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John A. Roebling Collection, 1836-1975 (bulk 1930-1950)

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Creator:
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
Creator:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William) 1842-1917
Roebling, John Augustus 1806-1869
Roebling, Washington Augustus 1837-1926
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:
18.5 cu. ft. : 62 boxes
Type:
Blueprints
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Genealogies
Ledgers (account books)
Letterpress books
Newsletters
Notebooks
Patents
Photograph albums
Photographs
Price lists
Reports
Specifications
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Colorado
New Jersey
Date:
1836
1836-1975
1836-1975 bulk 1930-1950
1920-1940
20th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
John A. Roebling Collection, 1836-1975 (bulk 1930-1950), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Bridges
Bridges--Design and construction
Bridge construction industry
Iron industry and trade
Suspension bridges--Design and construction
Wire industry
Wire-rope industry
Ski lifts
Local number:
1981.0908 (NMAH Acc.)
1982.0270 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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