What is Philbe Fire-King?

What is Philbe Fire-King?

Philbe and Jade-ite became the signature patterns of Anchor Hocking Fire King Glass. Philbe has a raised pattern and was manufactured between 1942 and 1956. The light green color often varied since it was made from used beverage bottles and slag (junk) glass from other workstations.

What is the difference between Anchor Hocking and Fire-King?

“Fire-King”, also an Anchor-Hocking trademark, refers to items made with low-expansion borosilicate glass. Fire-King call this glass heat proof. All heat proof Anchor-Hocking glassware is Fire-King — marked or not*. Some items are marked only with foil labels that say “Heat Proof Anchorglass.” They are Fire-King.

Is the Fire-King collectible?

Fire-King is a brand of glassware. Created by Anchor Hocking, it is similar to Pyrex. Its formulation has changed over time; today it is made of tempered soda-lime-silicate glass. While Fire-King isn’t a high-end collectible, some rarer pieces are worth a good deal of money.

Is Fire-King a good brand?

When was Fire-King dishes made?

Fire-King was originally produced in the 1940s for everyday use, rather than display. It was often sold in bags of flour as a promotional item or was given away at gas stations. Fire-King could also be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores.

How do I know if my Fire-King is vintage?

Although these pieces are most often identified through visual confirmation of one of the Fire-King patterns, they can also be confirmed by locating the Anchor Hocking insignia (an anchor with an H) and/or a written attribution to either Fire-King or Anchor Hocking on the underside of every dish.

Is all Fire-King Jadeite marked?

Other pieces may have a sticker that says “Fire-King” on it, or there may be no markings or labels whatsoever. Even some original jadeite is unmarked, so if you come across an unmarked piece, inspect the seams and check for rough areas or shoddy constructions.

Is Jadeite Fire-King safe?

Even though the Fire-King cereal bowl had very low levels, it can’t be assumed that other Fire-King Jadeite would test within a safe range. Despite the mug testing over the safety limits, the author acknowledges that overall, Jadeite is considered much safer than Pyrex in terms of lead content.