Glass in Northwest Ohio

Arcadia Publishing
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The discovery of natural gas around Findlay in 1886 started an industrial rush in northwest Ohio. Within five years, over 100 glass companies had moved into the region for free gas and railroad connections to the western markets. Unfortunately the gas ran out in just a few years, and many glass companies moved on, but those that stayed changed the nature of the glass industry forever. A brilliant inventor, Michael Owens of Libbey Glass automated the glass-making process after 3,000 years of no change. His automated bottle-making machine changed American life with the introduction of the milk bottle, beer bottle, glass jar, baby bottle, and soda bottle. It also eliminated child labor in the glass factories. Owens also automated the production of fl at glass by 1920. By 1930, over 85 percent of the worlds glass was being produced on the machines of Michael Owens, bestowing the title of Glass Capital of the World upon northwest Ohio.
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About the author

Quentin R. Skrabec Jr. holds a doctorate in manufacturing management and has authored 10 books on industrial industry and operations management. The images featured in this book come from the archives at the University of Toledo, the Toledo Museum, and libraries throughout the region.

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Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
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Published on
Feb 28, 2007
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781439618851
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Industries / Manufacturing
History / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Historical
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Regional
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