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Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records, circa 1866-1944

Author:
Cooper Bessemer Corporation (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)
Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Subject:
Chapman-Stein Co
Chapman Engineering Company
Cooper, C.& G. Co
Physical description:
24.5 cu. ft.
Type:
Advertising
Collection descriptions
Airbrushing
Drawings
Photographs
Correspondence
Newsletters
Cashbooks
Letterpress copybooks
Financial records
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Date:
1866
1944
circa 1866-1944
19th century
20th century
1900-1950
1850-1900
Notes:
Cooper Bessemer Corporation was the product of the 1929 merger of C.& G. Cooper and Bessemer Gas Engine Company. It produced steam, gas, and oil engines, compressors and furnaces. The company was renamed Cooper Industries and relocated to Houston, Texas in 1965.
Summary:
These records document the activities of the Cooper Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines; compressors; and furnaces. Included are advertisements and trade literature for C. & G. Cooper gas engines, Chapman Engineering Company, Chapman-Stein gas producers, and Cooper Bessemer gas and diesel engines and compressors, 1921-1925, 1936-1944; C. & G. Cooper steam engine catalogs and price lists, 1870-1888, 1908-1910, 1924; Stein furnace book and sales literature, 1932; letterpress copybook, 1866; cash books, 1873-1920; Chapman Engineering cash book, 1917; financial records, 1918-1923; newsletters; correspondence, 1914-1935; office and plant photographs, 1881-1935; and photographs, air brush renderings, and drawings of steam, gas, and diesel engines, generators, and installations.
Cite as:
Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records, ca. 1866-1944, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Compressors
Diesel motor
Engines
Furnaces
Machinery
Machinery industry
Local number:
2007.3079 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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