Julia Child's Pyrex Measuring Cup

To determine volume, weight, temperature, and time, cooks use measuring cups and spoons (for liquids and dry ingredients), thermometers of all sorts for the oven, freezer, or deep-fat fryer; for chocolate, dough, meat, candy, and jelly; scales for liquids and solids; salometers or hydrometers to test the density of a salt or sugar solution; and timers. The well-known cookbook author and television cooking show star Julia Child had a number of the most commonly used American kitchen measuring devices in her kitchen. Now in the collections of the National Museum of American History, Julia's Pyrex glass one- and two- cup measures, are marked in both English measurements (1 cup; 8 oz.) and in metric (250 ml).
Object Name
measuring cup
Child, Julia
Corning Incorporated
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 9 cm x 13 cm; 3 9/16 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Occupations
Bon Appetit!
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Julia Child

Visitor Comments

11/14/2012 12:28:29 PM
Crystal Dudley
Though I never met her Julia was my grandfather's first cousin. It is very fascinating to see her legacy continue.
Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Approved comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about your own artifacts or comment on their value, rarity, or collectibility.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.