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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Liquor bottle
178 on bottom.
Soda and mineral water
Congress and Empire Spring Co., Saratoga, NY, Congress Water.
Madison Jefferson Corridor
Aerial view of the Madison-Jefferson Corridor. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Food or laboratory jar
Top has a flat glass lid, metal strip closure. Pat. 1939, 18 OI 3 15
List of names
List of names (by row and in numerical order) of people appearing on the 1873 company photo. the text on the paper has faded
Whiskey bottle
Black label liqueur Scots Whiskey, Scotia Distillers Ltd., Glasgow and London. The number 293 followed by R 6 and VGD on bottom
Prescription ware w/screw on cap
A-4524. Copy B, 7-275B 1
O-I plant in Cuba
Aerial photograph of Owens-Illinois plant in Cuba, ca. 1950s. While many of the company's overseas ventures were successful, the Cuban operations were lost during the Castro revolution in 1959.
Toledo Sample Display
Designs for American Home Products, H. J. Heinz Co., Best Foods Incorporated, and Park Davis Co. The photographs in this subseries come from the General Service Department/Design Division report on the Toledo Sample Display at the Branch and Plant Managers' Meetings held in Toledo in December 15 through 17, 1940.
Commemorative glass
Inauguration de la Nueva Planta, de Owens-Illinois, de Cura, S.A. en San Jose de las Lajas, Junio 15 de 1956.
Libbey employees
Libbey employees - 1890. Libbey glass workers - front row includes children
United Fruit Co. bottle
United Fruit Co., Guatemala. diamond pattern, G-15086
Wine bottle or jug
Looks like hand blown, 2 copies
Original 1873 work force
The photo shows employees of the original Illinois Glass Co. Plant in 1873. The list is enclosed with the photo and several copies
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
Fancy and figure bottle
Shaped like a train, generally used for candy
Flask
Coffin or shoo fly, collar is broad with a slight rounded reinforcing ring below, base slightly concave is plain. American. Good condition
Mineral water bottle
City Bottling Works, Tol. O. The C.B.W on bottom, cork inside

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