Saturday, December 12, 2015

2016 NCC Benefit Auction Photos Online

National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. will hold its annual benefit auction on March 5, 2016 at the Pritchard Laughlin Convention Center, Cambridge, Ohio. Photographs of the 430 lots are now available for viewing at: Note that three lots had to be dropped after lot numbers were assigned. A listing of the auction lots and instructions for participating in the auction in person or by mail bid is scheduled to be published in the January 2016 issue of the Crystal Ball newsletter. Selected lot and group photographs are scheduled to be published in the February 2016 issue. Highlights of the auction will be presented during the March quarterly meeting the evening before the auction. Watch the NCC web site for an early look at the group photos.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

440 New Images Added

440 new images were added to our photo albums from November 25th through the 30th. This brings the total images online to more than 25,000.

Visit to view the new photos. To see just the new photos, perform a search placing a space character in the search box and a number in the "Newer than xx days" box. The number of days needs to be greater than the number of days back from the current date to November 25, 2015. Adding a couple of extra days will insure the desired search results.

If you have a focused interest, you can restrict the search result to your specific interest by entering the appropriate word in the search box and the number of days as outlined above. For example, entering "Portia" in the search box and number of days will show you the new images with the Portia etching.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 2015 Quarterly Meeting Videos

Today's new items include two videos from the November 2015 quarterly meeting featuring Lynn Welker. The "Bring and Brag" session included several Cambridge and non-Cambridge items along with some mysteries.

The main program covered Cambridge items introduced from 1949 through early 1954. These included many new or reworked molds to produce different shapes, new etchings, new rock crystal engravings and new glass colors. These videos can be accessed on the videos page at:

Three new paper labels were also added in the trademarks section at: The new label are for Community Crystal, Rock Crystal and Valencia etching.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cambridge Patents

The Cambridge Glass Company created many new glass manufacturing techniques and glass designs. Most of these new designs were created and patented by Cambridge employees. We have created a page listing all of the patents we could find. Access to the patents page can be found under the “Cambridge Glass Information” menu at: or directly at: Click on the patent number or patent picture to view the original patent. 

Let us know by email at: if you know of a Cambridge patent not listed. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Movie & TV Show Clips

We have added four new movie and TV show clips to our “Cambridge in Hollywood” video vault. They include clips from:

the premiere episode of “Astronaut Wives Club”, the 2015 ABC television series;
“Double Indemnity” movie from 1944 starring Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck;
“Top Hat” movie from 1935 starring Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers;
“The Thin Man” move from 1934 starring William Powell & Myrna Loy.

Don’t miss viewing the other 16 TV show and movie clips at: The clips can be viewed in full screen mode in most web browsers on your computer.

Please let us know if you notice Cambridge Glass in other movies or TV shows by sending an email to: Include as much information as you can including movie or TV show title, what you saw and a description of the scene. If it is a TV series, include the season number, episode number and episode title. The production or airing year is often helpful also. Some good movies have been remade multiple times. The database at is helpful in learning additional information. The more information you provide, the easier it will be for us to find the sighting of Cambridge Glass.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Miami Valley Study Group's New Blog

We have created this blog to keep interested viewers informed of additions to our extensive Cambridge Glass web site (, photo albums ( and auction albums ( There are educational & Hollywood videos, Crystal Ball newsletter back issues from 1973, over 24,000 catalog images and photographs of Cambridge Glass and photographs of past and coming annual auction lots. You will also find information on Cambridge colors, trademarks and additional information of interest to Cambridge Glass collectors.

This forum will also allow us to provide tips on how to get the most from our extensive Cambridge Glass collection of information.

You can check this page periodically for new posts or you can subscribe to this page with an RSS Feed Reader. An RSS Feed Reader add-on is available for all web browsers except the new EDGE browser in Windows 10 (that will probably come eventually). The advantage of using an RSS Feed Reader is letting it monitor this blog for new posts so you don't have to remember to check back regularly.