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[Trade catalogs from Ralph M. Parsons Co. (Pasadena)]

Variant company name:
Inc. 1944  Search this
Company Name:
Ralph M. Parsons Co. (Pasadena)  Search this
Related companies:
Parsons-Jurden Mining & Metallurgical Div. ; Parsons Corp. ; Ralph M. Parsons Co., Ltd. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada ; Toronto, Ontario, Canada) ; Ralph M. Parsons GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) ; Ralph M. Parsons Co. Ltd. (Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom) ; Ralph M. Parsons Co. Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, Australia ; Perth, Australia) ; Latinoamericana de Ingenieria, S.A. (Mexico City, Mexico) ; Saudi Arabian Parsons Ltd. (Jeddah, Saudia Arabia) ; RMP  Search this
Notes content:
Undated (circa 1965-1972) catalog giving an overview view of the company "The Ralph M. Parsons Company: Worldwide Engineers-Constructors." Brochure entitled Coal-Coal-Coal from the Parson-Jurden Mining and Metallurgical Division. Undated (circa 1965-1970) public relations publication "News & Views" number 11 is about water shortages, water shed management, water reclamation, pollution control - and the need for a water pipeline from Alaska and Canada to the lower 48 United States and the more populated areas of Canada. Undated (circa 1970-1974) brochure featuring Parsons' Mining & Metallurgical divisions' current projects ; technical & economic studies ; geology & mining engineering ; metallurgical processing & metals production and power generation, materials handling and transportation, environmental protection and operations support ancillaries. Undated (circa 1968-1975) catalog for Parsons Sulfur Recovery Plants & Tail Gas purification units. A paper entitled "Economic and Environmental Impact of Long Distance Slurry Pipelines", delivered 15-17 May 1974 at the 3rd International Conference on the Hydraulic Transport of Solids in Pipes by R. Costantini of Parsons. Undated (early 1970s?) paper on Coal Liquefaction delivered by J.B. O'Hara of Parsons as part of the 3rd International Symposium on Large Chemical Plants New Technologies and Varying Feedstocks (the 174th event of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering.) A paper on the Potential for Petrochemical Feedstockes and Chemicals from Coal presented August 31, 1976 by J.B. O'Hara, E.D. Becker, N.E. Jentz and T. Harding of Parsons at the American Inst. of Chemical Engineers 82nd national meeting. A circa 1968 booklet entitled "NAWAPA: North American Water and Power Alliance". NAWAPA is a concept developed by Parsons for collecting excess water from the Northwestern parts of North America and redistributing it to the water deficient areas of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The booklet also contains copies of clippings of newspaper and magazine articles about RMPCo. Tucked inside of the booklet is an annotated speech script called "Commentary on NAWAPA Film". Also folded inside of the booklet are a pair of reprints from Congressional Record: from the 90th Congress - a March 21, 1967 speech by Rep. Joseph M. Montoya of New Mexico about future water problems ; and from the 89th Congress, a September 12, 1966 speech about water by Rep. John A. Blatnick of Minnesota.
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
12 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pasadena, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Business  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Coal  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28966
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28966

Exxon donor solvent (EDS) coal liquefaction pilot plant at Baytown, Texas-Exxon News

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 69
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref1646

Research and Development: Coal - The technician pictured is seen at a synthetic fuels laboratory adjusting coal liquefaction equipment, 1978

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 52, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Henry Wurtz Papers

Author:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Collector:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Names:
American Whig Society  Search this
Union Chemical Manufacturing Company  Search this
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Catalogs
Photographs
Certificates
Notebooks
Correspondence
Date:
1861-1885
Summary:
Wurtz's scheme, presented in a report to the stockholders, was a new method for the dry distillation of non-caking coal to obtain liquid oils and paraffin. Included in this box are: the report to the stockholders of the Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1883; patent specifications, 1881; correspondence with the Patent Office, prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; a notebook of minutes from meetings of Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1881-1883.
Scope and Contents:
These papers include items concerning the Union Chemical Manufacturing Company, 1883-1885, on dry destructive distillation of coal to make liquid oils and paraffins, including: patent specifications, 1881; report to the stockholders of the Company, 1883; correspondence with the Patent Office; correspondence regarding the Company, 1883-1884; prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; and a notebook of minutes from meetings of the Company, 1881-1883.

