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Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers, ca. 1924-1973

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Author:
Condon, Robert Scofield (engineer) 1896-1973
Donor:
Condon, Robert B
Subject:
Fibre Can Machinery Corp. Rutland (Vt.)
Continental Can Co
Physical description:
3.0 cu. ft
8 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Professional papers
Date:
1924
1924-1973
ca 1924-1973
1920-1980
20th century
Notes:
Robert S. Condon, engineer at Continental Can Co., was born in Bloomington, Ill. Graduate engineer, University of Illinois. Married Catherine Behrens, 1924 (d. 1958); they spent 15 years in Rutland, Vermont, where he was a founder of the Fibre Can Machinery Corp., later sold to the Continental Can Co. His second wife was Ilza de Souza Condon. After retirement, Condon continued consulting work; his last project was the "Marvel" pencil pointer or sharpener.
Summary:
Documents and photographs (including prints and negatives) relating to the patents, inventions, and designs of mechanical engineer Robert Scofield Condon. The bulk of the material concerns the development of his small "Marvel" pencil sharpener.
Cite as:
Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers, ca. 1924-1973, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Mechanical engineering
Pencil pointers
Engineers
Pencil sharpeners
Local number:
1991.8049 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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