Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company

Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company (HMKZB)

Location: Muncie, IN 47302 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.694', W 85° 22.219'

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Company incorporated in New York 1886 to manufacture glassware (particularly fruit jars). Brothers Edmund, Frank, George, William, and Lucius Ball all were trustees. Company - promised money, land, and free natural gas - came to Muncie; first glassware produced here 1888. Led nation in production of fruit jars by 1900.

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Ball Brothers expanded its operations in Muncie and into other states. Company diversified holdings into plastics, rubber, and aerospace technology. Closed Muncie plant 1962; moved corporate offices 1998. Company and owners contributed to the state and nation's economy and culture in many significant ways.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number18.2008.1
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Minnetrista
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 638750 N 4448812
Decimal Degrees40.17823333, -85.37031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.694', W 85° 22.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 41.64" N, 85° 22' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1499 E Memorial Dr, Muncie IN 47302, US
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