In 1900, Illness forced the retirement of Robert C. Hemingray and he was replaced as Vice-President by Bradford Shinkle of Covington, Kentucky. Bradford Shinkle had married, first, Ann Johnson Hemingray and, second, Mary Ann Carroll Hemingray, sisters to Ralph, Robert, and Daniel Hemingray.
On May 6th, 1901 Hemingray Glass Company announced that it would construct a “producer gas” facility and would remain in Muncie.
On February 28th, 1901 Foree Bain, Chicago, Illinois, sold his right, title, and interest in Patent No. 443,187: “Electric Insulator” to the Hemingray Glass Company.
On July 26th, 1901 Robert Carroll Hemingray, youngest son of Robert Hemingray, died in Cincinnati. He was born 21 December 1854 in Covington, Kentucky, and was married to Nancy Timberlake of Newport, Kentucky. They had two sons (Robert C. Hemingray and Conway Taylor Hemingray) and a daughter (Susan Ashley Hemingray). Robert C. was Superintendent of the glass works in Muncie.
On November 12th, 1901 Ralph G. Hemingray received Patent No. 686,609: “Insulating-Support for Electric Wires.” No examples of the insulator depicted in the patent drawing have ever been found.
On July 5th, 1902 Mary Jane Evans, wife of Richard Evans and youngest sister of Robert Hemingray, died in Covington, Kentucky. She was survived by two sons, Richard G. Evans, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Edgar W. Evans, of Covington, Kentucky.
On February 3rd, 1903 Hemingray Glass Company receives Trade Mark No. 39,727: “GLOBE.” It is stated that the mark had been in use since February 1886.
On August 1st, 1906 Trustees of the Ohio Valley Glass Company sold property and real estate in Pleasant City, Guernsey County, Ohio, to the Hemingray Glass Company.
On September 24th, 1907 Ralph G. Hemingray, Muncie, Indiana, and John O. Jensen, Rochester, N.Y., receive Patent No. 866,787: “Furnace.” The furnace was designed for use of producer gas which the Hemingray Glass Company was forced to use as their primary fuel source after the gas wells failed.
On January 12th, 1909 Ralph G. Hemingray and Charles Hawk received approval by Letters Patent 909,595 for “Screw-Press to Form Insulators. Patent assigned to Hemingray Glass Company.
Thanks to Glenn Drummond for this and much more Hemingray historical information included in this timeline.
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