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Horatio Allen Papers, ca. 1843-1872

Author:
Allen, Horatio (civil engineer) 1802-1889
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Physical description:
0.1 cu. ft.; .003 cu. meters
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Legal documents
Patent applications
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1843
1843-1872
ca 1843-1872
19th century
Notes:
Allen worked on various canal and railroad projects, 1823-1842. In 1842 he became a partner in the Novelty Iron Works of New York, manufacturers of engines, mill machinery, and hydraulic presses. He retired in 1872, but remained active as a consulting engineer, most notably on the Brooklyn Bridge project.
Summary:
Legal documents, descriptions, specifications, patent applications, and correspondence dealing with Allen's work on lubrication, condensers, valves, engines, the Croton Aqueduct, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Cite as:
Horatio Allen Papers, ca. 1843-1872, Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Canals
Railroads
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Valves
Lubrication and lubricants
Bridges
Data Source:
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