Manufacturer Notes: Whitall-Tatum CompanyJames Lee, 1806-14
Gideon Smith, ?
Nathaniel & Solomon, failed before 1829
Burgin & Wood, 1829 only
Burgin, Wood & Pearsall, 1830-33
Burgin & Pearsall, 1833-36
Scattergood, Booth & Co., 1836-38
Scattergood, Haverstick & Co., 1838-44
Scattergood & Whitall 1844-45
Whitall & Bro 1845-48
Whitall, Bro. & Tatum, 1848-57
Whitall-Tatum & Co., 1857-1938
Armstrong Cork Co, 1838-68
A. H. Kerr & Co., Since 1968
Julian Harrison Toulouse; Bottle Makers And Their Marks (New York, Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1971)
1828 Burgin & Wood drugt. & apoths. 29 & 57 N. 3d
1829 Burgin & Wood drugt. & apoths. 29 & 57 N. 3d
1830 Burgin, Wood & Pearsall drugts & glass manufacturers 29 N 3d
1831 Burgin, Wood & Pearsall drugts. & glass manufacturers 29 N. 3d
1833 Burgin & Pearsall glass manufacturers 70 N. 3d & 19 Bread
1835 Pearsall, Robt druggist 70 N 3d d h 45 N 6th
1837 Scattergood, Booth & Co. bottles, demijohns, &c., 68 N 3rd.
1837 Scattergood, Booth & co drug and glass w h 68 N 3d
1839 Scattergood, Haverstick & Co. bottles and demijohns, &c, 68 N 3d
1840 Scattergood, Haverstick & Co. bottles and demijohns, &c 68 N 3d
1841 Scattergood, Haverstick & Co. Bottle Glass Factory Agents, Phoenix Works, 68 n 3d st., below Cherry
1842 Scattergood, Haverstick & Co. druggists' glass ware, 68 N 3d
1843 Scattergood, Haverstick & Co. Vial and Bottle Manufacturers, 68 n 3d st, Phoenix Vial and Bottle Works.
1844 Scattergood, Haverstick & Co. Vial and Bottle Manufacturers. 68 n 3d st, Phoenix Vial and Bottle Works
1845 Scattergood & Whitall GLASSWARE-Wholesale. (druggist) 70 North 3d
1845 Scattergood & Whitall Vial and Bottle Manufacturers.70 n 3d st, Phoenix Vial and Bottle Works
1845 SCATTERGOOD & WHITALL PHOENIX GLASS WORKS. No. 70 North Third Street, PHILADELPHIA
1846 Scattergood & Whitall GLASSWARE-Wholesale. (druggist) 70 North 3d
1846 Whitall & Brother druggists & glassw., 70 N 3d
1847 Whitall & Brother druggists & glassw., 70 N 3d
1848 Whitall & Brother druggists & glassw., 70 N 3d
1849 Whitall & Brother GLASS MANUFACTURERS. 158 Race
1849 Whitall & Brother glass manufs, 138 Sassafras
1849 Whitall & Brothers Vial and Bottle Manufacturers. 138 and 138 1/2 Race st, above 4th, Phoenix Glass Works, every description of Vials, Bottles, Jars, Carboys, Demijohns, &c.
