Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
0.1 cu. ft.; .003 cu. meters
New York (N.Y.)
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
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.
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.
Horatio Allen Papers, ca. 1843-1872, Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History