The interior of the Rochester Tumbler Works in Rochester, PA.
The Rochester Tumbler Company was formed in 1872 by H. C. Fry, who also served as its first president. The company's Rochester, PA factory, known as the Rochester Tumbler Works, produced blown and pressed glass, and was known for advancements that it made in glass production, including the use of natural gas for heating operations. It was also one of the first companies to specialize in manufacturing one item - tumblers. The factory was destroyed by fire on February 12, 1901.