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James Madison Brookfield , who had moved to Brooklyn some time after the Honesdale Glass Works of Tracyville, Pennsylvania which he had owned was destroyed by a flash flood in , seems to have been the main person involved with the management of this establishment in the earlier years, probably from its very beginning. Brookfield to manage the operation. The factory was quite close apparently, right across the street to the main Bushwick Chemical Works buildings. James M. Brookfield purchased the Bushwick glassworks from Kalbfleisch in approximately In later years his son William Brookfield , and later, grandsons, eventually would become involved with the operation of the company. The mold room is described as being crowded with many, many bottle molds, so there are, no doubt, many types of patent medicine and other product bottles that were made here in large quantities, yet remain unidentified to the present-day bottle collector.
The Big Unsolicited Brookfield Question
This book is the result of 15 years of study and research. It has full color throughout with diagrams and pictures. It is pages long, 8x10, and spiral bound so it can lay flat as a research book. The covers are laminated.
Go back to Main Page. Paul Greaves spent countless hours verifying the many different Fred Locke markings on porcelain insulators. Different fonts and sizes of letters and numbers were used. Evidently the 1 to 4 line marking stamp did not securely hold the individual letters and numbers and sometimes a few letters shifted.