An Early History of Glass in the United States

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 […]

Rare Pyrex Sales and Finds as of 01/31/2022

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 […]

Now find me on Goodreads!

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…

“They Live In a Glass House…”

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.

The Discovery of Pyroceram aka Corningware

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 […]

Pyrex Meets Twitch

I present to you Shiny, Happy Pyrex People’s debut on Twitch! It was just a random morning on a random day. Hubs and I were doing our normal routine. But sometimes life is funny and the stars align. Hubs is a big gamer and was super excited about Last Epoch. He has a few man […]

Recent Rare Sales through 11/30/21

Federal Eagle Blue Mugs Sold: 12/02/2021 Price: $958 Location: New Salem, Pennsylvania Red Terra 402 Sold: 11/29/2021 Price: $312 Location: Phoenix, Arizona Yellow Souffle Sold: 11/28/2021 Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Gypsy Caravan 442 Sold: 11/25/2021 Price: $2,176 Location: Montoursville, Pennsylania Dianthus 473 Sold: 11/21/2021 Price: $1,551 Location: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania Dianthus 474 Sold: 11/21/2021 Price: […]

Very Thankful

A few months ago Rakow Research Library reached out to me about obtaining the new Pyrex book, “Shiny, Happy Pyrex People.” I feel honored to be in the library collection. I feel validated as an author to be listed in the research guides for Pyrex. Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!