: Attracted by the promotion of a civic group, as well as abundant fuel, Edward Drummond Libbey relocated his glass operation, the Libbey Glass Company, from Massachusetts to Toledo in 1888. His company was renown as a producer of fine art glass. Michael J. Owens, a Libbey Superintendent, developed the first fully automatic bottle-making machine in 1903. His invention revolutionized the industry and helped eliminate child labor in glass factories. The Libbey Glass Company gave Toledo is title of "glass capital of the world." View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07682 Subjects
: Glassworking; Factories; Libbey, Edward Drummond, 1854-1925 Places
: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)