Serving Platter, Anchor Hocking Fire King “Meadow Green”, Vintage

Serving Platter, Anchor Hocking Fire King “Meadow Green”, Vintage

$37.00

Vintage Fire King “Meadow Green” Platter – SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION & CONDITION

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  • Pattern:  Meadow Green
  • Made in: Lancaster, OH, USA 
  • Vintage: 1970’s
  • Details:  This serving platter is in the much loved Anchor Hocking pattern, “Meadow Green”.  It is borosilicate glass, oval shaped and very shallow, not for serving saucy dishes.  This is a highly collectible pattern, and with good reason, it is beautiful!   Based on the logo, as well as the design, and the fact that it says “oven proof”, this piece can be dated after 1974.  This pattern was issued in 1968, but it didn’t start being stamped “oven proof” until the mid-1970’s.  Fire King glassware was produced by Anchor Hocking, made of silky smooth milk glass (borosilicate glass – similar to Pyrex), 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 embossed:  “Oven Proof Dinnerware, by Anchor Hocking 1, Made in U.S.A.”.  We also carry a square casserole dish and 3 meat loaf pans in the Meadow Green pattern.  We offer a 20% discount with the purchase of 3 or more Meadow Green pieces, please contact us either using the Contact Us form or email us at antigotrunk.com for discount code.   
  • Material:  Glass
  • Dimensions:  12.0 inches Long and 9.0 inches Wide
  • Condition:  Vintage – Used.  Very Good Condition.  There are no chips, cracks, however, there are minor surface scratches 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 scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 
  • Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted.  AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location. 

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.

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Weight2.8 lbs
Dimensions14 × 11 × 3 in

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