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The Faces behind the name

For over eighty years, the people of the Imperial Glass Corporation in Bellaire, Ohio produced some of the most elegant hand-crafted glassware
this country has known. . .

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Dave Ault
Mould Shop Finishing Foreman


Tom Ball
Plant Manager

 



Goldie Bogetich
Selecting Department




Oscar Burkhart
Mould Department - Bench


Mark Burtchey
Mould Department - Bench


Kennedy Crippler
Cutter


Raymond Crouse
Mould Department - Pattern



James F. Derry





Carl Dorer
Mould Department - Bench


Cyril Dunfee
Mould Department - Pattern





Charles "Chas" A. Flaherty
Mould Department - Lathe


Mary Gaughn
Selecting Department

In the mid 1940's Mary had more than 35 years of service with Imperial.

Dilbert Higgens

Delbert L. Higgins
Glass Blower

Dilbert started working at Imperial...

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Lucile Kennedy

Lucile started working at Imperial...

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Ed kleiner

Ed Kleiner

 

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Gene Krapa

Worked in the Hayshed and was a 30 year employee at Imperial.



John Lovrack
Mould Department - Bench


Harry "Catfish" Marshall

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Elmer McCloud

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Tom McCormick

Tom tuned the lehrs at Imperial and had more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Frank "Pickle" McDaniels

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Rosemary Merick
Selector


George Mooney

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Frank Moore
Mould Department - Bench

 

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Paul Moore
Mould Department - Bench


Sidney Morgan
Night Superintendent 1941-1947

Born in 1886, Sidney started working in the glass industry at the age of 12. He started his career at the Rodefer Glass factory, where he met his wife Lola. Over the years Sidney worked at Heisey, Hollophane and Central Glass and then started with Imperial in 1941 as the factory's Night Superintendent. In 1947 Sidney died of pneumonia.



James Murphy

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Ed Nichols
Mould Shop Foreman


Axel Ottoson
Chemist

 



Earl "Boots" Paul

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Frank "Hank" Paul

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



Bertha "Robbie" Robinson

Robbie was Secretary to Carl Gustkey.



Earl Rose
Glass Cutter

 



Edgar Vanek

A skilled glassworker known to have more than 35 years of service with Imperial in the middle of the 1940's.



(?) Webber
Mould Department - Bench


Louie Wilson
Glass Blower


Paul Worrman
Mould Department - Lathe


Richard Yost
Mould Department - Apprentice


Frank Zastudil
Mould Department - Bench

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