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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 - Mason Jar Centennial, 1858-1958. BookletE0503
Booklet - A Dairyman of Responsibility Demands a Milk Bottle Of Dependabilty: Travis Glass Co., ca. 1910s.BookletE0504
Booklet - Milk Bottles How and Where the Best Are Made: Lockport Glass Co., ca. 1900. BookletE0505
Beverage World: The Perfect Customer, ca. 1960s.PamphletE0506
Magazine - Spirits: The Monthly Magazine For Wine and Liquor Executives, November 1960. MagazineE0507
Booklet 75th Anniversary, 1895-1970: Borough of Wharton, N.J. Features a bit about the Thatcher plant there. BookletE0508
Program for the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company Veterans' Club Twelfth Annual Banquest, December 4, 1973. ProgramE0600
Article, "Management of Motivators" in Industry Week, February 15, 1971. ArticleE0700
Essay, "Thatcher Glass-Lawrenceburg: A History," November 16, 1979. ManuscriptE0800
Organizational charts for the following departments of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., November 1978: Elmira Plant; Greenwich staff; administrative staff; container plants; mold manufacturing; quality control; research and development; traffic; central packaging division; East, West & Midwest field divisions; data processing; treasurers & executive staff. ChartE0901
Selecting and Packing Handbook, 1981. BookletE1001
Feeder Instructions. BooletE1002
(5) Booklets - Thatcher Manufacturing Company Balance Sheet as of December 31: 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942.BookletsE1101
Booklet - Operation Report for the Year 1922: Elmira Plant--Thatcher Mfg. Co. BookletE1201
Logos for various dairies including Palm Dairy, De Long's, Fernwood's, Del's, Estes Park Creamery, the Elms Farm Dairy, Old Forge Farm, De Ryke Dairy, Red Rose Dairies, and One Oak Dairy, ca. 1945. DrawingsE1300
Detailed Schedule and Activity Outline for the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company. BookletE1400
Constitution, By-Laws and Appendix of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada, 1934. BookletE1501
Agreement and Working Rules: Thatcher Manufacturing Company and the Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Effective September 1, 1939. BookletE1502
Minutes from the meeting of the Multi-State Glass Workers Protective League, held in Corning, NY, July 29, 1978. MinutesE1601
(3) Notices of meetings of the New York, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Glass Workers Protective League, May-September 1978. NoticesE1602
(23) Booklets - Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company Annual Report: 1943, 1945-1965.BookletsF0100
(2) Booklets - Rexall Drug and Chemical Company Annual Report: 1967, 1968.BookletsF0200
(8) Booklets - Dart Industries, Inc. Annual Report: 1969-1976. BookletsF0300
Several pages from a larger book of pyroglaze designs by the Thatcher Manufacturing Co., circa 1943. BookletG0100
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company Pyroglaze design books. (2 copies)BookletG0300
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