Item Type: Dry Measuring Cup With Red Writing
Years Manufactured: 1941-?
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: No number (1 cup / 8oz)
We decided to make a separate page for the “dry” measuring cup that Pyrex released in the 1940s, since we came across one of them at the thrift store. As far as we know, there was only a single size of the dry measuring cup which came with red writing and held 8 ounces. The absence of the spout is a clear giveaway that it’s a dry measuring cup.
The front of the cup has “1/3″ and “2/3″ cup markings and the words “Pyrex” (in capital letters) and “1 Cup 8 Fl. Oz”, “Level Full”. The latter refers to the fact that unlike the wet measuring cup, there is no marking for the full capacity, i.e. 1 cup. You have to fill it up level to the top in order to get the 1 cup measurement. Because of this, the dry measuring cup is a little smaller than the wet measuring cup.
On the two sides of this little measuring cup are the 2,4,6 oz. markings and 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 markings. The bottom of the cup does not have the usual #508 that the wet measuring cup has. It merely reads “T.M. Reg Pyrex” “U.S. Patent Off.” and has no number or capacity. Because of this we believe that the dry measuring cup was most likely discontinued sometime in the 50s.
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