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EAST ORANGE, N. J., May 22---Elmer Zelby [sic; should be "Zebley"] Taylor, a pioneer in the paper container industry and a consulting engineer for the Continental Can Company, Inc., of New York, died here Friday at his home, 67 South Munn Avenue, after an illness of three months.

Mr. Taylor, who was a survivor of the Titanic disaster, began manufacturing paper cups in England in 1906 under the firm name of Mono Containers, Ltd., which had factories in ten countries. He designed and manufactured automatic machinery for moisture-proof containers for foods.

In 1910 he founded the Mono Service Company in Newark and in 1945 he sold it to the Continental Can Company, of which it is now the Mono Containers division. Born in Smyrna, Del., Mr. Taylor lived in Philadelphia before going to England to reside. He returned to this country in 1914.

Mr. Taylor crossed the Atlantic sixty times and made two world trips. He was a Mason.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Swann Taylor; two brothers, Gove S. of White Plains, N. Y., and Cyrus Taylor of Winsted, Conn., and a sister, Mrs. Nellie C. Rowland of Smyrna.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) ELMER ZELBY [sic] TAYLOR (New York Times, Monday 23rd May 1949, ref: #2638, published 24 March 2004, generated 27th July 2021 06:24:40 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/elmer-zelby-sic-taylor.html