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Clocks, Martinelli, Horologi

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1669
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt
Accession Number:
1951-136-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1951-136-1

The science of clocks and watches

Author:
Rawlings, A. L (Arthur Lionel)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 303 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1948
[1948]
Topic:
Horology  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Call number:
TS545.R28 1948aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_247475

The science of clocks and watches, by A. L. Rawlings

Author:
Rawlings, A. L (Arthur Lionel)  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 236 p. illus., diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
[1944]
Topic:
Horology  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Call number:
TS545.R28X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_293745

Five hundred and seven mechanical movements, embracing all those which are most important in dynamics, hydraulics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, steam engines, mill and other gearing, presses, horology, and miscellaneous machinery ; and including many movements never before published, and several which have only recently come into use, by Henry T. Brown

Author:
Brown, Henry T  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 8-122 p. illus. 19 x 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1890
Topic:
Mechanical movements  Search this
Call number:
TJ181 .B87 1890Z
TJ181.B87 1890Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_215478

Histoire de l'horlogerie depuis son origine jusqu'à nos jours, précédée de recherches sur la mesure du temps dans l'antiquité et suivie de la biographie des horlogers les plus célèbres de l'Europe, par Pierre Dubois ... Illustrations archéologiques exécutées sous la direction de Ferdinand Seré

Author:
Dubois, Pierre 1802-1860  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 408 p. illus. (incl. ports.) plates (part col., part fold.) diagrs. 28 1/2 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1849
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clock and watch makers  Search this
Horology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287181

Playbill for A Flea in Her Ear

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Roundabout Theatre Company, American, founded 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Mark Linn-Baker, American, born 1954  Search this
Michael Countryman, American, born 1955  Search this
Wally Dunn, American, born 1960  Search this
George Hall  Search this
James Lally, American, born 1956  Search this
Bruce MacVittie  Search this
Mark Douglas Brown McKinney, Canadian, born 1959  Search this
Angie Phillips  Search this
Alice Playten, American, 1947 - 2011  Search this
Shaun Powell  Search this
Kali Rocha, American, born 1971  Search this
Camilla Sanes  Search this
Richard Shull, 1929 - 1999  Search this
Virginia Louise Smith  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (21.6 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1998
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comedy (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.31
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.31
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Playbill for The Life

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Pamela Isaacs  Search this
Kevin Ramsey  Search this
Lillias White, American, born 1951  Search this
Chuck Cooper, American, born 1954  Search this
Bellamy Young, American, born 1970  Search this
Vernel Martin Bagneris, American, born 1949  Search this
Rich Hebert, American, born 1956  Search this
Gordon Joseph Weiss, American  Search this
Sam Harris, American, born 1961  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.53
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Horology

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Container:
Box 232
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940 - 1940
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
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:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair / Series 7: Publications / 7.1: Magazines
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref3576

Light Machinery and Horology, 1960-1963

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of History of Science  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 31
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 30 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90005, National Museum of American History. Department of History of Science, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fat90005-refidd1e1259

Records

Topic:
Die Welt Als Uhr (The World as a Clock) (Motion picture)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
18.81 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 film box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Illustrations
Motion pictures (visual works)
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Audiotapes
Drawings
Date:
circa 1948-1988
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to horology, exhibit proposals, manufacturers of engineering equipment, models, collections management, minutes of meetings, acquisitions, and installation of exhibits. Also included are blueprints for the Hall of Heavy Machinery; exhibit scripts from Power and the Early Steam Engine and for Building the Brooklyn Bridge: The Design and Construction; inquiries from private collectors, companies, universities, and individuals; Edward A. Battison research notes; personal papers and publications; records from the exhibition The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650; administrative files; photographs, contact sheets, and slides of the Division's exhibits and specimens; and the motion picture film Die Welt Als Uhr (The World as a Clock).
Historical Note:
With the establishment of the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) in 1957, the Division of Engineering - minus its collections in physical science, electricity, and transportation - became the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, in the Department of Science and Technology. Administrative changes in 1978 established two new Departments, History of Science and History of Technology. The Division of Mechanisms was split from the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and the divisions split between the departments. The creation of the Department of the History of Science and Technology in 1980 returned the divisions to the same department, and in 1986 they merged to form the Division of Engineering and Industry. (For a history of the antecedent divisions and units to the Division of Engineering and Industry before 1957, see Record Unit 297.)

