Posted 2 months ago
This 21.4 pound glass "rock" is a beautiful relic from the ovens of the now-demolished Anchor Glass Plant 5 in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania. This is the same emerald green color as the famous Rolling Rock bottles which were made at Anchor Glass / Anchor Hocking over six different decades. That valuable bottle contract was lost to competitor Owens-Illinois in 2003. Though a new bottle contract with Anheuser-Busch helped fill the void, it was not enough for shareholders to justify keeping the plant open. On November 4, 2004 the furnaces were idled and the factory shut down at the end of the first shift. It never reopened again and was demolished in the fall of 2010. In the third photo is a segment of my collection of emerald green bottles from Anchor Hocking Plant 5, the same color as the slag rock. There were also other colors of glass made there including clear, amber, and ruby red. Altogether I have over a hundred examples of items that were made at the factory.