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Object Name Plug
Date 1980 ca
Maker Canada
Material Plastic
Used A.C. Lamb & Sons
Description Blue plastic spout plug. Plug has a flat, circular end with a "5" stamped on the edge.
Notes 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. 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. 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.

See accessions 2006.74 and 2007.51 for related material.
Dimensions W-0.75 L-1.75 inches
Collection CISU120 Tapping Tools
Catalog Number 2007.050.0100a-b
Imagefile 165\20070500100ab.JPG