1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish with Cover
Accession Number: 
98.4.246
Dimensions: 
H: 8.2 cm; W: 8.7 cm; L: 11 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1969-1972
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Blue Horizon was released to commemorate the successful moon landing of Apollo 11 in July of 1969. - The shades of blue in Blue Horizon vary slightly as a result of the trend toward mix and match kitchenware. Pattern Description: The October 1969 issue of McCall’s magazine exclaims, “Next! Horizon Blue Pyrex Ware. Blue is what’s new. And blue is what you’ll be seeing just about everywhere…in fashion, in home decorating, in accessories, It’s sure to make your universe a little bit nicer.” The advertisement, showing the Horizon Blue collection sitting atop the moon’s surface with Earth in the distance, was released to commemorate the success of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July of 1969. Horizon Blue was initially produced as a relatively small collection by comparison. The set included the Cinderella Bowl set (440), the three-piece mixing bowl set (300), the Bake, Serve and Store set (470) with clear lids, the three-piece Casserole set (480) with clear lids, the four-piece Oven, Refrigerator and Freezer set (500) with full-ribbed clear lids, and three oval casseroles (943, 945, & the divided 963) with decorated opal lids. After its initial success, Horizon Blue was released as a Bakeware set (330) and as a 10 oz. pixie Casserole (700) in 1971. While the shades of blue in Horizon Blue vary slightly, Corning made them that way in order to address the contemporary trend of mix and match designs. In 1972 the Horizon Blue line was discontinued.
Pattern Name: 
Horizon Blue
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Cup Pyrex Refrigerator Dish in "Horizon" Pattern with Cover. Translucent white non-lead opalware glass; colorless borosilicate; blue enamel; pressed, tempered, enameled; a) rectangular shaped dish; machine finished rim; sides taper in to bottom; bottom rounds in to base; dish exterior blue, interior and base white; rectangular shaped ring foot; flat base with PYREX® backstamp including item number "501 B" molded into it; b) rectangular cover; flat top with "36" and "501-C" molded into it, edges of top raised; sides of cover taper out and down to flat pressed out rim; inner edge of rim underside raised, underside of cover top ribbed.