Publication Date

1962

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Reinemann, Martin W.||Winters, Harold A.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Earth Science

LCSH

Glass manufacture--Illinois

Abstract

The State of Illinois is the leading producer of glass sand in the United states and ranks fifth in the production of flat glass. This study is an analysis of those factors that have affected the location of flat glass plants within the State with particular attention given to silica sand, natural gas, and markets. Because the flat glass industry is not widely publicized, chapters on the history of the industry and the manufacturing processes have been included. Since written material about the flat glass industry is not readily available, the information used in this study was collected through personal interviews and correspondence with people in the industry. Whenever available, federal and state information was compared with that gathered directly before it was committed to description, analysis, and interpretation. This study indicates that the character and availability of silica sand deposits are the primary reasons for the location of Illinois glass plants. Transportation costs, as they are related to market, and the finished products, and fuel costs are not as significant to the location of Illinois glass establishments as they are to the location of glass plants elsewhere in the United States.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustration and maps.

Extent

vi, 52 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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