Dating glass containers incorporated bottles
Most bottles from the late 1940s into the 1950s and 1960s have two-digit date codes.(For more info, please check out the extensive article by Bill Lockhart and Russ Hoenig; link farther down on this page).since 1965, (and officially known as just “O-I” since 2005), this corporation is currently (2018) 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.
Julian Toulouse (Bottle Makers and their Marks, 1971), states this mark was used beginning in the year 1954.Owens-Illinois continued to have the great majority of insulators marked with the “HEMINGRAY” brand name, with very few exceptions in later years.Other brand names used by O-I on insulators include “Lowex” and “Kimble“.Bottle is your one-stop-shop for bulk glass containers online.We maintain a full, extensive inventory of glass bottles, jars, jugs, and vials in every shape and size imaginable.