When was that Pyrex pattern or piece introduced?
Part Two: 1960s - 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, 063 divided dishes and 053 non-divided open bakers. 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 (1¼ Qt) 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 pattern was introduced in stages, not presented all at once. It first appeared in early 1962 with 043 & 045 oval casseroles and an 063 divided dish. A chip & dip set and 440-series Cinderella bowls became available in 1963. The remainder of the product line arrived during 1965 & 1966.
(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 size 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.
Early American 503 refrigerator dish.
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.
Golden Honeysuckle 033 1½ Qt shallow with 935 lid.
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-series casseroles with a small brown pattern, and oval casseroles with a large orange & brown pattern. Town & Country was discontinued about 1967.
(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-series casserole sets are printed with a small brown pattern, and both sets use the same progression of background colours: orange, yellow, 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. The alternative version's 480 set is white with a large pattern, 473 & 475 in brown and 474 in orange; the 470 set seems to be absent.
In the original version, oval 043 & 045 casseroles and 063 divided dishes are white with a large orange & brown pattern. Oval 043s and divided 063s in the alternative version are white with a large brown pattern; the 045 seems to be absent.
Additional items belonging to the alternative version of Town & Country are an 024 casserole with a large brown pattern, and a chip & dip set comprised of an orange-patterned 441 and a brown-patterned 444. They are identical to the bowls in the alternative 440-series set, but were sold together with a metal bracket for this set. Matching Pyrex coffee carafes in 8 cup and 12 cup sizes are decorated with gold leaf.
(Photo: Town & Country carafe, 8 cups.)
During 1966 & 1967 a selection of solid-coloured oval casseroles were added to Town & Country's product line. The 063 divided dish, named Light Yellow, and the 045 casserole, named Orange, are the same colours as Town & Country's other solid yellow and solid orange pieces. The 043 casserole was named Yellow and is a deeper golden yellow shade. All three ovals use plain clear lids.
Original solid-coloured Town & Country 300-series bowl set. There is no 404. Other sets with solid colours are refrigerator dishes and Cinderella bowls, which are also sequenced brown, orange, yellow.
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. Terra was the first Pyrex pattern to use opal lids on 470/480-series casseroles, and the lids are decorated in the same manner as the casseroles are.
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 in 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 & divided dishes. Initially, 470/480 casseroles came with plain clear lids, but patterned opal lids appeared during 1972 in these sizes.
(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 a special set, a 404 came with a 626 lid and a cradle. In 470/480 sets each piece is white with a pattern, and this is also true of the 024 casserole and divided dish. The 503 refrigerator dish is patterned as well, but the 501s & 502 included in the set are the same solid colours as regular Verde.
The square blossom design itself first appeared during the mid 1960s on golden brown 470/480 casseroles named Autumn Floral. The avocado green version was available from the late 1960s to 1972; its exact starting date is 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 use opal Pyrex lids; it seems that patterned clear lids were never made in these sizes. During late 1969 & early 1970, 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. Aside from lids, 442 & 444 are the only Daisy items that are printed with a pattern.
There are two types of lids for 470/480 casseroles, and both are patterned. Clear lids were provided when the pattern first appeared, and opal lids arrived in 1972. 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.
Daisy 475 with opal lid, 25. Clear 470/480-series lids are decorated with the same pattern.
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.
Pyrex Profile: Horizon Blue (1969)
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.
Pyrex Profile: Friendship (1971)
Pyrex Profile: Spring Blossom Green (1972)
Pyrex Profile: Snowflake Blue (1972)
Pyrex Profile: Butterfly Gold (1972)
Pyrex Profile: Old Orchard (1974)
Pyrex Profile: Homestead (1976)
Pyrex Profile: Woodland (1978)
Pyrex Profile: Autumn Harvest (1979)
Pyrex Profile: Forest Fancies (1981)
Pyrex Profile: Shenandoah (1981)
Pyrex Profile: Colonial Mist (1983)
Also see: Part One (1940s - 1950s)
Why name Pyrex mixing bowls after Cinderella?
Pyrex Model Numbers
Which model numbers are duplicates?
Which Pyrex items are real Opal?
Extra Photos: Pyrex 1960s, 1970s - 1980s
Extra Photos: Clear Pyrex 1950s - 1960s
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
Who designed the patterns?
Pattern List: Pyrex Compatibles
Clear Pyrex 1915 - 1950: Casseroles, Round, Oval; Baking Pans, Pie Plates
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