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Smith Glass Co. Panel Canister Amber Canister Set


I carry kitchen canisters, pie plates, bowls, coffee pots, casseroles, cookie jars, etc. I usually have a good selection of Royal China/Jennette Country Harvest pie plates. There are some items from Hall, Pyrex (a diverse selection), Smith Glass, Twin Winton, Anchor Hocking and Fire King. Be sure to check out your favorite manufacturer under the other categories as well.

Anchor Hocking

Anchor Hocking Company was born of a merger of the Hocking Glass Company and Anchor Cap & Closure Corporation in 1937. The company is still in production today as a divison of Global Home Products with its headquarters located in Lancaster, Ohio. You will find items from their Fire King line listed separately. Various items are listed under dinnerware, barware, housewares, kitchenware and glassware.

Anchor Hocking Sandwich Desert Gold Bowl


Bauer is another well-recognized name in California pottery. First known as Bauer Pottery and then as J.A. Bauer Pottery Company, Inc., the firm was located in Los Angeles, CA from 1909 until it closed in 1962. Perhaps the most popular Bauerware are the bowls. I carry a few of them. I also carry a few items by J. Herb Brusche, who worked at Bauer and designed some of their items. Find pieces from his company listed separately under his last name.

Bauer  Bowl Green  Ringware


CoffeeX is one of the two most popular coffee extractor manufacturers. The other is Filtron. The company is still producing fine cold water coffee extractors to this day.

CoffeeX Coffee Extractors Coffee Extractor


Countepoint and Takahashi are importers of Japanese wares and are located in San Francisco, California. I only carry their glass canisters.

Countepoint/Takahashi Canisters Yellow Canister


I really don't know if Dee is the name of the manufacturer or the name of the artist who designed these recipes pie plates.

Dee Recipe Pie Plate Cherry Pie Plate

Douglas Flameproof Glass

I know nothing about this company. I assume they were in business around the 1950s/1960s just by the look of their products.

Douglas Flameproof Glass Pine Cone Coffee Pot with Stand

Federal Glass

The Federal Glass Company was located in Columbus, Ohio and was one of the major producers of "Depression Glass". It was eventually purchased by Lancaster Colony. Look under Glassware and Kitchenware to find their products. I have quite a few pieces in the Windsor pattern (if you are looking for colored Windsor, look under Indiana Glass).

Federal Glass Rosemary "Dutch Rose" Fruit Bowl

Fire King

Fire King was a line of the Anchor Hocking Glass Company which began in 1941 and continued into the 1970s. They produced dinner, glass and tableware in numerous patterns and colors but are probably most well-known for their Jade-ite pieces. I offer quite a selection of mugs as well as other items. Pieces are found in Dinnerware, Kitchenware and Glassware.

Fire King Candleglow Casserole and Lid

Garden City Pottery

Garden City Pottery was located in San Jose, California and was started in 1902. The company had its own clay mine in Santa Clara, California and was one of several California companies making glazed clay pottery in the 1950s.and 1960s. The facility closed in 1987.

Garden City Pottery Bowls Bowl Set


Glasbake was a brand name used by the McKee Glass Company.

Glasbake Green Floral Oval Covered Vegetable Dish


The Griswold Manufacturing Company was established in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1865 and continued there until sold in 1957. The company produced long lasting cast iron cookware which are highly regarded and desirable in today's market. After 1957 the items were still produced by Wagner Manufacturing Company of Sidney, Ohio under the Griswold name but the pieces are not identified as being from Erie and are not so highly sought after though technically they are not considered to be reproductions.

Guardian Service

Guardian Service cookware was manufactured by the Century Metalcraft Corporation of Los Angeles, California. The company was in business from the 1930s to the 1950s. This cookware has stood the test of time and is still very popular today.

Guardian Service Cookware Trio Pot with Metal Lid

Hall China

The Hall China Company is located in East Liverpool, Ohio. It has been in business since founded on August 14, 1903. Dinnerware production has been sporatic, however. The company produced dinnerware from 1908 to 1911 and then stopped until 1936. The company is probably most well-known for producing the Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf pattern. In March of 2010, the company merged with Homer Laughlin China Company.

Harkerware/Harker Pottery

Harker Pottery was an Ohio based pottery company. The Harker Pottery name began around 1857 and was operated by George S. Harker. The company was in business until 1972. The company also produced dinnerware for the Sears and Roebuck Harmony House line.

