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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.

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

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
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, April 1977. RecordsD0800
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, May 1977. RecordsD0900
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, June 1977. RecordsD1000
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, July 1977. RecordsD1100
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, August 1977. RecordsD1200
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, September 1977RecordsD1300
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, October 1977. RecordsD1400
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, December 1977. RecordsD1500
Booklet - Now! The New 'D' Style: The Milk Bottle of Today, Thatcher Manufacturing Company, ca. 1930s.BookletE0101
Booklet - Annoucing Our New Standard Two-Quart: Thatcher Pyroglaze Milk Bottles, ca. 1930s. BookletE0102
Booklet - Thatcher Pyroglaze Bottles: 8 Fused Colors in Glass, ca. 1930s.BookletE0103
Booklet - New Ways for Increasing Profits for Your Dairy: Thatcher Pyroglaze Bottles, 8 Fused Colors in Glass, 1936. BookletE0104
The Pyroglaze Way to Greater Profits, ca. 1930s. (3 versions)BookletE0105
Booklet - Odd Shape Bottles From Which to Choose, ca. 1930s. BookletE0106
Booklet - Thatcher Superior Quality Milk Bottles In-Stock, ca. 1930s.BookletE0107
Booklet - The New Thatcher Thrify-Quarts with Pyroglaze, ca. 1930s. BookletE0108
Booklet - Thatcher, The Superior Quality Milk Bottle: Stock Shapes and Markings for Name Plate Moulds, ca. 1930s.BookletE0109
Booklet - New Standard Cottage Cheese Jars, ca. 1930s. BookletE0110
Booklet - First Again-Thatcher Pyroglaze Milk Bottles, 1939. BookletE0111
Thatcher: The Universal Milk Bottle. BookletE0112
Pamphlet - Thatcher Milk Bottles: The Toughest Milk Bottles Made, ca. 1930s.PamphletE0112
Booklet - The Biggest Demand for Milk Bottle Requirements Comes in the Months Just Ahead, ca. 1940s.BookletE0114
Booklet - Thatcher's New Thrifty-quart With the 48 M.M. Finish is the choice of thrify buyers, 1941.BookletE0115
Flyer - From Top to Bottom: Thatcher the Superior Quality Milk Bottle, ca. 1940s. FlyerE0116
Booklet - Plenty Tough...those Flying Fortresses! And So Are Thatcher Bottles. The Toughest Milk Bottles Made!, ca. 1940sBookletE0117
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