The Glass Industry of Findlay, Ohio

The Glass Industry of Findlay, Ohio (HMJFK)

Location: Findlay, OH 45840 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 2.36', W 83° 38.534'

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In 1884, the first natural gas well was successfully drilled in Findlay, and when The Great Karg Well, then the largest in the world, was drilled in 1886, the boom was on. Many industries, especially glass, were attracted to Findlay, lured by free or cheap gas for fuel. They included eight window, two bottle, two chimney lamp, one light bulb, one novelty, and five tableware glass factories. Famed manufacturing pioneer and inventor Mike Owens (later associated with Owens Illinois) managed the Richardson Glass Works, located at this site in 1891-1892. Tableware glass companies included Bellaire Goblet (1888-1892), Columbia Glass (1886-1892), Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton (1888-1901), Findlay Flint Glass (1889-1991), and Model Flint Glass (1888-1893). Tableware companies employed women as decorators and packers. Hundreds of skilled glassworkers came from the eastern states of America, as well as Europe, especially Belgium, France, and Germany. Bottle glassworkers were among the first workers to unionize and to use collective bargaining.
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HM NumberHMJFK
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number21-32
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Longaberger Company, Historic Preservation Guild of Findlay-Hancock County, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 277905 N 4546487
Decimal Degrees41.03933333, -83.64223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.36', W 83° 38.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 21.60" N, 83° 38' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 440-450 E Main Cross St, Findlay OH 45840, US
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