Pyrex Model Numbers, Shapes & Sizes
It might seem clinical to refer to bowls & casseroles by number, but it is a precise and nearly unmistakable method of identifying them. The model number is usually found on the bottom or occasionally under the handle. For lids, the number should be on the rim, if not on the tab handle. Disregard the mould number, it is never useful.
Lengthy names like "Oven, Refrigerator & Freezer Set" and "3-Piece Bake, Serve & Store Set" are less helpful identifiers since these names did vary over the course of the product's lifetime. The "3-Piece Casserole Set" was introduced as a "Cinderella Casserole Set" in the late 1950s. What were known as Cinderella Bowls in the 1950s were just a Bowl Set in the 1970s, and Mixing Bowls in the 1980s. Throughout these frequent name changes, the model numbers remained constant.
The focus of the following lists is confined to products made from opal Pyrex as well as certain clear Pyrex sizes that seem relevant to the context. Items manufactured prior to the late 1940s are not addressed. Specific pattern & date details are presented in Pyrex Profiles.
Individually-sized footed bowls, numbered 770, Old Town Blue.
72 - Butter Dish
75 - Margarine Dish
77 - Gravy Server
700 - 10 oz Pixie Casserole
770 - 1 cup Footed Bowl
1410 - 9 oz Mug (300 ml)
489 - 10 oz Mug, Hearth Group
Butter dishes from the 1960s are not marked with a model number, but newer ones are.
See: Compatibles, 1410 Mugs.
401 - 1½ pt Round Bowl (750 ml)
402 - 1½ Qt Round Bowl (1.5 L)
403 - 2½ Qt Round Bowl (2.5 L)
404 - 4 Qt Round Bowl (4.0 L)
300-Series - three Round Bowls: 401, 402, 403
400-Series - four Round Bowls: 401, 402, 403, 404
Round nesting bowls first appeared in 1945 with the Multi-Colour set.
441 - 1½ pt Cinderella Bowl (750 ml)
442 - 1½ Qt Cinderella Bowl (1.5 L)
443 - 2½ Qt Cinderella Bowl (2.5 L)
444 - 4 Qt Cinderella Bowl (4.0 L)
430-Series - three Cinderella Bowls: 442, 443, 444
433-Series - three Cinderella Bowls: 441, 442, 443
440-Series - four Cinderella Bowls: 441, 442, 443, 444
Cinderella bowls first appeared in 1957 with Butterprint & Gooseberry. Three-piece Cinderella bowl sets, 430 & 433, are extremely uncommon; these boxed sets are known only in Homestead. Aside from chip & dips and other special serving sets, Cinderella bowls were normally sold in four-piece sets.
See: Related, Why "Cinderella".
Clear Pyrex 7401, 7402, 7403 round nesting bowls. Aside from their model numbers, they are the same as a typical 300-series set.
7401 - 3 cup Clear Round Bowl (750 ml)
7402 - 6 cup Clear Round Bowl (1.5 L)
7403 - 10 cup Clear Round Bowl (2.5 L)
Identical to opal Pyrex 300/400-series bowls, three-piece clear Pyrex nesting bowl sets arrived in 1987. Being part of the Storage Plus product line, they came with plastic lids. It seems that there is no 7404.
7401-S - 3 cup Sculptured Clear Round Bowl (750 ml)
7402-S - 6 cup Sculptured Clear Round Bowl (1.5 L)
7403-S - 10 cup Sculptured Clear Round Bowl (2.5 L)
7404-S - 4 Qt, 4½ Qt Sculptured Clear Round Bowl (4.0 L, 4.5 L)
Clear round bowls developed a sculptured fluted exterior during late 1991 or early 1992, and were offered in three-piece and four-piece sets. Aside from their embellishment, they are the same as 300/400-series opal Pyrex bowls.
Sculptured 7401-S, Cranberry.
