Glass Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Clearlite brand glass that was made by the Fourco Glass Company of Clarksburg, West Virginia which operated from 1935-1977.Fourco was formed from four glass plants as an effort designed to compete with larger glass companies. The Fourco Glass Company logo is on the upper left of the crate side.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Fourco Glass Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 6 1/2 in x 10 3/8 in; 16.51 cm x 26.3525 cm
Place Made
United States: West Virginia, Clarksburg
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Crate Labels
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

Visitor Comments

10/28/2016 6:45:17 PM
Judy Blankenship
have/found crate reads: Clearlite Fourco Glass Co Clarksburg WV 9, 5/32 x 11 7/8 1. 8 Single wonder what this was?
12/13/2016 10:44:41 PM
I also have similar wood container. It was from Forco Glass Factory, Clarksburg, WVA. (1910-1984). Window glass panes were shipped in it & the pane size was marked on the outside. Mine comes from Kolbs Store, Galesville, Maryland ( 1900-1960).
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