When was that Pyrex pattern or piece introduced?
Part Two: 1960s to 1980s
Dates determined from print advertisements and catalogues, from 1945 to the 1980s. Jump to: 1940s ... 1950s ... ... 1970s ... 1980s
Golden Acorn (1960)
This pattern follows pink Daisy and turquoise Snowflake, appearing on oval 043 & 045 casseroles, 548 & 575 Space Savers, divided dishes and non-divided dishes. In some catalogues it was called Gold Acorn on Ivory. Packaging materials sometimes were printed with the phrase "Golden Touch", but this is not the pattern name.
Golden Acorn 548 Space Saver.
This is the fourth pattern to appear on Cinderella bowls. In 1962 it became available on 470 Cinderella casseroles, but there is no 480 set. Butter dishes and refrigerator dishes also exist, but it is unclear whether these were regular production items. The name Sandalwood relates to the colour rather than the design. It was discontinued about 1964.
Sandalwood butter dish.
Early American (1962)
Available until 1971, this was the first Pyrex pattern to encompass a wider range of shapes, with Cinderellas alongside ovals for the first time. But until 1965, the only items offered in Early American were 440-series bowls, 043 & 045 oval casseroles, and divided dishes. Additional sets arrived during 1965 & 1966, completing the product line.
(Photo: Early American 404.)
440-series bowls and 470/480 casseroles alternate between gold on brown and brown on white. Divided dishes exist in both colour schemes, but 043s & 045s are always gold on brown. All 400-series bowls are brown on white. This is also true of 501s & 502s, but the 503 is the only piece with a white pattern on brown.
A chip & dip set is comprised of a 441 & 444, both are gold on brown, so this 441 is unique. In 1965 a coffee set debuted with a 12 cup Pyrex carafe and six 1410 mugs. Although the eagle's pose is different than usual, this set was definitely advertised as Early American. See Early American in 1970 Catalogue.
Golden Honeysuckle 033 1½ Qt shallow with 935 lid.
Golden Honeysuckle (1963)
With this pattern, an unusual oblong casserole shape debuted in four sizes: 033 (1½ Qt shallow), 035 (2½ Qt deep), 055 (2½ Qt shallow), 058 (4 Qt deep). A 935 lid fits 033 & 035, and a 958 lid fits 055 & 058. Solid walnut serving trays in two sizes were designed to fit under all four casseroles. Golden Honeysuckle was still available in 1964, but otherwise this shape seems to be short-lived. In green, another version of this pattern had appeared in 1960 on an oval 043 called the Floral Casserole.
Town & Country (1963)
This pattern has two versions of nearly every piece. The original version varies a lot from set to set, but it is dominated by solid colours mainly, and many pieces are unpatterned. Exceptions are 470/480 casseroles with a small brown pattern, and ovals with a large orange & brown pattern.
(Photo: Original 470 casserole set, solid colours with a small brown pattern.)
Sets in the alternative version of Town & Country are always decorated the same way. Each piece has a white background and a large pattern, either orange or brown, but not orange and brown.
At Town & Country's introduction, both the refrigerator set and 300-series bowl set were solid-coloured and unpatterned. In the original 440-series set are three solid-coloured bowls and a white 444 with an orange & brown pattern.
(Photo: Alternative 300-series set, white with large orange or brown patterns. All shapes & sizes in the alternative version are decorated this way.)
In the alternative version, 300-series bowls and 440-series bowls have alternating orange or brown patterns on white. Although a 404 does exist in this version, it was not part of a 400-series set. It is white with a brown pattern, so it does not fit the alternating colour scheme. Instead it was sold singly as a casserole, with a 626 lid and a cradle.
The original 470/480 sets are printed with a small brown pattern, and both sets use the same progression of background colours: orange, yellow and white. This means that there are two distinct 473s; the white one belongs to the 470 set and the orange one belongs to the 480 set. In the alternative version, 470/480 sets are white with a large pattern: 471, 473, 475 are brown, and 472 & 474 are orange.
Divided dishes and oval 043 & 045 casseroles are white with either a brown pattern or an orange & brown pattern. An 024 casserole is white-bodied with a brown pattern. An orange-patterned 441 and a brown-patterned 444 comprised a chip & dip set. They are the same bowls as those in the alternative 440 set, but were specially packaged with a metal bracket. Matching Pyrex coffee carafes in 8 cup and 12 cup sizes are decorated with gold leaf. Town & Country was discontinued about 1967.
