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Anchor Hocking

Serving Bowl, Anchor Hocking, Sandwich, Depression Glass, Vintage

Serving Bowl, Anchor Hocking, Sandwich, Depression Glass, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Glass Bowl, Sandwich Pattern by Anchor Hocking, (Discontinued)
  • Made in USA by Anchor Hocking
  • Vintage:  1939 - 1964
  • Details:  This is a very nice depression glass serving bowl made by Anchor Hocking in one of their oldest patterns, "Sandwich", and it is highly collectible.  It is known by the  multi petal flower (or double outline) and ornate scroll motif with the space between filled with stippling (tiny raised dots).   The "Sandwich" pattern was made by many different manufacturers, some of the best known are: Anchor Hocking, Duncan & Miller, Indiana Glass, and Westmoreland Glass.  All their patterns look very similar but with slight variations.  If you collect the Sandwich pattern, we hope this is a great find.  If you're just looking for a pretty bowl, this one will enhance many table settings.
  • Material:  Pressed Glass
  • Dimensions: 8.5 Long, 2.0 inches Tall
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition, there are no scratches, chips or any defects on this piece, except as acceptable due to age/use/wear.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 

Depression glass is clear or colored translucent machine made glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost, in the United States and Canada around the time of the Great Depression starting in the 1920's but continued past the depression into the 1950's.   Food manufacturers and distributors put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive to purchase. Some movie theaters, gas stations and other businesses handed out pieces as a thank you for shopping at their establishment.

Anchor Hocking has a very long and complicated history going back to 1905.  Here is a very brief synopsis of this long lived American manufacturer.  Hocking Glass was started by Isaac J. Collins and six friends who raised $8,000 to buy the Lancaster Carbon Company, Lancaster, Ohio, when it went into receivership in 1905.  The company, named for the Hocking River near which the plant was located, made and sold approximately $20,000 worth of glassware in the first year.  In 1924 a tremendous fire reduced the company to ashes but Mr. Collins and his associates raised funding to build another plant (Plant 1).  The new plant was specifically designed for the production of glassware. Later in that same year, the company also purchased controlling interest in the Lancaster Glass Company (later called Plant 2) and the Standard Glass Manufacturing Company with plants in Bremen and Canal Winchester, Ohio.   In 1929 the stock market crashed and so did the country's economy, however, this company survived by developing a 15-mold machine that could produce 90 pieces of blown glass per minute. This allowed the company to sell tumblers "two for a nickel" and survive the great depression while others went out of business.  Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation came into existence on December 31, 1937 when the Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation and its subsidiaries merged with the Hocking Glass Company.  The word "Glass" was dropped from the company's name in 1969 because the company had evolved into an international company with an infinite product list, they had entered the plastic market in 1968 with the acquisition of Plastics Incorporated in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The Newell Corporation acquired the Anchor Hocking Corporation on 2 July 1987.   In 2012 Anchor Hocking merged with Oneida and created EveryWare Global.  EveryWare Global filed for bankruptcy in 2015.  EveryWare Global was renamed The Oneida Group in 2017 and it's the current owner of Anchor Hocking brand.

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