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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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.
Duraglass containers advertisement
Advertisement for soda bottled in Duraglas containers, produced by Owens-Illinois, from The Saturday Evening Post.
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.
Erectors
Some erectors 02-20-14.
Fancy and figure bottle
Shaped like a train, generally used for candy
Fancy and figure bottle
George Washington, designed by George Smith, Jr., for the Olean Glass Co., of Olean, N.Y. and patented February 25, 1936.
Figure and novelty bottle
Standard Per'f Wk's, Patented Nov. 6, 1888. Shaped like a revolver
Figure bottle
Bust of George Washington figure bottle, originally in 1870's, but maybe a reproduction of 20 century origin. Condition-good.
Figure bottle
Shaped like a 17th or 18th century pistol. Hand blown in a mold-leaf like decoration. Probably European origin. Toulouse Collection.
Flask
Coffin or shoo fly, collar is broad with a slight rounded reinforcing ring below, base slightly concave is plain. American. Good condition
Flask
Concentric Ring Eagle, handmade reproduction of historical flask made by New England Glass. O-I 1973
Flask
Erven Lucas Bols.
Flask
Emblem: 2 stars and a "J" in a circle.

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