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Toledo, the Glass Capital of the World!

Toledo, the Glass Capital of the World!

Did you know Toledo is the Glass Capital of the WORLD?

Why? It all started in the 19th century when Toledo became a prime location for manufacturing companies to put down their roots!

You might've heard the name Edward Drummond Libbey before. In 1888, Libbey moved his family's company, New England Glass, to Toledo. Today, we know this company as Libbey Glass!

This move set the stage for other glass companies to make their move to Toledo. With Owens-Illinois, Owens-Corning, and Libbey Owens Ford, Toledo began to manufacture all kinds of glass! From glass bottles to flat glass, you can bet that Toledo was making it.

Toledo Honors the Glass City Name

Not only do we have companies manufacturing glass, but Toledo is also home to the Glass Pavilion at TMA where you can find amazing glass collections and live glass blowing demonstrations.

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