always confident of ultimate success and endowed with a wonderful
determination to accomplish his end.|
Strange as it appears today, the process was
thought to be a success in 1908 and the Colburn Machine Glass Company
granted a license for the use of one machine to a company at Reynoldsville,
Pennsylvania. The newspapers of the day carried glowing accounts of
the possibilities of the Colburn machine. The new plant started off
under apparently very favorable conditions but it was soon proved that
the end of the journey was a long way ahead.
The trials and tribulations of Colburn and his
friends during the following four years form a pathetic story.
Machine after machine, furnace after furnace,
was built, torn down and rebuilt, until in all, from 1905 to 1912,
fifteen different machine had been constructed and more than $1,000,000
expended with only a few