[Letters]

Author/Artist: 
West Virginia Flint Bottle Company, Central City, WV, USA.
Publisher: 
[Central City, WV : the company], 1893.
Description: 
[3] p.
Format of Material: 
Documents
Bib ID: 
61588
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Documents
Call Number: 
Uncataloged drawer 1
Notes: 
2 letters, 8.5"x11". The first one is two pages, and is to Mr. Daniel Ripley, Pres. of U.S. Glass Company in Pittsburgh. These letters are on letterhead of West Virginia Flint Bottle Company, Office and Works Central City, W. Va. Huntington, West Va. At the top left corner it says "Correspondence to be addressed to the Company. Sales and shipments are subject to labor troubles and other causes beyond our control." L.H. Cox, President, Dos. Taylor, Manager, L.A. Cross, Sec'ty & Treas. This letter states that Mr. Taylor, the writer, has received orders to shut the company down for some lenth of time, if not for all time, as the owners decided they didn't have the knowledge to run a glass company succcessfully. A special machine is mentioned several times. "I only wish it was possible for me to get a man with a knowledge of the business and of the glass trade to take this place and run the machine. I know more money could be made than can be in any other branch of the business with the same amount invested..."The second letter is one page, also to Mr. Ripley, dated June 21, 1893. It also states that the business has shut down and says "If Mr. Fox of Phila or Hamilton of Pitts. decide to start a factory with machines, would you recommend me for manager and greatly oblige."