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(Photo courtesy of Taylor Mc Burney)" width="640" height="574" srcset="https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /Base photo of amber Dad’s Root Beer bottle, carrying the “old” Owens-Illinois mark, but with an unusually late 1960 date code! " data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="wp-image-2112 size-medium" title="Base photo of amber "Dad's Root Beer" bottle, carrying the "old" Owens-Illinois mark, but with an unusually late 1960 date code!
since 1965, (and officially known as just “O-I” since 2005), this corporation is currently (2013) one of the largest manufacturers of glass containers in the world, if not THE largest. currently operates 19 glass manufacturing facilities within North America.
They are located in: Atlanta, Georgia; Auburn, New York; Brockway (Brockport), Pennsylvania [2 plants]; Ringgold, Virginia; Lapel, Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Muskogee, Oklahoma; Oakland, California; Portland, Oregon; Streator, Illinois; Toano, Virginia; Tracy, California; Waco, Texas; Zanesville, Ohio; Lexington, North Carolina; Windsor, Colorado; and in Canada: Montreal, Quebec and Brampton, Ontario.
(You can use your computer keyboard pressing the “CTRL” and then the “F” buttons, and typing in those keywords to find those comments more quickly.) Recently [July 2013] I have received a photo, submitted by Taylor Mc Burney, showing the base of a Yacht Club Beverages ACL soda bottle, carrying a 1966 date code, but bearing the old logo!many of the liquor flasks made by Owens-Illinois have the “Diamond and Oval with an I” logo embossed sideways on the base of the container.You can find more info on those bottle base variations by searching the internet with the phrase “liquor bottle permit numbers”.The diamond/oval/I mark is by far the most common identification mark on glass containers found in trash dump sites in the United States from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.(The second most common mark encountered is probably that of the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company.) Owens-Illinois took over operation of the Hemingray Glass Company factory, located in Muncie, Indiana, in 1933.