Frank Klepetko Michigan Mining Cyanotype Album, circa 1880
Klepetko, Frank 1856-1925
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
0.5 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
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.
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".
Frank Klepetko Michigan Mining Cyanotype Album, circa 1880, Archives Center, National Museum of American History