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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Liquor bottle
Dutch, with cork.
List of names
List of names (by row and in numerical order) of people appearing on the 1873 company photo. the text on the paper has faded
Lunar observatory booklet for Cer-Vit material
Booklet proposing that when a lunar observatory is created, it should be made with O-I product Cer-Vit to withstand the drastic temperature changes on the moon.
Madison Jefferson Corridor
Aerial view of the Madison-Jefferson Corridor. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Medicine bottle
The Sayman Products are Supreme, Dr. T.M. Sayman, St. Louis, Mo.
Medicine bottle
Peptenzyme.
Medicine bottle
Rawleigh's.
Medicine bottle
R.R.R. Radway and Co., New York.
Memorandum
A memo accompanying the binder with photograph of Seagate four, by Ruth Manges to Mrs. Dorothy Keller. intra-company communication
Michael J. Owens
Portrait of Michael J. Owens.
Michael J. Owens
Owens shown with entertainer and monkey. The typed notation says" The famous Mike Owens grin"
Michael Owens and workers
Picture of Michael Owens standing with some workers from one of his factories.
Milk jar
Sheffield.
Mineral water bottle
City Bottling Works, Tol. O. The C.B.W on bottom, cork inside
Nasal douche w/box
No. 89 Bermingham. Fragile
Niehous press release and manifesto
Manifesto published by Owens-Illinois in a press release in numerous newspapers worldwide as demanded by the kidnappers.
Nursing bottle
Burr's Patent Nursing Bottle, patented Nov. 26, 1872. Wasted form, with cylindrical neck and flat collar
O-I plant in Cuba
Aerial 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 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 Germany
Photograph of Owens-Illinois plant in Germany, ca. 1950s.

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