1850 Whitall & Brothers Glass Manufacturers 138 Race
1850 Whitall, Brother & Co. glass manufs, 138 Sassafras
1851 Whitall & Brothers Glass Manufacturers 138 Race
1851 WHITALL, BROTHER & CO. manufs., 138 Sassafras
1852 Whitall, Bros. & Co. glass manufs, 138 Sassafras
1853 Whitall, Brother & Co. Glass Manufacturers 138 Race
1853 Whitall, Brother & Co. glass manuf, 138 Sassafras
1854 Whitall, Brother & Co. glass manuf, 138 Race
1855 Whitall, Brother & Co. glass manuf, 138 Race
1856 Whitall, Brother & Co. glass manuf, 138 Race
1856 Whitall, Brothers & Co. Glass Manufacturers No. 138 Race Street, No. 96 Beekman Street, N. Y.
1857 Whitall, Brother & Co. glass manuf, 138 Race
1857 Whitall, Bro., & Co. Glass Phoenix Glass Works No. 412 and 414 (formerly 138 and 138 1/2) Race St.
1858 Whitall, Tatum & Co. Glass Manufacturers 410 Race
1859 Whitall, Tatum & Co. Glass Manufacturers, 410 Race
1859 Whitall, Tatum & Co. (John M. Whitall, Edw. Tatum, Jos. Whitall, Henry Lawrence) glass manuf, 410 Race
1860 Whitall, Tatum & Co. GLASS MANUFACTURER, 410 Race
1860 Whitall, Tatum & Co. (John M. Whitall, Edward Tatum, Jas. Whitall & Henry Lawrence) manfrs. Vials, bottles &c. 410 Race
1861 Whitall, Tatum & Co. (John M. Whitall, Jos. Whitall, Edward Tatum, Henry Lawrence), glassware &c. 410 Race
1870 Whitall, Tatum & Co. (James Whitall, Edward Tatum, R. Pearsall Smith, J. Wistar Evans, John Mickle, Jr., & Charles Roberts), glass mfrs, 410 Race
1900 Whitall, Tatum & Co. (Chas A. Tatum, Jno M. Whitall, J. Whitall Nicholson & Albert H. Tatum), glass, 410 Race
1901 Whitall, Tatum Co., glass, 410 Race1902 Whitall, Tatum Co., glass, 410 Race
1903 Whitall, Tatum Co., glass, 410 Race
1904 Whitall Tatum Co., glass, 410 Race
1905 Whitall-Tatum Co., glass, 410 Race
1911 WHITALL, TATUM CO, glass mfrs, 410 Race, Chas A. Tatum pres, J Whitall Nicholson v-pres, Albert H Tatum sec, Jno M Whitall treas
1922 WHITALL, TATUM CO, Jno M Whitall pres J Whitall Nicholson v-pres H V Brumley sec Wm H D Whitall treas Edmund W Maule mgr glass mfrs 410 Race
A Quaker Firm That Sacrifices Hundreds
of Thousands a Year
There is probably not another business firm in the United States, or, for that matter, in any other country in the world, that annually sacrifices hundreds of thousand of dollars of trade simply to maintain a principle, as Whitall, Tatum & Co., the Quaker glass manufacturers of Philadelphia, do and have done for nearly 75 years.
The firm was established in the early part of the century, and its founders were strict and consistent members of the Society of Friends. They did not believe in war, nor in litigation, nor in the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors, and have established a rule which has never been violated.
Whitall, Tatum & co. have never made a whiskey flack, nor any sort or description of bottle intended to contain either malt, vinous or spirituous liquors. this includes the small vials called "sample," which are similar to those made to display samples of illuminating and lubricating oils. Should an intended purchaser ask for oil "samples" and say they were to be used for whiskey, he could not buy them at any price.
The army and navy departments of the United States have sought several times to buy glassware from the firm, but the patronage has invariably refused on the ground that the furnishing of any sort of supply for the aid or comfort of persons engaged in war or maintaining peace by force of arms was contrary to the tenets of the Society of Friends, and therefore could not be considered. The senior member of the firm, recently deceased, was a typical Quaker--a man of brawn and brain, and at 65 was in as fine a physical condition as most men who have led a temperate life are at 40. Grief over the untimely death of his son, a young man of great promise, was the primary cause of Mr. Whitall's death.--New York Mail and Express.
Daily Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada) September 5, 1896
ARMSTRONG CORK CO.
TO BUY GLASS PLANT
LANCASTER Pa., April 2--Armstrong Cork Co has agreed to purchase the Whitall-Tatum Co of Millvale (sic) and Keyport, N. J. rounding out the company's closure division, it was announced today.
The New Jersey company, employing 700 workers, produces an extensive line of glass containers, graduates, glass insulators, glass specialties and rubber sundries for the retail drug trade. It will enable Armstrong to offer the trade a complete glass package service.
Whitall-Tatum has been in business for more than a century, having been founded by the late John M. Whitall and Edward Tatum in the early days of the last century.
The deal is to be consummated June 20, 1938, subject to an audit of the Whitall-Tatum books and the approval of Armstrong stockholders of the company's plans for financing the purchase.
Armstrong Cork Co proposes the creation of 60,000 shares of 4 per cent cumulative preferred stock, par value $100. and an increase in authorized common stock from 1,524,893 to 1,624,493 shares.
Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA) April 2, 1938
The Lee Glass plant, which was founded by James Lee in 1806 on the eastern bank of the Maurice River, spurred Millville's growth. Lee later sold the factory to Whitall Tatum. It was taken over by Armstrong Cork Company in 1939, then by Kerr Glass, Foster Forbes, and American Can. The plant closed in 1999 after 142 years of operation. At that time it was the oldest working glass plant in the nation.
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