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Kinner Engines Automobile Tag

Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 13.7 × 25.1cm (5 3/8 × 9 7/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20020513000
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020513000

Henry Ford

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Ford, 30 Jul 1863 - 7 Apr 1947  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
3.2cm (1 1/4"), Accurate
Type:
Medal
Topic:
Henry Ford: Male  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist  Search this
Henry Ford: Science and Technology\Engineer\Mechanical  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Automobile  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Henry Ford Trade School Association
Object number:
S/NPG.68.20
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.68.20

Henry Ford

Artist:
Alfred J. Frueh, 1880 - 14 Sep 1968  Search this
Publication:
New Yorker, founded 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Ford, 30 Jul 1863 - 7 Apr 1947  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 21.8cm x 11.1cm (8 9/16" x 4 3/8"), Accurate
Sheet: 35.2cm x 23.6cm (13 7/8" x 9 5/16"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1928
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Henry Ford: Male  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist  Search this
Henry Ford: Science and Technology\Engineer\Mechanical  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Automobile  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the children of Al Frueh - Barbara Frueh Bornemann, Robert Frueh and Alfred Frueh, Jr.
Object number:
NPG.93.185
Restrictions & Rights:
© Conde Nast
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.185

Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Head Lug

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181679
Catalog number:
181679
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705964
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Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Crank Hanger

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181677
Catalog number:
181677
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Object Project
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705966
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Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Top Tubing

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 1 1/4 in; 38.1 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181672
Catalog number:
181672
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Object Project
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705967
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Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Pedal

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181681
Catalog number:
181681
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705968
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Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Seat Post

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 17.78 cm x 9.525 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181674
Catalog number:
181674
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705971
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Cadillac Radiator Emblem

Object Name:
emblem, radiator
Credit Line:
Hubert G. Larson
ID Number:
TR.325528.261
Accession number:
260303
Catalog number:
325528.261
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Radiator Emblems
Transportation
Road Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_840322

Henry Ford

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Ford, 30 Jul 1863 - 7 Apr 1947  Search this
Medium:
Orotone
Dimensions:
Image: 25.3 x 20.2cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16")
Sheet (Sight): 28.3 x 23.3cm (11 1/8 x 9 3/16")
Frame: 32.9 x 27.9 x 1.9cm (12 15/16 x 11 x 3/4")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Michigan\Wayne\Dearborn
Date:
c. 1910
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Henry Ford: Male  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist  Search this
Henry Ford: Science and Technology\Engineer\Mechanical  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Automobile  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.98.85
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.98.85

Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Head

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181678
Catalog number:
181678
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705965
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Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Rear Forks

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 26.035 cm x 17.145 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181675
Catalog number:
181675
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Object Project
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705969
Additional Online Media:

Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Crank Hanger

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 4 in; 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181676
Catalog number:
181676
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Object Project
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705970
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Electrically Welded Specimen, Bicycle Tapered Head Tube

Maker:
Thomson, Elihu  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 46.0375 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
welding sample
Date made:
1886
Credit Line:
from Thomson Electrical Welding Co., thru Elihu Thomson
ID Number:
EM.181673
Catalog number:
181673
Accession number:
33015
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Thomson Welding
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705972
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Franklin Sedan, 1925

Measurements:
overall: 75 in x 70 in x 164 in; 190.5 cm x 177.8 cm x 416.56 cm
Object Name:
automobile
Associated Place:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
United States: New York
Date made:
1925
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Henry W. Mathis
ID Number:
1962.244503.01
Accession number:
244503
Catalog number:
321454
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Automobiles
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1336026
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Andy Granatelli Collection

