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Frank C. Ball

Ball Brothers Company

1887 - 1943

Fabricated Goods

pre-1900 b. 1857
Born-Died1857 - 1943
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - pre-1900

In 1885, Ball Brothers Company, founded by Ball, his brother and uncle, began making glass fruit jars and caps. In 1887, they built a factory in Muncie, Indiana and converted the company into a corporation with Frank Ball as president. By the mid-1920s, Ball Brothers produced 1 million gross jars per year with an annual income of over $10 million dollars.