What was it like in
q Ball Glass Works, fruit jars, green and amber bottles; two furnaces, nine pots; value of daily product, $700; 125 employees; weekly payroll, $1,200; sand from Millington, Illinois; lime from Fostoria, Ohio, and soda ash from England.
q Hemingray Glass Company, bottles; one furnace, fourteen pots; 100 employees; weekly payroll, $800.
q C. H. Over, window glass; two furnaces, sixteen pots; weekly capacity, 1,400 boxes of glass; 84 employees; weekly payroll, $1,400.
q Maring, Hart & Co., window glass; two furnaces, twenty pots; capacity of 7,680 50-feet boxes of glass monthly; 120 employees.
They didnít give the weekly
payroll for Maring, Hart, but the others calculate
out average weekly salaries of: Ball - $9.60, Hemingray - $8.00 and Over - $16.67.† The
three factories were located adjacent to each other on
First published in December 2002 Glass Chatter.