Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler

Object Name: 
Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
93.4.35
Dimensions: 
(a-c) H: 22.9 cm, L(incl. handle): 28.2 cm, D: 15.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1938-1951
Credit Line: 
Gift of Susanne K. Frantz
Primary Description: 
Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler. (ab) Almost colorless, with bluish gray tint, (a and b, steel) silver, (c) colorless; (all glass) mold-blown; (a and b, metal parts of handles) mold-pressed, screwed. Double boiler: 1 1/2-quart capacity, consisting of (a) lower container with handle, (b) smaller upper container with handle, and (c) cover. (a) Lower container: rim vertical, with rounded lip; immediately below rim, narrow constriction; below this, upper wall splays, then descends vertically and curves in at bottom; base slightly recessed. On underside of base, at center, raised concentric circle containing inscription, also raised, intended to be read from inside: "6763-L / B [flames] 8 / PYREX / H / T. M. REG. / MADE IN USA". Handle consists of two narrow steel strips buckled together and bent so that they fit tightly in constriction and their free ends project, and inclined glass handle of rectangular cross section with chamfered edges and with raised "22" at lower end; handle is inserted into steel socket which also receives ends of strips, and unit is assembled with four steel screws. (b) Upper container: rim vertical, with rounded lip; immediately below rim, narrow constriction; below this, upper wall splays with convex profile, then curves in, descends vertically, and curves in at bottom; base slightly recessed, with raised concentric ring. On underside of base, at center, raised concentric circle containing inscription, also raised, intended to be read from inside: "6763-L / B [flames] 8 / PYREX / H / T. M. REG. / MADE IN USA". Handle identical to handle of (a), but it has raised "31" at lower end. (c) Cover: shallow, hollow conical. Rim has horizontal flange with rounded edge and, inside this, concentric, downward-pointing vertical flange, also with rounded edge; upper surface rises to center, with slightly convex profile and crescent-shaped vertical lug handle; (For complete description see Notepad: Current Full Description 1996-03-30)
Provenance: 
Frantz, Susanne K., Source
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.