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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Beer bottle
Fredericksburg Bottling Co, Lager Beer, S.F.
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.
Commemorative Glass
United Crusade of Mercy, We Care. VA 8-69 Per. D. Hanley
Flask
Concentric Ring Eagle, handmade reproduction of historical flask made by New England Glass. O-I 1973
Owens-Illinois building
A view of the Owens-Illinois building during a later stage as viewed from the Cherry Street bridge.
Patent medicine bottle
Bonheaur's Foaming Quinine Tonic, The Bonheaur Co., Syracuse, N.Y.
Groundbreaking
CEO Edwin D. Dodd and others at the groundbreaking ceremony. The shovel is a part of the Canaday Center collections
Medicine bottle
The Sayman Products are Supreme, Dr. T.M. Sayman, St. Louis, Mo.
Commemorative bottle
20th GCD Plant, O-I #24 Mansfield, Mass. 2/24/75. 3 copies in Box 251; 1 copy in Box 266; 3 copies in Box 331. A total of 7,200 were produced.
O-I plant in Cuba
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.
O-I plant in Venezuela
Photograph of Owens-Illinois plant in Venezuela, ca. 1950s.
Ink bottle
Carters. Carters 10 G-101
Flask
Erven Lucas Bols.
Parking Garage and Helistop
The garage also features a. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Toledo Trust
The new headquarters of Toledo Trust. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Liquor bottle
O-I bottle, Des. Pat. 80567
Owens-Illinois Day (City)
A proclamation of Owens's-Illinois Day (May 22, 1979) signed by Toledo Mayor Doug DeGood. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Milk jar
Sheffield.
Commemorative glass
"O-I Atlanta Plant Official Opening GCD". 1958 ",colorless"

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