Pattern: Advertising / Specialty
Identifiers / Alternate Names: This category includes pyrex items that were customized for companies, produced for advertising purposes, or made for special events such as one time employee gatherings. While there might not be much distinction between this category and the "Promotional / Unknown" category, we felt that because of the large number of advertising items (mugs in particular) that they should be placed in their own category to avoid cluttering the already crowded promotional category. In most cases, these items are not sets but single items.
Item Type: Children's Dinnerware Set
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #1410 Mug (10 oz), #1416 Bowl (1 pt), #? Divided Plate
We are trying something different with these Pyrex Children’s Dinnerware pieces - we’ll be listing them together since they came as a set. However, they’ll also be listed under the “mugs” category.
These Children’s Dinnerware items came as a set, we seen a few original boxes now - but we know very little about its origins or when it was produced. On the original boxes they were called a “Child Feeding Set” which sounds a little odd to us. We are thinking this was probably pre-70s because the markings are not metric on the bottom - maybe the mid 50s or so. We also do not think they were a promo item, but something regular you could purchase. There are several different patterns that were sold in these sets, most notably a Clown / Circus theme pattern in red.
The pieces in this pattern are all on white opal pyrex and consists of a cute blue train motif (8 cars in all including the engine and caboose) on railroad tracks that runs around the items. On the cup, you’ll see that underneath the train and also running around the side of the cup are various houses, trees, what looks like a church, birds, flowers and fences. For the cereal bowl and the divided plate, there is only one line of train cars interspersed with some of the elements from the 2nd line on the cup.
We only currently have the cup which is a standard size #1410 diagonal handle mug that holds 10 ounces. It’s interesting that before we got this mug, we had thought that they were smaller than the standard size because they were children’s cups. In fact, we thought we’d seen a slightly smaller, different style pyrex mug (but not in this pattern - it was on one of the clown patterns) once on Ebay - but we’re not 100% sure. The cereal bowl is an interesting shaped item that you don’t see as often as the mug style and is #1416, marked as 1 pint. We actually do not know the id and size marking on the divided plate as of now.
Here are some more views of the mug:
Selected Pyrex items: