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Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Co.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2001; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-116, National Museum of American History, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-116-refd1e3100

Pelton Water Wheel Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, 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
Creator:
Pelton Water Wheel Company  Search this
Brayton, A.P.  Search this
Names:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Co.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cyanotypes
Correspondence
Photographs
Reports
Blueprints
Advertisements
Catalogs
Business records
Glass negatives
Date:
1880-1975
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, California. Materials include correspondence; business records; photographs, including cyanotypes; negatives, images of turbines; advertisements; journals; blueprints; articles; and trade literature, including catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Background Materials, undated

Series 2: Glass Negatives, 1906-1908

Series 3: Correspondence, 1880-1975

Series 4: Trade Literature, 1956

Series 5: Photographs, 1880-1939

Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Lester A. Pelton invented a new type of water wheel, which he patented in 1880. A.P. Brayton bought his business, but the name Pelton became a generic term for this type of wheel. The successor firm was Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton.
Provenance:
This collection' specific provenance is unknown, but it may have been donated to the Museum's Division of Work and Industry (formerly the Division of Engineering and Industry) by a successor firm of Pelton. The Division transferred the collection to the Archives Center in 2007.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Turbines  Search this
Pumps  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cyanotypes
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Reports
Blueprints
Advertisements
Catalogs
Business records
Glass negatives
Citation:
Pelton Water Wheel Collection, 1891-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1093
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Pelton Water Wheel Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1093

General Machinery Corporation Records

Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
General Machinery Corporation  Search this
Niles-Bement-Pond Co.  Search this
Donor:
Bement Company  Search this
Niles Tool Works  Search this
Long and Allstatter Company  Search this
Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company  Search this
Ohio Historical Society  Search this
Bement Company  Search this
Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company  Search this
Long and Allstatter Company  Search this
Niles Tool Works  Search this
Ohio Historical Society  Search this
Extent:
24 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Hamilton (Ohio)
Ohio -- Manufacturing
Date:
ca. 1899-1969.
Scope and Contents:
Over 2,000 photographic negatives of machinery produced by General Machinery Corporation and its predecessors; also three cubic feet of prints from the negatives.
Arrangement:
Divided into five series: Series 1, Long and Allstatter Negatives; Series 2, Niles Bement Pond Negatives; Series 3, Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company Negatives; Series 4, Bement Company Negatives; Series 5, Niles Tool Works Negatives; Series 6, Photoprints from Negatives in General Machinery Corporation Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
The General Machinery Corporation of Hamilton, Ohio was formed in 1928 by the merger of Niles Bement Pond Co. and Hooven Owens Rentschler Co. Other companies that became part of General Machinery were Putnam Machine Co. and Long and Allstatter. The General Machinery Co. became subsumed by the Baldwin Lima Hamilton Co. during th e1950s..
Provenance:
The negatives were donated to the Division of Work and Industry, in several gifts in 1991 and 1992, by the Ohio Historical Society.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Manufacturing  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Machine-tool industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Citation:
General Machinery Corporation Records, ca. 1899-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1115
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1115

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