Anchor Hocking

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Anchor Hocking Company
Formerly
The Hocking Glass Company
Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation
Subsidiary
IndustryGlassware and other consumer products
Founded1905 (1905) in Lancaster, Ohio, United States[1]
FoundersIsaac J. Collins and E.B. Good[1]
ParentThe Oneida Group
Websitewww.anchorhocking.com
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 AnchorCap and Closure Corporations in 1937.[4] From 1937-1983 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.

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.[7] 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.[8] The original Oneida outlet store in Sherrill, New York, was closed April 26, 2014. [9] EveryWare Global filed for bankruptcy in 2015.[10] EveryWare Global was renamed The Oneida Group in 2017.[11]

Anchor Hocking and their headquarters in Lancaster, Ohio, are a focus of Brian Alexander's February 2017 book "Glass House".[12]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Heritage". Anchor Hocking. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012.
  2. ^ History of Anchor Hocking Anchor Hocking Museum.
  3. ^ Trenton Evening Times, October 23, 1975, Page 23.
  4. ^ http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/AnchorHocking.pdf
  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 2013-07-25.
  6. ^ "Anchor Hocking". Anchor Hocking. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ Witkowsky, Chris (April 7, 2015). "Monomoy-backed EveryWare Global to file for bankruptcy". PE Hub Network. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  8. ^ Moriarty, Rick (January 28, 2014). "Last piece of Oneida Ltd. leaving Sherrill". Syracuse Media Group. Archived from the original on 2016-02-14. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  9. ^ http://www.oneidadispatch.com/article/OD/20140307/NEWS/140309371
  10. ^ "Monomoy-backed EveryWare Global to file for bankruptcy". 7 April 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  11. ^ Group, The Oneida (9 January 2017). "EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  12. ^ Alexander, Brian (2017). Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town. St. Martins Press. ISBN 9781250085801.

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