resize=640,574&ssl=1" alt="Base of Yacht Club Beverages ACL soda bottle, bearing 1966 date code along with older mark. resize=640,574&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7"Base photo of amber Dad’s Root Beer bottle, carrying the “old” Owens-Illinois mark, but with an unusually late 1960 date code! resize=300,258&ssl=1" alt="Base photo of amber Dad's Root Beer bottle, carrying the "old" Owens-Illinois mark, but with an unusually late 1960 date code! " width="300" height="258" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-srcset="https://i0com/ I believe it was instituted sometime in the 2005-2010 period, but I’m not sure.
(Photo courtesy of Taylor Mc Burney)" width="640" height="574" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-srcset="https://i1com/ If anyone has information on exactly what year the mark O-I was first used on their bottles, please contact me!
Owens-Illinois continued to have the great majority of insulators marked with the “HEMINGRAY” brand name, with very few exceptions in later years.
Other brand names used by O-I on insulators include “Lowex” and “Kimble“.
Problems do of course happen, and these can range form items not being listed, pages too slow to load, issues with login and much more.Hemingray was a prolific maker of electrical insulators (of many types and sizes) for power lines, telegraph, telephone and other uses.Within a year or two, most glass insulators produced at Muncie were carrying date codes.(You can use your computer keyboard pressing the “CTRL” and then the “F” buttons, and typing in those keywords to find those comments more quickly.) Recently [July 2013] I have received a photo, submitted by Taylor Mc Burney, showing the base of a Yacht Club Beverages ACL soda bottle, carrying a 1966 date code, but bearing the old logo!This is the very latest instance of use of the “old” O-I mark that I am aware of.