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Southwark Foundry and Machine Company Records

Donor:
Baldwin-Hamilton Company  Search this
Fenerty, Paul C.  Search this
Baldwin-Hamilton Company  Search this
Fenerty, Paul C.  Search this
Creator:
Baldwin Southwark Corporation  Search this
Baldwin Locomotive Works.  Search this
Southwark Foundry and Machine Company  Search this
De La Vergne Engine Company  Search this
Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
342 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Specifications
Financial records
Engineering drawings
Reports
Manuals
Lists
Patents
Bulletins
Date:
circa 1868-1945.
Scope and Contents:
Engineering drawings of steam engines, blowing engines, turbines, generators, testing machinery, steam hammers, boilers, machine tools, and other machinery manufactured by the Southwark Foundry and Machine Company, circa 1880-1916; transfers of patent rights, reports, lists, financial documents, and other material concerning Southwark and its predecessors, circa 1868-1885; and engineering drawings, specifications, production records, parts and drawing lists, repair manuals, bulletins, and publications concerning refrigeration machinery manufactured by the De La Vergne Engine Company and its predecessors and successors, circa 1890-1945.
Biographical / Historical:
The Southwark Foundry and Machine Company of Philadelphia was founded in 1836. The company, which manufactured engines, boilers, turbines, and other machinery, was acquired by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1930 and became the Baldwin Southwark Corporation, a subsidiary of the Works. The De La Vergne Engine Company of New York, some of whose records are included here, manufacturers of refrigeration machinery, engines, and other machinery, was acquired by Baldwin Southwark in 1931.
Provenance:
The largest portion of this collection was collected for the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now part of the Division of Work and Industry), and information about its provenance is lost. A small portion was donated in 1971 by Paul C. Fenerty, mostly relating to the Porter-Allen steam engine. The Baldwin-Hamilton Company donated approximately 14,000 drawings of machinery built by Southwark Foundry and Machine Company in 1975.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Steam-engines  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Heavy machinery  Search this
Engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Specifications
Financial records
Engineering drawings
Reports
Manuals
Lists
Patents
Bulletins
Citation:
Southwark Foundry and Machine Company Records, circa 1868-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1107
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1107

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