1 Quart Pyrex Casserole Prototype

Object Name: 
1 Quart Pyrex Casserole Prototype

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Object Name: 
1 Quart Pyrex Casserole Prototype
Accession Number: 
98.4.215
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.3 cm; Diam: 15.9 cm; L: 19.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1959
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Primary Description: 
1 Quart Pyrex Casserole Prototype in "Lucky in Love" Pattern. Translucent white non-lead, opalware glass; green enamel; mold-pressed, tempered, screen printed; cylindrical shape; machine finished rim; two handles opposite each other, handle ends are squared off and sides flare out to rim, top of both handles pressed in and tapered down; body slightly tapered in, green pattern printed onto each half of body exterior, design breaks under handles, pattern is of stylized grass with two four leaf clovers in middle; manufacturing label with red border adhered to bottom of casserole interior, label reads: "LIMIT No. Corning Glass Works/ITEM 473 Charleroi Plant/GLASS Date 9-2-59/195 By TD/PASSABLE LIMIT FOR/(GREEN) #25-582/DESIRED COLOR/(LUCKY IN LOVE) ," above label's top right corner "QC" is written onto casserole bottom in black grease pencil; casserole has ring foot; flat circular base with PYREX® backstamp molded into it.
Pattern Name: 
Lucky in Love
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
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.