Pyrex Casserole with Lid, Plastic Holder, and Original Cardboard Box

Object Name: 
Pyrex Casserole with Lid, Plastic Holder, and Original Cardboard Box

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Casserole with Lid, Plastic Holder, and Original Cardboard Box
Accession Number: 
2010.4.603
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.4 cm, W: 23.3 cm, D: 15.8 cm OH (d) Box: 11 cm, W: 21.6 cm, D: 21.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1974-1978
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - The 1975 four-quart casserole is one of the only pieces released with imperial and metric measurements listed on the backstamp. - Two promotional pieces resembling Old Orchard were released in 1973. The design was called “Harvest.” Pattern Description: The Old Orchard collection was released in 1974 with a full line of items. The colors range from a light orange to a deep brown, some pieces with the pattern and others left solid. Some pieces came with clear lids while others came with brown opalware lids. A year earlier in 1973 two promotional pieces resembling the Old Orchard design were released. This new pattern was called “Harvest,” and there were two casseroles introduced with this design, both on a lighter variant of the solid colors used in Old Orchard and without Old Orchard’s signature shading along the top of the dish. Included in the Old Orchard collection was the Cinderella Bowl set (440), a three and four-piece Mixing Bowl set (330 &400), a Bake, Serve and Store set (470), a Casserole set (480), two oval casseroles (943 and 945), a Divided Serving Dish (963), and an Oven, Refrigerator and Freezer set (500). In 1975 a four-quart casserole was released and was the only piece with a backstamp containing both the metric and imperial measuring units. With Corning’s introduction of new accessory lines as well as the Fireside Collection, the interest and popularity of the Old Orchard collection waned, and it was discontinued in 1978.
Pattern Name: 
Old Orchard
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-31
Inscription: 
[illegible numbers] TRADE MARK / PYREX / ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE
stamp
Stamped (a) on base
NOT FOR OVEN USE
stamp
Stamped (c) on base
13 470-B
stamp
Stamped (b) on handle
PYREX
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Stamped (b) on handle
Primary Description: 
Pyrex Casserole in "Old Orchard" Pattern with Plastic Holder and Original Cardboard Box. Opaque white opalware glass and colorless glass; with screen-printed orange and brown enamel; molded brown plastic; mold-pressed. Orange colored with white interior, circular shaped dish, with handles decorated with brown pattern of fruits. Colorless lid decorated with brown screen-printed enamel. Molded brown plastic holder.
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.