Curators and staff of the Division included Frank A. Taylor, Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1933-1955; Robert P. Multhauf, Associate Curator of the Division of Engineering, 1954, and Curator, 1955-1957; Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1961, Associate Curator, 1962-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986-1988; Edwin A. Battison, Associate Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1958-1969, Curator, 1970-1977, and Research Associate of Mechanisms, 1978-1980; Carlene E. Stephens, Museum Technician of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1974-1977, Museum Specialist, 1977-1983, Curator of Mechanisms, 1984-1985, and Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986- ; Otto Mayr, Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1970-1977, and Curator of Mechanisms, 1978-1984; Robert C. Post, Museum Specialist, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1973-1974; David F. Noble, Curator of Mechanisms, 1983-1985; Tom D. Crouch, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1986; and Steven Lubar, Curator of Engineering and Industry, 1987- .
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Industries -- History  Search this
Engineering -- History  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Illustrations
Motion pictures (visual works)
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Audiotapes
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 397, National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 397
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0397

Trattato di gnomonica ovvero regole per fare l'orologj a sole, ec

Donor:
Dibner, Bern http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
Burndy Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83827146 http://viaf.org/viaf/149783636  Search this
Author:
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (17 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1700
1899
Topic:
Horology  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001480 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_180072

Jon and Jennifer Hanson Watch and Clock Collection

Creator:
Hanson, Jon  Search this
Hamilton Watch Company.  Search this
Extent:
11.7 Cubic feet (8 boxes including photographs and negatives)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Annual reports
Advertising
Blueprints
Price lists
Account books
Photographs
Business records
Date:
1931-1954
undated
Summary:
Photographic prints and negatives documenting the interior operations of the Hamilton Watch Company primarily in the 1930s and 1940s.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of approximately 760 photographs and negatives created by the Hamilton Watch Company and documenting its employees, equipment, materials, and factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Many photographs depict the company's research and development efforts. There are also images of the Hamilton Watch Company's work in fuse assembly for bombs during WWII. The photographs are mainly organized by factory department or location. A number of these photographs were created by the advertising department and include identification numbers, location of the image, name of the photographer, and the identification of people in the photograph, as well as release forms for those pictured. If not located with the photographs, these items, as well as additional information, can be found in the corresponding folders. Negatives in poor condition were scanned. There are also five glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Photographic Prints and Negatives, 1931-1954, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Hamilton Watch Company, established in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1892, was known for its manufacture of high quality wrist and pocket watches. Broadway Limited, its first series of pocket watches, was nicknamed "the watch of railroad accuracy," and Hamilton soon became associated with the railroad industry. The company also supplied wristwatches to the United States Armed Forces in the 1910s Hamilton continued its association with the military during World War II when it stopped production of watches for consumers in order to provide the armed forces with one million timepieces. The company was responsible for the Ventura, the world's first electric (battery-powered) watch, and in 1970, the world's first digital watch.

In 1969, Hamilton closed its factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, signaling the end of its American manufacturing operations. All production moved to the facilities of the Buren Watch Company in Switzerland, a company that Hamilton had acquired three years before. The Hamilton brand is currently owned by the Swatch Group and carries two product lines, American Classic and Khaki.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

E. Howard Clock Company Records (AC0776)

Seth Thomas Clock Company Records (AC0627)

James Arthur Clock and Watch Collection (AC0130)

National Company (NATCO) Atomic Clocks Records (AC0547)

Harold Lyons Atomic Clocks Collection (AC0701)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Jon Hanson in 2008.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

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:
Assembly-line methods  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Industries  Search this
Fuses  Search this
Factories -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Manufacturing processes  Search this
Horology  Search this
Bombs  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Chronometers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Annual reports
Advertising
Blueprints
Price lists
Account books -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Business records
Citation:
Hamilton Watch Company Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1122
See more items in:
Jon and Jennifer Hanson Watch and Clock Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1122
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[Trade catalogs from George Graham]

Company Name:
George Graham  Search this
Notes content:
watchmaker ; watches ; horological instruments ; astronomical instruments ; two papers titled "George Graham: Maker of Horological and Astronomical Instruments" by C. Doris Hellman
Includes:
Trade catalog
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
London, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_44644
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_44644

