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Collection TitleCL 32 Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by John L. Korydyll in 1987. 
Historical:The Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company (1905-1985) manufactured milk bottles and other food containers. It had plants located in Kane, Pennsylvania; Streator, Illinois; Elmira, New York; Wharton, New Jersey; Tampa, Florida; Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; and Saugus, California. In 1966, it became a division of Rexall Drug and Chemical Company, later called Dart Industries, Inc. In 1985, Thatcher was sold to Diamond-Bathurst. The company went bankrupt in 1987.
Scope:

The Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company Collection contains bottle design material, 1940s-1960s; advertising and promotional materials, 1930s-70s; newsletters, 1920s & 1940s; minutes of the Board of Directors, 1900s-1920s; financial reports, 1970s; annual reports, 1940s-60s; administrative records, 1970s; material related to anti-recycling lobbying, 1970s; James Arrandale papers regarding company history, 1970s; and company histories.

Extent5 linear feet
Date Span1905-1979
Abstract

This collection contains papers from the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company including bottle designs, administrative records, newsletters, promotional materials, and company histories.  



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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Technical drawing for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. model #2872, Cardinal Beverage Company bottle, August 18, 1950. DrawingL0920
Technical drawing for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. model #2953, Harra 7-oz beverage bottle, June 16, 1952. DrawingL0921
Technical drawing for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. model #2960, 6 1/2-oz Martrop Trading Co. beverage bottle, March 12, 1953. DrawingL0922
Technical drawing for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. model #2961, Franklin Bottling Works bottle, July 17, 1952. DrawingL0923
Technical drawing for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. model #2985, 7-oz Donald Duck beverage bottle, August 13, 1952. DrawingL0924
Technical drawing for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. model #2991, Pepsi-Cola bottle, November 25, 1952. DrawingL0925
Technical drawing for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. model #4200, 24-oz Mrs. Butterworth bottle, June 9, 1961. DrawingL0926
Memorandum of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System regarding a report of the economic effects of bottle deposits, May 5, 1976. MemorandumM0201
Letter from T.E. Chapman to J.E. Murphy regarding the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group, July 15, 1976. LetterM0202
Latest Returns, vol 1, issue 2, August 13, 1976. NewsletterM0203
Press release covering Tom Chapman's speech to the employees of Glass Containers Corp, September 7, 1976. DocumentM0204
Draft of essay, "A Bill for an Act," September 7, 1976. ManuscriptM0205
Letter from Dart Industries, Inc. to the Committee Against Forced Deposits regarding a donation to the Committee, September 9, 1976. LetterM0206
Letter from Dart Industries, Inc. to the Comittee to Protect Jobs and the Use of Convenience Containers in Massachusetts regarding a donation, September 9, 1976. LetterM0207
Essay, "Status Report: Convenience Packaging Referenda," September 22, 1976. ManuscriptM0208
Glass Container Manufacturers Instiute, Inc. memorandum regarding the special report on the Referenda Campaigns, September 30, 1976. MemorandumM0209
Letter from Dart Industries Inc. to the Committee Against Forced Deposits regarding a donation, October 1, 1976. LetterM0210
Letter from Dart Industries to the Colorado Resource Recovery Committee regarding a donation, October 6, 1976. LetterM0211
Letter from Dart Industries to the Committee to Protect Jobs and the Use of Convenience Containers in Massachusetts regarding a donation, October 6, 1976. LetterM0212
Glass Container Manufacures Institute memorandum regarding the Massachusetts referenda, October 6, 1976. MemorandumM0213
Teletype correspondence from C.N. Granoff regarding lobbying donations, October 1976. CorrespondenceM0214
Letter from Dart Industries Inc. to the Committee Against Forced Deposits on Cans and Bottles regarding a donation, October 8, 1976.LetterM0215
Letters sent to Dart Industries Inc. shareholders regarding bottle deposit bills, October 14, 1976. LetterM0216
Letter from the Packaging Corporation of America to Thomas Henson of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding the Massachusetts referenda, October 22, 1976. LetterM0217
Letter from D.R. Russell, Senior VP Sonoco Products Company, to Thomas Henson, VP of purchasing Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., regarding the Massachusetts referenda, October 26, 1976.LetterM0218
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