1960 Pyrex Retail Catalogue (Part 2)
This six page catalogue aimed at retailers was issued by Corning Glass Works of Canada Ltd. based in Leaside Ontario. It is a list of all available Pyrex products that a merchant might order by the case. Although the catalogue originates from the Canadian division of Corning, all of the Pyrex items presented in it are American-made. It had been several years since the Leaside plant had melted any glass, and where Pyrex was concerned, this facility was just a distribution centre at this time.
The following images are a modified version of the catalogue, the layout has been altered in order to maintain a legible text size. Also see: Part One.
Clear Ovenware. An 088 is a cleverly designed oval roaster. With two of them, one can be inverted to become a lid. Both the 088 and 1233 were introduced in 1957. A 687 lid is deeper than the usual flat-top utility lid and it fits an 026 casserole. A 95 nesting bowl set includes: 322, 323, 325. This set was called "95" because it could be purchased for 95¢ in 1942 when it debuted.
Ovenware, Measuring Cups and 1063 divided dish (a new item in 1960), plus Replacement Offer & Guarantee. In plain white opal, a 1063 was a regular item that remained up to 1967. A blue opal version, named Bluebelle, was a special gift promotion for 1960 only. No lids were provided for 1063s.
It is unclear why the two larger measuring cups are listed as 517 & 533. Their usual model numbers are 516 & 532.
Divided dishes & non-divided dishes, and 300/400-series round nesting bowl sets. Aside from the multi-colour set, only three-bowl sets were offered at this time. Solid-coloured four-bowl sets in Yellow, Pink or Turquoise had been available during the late 1950s.
Cinderella bowls & casseroles, refrigerator sets. For Cinderella sets: Yellow = yellow & black Gooseberry; Pink = pink Gooseberry; Turquoise = turquoise Butterprint. Only a 470 set was produced at this time; 480 sets did not arrive until 1961.
Spring gift promotion sets and new 300-series bowl set. Pattern names are not listed here, but in advertising, the 943 was said to have a "Meadow" decoration, the 575 is a "classic gold star on turquoise", and the colour of the 444 Salad Bowl is "modern green". It seems that a genuine photograph of the three-bowl Butterprint set was unavailable because the real bowls do not look like that.
Pyrex gift promotion in-store display unit.
List of Pyrex replacement parts for Flameware, casseroles, nesting bowl sets and refrigerator dishes. (Larger version in a new window.)
Also see: Part One.
Dates for Pyrex patterns/pieces: 1940s to 1950s, 1960s to 1980s
Clear Pyrex 1915 - 1950: Casseroles, Round, Oval; Baking Pans, Pie Plates
Why name mixing bowls after Cinderella?
1943 Pyrex Order Form
1945 Pyrex Booklet
1946 Advertisement: Clear Pyrex Ware
1956 Advertisement: Pyrex Pie Plates, etc.
1956 Advertisement: Pyrex Ware
1956 Advertisement: Decorator Casseroles
1958 Advertisement: Pyrex Gifts
1959 Advertisement: Pyrex Gifts
1960 Advertisement: Golden Acorn
1960 Advertisement: Pyrex Gifts
1961 Pyrex Leaflet: The Perfect Gift
1962 Advertisement: Pyrex Gifts
1964 Advertisement: Pyrex Coffee Carafes
1968 Pyrex Leaflet: Part One, Part Two
1970 Catalogue: Pyrex Ware
1970 Catalogue: Pyrex in Four Patterns
1971 Catalogue: Pyrex in Five Patterns
Pyrex Beverage Makers Use & Care
Which Pyrex items are real Opal?
Extra Photos: Pyrex (1950s), (1960s)
Extra Photos: Clear Pyrex (Newer than 1950)
Extra Photos: Pyrex Beverage Servers, Etc.
Extra Photos: British Pyrex (Part 1)
Pyrex Model Numbers
Isn't this pattern known by a different name?