1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Loaf Pan

Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Loaf Pan

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Object Name: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Loaf Pan
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Overall H: 7.6 cm, W: 25.1 cm, D: 12.2 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: - Desert Dawn was one of the first opal ware Pyrex collections to hit the consumer market. Pattern Description: The 1955 release of Desert Dawn was comprised of two colors, Desert Pink and Desert Yellow. These were two of the first opal ware Pyrex products to hit the market. An advertisement in the August issue of LIFE magazine claimed that Desert Dawn was “A new color fashion in bakingware for both cooking and serving.” While both were solid colors, the pink and yellow versions of Desert Dawn were randomly speckled with tiny brown dots. Each color was released as a pie plate, in two sizes of round casseroles, and in a series of bake ware that included a loaf pan, cake pan, square pan, and two sizes of a rectangular pan. Desert Dawn in Pink and Yellow was discontinued in 1956.
Pattern Name: 
Desert Dawn
Williams, Dianne, Source
213 1 1/2 QT. / TRADE MARK / 5 / PYREX / ® / MADE IN U.S.A. / OVENWARE
Stamped on base
Primary Description: 
1-1/2 Quart Pyrex Loaf Pan in "Desert Dawn" Pattern. Opaque white opalware glass, applied yellow speckle color; machine-made. Rectangular loaf pan with white interior and yellow speckled exterior.
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.