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Title: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Anne E.B. on August 04, 2008, 07:34:19 PM
I'm presuming this bowl is made from Pyrex.  Its marked CORNING USA PH-7-S on the base.  It has hemispherical bumps which radiate out from the centre.

I'm curious as to know what it would be used for.  If its an ashtray, then it doesn't have rests.  I can't imagine it being used for cooking, so what is it?  There's lots of age related wear on the base.  I've done a search but haven't turned anything up like this.

Can anyone tell me anything more about it please?

TIA :)
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Frank on August 04, 2008, 08:18:35 PM
Milk overflow preventer thingy.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Max on August 04, 2008, 09:04:50 PM
Milk overflow preventer thingy.

You're gonna look a bit daft if Anne says it's 8" in diameter.  ;) ;D  What size is it Anne?  ^-^



Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Anne E.B. on August 05, 2008, 09:33:47 AM
 ;D

6½" diam. x 1½" high.

May be for an upside-down-pudding?  Cherries etc. are placed in the indentations following baking?

Only joking >:D
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Frank on August 05, 2008, 09:52:52 AM
OK, too big for a milk boil-spoiler and useless as an ashtray or food use... perhaps just a decorative dish.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Max on August 05, 2008, 10:30:00 AM
Very peculiar!  Must have a definite purpose I suppose.  Are the bumps to spread the heat out more effectively?  For baking small puddings?...mysterious! 



Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Lustrousstone on August 05, 2008, 11:36:08 AM
That brown stuff is from the Corning Vision range - that may help
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Frank on August 05, 2008, 01:20:21 PM
Roasting tray for smaller lumps. Hence the bumps to keep it clear of juices.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: KevinH on August 05, 2008, 01:32:59 PM
It's a Graperfuit squeezer for folk who don't like too much juice at one sitting.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: krsilber on August 05, 2008, 05:29:20 PM
Roasting tray for smaller lumps. Hence the bumps to keep it clear of juices.

This was my first thought.  Could be a mold of some sort, too.  I have Corning bakeware the same color.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: soledivo on August 05, 2008, 05:30:48 PM
being a chef in my distant past I have never seen 1 of these, but my first impression would be a pastry mold.

and thats my 6 penneth

martin
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: countryartist on May 18, 2009, 07:45:22 PM
Well, I can only help a little. This is an Amber piece of Corning in the Visions line. According to my Corning book, Corning first sales tested their Visions line in 1981 through Imoco, Inc a Company based in Irving TX, and through a company called LeClair out of Clinton, NJ. It says that if you get a piece of very strange looking Visions, it likely came from one of these 2 companies. The actual Visions cookware line would not mature until 1983.
 So I would say this is one of the early "test" pieces that Corning did for the line. I'm not sure what it would be used for though. It almost appears to be an underplate of some sort to me. No pieces like this are shown in my book. I wish I could be of more help.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Anne E.B. on May 18, 2009, 08:27:16 PM
Great information :clap: Thank you. For the time being its use remains a mystery ;)
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Ivo on May 18, 2009, 10:10:25 PM
here in flowewr country we immediately realise it is an underplate  for a flower pot - where surplus water can accumulate without rotting the roots
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Frank on May 18, 2009, 11:14:04 PM
According to my Corning book...

What is the book please?
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: countryartist on May 19, 2009, 04:47:55 AM
Sorry Frank. The book is called The Complete Guide to Corning Ware and Visions Cookware by Kyle Coroneos.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: dbfrogs on November 30, 2009, 07:21:22 AM
http://reviews.ebay.com/Corning-Plant-Helpers-Terrarium-and-Sprout-Farm-PHOTOS_W0QQugidZ10000000004428944

Its part of a Terrarium! :hiclp:

Fran;o)
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: dbfrogs on November 30, 2009, 07:30:14 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Corning-Plant-Helpers-Terrarium-Planter-RARE-HTF-PH-5_W0QQitemZ320453710712QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9c879378

Here it is in an ebay auction!
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Anne E.B. on December 02, 2009, 10:28:03 PM
Many thanks folks.
Weird but wonderful ;D :hiclp:
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: Anne E.B. on November 25, 2011, 10:16:18 AM
Here's one I bought yesterday, complete with its matching dome  ;D  The bowl is marked PH-9-S and the dome PH-9-D.
Too big to sit on the windowsill unfortunately :grrr:  Oh well, I never did like bean sprouts.
Title: Re: Corning bowl with bumps
Post by: antiquerose123 on November 25, 2011, 10:56:36 AM
Super to find a compete one Anne E.B!  :hiclp:

I myself have never seen one of these either (but have seen Visions cook line), so learned something new.  Thanks!  :thup: