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titleLibbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, 1851-1989.
locationUniversity of Toledo
collection titleAdministrative Records include: corporate record books from Edward Ford Plate Glass Company (1899-1930), Toledo Glass Company (1895-1931), Libbey-Owens Glass Company (1916-1933), also annual reports from Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (1930-1982), and the Pilkington Group (1988- ). Corporate File Records deal primarily with contracts and subsidiaries.

Publications series includes speeches, papers, and research materials created by employees of Libbey-Owens-Ford. Company publications consist primarily of newsletters, including Batch (1939-1941), Glassic (1939-1983), L.O.F. News and Views (1944-1953), L.O.F. News (1954-1961), OLO Echoes (1953, 1961), L.O.F. Newsletter (1969-1974), and the Shield (1970-1980). Also includes bibliographies and other publications on glass manufacturing, advertising, and history. Largest series consists of materials on sales and promotion at Libbey-Owens-Ford.

Includes subject files, files on distributors and dealers of Libbey- Owens-Ford products, press releases issued by the company, and advertising scrapbooks. Bulk of series consists of "Glass at Work" files on actual applications of Libbey-Owens-Ford products. "Glass at Work" files are separated into catagories: commercial buildings, commercial storefronts, public buildings, and residential applications. Divisions and Products series consists of files with documents and photographs. Plants series documents Libbey-Owens-Ford factories in United States and internationally. Final series includes glass plate negatives, photographs, and scrapbooks on Irving Wightman Colburn's experiments with the mechanization of flat glass manufacture (ca. 1900-1920).

Bio/History:
Manufacturer of glass products based in Toledo Ohio since 1888. Incorporated and changed name to Toledo Glass in 1895. Formed Libbey-Owens Sheet Glass Company in 1916. Merged with Ford Plate Glass Company to become Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company in 1930. Became a subsidiary of the Pilkington Group of Great Britain in 1989.
extent80 linear ft.
formatsAdministrative Records Business Papers Correspondence Inventories
accessOpen
record linkhttp://library.utoledo.edu/canaday/mssguide/mss-066.html
record sourcehttp://utmost.cl.utoledo.edu/
finding aidOnline and in repository.
acquisition informationReceived from Libbey-Owens-Ford Company in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1996, and 1998.
updated01/28/2019 15:36:10
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titleOwens-Illinois, Inc., Company Records (MSS-200)
locationUniversity of Toledo
collection titleThe records of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company range from formal minutes of the company’s board of directors to personal photos of individuals involved with the company’s history. The materials date from 1851 to the present, and include documents on a multi-national leader in the glass industry, L-O-F’s parent company, Pilkington plc. Major figures in the corporate entity include Edward Ford (1843-1920), Michael Joseph Owens (1859-1923), and Edward Drummond Libbey (1854-1925).
extent406 linear feet & 77 bound oversize volumes
formatsBusiness Papers Administrative Records Legal Papers Financial Records Ephemera
accessOpen
record linkhttp://www.utoledo.edu/library/canaday/findingaids1/MSS-066.doc
record sourcehttp://utmost.cl.utoledo.edu/
finding aidIn repository and on repository's Web site:<http://www.utoledo.edu/library/canaday/findingaids1/MSS-200.doc>
acquisition informationOwens-Illinois
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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