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Book Review of
Pyrex The Unauthorized Colllector’s Guide 5th Edition

By Barbara Mauzy

From Schiffer Publishing *$34.99 * 8 ½” x 11” * Softbound * 192 pages * 620 Color Photos *No Index

The Corning Glass Company created the specialty ovenware glass known as Pyrex. This 5th edition expands on information from the early crystal pieces to the growing popularity of the various colors. The different restaurant patterns are now shown in this edition.

The first chapter shows the early Crystal ovenware with original advertising. There were all kinds of shapes and sizes including: bowls; casseroles; measuring cups; roasters; and trays. The next chapter deals with the Flameware that could be used on the range. This includes coffee pots; teapots; saucepans; and skillets. The third chapter deals with all the fabulous colors that were used on mixing bowls; casseroles; dinnerware; glassware; pitchers and refrigerator sets.  Some of the most popular patterns are: Butterfly Gold; Butterprint; Gooseberry; Old Town Blue; Snowflake and Spring Blossom Green. Chapter Four shows all the various technical glassware that was used in laboratories such as beakers; bottles and funnels. Chapter 5 shows off all the wonderful pieces that were made for restaurant use. The different patterns are shown along with their back stamps. The various types of advertising are included throughout the chapter. The last chapter, Pattern Identification, provides a quick reference to the names of 90 patterns. They are shown in 1 ½” x 2” color rectangles of the actual pattern along with the color variations.

The growing interest in American made glassware for your kitchen makes this a great addition to your library. The snap shot of patterns in the back is one of the most valuable aspects of this book.

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