Hazel-Atlas manufactured tremendous quantities of "depression" pressed glassware in a wide variety of patterns throughout the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
They also produced many of the white milkglass "inserts" used inside zinc fruit jar lids, as well as many types of milkglass cold cream jars and salve containers.
Hazel Glass Company, Washington, PA (began 1887) and Atlas Glass Company, also of Washington, PA (began 1896) merged to form the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, Wheeling, WV, in 1902. (In my own opinion, it is likely, or at least very possible, that the “H over A” mark continued to appear on some containers produced after 1964, since a very large number of molds were then in use, and it would have been a considerable endeavor just to make minor re-tooling changes on all of those molds to erase or replace the makers mark.) Tremendous numbers of white milkglass liners (the miniature round glass plates or “saucers” that fit inside zinc screw-threaded lids made for Mason-style fruit jars) were produced, as well as canning jars (fruit jars) including the jars for general household use; “packer ware” (generic containers for a multitude of common food products such as mayonnaise, spaghetti sauce, mustard, jams and jellies, coffee, peanut butter, applesauce, etc, as well as non-food items like cosmetics, salves, medicines, chemical liquids), as well as a wide variety of other containers for products of every description.
Hazel-Atlas eventually grew to become one of the largest glass manufacturing firms in the world, (probably second in the United States, behind Owens-Illinois Glass Company) with 14 glass plants operating simultaneously. " data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="size-medium wp-image-481" title="hazel-atlas-plate-florentine" src=" alt="" width="300" height="288" srcset="https:// https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" / In 1957, Hazel-Atlas became a division of the Continental Can Company. Hazel-Atlas’ well-known makers’ mark consists of a large capital letter “H” with a smaller capital “A” positioned underneath the H, appearing somewhat like a small step-stool or bench situated underneath a table.
Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation used an “Anchor logo superimposed over an H” or an “Anchor inside a rectangle”.
Hazel Atlas Florentine No 1 dinner plate, circa 1932-1935. I have noticed items listed for sale by dealers and sellers at antique malls, flea markets (and other venues such as ebay) with labels indicating Anchor Hocking.Although other companies began creating the jars, Mason held the patent, and so the style of jar became known as a Mason jar.Clamped Glass-Lid Jars (Lightning Jars) In 1882, Henry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place.While canning jars have been around for a long time, it wasn’t until 1858 that the screw-on lid was created.Prior to that time, flat tin lids were attached to the jars with wax rings.