Traveling Highway 395 between Reno or Lake Tahoe and Southern California? Visit my brick-and-mortar space located in Cheshire Antiques, 1423 Highway 395, Gardnerville, Nevada.
Libbey started in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1818. William L. Libbey took over the company in 1878 and renamed it the New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons Props. In 1888, he moved his glass-manufacturing establishment from Massachusetts to Toledo, Ohio. 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. The company still is in business today.