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
Seagrams. O-I bottle
Commemorative glass
O-I FPD Corrugated Box Plant, Milan, Michigan, Official Opening June 1969.
Soda and mineral water
J. Roberts Codd Patent Bottle. English
Colonial spirits, imported - English
Gardner Collection, 2739.
Niehous press release and manifesto
Manifesto published by Owens-Illinois in a press release in numerous newspapers worldwide as demanded by the kidnappers.
Edward Drummond Libbey
Portrait of Libbey from 1897.
Commemorative glass
O-I Paper Products Division Opening, Chicago plant, Oct. 15, 1959. 1 copy in box 274
Liquor bottle
Bulb neck, called "Ladies Leg" by collectors, European
Medicine bottle
Peptenzyme.
Commemorative glass bottle
O-I Forest Production Plant No. 25, Volney, New York, May 23 1977.
Historical and pictorial flask
For our country. On one side an eagle, the other a flag, probably made at Hammondstown, NJ, by Coffin and Hay, McKearin, prob. G11-54
Bourbon bottle
Special Old Reserve, the American Medical Spirits Co., full pint.
Toledo Sample Display
Overview of displays at the presentation. 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.
Owens-Illinois building construction site
A view of the Owens-Illinois building during early stages of construction, with the Cherry Street bridge and Maumee river in the background.
Erectors
Some erectors 02-20-14.
Owens-Illinois Day (State)
A proclamation of Owens's-Illinois Day (May 22, 1979) signed by Ohio State Governor James A. Rhodes. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Bitters bottle
Lash's, The Original Tonic Laxative Bitters, Lash's Bitters Co., Illinois Glass Co. Made by Illinois Glass Co. on Owens Machine, 2 copies labeled A and B.
Whiskey bottle
Old Blend Whiskey, White Horse Cellar, bottled 1931, White Horse Distillers LTD, bottled in Scotland.
Certification of Subscription
Certificate of Subscription, Owens Bottle-Machine Company
Commemorative glass
O-I Gas City, Indiana 1892-1972, 80th year of Continuous Glassmaking. 2 copies

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