1962 year in review; OI events listed

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Glass Review Glass Factory Directory Issue

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
p. 8-9,11-16, col. 1

News Highlights of 1962


...a month-by-month review of happenings

in the American glass industry during

1962, as recorded in the pages of



Owens-Illinois forms Italian subsidiary, Kimble Italiana, S.pA., to manufacture glass tubing at new plant near Milan, Italy.

Kimble Glass Company, O-I subsidiary, reduces prices of its "Thinlite Curtain Wall" system.


Corning Glass Works, Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, and Owens-Illinois Glass Company joins 20 industrial firms to underwrite a three-year research program ar Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio.


Kimble Glass Company, subsidiary of Owens-Illinois, develops new television picture rube system, called Kimcode. which excludes need for implosion plate. New method is claimed to offer significant savings in weight, flexibility, and manufacturing costs.

Carl R. Megowen, chairman of the executive committee of Owens-Illinois Glass Company, dies following a heart attack.



Kimble Glass Company makes reproduction of antique glassware for the New Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Irutirute, Washington, D.C

Defense General Supply Center. Richmond, Va., awards contracts for glass products to Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Glass Products, Inc., and Owens-Illinois Glass Company.


Libbey Glass Division of O-I formally dedicates first major table glassware plant built west of the Rocky Mountains. California Lt. Governor Glenn Anderson officiates at opening of the new facility at City of Industry, Calif.


Kimble Italiana, Italian subsidiary of Owens-Illinois Glass Company, purchases factory in Pisa that manufactures glass tubes.

William E. Levis, retired chairman of the board of Owens-Illinois Glass Company, dies after a heart attack.


Keywords:Hemingray : Owens-Illinois Glass Company : Kimble Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 4, 2012 by: Bob Stahr;