Thursday, August 21, 2014

Almost 200 Years: Libbey Glass


Libbey Corporation has its roots in East Cambridge, Massachusetts as the New England Glass Company. In 1887 William Libbey took over the company, renamed it (New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons, Props) and in 1888 Edward Libbey (presumably one of the "sons") moved the company to Toledo, Ohio to take advantage of the abundance of natural gas and high quality sand.  In 1892 the company became simply The Libbey Glass Company.  Though Libbey became part of Owens-Illinois in 1935, it became an independent public company in 1993 (NYSE:LBY)


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