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American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers

Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1963, 1966
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Citation:
Eugene B. Johnson Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Eugene B. Johnson Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1450-ref9

Eric Preece Engine Collection

Creator:
Preece, Eric  Search this
Names:
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers  Search this
Wright Aeronautical Corp  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Cubic feet (8 records center boxes; 1 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Reports
Memoranda
Drawings
Manuals
Catalogs
Brochures
Date:
1933-1944
Summary:
This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.
Scope and Contents:
This collection traces Preece's engineering work with Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC), and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.
Arrangement:
The original arrangement of this collection was maintained.
This collection is arranged into six series:

Series I: Professional Materials

Series II: Material Related to Notebooks

Series III: Material Related to Business Practices

Series IV: Drawings

Series V: Miscellaneous Material

Series VI: Oversized Material
Biographical/Historical note:
Eric Preece was an engineer with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC) of Paterson, New Jersey, a company involved in the engineering development of the mass production of cylinder heads for WAC air-cooled engines for Boeing B-29 bombers during World War II. Mr. Preece served as the manager of Experimental Manufacturing prior to his promotion to Production Manager of WAC's Plant 7 in 1943. He was also an active member of the American Society of Tool Engineers, serving as the Public Relations Chairman and later as chapter president.
Provenance:
Unknown (Eric Preece?)
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Wright Cyclone 18 (R-3350) 18-cyl radial engine family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Reports
Memoranda
Drawings
Manuals
Catalogs
Brochures
Citation:
Eric Preece Engine Collection, Acc. XXXX-0502, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0502
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Eric Preece Engine Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0502
Additional Online Media:

Die design handbook; a practical reference book on process analysis, product design, metal movements, materials, and proved die designs for every class of sheet-metal pressworking. ASTE National Book Committee: Francis J. Sehn, chairman; Maurice M. Clemons [and others] Frank W. Wilson, executive editor

Author:
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Topic:
Dies (Metal-working)  Search this
Call number:
TS253.A45X 1955
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409789

[Trade catalogs on square series, round series and oblong series punches and dies, drill jig bushings, and milling machines]

Author:
Accurate Bushing Company  Search this
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<4> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1956
1956-
Topic:
Taps and dies  Search this
Dies (Metal-working)  Search this
Milling-machines  Search this
Punching machinery  Search this
ABC (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
46872
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446539

High-velocity forming of metals. E. J. Bruno, editor

Author:
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers  Search this
Bruno, E. J  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 227 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Topic:
High energy forming  Search this
Call number:
TS256.A45 1968X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_274408

Practical design of manufacturing tools, dies, and fixtures / prepared under supervision of A. S. T. E. book committee

Author:
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 1371-1600 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1951
1951 [c1949]
Topic:
Machine-tools--Design  Search this
Call number:
TJ1185 .A51
TJ1185.A51
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_195790

The tool engineer and the tools of yesterday

Author:
Ferguson, Eugene S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1959
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_135002

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