history of the window glass industry of the United States as well
as throughout all countries of the world where window glass is
The Toledo Glass Company immediately began the
erection of a very complete experimental, one-machine plant at Toledo,
Ohio, beginning operations in November, 1913. They soon found that
there was much to be done and still much to learn in order to perfect
As close as The Toledo Glass Company was to
success during 1915, the late Mr. James Chambers, who might well be called
he father of the American window glass industry, was practically the
only manufacturer who had faith in the ultimate success of the process.
Practically all others who were privileged to witness the two years'
experiments at Toledo was not backward in stating that Mr. Libbey,
Mr. Owens an their associated were foolish in spending such sums of money