Pyrex Salt or Pepper Shaker with Lid

Object Name: 
Pyrex Salt or Pepper Shaker with Lid

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Object Name: 
Pyrex Salt or Pepper Shaker with Lid
Accession Number: 
98.4.224
Dimensions: 
H: 11.4 cm; Diam: 5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1972-1982
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Web Description: 
Interesting Facts about Pattern: Old Town Blue is unique in that it was first released as Tabletop Compatibles to the Corelle Dinner Ware line. Pattern Description: Old Town Blue is relatively unique in that it was released first as a Compatible Tabletop set for the Corelle Livingware line. Only one baking dish (473) was ever released, though not advertised in the Pyrex catalogs. The Corelle Livingware collection contains napkin rings, a butter dish, a round margarine dish, a gravy server, teacups, a footed custard bowl, mugs, a cream and sugar, and salt and pepper shakers. While there were no opal Pyrex patterns of this nature other than the one baking dish, when it was released it was advertised as the perfect complement to the Homestead pattern. Old Town Blue was called “A breath of nostalgia in an air of fresh design…Dainty swirls of fanciful flowers of deep indigo blue say Old Town Blue is something nice.” When Corelle was introduced in England and France one of the patterns released was Old Town Blue. The design was officially discontinued in 1982
Pattern Name: 
Old Town Blue
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, white enamel, slate blue decoration; slate blue plastic; mold-blown, by machine; screen printed; a) conical shaped bottle; machine finished rim; neck flares up to rim; body tapered out from top to bottom, body white except at very bottom; horizontal design around body near bottom, design is a band of blue flowers and vines; b) conical shaped lid; tall triangular knob in center of lid; lid domed, "PYREX®/MADE IN U.S.A." molded into top, outer edge serrated; underside of lid has deep hole in center, "3" molded into lid's underside near outer edge; three legs attached to underside, legs taper in slightly.