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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Ike Effingham began working at Owens-Illinois in the early forties and retired in 1984. He was employed primarily in the machine repair department, which he describes in detail in the course of the interview. Mr. Effingham also explains the physical history of the factory, from the times of the Charles Boldt Glass Company until the present. He was involved with the Glass Bottle Blower's union throughout his career and was the president of the local for the years 1966-1970. The interviewer encouraged Mr.Effingham to talk about the history of the union and various events and issues concerning the labor history of the factory; he did so at length and in detail.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-512.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-512, Huntington, WV.