322 - 1 Qt Rimmed Bowl (1.0 L)
323 - 1½ Qt Rimmed Bowl (1.5 L)
325 - 2½ Qt Rimmed Bowl (2.5 L)
326 - 4 Qt Rimmed Bowl (4.0 L)
Without a "324" this numbering scheme seems counter-intuitive, but really the numbers of the first three bowls make perfect sense. When this bowl shape was introduced in 1942, it was a three-piece set only. The last digit is not meant to be sequential; it is the bowl's capacity in quarts multiplied by two. The largest bowl was added later, but instead of "328", it was assigned the next sequential number.
322 rimmed nesting bowls: Red Cherries, Blue Ribbon.
343 - 1½ Qt Straight-Sided Mixer Bowl
344 - 3 Qt Straight-Sided Mixer Bowl
Optimally designed for use with portable electric hand mixers, this shape first appeared in clear Pyrex during 1966 and in opal Pyrex during 1971. The base of the bowl is not suited for use with a stand mixer.
(Photo: 343 Decorated Mixer Bowl. Image from 1971 catalogue.)
478 - 1½ Qt Mixing Bowl
479 - 3 Qt Mixing Bowl
Mixing bowls with a distinctive substantial base were part of the Hearth Group product line, with Brittany Blue & Federal Eagle. The bowls were sold individually rather than in sets. Both sizes also exist in clear Pyrex.
Cinderella Casseroles: Pink Gooseberry 473, Sandalwood 471.
471 - 1 pt Cinderella Casserole (500 ml) - Lid: 470 or 20.
472 - 1½ pt Cinderella Casserole (750 ml) - Lid: 470 or 20.
473 - 1 Qt Cinderella Casserole (1.0 L) - Lid: 470 or 20.
474 - 1½ Qt Cinderella Casserole (1.5 L) - Lid: 474 or 24.
475 - 2½ Qt Cinderella Casserole (2.5 L) - Lid: 475 or 25.
Lids made of opal Pyrex are numbered differently for some reason, marked 20-C, 24-C, 25-C, instead of 470-C, 474-C, 475-C.
See: Related, History, Why "Cinderella".
460 Set - two Cinderella Casseroles: 473, 474 (2-piece Casserole Set). An uncommon set, it was offered in four patterns for a short time in 1985.
470 Set - three Cinderella Casseroles: 471, 472, 473 (3-piece Bake, Serve & Store Set).
480 Set - three Cinderella Casseroles: 473, 474, 475 (3-piece Casserole Set).
484 Set - one 474 Cinderella Casserole, the box is marked 484. For patterns with alternating colour schemes, this item is decorated with the darker shade rather than the lighter shade. So it is possible to find 474s of the same pattern in two different colours.
485 Set - one 475 Cinderella Casserole, the box is marked 485. This item's decoration is identical to ordinary 475s.
Round casseroles. Lime 080 (8 oz) with 980 lid, pale Yellow 024 (2 Qt) with 624 lid. A 687 lid transforms an 026 (3 Qt) casserole into a roaster. The lid itself has a 2½ Qt capacity.
080 - 8 oz Round Casserole - Lid: 980.
022 - 1 Qt Round Casserole (1.0 L) - Lids: 622, 682.
023 - 1½ Qt Round Casserole (1.5 L) - Lids: 623, 683.
024 - 2 Qt Round Casserole (2.0 L) - Lids: 624, 684.
026 - 3 Qt Round Casserole (3.0 L) - Lids: 626, 686, 687.
The last digit of the model number represents the casserole's capacity in quarts multiplied by two. Two types of lids were offered: lids numbered 62_ have a single knob on top, and those numbered 68_ are flat-top utility lids with two tab handles. Utility lids were designed to be useful as an extra baking dish. For the 026, an extra-deep 687 roaster lid also was available.
In clear Pyrex, this shape debuted in 1950, and in 1952 the 024 became the first size of this group to appear in opal Pyrex. The 080 was never offered in clear Pyrex, and the 026 exists only in clear Pyrex. Although casseroles with this same range of model numbers and sizes had existed since 1926, they are old-fashioned shapes instead, with straight sides and small handles. One more size, an 021 (1 pt), can be found in this older style.
