Glimpse into the Past; Owens-Illinois history

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8,12-13, col. 1

A Glimpse into the Past


In this, the 350th anniversary year of the start of glass manufacturing in America, the 1958 Glass Factory Directory Issue of the AMERICAN GLASS REVIEW gives emphasis to the rich tradition of the industry by presenting capsule histories of some of the oldest and best-known manufacturers in the business. The selection of companies is a random one and is not intended to be complete or in any way representative of the industry's present-day line-up.

Owens-Illinois Glass Company


Another giant of the glass industry, O-I traces its beginnings to the purchase in 1929 by the Owens Bottle Company of the assets of the Illinois Glass Company. Illinois Glass was the older of the two firms, hav