I was searching info on Hantich & Co and stumbled upon this incredible report from
The Cornell University Library
I think written by
WM. P. CLARKE, President
AMERICAN FLINT GLASS WORKERS' UNION
It seems to be titled -
'A Survey of Hours, Wages and Working Conditions
Prevailing in Europe's Principal Flint Glass Manufactur-
ing Countries, Between November, 1920, and March, 1921. '
The first pages seem to be the index and it goes on for a while, but if you scroll down you start to get the reports from the various countries and the visits that were made to the glass factories. It's amazing! the information is incredible.
I've removed the link - I'm not sure it's permissable to put it here?
But on Hantich it says
'There are only two glass factories in Haida, and only one
of these was producing glass when we were there. This was
the Hantich Company. Thej^ have one furnace with twelve
pots, each pot holding 350 to 440 pounds. As far as the pro-
duction of glass proper is concerned, it amounts to little. How-
ever, the engraving, cutting, decorating and painting that is
done here is another story. Most of their glassware is pur-
chased in other cities. '
It talks about the museum in Haida and says
'In Haida they have a museum devoted to the exhibition of
glass. This was established by the workmen many years ago.
Bach workman was solicited to make a contribution of one
piece of glass made, cut, engraved, painted or decorated by
himself. Many responded. This encouraged others to con-
tribute to the collection. There are some very rare pieces in
this collection. We were shown through by Mr. Alex Pfohl, the
vice-mayor of the city. He has charge of the museum and is
the owner of a decorating shop. '