- Pattern: Meadow Green
- Made in: Lancaster, OH, USA
- Vintage: 1968 – 1976
- Details: These loaf pans are extremely useful and they are highly collectible. If you’re a collector, you’ll be interested to know that based on the logo, as well as the design, these can be dated from 1968 to 1976. In 1976, Fire King production ended. Fire King glassware was produced by Anchor Hocking, made of silky smooth milk glass with a very pretty luster. Did you know these are not dishwasher safe? They could lose their beautiful luster if put through the dishwasher, actually you should not put any Fire King pieces in the dishwasher. The bottom is stamped: “441 Anchor Hocking (with the logo), Fire King, Oven-Proof, 5, Made in USA, 1 QT, USA”. We have 3 of these Meadow Green pieces available, (two loaf pans and one square pan)if you’re interested in 2, please contact us for a 10% discount, if you’re interested in all three, please contact us for 20% discount. Please contact us either using the Contact Us form or at antigotrunk.com for a 30% discount.
- Material: Glass
- Dimensions: These are 9 x 5 baking pans, the actual outside dimensions are: 10 .75 Long (from handle to handle) by 5.5 Wide and 2.5 Tall
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or scratches except for normal wear, the luster is still perfect. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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Anchor Hocking first introduced the Fire King dinnerware and glassware products in 1942 in Lancaster, Ohio. Anchor Hocking was trying to get into a new market of affordable and beautiful cookware and with this new line of ovenproof, low-cost, low-expansion borosilicate glassware, products, they hit the jackpot. The company branded their new line of ‘classic-American’ glassware pieces as “Fire King,” and the rest is history. People have been using and collecting their modern, mid-century designs since the very beginning. There’s a wide variety of styles, colors, sizes and shapes available, all highly durable which made Fire King a household name. Production of this brand ended in 1976. New Fire King is being made, marked “Fire King 2000”, it is no longer made of borosilicate glass, now they use tempered soda-lime-silicate glass.
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. The company was started by Isaac J. Collins and six friends who raised $8,000 to buy the Lancaster Carbon Company in Lancaster, Ohio. The company, named for the Hocking River that is near where 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. Hocking Glass Company entered the glass container business in 1931 with the purchase of 50% of the General Glass Company, which in turn acquired Turner Glass Company of Winchester, Indiana. 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 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.