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Cartridge for Label Maker

Maker:
Dymo Industries, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 4.7625 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
cartridge, label maker
Place made:
United States: California, Berkeley
Used:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
ca 1964
Patent date:
1964-04-07
Copyright date:
1964
Credit Line:
Gift of Hannah L. Cayton in memory of Howard Cayton
ID Number:
1993.3030.01C
Catalog number:
1993.3030.01C
Nonaccession number:
1993.3030
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1452123

Box for Label Maker

Maker:
Dymo Industries, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 7/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 23.495 cm x 15.875 cm
Object Name:
box, label maker
Place made:
United States: California, Berkeley
Used:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
ca 1964
Copyright date:
1964
Credit Line:
Gift of Hannah L. Cayton in memory of Howard Cayton
ID Number:
1993.3030.01D
Catalog number:
1993.3030.01D
Accession number:
1993.3030
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1452125
Additional Online Media:

badge

Advertiser:
Dymo Industries, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
blue; white; green (overall color)
plastic; metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Badge
Date made:
ca 1964
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
ID Number:
2004.0204.40
Accession number:
2004.0204
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1276857

Minnesota, Democratic Convention, 1984

Referenced:
Mondale, Walter F.  Search this
Maker:
Dymo Industries, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
red; white; blue (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Badge
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Related event:
Democratic National Convention of 1984  Search this
ID Number:
2004.0239.02
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1278708

Dymo Home Labelmaker Model 1040

Maker:
Dymo Industries, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 7.6 cm x 16 cm x 23.3 cm; 3 in x 6 5/16 in x 9 3/16 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 6 in x 6 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 15.24 cm x 17.4625 cm
Object Name:
Label Maker
Place made:
United States: California, Berkeley
Used:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
ca 1964
Patent date:
1963-03-26
Copyright date:
1964
Credit Line:
Gift of Hannah L. Cayton in memory of Howard Cayton
ID Number:
1993.3030.01A
Nonaccession number:
1993.3030
Catalog number:
1993.3030.1A
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1181477

Cartidge for Label Maker

Maker:
Dymo Industries, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
cartridge, label maker
Place made:
United States: California, Berkeley
Used:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
ca 1964
Patent date:
1964-04-07
Copyright date:
1964
Credit Line:
Gift of Hannah L. Cayton in memory of Howard Cayton
ID Number:
1993.3030.01B
Catalog number:
1993.3030.01B
Nonaccession number:
1993.3030
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1452122

[Trade catalogs from Dymo Industries, Inc.]

Variant company name:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; Lausanne, Switzerland  Search this
Company Name:
Dymo Industries, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Dymo Corp. ; Systems Sales, Dymo Visual Systems Div. (Atlanta, GA)  Search this
Notes content:
"Dymo" tapewriter and tapes ; color-coded labels ; labelmakers ; label writers ; label makers ; tape writers ; pressure sensitive tape tips ; "Dymo Mite" tapewriter embosser ; "Sten-C-Labl" Package Addressing System
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Berkeley, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Packaging machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13977
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13977

Benjamin H. Stansbury Papers

Donor:
Stansbury, Jacqueline  Search this
Creator:
Stansbury, Benjamin H., 1935-1996  Search this
Names:
Dymo Industries  Search this
Industrial Design Affiliates  Search this
Mattel Toys  Search this
Product Specialists  Search this
Ronco Teleproducts  Search this
Stansbury Company  Search this
Walter Dorwin Teague Associates  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Clippings
Memorandums
Manuals
Design drawings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1955 - 1995
Summary:
The collection documents the inventing and design work of Benjamin Stansbury.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the inventing and design work of Benjamin Stansbury. It contains correspondence; photographs and slides; memoranda, manuals and other internal company documents; design drawings; clippings; and trade literature. The bulk of the material relates to Stansbury's work at the Stansbury Company and the PULSAR electric toothbrush.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series.

Series 1: Personal Materials, 1954-1983

Series 2: Walter Dorwin Teague and Associates Records, 1959-1971

Series 3: Dymo, 1961, 1966

Series 4: Mattel Toymakers, Inc., 1962-1966

Series 5: Product Specialists, 1962-1971

Series 6: Innovation, undated

Series 7: Industrial Design Affiliates, 1964-1973

Series 8: The Stansbury Company, 1966-1994 (bulk 1978-1990)

Series 9: Ronco Teleproducts, Inc., 1978-1980

Series 10: Pulse Innovations, Inc., 1990-1995
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin H. Stansbury, Jr. (September 26, 1934-March 11, 1996) was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and graduated high school from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (founded in 1883 as an engineering school). He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, earning a BS in Engineering in 1957. From 1957 to 1961, Stansbury worked for Walter Dorwin Teague Associates in New York as an industrial designer. At Teague, Stansbury worked on a variety of products and missile components. In 1960, he won the Industrial Design Institute Design Award Citation for the Euphorian dental chair (for Ritter Dental). While at Teague, Stansbury met Helen Marie Beheney (December 5, 1935-July 27, 2014) who was a secretary. The couple married in 1961 in California and had two children, Claude and Jacqueline.

