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Timken Roller Bearing Company Collection, 1925-1957

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Collector:
Timken Roller Bearing Company
Donor:
Pauly, Frank G
Author:
United States. Bureau of Mines
Physical description:
0.15 cu. ft.: 1 box
Type:
Pamphlets
Collection descriptions
Professional papers
Technical reports
Articles
Place:
Canton (Ohio)
Ohio
Date:
1925
1925-1927
1925-1957
20th century
Notes:
The Timken Roller Bearing Co., Canton, Ohio, produced its first tapered roller bearings in the 1890s. The bearings were first used in horse-drawn vehicles and later in automobiles. As automobiles improved in design, power, and endurance, Timken made improvements in its bearings to compensate. The company soon realized that the only way to ensure quality in its product was through the production of its own special alloy steel. It organized the Timken Steel & Tube Company to supply itself and other manufacturers with high-grade steel. In the late 1920s, the company entered the railroad equipment supply market with special tapered bearings for locomotives.
Summary:
Primarily technical papers by Timken engineers, presented in journals and meetings of professional societies. The papers concern the use of Timken roller bearings and other products in locomotives and other rolling stock on U.S. railroads and rapid transit systems. Also articles from trade magazines and brochures advertising Timken products, and a 1925 U.S. Bureau of Mines study of friction in mine-car wheels.
Cite as:
Timken Roller Bearing Company Collection, 1925-1927, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Mining equipment
Transportation
Railroad equipment industry
Railroads--Equipment and Supplies
Railroads--Cars--Bearings
Bearings (Machinery)
Roller bearings
Steel alloys
Railroads--Rolling-stock
Locomotives
Locomotive industry
Friction
Mine railroads
Local number:
1990.3162 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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