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Charlotte Cramer Sachs Papers, 1905-2002 (bulk dates 1940-2002)

view Charlotte Cramer Sachs Papers, 1905-2002 (bulk dates 1940-2002) digital asset number 1
Creator:
Sachs, Charlotte Cramer 1907-2004
Creator:
Muller, Adolf Wilhelm
Swiss Precision
Subject:
Samuels, Donald
Sachs, Alexander
Cramarc
Cramanna
Crambruck Press
Joy Originals
Joy Products
Cramer Products Company
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. : 13 boxes
Type:
Awards
Collection descriptions
Advertisements
Notes
Correspondence
Business records
Patents
Photographs
Poetry
Works of art
Clippings
Patent applications
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1905
1905-2002
bulk dates 1940-2002
20th century
Notes:
Inventor, b. Berlin, Germany, 1907. Married Donald Samuels and moved to New York in 1924, where she later obtained her first patent: Improvements in Combined Key and Flashlight in 1940. In the early 1940s she developed, manufactured, and marketed Joy Products mixes, the first successful line of instant food products. Her other inventions include a line of pet accessories; musical-themed games; numerous temperature controlled, vibration-free specialty wine cabinets; and temperature and humidity controlled custom storage devices for musical instruments, cigars, furs, and archival materials. Married Alexander Sachs in 1945. D. March 11, 2004 at age 96.
Summary:
Papers relating to Sachs's life and career as an inventor: correspondence, photographs, business papers, awards, patents, printed materials, notes, and miscellany. The collection primarily consists of invention-related marketing ephemera; as well as patent materials, invention samples and prototypes, notes, clippings, business correspondence, and customer account records, which document the numerous inventions of Charlotte Cramer Sachs. Joy Products records offer the most complete documentation of the invention process with materials ranging from handwritten recipes and sample mix packages, to newspaper clippings and promotional materials. Photographic prints of artworks, original poetry, sheet music, and songbooks document the inventor's artistic, musical, and literary creativity. The collection contains few financial and production records, and little personal or biographical information.
Cite as:
Charlotte Cramer Sachs Papers, 1905-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Lilian Randall
Topic:
Inventors
Food mixes
Women inventors
Wine--Storage
Baked products
Local number:
2007.3032 (NMAH Acc.)
2005.3013 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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