Pyrex Profile - Old Orchard (1974)
First appearing in the spring of 1974, Old Orchard is a dark brown motif of fruits on a golden orange background, and most pieces are lightly sprayed with brown shading around the top. Differing from many Pyrex patterns, it does not have an alternating colour scheme, but sets include patterned items mixed with non-patterned ones. Old Orchard was designed by artist Estelle Rothstein. It was discontinued late 1977 or early 1978.
401 & 402 round nesting bowls. The intensity of the brown shading sometimes varies from piece to piece.
Old Orchard sets are decorated a number of different ways. Each size in the 400-series and 440-series nesting bowl sets has brown shading at the rim, and patterned bowls alternate with non-patterned bowls. The 480 casserole set is decorated this way as well.
In the 470 set, the 471 & 472 have no brown shading or pattern at all, but the 473 is fully decorated, as it is in the 480 set. Oval casseroles, divided dishes and 664 casseroles do not have brown shading. The 500-series refrigerator set includes two different solid-coloured 501s, a dark brown 502, and a patterned 503 without brown shading.
501 refrigerator dishes. Old Orchard seems to be the only Pyrex pattern with two different 501s. The 502 is solid brown too.
Initially, oval casseroles, divided dishes and Cinderella casseroles were equipped with solid brown opal Pyrex lids. By mid 1977 this was no longer the case, so casseroles manufactured during the later part of this pattern's lifespan came with clear Pyrex lids. Because divided dishes were dropped in 1976, they never have clear lids.
Harvest 473 casserole with plastic hugger cradle.
Also from the spring of 1974, 473 & 475 casseroles were offered with a special version of Old Orchard that was named "Harvest" instead. Both casseroles came with a clear patterned lid and a plastic hugger cradle. These casseroles have no brown shading and their background colours are lighter than usual. The 473 is still orange, but the 475 is closer to yellow than orange.
(Photo top: Harvest 475 casserole, image from 1974 brochure.)
(Photo bottom: 470 lid for 473 Harvest casserole.)
300-Series Round - 401, 402 (no pattern), 403
400-Series Round - 401, 402 (no pattern), 403, 404 (no pattern)
440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442 (no pattern), 443, 444 (no pattern)
4 Qt Round Casserole - 664
Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 471 (no pattern), 472 (no pattern), 473 - with brown opal lids*, or plain clear lids
Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 473, 474 (no pattern), 475 - with brown opal lids*, or plain clear lids
Cinderella Casserole, single - 473 (lighter orange), or 475 (deep yellow) - both named "Harvest", with patterned clear lids
Oval Casseroles - 043/943, 045/945 - with brown opal lids, or plain clear lids
Divided Dish - 063/963‡ - dish is orange with no pattern, brown opal lid
Refrigerator Dishes - 501 (one solid brown, one solid orange), 502 (solid brown), 503 (patterned) - with clear lids
* - Cinderella casserole lids made of opal Pyrex are often numbered differently for some reason, marked 20-C, 24-C, 25-C, instead of 470-C, 474-C, 475-C.
‡ - Although catalogues and packaging state that a covered divided dish is a 963, neither the lid nor the dish is marked this way. The dish itself is an 063, but this number only appears on examples made during the mid 1970s. Its lid is a 945, the same lid that is meant for an 045 casserole. Since about 1972, the capacity of an 063 had been stated as 1 Qt rather than 1½ Qt.
Glassware from Dominion Glass: This glassware might not be an official licensed product, but the design is very convincing. The brown fruit pattern has an orange background and a brown band near the top.
943 & 945 oval casseroles, 472 & 473 Cinderella casseroles, divided dish. Image from 1974 brochure.
1974 Brochure: Old Orchard & Harvest
1976 Catalogue: Pyrex Ware
Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella?
Dates for Pyrex patterns/pieces: 1960s to 1980s
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