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Kerr did not actually manufacture glass during the earliest period from 1904 to 1909, but instead had jars made for them (with the Kerr name embossing) by other glass companies, Illinois-Pacific Glass Company of San Francisco, and Hazel-Atlas Glass Company based in Washington, PA, later Wheeling WV.In Kerr had glass manufacturing plants located at: Altoona, Kansas (from 1909-1912); Sand Springs, Oklahoma (beginning in 1912); Huntington, West Virginia (from 1933; this plant closed December 7, 1982 – information from Mike Harmon); Santa Ana, California (from 1943); Plainfield, Illinois (from 1964); Dunkirk, Indiana (from 1968); Millville, New Jersey (1968- see more information on the Millville location at the Whitall Tatum Company page) and Waxahachie, Texas (from 1968).

(They also produced large quantities of other types of glass containers, especially in later years).On this day in 1989, Roger & Me, a documentary by Michael Moore about his quest to interview Roger Smith, who was then chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors, opens in theaters.The film examines the devastating impact on the people of Moore’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, following...Also, see entries on other fruit jars such as the Wax Sealer style jars, and Patent November 30th 1858 jars, and the page on Hazel-Atlas Glass Company.Click here to go to the Glass Bottle Marks pages (page one).

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