Pyrex Casserole with lid

Object Name: 
Pyrex Casserole with lid

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Casserole with lid
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
96.4.168
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.5 cm, Diam: 18.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1915-1919
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerry E. Wright
Primary Description: 
Colorless with yellowish cast, non-lead borosilicate glass; mold-pressed. (a) Deep circular basin with walls tapering in towards base, inset flange on inside of flared rim, exterior of rim has a minute extruded edge, walls curve to wide flattened base molded with inset circular foot in very slight relief; overall mold marks; (b) slightly domed lid with center extended to form tall flared conical handle topped with solid button-shaped knob with nipple, remainder of handle is hollow with lower half stepped out and curving into lid top, perimeter of lid is flattened on top and bottom to fit in basin flange, vertical two-part mold marks on handle, underside of rim is in slightly raised; exterior of rim has a minute extruded edge; overall mold and chill marks; (a) molded in low relief circle at center of base (reading through interior): "PATENTED/S (in reverse)/PYREX/MAY 27 1919/interlocked CG monogram"; (b) molded in low relief on top rim of lid on opposite sides of "PYREX" is the item number: "B PYREX/ 167 506".
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
"1 qt. Baking Dish (Casserole) and Cover #167 506"
Provenance: 
Jerry E. Wright, Source
1996-06
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
PATENTED/PYREX/MAY 27 1919/interlocked CG monogram
inscription
Pressed center of base
B/PYREX/167-506
inscription
Pressed top of lid near rim
103/ B-B
inscription
Pressed underside of rim
America's Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex
Venue(s)
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass 2015-06-06 through 2016-03-17
America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex commemorates the history of Pyrex brand housewares, developed by Corning Glass Works in 1915. Central to the story of Pyrex are women, traditionally the keepers of the home, who helped Corning designers and engineers develop the products to appeal to the burgeoning women’s consumer market. Corning Glass Works combined affordable products and attractive designs with strategic marketing to make Pyrex a mainstay in American homes. Pyrex advertisements, ephemera, and glassware from the combined collections of the Library and Museum will reveal the evolution of this modern American tradition.
A Century of Pyrex (2015) illustrated, p. 8;
Design Chronicles: significant mass-produced designs of the 20th century (2005) illustrated, p. 42, fig. 02-18; BIB# 89747
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 76-77, #129; BIB# 65446
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, p. 41;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, pp. 182-183, #47; BIB# AI5243