Mécanique appliquée : horloges, montres, chronomètres / par Charles Gaumont

Author:
Gaumont, Charles  Search this
Former owner:
Arthur, James 1842-1930 DSI  Search this
New York University Libraries DSI  Search this
Physical description:
190, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1861
[1861?]
Topic:
Time measurements  Search this
Clock and watch making  Search this
Chronometers  Search this
Horology  Search this
Call number:
TS540 .G38 1861
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1027365

Horological department

Type:
Books
Date:
1920
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107104

Richard Bond Clock Escapement Video Documentation: videotapes

Creator:
Todd, W. David (William David)  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E., 1949-  Search this
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Names:
William Bond and Son.  Search this
Bond, Richard F. (inventor)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Oral history
Videotapes
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Date:
1997-12-07
Scope and Contents note:
2.5 hours of videotape documenting a succession of clock escapements invented by Richard F. Bond in the 19th century. Bond's invention was called isodynamic escapement.
Arrangement:
1 series: 5 items (original videotapes only).
Related Archival Materials:
Two of the three regulators videotaped are located in the Division of the History of Technology collections, NMAH.
Provenance:
Made for the national Museum of American History, December 17, 1997.
Restrictions:
Some oral histories are restricted; others unrestricted for research use on site by appointment. This collection is not available for research purposes until user copies are made.
Rights:
Museum owns all rights to this videotape.
Topic:
Inventors -- 19th century  Search this
Time clocks  Search this
Time  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clocks and watches -- Escapements  Search this
Horology  Search this
Inventions -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 1950-2000
Videotapes
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Citation:
Richard Bond Clock Escapement Video Documentation, 1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0682
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0682

James Arthur Clock and Watch Collection

Creator:
New York University  Search this
Arthur, James, 1842-1912 ((machine shop owner))  Search this
Names:
Jones, Ezekiel  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Reports
Sales catalogs
Advertisements
Publications
Clippings
Business records
Inventories
Patents
Manuscripts
Press releases
Date:
1743-1967.
Scope and Contents note:
These records contain material on the Arthur collection of clocks and watches. Includes publications, inventories, manuscripts, reports, photographs, advertisements, catalogues, newspaper clippings, patents, and business records; correspondence files of NYU curators concerning the administration of the collection; a watch record book of sales of Ezekiel Jones, carried on bookkeeping, 1822 and 1825; and a copy of the Smithsonian-NYU permanent loan agreement, 1964.
Arrangement:
Divided into 7 series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Patent Specifications, (3) Horological Pamphlets and Articles, (4) Miscellaneous Articles, (5) Clock Makers Directory, (6) Press Clippings about Watches and Clocks, (7) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
James Arthur owned and operated a New York machine shop for patent models. He came to the United States from Scotland in 1871. Fourteen years later he established Arthur Machine Works in New York City for the construction of original and special machinery. He was a skillful, ingenious, highly trained mechanic. While not technically a clockmaker or a watchmaker, he was especially interested in horology and timekeeping devices. From boyhood, clocks and watches were his hobby and he was a discriminating collector.

For more than forty years, he collected watches and clocks from many countries and periods. Arthur was quick to recognize any features of a clock or watch that gave it a distinctive character. His fondness for the fine points of the machinery did not blind him to distinctions of form and beauty in the cases, to originality in the maker, or to the historical significance of the work. He was devoted to the science no less than to the art of timekeeping. Arthur's collection contained some 1,200 watches, 300 clocks, and numerous accessories.
Provenance:
Collection donated by New York University, 1964.
Restrictions:
Portions of this collection are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to access it.
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:
Watches  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Horology  Search this
Models (Patents)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Reports
Sales catalogs
Advertisements
Publications
Clippings
Business records -- 19th century
Inventories
Patents
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Press releases
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
James Arthur Clock and Watch Collection, 1743-1967, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Lent by New York University.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0130
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0130

