Suzannah’s Pyrex Journey

Having been raised in a home that valued old things, its no surprise I was drawn to vintage Pyrex. I had always dreamed of having a large collection “someday”. My someday came at the end of 2019, between business trips to Mexico and meetings. My husband and I found ourselves with little to do on […]

Dainty Maid Covered Casserole

Our friend Chad Ludwig’s road trip to acquire this Vintage Pyrex Dainty Maid with original box prompted me to research if I could find any original advertisements to pinpoint the exact production dates. Unfortunately, there were no pamphlets or inserts in the box like we find with some of our Pyrex. Photo couretesy of Chad […]

Rodney Kent, Starline, and Whatchamacallit

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 […]

Faber Birren

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 […]

Parade of Products

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 […]

Three Little Pigs

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 […]

Palomar Pyrex Paperweight

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. […]

Pink 622

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 […]