The official name was changed in to Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company. Kerr is most well known as producers of several kinds of fruit jars used for home canning. They also produced large quantities of other types of glass containers, especially in later years. The Kerr glass plants were bought by Ball Corporation in , Ball later left the glass container business altogether, and sold the plants to Saint-Gobain Containers.
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See list of 19 currently operating glass container plants in North America, farther down on this page. Several trademarks have been used over the years by Owens-Illinois. Shown on this page are pictures of typical trademark variations used on their containers, especially during the early years. Most of the pics show the first and most widely recognized mark used beginning in As pictured, it can vary slightly from one container to another.
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One prominent observer noted that " In general, food bottles have not inspired as much interest from collectors the source of a large majority of bottle reference books as other categories. Thus, foods have received a relatively limited amount of research in comparison to the relative commonness of the type.
Manitowoc Daily Herald. March 8, In , the company introduced the Mirro line of goods. Wisconsin Magazine of History , vol. Two Rivers Reporter.