Hemingray Glass Company

Hemingray Glass Company (HM18BS)

Location: Muncie, IN 47302 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.835', W 85° 22.059'

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Founded as Gray & Hemingray inCincinnati, Ohio in 1848. Incorporated1870 in Covington, Kentucky; companyproduced glass bottles, jars, oillamps, light globes, tableware andinsulators. After discovery of naturalgas in east-central Indiana,Hemingray Glass Co. located factoryhere, 1888, and contributed to significant industrial growth of Muncie and state.

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By 1900, Hemingray had become aworld leader of glass insulatormanufacturing. Insulators were integral for operation of telegraph,telephone, and electric lines in U.S.and abroad, including in World Wars1 and 2. In 1933, Owens-Illinois GlassCo. purchased the company; Hemingray insulators remained a major product until 1967. Plant hereclosed in 1972.

HM NumberHM18BS
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number18.2011.1
Year Placed2011
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and National Insulator Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 638972 N 4449077
Decimal Degrees40.18058333, -85.36765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.835', W 85° 22.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 50.10" N, 85° 22' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1635-1799 S Macedonia Ave, Muncie IN 47302, US
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