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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O-I plant in Germany
Photograph of Owens-Illinois plant in Germany, ca. 1950s.
O-I plant in Venezuela
Photograph of Owens-Illinois plant in Venezuela, ca. 1950s.
Original 1873 work force
The photo shows employees of the original Illinois Glass Co. Plant in 1873. The list is enclosed with the photo and several copies
Owens and Machine
A screenshot from a 1910 Film by Owens-Illinois showing Owens with the machine.
Owens and workers
Michael J. Owens with some workers, wearing a cap or beret.
Owens bottle machines
Bottle machines at the Charleston Plant. The print might have been produced in reverse as the label on the bottom is reversed. Digital imaging software can reverse this image
Owens Family
Michael J. Owens and Molly (Mary) Owens and Hazel.
Owens in Orlando, FL
Owens (in the middle) with William E. Boshart and Paul Welch at a golf game in Orlando, Florida.
Owens with others
Owens (second from left), W. E. Bock, Owens's Chief Engineer (3rd from Left) and others at an unidentified plant. The typed notation by Al G. Smith (July 31, 1977) on the back states that the location might one in Europe (England, Germany, or France) according to retired O-I engineer Irving Reiser.
Owens-Illinois building
A view of the Owens-Illinois building during a later stage as viewed from the Cherry Street bridge.
Owens-Illinois Building
The Owens-Illinois Building from the International Park lagoon. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Owens-Illinois building
A full view of the completed Owen-Illinois building.
Owens-Illinois Building and riverfront
The Owens-Illinois Building with proposed riverfront. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
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.
Owens-Illinois Day (City)
A proclamation of Owens's-Illinois Day (May 22, 1979) signed by Toledo Mayor Doug DeGood. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
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
Parking Garage and Helistop
The garage also features a. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Patent and proprietary medicine
Hood's Sarsa parilla, Lowell, Mass., C.I. Hood and Co. The number 93 on bottom
Patent and proprietary medicine
Dr. Townsend's Sarsaparilla, Albany, NY.
Patent and proprietary medicine
Schenk's Pulmonic Syrup, Philad.

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