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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Spurlock began work at the plant in January of 1926 when he was nineteen. He had previously been employed by the railroad and had received a specialized education in the field of transportation. Most of this interview consists of Spurlocks reminiscences (which date back to the days of the Charles Boldt glass factory) concerning his work in the Traffic deparment at Owens (the department which handled the conveyance of everything in and out of the plant on railroad cars). This is one of the few interviews in this series conducted with a retired member of the management at the Huntington Owens plant. Spurlock tells many anecdotes concerning his work history, including one illustrating his opinion of the early hiring practices at the plant.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-522.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-522, Huntington, WV.