The various firms they were involved in, and the history and timelines are highly confusing and incomplete. Hawkins published McKee and Company. They went out of business in about They produced cut glass, vials, bottles, pressed, and other types of glassware as well as window glass.
MCKEE GLASS COMPANY, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Found a cereal bowl that seems to go with an earlier Glasbake mug I found. The bottom of the bowl is not marked Glasbake like the mug, but I think it is - because it has that bumpy texture that I've seen on Glasbake casseroles before. Made by Glasbake, stamped on bottom. Heat resistant.
Collectible Glasbake Ovenware
The McKee Company was a long standing glass company out of the Pittsburgh region, and it was in the early days that it was spelled, Glasbak. In the spelling changed to Glasbake, and Ware was dropped from the name remaining this way through to This is another tip for identifying the who and when of an authentic McKee piece. Back when Sunday dinner meant pulling out all the stops, pieces like the meat platter certainly made cooking, serving, and clean up a seamless process.
Most Fire-King pieces were marked, but some were not marked. Marks were changed over time. During these transitions more than one mark would be used.