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Seneca Glass Company Factory, Beechurst Avenue between Sixth & Eighth Streets, Morgantown, Monongalia County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1264917
General View Showing Seneca Glass Company.

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General View Showing Abandoned Ovens.

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Ovens Used To Melt Glass.

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Interior View Showing Roof Trussing System.

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Glass On Grinding Wheel.

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General View Showing Grinding Wheels.

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Glass Being Marked For Design Cutting.

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Inoperative Belt Drive Wheels.

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Rim Glazer.

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Checking Glass For Imperfections.

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Old Stemware, Examples.

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Three Men Ladling Glass From Oven.

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General View Showing Man Ladling Glass From No

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Man Ladling Glass From Pot

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Two Men Loading Glass On No

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Tool Rack Looking Toward Pot No

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Coneroom, Roof Detail Showing Truss And Connector Ring.

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Master Glass Cutter At Work.

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Glass Deblemisher At Work.

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Woman Working At Horizontal Wheel.

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Woman Checking Stems.

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General View Toward Center Cone, Showing Pots 5, 6, 7, & 8.

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General View Towards Grinding Machine

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Hoist For Changing Grinding Stones.

HB1264941
Supplies Of Cork Used In Polishing.

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Multiple Glass Working Machine.

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Workmen Opening The Oven.

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Replacement Pot Coming From The 'warming Oven'.

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New Pot Being Taken From The Warming Oven.

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New Pot En Route To Oven No

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New Pot At Entry To No

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Placing Pot Into Oven No

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Placing Pot Into Oven No

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Pot In Oven No

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Bricking Up The Entry To Pot No

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Bricking Up Entry To Oven No

HB1264953
Bricking Up Entry To Oven No

HB1264954
Pulling The Pot From Oven No

HB1264955
Glass Blowers At Oven No

HB1264956
Man Ladling Glass.


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Item Title


Location
Beechurst Avenue between Sixth & Eighth Streets, Morgantown, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-6
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-9).
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Significance: The plant is of technological interest, as it uses the same machinery and process with which it began over 80 years ago. Economically, the plant is of interest because it was the first of many companies to locate in Morgantown. Since the founders were of German origin, Seneca's history shed light on the position of immigrant labor in the glass industry.

Related Names
Cummings & Davis


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING SENECA GLASS COMPANY.
2. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING ABANDONED OVENS.
4. OVENS USED TO MELT GLASS.
5. INTERIOR VIEW SHOWING ROOF TRUSSING SYSTEM.
6. GLASS ON GRINDING WHEEL.
7. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING GRINDING WHEELS.
8. GLASS BEING MARKED FOR DESIGN CUTTING.
9. INOPERATIVE BELT DRIVE WHEELS.
10. RIM GLAZER.
11. CHECKING GLASS FOR IMPERFECTIONS.
13. OLD STEMWARE, EXAMPLES.
14. THREE MEN LADLING GLASS FROM OVEN.
15. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING MAN LADLING GLASS FROM NO. 6.
16. MAN LADLING GLASS FROM POT. STEAM IS CAUSED BY WATER COOLING MOLTEN GLASS IN POT. NOTE GLASS THAT HAS POURED OVER THE SIDE OF THE POT.
17. TWO MEN LOADING GLASS ON NO. 6.
18. TOOL RACK LOOKING TOWARD POT NO. 14.
19. CONEROOM, ROOF DETAIL SHOWING TRUSS AND CONNECTOR RING.
20. MASTER GLASS CUTTER AT WORK.
21. GLASS DEBLEMISHER AT WORK.
22. WOMAN WORKING AT HORIZONTAL WHEEL.
23. WOMAN CHECKING STEMS.
24. GENERAL VIEW TOWARD CENTER CONE, SHOWING POTS 5, 6, 7, & 8.
25. GENERAL VIEW TOWARDS GRINDING MACHINE. NOTE GRINDING WHEELS IN BACKGROUND
26. HOIST FOR CHANGING GRINDING STONES.
27. SUPPLIES OF CORK USED IN POLISHING.
28. MULTIPLE GLASS WORKING MACHINE.
29. WORKMEN OPENING THE OVEN.
30. REPLACEMENT POT COMING FROM THE 'WARMING OVEN'.
31. NEW POT BEING TAKEN FROM THE WARMING OVEN.
32. NEW POT EN ROUTE TO OVEN NO. 9.
33. NEW POT AT ENTRY TO NO. 9.
34. PLACING POT INTO OVEN NO. 9.
35. PLACING POT INTO OVEN NO. 9.
36. POT IN OVEN NO. 9. MEASURING STICK IS USED TO MAKE SURE THAT POT IS ALL THE WAY IN.
37. BRICKING UP THE ENTRY TO POT NO. 9.
38. BRICKING UP ENTRY TO OVEN NO. 9.
39. BRICKING UP ENTRY TO OVEN NO. 9.
40. PULLING THE POT FROM OVEN NO. 2.
41. GLASS BLOWERS AT OVEN NO. 5.
42. MAN LADLING GLASS.


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