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See also: pyrex
First manufactured by the Corning Glasswear Factory in 1915.
- 1957, Letter from the Corning Glasswear Factory:
- "We had a number of prior trademarks ending in the letters ex. One of the first commercial products to be sold under the new mark was a pie plate, and in the interests of euphonism the letter "r" was inserted between pie and ex, and the whole thing condensed to pyrex."
- A borosilicate glass with a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used for heat-resistant glassware in cooking and chemistry
- 2005, Brewers Phrase and Fable, 17th ed. (for etymology)