Pyrex Profile - Homestead (1976)
Homestead was the newest design in Pyrex Ware in 1976. Differing from many Pyrex patterns, it does not have an alternating colour scheme, and all pieces are speckled beige with a blue pattern. Homestead was designed by artist Estelle Rothstein, and it was last available in 1980. The pattern returned about four years later with a brown variation.
Although it is not exactly a Corelle pattern, it was promoted at its launch as the ideal complement to Old Town Blue, introduced in 1972. As in, "The Homestead Collection … Blends Beautifully with Old Town Blue." Although it was pictured frequently alongside Old Town Blue in catalogues, the original packaging did not bear the Compatibles brand name. But some boxes did state "Complements your Corelle Livingware by Corning".
401s & 402s: Blue & Brown Homestead mixed together. The background colours are slightly different, even disregarding the speckled finish. The brown pattern is newer than the original blue version.
Initially, oval casseroles and Cinderella casseroles were equipped with speckled beige opal Pyrex lids, and the smallest 471 had no printed pattern at all. By mid 1977 this was no longer the case, and casseroles manufactured during the later part of this pattern's lifespan came with clear Pyrex lids, and 471s from this time do have a blue design.
Each of the bowls of the 400-series set were available individually in open stock as well as in boxed sets of three or four, from approximately 1977 to 1979. From the late 1970s until 1980, 474 and 475 casseroles were sold singly with the numbers 484 or 485 on the boxes.
A six-piece Country Kitchen Set was available sometime between 1978 & 1980. This assortment is comprised of pieces gathered from three different sets: 503 refrigerator dish & lid, 475 casserole & lid, and 402 & 403 round nesting bowls. Homestead also includes the only known examples of three-piece Cinderella bowl sets, a 433-series set (441, 442, 443) and a 430-series set (442, 443, 444).
Brown Homestead 475 casserole, with clear brown Fireside 475 lid.
Blue on speckled beige is the original colour scheme of Homestead, but there is a second version with a Brown design on a solid beige background. Original packaging shows that it was also named Homestead. Some packaging also carries a copyright date of 1984, placing brown Homestead in the early to mid 1980s, and certainly newer than the Blue version. Exact starting and ending dates for the Brown version are not known.
Only selected pieces were available in Brown, and one special item was a Bake 'N' Carry set that combined a 475 casserole and a quilted cosy. Lids for 480-series casseroles are clear dark brown amber Pyrex, a colour borrowed from the Fireside product line.
No divided dishes or baking pan sets were offered in either version of Homestead. Although 1410 mugs exist in blue Homestead, it is not clear whether they were a regular production item.
In Australia, Homestead (blue) was named Sandstock instead, but the pattern is exactly the same. It is still American-made Pyrex, but in a different box.
1410 Mug (all-over speckled beige with blue pattern)
300-Series Round - 401, 402, 403
400-Series Round - 401, 402, 403, 404
440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442, 443, 444
Round 401, 402, 403, 404
4 Qt Round Casserole - 664
Cinderella Casseroles (470 Set) - 471 (no pattern, or patterned), 472, 473 - with speckled opal lids*, or plain clear lids
Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 473, 474, 475 - with speckled opal lids*, or plain clear lids
Cinderella Casserole, single (484 or 485 set) - 474 or 475 - with clear lids
Oval Casseroles - 043/943; 045/945 - with speckled opal lids, or plain clear lids
Refrigerator Dishes - 501 (no pattern), 502, 503
6-Piece Country Kitchen Set - 402 & 403; 503 & 475 - with clear lids
* - Cinderella casserole 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.
Libbey Glassware: There is glassware that seems to match Homestead, but it is not clear whether it is an official licensed product. The pattern is blue with a beige speckled background. The shape is the familiar Corelle Coordinates style with a "single bulge" near the bottom.
In terms of the specific pattern, the Brown one varies from the Blue only slightly. It is a scaled down and smaller version of the Blue design, and on some pieces certain motifs are missing from the Brown design.
The shapes & sizes listed are confirmed and there might be others too. 471 & 472 Cinderella casseroles seem to be non-existent, so it is doubtful that a 470 set was offered. It is unclear whether 404 bowls exist.
300-Series Round - 401, 402, 403.
440-Series Cinderella - 441, 442, 443, 444.
Cinderella Casseroles (480 Set) - 473, 474, 475 - with brown clear lids.
Cinderella Casserole, single (485 Set) - 475 - Bake 'N' Carry, with brown clear lid and cosy.
The quilted cosy for the Bake 'N' Carry is not printed with a Homestead design. It is off-white with a small brown pattern and a solid brown interior.
1976 Catalogue: Pyrex Ware
1978 Catalogue: Corelle, Pyrex, Corning Ware
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Dates for Pyrex patterns/pieces: 1960s - 1980s
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