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Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby Lee S. » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:10 pm

I have been working on and off for the past couple of years, creating a map which shows the locations of the glass factories within Canada that were known (or suspected) to have made insulators.

Here is a sneak preview, which will hopefully whet your appetite to see more:
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My intention is to make this map public, but only when I have the all of the locations nailed down.

I am struggling with the following locations and I am hoping someone out there can help me:

1. Hudson: Canada Glass Company
I'm very close on this one, i.e., within a hundred yards or so, but would like to nail it down exactly.

2. New Westminster: Crystal Glass Company
This one really has me stumped - I have a very approximate location only (i.e. within a couple of miles)

3. Como: Masson et Cie/Ottawa Glass Works/British American Glass Works
According to King (in Glass in Canada), it was on lot 11. I located this lot on a plan from 1916 (the earliest plan of the area I have been able to locate), but it doesn't "feel" right.

4. Kingsville: Ontario Glass
It was on lot 25 division 1, but I haven't been able to locate a plan of Kingsville in order to figure out where this is...

5. Trenton: Humphreys Glass (original location)
It was located between Main & High Streets, but I don't have the exact location

6a. Trenton: Humphreys Glass (second location)
6b. Trenton: Nova Scotia Glass/Diamond Glass
6c. Trenton: Lamont Glass/Diamond Glass
I know all three were all located on Glass St, but I don't have the exact location

Any help nailing down the above locations would be greatly appreciated.

And to whet your appetite even further, here is a list of the glass factories for which I do have the exact locations, note that the map also shows a few of the early Canadian glass factories that are not suspected of making insulators:
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1. Beausejour: Manitoba Glass/Diamond Flint Glass/Dominion Glass
2. Hamilton: Burlington Glass/Hamilton Glass/Diamond Glass/Diamond Flint Glass
3. Hamilton: Diamond Flint Glass/Dominion Glass/Domglas/Consumers Packaging
4. Hamilton: Hamilton Glass/Diamond Glass/Diamond Flint Glass
5. Montreal: Canadian Glass Manufacturing/Dominion Glass/Domglas/Consumers Packaging/O-I Canada
6. Montreal: Dominion Glass (early)/Diamond Glass
7. Montreal: Excelsior Glass/North American Glass/Diamond Glass/Diamond Flint Glass/Dominion Glass
8. Montreal: St. Lawrence Glass
9. Redcliff: Dominion Glass/Domglas/Consumers Packaging
10. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu: Canada Glass Works
11. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu: St. Johns Glass/Excelsior Glass
12. Toronto: Independent Glass Producers/Jefferson Glass/Diamond Flint Glass/Dominion Glass
13. Toronto: Toronto Glass/Diamond Glass/Diamond Flint Glass/Dominion Glass
14. Wallaceburg: Sydenham Glass/Diamond Flint Glass/Dominion Glass/Libby-St. Clair, libby
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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby speleausmining » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:47 am

Ottawa Glass Works? Any chance this one was actually in or near Ottawa. If so I can probably scare up the location if you give me what You have location wise. (ie what Township, Lot, & Concession)
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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby Lee S. » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:33 am

The Ottawa Glass Works was in the area which is called Como (Quebec) today, on the Ottawa River.
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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby trainman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:43 am

Thanks for making this map :)
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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby Shawn143 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:35 pm

I can give you an exact location of Ontario Glass Works in Kingsville if I can make a map. Let me work on that....

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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby Lee S. » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:33 am

That's great, thanks Shaun.

If you can't figure out how to make a map, just send me a description and I can do it.

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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby CliMac » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:05 pm

Here is some info that Brett posted on the 'old forum':

Brett Bloxam wrote:I am not sure who made what, but here is a list of some of the glass companies that listed insulators as part of their production. Please add to the list if I missed any.

Maybe someone else can match the insulator to the maker!

Quebec

The Foster Bros. Glass Works, St. Johns, Quebec 1855 – 1880

The Ottawa Glass Works, Hudson, Quebec 1847
The British American Glass Works, Como, Quebec 1855 – 1860
The Montreal Glass Co., Hudson, Quebec 1866
The Canada Glass Works , Hudson, Quebec 1871

The Montreal Glass Co., Hudson, Quebec 1866

St. Johns Glass Company, St. Johns, Quebec 1875 – 1877

The Excelsior Glass Company, St. Johns and Montreal, Quebec 1879 – 1883

The North American Glass Company, Montreal, Quebec 1883 - 1890

The Diamond Glass Company, Montreal, Quebec 1890 – 1913

Ontario

The Hamilton Glass Company (Works), Hamilton, Ontario 1864 – 1898

Sydenham Glass Company, Wallaceburg, Ontario 1894 – 1913

The Ontario Glass Company, Kingsville, Ontario 1899 – 1901

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Glass Co., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia 1881 – 1890

Lamont Glass Co., Trenton, Nova Scotia 1890 – 1897

British Columbia

The Crystal Glass Co., Sapperton, British Columbia 1906 – 1908

Various locations

Dominion Glass Company, various Canadian locations 1913 - 1967



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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby CliMac » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:13 pm

Here's one for you, from County of Missisquoi and Town of St. Johns directory for 1879, 1880, and 1881:

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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby CliMac » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:44 pm

...and from Extrait du livre de renvoi officiel de la paroisse de Montréal, 1872:

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Re: Locations of Canadian Glass Factories

Postby CliMac » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:03 pm

...and from The Canada directory for 1857-58

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