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A bit of Pyrex ephemera from 1956. These newspaper printing plate-making "flongs" were produced by Rochester Electrotype & Engraving for newspaper ad printing. Modifications would be made to add dealer names and info. Normally, these were destroyed in the plate-making process and, even if not, were discarded afterwards. The smaller ad was also seen altered to promote the all pink bowl sets, with no change to the copy. At right is the ad (with prices adjusted) made by the larger plate.

Pyrex Canada made extensive use of this style candle warmer, supplying it with promos featuring the 473, 474 and 475 Early Canadian Cinderella round casseroles, as well as Terra in the 472, 474 and 475 (there being inexplicably no Terra 473). An oval version was paired with the Blue Tulip 043 for the Canadian release. There are no US counterparts for candle warmers in this style which fit 470 series casseroles (the handles on the US Gourmet are attached differently). Removable candle cups are also unique to Canadian Pyrex candle warmers. The one shown here, with the black candle cup, probably actually came with a Terra 474.

When I collect Pyrex promos, I want it to be the whole thing, accessory and all. So, when I find a stray cradle or candle warmer at the right price, I usually get it. This one, supplied with a number of different 404 4-quart round bowls as a serving casserole, was in the $1 box at the flea market today.

1970 promos included these Daisy oval casseroles paired with wicker baskets as gift sets. Always great to find promos including their original accessories. Always a laugh to find the price tag showing what the seller paid still attached, in this case under the dish inside the basket.

Another example of how sometimes the screens for the application of decoration were reversed or inverted. The phenomenon is observed in patterns whose decorations were somewhat abstract, like Gooseberry and the Woodland seen here. Certain turquoise on opal Butterprint bowls in the 400 and 440 series have the farm couple reversed. The most unusual reverse, however, is a Butterprint butter dish cover on which the farm couple is reversed but the rest of the asymmetrical decoration is not.