I believe it was even later, as the same situation occurred with a bottle from 1943. Another of the great features of this catalog is that it includes scores of art deco type bottles scattered throughout the various bottle types. Michael Owens learned glass making in Wheeling. The company had four other factories: 1 in Toledo, 2 in Huntington, 3 in Fairmont and 4 in Clarksburg, When they merged with Illinois Glass Company in 1930 they added 13 more factories to the empire and built 16 more in succeeding years. The Blake bottle at the left is taken from the Corning Life Science Catalog presently online and as you can see is identical to that of the 1930s Owens bottles shown in the catalog pages and similar to the earlier Blake bottle shown at the right which is a Park Davis Co. I was told that back in the day before garbage pick-up, people would designate various holes in the furthest part of the yard from their house and put their garbage in them. Old familiar shapes again become popular along with newly designed containers more in keeping with modern packaging trends.
These bottles seem to have been used for liquids, cosmetic products,. I think that the system was begun at Owens because of the number of 2s, 3s, 4, and 6s which we find on Owens glass in the left position. But all of the list I have seen indicate that the Portland, Oregon Owens-Illinois glass plant did not begin operation until 1960. Each glass making company has their own method of labeling their products. I hope you find this information helpful. But I hear ya and agree there is some confusion regarding all of this stuff. At that time, there was nothing on this lot.
If it is a year code, the thickness of the glass and the lack of a period after the 9 suggests a manufacturing date of 1939. I am unsure of whether or not this particular example follows the general trend of date code to the right of the symbol. Note: This index is useful but a bit hard to use. It makes sense they would have designed a new mark for the new company. I even found a photo that shows part of our lot in 1927.
It has an amazing amount of information that I would be happy to share with anyone who has a specific question they cannot find elsewhere. So, when did Owens-Illinois realize their date code system was flawed? This article is available at the following link: All of the pages of the 1933 O-I bottle catalog are hyperlinked below in the order they appear in the catalog an exception noted for File 11. My sources are listed below, feel free to check them out yourself for more information on the subject. The file numbered hot links below also has a brief description of the general subject matter of that grouping of catalog pages. By the 1960s one machine could make 2500 bottles per hour! You know better than most that a culinary experience is equal parts purity and presentation.
Mark is confirmed on a clear druggist bottle with date code of 1947. According to Wikipedia, approximately one out of every two glass containers made worldwide is made by O-I, its affiliates, or its licenses. Because there were more Owens-Illinois glass plants than any other? I've come across bottles with an undotted 1 to the right of the logo. By 1919, the firm had begun to manufacture bottles, and the company changed its name to the Owens Bottle Company. He was convinced that a machine could suck thick, molten glass from a rotating pot directly into its molds. In 1929, the Owens Bottle Co.
Made at plant 3 in 1934. And our passion is helping you deliver products in their truest, freshest, most flavorful form, which makes us an ideal partner for small craft beverage makers. In addition some of the designs offered would have been the exclusive property of Owens-Illinois. Numerous companies either formed in or relocated to Toledo, including the New England Glass Company, which relocated to Toledo in 1888. Now, I know from the use of the symbol on the glass that both pieces pre-date the mid-1950s, but is there a way to narrow that down? The most significant advance in glass production in over 2,000 years. Welcome to O-I On Demand, home of pure, iconic glass bottles. So there are still a few unanswered questions as you can see.
The factory dates are as follows: Owens Bottle Company Owens-Illinois Glass Company Huntington 2 1919-1929 1930-c. Author reserves the right to update this information as appropriate. Blake bottles, like those shown above were designed with wide flat faces to stack tightly against one another so as to completely and efficiently fill up a shelf. Resources became limited as many industries focused on manufacturing supplies to support the war effort. Owens sought to invent a machine that could manufacture glass bottles, rather than having to rely on skilled laborers, greatly speeding up the manufacturing process.
The symbols, therefore, are quite faded. However, this next piece of glass is not so easy. For example; I have often wondered. Some were totally in-tact, others were just pieces I found and taped together. It was the Donald Duck tumbler in particular that got me to wondering about the catalog's date. I do not mention this to challenge anyone, nor to shed the least bit of doubt on Bill Lockhart's extensive research, but rather as another example of a long list of as yet unanswered questions. The information from his emails follows slightly edited : Bill Thank you for the speedy reply.