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    How measuring cups are made - GIF

    How glass measuring cups are made.




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    Something to ponder.
    My younger sister still has a Pyrex measuring cup that our grandmother used which is virtually identical to one you can buy today I have no Idea how many years our grandmother used the cup She passed away in 1965 when I was just 11 years old but I remember her making cookies cakes pies she made the best pies I've ever tasted and the measuring cup was ever present.
    So my question would be were the cups made by the same or similar machines some 50,60 or more years ago? I've often thought of the generation just prior to mine as having been the smartest generation. They came up with ways for repetitive duplication while later generations have only managed to convert to more automated higher speed machines mostly based on ideas and machines from bygone eras
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    I've still got my mum's Pyrex 2 cup...the lettering is getting a bit light now, and it's got a couple of chips...she got it in '49 as a wedding gift! I, too, have vivid memories of her using it almost daily as I grew up. Cheers
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    Just as a reminder, OLD "Pyrex" was borosilicate glass. They sold off the consumer products division so "Pyrex" just became a brand name for "stuff". The glass-like items are just soda glass now.

    However, the laboratory "Pyrex" stuff is still borosilicate.

    It's like how mecurochrome was banned for having evil toxins. So, now you can buy a brand of wound treatment called Mecurochrome(tm) that is essentially the same as Bactine with food coloring added.

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    Thanks for that, mate! I just spent 20 min down a rabbit hole learning about borosilicate glass and Corelle's 'licensing' of the Pyrex brand...With 2 measuring cups and 6 various sized baking dishes, I'll treat it with proper respect and not be slapdash in handling...cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beserkleyboy View Post
    Thanks for that, mate! I just spent 20 min down a rabbit hole learning about borosilicate glass and Corelle's 'licensing' of the Pyrex brand...With 2 measuring cups and 6 various sized baking dishes, I'll treat it with proper respect and not be slapdash in handling...cheers
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    Frank, Too funny! We use Corelle plates and bowls in the caravan, light, strong, easy clean BUT, they will not survive falling from the o/head cupboards in motion!...And the colour/pattern we had was no longer current....so...whole new set...Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beserkleyboy View Post
    Frank, Too funny! We use Corelle plates and bowls in the caravan, light, strong, easy clean BUT, they will not survive falling from the o/head cupboards in motion!...And the colour/pattern we had was no longer current....so...whole new set...Cheers
    Jim
    For survival you need the old Melmac dishes those things will almost survive being run over by a train
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    Yea, bulletproof, but the modern Melamine dishware was deemed too light (?) and too plasticky...


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