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Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection, 1884-1965

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Collector:
Du Mont, Allen B (Allen Balcom) 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Du Mont Laboratories, Inc
Physical description:
46 cu. ft.: 84 document boxes, 42 flat boxes, 6 oversized folders
25 notebooks
3 Paige boxes
2 flat oversize boxes
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Newsletters
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Date:
1884
1884-1965
20th century
Notes:
Du Mont was an engineer for Westinghouse Lamp Company. From 1928 to 1931 he was chief engineer for the DeForest Radio Company. At that time he established his own firm, Du Mont Laboratories Inc., and directed its work until 1960, when the laboratory was acquired by Fairchild Instrument and Camera Corporation.
Summary:
Materials dealing with the products of the Du Mont firm; also a substantial block of information on the struggles over regulation of the television industry; much publicity and advertising copy related to Du Mont Products; and a few personal items.
Cite as:
Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection, 1929-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Television
Televisions--advertising
Electricity
Television broadcasting
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