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Sklounion

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Pyrex.
« on: September 01, 2007, 03:03:03 PM »
Hi,
Can anyone tell me of known examples of ashtrays advertising, and presumably made by, Pyrex?
Thanks and regards,
Marcus

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 04:47:42 PM »
Pyrex was made in numerous countries and each country may or may not have produced their own ashtrays for marketing. Out-sourcing would not be uncommon but it was usually marked as though made by the company. Moncrieff certainly made stuff that was marked up and packaged as made in the USA by Corning.

In Moncrieff/Corning case it was partly to do with a patent dealing as Moncrieff could have prevented the sale of Pyrex in the UK and Corning could have prevented some Moncrieff market in USA/Canada.

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 05:08:16 PM »
Quote from: Sklounion
... ashtrays advertising, and presumably made by, Pyrex? ...

Marcus — Is this a trick question?   Pyrex is a type of glass, not the name of a glassworks!

If you meant "... ashtrays advertising, and presumably made in, Pyrex? ...", then I think it unlikely.   I've never seen one, nor come across oven-to-table, casserolled, baked, or roasted cigarettes, with or without gravy or custard.    Why use an expensive engineered heat resistant glass when cheap flint glass would do?   Re British Empire (minus Canada?) Pyrex, Jobling's mid thirties trade catalogues advertise a variety of flint glass ashtrays, round or hexagonal, plain or with moulded horse's head or cockerel, uncoloured or amber.   By Adam's time, they had stopped making anything but Pyrex, so promotional glass ashtrays would probably have been commissioned from the likes of Nazeing or Wood Bros.

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 05:12:19 PM »
Pyrex is a trade-mark Bernard.... not a type of glass. It is actually Boro-silicate glass and the main difference of the formulation that was marketed as Pyrex was originally the addition of aluminium. (Off the top of my head)

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 10:14:30 PM »
Hi, thank you, both of you for your contributions.
I have discovered an ashtray, which is clearly a Pyrex, not be a mistaken as a bottle lid, often described here in France as cendrier, iiem which gives rise to questions.....
M

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2007, 10:16:52 PM »
It does Marcus.

1. As a what? iii
2. What are you on  ;)

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007, 10:46:17 PM »
1:
 There are many items described as ashtrays which are not........
2: Evian Water
But the latter does not invalidate this line of research.........
M

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Sklounion

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 05:59:27 AM »
OK,
Image is here: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8396
I've never seen such an item, can find no reference to anything similar, other than a relatively modern item on an insulators website. The initials in the centre of the ashtray are PC, as in Pyrex Companie, and the address round that is *8 RUE FABRE D'EGLANTINE PARIS". One of the depressions for a cigarette has the number 4 on it. The item is pressed.
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Marcus

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 06:09:49 AM »
promotional item from Corning France not necessarily made by Corning France but by one of their major customers - like Arques or VMC. 

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Re: Pyrex.
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 06:13:53 AM »
Thanks, Ivo.

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