Molten glass at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company   Save
Molten glass at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company
Description: Note affixed to the pictures reads in type: "This interesting photo shows a pot of molten glass being removed from one of the ovens in the huge Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company's factory in Toledo." Photograph shows large machinery at work in the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company in Toledo Ohio. A man holds onto a handle of a 20-plus foot steel clamp as he pulls a crucible of molten glass out of the oven. The Libbey–Owens–Ford Company (LOF) was a producer of flat glass for the automotive and building products industries both for original equipment manufacturers and for replacement use. The company's headquarters and main factories were located in Toledo, Ohio. The company was formed by the merger of Libbey-Owens' flat-glass operation with the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company, both located in Toledo, in 1930. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B07F07_032_1
Subjects: Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company--History; Glass industry--United States--1920-1950; Glass manufacture--Ohio--Toledo--History
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)