The Test Kitchen

In the October 1946 issue of “Gaffer,” we find several employee highlighted in the Consumer Products Division: Director of Home Economics Dr. Lucy M Maltby, Photographer Ayres Stevens, Helen Martin, Mary Alice Dailey, Julian Kilman, Sales Representative Dudley Olcott, Lilla Cortright, Esther Rhodes, Sales Representative Clair Van Etten, Sales Representative Harry Hormell, Sales Representative Harry […]

Happy Birthday! to Shiny, Happy Pyrex People!

This weekend marks one year since “Shiny, Happy Pyrex People” arrived at the warehouse after its harrowing journey from China, across the Pacific Ocean, and passing customs at the port in Long Beach, California. In celebration, I thought it would be fun to share a video of how I did my research. Since I wrote […]

Pyrex Bingo

For those of us with small houses or tight budgets, I’ve created a little game that I like to call “Pyrex Bingo.” This game works well when you come across some Pyrex that you aren’t in love with but you feel compelled to buy. First, take your Bingo sheet and get ready for some fun! […]

Gaffer Goes to Rigopal!

Here are some facts about Rigopal Pyrex, according to the November 1946 issue of Corning Glass Works’ “Gaffer.” The affiliate company was Cristalerias Rigolleau founded in 1882 by Leon Rigolleau and nephew Gaston Fourvel-Rigolleau in Bunos Aires. In 1907, the factory was moved to Berazategui, Argentina (a suburb of Buenos Aires) along the Rio de […]

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 […]