Pyrex Compatibles - Snowflake Blue (1972)
Snowflake Blue Pyrex was introduced during spring 1972 to complement the Corelle pattern first launched in 1970. Because it ceased production well before 1979, there is just one version of this pattern. Multi-piece sets have alternating colour schemes: white on blue, and blue on white.
This pattern has a shorter lifespan than its contemporaries, but it was available during a period when a lot of new Pyrex shapes & sizes were introduced as Pyrex Compatibles. Although the Corelle version was discontinued February 1976, Snowflake Blue Pyrex had already been dropped by the beginning of that year.
300-Series round nesting bowls: 401, 402, 403.
It is unfortunate that a popular reference book claims that Snowflake Blue Pyrex is "probably from the late 60s". That turns out to be false. There is no doubt that it was introduced in 1972 as an accessory for Corelle Livingware.
300-Series Round - 401, 402, 403 - blue, white, blue
400-Series Round - 401, 402, 403, 404 - blue, white, blue, white
440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442, 443, 444 - white, blue, white, blue
Oval 043/943 1½ Qt casserole.
4 Qt Round Casserole - 664 - blue
2 Qt Round Casserole - 024 - white
Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 471, 472, 473 - blue, white, blue
Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 473, 474, 475 - blue, white, blue
Oval Casseroles - 043/943, 045/945 - both blue, with patterned opal lids
Divided Dish - 063/963* - dish is blue with no pattern, patterned opal lid
Refrigerator Dishes - 501, 502, 503 - white, blue, blue
Baking Pans - 913‡ loaf, 922 square, 933 rectangular - white, white, blue
* - 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.
‡ - 913 loaf pans are sometimes numbered 813, but it might be an error. Both are the same size & shape, marked with "8½ x 4½ x 2½". In company literature they are called 913.
024 round casserole, 684 flat-top utility lid.
1972 Advertisement: Pyrex Compatibles
1972 Catalogue: Corelle
1974 Brochure: 470 Casseroles
Pattern List: Pyrex Compatibles
What are Pyrex Compatibles?
Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella?
Dates for Pyrex patterns/pieces: 1960s to 1980s
Pyrex Model Numbers
Isn't this pattern known by a different name?
Isn't that date incorrect?
Didn't you just copy this from a book?
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