New Jersey Members Display Cambridge Glass

by Bud Walker
Issue No. 222 - October 1991

During the months of August and September, the people who use the Atlantic County Library (which is located in Mays Landing, New Jersey) were treated to an outstanding glass display.

Library display The display was dedicated to the memory of Wilbur L. Orme, Jr., officer in the Cambridge Glass Company. Wib was a grandson of Arthur J. Bennett, owner and president, who made the Cambridge Glass Company the success that it was.

Tribute to Wib Orme Anna and Bud Walker arranged the display in such a way that they were able to display more than 30 of the colors produced by Cambridge, from 1902 to 1954.

The Library has approximately eight displays a year. They have Art, Civil War Memorabilia, early South Jersey Glass, etc. But, according to the librarian, none have drawn the favorable comments that the Colors of Cambridge display has.

The Library has asked the Walkers to display the glass of Liberty Works, which was located in Egg Harbor City (New Jersey), from 1902 to 1932. Though not as colorful as Cambridge, Liberty made many unique pieces, and some of their early brilliant glass is quite outstanding.