- LOOKING AT BELLAIRE, "An Eagle Scout Project by Scout John Robinson - Troop 110", 1976 (archive.org)
John had the following to say about Rodefer:
- "In the early years it manufactured lantern globes,
lightning rod balls, and vault lights"
- "...operated on the same site, at 22nd and Union Street,
longer than any other glass company in the history
of the United States"
- GLASS PIONEER - HOWARD RODEFER, excerpts from an article by Dorothy Rodefer
in the 1986 Bellaire Glass Festival program.
- "The Glass City", an article in The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Sept. 14, 1886 about "Wheeling's younger sister".
- Biographical sketch of Albert D. Rodefer, "History of the Upper Ohio Valley", Vol. II, 1890.
- Descendants of John Rodefer (1774-1859), by Barbara Blake Goddard
- Biographical sketch of Rudolph W. Archer, "Men of Ohio":
"...twenty-eight years with Rodefer Glass Company..."
- Biographical sketch of Hanson E. Waddell,
"History of the Upper Ohio Valley", Vol. I, page 465, 1890:
"...traveled for two years for Rodefer Bros..."
- Belmont County, Ohio Recorded Plats, whence the map came.
- Gas Station Collectibles Glossary:
"Rodefer-Gleason Glass Co. - Early manufacturer of glass gas pump globes,
headquartered in Bellaire, Ohio. They had one of the largest hand-made OEM
glass facilities, specializing in opalite (or carrera) glass; they also were
the sole manufacturers of the old round dental trays and cuspidors."
- Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation trusteed plan info for
Rodefer-Gleason Glass Co.