Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Power of Pyrex

A recent article in Country Living magazine reminded me that 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Pyrex, the "glass you can cook in."  The first ads for Pyrex came out in magazines in the fall of 2015.

I find Pyrex bowls and covered dishes at almost every estate sale I attend.  There are probably two reasons for this: one, Pyrex containers were popular with homemakers throughout most of the 20th century; and 2) they tend to last a long time. 

I can't buy all of the Pyrex bowls I see, of course, but I have been able to collect quite a few of them. They don't just sit on my shelves -- I use them almost every day.








I also find Pyrex ads in vintage magazines at estate sales.














Here's a website devoted to Pyrex glass patterns:
http://www.pyrexlove.com/vintage-pyrex-pattern-guide/

The Corning Museum of Glass exhibition on historic Pyrex runs June 6, 2015 through March 17, 2016.
http://www.cmog.org/collection/exhibitions/pyrex

The Country Living article on Pyrex is here:
http://www.countryliving.com/shopping/antiques/a35240/pyrex/

You can find photographs and links to other blogs about Pyrex bowls and dishes on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/pyrex-bowls/


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