interesting story about this company which I have borrowed, and will quote,
from Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2 by Hazel Marie
Weatherman. "Lewis E. Smith ... was an occupational drifter out of work
more often than in it. He was something of a gourmet cook, however,
and while working a stint as chef in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania in 1907 he
came up with his own special recipe for mustard." He decided to market
the mustard. "Nearby stood an abandoned glass factory, so Smith got
the bright idea to adopt it and manufacture his own containers for the
mustard. This he did, whereupon he became so absorbed in the concepts
of glass making that in no time at all lines of Smith glass were on the
popular market." Then, evidently in 1911, he just suddenly left.
As for the mustard the story doesn't say. Although he left, the glass
factory continued under the same name.
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