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Southwark Foundry and Machine Company Records, circa 1868-1945

Creator:
Southwark Foundry and Machine Company
Donor:
Fenerty, Paul C
Baldwin-Hamilton Company
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
Creator:
De La Vergne Engine Company
Baldwin Southwark Corporation
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Physical description:
342 cu. ft
Type:
Bulletins
Collection descriptions
Reports
Specifications
Financial records
Engineering drawings
Patents
Manuals
Lists
Date:
1868
1868-1945
circa 1868-1945
Notes:
The Southwark Foundry and Machine Company of Philadelphia was founded in 1836. The company, which manufactured engines, boilers, turbines, and other machinery, was acquired by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1930 and became the Baldwin Southwark Corporation, a subsidiary of the Works. The De La Vergne Engine Company of New York, some of whose records are included here, manufacturers of refrigeration machinery, engines, and other machinery, was acquired by Baldwin Southwark in 1931.
Summary:
Engineering drawings of steam engines, blowing engines, turbines, generators, testing machinery, steam hammers, boilers, machine tools, and other machinery manufactured by the Southwark Foundry and Machine Company, circa 1880-1916; transfers of patent rights, reports, lists, financial documents, and other material concerning Southwark and its predecessors, circa 1868-1885; and engineering drawings, specifications, production records, parts and drawing lists, repair manuals, bulletins, and publications concerning refrigeration machinery manufactured by the De La Vergne Engine Company and its predecessors and successors, circa 1890-1945.
Topic:
Engines
Heavy machinery
Machine-tools
Mechanical engineering
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery
Steam-engines
Turbines
Local number:
296,462 (NMAH Acc.)
316,366 (NMAH Acc.)
2007.3205 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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