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Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980 (bulk 1919-1965)

view Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980 (bulk 1919-1965) digital asset number 1
Creator:
Bickley, Everett H. 1888- 1972
Donor:
Beyer, Audrey Bickley
Subject:
Bickley Manufacturing Company
H. J. Heinz Company
Physical description:
5 cu. ft.: 17 boxes; 1 folder
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Dance charts
Patents
Correspondence
Drawings
Place:
United States
Date:
1919
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
20th century
1930-1950
Notes:
Bickley was one of the more active inventors of twentieth century. While his main and most portable invention was an automatic bean sorter, his other inventions were numerous and wide in scope. Examples are: a photographic exposure meter; fly killing device; dance charts; nut-cracking device; and outdoor electric sign.
Summary:
Correspondence, patents, drawings, manuals, trade literature, and photographs, particularly rich in information on Bickley's sorting devices. World War II innovations, and other inventions such as an exposure meter, dance charts, fly-killing device, and an outdoor electric sign known as the Motograph.
Spans much of the twenthieth century and is of value to researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately owned industry. General correspondence, patents and patent correspondence, drawings, manuals, trade literature, and photographs; also, several artifacts designed by Bickley, including a photographic exposure meter (Fotimer), a prototype slide mount (Color Tight Slide Mount), dance chart, and even a clipboard (Deskette).
Cite as:
The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Photography--Exposure
Fotimer (exposure meter)
Slide mounts
Bean sorters
Inventors
Patent practice
Sorting devices
Industry
Photography--Apparatus and supplies
Insect pests--Control
Dance notation
Military--Art and science
Advertising, Outdoor
Inventions
Research, Industrial
Agriculture--Quality control
World War, 1939-1945
Local number:
1999.3022 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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