John A. Roebling Collection, 1836-1975 (bulk 1930-1950)
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
Roebling, Charles Gustavus 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William) 1842-1917
Roebling, John Augustus 1806-1869
Roebling, Washington Augustus 1837-1926
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
18.5 cu. ft. : 62 boxes
Ledgers (account books)
New York (N.Y.)
1836-1975 bulk 1930-1950
John A. Roebling was a civil engineer famous for his wire rope suspension bridge designs. His three sons, Washington Augustus Roebling, Ferdinand William Roebling, and Charles Gustavus Roebling, worked for the company. The company was active in the design and manufacture of wire rope for, and in the erection of, suspension bridges.
The collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the company's bridge, tramway, ski lift, and chair lift projects. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.
John A. Roebling Collection, 1836-1975 (bulk 1930-1950), Archives Center, National Museum of American History