Howard Schack Collection

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Single axle Mack Thermodyne tractors. Canvas top custom low-bed trailers for overhead loading 2,000 pound cases of plate glass. Circa early 1950's. Courtesy the Ruth R. and Howard H. Schack Historical Collection. Fleet of Schack Industries Delivery Trucks. Circa 1940-1948. On loan from the Ruth R. & Howard H Schack Historical Collection.
Fleet of Schack Industries Delivery Trucks. Circa 1940-1948. On loan from the Ruth R. & Howard H Schack Historical Collection. Fleet of Schack Industries Delivery Trucks. Circa 1940-1948. On loan from the Ruth R. & Howard H Schack Historical Collection. Fleet of Schack Industries Delivery Trucks. Circa 1940-1948. On loan from the Ruth R. & Howard H Schack Historical Collection.
Fleet of Schack Industries Delivery Trucks. Circa 1940-1948. On loan from the Ruth R. & Howard H Schack Historical Collection. Schack Industries Inc., P.O. Box I, Spring Valley, NY, USA.
Truck #56 loading doors and window frames for 580 California St., San Francisco, CA Circo 1988. Courtesy the Ruth R. and Howard H. Schack Historical Collection.
Watertown Historical Society © Circa 1915
Schack Grocery Market, 1170119 North Water Street. Proprietor William Joachim Schack (10/03/1876 - 05/08/1933) and son Raymond William Schack (05/23/1903 - 04/22/1963) on top of truck.
Schack Cross-Country Trucks in front of 1-9 Roosevelt Avenue, Spring Valley, NY 10977 Schack Industries Inc., P.O. Box I, Spring Valley, NY, USA.
Setting oversize glass into stainless steel framing with suction cups and crane (overseas). Circa 1980s. Courtesy the Ruth R. and Howard H. Schack Historical Collection.
 
Schack Glass Industries - 1-9 Roosevelt Avenue, Spring Valley, NY - Building #3 - FAA Directional Air Marker on roof. Circa 1958. Courtesy the Ruth R. and Howard H. Schack Historical Collection.
Camp Shank's sign Joseph Schack Glass Co., Inc. helped build Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, NY by installing all of the glass for the barracks and support buildings. This amounted to tens or thousands of pieces of glass and tons of wood sash putty. Circa 1943. Courtesy of the Ruth R. and Howard H. Schack Historical Collection.  
     
Circa 1954    
  Typical Schack Truck. Circa 1985.
On loan from the Ruth R. & Howard H. Schack Historical Collection
Joseph Schack
Ruth R. & Howard H. Schack Historical Collection
Nathan Schack
Ruth R. & Howard H. Schack Historical Collection
Kurland Cadillac, Rt-304, Nanuat, NY. A Joseph Schack Glass Industries Project. Circa 1950's-70's.
Ruth R. & Howard H. Schack Historical Collection
Schack Glass Industries "A Bridge with the Past from the 1920's"
Glass & Metal products produced by Schack in Spring Valley, NY
Courtesy the Ruth R. and Howard H. Schack Historical Collection
Metal windows, doors, frames and glass packed for International Export. Circa 1970 - 1989.
The Ruth R. & Howard H. Schack Historical Collection.
Metal windows, doors, frames and glass packed for export to the Middle East via Pan American Airways. Circa 1989.
The Ruth R. & Howard H. Schack Historical Collection.
Joseph Schack Glass Industries White truck 1959
  Joseph Schack's smiling truck
Circa 1959
1959 2 1/2 Ton Chevrolet Heavy Duty Truck Chassis
Body built in 1959 by
John Vandenberg & Sons
Haythorne, NJ
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Maker Directional Pointer (1 Mile) to Spring Valley Airport Painted on Roof of Schack Industries, Inc. Building #3. Roosevelt & Elias Streets, Spring Valley, NY We've been to the Moon - and beyond  
1919 Schack Glass Industries Low Bed Done truck custom built to carry large oversize cases of polished plate glass manufactured in Belgium from the docks in New York City to the Schack Glass factory in Spring Valley, - Rockland County, NY. The glass was then unpacked from the wood cases, cut to size and further processed to specifications before installation. Oversize polished plate glass was not manufactured in the United States at that time.

1934 upright glass rack truck plans that would eventually be used for the manufacture of Schack Glass & Metal Industries dry-kiln oak - covered with sheet metal bodies for transportation of sheets of Plate Glass. The first was manufactured for a 2 ton Chevrolet chasis and cab with High-Tork engine (1946 Truck #7). The Dodge truck #8 would be built the following year, followed by 2-1/2 ton Chevrolet truck #14.

There were many modifications since this drawing, but the basic ideas were followed by John VanDenberg & Sons Carrage Makers (horse & buggy -that is) - Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ.

It took 3 months to build each of them. Schack Glass company color was custom made and called "Swift Red" named for the Swift Packing Company trucks. The paint was covered in clear lacquer. The lettering was 14K gold leaf, outlined, and triple shadowed in maroon, black and white. The trucks were re-lacquered every 2 years. Truck # 8 still exists.

1946 Dodge 1-1/2 ton truck #8 when new painted "Swift Red." 1946 Dodge 1-1/2 Ton truck with Custom Built kiln-dried oak bodies for carrying polished plate glass - Built new to military specifications it was among the 1st trucks to be released to companies having military priority by the government as WWII was ending. The truck is still in storage and running. Windshield and side panel glass being installed during WWII into PT (Patrol Torpedo) Boats.by Joseph Schack Glass & Metal Industries, Spring Valley, - Rockland County, NY.
Old siding switch and gatehouse at Spring Valley, N.Y where box cars of glass was offloaded at Schack Glass Co. warehouses. Circa: Early 1900s - 1960s.    
Schack 1920 Schack Glass Co pre-construction copper and glass store front rendering. Circa: Early 1900's. Joseph Schack Glass & Metal Industries Mack Bulldog and White Motor Co trucks loading boxes of window glass at factory Clarksburg, West Va. Circa: 1960s. Winter driving over icy roads in W Va. were treacherous. Since the roads were sanded with readily available coal dust the trucks had to be constantly washed by hand.
Schack Industries - Results of the aftermath of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. The ornamental bronze and glass entrances manufactured by Schack Glass & Metal Industries, Spring Valley, NY. was the only structural element that remained standing after the attack. It was restored and reused in the American Express Building in Battery Park, N.Y. List of Schack Industries international offices. Headquarters: Spring Valley, Rockland County, NY.

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