Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler

Object Name: 
Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
94.4.147
Dimensions: 
(a-c) H: 22.8 cm; (a) H: 13.9 cm, L(w/handle): 28.1 cm, D(max): 16.5 cm; (b) H: 15 cm, L(w/handle): 27.5 cm...
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1938-1949
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura McMahon
Primary Description: 
Pyrex Flameware Double Boiler. (a and b, glass) Almost colorless, with grayish blue tint, (a and b, wood) light brown with darker grain, (c) colorless; glass, wood, steel; (all glass) mold-pressed and mold-blown; (a and b, handles) shaped on woodworker, bent, bolted. 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, wall splays with convex profile, before curving in at bottom; base slightly recessed. On underside of base, at center, stamped label, green, intended to be read from inside: "[flames] / PYREX / ......... / FLAME WARE / MADE IN USA / 6763-L". Handle consists of narrow strip bent so that it fits tightly in constriction and its ends project, and horizontal handle with square cross section and end rounded in vertical but not horizontal plane; handle is inserted between ends of strip and attached to them by screw with washer and hexagonal nut. (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, stamped label, green, intended to be read from inside: "[flames] / PYREX / FLAME WARE / MADE IN USA / 6763-U". Handle identical to handle of (a). (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; continuous mold seam runs along lower axis of lug, then continues across upper and lower surface of cover; two raised inscriptions on lower surface, just inside vertical flange, intended to be read from above "PYREX" and "6763-C".
Provenance: 
McMahon, Laura, 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.