3400 Line, Additional Items Identified

by Mark Nye
Issue #113, September 1982

The September 1981 issue of the "Cambridge Crystal Ball" contained a listing of the 3400 line I had complied from several sources. Recently I was able to locate a reference for five additional items. This reference is the June 1941 Supplement for the January 1, 1940 Cambridge Catalog. The items are:

  • 3400/201 7" bonbon, shallow, crimped
  • 3400/202 6½" bonbon, oblong, crimped
  • 3400/203 6" bonbon, deep, crimped
  • 3400/204 3½" bonbon, deep, cupped
  • 3400/205 6" bonbon, shallow, cupped

Using the same group of references used for the original listing, I have compiled a list of colors that were used for the 3400 line as well as a list of etchings to be found on 3400 blanks. Neither list should be considered as definitive. These colors and etchings can be documented but I hesitate to say that other colors and etchings were not used. It is conceivable that any color or etching used after 1930 might have been utilized with the 3400 line.

Known Colors in 3400 lineKnown Etchings on 3400 line
  • Amber 
  • Forest Green
  • Amethyst 
  • Gold Krystol
  • Carmen 
  • Heatherbloom
  • Crown Tuscan 
  • Mandarin Gold
  • Crystal 
  • Milk Glass
  • Dianthus Pink 
  • Moonlight Blue
  • Emerald (light) 
  • Peach Blo
  • Emerald (dark)
  • Royal Blue
  • Ebony 
  • Willow Blue
  • Apple Blossom 
  • Wildflower
  • Cleo 
  • Roselyn
  • Gloria 
  • Daffodil
  • Lorna 
  • Candlelight
  • Diane 
  • No. 758
  • Portia 
  • No. 759
  • Rose Point 
  • No. 760
  • Elaine

It must be remembered, however, that in the case of the late etchings and colors, only limited use of the 3400 line was made. The 1949 catalog shows relatively few pieces of the 3400 line when compared to the extensive list of items that make up the complete line.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who can offer additional information regarding 3400 line items, colors or etchings used in conjunction with the line, or any information of interest regarding this large and obviously popular Cambridge line. All information received will be shared thru the Cambridge Crystal Ball