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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection Title:CL 32 Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. CollectionCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Rachel 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.

Notes:To access digital images of some of portions of this collection, visit New York State Heritage.
Extent:5 linear feet
Date Span:1905-1979
Abstract:

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



Filter By:
TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. quality control memo regarding the color rating for American Distillery glass, June 5, 1959. MemorandumA0101
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. Specification #168-B for returnable and non-returnable beer bottles of Anheuser-Busch Inc., May 13, 1959. DocumentA0102
Letter from W.S. Bazzett of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to Clay Granoff of Anheuser-Busch Inc. regarding bottle specifications, January 3, 1956. LetterA0103
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. document: specifications for Anheuser-Busch bottles, January 22, 1951. DocumentA0104
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum on Anheuser-Busche specification #177 with bottle design drawings attached, November 22, 1954. MemorandumA0105
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. Tentative Specification #177 for Anheuser-Busch Inc. beer bottle, November 10, 1954. DocumentA0106
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. Specification #165-A for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. beer bottle, December 7, 1954. DocumentA0107
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum regarding Anheuser-Busch bottle specifications, December 15, 1954. MemorandumA0108
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum regarding Anheuser-Busch bottle specifications, December 22, 1954. MemorandumA0109
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum regarding the modifications to Anheuser-Busch Specification 165-A with attached drawings, December 27, 1954. MemorandumA0110
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