Anchor Hocking

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Anchor Hocking Company
FormerlyThe Hocking Glass Company
Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation
IndustryGlassware and other consumer products
Founded1905 (1905) in Lancaster, Ohio, United States[1]
FoundersIsaac J. Collins and E.B. Good[1]
ParentThe Oneida Group
Plant #44 in Monaca, Pennsylvania.

Anchor Hocking Company is a manufacturer of glassware. The Hocking Glass Company was founded in 1905 by Isaac Jacob (Ike) Collins in Lancaster, Ohio, and named after the Hocking River.[2][3]

That company merged with the Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation in 1937.[4] From 1937 to 1983 the company operated the oldest glass manufacturing facility in the United States, established in 1863, in Salem, New Jersey.[5] Anchor Hocking's wine and spirit bottles are crafted at a factory in Monaca, Pennsylvania.[6] It also had facilities in Elmira, New York, and Streator, Illinois. In 1987, the Newell Company acquired Anchor Hocking Corporation.[7]

The company was the sponsor of the radio drama "Casey, Crime Photographer." It was also slated to sponsor television's first late-night talk show, The Don Hornsby Show, before Hornsby suddenly died shortly before its debut.

In 2012, then-owner Monomoy merged Anchor Hocking with Oneida and created EveryWare Global.[8] In January 2014, EveryWare Global announced its plans to close its regional office and the Oneida outlet store, both in Sherrill, New York, with the process starting in April.[9] The original Oneida outlet store in Sherrill, New York, was closed April 26, 2014.[10] EveryWare Global filed for bankruptcy in 2015.[11] EveryWare Global was renamed The Oneida Group in 2017.[12]

Anchor Hocking and their headquarters in Lancaster, Ohio, are a focus of Brian Alexander's February 2017 book "Glass House".[13]


Most of the original Anchor Hocking glass container plants then operating were “spun off” in 1983 to form the newly created  Anchor Glass Container Corporation, with headquarters in Tampa, Florida. A wide variety of glass containers for many types of foods, beverages and other products were produced. AGCC filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Their “stylized anchor” trademark logo which consists of two angular letter Gs oriented back to back (or “mirrored” ) was registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on February 19, 1985. Anchor Glass Container has manufacturing facilities in China; Tampa, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; Warner Robins, Georgia; Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Henryetta, Oklahoma; Shakopee, Minnesota; and, Elmira, New York.[14]

Depression glass[edit]

Anchor Hocking Depression glass, Teardrop and Dot pattern

The company was a major producer of Depression glass. The first glassware produced as Anchor Hocking Glass Company was Royal Ruby in 1939. In addition, Anchor Hocking produced Forest Green Glass, Fire-King and Anchor Ovenware.

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  1. ^ a b "Heritage". Anchor Hocking. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012.
  2. ^ History of Anchor Hocking Anchor Hocking Museum.
  3. ^ Trenton Evening Times, October 23, 1975, Page 23.
  4. ^ Lockhart, Bill; Shreiver, Beau; Lindsey, Bill; Serr, Carol. "Anchor Hocking Glass Corp" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on September 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Williams, Michael (June 23, 2013). "Under a new name and ownership, Salem City glass plant celebrates 150 years in operation". South Jersey Times. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "Anchor Hocking". Anchor Hocking. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Anchor Hocking Shareholders Approve Merger With Newell". AP News. July 2, 1987. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  8. ^ Witkowsky, Chris (April 7, 2015). "Monomoy-backed EveryWare Global to file for bankruptcy". PE Hub Network. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  9. ^ Moriarty, Rick (January 28, 2014). "Last piece of Oneida Ltd. leaving Sherrill". Syracuse Media Group. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Will, Nick (July 3, 2014). "Oneida Company Store in Sherrill closing April 26". Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  11. ^ "Monomoy-backed EveryWare Global to file for bankruptcy". April 7, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  12. ^ Group, The Oneida (January 9, 2017). "EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  13. ^ Alexander, Brian (2017). Glass house : the 1% economy and the shattering of the all-American town (First ed.). New York. ISBN 978-1-250-08580-1. OCLC 947146034.
  14. ^ "Our Locations". Anchor Glass Container. Retrieved October 3, 2019.

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