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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Whiskey bottle
Black label liqueur Scots Whiskey, Scotia Distillers Ltd., Glasgow and London. The number 293 followed by R 6 and VGD on bottom
Whiskey bottle
Huntly Bottling Stores, Glasgow No. 1926 Slater Rogers and Co., Ltd.
Whiskey bottle
O-I bottle, diamond pattern
Whiskey bottle
Seagrams. O-I bottle
Whiskey bottle
Old Blend Whiskey, White Horse Cellar, bottled 1931, White Horse Distillers LTD, bottled in Scotland.
Whiskey bottle
Star Whiskey, New York. W.B. Crowell, Jr. Example of the earliest private brand whiskey container. Thought to have been originally produced in the 1850's. Recreation was hand blown in mold made from the original decanter by O-I glass blowers in Belgium. Handle and spout
Whiskey bottle
Robbie Burns Pure Scotch Whiskey, R.H. Thomson and Co., Leith, Scotland.
Whiskey bottle
Wright and Taylor Distillers, Louisville, KY. Full quart, registered, ABC on bottom
Whiskey bottle
Old Orkney Scotch Whiskey, McConnell's Distillery Co. Proprietors, Stromness Dist., Orkney Scotland.
Whiskey or spirits bottle
E.G. Booz Log Cabin Whiskey. Made by Whitney Glass
Whiskey or spirits bottle
Paul Jones Pure Rye Louisville, Kentucky.
Wine bottle or jug
Looks like hand blown, 2 copies
Work force and furnace
Workers of the first Illinois Glass Co. in front of the plant's furnace. handwritten notation on the back says "World force in first Illinois Glass Co. plant [Alton] gathers around the plant's lone furnace, ca. 1902

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