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Anders K. Bak Papers

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Detroit Edison Company.  Search this
Bak, Anders K., 1892-  Search this
Names:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Search this
Barton Power Station (Manchester, England).  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Correspondence
Date:
1923-1970
Summary:
The collection contains papers assembled by Anders K. Bak, a Danish mechanical engineer and employee of the Detroit Edison Power Company. The papers include personal correspondence concerning the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; papers on the Parsons Steam Turbine; papers and blueprints on work done at the Barton Power Station in Manchester, England; and Detroit Edison Company background material, blueprints, articles, power plant test reports, information and data.
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence concerning the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1945, 1968, 1970; papers on the Parsons Steam Turbine, 1933; papers and blueprints on work done at the Barton Power Station, Manchester, England, 1925-1934; photographs of buildings, staff, and equipment at the Mason Laboratory of Yale University; and material on the Detroit Edison Company, including a corporate history, 1903-1923, research and operations reports, 1923-1926, and copy for a pamphlet.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Historical Background Materials, 1923-1970

Series 2: Power Plant Materials, 1917-1932

Subseries 2.1: Conners Creek Power Plant, 1917-1924

Subseries 2.2: Trenton Channel Power Plant, 1923-1925, undated

Subseries 2.3: Test Reports, 1920-1926

Subseries 2.4: Other, 1927-1932

Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1919-1933
Biographical / Historical:
Anders K. Bak was a Danish mechanical engineer and employee of the Detroit Edison Power Company. The Detroit Edison Company was incorporated on January 17, 1903, for the purpose of engaging in the manufacture, distribution and sales of electricity in the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan, and elsewhere. Construction at Conners Creek, Michigan, was begun in 1913. The site was located on the Detroit River at the outflow of Lake St. Clair and had the Detroit Terminal railway on its eastern side. In 1918 the company started work on a power plant site, the Trenton Channel Power Plant, which acquired the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Museum's Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (now the Division of Work and Industry) in the 1970s by the Detroit Edison Company.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs 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:
Power (Mechanics)  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Citation:
Anders K. Bak Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1065
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1065

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