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The “Eyes” Have It

Monday April 2, 2012

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Eyes Mystery Solved!

Hi Friends! This is probably old news to those of you who are eBay regulars, but I came across this completed auction recently and was so happy to see a big Pyrex mystery solved! I just had to contact the seller to ask for permission to use her photos, and she was kind enough to oblige. Finally, there’s an answer to the mystery of the “Eyes” mixing bowl set.

As we all know, the “Eyes” bowls (as they have been affectionately called by Pyrex collectors over the years) are only in 401 and 403, are unmarked, but we recognize the classic Pyrex bowl shape so well that we all guessed they had to be Pyrex. Well, Laura of forgetmenotsonmemorylane found one of the Pyrex holy grails when she came across this set in a box.

HC-9 Box

So the “official” name of this set is actually called… Hot ‘N’ Cold Chip and Dip set, with the model number HC-9. It came with a bracket, and the box is marked “Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York.” No “Pyrex” printed anywhere. I wonder when this set was made? Like Laura, I also speculate the 50s/60s because of the popularity of turquoise and the atomic “eyes” pattern, but until we can see an actual catalog page, it will still remain one small mystery.

What a great find, Laura, and thank you SO much for letting us share your photos!

5 Responses to “The “Eyes” Have It”

  1. beetree Says:

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    What a beautiful set- and in the box!! Definitely makes you wonder about tha backstory- where has it been for so long? What a great find!

  2. Erla Says:

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    Thanks for this great post, I have been wanting to know the name of this pattern.

  3. Veronica A.M. Says:

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    WOW!! That’s some great news as I recently purchases the 403. I had no idea it was a chip and dip set, and it’s wonderful to finally have a true name to this set! Thank You ;D

  4. Colleen Oakes Says:

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    Hello! I just posted a link to your blog in my own blog about becoming a Pyrex fan here. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  5. wendy Golden Says:

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    Corning Museum of Glass website lists the bowl as being made from 1960-1979 at Corning Glass Works, Charleroi PA