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Bournique, Adolphe, 1863-1913



  • Existence: 1863 (date of birth) - 1913 (date of death) - 1913


Adolphe Bournique was born in Baccarat, France, on February 16, 1863 to Joseph and Melina Bournique. Joseph Bournique, a glassmaker, was recruited by William L. Libbey to immigrate to the United States in 1873. Adolphe Bournique and the rest of the family followed in 1874. Adolphe entered the glass trade and was working with his father by 1878. Over the next 25 years, he worked in and managed factories in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

In 1903, Adolphe Bournique became the glassmaker for Opalescent Glass Works in Kokomo, Indiana. In 1907, he founded his own company in Kokomo called the Bournique Glass Company and served as both vice president and general manager. He died on July 23, 1913, after a sudden illness.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Adolphe Bournique Collection

Identifier: MS-0015
Scope and Contents

The Adolphe Bournique Collection consists of documents tracing the working history of Adolphe Bournique’s career in glass manufacturing. The collection is arranged into two series:

(1) Batch Books and Ledgers, 1882-1925

(2) Correspondence, Print Materials and Photographs, 1883-1977

Dates: 1881-1977; Majority of material found within 1881-1925