So my yard sales route was planned in advance. My yard sale supplies were in tact. I had my GPS, my list of addresses, my tape measure, my magnifying glass, my Blackberrry with internet access and the car had bungee cords and moving blankets. But something terrible happened when I awoke early Saturday morning. It was raining!! Ughh!!
So as the day went on and I went about my chores, I thought of stopping by the local church thrift shop just down the block. Oh boy was I excited to find these!
Bubble, Early American Goblet
I found a whole set of them in all different sizes and shapes. I just love vintage glassware. So, I came home and started Googling about them to see what I could find. This is my favorite part of the hunt. I love to learn about my pieces. I love to learn what it's called, where it came from, how much it's worth, its history and so on. Each piece tells a story. And each treasure has a story of its own. So, here's what I found for you:
The History of Anchor Hocking
The Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation came into existence on December 31, 1937, when the Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation and its subsidiaries and the Hocking Glass Company merged. The Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation had closure plants in Long Island City, New York and Toronto, Canada, and glass container plants in Connelsville, Pennsylvania and Salem, New Jersey. By this time, total employment had reached 6,000 employees and the company produced a wide range of glass tableware, glass containers, closures and sealing machinery.
In 1940 Anchor spanned the continent by establishing the Pacific Coast Closure Division in Southgate, California.
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