The Pyrexette

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Object Name: 
6 Pyrex Baking Dishes with Original Box
Title: 
The Pyrexette
Accession Number: 
2010.4.1578
Dimensions: 
Overall H (ab): 9 cm, Diam: 11.5 cm; H (c): 4 cm, Diam: 11 cm; H (d): 2.8 cm, Diam: 12.5 cm; H (e): 4.7 cm, W: 12 cm, D: 7.5 cm; H (f): 5 cm, Diam: 8.8 cm; H (g): 5 cm, Diam: 8.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1925
Primary Description: 
The Pyrexette in Original Box. Colorless glass; cardboard, machine-made. Original boxed set of child-sized Pyrex dishes. One circular casserole with lid, one circular mixing bowl, one pie plate, one loaf pan, and two custard dishes all in original box.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Williams, Dianne, Source
2010-12-31
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
$ / PYREX / $ / 184
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Stamped (a) on base of casserole
502 / PYREX
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Stamped (b) on casserole lid
$ / PYREX / $ / 452 / C-B
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Stamped (c) on bowl
$ / PYREX / $ / 425 / OE
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Stamped (g) on custard
PATENTED / $ / PYREX / $ / MAY 27, 1919 / 213 / A-C
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Stamped (e) on loaf pan
$ / PYREX / $ / 425 / OB
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Stamped (f) on custard
PATENTED / $ / PYREX / $ / MAY 27, 1919 / 205 / A-C
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Stamped (d) on pie plate
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.