- 1897-98 CCD: "Hubbard R. S. Dr. treasurer Cuyahoga County,
office Old Court House, r. Bedford, O." ... "Weil, Emil J.
real estate, 605 Mohawk bldg. r. 998 Case av."
- 1899-00 CCD: "Hubbard, R. S. Dr, 809 Amer. Trust bldg.
r. Bedford" ... "Weil, Ludwig, r. 998 Case av."
- 1900-01 CCD: "Hubbard, R. S. Dr. (Solar Prism Co.),
222 Champlain r. Bedford, O." ... "Weil, Emil J.,
(Solar Prism Co.), 222 Champlain, r. 998 Case av."
- 1901: "Frederic N. LeBaron, formerly with the American Luxfer Prism Company
of New York, has entered into partnership with H. G. Jones. They
are the general agents for the Solar Prism Company of Cleveland,
Ohio." —The Technology Review
- 1901: "Hugh G. Jones & Frederic N. Le Baron, formerly of the Luxfer
Prism Co., have opened an office in the St. James Building, 1133
Broadway. They represent the Solar Prism Company of Cleveland, Ohio,
and The Le Baron Foundry Company of Middleboro, Mass."
—Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Volume 67
- 1902: "The Solar Prism Company / 59-60 White Bldg. / Buffalo, New York /
NYS Filing Date: JUNE 5, 1902 / NYS DOS ID# 8944"
—Business Lookup; Bizstanding
repeats this and adds "Agent: A. N. MacNabb".
- 1902: "Solar Prism Co. (Cleveland, O.) (Jones & LeBaron, agents)
1133 B'way & 24, 6th av." —Polk's (Trow's) New York Copartnership and Corporation Directory
- 1904: "The Solar Prism Company vs. Jones & Le Baron, a corporation;
suit on contract." —Indianapolis Journal, Volume 54, Number 146, 25 May 1904 via Hoosier State Chronicles
- 1908 CCD:
"Weil, Garfield sec-treas Solar Prism Co, 317 Front av NW r 1943 E 82d NF"
- 1911: "Solar Prism Company, Cleveland, Ohio, for corporation fee
erroneously paid secretary of state, $1,000" —General and Local Acts Passed and Joint Resolutions Adopted by the General Assembly, Volume 102
- 1912-13 CCD: "Weil, Ludwig, pres; 317 Front av NW r 1963 E 82nd NE"
- 1913: "DECREASE OF CAPITAL STOCK OF CERTAIN CORPORATIONS. Solar Prism
Company. Filed Mar. 17. Original Amount $100,000. Decrease $90,000.
Present Amount $10,000" —Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and General Assembly of the State of Ohio
- 1915: "1076 Schorndorfer & Eberbard Co. v. Solar Prism Co. (Ohio)"
- Bought by Viking Glass?
- "STANDARD GLASS CO., Mnfrs. of Solar Prism Glass, 222 Champlain av.,
Tel. Main 2768; James G. Brown, mngr." —1899 CCD
- Logo tile is embossed "SOLAR / PRISM CO. / CLEVELAND, O. /
PAT. NOV. 7 1899"
- James Galt Brown holds Solar's design patent, the one with the bullseye,
dated November 7, 1899: "A cone formed centrally of a prism-plate
and in the same plane that contains the ribs of the plate and the
annular concavity around the cone vastly improve the appearance
of the plate." (in Canada as No. 74,600, Light Diffusing Prism Plates)
- "SOLAR PRISM LIGHT. For many years the inhabitants of crowded cities,
particularly in the business portions, have cried for more sunlight
and have cried in vain, because it has only been until quite recently
that the need could be supplied. Solar prisms have solved the problem
for the dark interiors of our public and office buildings, for, by
their use, according to the statement of Prof. Charles E. Norton of
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in his recent report on a
series of tests, under certain conditions, the light in a room may
be increased fifty times by the installation of prisms. The
installation of solar prisms has often effected a saving in lighting
cost amounting to 100 per cent per annum on the cost of the
installation. Under average conditions the direct light from the sky
entering a room through sheet or plate glass strikes the floor within
a few feet of the window and is mostly absorbed. For this reason the
rear part of the room is dark. By the installation of solar prisms
at the window openings the direction of the entering light is changed
and projected horizontally into the room. Solar prisms do not create
light; they simply distribute and diffuse the excess of light at the
window. A 12-page booklet fully describing the advantages of solar
prisms can be had by addressing Jones & Le Baron, 625 Sixth Ave.,
New York City." —Municipal Journal & Public Works, 1902
- "Solar Prisms. We solicit an opportunity to submit estimates for the
installation of SOLAR PRISMS in Sash, Canopies, Skylights, Vault
Lights and Special Forms. We are fully equipped to meet every
condition benefited by the use of Prisms, and will guarantee
results and workmanship." —The building code of the city of Cleveland, Ohio, 1904
- "Solar Prism Co., Cleveland, Ohio. [13680, 13681] Solar parabolic
vault light, no. 51— Solar drop lens, no. 50.
© 1 c. each. Apr. 21, 1910; I 244, 245"
—Catalogue of Copyright Entries, New Series, Volume 5, January-December, 1910
- By Way of Suggestion: SOLAR PRISMS have been known to the trade,
and to thousands of the public generally, for a number of years.
* Their reputation for being the best in quality, appearance and
effectiveness is the result of years of patient study and painstaking
care on the part of the manufacturers.
* The designs shown in this booklet are merely intended as suggestions
of various designs and artistic effects readily obtainable of us.
* When desired, special forms and designs will be made to order,
either from an architect's plans or our own.
* The glazing of Solar Prisms in ornamental designs is a new departure
with us, and the latest development in prismatic lighting.
* For beauty and utility they have no equal.
* We are always glad to submit estimates for their installation.
* If the within suggestions interest you, write us and we'll take
the matter up in detail.
* If you want any information on prismatic lighting we have a special
booklet on the subject, which we will send on request; free, of course.
THE SOLAR PRISM CO. / CLEVELAND"
—Solar Prisms in Ornamental Designs, ca 1910
- "Todd-Chase Co., 324 Security Bldg., has been awarded the contract
to furnish and install Solar Prism sidewalk lights for the new
Broadway Department Store building at Fourth and Broadway,
Parkinson & Bergstrom, architects. This is one of the
largest sidewalk light installations in the city and the
contractors consider their success in landing this contract
a tribute to the quality of material and workmanship they are
furnishing." —Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, Volume 12, 1913
Solar Prisms in
(Rakow Research Library
Corning Museum of Glass)
D31,811, James Galt Brown
November 7, 1899