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The Glassmakers, Revisited

Jack K. Paquette

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ISBN 10: 1450075436 / ISBN 13: 9781450075435
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Hardcover. 272 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Its corporate name is hardly a household word, yet Owens-Illinois, Inc. , located near a small town in northwestern Ohio, is the worlds largest manufacturer of glass bottles and jars used to provide food, beverages and medicines each day for millions of people around the world. Although the glass containers it produces are among the most modern of packages, the Company is one of Americas oldest business enterprises, able to trace its ancestry back to 1818 and the founding of the New England Glass Company in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Deming Jarves, the nations most famous glassmaker. The venerable Ohio glass company owes its existence today to the innovative genius of Michael J. Owens, the inventor of a revolutionary machine to blow bottles automatically, and the business acumen of his boss, Edward D. Libbey. Their story, and that of the nine other men who perpetuated the industrial giant Owens and Libbey established, is told here by a historian and businessman who has been a student of the glass industry for nearly six decades. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781450075435

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Its corporate name is hardly a household word, yet Owens-Illinois, Inc., located near a small town in northwestern Ohio, is the world?s largest manufacturer of glass bottles and jars used to provide food, beverages and medicines each day for millions of people around the world.
Although the glass containers it produces are among the most modern of packages, the Company is one of America?s oldest business enterprises, able to trace its ancestry back to 1818 and the founding of the New England Glass Company in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Deming Jarves, the nation?s most famous glassmaker.
The venerable Ohio glass company owes its existence today to the innovative genius of Michael J. Owens, the inventor of a revolutionary machine to blow bottles automatically, and the business acumen of his boss, Edward D. Libbey. Their story, and that of the nine other men who perpetuated the industrial giant Owens and Libbey established, is told here by a historian and businessman who has been a student of the glass industry for nearly six decades.

About the Author: Historian Jack Paquette retired as vice president and assistant to the chairman of Owens-Illlinois after 33 years of service to that company. Author of three other books on the history of the glass industry, he also has written a widely acclaimed memoir about growing up in the Great Depression.

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Title: The Glassmakers, Revisited

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Binding: Hardcover

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Book Type: Hardcover

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