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Lynchburg Letter: W. H. Loyd to William Gayner

November 30, 1927

In this letter, Mr. Loyd explains and apologizes for the missent telegram. He also reports that the insulator presses and mold have been sold to

Original was scanned and converted to text by Dennis Bratcher. A scan of the original letter is below.

November 30, 1927.

Mr. J.William Gayner
29- 7th. Street
Salem, N.J.

Dear Mr. Gayner:

It is with regret that I learned my telegram* was delivered to you at the Gayner Glass Works as I tried to avoid that very thing by addressing you care of the Chamber of Commerce, thinking by so doing you would get it personally and without delay: I see now that I was wrong and am very sorry.

I have the hand press over by the little furnace marked with several tags as the property of Gayner Glass Works.This press has the molds and everything on it just as you pulled it away from the tank. I also found the fruit jar molds that you mentioned down under the furnace and some more under the runway by the mold shop door. This is bring held for your disposal and there will be no trouble whatever about it. I have letters form J. E. Marsden Glass Works and from the Corning Glass Works in regard to equipment and possibly they may be interested in some of it. You might have the Gayner Glass Works write and see if they can sell their press, I am still in hopes that someone can be interested in starting this plant and take over all the rest of the equipment.

We are still getting inquiries about insulators and even orders for them as if we were still in business, I will never get over the way this glass business was thrown away. I wonder if you could interest Corning Glass Works to come here and take up the game.

If the Gayner Glass Works want their press shipped back tell them to take it up with me now. There may be a chance to sell it later if the plant is disposed of to some glass concern and save any freight and hauling charges. I don't think the present owners will agree to return it and pay freight and loading charges.

The Birmingham man has bought the three presses and molds; we received his check this morning. This will probably be loaded by Saturday or Monday. I hate to see it go but cannot help it.

Yours very truly

[W. H. Loyd]

*We do not have a copy of this telegram, but it was most likely informing Mr. Gayner of an offer from William Badham of Naphtelene Products Company (later Birmingham Glass Works) to buy Lynchburg's insulator presses and molds,and following up on an appeal to Mr. Gayner to invest with Brockway to prevent the loss of the equipment (See Letter, November 16, 1927, Mr. Loyd to Mr. Gayner).