Creator:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013  Search this
Grancor Automotive Specialists  Search this
Hurricane Hot Rod Association  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
Donor:
Granatelli, Vincent  Search this
Names:
Indianapolis Speedway Race  Search this
Extent:
66 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Financial records
Speeches
Drawings
Advertisements
Minutes
Design drawings
Clippings
Legal records
Business records
Photographs
Date:
1940s-1990s
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Granatelli's lifelong involvement with automobiles, from his youth through his career as an auto industry executive, and as a racing car owner, designer and promoter. The collection consists primarily of files, photographs, scrapbooks, and drawings. Some of the earliest files relate to Grancor, a company founded by Granatelli and his two brothers in 1945, which customized cars for clients. Other things contained in the files include meeting minutes, articles of association, business and financial records, legal records and profit and loss statements. Also included in the files are papers relating to an organization he started called the Hurricane Hot Rod Association. A large portion of the files relate to Granatelli's term as President of STP, a division of the Studebaker Corporation, from 1961-1974. These files detail the internal workings of the company during this period, and include papers relating to such things as strategic planning, sales, marketing, advertising and competitors' products. Additionally, this portion contains STP's Board of Directors' minutes, documents on policies and procedures, papers documenting advertising campaigns, comparative sales figures, sales manuals, and Granatelli's business correspondence. The largest part of the files relates to the Indianapolis 500 race. There are detailed files on the drivers and race teams he assembled for the annual race, but these files also include design drawings, specifications, test data, lap logs, performance statistics, and reports documenting the implementation of design changes. The scrapbooks in the collection contain clippings, biographical materials, and other documents relating to auto racing in America and especially the Indianapolis 500. Finally, the collection contains a large number of photographs covering all aspects of Granatelli's career.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Andy Granatelli (1923-2013) was an automobile racing promoter, a race car engine designer and an automotive innovator. Two of his cars, a 1967 turbine engine race car and the 1969 Indy 500 winner, are in NMAH's Work & Industry collection. More than any other racing figure, Granatelli bridged the realms of garage tinkerers and professional motorsports, and he stimulated public interest in auto racing on a national level. His STP Corporation became a high-profile sponsor of Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR race cars, with Granatelli appearing in ads and commercials. His larger-than-life personality and flair for the dramatic made him an American cultural phenomenon. His career is well summed up in the profile written for his 2003 induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame:

Racer, entrepreneur, engineer, promoter, business executive. This is how one begins to describe the career of Andy Granatelli. But the title Mister 500 is the one that befits him most, for it describes a lifelong dream to conquer the famous 500-mile race in Indianapolis. It was a preposterous dream for the scrappy kid growing up in the slums of Chicago, whose mother had died when he was twelve, and two years later, at the age of fourteen, dropped out of school to help his father feed the family. Andy Granatelli began his quest for Indy 500 fame at the age of 20 in 1943, when he and his brother pooled their meager, hard-earned money and purchased a Texaco gas station on the north side of Chicago, which he called Andy's Super Service. Andy, always the promoter, needed a gimmick to set himself apart from other service stations. His gimmick? Granatelli initiated the first pit stop service station, utilizing four or five mechanics to work on a car at one time. Customers appreciated the true super service experience and would often wait in line for this unique treatment. With this unique service and Andy's P.T. Barnum style it was no wonder that the station was prosperous, and just two years later, in 1945, he formed the Granatelli Corporation, known as Grancor Automotive Specialists. As the head of Grancor, Andy Granatelli pioneered the concept of mass merchandising performance products and power and speed equipment to a generation of Americans who were discovering the joys of hot rodding. Andy quickly learned that if you give the customer what he needs, you can make a living; give him what he wants, and you can make a fortune! Granatelli's racing career began in 1946, when he built the first rocket-powered car to race on an oval track. That same year, he took his first car to the Indianapolis 500 -a pre-war Harry Miller- designed Ford. When Andy Granatelli wasn't burning up tracks, he was tearing up the business world. In 1958, Andy and his brother Joe purchased Paxton Products, a failing engineering firm that made superchargers. With Andy at the helm, Paxton Products became profitable in seven months. In 1961, Andy sold Paxton Products to Studebaker Corporation and stayed on as Paxton's CEO. Two years later, Studebaker management wanted Granatelli to work his magic on an under-performing division called Chemical Compounds Corporation. Chemical Compounds had only one, little known product . . . STP Oil Treatment. With virtually no advertising budget, Andy created a four-pronged approach to turn the company around: a recognizable corporate logo (the STP oval), a product (oil treatment), a product spokesman (himself) and a reason for existence (racing). The STP logo became one of the best recognized in history. STP could be found in virtually every venue of speed: on land, on the water or in the air. Andy Granatelli once said that in the 1960s, virtually every kid in America had an STP sticker on his bedroom door, his notebook or his lunchbox, and he was probably right! Back at Indianapolis, Granatelli entered a revolutionary race car of his own design - one with a turbine engine in 1967 and 1968. Even though the car failed to finish both years due to mechanical failure, the cars demonstrated superior speed and performance. At the end of the 1968 season, the U.S. Auto Club revised engine specifications, effectively outlawing Granatelli's turbine car. Undeterred, Granatelli returned to Indy the following year with a conventional car and proceeded to win his first Indianapolis 500 with Mario Andretti at the wheel. Four years later, in 1973, Andy won his second and last Indy 500 with a car driven by Gordon Johncock. Andy Granatelli's childhood dream of conquering Indy was fulfilled, not once, but twice. Andy Granatelli Biography, Automotive Hall of Fame, http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/inductee/andy-granatelli/666/.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Vince Granatelli.
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:
Automobiles -- Design and construction  Search this
Hot rods  Search this
Engines, automobile  Search this
Automobiles, Racing  Search this
Automobile industry and trade  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Automobile industry executives  Search this
Automobile driving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Scrapbooks
Financial records -- 20th century
Speeches
Drawings
Advertisements -- 20th century
Minutes -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Legal records -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Andy Granatelli Collection, ca. 1940-1990s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1403
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1403
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Stock Certificate for Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone

