Glass Shipping Crate

Glass Shipping Crate

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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.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Fourco Glass Co.
Place Made
United States: West Virginia, Clarksburg
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I worked in the box shop part of the factory that made those shipping crates.
I recently acquired a wood crate side that is marked FourCo Glass Co. Clarksburg, W. Va with green clover logo stating the names of all four companies (Adamston; Rolland; Scony and a fourth name I can’t make out.). Someone painted a cool green & black checkerboard on one side of the crate side piece. Looks to be from the 1920’s or 1930’s. Very cool piece. Was surprised to learn the history behind this glass company.
"have/found crate reads:Clearlite Fourco Glass Co Clarksburg WV9, 5/32 x 11 7/81. 8 Singlewonder what this was?"
"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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