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Erasmus D. Leavitt Papers, 1871-1917

Author:
Leavitt, Erasmus D. 1836-1916
Creator:
Calumet and Hecla Mining Company
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Physical description:
20.4 cu. ft.; 3 boxes, 82 oversize folders
Type:
Account books
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Diaries
Drawings
Letterpress books
Notebooks
Scrapbooks
Place:
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Date:
1871
1917
1871-1917
Notes:
Erasmus D. Leavitt was the leading 19th century designer of heavy pumps, steam engines, and mining machinery. He was an original member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Summary:
These papers contain engineering drawings by Leavitt from the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, including tracings and blueprints of 2000 to 8000 horsepower compound hoisting engines, 1889-1917; hoisting plants, 1891-1901; shaft hoisting gear, 1887-1902; Calumet & Hecla compressor houses, 1877-1882; waterworks; and electric plants. Also notebooks containing engine drawings and calculations; account books, 1885; a diary; a letterpress volume of sketches and office memoranda, 1884-1890; scrapbooks.
Cite as:
Erasmus D. Leavitt Collection, 1871-1917, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Engines
Hoisting and conveying
Mineral industries
Mining
Pumping
Steam-engines
Waterworks
Local number:
233,882 (NMAH Acc.)
244,500 (NMAH Acc.)
2007.3202 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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