664 round casserole, Spring Blossom Green.
664 - 4 Qt Round Casserole - Lid: 664.
From the mid 1970s, this casserole has a wide rim rather than handles, similar to a Pyrex margarine dish. It was equipped with a clear knob-top lid. Some lids have a pebbled texture, but most are smooth.
See: Compatibles, Related.
483 - 1½ Qt Round Bowl/Casserole - Lid: 484.
484 - 7¾" Round Pan/Lid
485 - 2½ Qt Round Bowl/Casserole - Lid: 486.
486 - 9½" Round Pan/Lid
Casseroles with these distinctive shapes first appeared with Brittany Blue in 1967 and remained about two years. Having no handles, the casseroles are a straight-sided bowl shape. With each one, a shallow quiche pan was provided that is contoured on the base to fit the casserole as a lid.
Casseroles, Oval & Oblong:
043 - 1½ Qt Oval Casserole (1.5 L) - Lid: 943.
045 - 2½ Qt Oval Casserole (2.5 L) - Lid: 945.
Oval casseroles first appeared in 1956 with Pink Daisy and Snowflake in Charcoal and Turquoise.
053 - 1½ Qt Oval Open Baker - Lid: 945.
The model number is not marked on this item. It was named "Open Baker" because it was normally sold uncovered, but a lid was provided in at least three special sets.
063 - 1½ Qt Oval Divided Dish - Lid: 945.
About 1972, the stated capacity was changed to 1 Qt without altering the shape or size, and it was not marked with a model number until the mid 1970s. Depending on the pattern, divided dishes came with either divided lids or non-divided lids, but both types are numbered 945. Divided lids were abandoned in the late 1960s. The dish itself is an 063, and all together the set was named 963, but this number appears only on the box.
See: Related, History.
1063 - 1½ Qt Oval Divided Dish.
This divided dish first appeared in 1959. No lid was manufactured for this shape.
See: Plain White Opal, Bluebelle.
043, 045, 053, 063, 1063 - The last digit of the model number represents the item's capacity in quarts multiplied by two.
Oval 043 (1½ Qt) casserole with 943 lid, Golden Acorn.
033 - 1½ Qt Shallow Oblong Casserole - Lid: 935.
035 - 2½ Qt Deep Oblong Casserole - Lid: 935.
055 - 2½ Qt Shallow Oblong Casserole - Lid: 958.
058 - 4 Qt Deep Oblong Casserole - Lid: 958.
Casseroles with this unique shape first appeared with Golden Honeysuckle in 1963 and remained about two years. Although other patterns can be found on these sizes, they might not be regular production items. The last digit of the model number represents the item's capacity in quarts multiplied by two.
Casseroles, Square & Rectangular:
407 - 7 oz Hostess Bowl/Ramekin
410 - 12 oz Hostess Bowl/Ramekin
015 - 1½ Qt Hostess Bowl/Casserole - Lid: 515.
025 - 2½ Qt Hostess Bowl/Casserole - Lid: 525.
Square Hostess bowls were available from summer 1949 to autumn 1953, both singly and in various sets. The two largest were offered with and without lids. As a chip & dip set, 025 & 410 re-appeared in 1959.
501 - 1½ cup, 12 oz Refrigerator Dish (350 ml) - Lid: 501.
502 - 1½ pt Refrigerator Dish (750 ml) - Lid: 502.
503 - 1½ Qt Refrigerator Dish (1.5 L) - Lid: 503.
Refrigerator dishes first appeared in 1948 with the Multi-Colour set. 500-series refrigerator dishes were almost always sold in four-piece sets, called a "4-piece Oven, Refrigerator & Freezer Set", comprising two 501s, one 502, one 503, and a lid for each. Model numbers on some examples have a leading zero, e.g.: 0502, which is not significant.
548 - 1¼ Qt Space Saver Casserole - Lid: 550.
