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Offline Tabatha

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« on: February 26, 2006, 01:38:37 PM »
Hi, this is a storage jar (from the 1970's I think). You had to collect nescafe tokens and pay a little extra to get it. I think its glass  :oops: ? Anyone got one or can tell me if it is definitely glass?

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/TopsyCat/StorageJar.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 02:15:33 PM »
Looks like glass... try holding it up to a strong light. Even really densely coloured glass will let some light through.

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 02:15:58 PM »
Er...yes, looks like glass to me Tabatha.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 02:22:10 PM »
Hi Sarah,
I'd call it pyrex, but that is after all just a trademarked brand of heat and chemical-resistant glass. (Which I didn't know until I started collecting glass :oops: )
I still managed to explode a pyrex bowl by filling it with boiling water, when the dish was really cold :oops:  :oops:
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006, 02:31:33 PM »
Wow - I've never managed to blow up any of my Jobling pyrex, and I've put it through quite some rigours over the years. I'm impressed. :D

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 02:37:27 PM »
Must run in my family Nic. My mum once tried heating up hotpot, on the gas ring, in a pyrex dish. Luckily no-one was nearby when the dish literally shattered to pieces and potatoes, carrots and hot gravy etc. were propelled all over the kitchen.  :shock:
It was a frightening experience for an 8 year old child, but I look back at it now and I have to smile.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006, 02:53:01 PM »
Whoops!!! I did that too when I was a "young married" and trying to impress with a goulash in pyrex dish on top of gas flame. !! You live and learn!  Well, the label didn't say NOT to put it on a flame

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2006, 03:10:30 PM »
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Well, the label didn't say NOT to put it on a flame


 :lol: So you did anyway...  :lol:
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Offline Anne E.B.

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2006, 03:29:18 PM »
Quote from: "Tabatha"
Hi, this is a storage jar (from the 1970's I think).


I use to have a couple of these in the 70s  8)  and I thought they were Pyrex.  I've got another similar set (very 70s also) stored away some where.  I think that they might have been made in France ... I'll have to have a look now :shock:
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2006, 03:36:59 PM »
So the moral of this thread is that if you want to find out if your storage jar is pyrex.... put it on a gas flame and run for your life!  :lol:

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