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.
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
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