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D. Ward King Road Grader Collection, 1903-2000

Creator:
King, D. Ward
Physical description:
.3 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Letters (correspondence)
Photograph albums
Photographs
Poems
Reprints
Scrapbooks
Writings
Place:
United States
Date:
1903
1903-2000
20th century
1900-1950
Notes:
A Missouri farmer, King (1857-1920) invented a device to improve rural roads and make them safer and more passable. It was called the King Road Drag, or the Split Log Drag.
Summary:
Papers documenting a road grader that D. Ward King invented to drain water from, and improve, the condition of rural roads. Includes photographs of King, his family, the grader, the conditions of roads before and after treatment by the grader; a photograph album containing mostly images of demonstrations of the grader; a scrapbook containing letters and photographs; a blueprint; a few writings; a poem; and numerous articles and reprints from various publications praising King's invention.
Cite as:
D. Ward King Road Grader Collection, 1903-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Graders (Earthmoving machinery)
Inventors
Inventions
Road drainage
Road machinery
Road scrapers
Roads
Roads--Accessories
Roads--Design and construction
Local number:
2014.3087 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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