(Photo: Town & Country carafe, 8 cups. A 12 cup is taller and probably has the same diameter at the top.)
Original solid-coloured Town & Country 300-series bowl set. There is no 404.
It is different from most Pyrex patterns, with a textured exterior designed to mimic rustic earthenware. The range of items was limited, and there are gaps in the sizes available. Round nesting bowls include 401, 403, 404, and Cinderella casseroles include 471, 472, 474, 475. Bowls and casseroles were sold individually rather than in sets. Casserole lids are opal Pyrex and are decorated in the same manner as casseroles.
Dinnerware shapes & sizes are: 9" plates, 8 oz bowls, 13 oz mugs, 12" round platter. Terra's unusual mugs have no handles because the decoration is achieved by rotating the item, and a handle would interfere in the process. This pattern was produced for about two years.
Terra mugs (13 oz). The shape of their base enables them to stack.
Rainbow Stripe bowls: Pink, Sandalwood, Blue, Yellow (1965)
Three sizes of round nesting bowls decorated with smart stripes were available for individual purchase as well as in a 300-series set. The boxed set included: Pink 401, Sandalwood 402, Blue 403.
With the addition of Yellow, four colours were offered in three sizes in open stock, allowing for 64 potential colour combinations in a custom set, choosing one of each size. There is no 404 in this pattern. Rainbow Stripe was available up to 1968 or 1969.
Rainbow Stripe 300-series set.
Children's Set: Blue Trains, Red Circus (1966)
A three-piece set of tableware for children appeared about 1966 and was discontinued by 1968. Original packaging dubbed it a Child Feeding Set, and there were two pattern choices, Blue Trains & Red Circus. The set includes: 1410 mug, 1416 bowl (1 pt), 791 divided plate (9½").
Hearth Group: Brittany Blue, Federal Eagle (1967)
Unique shapes debuted with the Hearth Group product line, encompassing mugs, mixing bowls, and round casseroles without handles. Casseroles were available only in Brittany Blue, and their unusual lids also serve as a quiche or torte pan. Sizes are: 483 (1½ Qt) with 484 lid (7¾"), and 485 (2½ Qt) with 486 lid (9½").
Brittany Blue 484 & 486. Shallow baking pans that double as lids, they fit the tops of 483 & 485 casseroles.
Brittany Blue & Federal Eagle mixing bowls were sold singly in two sizes: 478 (1½ Qt) & 479 (3 Qt). Mugs are numbered 489, and in both patterns they are decorated two different ways: an all-over pattern, or solid-coloured with a patterned band at the bottom.
(Photo: Brittany Blue mug, all-over pattern.)
The Hearth Group was available for one or two years. Visit Replacements Ltd. for photos of Federal Eagle and a Brittany Blue casserole.
Bowls and ovenware are decorated in shades of solid green, and Verde's pattern is printed on the opal Pyrex lids of oval casseroles and divided dishes. Most often, 470/480 casserole sets came with plain clear lids instead, but patterned opal lids do exist for these sizes too.
(Photo: 470 set & 480 set, with plain clear lids. Image from 1970 catalogue.)
470/480 sets have the same progression of three gradually darker colours, from pale yellow-green to avocado green. This means that there are two distinct 473 casseroles; the darker one belongs to the 470 set and the yellow one belongs to the 480 set. This pattern was last available in 1972. See Verde in 1970 Catalogue.
Verde 471 with patterned lid. Because the lid is opal Pyrex, it is numbered 20 rather than 470.
Another Pyrex pattern named Verde is a green design of square blossoms on white. 400 & 440 sets alternate patterned bowls with two solid avocado green ones, both the same colour. In 470/480 sets each piece is white with a pattern, and this is also true of the 024 casserole, divided dish, and 503 refrigerator dish. In a special set, a 404 came with a 626 lid and a cradle.
The square blossom design first appeared during the mid 1960s on golden brown 470/480 casseroles named Autumn Floral. The green version was available from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, but exact dates are not known. Visit Replacements Ltd. for a photo of Autumn Floral.
Solid orange and solid yellow casseroles are combined with patterned lids. Oval 043s are orange, and 045s & divided dishes are yellow. All ovals have opal Pyrex lids. During late 1969 & early 1970, regular oval casseroles were fitted with baskets and sold in gift sets. (Photo above: yellow 045/945 & orange 043/943 in special sets.)
