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Any way I bet they didnt throw out the recipes he was using and fooling with when he left. He was also at Akro and those 3 companies sure have some similar colors. Not assuming it was because of Arnie just saying it may have been a contributing factor.

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Peltier had been making sheet glass from batch for many, many years before Arnold arrived, and had their own formulas for all these colors, and was one of the first companies in the country to make opalescent glass. It is more likely that Arnold left Peltier with many of their formulas. They needed his help to learn how to make marbles, not glass.

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Peltier had all the knowledge necessary to make the furnaces and all the glass colors they would ever likely need, but they didn't know whether or not they would have to build special furnaces, or develop new colors, in order to be successful in their new marble endeavor, so Arnold was hired to cover all that. As you know from later correspondence, Arnold failed in many of these duties, and Sellers took over many of these tasks, especially relating to the furnaces and new glass development, such as the cerise and opal glass.

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. . . As you know from later correspondence, Arnold failed in many of these duties, and Sellers took over many of these tasks, especially relating to the furnaces and new glass development, such as the cerise and opal glass.

Additional interesting timeline events of note . . . Fiedler leaves Akro when Henry Hellmers is hired as glass chemist there . . . Fiedler goes to Peltier but fails, as noted in correspondence mentioned above (which I've read too) . . . and Christensen Agate ceases manufacturing (and fails) about the same time Hellmers is hired as the glass chemist for Cambridge Glass . . .

Just sayin.'

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There was one letter that I know of where Sellers complained to Gropper about Arnold not doing what he should and Sellers bitching that he had to do it all. Now I think this was a while before his 1st year of employment was completed. If he had continued with a poor performance I would not think his employment would have continued for what, a couple more years??? For all I know he could have really sucked at what he did and he was just running a scam

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