Knox Glass Bottle Company

The Knox Glass Bottle Company was a former American glass manufacturing company based in Knox, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.[1]

The great majority of the company's production was in the form of glass bottles many of which were beer bottles, milk bottles, and many glass medicine bottles in a variety of standard sizes. Bottle collectors identify the company's products through the mould numbers and distinctive letter-in-a-keystone mark on the base of the bottles.[2][3]

History edit

The founder of the Knox Glass Bottle Company was Roy Underwood (1887−1951).[1] During its operations, from 1917 to 1968, the company acquired 16 other glassmaking companies−plants in the United States.[1][4]

A lawsuit between the company and a former executive (Knox Glass Bottle Company v. Underwood, 89 So.2d 799 (Miss. 1956)) "was the first Mississippi Supreme Court case to define in detail the fiduciary duties of a corporate director and officer," according to a law firm that represented one of the parties.[5]

The company was acquired by the Glass Container Corporation in 1968, which filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Delaware in 1999.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c History of the Knox Glass Bottle Company . accessed 20 November 2016.
  2. ^, Bottles and Extras: "Knox Glass and the Marks Toulouse Missed" (Winter 2004)discusses the company history, and the T-in-a-keystone mark used by the company's Palestine, Texas plant.
  3. ^ Palestine (Texas) Herald: "Knox Glass plant marker dedication planned Saturday"discusses the Knox Glass Bottle Co. of Mississippi branch plant in Palestine, Texas (1941−1985) + Texas Historical Marker at site.
  4. ^ Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library, Local and State History Books Collection: "March of Progress, 1775-1933" - section on the history of the Knox Glass Bottle Company, L. W. Hulings, 1933.
  5. ^ " Knox Glass Bottle Company v. Underwood". Archived from the original on 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2006-10-13.
  6. ^ WCC.state.ct: Glass Container Corporation bankruptcy

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