Pyrex Bakeware in Corelle Cradles: Pyrex Coordinates
Forever Yours, Symphony:
About 1991, dark brown clear Pyrex bakeware was paired with metal serving cradles in two Corelle patterns: Forever Yours and Symphony. In the early 1980s this type of metal holder had been a familiar item in the Fireside Originals product line, but these older examples are decorated with designs that are unrelated to Corelle.
In Forever Yours & Symphony there are three shapes, and all are 2 Qt: 024/624 round casserole, 222-R square pan, 232-R rectangular pan.
Fireside-tinted dark brown Pyrex 222-R square pan with Symphony cradle.
Model numbers for square & rectangular pans are suffixed with "R", denoting a newer type of pan that appeared in 1988, with wide tab handles instead of full-width ones. The older style debuted in 1950, but it was still in production in the 1980s when this type of metal stand was designed. So a regular 222 or 232 will fit the cradle equally well, but it is the 222-R & 232-R that came with Corelle-patterned cradles originally.
Blue Velvet, Summer Blush:
There is at least one example of a clear rectangular Pyrex pan equipped with a basket made to match Corelle. The set included two patterned ribbons, one printed with Blue Velvet and the other in Summer Blush. The ribbon could be woven through the sides of the basket, encircling its entire circumference. Nothing else is known about this item, and there might be other shapes and patterns too. Since both patterns were introduced in 1996, this Pyrex set probably dates to that time.
Almond, Cinnamon, Citrus:
Available in 1980 & 1981, the Baker In A Hammock was designed to co-ordinate with the first three patterns of the Dimension IV product line. The set was comprised of a clear Pyrex 233 rectangular pan (3 Qt) and a hardwood frame supporting a canvas hammock. For serving, the Pyrex pan was suspended in the hammock, protecting the tabletop from the hot surface. The detachable canvas was available in solid Cinnamon and striped Almond and Citrus.
Almond, Citrus and Cinnamon Bakers in Hammocks pictured with Corelle.
From the Fireside Originals product line, this pattern is unrelated to Corelle and appears only on metal stands meant for Pyrex bakeware. Sizes include: 213 loaf pan, 222 square pan, 232 rectangular pan, 024/624 round casserole.
Fireside dark brown tinted 213 loaf pan, Windsong metal stand.
Corelle Profile: Almond, Cinnamon, Citrus
Pyrex Profile: Tinted Clear Pyrex - Fireside, Cranberry, etc.
Clear Pyrex 1915 - 1950: Casseroles, Round, Oval; Baking Pans, Pie Plates