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Baxter D. Whitney Collection, 1870-1957

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Donor:
Winchendon Historical Society, Inc
Collector:
Whitney, Baxter D
Physical description:
1 cubic foot: 3 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Engravings
Date:
1870
1957
1870-1957
1830-1960
20th century
1850-1900
Notes:
Baxter D. Whitney began building a planing machine in 1837. He continued to head the company which he founded to manufacture woodworking machines until 1900, when he relinquished the position to his son W. M. Whitney, who served until 1953, when the Whitney family interest was purchased by a group in the company management.
Summary:
Many photographs and engravings of various types of woodworking machines, mounted on stiff backings. There is advertising and historical/biographical material relating to the Whitney company.
Cite as:
Baxter D. Whitney Collection, Archives Center, 1870-1957, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Woodworking machinery
Advertising
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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