Owens-Illinois, Inc., Company Records, MSS-200

This large collection of records encompasses the entire history of Owens-Illinois, Inc. Included is a large historical bottle collection, as well as photos, annual reports, sales, and marketing catalogs for the various brands owned by Owens-Illinois, Inc.; the personal papers of various Owens-Illinois, Inc. executives; illustrations of various Owens-Illinois, Inc. plants; and audio-visual materials. The collection also includes information pertaining to the numerous companies that have either been incorporated into or created from Owens-Illinois, Inc., including the Owens Bottle Company, Owens Bottle Machine Company, National Container, Libbey-Owens-Ford, and Illinois-Pacific Glass.

Collection finding aid

Pages

Apothecary bottle
Apothecary bottle w/stopper
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation of Owens Bottle-Machine Company
Bitters bottle, rectangular cross section, sloping
Dr. Ko H's Wild Cheery Bitters. Label is torn, not sure of name
Bourbon bottle
Special Old Reserve, the American Medical Spirits Co., full pint.
C. L. Department
The C. L. Department.
Chemical bottle
Van Scoy Chemical Co., Serial No. 8795, Mt. Gilead, Ohio.
Downtown Revitalization
A map showing areas of the Downtown Revitalization plan. The date of revision is 4-1-82; the map is part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Drafting room
Owens-Illinois drafting room. Handwriting in the back: Richard LaFrance (front) in new drafting room of Owens Bottle Machine Co. about 1905. Building at 982 Wall Street, a newer drafting room was built later when original Owens plan at 982 Wall Street burned in 1912, but the red brick building in front of plant still stands. Man in the rear is Dave Smith.
Duraglass containers advertisement
Advertisement for soda bottled in Duraglas containers, produced by Owens-Illinois, from The Saturday Evening Post.
Edward and Florence Libbey
Edward and his wife Florence Libbey.
Edward and Florence Libbey
Photograph of Edward Drummond Libbey and his wife, Florence Scott Libbey, founders of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Edward Drummond Libbey
Portrait of Libbey from 1897.
Edward Drummond Libbey
Portrait of Libbey.
Glass jug
Compliments of Illinois Glass Co. Rotary International. O-I bottle
Government Center
The government center that houses city, county, and state offices under one roof. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Groundbreakers at the construction site
A gathering of groundbreakers. The photo was included in a press release by the Owens-Illinois News Bureau staff John E. Hoff
Historical and pictorial flasks
Lafayette-Liberty Corp., Coventry Conn.
Illinois Glass Co. Employees
Office employees of Illinois Glass Co. handwritten notation on the back dates this photo to 1895

Pages