Stansbury left New York for Berkeley, California where he joined Dymo Industries, Inc. as Director of New Product Planning from 1961 to 1965. At Dymo, Stansbury crafted a new corporate image and supervised plant and office construction. From 1965 to 1966 he worked for Mattel Toymakers in Hawthorne, California as Director of Corporate Planning and Acquisitions. In 1966, Stansbury, along with John Pylant, formed Product Specialists in Santa Monica. Rudy Hurwich later invested in the company as a three-way partner. Product Specialists focused on product development, manufacturing and marketing. While at Product Specialists, Stansbury developed and built a folding polypropylene boat called the Stowboat (US Patent 4,556,009) available in three sizes (seven, eight and nine feet). His marketing included the phrase, "Let's Go Stowboating!" Stansbury obtained approximately thirty-five patents, many of which were design patents. Almost all of the patents issued to him were assigned to the company who contracted his services. In 1969, Stansbury founded Innovation, a company to take conceptual ideas to the point of commercialization and to then license or sell them.

In 1969, Stansbury was hired by Industrial Design Affiliates (IDA) of Beverly Hills to help turn around the faltering design practice. After years of creative frustration working for someone else, Stansbury left IDA and founded his own design firm, the Stansbury Company, in 1973. Stansbury believed in giving creative people as much freedom as possible and all of his employees were encouraged to be part of the creative process. His company provided full service product development--concept, design, appearance models, engineering development, prototype construction and testing, tool patterns, and pre-production models. A strong emphasis was placed on engineering and manufacturability. Some of the diverse products created included: an exercise bike, roller skates, a smokeless ashtray, a sewage treatment device for boats, cosmetic bottles, surgical rubber gloves, musical toys, a dental chair, packaging (Elvis concert album), and special effects (twenty-four foot alligator) for the film Alligator and miniature sets for the disaster filmMeteor. In 1978, The Stansbury Company was awarded the Western Plastics Art and Design Award for the toy category (sun runner roller skates) and the rotational molding category (La Chair). Some of his clients included: Honda Motor Car, Mansfield Sanitary, Procter and Gamble, Max Factor & Company, Mattel Toys, Schlage Lock, Technicolor, Tomy Toys, Redkin, Jaybee Manufacturing, American Hospital Supply Company and Ronco Teleproducts, Inc.

Stansbury was also a senior consultant to the Bender Corporation, which advised large manufacturing facilities about air quality issues and engineering improvements. He worked with the company on matters related to fluid dynamic modeling and to devise optimal air movements/clearance within a structure.

Stansbury was heavily involved in local politics in Beverly Hills, California. He served as traffic commissioner (1973-1977) and as a planning commissioner (1977-1980). In 1980, Stansbury was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council serving as mayor in 1983 and 1988. After leaving politics, Stansbury continued to invent and in 1992, moved to King City, Ontario, Canada to pursue his invention of the PULSAR Electric Toothbrush (US Patent 5,259,083). The patent was later reissued (RE 35,941) on November 3, 1998. Stansbury was an initial shareholder in Pulse Innovations, Inc., a Canadian corporation formed to develop, market, and license the Pulse toothbrush. The other shareholders in Pulse Innovations included Spark Innovations, Inc. (SPI), a Canadian venture capital incubator and other investors. At SPI, Stansbury was Vice-President of technical services and acted as an engineering consultant and technical advisor on other products under development. In 1995, Procter & Gamble was given an exclusive development option for the Pulse toothbrush, but ultimately Procter & Gamble underwent a restructuring and returned its focus to core products which did not include electric toothbrushes. In 1996, Pulse entered into an agreement with Butler Gum, Canada's largest consumer oral care product company. Stansbury's children, Claude and Jacqueline sold their parents' shares in Pulse Innovations to other shareholders. Stansbury returned to the United States in 1995 and died on March 16, 1996, in Alexandria, Virginia.
Separated Materials:
Artifacts related to the Ronco Egg Scrambler are located in the Division of Work and Industry.

Artifacts related to The Mr. Dentist, Pulse toothbrushes, Hayes School Publishing Co. posters for "Good Manners" (1957) and Safety (1957), a Sesame Street learning kit and parent guides (1970) are located in the Division of Home and Community Life.

A Hayes School Publishing Company poster for "Good Habit Check Charts" (1959) is located in the Division of Medicine and Science.

Materials related to Helen Stansbury's volunteer work for the Democratic Party, especially a George McGovern Handbook, 1972 and Mike Dukakis materials, 1988 are in the Division of Political History.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center by Benjamin H. Stansbury's daughter, Jacquelyn Stansbury in 2015.
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:
Toys  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Designers  Search this
Design, Industrial  Search this
Inventions -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Toothbrushes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 2000-2010
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Memorandums -- 1950-2000
Manuals -- 1950-2000
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Benjamin H. Stansbury Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Benjamin H. Stansbury Collection, 1959-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1350
See more items in:
Benjamin H. Stansbury Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1350

Dymo

Collection Donor:
Stansbury, Jacqueline  Search this
Collection Creator:
Stansbury, Benjamin H., 1935-1996  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966 - 1966
1961 - 1961
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of materials documenting Dymo Industries, Inc., a California company that made the first personal labelmaker, the embosser. Included is product literature for the Dymo M-55 and Dymo-Form 4000; first quarter reports, 1966-1967; Dymo Impressions, 1966, a company newsletter; and an annual report for 1971; slides; label samples, and letter to Stansbury about his life insurance policy, 1961. Stansbury worked at Dymo Industries, Inc. in product development from 1961-1964.
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.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin H. Stansbury Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Benjamin H. Stansbury Collection, 1959-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1350, Series 3
See more items in:
Benjamin H. Stansbury Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1350-ref14

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