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General Motors Corporation Collection, circa 1938-1951

Creator:
General Motors Corporation
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Physical description:
0.3 cu. ft.; 0.008 cu. meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1938
1951
circa 1938-1951
1930-1940
Summary:
Contains brochures, exhibit literature, photographs, plans, and reprints of the General Motors Corporation relating to engineering exhibits and studies. Included are Highway and Horizons Exhibit brochures and lecture; photocopy of a 1938 plan for New York World's Fair quartz window engine exhibit; photographs and movies on combustion analysis, 1939; and plans concerning shot-peening and surface finishing, 1938-1939. Reprints include thirteen by Gerald M. Rassweiler and Lloyd Withrow on engine studies; "Retrospect," by Rassweiler on infrared work at GM; and "Shot Blasting" and "Fatigue Weakness of Surfaces," by J. 0. Alman of the GM research laboratories, 1943-1951.
Topic:
Exhibitions
Combustion analysis
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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