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Object Name Print, Gelatin Silver
Other number P071333
Description Gelatin silver print, black and white; image is of an unidentified piece of maple sugaring equipment
Date 1955-1966 ca
Photographer Unidentified
Collection Photo Collection
Search Terms A.C. Lamb & Sons
maple sugar processing
Lamb, Robert
Catalog Number 2007.051.0007
Notes This is one of a group of photos pertaining to A.C. Lamb & Sons of Liverpool, N.Y. A.C. Lamb & Sons, which was established by A.C. Lamb in 1905, was owned and run by A.C. Lamb's son Robert Lamb between the approximate years of 1955 and 1980. The company made maple sugaring equipment. It holds the patent on the Natural Flow Maple Tubing System and all its accompanying parts which includes the part that was driven into the tree called the spile. The innovative system, which was invented in 1955, was an important advancement for the maple sugar industry.
Robert Melvin Lamb was born in Salina, N.Y. in 1910 and lived in Liverpool, N.Y. for most of his life before moving to Bernhards Bay, N.Y. in 1977. He also had a home in Liescher's Mills, N.Y. which is where he conducted many of his business experiments. He had many photos taken of his business and equipment for both documentary and advertising purposes. Although Lamb did not live within the Adirondack park, he conducted a large amount of business here. In addition to selling maple sugaring equipment, A.C. Lamb & Sons also sold a wide variety of other things including snowmobiles, chainsaws, milk coolers, boats and RV's.

Robert Lamb and his wife Florence had four kids: John, Carl, Linda and Carlie. The Lambs donated the building which now houses the American Maple Museum, and they gave the museum a large collection of antique syrup-making equipment and logging tools. Robert Lamb died in 1997.