Owens glass, volume 1
[Owens Bottle Company, volume 1]
There are 3 slightly different versions of the first film. Versions include the first and second films on this video and footage from [Owens bottle machines, vol. 2].
In 1962, Owens-Illinois showed a film "Mike Owens-Glass machine pioneer" [1910?] at the International Congress on Glass, which shows Owens with the first machine for automatically producing bottles. This recording presumably is the same footage.
Three different films combined on this video regarding the Owens bottle machine.
There is similar footage in other videos: Molten magic (BIB# 61969); Owens-Illinois Fire & sand (BIB# 74499); and the Innovation Center, tape 3 (BIB# 71148). CMoG used footage from the Owens-Illinois archives to make the video shown in the Innovation Center Vessels Gallery.
Loaned to CMoG ca. 1997, the original film is owned by Owens-Illinois Archives Dept. Sax Communications produced a master video (CMG 28). All requests to obtain copies of this footage must be addressed to the Public Relations Dept. of Owens-Illinois; CMoG does not have the rights to provide this footage to others.
Designated title is descriptive of the contents; "Owens Glass, volume 1" and "Owens Bottle Company, volume 1" are titles Sax Communications used for this recording.
Michael J. Owens movie #2, shows making bottles by hand and then the early model Owens bottle machine (1910?). Both wine bottles and jars are being made. This is probably the 10 arm machine installed at Fairmont, WV. This film ends with unrelated footage of 4 men standing together in some sort of tribute to Owens, probably recorded in the 1950s. (3 min.)
Mike Owens movie (unmarked), begins with same footage as in the first segment: making bottles by hand and then the Owens Automatic Machine, in a production of colorless bottles. (6 min.)
Forming Owens A.T. Operation. "Historical machine with hand take out", filmed Sept. 18, 1951. In color. (10 min.)