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A. D. Lambach papers

1930-1992
 Collection
Identifier: 2043

Abstract

A. D. (Aldoph Daniel) Lambach (1912-2008) was an industrial designer and furniture manufacturer. This small collection documents his career as an industrial designer, whose designs include a war-time design for a wooden baby carriage. The papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings, tear sheets and sketches of Lambach's furniture and appliance cabinet designs, including work executed for Admiral, Zenith, Pacific Mercury, and Sears.

Dates

  • 1930-1992

Creator

Extent

64 item(s)

Biographical / Historical

A. D. (Aldoph Daniel) Lambach (1912-2008) was an industrial designer and furniture manufacturer. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, and came to Chicago with his father in 1924. He began as an apprentice with the Macey Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1928. Later he worked for the Progressive Table Company of Brooklyn, New York, and as a freelance designer for many of the large North Carolina furniture manufacturers. He returned to Chicago as vice president and general manager of the Chicago Cabinet Company, which manufactured radio, phonograph, and television cabinets and later became a division of the Admiral Corporation. Lambach relocated to southern California in 1949 where he worked for the Pacific Mercury Television Manufacturing Company, the west coast supplier of Sears Roebuck, and as a freelancer. He retired in 1982.

Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings, tear sheets and sketches of Lambach's furniture and appliance cabinet designs, including work for Admiral, Zenith, Pacific Mercury, and Sears. Products include chairs, desks, cabinets, dressers, lamps, radios, phonographs, and televisions. The designs are all for mass-market items in a mix of traditional and art deco styles. There are also designs for an all-wood baby carriage (for conserving metal during World War II) and two interiors of private jets.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
A. D. Lambach papers
Status:
Online
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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