Also included is material relating to Wurtz's interest in petroleum distillation, 1884-1885, consisting of newsclippings, contracts, proofs and gallerys of prospectus, and correspondence with perspective investors. Also, correspondence with A.R. Leeds and F.W. Clarke and other chemists regarding Wurtz's desire to find a new assistant; "The Book of Inventions, made by Henry Wurtz from about 1850, Compilation and Arrangement, from Scattered Notes, Commenced in September 1861, by H.W."; a copy of a letter to Joseph Henry from Wurtz relating to warlike inventions, November 9, 1861; photographs of Wurtz family; certificate of membership in the Whig Society at the College of New Jersey (later, Princeton), 1848; and scientific instruments catalogues, 1882-1884.
Arrangement:
Divided into six series: (1) Union Chemical Manufacturing Company, 1883-1885; (2) Petroleum Distillation and Miscellaneous Chemical Consulting, 1884-1885; (3) Book of Inventions, 1861; (4) Wurtz Biographical Material and Family Photographs; (5) Publications; (6) Whig Society Certificate, 1848.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Wurtz (c. 1828-1910), chemist and editor, contributed to both the theory and practice of chemistry. He studied at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton), where his interest in scientific pursuits was awakened by studies under Joseph Henry and John Torrey. Between 1854 and 1856 he was state chemist and geologist of the New Jersey Geological Survey. In 1858 he was appointed professor of chemistry and pharmacy at the National Medical College of Washington, D.C. (later George Washington University). During this connection he served as chemical examiner in the United States Patent Office. In 1861 in New York he opened a private laboratory for general consulting work. During the years 1877-1887 he was engaged in developing processes for increasing the yields of paraffin oils and other by products of the distillation of coal. He devoted the remaining years of his life to his private consulting practice and took out numerous patents relating to the distillation of paraffin hydrocarbons and other chemical products.

Opened a private laboratory in New York for general consulting work, 1861. During 1877-1887 developed processes for increasing yields of paraffin oils and other by-products of coal distillation. Devoted remaining years of his life to private consulting practice and received numerous patents relating to the distillation of paraffin hydrocarbons and other chemical products.
Separated Materials:
2 glass plate negatives removed from collection and held in OIPP library with negative numbers 83-1890 & 83-1891.
Provenance:
Gift of Richard Wurtz (Litchfield, Connecticut).
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:
Inventions -- United States -- History -- 19th century  Search this
Chemical engineering -- Patents  Search this
Alkylation  Search this
Petroleum, Synthetic  Search this
Coal liquefaction  Search this
Distillation, Fractional  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs -- 1820-1910
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th century
Certificates
Notebooks -- 1850-1900
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Henry Wurtz Papers, 1861-1885, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0006
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Henry Wurtz Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0006

Petroleum Distillation and Miscellaneous Chemical Consulting

Author:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Correspondent:
Clark, F.W.  Search this
Leeds, A.R.  Search this
Names:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Collection Author:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Catalogs
Contracts
Clippings (information artifacts)
Business cards
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1884 - 1885
Scope and Contents:
This box contains material relating to Wurtz's interest in petroleum distillation, 1884-1885, and his attempt to market inventions for obtaining lubricants from petroleum distillates. Related material includes: correspondence with prospective investors, proofs and galleys for the prospectus, news clippings on petroleum, and various contracts.

The box also includes correspondence with A.R. Leeds, F.W. Clark and others regarding Wurtz's search for a new assistant, 1881, catalogs for scientific books and instruments, 1880's, and Wurtz's business card.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Distillation, Fractional  Search this
Coal liquefaction  Search this
Petroleum, Synthetic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs -- 1820-1910
Contracts
clippings (information artifacts)
Business cards
Letters (correspondence) -- 1880-1890
Collection Citation:
Henry Wurtz Papers, 1861-1885, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0006, Series 2
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Henry Wurtz Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0006-ref12

Union Chemical Manufacturing Company

Creator:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Union Chemical Manufacturing Company  Search this
Names:
Union Chemical Manufacturing Company  Search this
Collection Author:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910  Search this
Collection Collector:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Minutes
Patents
Date:
1883 - 1885
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Alkylation  Search this
Petroleum, Synthetic  Search this
Fischer-Tropsch process  Search this
Coal liquefaction -- Patents  Search this
Coal  Search this
Chemistry -- 19th century  Search this
Chemical engineering -- Patents  Search this
Distillation, Fractional  Search this
Genre/Form:
Minutes
Patents
Collection Citation:
Henry Wurtz Papers, 1861-1885, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0006, Series 1
See more items in:
Henry Wurtz Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0006-ref11

Production of aviation jet fuel from coal : staff report / prepared [by George T. Skaperdas] for the use of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate, June 1, 1976

Author:
Skaperdas, George T  Search this
United States Congress Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
v, 27 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
Topic:
Jet planes--Fuel  Search this
Coal liquefaction  Search this
Call number:
TL704.7 .S62
TL704.7.S62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81518

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