Where is the boy?

You would be hard pressed to frequent any restaurant or residence in America that doesn’t have some sort of coffee on the menu or in the cupboard.  Regarding coffee manufacturers, Chase and Sanborn has been one of the largest players in U.S. history.  Throughout the late 1880s and early 1900s, they released a series promotional […]


The Glass Factories of Cleveland and Bernhards Bay, New York

Webmaster’s Note:  The following essay was written by Andrew Henry on May 5th, 1978.  The original document found in the CHS archives did not include the citations page that originally accompanied Andrew’s paper.  However, I have kept his original citations within the text for reference.  The original document included several hand-penciled corrections.  If these corrections […]


Social History of the Cleveland Glass Industry

Gathers lay molten lumps of glass on blow pipes

Preface This blog features the Thomas F. Harrington essay The Glass Industry of Cleveland, New York: A Social History donated to the Cleveland Historical Society.  The original 1979 piece looks to have been a school paper submitted to instructor Dr. J. Wellman.  The institution is unknown.  As the original was typed with penciled in corrections, […]


Merrell-Soule Patents

In previous blogs we’ve highlighted the Soule family, the Merrell-Soule Company and their relationship to Vanderkamp.  Many supplemental documents, images and cited sources can be found in our Northshore Roots genealogy project. In this blog, we focus on some of the patents that the Merrell-Soule Company produced during the late 1800s and early 1900s.  In […]