Blog Entries from 06/2010

Old School Anchor

Posted by CR on Friday, June 25th, 2010

AK and I found some pretty wonderful images of past Anchor Hocking employess, and this is one of our favorites. What a group! Based on the people in the image and their position in the company at the time, and the Mayor of Lancaster, we think this picture was taken in 1936. 

(Left to Right) President of the Lancaster Twilight Baseball League, T.C. Fulton (then V.P. Anchor Hocking Glass Corp), W.V. Fisher (then V.P. Anchor Hocking Glass Corp (also, baseball team general manager)), J.W. Huddle (then Mayor of Lancaster), and I.J. Collins (then President of Anchor Hocking Glass Corp).

We hope you've enjoyed this Anchor flashback!

Categorized under: Spotlight  Did You Know? 

Anchor in the UK

Posted by CR on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Anchor was showcased by Dexam during the 2010 Exclusively Housewares Show in The Business Design Centre in London. This show took place from June 8th -9th. Our International Sales Managers shared some photos with us from the show's Dexam booth.

Who is Dexam? We're glad you asked!
"For almost 50 years Dexam has been sourcing and supplying a wide range of top quality,innovative kitchenware and cookware to the UK market. From simple, everyday tools and gadgets like potato peelers and wooden spoons, to hi-tech kitchen knives and cutting-edge cookware concepts, we source from around 100 factories in 25 countries with the continual aim of finding unique and advanced products with the correct mix of quality and price for our customers."

We are pleased to show off our wares in the UK and all around the world. Look for more updates on our international business endeavors - posted here on the blog!

Categorized under: Events  Company News 

Tracking Down Vintage

Posted by CR on Thursday, June 17th, 2010

AK and I have been digging around at Anchor lately. We've been on the hunt for all things vintage, historical and just plain interesting. Today we give you a few of our favorite finds!

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company - Vintage Fire-King Promotional Sheet

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company  - Original Jade-ite Sale Sheet

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company - Original Jade-ite Advertisement

This one is quite possibly our favorite vintage Anchor find. We just love the styling of this graphic poster for Fire-King. Maybe we should bring her back!  Everyone loves a hint of retro whimsy.

*Image Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Company - Retro Fire-King Advertisement

Loving the bakeware in that cute poster? You can still buy it today! Anchor brought back the design recently and renamed it Reflections. Be sure to check it out along with our other wonderful bakeware!

Oh and If  you like this post, come back soon -- I'll be posting many more like this!

Categorized under: Did You Know?  Trend 

Target Vendor of the Year

Posted by CR on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Anchor Hocking walked away with a coveted 2009 Vendor of the Year award from Target. Recognized for efforts in two departments, the first includes glass and ceramic bakeware, tools and gadgets, and food preparation. The second category is serveware (all materials) and pantry.

Target Buyer, Michele Scheldt presented the award to Mark Harden, Director of Sales for Anchor Hocking. The selection criteria includes; contribution to sales, production planning, new product development and shipping.

Congratulations to the many associates instrumental in receiving this honor!

Categorized under: Spotlight  Company News 

Getting Celebrated

Posted by CR on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The Ohio Glass Museum is located here in Lancaster, Ohio. Since 2002 they have been celebrating Ohio's tradition of producing both handmade and machine made glassware. They share the history of of glassware and the roll that Ohioans have played in its growth.

On May 15th an exhibit opened featuring Anchor Hocking and showcasing Gay Fad Studios. I attended the opening evening's event. Here I met former employees of Anchor Hocking, viewed portraits of I.J. Collins and other crucial leaders from the past and saw the very first sales record book dating back to 1905. The group from The Ohio Glass Museum did an excellent job collecting data, images and archival pieces of Anchorware.

"The exhibit will feature Anchor Hocking items from the morgue of the Anchor Hocking; collections of Verylene Summers, of the Summer House Antiques; our own museum archives; and a very few area collectors. These glass creations and other artifacts will tell the great story of Anchor Hocking's positive incluence on, and enormous contribution to, our community for the past 105 years." -- The Ohio Glass Museum

The show also displayed pieces of Gay Fad glassware, which is also from Lancaster, Ohio.

"Fran Taylor decorated wastebaskets and glass items in Detroit beginning in 1939. She moved her business to Lancaster in 1945 so it would be central to the glass industry. For the next 18 years Gay Fad Studios was one of the best known and most prolific glass decorating companies in the country. A large selection of items from Gay Fad historian and collector, Dr. Donna McGrady, of Indiana, will be featured in this exhibit, along with contributions of area collectors." -- The Ohio Glass Museum

Want to know more?
Visit The Ohio Glass Museum

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124 W Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130



Categorized under: Events  Spotlight 

Scooped Up in Artistry

Posted by CR on Friday, June 4th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

*Image Courtesy of CR

While out and about in the Short North area of Downtown Columbus I stumbled upon some wonderful creations in Collier West. As usual Suzi West has presented an extraodinary display of collections and art objects to dazzle the eye.

*Image Courtesy of CR

This time I saw something that was most definitely Anchor Blog material. A female metal artist, Jan Barboglio, has a captivating assortment of creations. One of which is a casserole holder which comes with a piece of Anchorware. Barboglio's holder can be snagged for a mere $148.00, but is well worth it for the metal art enthusiast.

*Images Courtesy of CR

Make sure and check out all of the pieces that Collier West has to offer this weekend at the June gallery hop, or online at


Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Bake  Serve 

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Homeworld Business creates excitement around Anchor Home Collections new line of Bamboo products in their June 2009 edition.

  • Anchor Hocking's Sigma Beverageware is given an Award of Excellence by HFN in April 2009.

  • Anchor Hocking is acknowledged for expanding beyond glassware by HFN in April 2009.


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