Hocking Glass was founded in 1905, near Lancaster, Ohio, and produced, among other things, pressed-glass dinnerware. After Hocking merged with Anchor Glass . . . they began to manufacture glass ovenware that could endure high temperatures. Their wildly successful line of ovenproof glass, called Fire-King, debuted in 1942 and was made for 30 years. Offered in a variety of colors, Fire-King named their opaque BOBCAT GREEN color Jadeite and it would become the line's most popular color.