Daisy 442 Cinderella bowl.
Lids for 470/480 casseroles are also patterned, and initially they were clear, but opal lids exist for all of these sizes too. Refrigerator dishes and 400-series round bowls are decorated only with graduated solid colours. Orange 442s & 444s are printed with a yellow pattern, but 441s & 443s are solid yellow. This pattern was discontinued about 1972. See Daisy in 1970 Catalogue.
New Multi-Colour bowls (1968)
This set includes: blue 401, orange 402, yellow 403, green 404. Each colour is quite distinct from the original multi-colour set, so the difference is not just a case of swapping the two largest bowls.
Although the original set also included a blue 401, the new blue 401's colour is deeper and more vivid. The new 402 is bright orange, not red. The yellow 403 of this set is the same colour as Daisy's 402. The 404 is the same dark green bowl that is found in the usual Verde set. The new multi-colour set was last available in 1977.
Horizon Blue (1969)
Patterned opal lids are paired with oval casseroles & divided dishes, and solid blue nesting bowls alternate with patterned ones. Horizon Blue looks quite different when it appears on lids, with bigger and bolder motifs, printed in two-tone blue. (Photo above: 045/945 oval & 470 set.)
Horizon Blue 401 & 402. A patterned 403 completes the 300-series set. It seems that there is no 404, but if it does exist, it would be solid blue.
470/480 sets include solid blue 471s & 474s, and the rest are patterned. Plain clear lids came with these sets, but during late 1970 or early 1971 one solid blue 474 was offered in a special gift promotion set with a patterned clear lid and a basket. Horizon Blue was last available in 1972. See Horizon Blue in 1970 Catalogue.
Pixie Casseroles (1970)
Oval individual baking dishes with tab handles were introduced in the spring of 1970. The company named them Pixie Casseroles and they were decorated with solid colours matching standard Pyrex patterns. A price list from that time documents them: Verde (avocado green), Daisy (yellow), Horizon Blue (blue), Friendship (red). Orange ones also exist, but it is unclear whether they are meant to match Daisy or Friendship.
Pixie casseroles were still available in 1971, but otherwise they seem to be short-lived. Only the first three colours were offered initially, and red was added later, possibly during 1971.
The shape is borrowed from Pyrex commercial tableware, so pixie casseroles exist in numerous restaurant ware patterns too. All examples are marked with "Pyrex Brand Tableware by Corning", and their backstamp states a capacity of 10 oz and the model number is 700.
Nesting bowl sets alternate patterned bowls with solid-coloured bowls in red and orange. Lids for oval casseroles, divided dishes and 470/480 sets are always decorated. At first they were clear, but eventually opal lids were provided. The 470/480 sets include an orange 471, red 472 & 474, and the 473 & 475 are patterned. Oval 043s are orange, and 045s & divided dishes are red.
(Photo: Refrigerator dishes, 400-series bowls)
A 475 with an opal lid was specially decorated for a gift set. Both the lid and casserole are more densely patterned than usual, and features identifying this version are: four orange dots above the birds' heads on the casserole, and a continuous ring of red daisies around the lid. Also included in this set was a 795 under-plate whose rim is decorated with a ring of red daisies. This special set debuted in late 1970 and remained into 1971. In company literature it is named "Penn Dutch" instead of Friendship, short for Pennsylvania Dutch presumably.
Friendship was last available in 1974. See Friendship in 1971 Catalogue, and compare Red 402s.
Butterfly Gold, Spring Blossom Green, Snowflake Blue (1972)
Old Orchard (1974)
Autumn Harvest (1979)
Forest Fancies (1981)
Colonial Mist (1983)
Also see: Part One (1940s to 1950s)
Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella?
Pyrex Model Numbers
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Extra Photos: Pyrex (1960s), (1970s - 1980s)
Extra Photos: Clear Pyrex (Newer than 1950)
Pyrex Profile: Sculptured Ovenware
1960 Pyrex Catalogue: Part One, Part Two
1960 Advertisement: Golden Acorn
1961 Pyrex Leaflet: The Perfect Gift
1968 Pyrex Leaflet: Part One
1970 Catalogue: Pyrex Ware
1970 Catalogue: Pyrex in Four Patterns
1971 Catalogue: Pyrex in Five Patterns
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Pattern List: Pyrex Compatibles
Clear Pyrex 1915 - 1950: Casseroles, Round, Oval; Baking Pans, Pie Plates
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