JAJ

I promised myself I wouldn’t start collecting English Pyrex.  I told myself, “You don’t have the room,” “You can’t afford to ship heavy glass across the Atlantic,” “It is disloyal to the American Pyrex I already own.”  Well, none of those arguments worked and I am the proud owner of a Red Hawthorn JAJ Pyrex mixing bowl.  It is approximately the same size as a US 403.  I haven’t been able to find much about this piece online, but I do know that the red version is a more difficult to find color.  

I promised myself I wouldn’t start collecting English Pyrex.  I told myself, “You don’t have the room,” “You can’t afford to ship heavy glass across the Atlantic,” “It is disloyal to the American Pyrex I already own.”  Well, none of those arguments worked and I am the proud owner of a Red Hawthorn JAJ Pyrex mixing bowl.  It is approximately the same size as a US 403.  I haven’t been able to find much about this piece online, but I do know that the red version is a more difficult to find color.  

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These colors just make me happy!  I held off from collecting JAJ for as long as possible primarily due to shipping costs, but I caved when I saw this bowl set.  

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According to an advertisement from 1973, these bowls were available in 1, 1.5, 2, & 4 pint sizes.  They were sold individually and in sets - a 1, 1.5, & 2 pint bowl set AND a 1.5, 2, & 4 pint bowl set.  Plastic snap-on lids were available that made storing left-overs in the refrigerator easy.  In addition to being used for mixing and storing food, these bowls could also be used to cook food in the oven.  

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