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Frank Klepetko Michigan Mining Cyanotype Album, circa 1880

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Creator:
Klepetko, Frank 1856-1925
Creator:
Davis, Henry
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Cyanotypes
Photograph albums
Reports
Place:
Michigan
Date:
1880
circa 1880
1880-1890
19th century
Notes:
Klepetko, a noted engineer who was an authority in copper smelting and refining, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1856, emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio in 1867, and obtained his degree of Engineer of Mines at the School of Mines at Columbia University in 1880. He was employed by the Conglomerate Mining Company from 1880-1882, then worked for A. S. Bigelow and associates of Boston, Mass., in their various mining and smelting enterprises in Michigan. In 1891, Klepetko was transferred to Montana to oversee and complete construction of the Great Falls smelter for the Boston & Montana C. C. & S. Mining Co. In 1902 he became a consulting engineer to J. B. Haggin. He died in Newark, New Jersey in 1925.
Summary:
An album of cyanotypes depicting mills, mines and mining equipment, mostly in cities in Michigan, including Calumet, Marquette, Franklin, Sault Ste. Marie, Hancock. Images of Buffalo and Cleveland are also included. The album is inscribed "To Henry Davis from Frank Klepetko".
Cite as:
Frank Klepetko Michigan Mining Cyanotype Album, circa 1880, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Iron
Iron foundries
Iron mining
Mining equipment
Ore
Local number:
2007.3116 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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