Fire King Facts At Mamaís Treasures The Anchor Hocking company evolved from a small company in operation in the early 1900ís. The Ohio Flint glass Company of Lancaster, Ohio was headed by Isaac J. Collins
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - The Anchor Hocking company evolved from a small company in operation in the early 1900ís. The Ohio Flint glass Company of Lancaster, Ohio was headed by Isaac J. Collins, a man of vision, who shaped the future of what would later become Anchor Hocking. Collins soon acquired the Lancaster Carbon company. Out of the merger of these two companies came the Hocking Glass Company, a name derived from itís location near the
In 1937, the Hocking glass company merged with the Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation, and the Anchor Hocking Glass Company was born. the company mass
produced tableware. With the developement of a glass substance that would not crack, the successful production of ovenware began.
The Fire-King line began in 1942. From this line came excellent examples of dinnerware in colorful patterns. The dinnerware came in Milk Glass, Jade-ite, Copper
Lustre, Pink Swirl and Turquoise Blue. The company also produced a variety of bowls in different colors from cereal bowls to one handled soup bowls.
Fire-King kitchenware made itís mark with exciting patterns and unusual shapes in mixing bowls. the tall splash proof bowls and the Swedish Modern mixing bowls proved to be useful as well as eye catching. Along with sets of mixing bowls, Anchor Hocking provided sets with salt and pepper shakers and grease jars. These sets have become some of the most collectible pieces of kitchenware to own. The patterns were done in Tulips,
Apples, Red Dots, Black Dots, Pastel Stripes or Rainbow and one called Modern Tulip. Of the clear glass products, the Sapphire Blue Ovenware is most sought after by the
For collectors who wish to stray from the dinnerware, kitchenware, and ovenware, the Fire-King mark often appears in unexpected places. For example, Anchor Hocking produced souvenir items in the milk glass with the Fire-King mark. Lamps, planters, and ashtrays are only a few examples of items bearing the Fire-King mark.
The Fire-King line was produced until the late 1970s. Anchor Hocking did produce items commemmorating Fire-Kingís 50th Anniversary in 1992. The collector has a wide variety of items fromwhich to choose. To learn more these facts and many more can be found in the book ďAn Unauthorized Guide to Fire-King Glasswares,Ē by Monica Clements and Patricia Clements, Schiffer, 1999.
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