The Hocking Glass Company is responsible for so many of the beautiful Depression Era Patterns that we know seek.
The Hocking Glass Company was established in 1905. It began as a small company making small items mostly by hand. By the 1920s, this company had grown and saw the need to apply new machine technology to keep up with the ever-growning demand for their products. By this time the company had diversified and was making tableware, as well as bottles, tumblers, lamp chimneys, and novelties. By 1928, demand continued to grow and the first green machine -made pressed pattern (Depression Glass) was produced. This venture met with so much success that The Hocking Glass Company was soon producing great quantities of Depression Glass in an array of colors and patterns that we are so familar with today. Some of the best know patterns were Cameo, Block Optic, Miss America, and Mayfair.
In the 1920s, Hocking merged with Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation and became the leader in selling both machine-made glassware and bottles.
Hocking controlled quite a few other glass companies. Among them were the Lancaster Glass Company, Standard Glass Company, and the Monongah Glass Company.
After the merger with these companies Hocking became known as the Anchor Hocking Glass Company. Anchor Hocking has continued to produce glass tableware and is currently in business today.
The brief history for this article came from the book "Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2" by Hazel Marie Weatherman.