Author: jmashley

Rare Sales as of 08/06/2022

Maybe not rare in the strictest sense but fun nevertheless. 6 oz. Turquoise Custard Cup Sold: 06/04/2022 Price: $185 Location: Wylie, TX 10 oz. Yellow Custard Cup Sold: 05/25/2022 Price: $157.50 Location: Monessen, PA 024 Duchess with Cradle and Box! Price: Best Offer Sold: 06/012/2022 Location: Matland, Canada 024 Fred Press Lid Sold: 06/05/2022 Price: […]

Rare Pyrex Finds ITW as of 07/31/2022

Not my pics. Thank for sharing your scores on Facebook! Found on February 11, 2022, this Cinderella bowl has been named “Country Breeze” and has found a lovely home! Found on April 9, 2022 for $3 at a yard sale, the 043 Duck Hunt! Found on May 3, 2022 the 045 Golden Tulip! Found on […]

What is 42?

You may have seen these items listed on ebay and wondered “what the heck?” A toothpick holder (I think), a coaster, a Zippo brand measuring tape, a belt buckle made by Indiana Metal Craft, and a ruler. All feature a prominent logo “Pyrex 42 Corning” and the backwards dollar stamp. Pyrex was invented by Corning […]

The Introduction of Pyrex Bakeware

Today, I am excited to share some interesting tidbits found in “Corning Glassmaker” published Corning Glass Works in 1953. Firstly, “Corning Glassmaker” is the evolution of “The Gaffer.” This happens to be the first issue with the new name. As we know, Pyrex had its roots in home baking experiments using a battery jar. I […]

Pyrex Lamp? Maybe not.

Inn the 5th Edition of Pyrex: The Unauthorized Collector’s Guide by Barbara Mauzy,  she mentions that Richard Kelly designed a lamp with Pyrex glass which appeared on the cover of the Gift and Art Buyer January 1941 issue.   Specifically, the secondary source says “back in January 1941 cover of “The Gift and Art Buyer” magazine pictured a Pyrex lamp on […]

Glass and You…

Today’s post come from “Glass and You…” published by Corning Glass Works in 1947. While this would be considered a secondary source, I thought it valuable to share that many facts found in “Shiny, Happy Pyrex People” are corroborated by older company publications. The following images are a brief history of Corning Glass Works. Below […]

Pyrex Mystery Solved!

Never give up! There is STILL rare Pyrex being found in the wild. I am particularly excited about this post as it has solved a Pyrex Mystery. In 1948, there is an advertisement for “Tulip-Time Pyrexware” which was available for a short time until this sale advertisement from 1951. The 1951 advertisement is the only […]