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  • 17-48 Glass Capital 17-48 Glass Capital
  • 17-48 Edward D. Libbey 17-48 Edward D. Libbey
  • 17-48 The Marker is for this building which used to be the headquarters for Libbey-Owens-Ford which is now part of Pilkington. 17-48 The Marker is for this building which used to be the headquarters for Libbey-Owens-Ford which is now part of Pilkington.
  • 17-48 The building at 811 Madison Ave in downtown Toledo now belongs to the Hylant Group. 17-48 The building at 811 Madison Ave in downtown Toledo now belongs to the Hylant Group.
  • 17-48 The Marker is gone at this site. A building security officer informed me that LOF removed the Marker when the building was sold. Its location is not known. 17-48 The Marker is gone at this site. A building security officer informed me that LOF removed the Marker when the building was sold. Its location is not known.
  • 17-48 Glass Capital marker 17-48 Glass Capital marker
  • 17-48 Glass Capital marker, Libbey building in background 17-48 Glass Capital marker, Libbey building in background
  • 17-48 The Marker is now infront of the Libbey and Toledo Edison buildings in downtown Toledo. 17-48 The Marker is now infront of the Libbey and Toledo Edison buildings in downtown Toledo.
  • 17-48 The Marker at its new location at Madison and N. St. Clair 17-48 The Marker at its new location at Madison and N. St. Clair
  • 17-48 Marker Back 17-48 Marker Back
  • 17-48 Marker Front 17-48 Marker Front
Title, side A
The Glass Capital
Text, side A
Attracted by the promotion of a civic group, as well as abundant fuel, Edward Drummond Libbey relocated his glass operation 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.
Text, side B
In 1899 Edward Ford established his quality plate glass factory upriver and developed Rossford as a model company town. Locally developed innovations include glass tubing, sheet window glass, and fiber glass. In the twentieth century Toledo has served as corporate headquarters for Owens-Illinois (1929), Libbey-Owens-Ford (1930), and Owens-Corning Fiberglass (1938).
Location
Madison and 240th St.