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Providence Engineering Works Records, 1881-1923, 1933

Creator:
Providence Engineering Works
Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Providence Steam Engine Company
Rice and Sargent Company
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft.: 6 boxes, 11 bound volumes
Type:
Blueprints
Collection descriptions
Trade literature
Photographs
Order books
Drawings
Place:
Providence (RI)
Date:
1850
1933
1881-1923, 1933
19th-20th century
Notes:
Engineers specializing in stationary engines and general machinery. It was incorporated in 1863 as the Providence Steam Engine Company, and merged in 1889 with the Rice and Sargent Engine Company to become the Providence Engineering Works.
Summary:
Collection includes order books, 1883-1898, 1898-1918, 1894-1923; shipping book, 1883-1892; detailed cost record, 1892-1896; parts listing; pattern list, 1890-1907; miscellaneous order book, 1916-1920; book of standard and special engine details, 1881-1889; and drawing list, 1881-1908; also photographs, glass negatives, drawings, publications, and other material concerning Corliss engines and Rice and Sargent steam engines.
Cite as:
Providence Engineering Works, 1850-1933, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Steam-engines
Local number:
2007.3141 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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