Welcome to another Vintage Pyrex mystery sovled! I don’t want to assume what a collector may know or not know and so let me start at the beginning by telling a story. In 1899 Max Krischer founded Krisher’s Manufacturing Company and metal products consisted of sheet, wire, stamped, plated, finished, lacquered, polished, and buffed (The […]
A few months ago I came across the name Faber Birren as being credited with choosing the colors for the Pyrex Bakeware line of flamingo red and lime green. So who was Faber Birren? Faber Birren was born on September 21, 1900 in Chicago to Crescentia Lang Birren and landscape painter, Joseph Pierre Birren. He […]
Today’s tidbit comes from The Gaffer, March 1949. Here we can confirm that there are Pyrex Petri dishes. Furthermore, conscientious efforts go into not only the glass but also into the shape and manufucaturing consistency for effective use in research labs. Corning Glass Works held research and development as a top priority for themselves and […]
According to Barbara Mauzy’s book “Pyrex: The Unauthorized Collector’s Guide,” this little piggy bank is made of Pyrex. However, a recent discovery by our friend, Eddie Richard, may point its origins to Port Allegany, Pennsylvania. So here is our first little pig. He has a slot on top for coins and he is hollow. The […]
Here is a new item discovered by our friend, Eddie Richard. This is a paperweight made from Pyrex glass. It appears to be a souvenir from the Palomar Observatory, home of the Pyrex 200-inch disc. I was only able to locate the lucite verision myself (last image). I would date the glass paperweight around 1948. […]
Today’s post is courtesy of our friend Don Bower. Over the years, Don has had some fantastic finds. We thank you for sharing! This pink casserole dish was found in the Elmira area of New York. Who has a matching lid? Please share and forward to Don. The Round Casserole 622 with handles was manufactured […]
Today let’s recognize the Rakow librarians who saved/restored many of the documents that I used for my Pyrex research. Without them, this knowledge would be lost or much harder to piece together.
Could Midge be referring to the CGW show in Pawtucket, RI? What pieces do you spy? From the Gaffer December 1948.
This fun pic came across my desk. The hunt is on!
What day is it? What day is it? May 27, 1919 – the patent for Pyrex glass was issued. You can find more interesting facts about Pyrex in my book and blog.