Carder Designed Pyrex Teapot|
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Chronicles:Tea Time: The Making Of The Pyrex Teapot
by Whitney Birkett
Im a local girl. My great-grandfather blew the worlds largest light bulb at Corning Glass Works A factory, just across the river from where I sit at the Museum. The men and women behind the glass fascinate me. So, when I came across early Pyrex brand teapots, I couldnt wait to share my findings.
The renowned designer Frederick Carder designed the first Pyrex teapots in 1922. He had begun his glassmaking career at Stevens & Williams in England and co-founded Steuben Glass Works with Thomas G. Hawkes in 1903. He would become the art director of Corning Glass Works in 1932.
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Birkett, Whitney. Chronicles: Tea Time: The making of the Pyrex teapot. 
Blog published to accompany the Pyrex exhibit at The Rakow Library, The Corning Museum of Glass
Gail Bardhan, formerly a Rakow Librarian, and now a volunteer there, recently helped Scott Hansen, a Carder teapot collector, with teapot research.
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