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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
History of the square milk bottle, Thatcher Glass, no date.DocumentN0413
"The Thatcher Story" regarding the purity of milk, Thatcher Glass, no date.DocumentN0414
Document stating "Thatcher Company Among Largest Glass Container Producers", 2 copies, Thatcher Glass, 4-18-1968.DocumentN0415
"The Thatcher Story", Thatcher Glass, no date. Attached is a memo from C. J. Milliken to R. Moore in Los Angeles, June 25, 1970.CorrespondenceN0416
Rough draft of "The Thatcher Story" with letter from C. N. Granoff to Alan Hoffman regarding corrections, October 27, 1972.CorrespondenceN0417
Short history of the Streator Plant of the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Inc. by James A. Arrandale, February 1965.DocumentN0418
Document on the "History of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Inc." in Streator, Illinois. D. McCluskey's file copy. Thatcher Glass, no date.DocumentN0419
"Dr. Thatcher's Milk Bottle a Life Saver" tells history of why the milk bottle was invented, Thatcher Glass, no date.DocumentN0420
Reproduction of Thatcher Glass' first catalog, along with introduction by James A. Arrandale and history of Thatcher Glass, Thatcher Glass, 1902-1903. DocumentN0421
"Thatcher Installs Improved Machine" concerns installation of a 'triple-gob' machine at the Wharton, N.J. plant,Thatcher Glass, May 8, 1968.DocumentN0422
History of the original office and factory in Potsdam, New York, Thatcher Glass, no date.DocumentN0423
Announcement that Thatcher Glass has begun "shrink-pac" palletizing, Thatcher Glass, May 7, 1968.DocumentN0424
"Glass--Some Notes on its History and Uses and with Special Reference to its Production in South Africa", compiled by R. P. Adamson, no date.DocumentN0501
Notes regarding 'recipes' for glass. Glass Container Manufacturers Institute, Inc., 6-14-1957.DocumentN0502
Collection of documents related to Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler Counties Community Career Education program, 1979. DocumentN0601
Personnel files with photos in binder labeled "Tampa", Thatcher Glass, October 1968.DocumentsN0701
"Glass Containers/Yesterday-Today-and Tomorrow",a speech, no name, no date.DocumentN0901
"English Crystal" and "Early American Industry"concerning the history of glass making. No name, no date.DocumentN1001
"The History of Glass" by Jim Fitzpatrick, no date.DocumentN1002
"The Manufacture, Care, and Use of Glass", Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Inc., McKee Glass Division, no date.DocumentN1101
Letter from C. M. Thurber of Thatcher Glass to John Doe, a new hire. Also a memo from P. J. McCabe regarding the letter and a note from D.M.H. to Toby, January 17-February 2, 1967.CorrespondenceN1201
A list of plant rules and disciplinary procedures at Thatcher Glass, no date.DocumentN1202
The Safety Policy of Thatcher Glass, signed by E. W. Brown, no date.DocumentN1203
"T-Square Thoughts at Thatcher", a guide for supervisors at Thatcher Glass. Prepared by Educational Department, Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., Inc., June 1954.BookletN1301
"The Genesis of a Thatcher Bottle" by Roy S. Arrandale, October 10, 1962.DocumentN1401
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