Pyrex Measuring Cup used in Julia Child's Kitchen

Description:

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).

User: Child, JuliaMaker: Corning Incorporated

Location: Currently not on view

Used: United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Occupations, Julia Child's Kitchen, Measuring & Mapping

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Credit Line: Gift of Julia Child

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.0253.0284Catalog Number: 2001.0253.0284Accession Number: 2001.0253

Object Name: measuring cup

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 cm x 13 cm; 3 9/16 in x 5 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-3132-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_902241

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