Why America Fell in Love With Pyrex

June 24, 2015

Walk into an American home and we bet you’ll find some Pyrex, the nearly-indestructible glass baking dishes, measuring cups, and bowls. To celebrate Pyrex’s 100th birthday, the Corning Museum of Glass is showing off an enormous collection of vintage gear and ads that trace the glassware’s legacy and impact. So we spoke to one of the curators of the exhibit, reference librarian Regan Brumagen, who filled us in on why we came to love Pyrex and what the dishes can tell us about the history of American home-cooking.

Engraved Pyrex Pie Plate, made by Corning Glass Works, Corning, New…