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.

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18th-century glass bottle
18th Century American Glassmakers, gin or case bottle, English or American
Apothecary bottle
Apothecary bottle w/stopper
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation of Owens Bottle-Machine Company
Artist's rendering of One Seagate
Artist's rendering of the new Owens-Illinois headquarters, One Seagate.
Beer bottle
Fredericksburg Bottling Co, Lager Beer, S.F.
Beer bottle
Beck's Beer, Bremen, Germany.
Beer bottle (No Refill)
Strom's Beer. O-I M-2 C 77 4
Beer bottle with wire lock cap
Hoster, Columbus Oh.
Bitters bottle
Lash's, The Original Tonic Laxative Bitters, Lash's Bitters Co., Illinois Glass Co. Made by Illinois Glass Co. on Owens Machine, 2 copies labeled A and B.
Bitters bottle
Electric Brand Bitters, H.E. Bucklew and Co., Chicago, ILL. Number 2 on bottom; out of focus
Bitters bottle
Pineapple Bitters, Whitney Glass. diamond pattern
Bitters bottle
Doyles Hop Bitters, 1872.
Bitters bottle
Old Sachem Bitters and Wigwam Tonic.
Bitters bottle, rectangular cross section, sloping
Dr. Ko H's Wild Cheery Bitters. Label is torn, not sure of name
Blowing Glass
Blowing glass at Illinois Glass Co., Alton, Ill. handwritten notation on the back says "date unknown"
Bottle decanter with cork
Pablo Maggiora, La Flor de Italia, Tijuana. Signature at top is Anise/Chadefaux Fres.
Bourbon bottle
Special Old Reserve, the American Medical Spirits Co., full pint.
C. L. Department
The C. L. Department.

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