575 - 2 Qt Space Saver Casserole - Lid: 550.
These rectangular casseroles were marketed between 1957 and 1963. Both sizes have the same length & width, so they use the same lid. Space Savers sold individually came with a Pyrex lid, but boxed sets comprising a 548 and a 575 included one Pyrex lid and two flat metal lids (550MC).
See: Related, History.
Baking Pans & Pie Plates:
913 - 1½ Qt Loaf Pan (8½ x 4½")
922 - 2 Qt Square Pan (8")
933 - 3 Qt Rectangular Pan (13½ x 8¾")
With pointy corners on their handles, these sizes arrived in 1971, and disappeared a few years later. They were usually sold in three-piece sets. Markings on certain baking pans give the impression that they are numbered 813, 822 and 833, but it might be an error. According to company literature, their numbers begin with "9", not "8".
Flamingo square 222 with rounded corners, Horizon Blue rectangular 933 with pointy corners.
212 - 1½ Qt Loaf Pan (8¾ x 5")
213 - 1½ Qt Loaf Pan (8½ x 4½")
215 - 2 Qt Loaf Pan (9 x 5")
During the 1940s & early 1950s a 212 was wider and more shallow than a 213. In clear Pyrex only, older 215s have rounded corners and could be purchased with an optional lid. A newer 215 has pointy corners, similar to a 913, and was manufactured in both clear and opal Pyrex. It seems that lids were not offered with the newer 215.
Loaf pans: 215 (2 Qt) & 213 (1½ Qt). This 215 has pointy corners, but the same size also exists with rounded corners, matching this 213.
221 - 8" Round Cake Pan (1½ Qt)
222 - 8" Square Cake Pan (2 Qt)
223 - 9" Round Cake Pan (1¾ Qt)
224 - 9" Square Cake Pan (2½ Qt)
231 - 1½ Qt Utility Dish (10 x 6")
232 - 2 Qt Utility Dish (11¾ x 7½"); 232-N - (11 x 7")
233 - 3 Qt Utility Dish (13½ x 8¾"); 233-N - (13 x 9")
234 - 4 Qt Utility Dish (15 x 9¾")
It seems that 223, 224, 233 & 234 were offered only in clear Pyrex. A Utility Dish is a rectangular baking pan. The 233's proportions changed in 1978 or 1979, becoming shorter and wider, and adding "-N" to its number. The size of the 232 was also altered, sometime between 1986 & 1988.
Round cake pans: clear 223, Lime 221.
205 - 4-7/8" Rimmed Pie Plate
206 - 6½", 6" Rimmed Pie Plate *
207 - 7½", 7¾" Rimmed Pie Plate *
208 - 8½" Rimmed Pie Plate
209 - 9½" Rimmed Pie Plate
909 - 9½" Rimmed Pie Plate **
210 - 10½" Rimmed Pie Plate
211 - 11½" Rimmed Pie Plate
228 - 9" Flavour-Saver Pie Plate
229 - 10" Flavour-Saver Pie Plate
All sizes were manufactured in clear Pyrex, and 209/909, 210 & 228 also exist in opal Pyrex. Outside diameters are listed, but inside diameters are sometimes marked on them, differing by ½" to 1"; e.g.: 208 - 7½", 229 - 9½".
* - 206 & 207 pie plates were both produced in two separate intervals and in different sizes. A 206 from the 1920s is larger than a 206 made between 1949 and the early 1960s. A 207 from the 1920s is smaller than a 207 made between 1979 & 1985.
** - When 209 pie plates first transitioned to opal Pyrex, they were modified to have a raised foot around the base The new shape was named 909, but its number was shortly changed back to 209, while still keeping the footed base. 909 pie plates are generally Lime & Flamingo, but clear 909s exist too.
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Non-Standard Pyrex Patterns & Colours
Clear Pyrex 1915 - 1950: Casseroles, Round, Oval; Baking Pans, Pie Plates
Pattern List: Pyrex Compatibles
1983 Catalogue: Corning Ware Lids
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