undated), and advertisements. Trade catalogs include "Imperial Glass by Lenox," in color, with annotations that include...
Dates: ca. 1950-1984, undated

Fourco Glass Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 2870
Scope and Contents The Fourco Glass Company archives include correspondence, a few sheets of financial data, blueprints and mechanical drawings, patents, appraisal reports, newspaper clippings and photographs from a West Virginia - based manufacturer with plants in Clarksburg. Many of the records reflect the company's concern for changes in production techniques, patent rights, and improvements in flat glassmaking both in Europe and the U.S. Some of the correspondence is in French. The clippings and...
Dates: 1924-1973

Glass Workers' Protective League, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2427
Scope and Contents Minutes, correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed material, press releases, and other items concerning the Glass Workers' Protective League, which began in 1946 as the Four State Glass Workers' Protective League. It included glass workers from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana and was concerned with fighting the importation of cheap foreign glass. The papers deal mainly with the Burke-Hartke Bill, Bottle Bills, and national and international trade matters and include...
Dates: 1947-1976