No. 3011 Statuesque

by Mark Nye
Issue No. 235 - November 1992

Sixty-one years ago this month, on November 24, 1931, the Unites States Patent Office issued Design Patent No. 85,618 to Will Cameron 3011 Drawing McCartney of the Cambridge Glass Company. The patent covered what has become one of the most widely recognized Cambridge lines, the No. 3011 or Statuesque Line, commonly known as "The Nudes." The term of the patent was 3.5 years. Following is the text of the application and the drawing that accompanied it.

"To all whom it may concern:

"Be it known that I, Will Cameron McCartney, a citizen of the Unites States of America, and resident of Cambridge, county of Guernsey and State of Ohio, have invented a new, original and ornamental Design for a Goblet or Similar Article, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which--

"The single figure is a perspective view of a goblet or similar article showing my new design.

"The invention resides in the stem which comprises a nude female figure occupying upstanding position with both arms upraised, balancing upon the head by means of the hands an urn-like figure upon which is superposed the bowl of the goblet. Said figure is represented as standing upon an elevated central portion of the base with one foot and an adjacent portion of a leg enveloped by a fallen gauze like scarf. The arms are represented as occupying similar fully exposed positions at opposite sides of and at subsequently equal distances from the head, and the unshorn hair is represented as falling in a loose wind-blown mass over one shoulder. The opposite or reverse side of the stem shows the nude back of the female figure with the disclosed forms of the urn-like figure and the base repeated in all substantial respects.

"I claim--

"The ornamental design for a goblet or similar article, substantially as shown and described."