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    Posted 6 years ago

    Pebsy
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    I got this item at a house sale. I am wondering how old it is or what era it is from. The Bottom of the lamp base says compliment of A M ZIMBRICH ROCHESTER. Curious as to what the inscription means. Rochester, NY or Co. and what or who is A M Zimbrich? Any info would be helpful, Thanks!!!

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      1910's He was a Bus dealer in Rochester. FANTASTIC ad here!

      https://books.google.com/books?id=J2FGAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA9-PA97&lpg=RA9-PA97&dq=A.+M.+Zimbrich+ROchester&source=bl&ots=rZv7GZl6yQ&sig=RRIL0-QS6jbEPGhboe4yHbis1lw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWovKJqvPJAhVEy2MKHWWqAggQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=A.%20M.%20Zimbrich%20ROchester&f=false

    2. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      He was a car dealer in Rochester NY. There is even a street named after him. Just google A.M. Zimbrich Rochester...
    3. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      How miniature? Why do people NEVER give detailed info??
    4. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Fantastic piece - and totally complete, too.
    5. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      He was also a motorcycle dealer! He is referenced in a lot of trade magazines of the time. HE BUILT the motorf busses!

      https://books.google.com/books?id=UzMfAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA594&lpg=PA594&dq=%22A.+M.+Zimbrich%22&source=bl&ots=inkEL8xcxM&sig=CE0WFuvjCSVvepUDgunuUqSmnmE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwihmYSzq_PJAhVHLmMKHeAXCAoQ6AEINDAJ#v=onepage&q=%22A.%20M.%20Zimbrich%22&f=false
    6. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      HEreis the lampo:

      THE DEFENDER MINIATURE LAMP, opaque white, matching patterned ball shade, embossed corner feathering and scrolls, base embossed "COMPLIMENT OF A M ZIMBRICH / ROCHESTER NY". Fitted with a period burner and shade ring. Gillinder & Sons. Late 19th/early 20th century. 8 3/8" H to top of shade, 2 7/8" SQ base.

      Literature: Smith - Miniature Lamps I, p. 119, fig. 240.

      https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/21211078_the-defender-miniature-lamp
    7. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      ^^ Sold for 30 bucks.
    8. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      It also came in blue! Very pretty!

      https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/5626860_smith-i-fig-240-the-defender-miniature-lamp-k
    9. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Mr. A. M. Zimbrich, 21-29 Plymouth Ave., Rochester NY

      He also sold Stoddard-Dayton cars.
    10. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      I can't believe I can't find his actual name! But he ALSO had a LAMP showroom and sold LAMPS!

      (I know - I'm like a dog with a bone! But he was so influential in cars and in the city of Rochester - enough to have a street named after him - there is NO biography, or even an obit that I can find so far... This is how I get side tracked! I wish I could get PAID for researching stuff! I love it so much!!)

      http://fultonhistory.com/Process%20small/Newspapers/Rochester%20NY%20Democrat%20Chronicle/Rochester%20NY%20Democrat%20Chronicle%201911/Rochester%20NY%20Democrat%20Chronicle%201911%20-%200539.pdf
    11. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      1913 he had a company called Zimbrich Lighting Co. Here's a picture of him! Scroll down to page 67...

      http://www.libraryweb.org/~digitized/books/Men_worth_while.pdf
    12. Pebsy, 6 years ago
      WOW, you are amazing! Thank you so much for the info. I googled the info I had but did not come up with all of this. It's a beautiful lamp that I am giving to my sister for Christmas but now I can give her a little more background info. Thanks Again!!!!! and Have a great New Year!
    13. Pebsy, 6 years ago
      Yes, the Blue I found is beautiful as well and I think is more valuable.
    14. Pebsy, 6 years ago
      I was intrigued by the inscription on the base of the lamp and all of the lamps like this one I found did not show the bottom or had info on it. My sister will definitely appreciate all the background info as well, thanks again!
    15. Pebsy, 6 years ago
      I think I will print out this picture for her too, I'm so excited!

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