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The Pressed Prism Plate Glass Company of West Virginia made prism tiles for Luxfer, plus their own prismatic products, using mainly F. L. O. Wadsworth's patents (assigned to the company).

Location:

  • Morgantown (then Sabraton), WV

Timeline:

8/25/1902 Effective Date —WV Secretary of State
9/12/1902 "NEW AGREEMENT BOOK 34-240"
5/3/1905 "NEW AGREEMENT BOOK 34-240"
5/3/1905 "CHANGE OF PRIN. OFFICE AND CHIEF WORKS FROM MORGANTOWN, WV TO MORGAN DISTRICT, MONONGALIA CO., WV; BOOK 31-164."
5/3/1909 "DECREASE FROM 1,000,000 TO 500,000; BOOK 63-251."
10/28/1910 New York Initial DOS Filing Date; Jurisdiction: WEST VIRGINIA; Entity Type: FOREIGN BUSINESS CORPORATION; DOS Process: ANDREW O. BROWN; no registered agent —NY Department of State
4/17/1933 "DECREASE TO $250,000; BOOK 134, PAGE 719."
2/13/1937 "DECREASE TO $200,000; BOOK 151, PAGE 333."
3/25/1952 "AMENDMENT REGARDING RIGHT TO PERPETUAL EXISTENCE."
5/25/1953 "DECREASE: TO $90,000. (2000 SHARES PAR VALUE $45.00 EACH); BOOK 204, PAGE 258."
6/10/1969 Termination Date (Voluntary Dissolution)

Gallery:

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ID 001369 ID 038869 ID 008374

Patents assigned to Pressed Prism Plate Glass Co:

W = Frank Lawton Olcott Wadsworth / P = William A. Page / R = Myron A. Ross
US Patent# Mon DD Year Inventor Patent Title
713,182 Nov 11 1902 W Prismatic fireproof structure
717,782 Jan 6 1903 W Illuminating structure
719,065 Jan 27 1903 W Illuminating structure
719,066 Jan 27 1903 W Illuminating structure
720,386 Feb 10 1903 W Illuminating prism structure
720,987 Feb 17 1903 W Illuminating glass structure
721,256 Feb 24 1903 W Illuminating structure
721,257 Feb 24 1903 W Reflecting structure
721,258 Feb 24 1903 W Illuminating structure
721,259 Feb 24 1903 W Illuminating structure
FR 326,107 May 16 1903 Verre armé prismatique
732,474 Jun 30 1903 W Illuminating-canopy
734,020 Sep 21 1903 W Illuminating structure
737,178 Aug 25 1903 W Reflecting-panel
737,979 Sep 1 1903 W Illuminating Glass Plate
742,898 Nov 3 1903 P & W Manufacture of sheet-glass
742,899 Nov 3 1903 P & W Apparatus for the manufacture of sheet-glass
CA 340,584 Jan 31 1904 Verres à prismes perfectionnés et leur mise en oeuvre
755,196 Mar 22 1904 W Illuminating structure
755,197 Mar 22 1904 W Illuminating structure
758,877 Mar 3 1904 W Illuminating structure
FR 340,584 Jul 9 1904 Verres à prismes perfectionnés et leur mise en oeuvre
773,174 Oct 25 1904 W Fireproof illuminating structure
773,305 Oct 25 1904 W Wire-glass sheet or tile and method of making same
773,306 Oct 25 1904 W Glass plate or slab
773,307 Oct 25 1904 W Manufacture of glass articles
CA 912,36 Jan 31 1905 W Glass sheet
FR 347223 Feb 28 1905 Feuilles, carreaux, etc., de verre, et procédé pour les obtenir
CA 912,36 Jan 31 1905 W Glass sheet
789,191 May 9 1905 W Manufacture of glass
789,302 May 9 1905 W Manufacture of glass articles
789,397 May 9 1905 W Apparatus for making glass articles
792,564 Jun 13 1905 W Apparatus for grinding or polishing glass
793,866 Jul 4 1905 W Manufacture of sheets of glass
FR 353,437 Sep 11 1905 Perfectionnements aux carreaux en verre servant à diffuser la lumière
FR 353,823 Sep 11 1905 Procédé et appareil pour la fabrication des glaces ou feuilles de verre ornementées
FR 355,094 Oct 23 1905 Machine à doucir et polir les glaces ou feuilles de verre
818,208 Apr 17 1906 W Prism Glass
818,209 Apr 17 1906 W Apparatus for the manufacture of sheets of glass
818,210 Apr 17 1906 W Apparatus for the manufacture of glass sheets
827,484 Jun 31 1906 W Method of making prism-glass
844,485 Feb 19 1907 W Manufacture of wire-glass
845,987 Mar 5 1907 W Apparatus for grinding and polishing
852,403 Apr 30 1907 W Grinding and polishing machine
865,136 Sep 3 1907 W Method of making prism-glass
FR 378,127 Sep 25 1907 Perfectionnements apportés aux machines servant à doucir et à polir le verre
867,931 Oct 8 1907 W Manufacture of glass having surface projections
891,021 Jun 16 1908 W Glass box or case
891,197 Jun 16 1908 W Apparatus for grinding and polishing glass
907,656 Dec 12 1908 W Apparatus for the manufacture of sheets of glass
938,445 Oct 26 1909 W Glass storage-battery case
952,390 Mar 15 1910 W Manufacture of plate-glass
982,772 Jan 24 1911 W Article of prism-glass
1,075,793 Oct 14 1913 R Plate-glass device
CA 154,569 Mar 24 1914 R Machine à doucir et polir les glaces ou feuilles de verre
CA 156,530 Jun 30 1914 R Plate glass
1,149,987 Aug 10 1915 R Apparatus for pressing glass
1,396,286 Oct 14 1921 R Method of manufacturing plate-glass devices

Notes:

  • Sometimes written erroneously as "Pressed Prism Glass Co"
  • West Virginia Corporation (WVDOS):
    • Capital Stock $1,000,000; Authorized Shares 10,000; Par Value $100
    • Incorporators Graham Sumner, Harold Walker
  • New York Corporation (NYDOS):
    • Initial DOS Filing Date: OCTOBER 28, 1910
    • Jurisdiction: WEST VIRGINIA
    • Entity Type: FOREIGN BUSINESS CORPORATION
    • Incorporators: GRAHAM SUMNER, HAROLD WALKER (both 25 BROAD ST. NEW YORK, NY, 10001)
    • DOS Process: ANDREW O. BROWN, 44 EAST 23RD STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10010
    • "PRESSED PRISM PLATE GLASS COMPANY, OF NEW YORK. N.Y., A CORPORATION OF WEST VIRGINIA" US Patent 818,208 · "Prism Glass"
    • Address card: "44 East 23rd Street, New York, NY, Tel. Ashland 1717" —The Brummer Gallery Records, Thomas J. Watson Library
  • Listed under "Prismatic Glass" in 1915 Howard's Blue Book
  • "Viewig, George B. W.Va.A 10 engineer, Pressed Prism Glass Co" —Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Directory · 1915
  • Listed under "Glass, Prismatic" in White-Orr's Reference Register for 1918-19 ("44 E 23d" NYC)
  • "Closed. Employed about fifty." —Report [by Henry W. Francis, Federal Emergency Relief Adminstration], Clarksburg, West Virginia, November 25, 1934 (archive.org)
  • "Another of the old plants was located in Sabraton in a building now used by Sterling Faucet Co. This was the Pressed Prism Glass Co where "bathroom glass" was manufactured. This was a cloudy glass that was used wherever privacy was an objective." —Morgantown Dominion Post · 1969