Harkerware/Harker Pottery Everglades Dinner Plate

Hazel Atlas

The Hazel Atlas Glass Company began in 1902 and was first located in Washington, Pennsylvania. Eventually, the company grew and had a number of different plants. Over the years pieces of the company were sold off to other manufacturers. Its final demise came in 1987.

Hazel Atlas Kitchen Glassware Juice Carafe/Chiller

Heirlooms of Tomorrow/California Originals

California Originals (aka Heirlooms of Tomorrow), located in Manhattan Beach and Torrance, California is probably most noted for their outlandish ashtrays. They, however, produced various items for the homes such as figurines, vases, candy dishes, relish trays, etc.

Heirlooms of Tomorrow/California Originals Miscellaneous Turquoise Server Set

Homer Laughlin China

The Homer Laughlin China Company began in 1897 in East Liverpool, Ohio, although Homer Laughlin himself had a few other pottery companies dating back to 1871. One of the company's more successful patterns was Fiesta which the company began producing in 1936, discontinued in 1973 and then reintroduced in 1986 with a greater variety of colors. During the 1970s Homer Laughlin dinnerware was a common promotional item in local supermarkets. In 2010 the company merged with Hall China Company.

Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Turquoise Dinner Plate

Indiana/Colony Glass Company

The Indiana Glass Company began as part of the Ohio Flint Glass Company which was later sold to the National Glass Company. They officially became Indiana Glass Company in 1907. They produced a wide variety of glass items in a wide array of colors. The Indiana Carnival (Iridescent) is probably the most popular. In 1957 Lancaster Colony purchased the company. Lancaster Colony closed the factory in 2002. I have many pieces/colors of the Indiana Thumbprint line as well as other patterns.

Indiana/Colony Glass Company Carnival Marigold Princess Punch Bowl

Kellogg Company

In 1906 W. K. Kellogg began producing corn flake cereal in Battlecreek, Michigan. Since then the company has grown to be one of the largest producers of food products.

Kellogg Company Pomotional Items Strawberry Pie Plate

McKee Glass Company/Glasbake

The McKee Glass Company was founded in 1843 (As McKee and Brothers Glass) in Pittsburgh, PA. The company was purchased by Jeannette Glass in 1961. McKee Glass not only made items under its own name but also produced under the "Glasbake" name. Their pieces are gaining in popularity.

McKee Glass Company/Glasbake Milk Glass Tom and Jerry Cup


The Metlox Pottery Company began in 1927 in Manhattan Beach, California and grew to become one of California's premier pottery companies. There were two divisions within Metlox, the Poppytrail Division and the Vernonware Division (due to Metlox's purchase of Vernon Kilns in 1942). I carry over 70 patterns/color variations of Metlox. The Vernonware Division is listed separately (another sixty-five patterns). Metlox closed in 1989.

Metlox Homestead Provincial Bread and Butter Plate

Munising Wood Products

Munising Wood Products was located in Munising, Michigan. The Company produced various wood products from 1911 to 1955. It was most well known for its wooden bowls.

Munising Wood Products Wooden Bowl Wooden Bowl

Oxford Pottery

Oxford Pottery/Tile is synonymous with Universal Potteries, Inc.(Cambridge, Ohio). The company was founded in 1913 and was later acquired by Universal Potteries.

Oxford Pottery Oxford Unknown Blue Two Bowl Set


The Pfaltzgraff Pottery Company is located in York Pennsyvania. It has been in operation since 1811. The company was acquired by Lifetime Brands in July of 2005. I have pieces from their Village and Yorktown patterns.

Pfaltzgraff  Yorktowne Tea Pot


Pyrex is a division of the Corning Company which produces a heat-resistant, tempered glassware. Many of the Pyrex designs complement the Corning bakeware and Corelle dinnerware patterns.

Ransburg Company

Harper J. Ransburg founded his company in 1911. The company was located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It produced a wide variety of metal kitchen wares.

Ransburg Company Chanticleer on Yellow Canister Set

Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company

The Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company is located in Roseville, Ohio. The company, still operating today, has been active since 1920 (actually longer than that but under different names).

Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company Cookie Jars Cookie Jar

Royal China

The Royal China Company was founded in 1934 in Sebring, Ohio. Over the years ownership changed several times. It was once owned by the Jeannette Corporation. The company went bankrupt in 1986. The Royal China/Jeanette Country Harvest/All American Pie plates continue to be very popular.

Royal China Country Charm Dinner Plate

Royal Worcester

The Royal Worcester Royal Porcelain Company of England was founded in 1754. The company was noted for its fine porcelain and bone china. I carry a faily extensive assortment of their egg coddlers and a few pieces from the Evesham, Strawberry Fair, Belvoir, Lavinia and Woodbury patterns. Royal Worcester closed June 16, 2009, a big disappointment for egg coddler enthusiasts. Portmeirion Group acquired the brand name and intellectual property and still produces pieces under that brand.

Royal Worcester Egg Coddlers Louise Single Egg Coddler

Sango China

Sango made hundreds of patterns but we gravitate towards the exotic. So far I know they produce dinnerware in Japan and Korea. I gravitate towards their more exotic patterns and have pieces of Black Lilies, Zuni, Kenya and Anastasia.

Sango China Quadrille Black Lilies Dinner Plate

Smith Glass Co.

The Smith Glass Co.(L. E. Smith), founded in 1907, is one of several that produced items in the Moon and Stars and Daisy and Button patterns. The pieces are easily confused with L. G. Wright's glassware by the same pattern names. The company is still in operation today in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania.


I know nothing of this pottery company other than it is of US origin.

Sundance Canister Canister

Treasure Craft or Pottery Craft

Treasure Craft of California (also known as Pottery Craft) is located in Compton, California. They produce a variety of items including cookie jars, ashtrays and souvenir pieces. They produced a chip and dip similar to Whittier's and Metlox's only Treasure Craft made it in brown as well as white. For a time, there was a plant located in Maui, Hawaii. We recently learned that the company will no longer be manufacturing pottery.

Treasure Craft or Pottery Craft Sombrero Chip and Dip Sombrero Chip and Dip Plate

Twin Winton Ceramics

Twin Winton Ceramics gets its name from the twin brothers who founded it in 1946, Ross and Don Winton. The company began in Pasadena, California and later moved to San Juan Capistrano, California. Probably most well-known for their cookie jars, Twin Winton did make other items such as pitchers and mugs. Many of their items matched their cookie jars such as the squirrel and bear salt/pepper shakers and napkin holders.

Universal Potteries, Inc.

Universal Potteries, Inc. was located in Cambridge, Ohio. They began in 1934 and terminated production in 1976.

Universal Potteries, Inc. Rosette Refrigerator Set

Unknown Kitchenware

Try as I may, sometimes I am unsuccessful in finding out who made certain items. I do my best to describe and picture these wares. I know I am not alone as I see many of these same items in antique shops and at shows without any identification.

Unknown Kitchenware Canister Set Canister Set


Vernonware began with Poxon China in 1916, located in Vernon, California. Later, in 1928, it became Vernon Potteries or Vernon Kilns. The company was bought out by Metlox in 1958 and became a division of Metlox. I have pieces from 65 different patterns including some of the hard-to-find patterns such as Winchester 73 and the souveneir specialty plates of various landmarks, California missions, cities and states.

Vernonware Sherwood Dinner Plate


Wagner Manufacturing Company originated in Sidney, Ohio in 1891. It was founded by four brothers, Bernard, Milton, William and Louis Wagner. In 1952 the company was bought by Randall Corporation.

Watkins Incorporated

All I know about Watkins Incorporated is what I learned off the back of the pie plate I have pictured here. I have come across several Watkins pie plates but I don't know whether they produced anything else. They evidently have or had plants in Winona, MN, USA and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Watkins Incorporated Pie Plates Country Kids

West Bend

The West Bend Company began as West Bend Aluminum Company in 1911 in West Bend, Wisconsin. Since that time, they have been producing various types of cookware. The name changed to West Bend Company in 1961. They are still one of the top U.S. producers of cookware.

West Bend Penguin Ice Bucket Ice Bucket


Westinghouse Electric Company was founded in 1846 by George Westinghouse. For years they manufactured electrical appliances for the home. Glassware manufactured for use with those appliances bear the Westinghouse trademark "W".

Westinghouse Refrigerator Dishes Refrigerator Dish

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