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Detailed erection drawings

Collection Creator:
Salem China Company  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
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:
The Salem China China Company Collection, 1930s-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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The Salem China Company Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0325-ref834

Erection drawings, Number, 64 71

Collection Creator:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903  Search this
Extent:
8 drawings
Container:
Map-folder 119
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives
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:
George Morison Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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George S. Morison Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0978-ref3078

Docket 2975 - MHT Steel Erection Drawings, 1960

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 105
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0532-refidd1e1962

Docket 2975 - MHT Steel Erection Drawings, 1960

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Smithsonian Institution. Buildings Management Department, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0532

Curtiss JN-4 Jenny. [photograph]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1917
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00029035
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390920

Wing Erection Drawing, P-60A, ENG-51/4302-11-7

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 77, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
5/21/43
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0067-ref8188

Baldwin Locomotive Works Drawings

Source:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Baldwin Locomotive Works.  Search this
Former owner:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
9 cubic feet (4 drawers)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Date:
1870-1890
Summary:
Collection consists of 202 assembly drawings of locomotives and tenders, prepared to check the clearances and major component parts of the locomotive and retained for engineering reference.
Scope and Contents note:
202 assembly drawings of locomotives and tenders, prepared to check the clearances and major component parts of the locomotive. When work was slow, draftsmen hand-colored the drawings. They were not used in the shop but were retained for engineering reference.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Baldwin Locomotive Works was the largest and most successful locomotive building firm in the world. It was begun as a machine shop owned and operated by Matthias W. Baldwin in 1831. Baldwin turned out its first locomotive engine from its shop in Philadelphia in 1832; within a few years the company was producing two a month and employed 240 men. By 1852, 500 engines had been produced; by 1861, 1,000; and by 1868, 2,000. At that point, the company employed between 1,600-1,700 men, and was one of the very largest machine works in the nation. In 1906 Baldwin began construction of a large auxiliary plant in Philadelphia suburb of Eddystone. In 1928 the Broad Street plant was closed and all work transferred to the Eddystone Plant.

Baldwin had been forced by hard financial times to take on a series of partners between 1839 and 1846, and the firm's name changed repeatedly as a result. It was known as Baldwin, Vail & Hufty (1839-1842); Baldwin & Whitney (1842-1845); M.W. Baldwin (1846-1853); and M.W. Baldwin & Co. (1854-1866). After Baldwin's death in 1866 the firm was known as M. Baird & Co. (1867-1873); Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. (1873-1890); Burnham, Williams & Co. (1891-1909); it was finally incorporated as the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1909.

The company's phenomenal growth ended with in the mid-1920s as the U.S. railroad industry began its long decline. Despite various mergers and acquisitions--and an increased attention to the development of diesel engines--a slow but sure decline set in. Baldwin declared bankruptcy in 1935. World War Two brought a temporary respite, but after the war the steam locomotive was obsolete and orders rapidly diminished. The Westinghouse Corporation bought Baldwin in 1948 but was unable to turn the company around. In 1950 the Lima-Hamilton Corporation and Baldwin merged but in 1956 the last of some 70,500 locomotives were produced and the company's long history came to an end.

Sources

History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1902

A Short History of American Locomotive Builders in the Steam Era, John H. White, (1982).
Related Archival Materials:
Archives Center #157, the Baldwin Locomotive Works Collection, consists of Engine Registers and Order Books for locomotives, 1833-1956. In addition, a six-reel microfilm edition of collection #157 is located in the NMAH Library (mfm-720).

Photographs relating to Baldwin are in the Railroad and Firefighting History Photographic Collection, Division of Work and Industry.

The DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University has a collection of 8,500 original Baldwin engineering drawings and has published three guides to their records.
Provenance:
Collection donated by H.L. Broadbelt, July 1959-November 1960.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Rights:
Copyrights probably expired.
Topic:
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Locomotives -- Drawings  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- Rolling-stock  Search this
Railroads -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Baldwin locomotives  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Locomotive works -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Locomotive industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Erection drawings
Citation:
Baldwin Locomotive Works Drawings, 1870-1890, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0353
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Baldwin Locomotive Works Drawings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0353
Additional Online Media:

Baldwin Locomotive Works erecting drawings at the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University / edited by Dawn Letson

Author:
Letson, Dawn  Search this
DeGolyer Library  Search this
Subject:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 201 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Locomotives--Drawings--Indexes  Search this
Baldwin locomotives--Indexes  Search this
Call number:
TJ625.B2 B182 1991
TJ625.B2B182 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418473

Baldwin Locomotive Works erecting drawings at the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University / project supervisor, Dawn Letson

Author:
Letson, Dawn  Search this
DeGolyer Library  Search this
Subject:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
139 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
Topic:
Baldwin locomotives--Indexes  Search this
Locomotives--Drawings--Indexes  Search this
Call number:
TJ625.B2 B182 1987
TJ625.B2B182 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_328740

Original Study For the Front of the University of Michigan, Now in Progress of Erection, (drawing)

Artist:
Davis, Alexander J.  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Architecture--Education--University  Search this
Architecture--Education--University of Michigan  Search this
Landscape--Michigan  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04560648
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_90627

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