New Trademark

by Mark A. Nye
Issue No. 238 - February 1993

In January 1938, 55 years ago, Cambridge announced a new trade mark. This was to be the last in a series of general trade marks the company used and is the one most familiar to collectors. The trade mark was made into an "identification tab" or label, as we call it, that was placed on their wares. The text of the announcement as it appeared in China, Glass and Lamps read:

"NEW CAMBRIDGE MARK. The Cambridge Glass Co., Cambridge, Ohio, manufacturers of hand made glassware, announce a change in the size and makeup of the identification tab they place on their products. The size has been increased a half and the arrangement and lettering has been enlarged. The new mark is oval in shape with the word "Cambridge" in old English type in the center. Above are the words "Genuine Hand Made", while below is the phrase "Made in U.S.A:. The tab is gold on black".

What the above failed to mention is the familiar triangle C no longer appeared in the mark. The old and new marks are shown below.

Some years ago, Dave Rankin wrote a series of 12 articles dealing with Cambridge trade marks. The reader interested in learning more about Cambridge trade marks is referred to these articles published in the Crystal Ball, Issues 23, 24, 26-29, 31-33, 35, 36 and 42.

Cambridge trade marks