Amory Houghton, Sr. began his career in the wharf business but left that to establish the Union Glass Company in Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1851. This business was sold in 1864; but, in the same year, Amory purchased the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company in Brooklyn, New York. Four years later, this plant and one-hundred employees moved by canal boat to Corning, New York, and the renamed business became Corning Flint Glass Works. Continue reading PYREX Glass
The Homer Laughlin China Co. of Newell W.Va. produced a range of brightly colored earthenware called Fiestaware.
The red glaze produced from 1936-1943 contained uranium oxide, which is slightly radioactive. Continue reading Homer Laughlin Fiesta Radioactive Red
The Laughlin Pottery was formed in 1871 in East Liverpool, Ohio on River Road as a partnership between Homer Laughlin and Shakespeare Laughlin who left the pottery in 1879. Continue reading Homer Laughlin China
Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation was created in 1937 from the merger of Hocking Glass with the Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation. A few years later, in 1942, they introduced their hugely popular “Fire-King” glassware, which continued in production until the late 1970s. Continue reading Fire-King