Creator:
Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Stock certificates
Date:
bulk 1941
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a stock certificate, No. 71,050, for 300 francs of the Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, dated May 15, 1941. Attached are 24 coupons.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Seguin founded the Gnome engine company in 1895. The Gnome firm initially manufactured internal combustion engines for industrial purposes, and later as automobile engines. In 1898, the company merged with the firm of a hardware manufacturer, Maurice Thevenin, and was renamed the Société des Fonderies de Cuivre de Lyon, Macon, et Paris, Thevenin Freres, L. Seguin et Cie. Seguin separated out the engine manufacturing operations from the rest of the company and established the Société Anonyme des Moteurs Gnome in 1905. When automobile engine sales decreased due to the recession of 1907-1908, Gnome began manufacturing engines for other purposes, including aircraft. Gnome displayed its first rotary engine in late 1908 and, by March 1911, had expanded its factory to meet demand for the engine. By late 1913, Gnome was manufacturing engines in England, Russia, and Italy. The Société des Moteurs "Le Rhone" was founded in 1912 by Edouard Martin to produce rotary engines in competition with Gnome. Sensing a dangerous rival, Gnome offered Rhone very good terms to sell and the two companies began operating together under the name Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone in June 1914 although legal issues were not concluded officially until early 1915. Rhone engines were especially popular for military aircraft during World War I and were manufactured in Great Britain and the United States. After the War, the Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone attempted to diversify by producing different types of engines, automobile parts, an agricultural tractor, motorcycles, woolen textile machinery, sewing machines, and marine equipment. Only motorcycles and aviation engines were successful due to various problems with these plans and the recession of 1920-1921. In 1922, the Seguin family left Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone and new management took over. Bankers Henry Bauer and Charles Marchal, along with Paul Louis Weiller, took leadership of the company. The Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, under Weiller's management, remained a top aviation engineer manufacturer until nationalizing under the name of S.N.E.C.M.A in 1945.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift?, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stock certificates
Citation:
Stock Certificate for Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, Accession XXXX-0892, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0892
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0892

Friction clutches : a handbook for mechanical engineers, automobile engineers, designers and students / by R. Waring-Brown

Author:
Waring-Brown, R  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 124 p. illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1924
Topic:
Clutches (Machinery)  Search this
Call number:
TJ1074.W3X 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_261510

Farm motors; steam and gas engines, hydraulic and electric motors, traction engines, automobiles, animal motors, windmills

Author:
Potter, Andrey Abraham  Search this
Physical description:
299 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
Topic:
Farm engines  Search this
Call number:
TJ712 .P86 1917
TJ712.P86 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433384

[Trade catalogs on automobile engines ... ]

Author:
Argyll Motor Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
192u
[192-?]-
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Engines  Search this
Call number:
053049
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700226

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