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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
Booklet - Plenty Tough!-Those U.S. Army Tanks...and so are Thatcher Bottles! The Toughest Milk Bottles Made, ca. 1940s.BookletE0118
Booklet - Plenty Tough!...those Navy P.T. Boats and So Are Thatcher Milk Bottles: The Toughest Milk Bottles Made, ca. 1940s. BookletE0119
Booklet - Inside Thatcher Glass, ca. 1950s.BookletE0120
Booklet - Introducing Shatter Guard, 1972. BookletE0121
Booklet - Celons: The Seals That Sell, 1973. BookletE0122
Booklet - Plastic Tubes and Caps: Thatcher Plastic Packaging, 1973. BookletE0123
Booklet - Quality Closures for Package Integrity, 1975. BookletE0124
Booklet - The Performance Package by Thatcher Glass, ca. 1970s. BookletE0125
Booklet - Milk Dealers' Supplies: The Thachter Manuf'g Co., Potsdam, N.Y., 1899. BookletE0201
Booklet - The Thatcher Manufacturing Co. Milk Dealers' and Dairymen's Supplies, ca. 1890s. BookletE0202
Booklet - Catalogue of Milk Dealers' Supplies by The Thatcher Manufacturing Co., Potsdam, N.Y., 1902-03. BookletE0203
Booklet - Thatcher Manufacturing Co.: Caps, Bottles, Butter Color and Milk Dealers' Supplies, 1902. BookletE0204
Booklet - Thatcher Superior Quality Milk Bottles, 1927. BookletE0205
Bulletin No. 16-B: Catalog of Superimposed Pyroglazed Bottles, Feburary 24, 1939. DocumentE0206
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company Catalog of Milk Containers.BookletE0207
Booklet - The Thatcher System of Milk Delivery, ca. 1880s. BookletE0301
Letter from P.R. Chubbuck, treasurer of the Streator Metal Stamping Co., to James Arrandale, December 24, 1909. LetterE0301
The Thatcher Glass Story, 1979. BooketE0302
Letter of introduction for James Arrandale from C.L. Dauble of the Streator Metal Stamping Co., January 30, 1911. LetterE0302
Letter from the Consolidated Feldspar Corporation to James Arrandale, January 25, 1937. LetterE0303
Letter from C.C. Sykes to James Arrandale regarding the Borden Milk & Ice Cream Co., July 7, 1944. LetterE0304
Letter from James Arrandale to S.S. Groce on the history of Thatcher Glass, June 14, 1971.LetterE0305
Letter from James Arrandale to Ray Jensen regarding photographs of the Lawrenceburg factory, July 19, 1971. LetterE0306
Letter from James Arrandale to Sid S. Groce regarding the history of Thatcher Glass, August 9, 1971. LetterE0307
Letter from James Arrandale to B. Shaver regarding antique milk bottles, September 27, 1971. LetterE0308
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