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Sargeant Glass Co. ad
APPROVED FIRE RETARDANT
Wire Glass
OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
Numerous Patterns of Ornaments

FIGURED GLASS
of exceptional brilliancy and
softening quality
Try our favorite SILVERITE
ORIENTAL-PYRAMID GLASS
comparing with Pressed Glass

PRISM-GLASS
Our Products are Standard and of
unsurpassed quality

SARGEANT GLASS CO.,
BURROWS, PA.
National Glass Budget: Weekly Review
of the American Glass Industry
· 1916

Location:

  • Kane, PA (but ad to right says Burrows, PA)

Timeline:

  • ?-1916-1976-?

History:

  • "10 YEARS AGO, DEC. 9 · Plant of the Sargeant Glass Co. has been closed down by order of superior court and an order of sale will be made soon." —Evansville Press, Dec 9, 1915
  • "Head of Kane Glass Company Leaves Million Dollar Estate. Atlantic City, N.J.—(U.P.)—An estate of more than $1,000,000 was left by Clement J. Jungers, wire-glass inventor and head of the Sargeant Glass Co., Kane, Pa., first accounting showed today." —Bradford Evening Star and The Bradford Daily Record, Dec 14, 1943
  • "JUNGERS DIES SUDDENLY AT ATLANTIC CITY. Head of Sergeant Glass Until 4 Years Ago. AUTHORITY ON GLASS BUSINESS.
    Clement Jungers, 72, former Kane industrialist and one of the wealthiest and best known men in the community, died at 9:30 o'clock last night n an Atlantic City hospital from a sudden attack of coronary thrombosis which struck swiftly shortly after noon yesterday.
    Clement John Joseph Jungers was born in 1871 in Luxembourg, the only son an the youngest of eight children of a Luxembourg schoolmaster. His birth took place in the second floor, the living quarters of his parents, in the school building and at the age of three he began attending the school.
    After attending the elementary schools in Luxembourg, he attended the University of Heidelburg, Germany, and completed his education in Paris, France. After graduating from the university in Paris, he was employed by the San Gobain Glass company, in France.
    About 40 years ago, Mr. Jungers decided to learn the English language and came to America for that purpose. Shortly after arriving in the United States he accepted a position with the Mississippi Glass company at Port Allegany, where he remained for a few years prior to moving to Streeter, Ill., where he continued in the glass business.
    In 1912, upon reading in a glass journal that the Sargeant Glass company, a subsidiary of the Mississippi Glass company, had found operation unprofitable, he came to Kane and reopened the closed plant for the manufacture of wire glass and allied products. For 26 years he operated this plant, retiring as president in December 1938. He was considered an authority in the glass business and, at national conventions, was given a respectful hearing upon the technical aspects of glass manufacture. When he retired, he moved to Atlantic City where he lived until his death yesterday.
    He was married about 36 years ago and his wife, who was Swedish, died in her native land while on a visit there about 32 years ago. He is survived, it is thought, by a daughter, Rose Mae, who was married to a captain in the Swedish Army and who was living in Stockholm. Two grandchildren also survive. Absence of recent reports from his survivors in Sweden, has led to speculation as to whether or not his daughter is still living.
    Mr. Jungers was a well-known and highly-respected citizen of his community during the 26 years he spent here. He was an accomplished pianist and made many friends while here. He was a member of the Kane Lodge of Elks and an active participant in the affairs of the lodge. It is estimated here that he was one of the wealthiest men in this vicinity at the time of his death.
    Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will probably be announced tomorrow. William L. Heim, an associate of Mr. Jungers, left this morning to confer with his physician, who released the information of his death last evening. Death occured while the physician was talking to Mr. Heim over the long distance telephone, it was reported today.
    During most of his life in Kane, Mr. Jungers lived at the Magowan residence, 111 Edgar street, and was informed by telegram yesterday of the death of his former friend, F. G. Copeland.
    The Kane Republican, February 25, 1943