60s Pyrex

Pyrex canistersPyrex ‘Stack & See’ canisters
made in USA, c.1968

I use these canisters- with their funky 60s colours – to store my retro sewing collection. Any sort of see-through canister is great for re-use – as is stackability – a great 60s invention. These Pyrex canisters came in 4 different sizes- the largest is shown here.

You can collect the canisters in the colour-ways; green, yellow, orange, red or blue: make sure the sealing ring is intact; and that the Pyrex motif is on the base- there are a few fake imitations around. They don’t make them like they used to.

4 thoughts on “60s Pyrex

  1. I’ve only recently discovered Pyrex is not alway Pyrex. I have some of these plastic containers and didnt know what brand they were. I’ve always considered Pyrex to be a material but I guess that’s not the case.

    • pyrex is a brand name- always printed on the base; pyrex australia or england or USA; getting very collectible now- particularly the coloured glassware (and coincedentally the subject of my next post.)

  2. I love a nifty craft storage solution: there are some fantastic old containers that you can pick up for next to nothing second hand (lidded glass bowls, decorative tins, funky pyrex), and they are a VAST improvement on the poorly made plastic ‘storage boxes’ sold in most craft shops. I love your Pyrex containers with buttons in!

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