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Dambach, L. Earl, 1891-1966



  • Existence: 1891-1966

L. Earl Dambach (Loyal Earl Dambach) was born in 1891 and grew up in Western Pennsylvania. He graduated Rayen High School (Youngstown, Ohio) in 1909 and attended Westminster College from 1910 to 1912. After working in steel mill offices in Youngstown, he moved to Pittsburgh to work for U.S. Steel. In 1915, he began working for Ziegler Lumber Company of Duquesne, Pennsylvania. He worked his way up to branch manager and ultimately sole owner of the company.

After his retirement around 1950, he took up glass collecting as a hobby. His historical American flask collection was considered to be the second best in the country at the time of his death in 1966.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

L. Earl Dambach Papers

Identifier: MS-0200
Content Description This small manuscript collection consists primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence between L. Earl Dambach and other glass collectors, including Edmund R. Blaske, Charles Gardner, Lowell Innes, Helen McKearin, James H. Rose, anoth others. Most letters are casual in nature and contain social commentary on glass collectors as well as some provenance and pricing information. It also includes articles written by Dambach, clippings about Dambach, and two photographs of flasks, presumably...