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Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960

Collector:
Brown, Bernis B. 1888-1960
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:
8.5 cu. ft. : 15 boxes
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Photographs
Catalogs
Patents
Notebooks
Correspondence
Date:
1878
1878-1960
20th century
Notes:
Brown was a dealer, salesmen and repairman of farm equipment, especially steam powered engines.
Summary:
The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines. The papers include Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, notes and notebooks, reference books and history books on farm machines, clippings and articles, newsletters on farming subjects, catalogs of farming equipment, subject files, photographs, magazines, and a manuscript for a history Brown compiled on early American farm power.
Cite as:
Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Agricultural machinery
Steam-engines
Farm equipment
Tractors
Local number:
2007.3119 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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