Records

Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Engineering  Search this
Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1886-1956
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the activities of the Division of Engineering and its predecessors. Included is early correspondence between curators and administrators of the USNM and the Smithsonian; an incomplete general correspondence file, R-Z, circa 1904-1919; annual and quarterly reports of the Division; histories of the Division of Technology, 1906; administrative files including budgets, plans of operations, object inventories, and list of objects packed for evacuation during World War II; postcards and photographs of museums and exhibits from Mitman's study of European engineering, industrial, and science museums in 1932; files, including minutes of an organizing committee and correspondence between Mitman and Holbrook Fitz John Porter and Frederick A. Waldron, concerning an effort to establish a national museum of engineering and industry under the direction of the Smithsonian; and files including correspondence and biographical information, documenting the Division of Mineral and Mechanical Technology's effort to establish a biographical file of American inventors, engineers, and industrialists.
Historical Note:
The Section of Steam Transportation was the first curatorial division in the United States National Museum (USNM) responsible for mechanical, technical, and scientific objects in the collection. The Section was established in 1886, with J. Elfreth Watkins as Honorary Curator. Two years later the Section was renamed the Section of Transportation and Engineering with Watkins as Curator. William Crawford Winlock succeeded Watkins and was named Honorary Curator of Apparatus in 1891; he served until 1895. Watkins rejoined the Smithsonian in 1895 as Curator of the Section of Technological Collections; later he was Custodian of the Electrical Collections in 1896 and Curator of the Technological Collections in 1897.

In 1898 a major reorganization occurred in the USNM. That year the Division of Technology (Mechanical Phases) became part of the Department of Anthropology, with Watkins as Curator of the Division, serving until his death in 1903. George C. Maynard, who originally served as Aid and Custodian in the Division, was appointed Assistant Curator in 1901. In 1904 the Division was renamed the Division of Technology. In 1912 its name was changed to the Division of Mechanical Technology with Maynard as Curator until 1918.

From 1904 to 1913 the Department of Mineral Technology with Charles D. Walcott as Honorary Curator had only nominal recognition, but was given full curatorial status as the Division of Mineral Technology in 1913 with Chester G. Gilbert as Curator. Carl W. Mitman joined the Division as Assistant Curator in 1916. In 1918 Joseph E. Pogue was appointed Assistant Curator.

In 1919 the Department of Arts and Industries was established with the Division of Mineral Technology reporting to that Department while the Division of Mechanical Technology was still under Anthropology. Gilbert and Pogue were each Curator and Mitman was Assistant Curator in Mineral Technology. In 1920 both divisions were placed under Arts and Industries; Gilbert was named Honorary Curator, staying until 1935. Mitman was promoted to Curator of Mechanical Technology in 1920 and Curator of Mineral and Mechanical Technology from 1921 to 1931.Other curators included Paul M. Frank, Assistant Curator of Mineral Technology, 1922; Paul E. Garber, Assistant Curator, 1925-1931; and Frank A. Taylor, Assistant Curator, 1929-1931.

A major reorganization in the USNM occurred in 1932, with the Division of Engineering and Industries under the Department of Arts and Industries. Engineering had sections of Mechanical Technology, Aeronautics, and Mineral Technology. Staff included Mitman, Curator of the Division, 1932, and in Charge of Mineral Technology, 1932-1938; Taylor, Assistant Curator of Mechanical Technology, 1932, Curator of the Division and in Charge of Mechanical Technology,1933-1938; and Garber, Assistant Curator of Aeronautics.

Another reorganization occurred in 1939 when the Division was placed under the Department of Engineering and Industries. The Division, with Taylor as Curator, included sections of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Communications, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Tools, and Physical Sciences and Measurement. Garber continued as Assistant Curator and Associate Curator of Aeronautics, 1942-1946; Fred C. Reed, Acting Associate Curator of Aeronautics,1943-1946; Mitman, Curator of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering; and Taylor in charge of the last Section.

In 1947 a reorganization occurred at the section level with Engineering responsible for Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation, Land Transportation, Electricity, and Physical Science and Measurement. Taylor continued as Curator of the Division until 1948 when he was named Acting Curator. Smith Hempstone Oliver was appointed Associate Curator of Land Transportation in 1947 and in 1948, Kenneth M. Parry as Associate Curator of Electricity. In 1954 Robert P. Multauf was appointed Associate Curator of the Division and Curator in 1955.He was also in charge of the sections of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Tools, and Physical Science and Measurement; Parry was Associate Curator of Marine Transportation and Electricity; and Oliver, Associate Curator of Land Transportation and Horology, a new Section in 1955.
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Engineering museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 297, United States National Museum. Division of Engineering, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 297
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0297
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Horological Institute of America, 1921-1928, 1932, 1942

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 84, United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries, Records
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0084-refidd1e1507

Seiko Institute of Horology

Collection Creator:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 188, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Collection stored off-site. Contact repository for details.
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:
Melvin Kranzberg Papers, 1934-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Melvin Kranzberg Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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