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Ravenna Glass Company



  • Existence: Approximately 1857 (date of establishment) - 1893 (date of dissolution) - 1893


Ravenna Glass Company, also known as Ravenna Glass Works, was founded in Ravenna, Ohio in 1857. Various manifestations of the company emerged and failed between 1857 and 1893. The company produced glass flasks, bottles, fruit jars, and druggists' ware. The glass factory burned in 1888, and the company was purchased in 1889 by States Glass Company and ultimately liquidated in 1893.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edwin A. Whitcomb Correspondence

 Collection — Box 01: [Barcode: 5000009873], Folder: 03
Identifier: SC-0003
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of a single letter from Edwin A. Whitcomb to a friend, James Cain, in Connecticut. Whitcomb, employed by Ravenna Glass Company's company store in Ravenna, Ohio, briefly describes the rhythm of his work, the patronage of the store by glassblowers, and his impressions of the town. He also states his intention to move to Kansas and "never go back east." Whitcomb additionally discusses Thanksgiving preparations and his intention to attend an upcoming dance....
Dates: 1858