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These are three different 1950 magazine advertisements for Libbey Glass Co., a division of Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio. All three are full page 9 3/4" by 12 3/4", the first being in full color promoting the Currier & Ives Hostess Sets. The second picture is the "Coin-cut Classic" pattern and the third picture is the "Crystal Leaf" pattern.
The Libbey Glass Company was one of the largest glass manufacturers in the United States of America during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Libbey Glass Company produced bottles, containers, and window glass. The firm was best known for its cut glass. The Libbey Glass Company became even more profitable after Michael Owens, an inventor from Newark, Ohio, joined the firm. Owens developed a machine that could automatically produce bottles, tumblers, and glass chimneys. This invention dramatically increased production. Thanks to the efforts of the Libbey Glass Company, Toledo became known as "the glass capital of the world" during the early 1900s. The company remains in operation in the twenty-first century. In 2004, it was the United States' largest manufacturer of glass dinnerware, with plants in Louisiana, California, and Ohio, as well as in the Netherlands.