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John Pitcairn

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company

1897 - 1905

Fabricated Goods

pre-1900 b. 1841
male
Personal
Born-Died1841 - 1916
BirthplaceScotland
RaceWhite
Era - pre-1900

Pitcairn shepherded his small plate glass company into an industry leader with a capitalization of $25 million in 1916. Pitcairn accomplished such expansion through plant acquisition and sales growth, as well as through investment in technologically innovative production processes.