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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Pyrex Glass

Im sure many people of a certain age in the UK will remember these
Pyrex glasses  in  plastic holders, I remember them from the 1960's/1970's I also remember the pyrex glass ware such as dishes, plates cups etc.

Pyrex was developed by the American  Glassmaker Cornings in 1912. Borosilicate glass would not crack or shatter when put in the oven. I remember pyrex ware more often than not in a white colour with various patterns such as the one above, floral etc.
You will notice the back mark JAJ on many items, The initials stood for James A. Jobling. He accquired the rights to produce pyrex in 1922. His Factory was in Sunderland UK, Sadly this plant closed in 2007.

Below are 2 cups made in Holland which i think are probably copying the pyrex design.

1 comment:

  1. Those plastic cup holders certainly brought back some memories! I expect my Mum has still got them in a cupboard somewhere :O)

    I love Pyrex and wouldn't be without my measuring jug and baking dish! They are used all them time, wash up well, and last well.