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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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.
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
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
Jug
One gallon.
Libbey at his Ojai Estate
Libbey on horseback at his Ojai Estate. Copies of this photo date it back to 1910-1925
Libbey employees
Libbey employees - 1890. Libbey glass workers - front row includes children
Libbey employees
Libbey glass workers - 1902.
Lunar observatory booklet for Cer-Vit material
Booklet proposing that when a lunar observatory is created, it should be made with O-I product Cer-Vit to withstand the drastic temperature changes on the moon.
Memorandum
A memo accompanying the binder with photograph of Seagate four, by Ruth Manges to Mrs. Dorothy Keller. intra-company communication
Michael J. Owens
Portrait of Michael J. Owens.
Michael J. Owens
Owens shown with entertainer and monkey. The typed notation says" The famous Mike Owens grin"

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