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 […]
My first piece of fan mail! This note was so encouraging and unexpected. It really validated my goals for writing the newest Pyrex book!
The following is a summary of interesting Pyrex facts found in the publication above: Regarding the 200-inch Pyrex disk: “Twenty years and $6,550,000 went into building the big disk and placing it in the giant Hale telescope at Palomar Mountain… Only glass could meet the exacting specification for the Palomar mirror, whose curvature must never […]
According to “Pressed Glass 1825-1925” by The Corning Museum of Glass, the glass industry in the United States started with Britain’s depletion of natural resources, specifically, timber. It was proposed that raw materials be harvested and manufacturing be set up in the New World for import to England. A series of challenges led American glass […]
January was an exciting month for finding rare Pyrex in the wild. It can happen to you and new Pyrex is still being discovered. Happy hunting! (Not my pics). 475 Angelfish in Gold found for $3 at a thrift shop! 474 Clear bottom found in Pennsylvania! The other one known was found on a Goodwill […]
Mad thanks to Wilson for visiting CMOG and the Shiny, Happy Pyrex People display! If ya’ll haven’t already, would you graciously leave a review at shinyhappypyrexpeople.com/reviews/ AND Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/…/60183281-shiny-happy-pyrex…
Excerpt from the Saturday Evening Post August 19, 1944 As I continue my research looking for clues and new information about Pyrex, I came across the article below. It is interesting to see stories written in their own words of the time. It makes one appreciate the importance of oral history.
In my research, I found this interesting excerpt from “The Annual Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institute for the Year 1962.” The following is the discover of Pyroceram in S. Donald Stookey’s own words: “A new world is suddenly unfolding to the startled glass technologist as he gazes into his 6,000-year-old […]
Happy New Year! Enjoy this copy of the 1934 Pyrex Calendar!