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Catalog Number D.V.001
Caption Anacortes Glass Company
Description Anacortes Glass Factory; was in and out of business several times between 1908 and 1924 at the waterfront and 28th Street. See also WF 0179.

1908 (April 02) Construction continues on the new Anacortes Glass Plant at 28th Street. Most of the machinery is in place including a rock crusher, grinder, engine, boilers and air compressor. The glassworks should be in operation by June 1 producing 12 tons of glass every 24 hours and employing 50 men and boys.
1910 Anacortes has 4168 people; Seaport of the county, 8 shingle mills, 3 lumber mills ... glass factory.
1911 (May 18) Glass Factory now in operation.
(July 7) Anacortes Glass Works Making Good: samples on display.
1915 (March 25) "9 Lumber and Shingle Plants Running Full Time". After being shut down most of the time since last fall, the Anacortes Glass Co. factory started up the smaller of its two furnaces last Monday and is employing crew of 15 men. Up to last fall, factory was running both furnaces on orders for beer bottles. Since then owners are experimenting in manufacture of flint glass, colorless, transparent glass used in making flasks, glassware. Met with success. Plant received carload of high grade sandstone from Montana last week.
1920 (4-1) Town leaders are hoping to convince the Anacortes Glassworks not to be enticed by offers from other cities to leave town. In order to keep the plant here, the Chamber of Commerce has offered to help the company get a $30,000 loan it needs to fix the plant. Once the expansion is completed the plant could employ as many as 200 men.
1921 No listing in City Directory
1923 (March 21) Valentine Funk bids in "personal property" of Glass Plant at sheriff's sale; plant will be sold on 4-7 to satisfy mortgage of $18,000 held by Funk and Jensen.
(Dec 27) Headline on page 1 reads, "Anacortes Glass Factory will resume making glass at once." "The incorporators are V. Funk, J. O. Jensen, and George Krebs, the first two being the creditors of the old plant who bid it at the sheriff's sale last spring."
1927 No list in City Directory

At one point glass marbles were made at the Anacortes Glass Factory.
Date 1909 c.
Photographer JUDD, Charles LeRoy
Subjects Industry - glass
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk
People FUNK, Valentine
KREBS, George
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms glass
Anacortes Glass Company
Object Name Print, Photographic