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Nickerson and Collins Refrigeration Photographs

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Nickerson and Collins Co.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1888-1928, and undated.
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of refrigeration equipment manufactured by Nickerson and Collins.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Manufacturer of refrigeration and ice making machinery, Chicago, Illinois.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1850-1900
Citation:
Nickerson and Collins Refrigeration Photographs, 1888-1928, and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1044
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Nickerson and Collins Refrigeration Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1044

Rudolph Hering Collection

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Hering, Rudolph, 1847-1923  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
8.1 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1863-1919.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains pamphlets and papers, collected by Hering, on waste disposal, m
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rudolf Hering was a consulting hydraulic and sanitary engineer working in Philadelphia, 1869-1886, and New York.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Samuel A. Greely of Greely and Hansen, 1967.
Rights:
Call repository for reproduction and copyright information (202-357-1879).
Topic:
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Citation:
Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0989
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Rudolph Hering Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0989

Kauffman Collection

Creator:
Kauffman, Christian S.  Search this
Cordelia Furnace (Cordelia, Pa.).  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1851-1883
Scope and Contents note:
Three volumes of business records from the Cordelia Furnace, Cordelia, Pennsylvania, and its store.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series: Quarry Lime book, 1883; Receipt book, 1851-1858; and Cordelia Furnace Store Journal, 1868-1870.
Biographical/Historical note:
Originally called the Rough and Ready, the furnace was built in 1848 at Cordelia. It was purchased by C. S. Kauffman in 1855.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Iron -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1850-1900
Citation:
Kauffman Collection, 1851-1883, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1103
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Kauffman Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1103

Charles T. Main, Inc. Photographs

Creator:
Main, Charles T., Inc.  Search this
Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1908-1910.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains photographs of factories, mills, and other projects undertaken by Charles T. Main Inc., Boston civil and plant engineers.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By project.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Charles T. Main, Inc., Engineers.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Probably public domain, copyrights expired.
Topic:
Mills and mill-work  Search this
Factories  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1910
Citation:
Charles T. Main Photograph Collection, ca. 1908-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1053
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Charles T. Main, Inc. Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1053

Grutzner Diesel Company Negatives

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Grutzner Diesel Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
n.d.
Scope and Contents note:
Approximately one hundred fifteen glass negatives of diesels.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Diesel engines  Search this
Engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Photographs -- Glass -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Citation:
Grutzner Diesel Company Negatives, n.d. Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1097
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Grutzner Diesel Company Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1097

Bernis B. Brown Collection

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Brown, Bernis B., 1888-1960  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cubic feet (15 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1878-1960
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines. The papers include Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, notes and notebooks, reference books and history books on farm machines, clippings and articles, newsletters on farming subjects, catalogs of farming equipment, subject files, photographs, magazines, and a manuscript for a history Brown compiled on early American farm power.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Brown was a dealer, salesmen and repairman of farm equipment, especially steam powered engines.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Division of Work and Industry,,National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Topic:
Steam-engines  Search this
Tractors  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Notebooks
Patents
Books
Clippings
Catalogs
Correspondence -- 20th century
Manuscripts -- 20th century
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Citation:
Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1047
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Bernis B. Brown Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1047

Lehigh Valley Railroad Records

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3.25 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1882-1936.
Scope and Contents note:
Papers and photographs relating to the infrastructure of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, including correspondence, blueprints, inspection reports, plat books, and photographs of tracks and bridges. .
Biographical/Historical note:
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was incorporated in 1846 as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company. In 1853, the name was changed to Lehigh Valley Railroad. It was one of a number of railroads built in the northeastern United States primarily to haul anthracite coal.
Related Archival Materials:
Additional Lehigh Valley Railroad Company Records are at the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Division of Work and Industry,,National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Probably public domain, copyrights expired.
Topic:
Railroad bridges  Search this
Railroads -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Railroads -- Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Railroad tracks  Search this
Railroad companies -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1940
Correspondence
Payrolls
Blueprints
Reports
Citation:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Records, 1882-1936, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1046
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Lehigh Valley Railroad Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1046

Marion John Hartung Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Reports

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Hartung, Marion John, 1886-1978  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1906-1907
Summary:
Collection consists of two bound volumes of mechanical engineering laboratory reports written by Hartung while he was a student at Cornell University.
Scope and Contents:
Two bound volumes of mechanical engineering lab reports, written by Marion John Hartung, while attending Cornell University. The reports describe experiements, procedures followed, equipment used, test data, and cyanotypes of equipment.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Laboratory Reports, 1906-1907
Biographical / Historical:
Mechanical engineer, was president of the Maywood Chemical Works.
Provenance:
The collection was purchased by the National Museum of American History, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, in 1983.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Use only as needed. For example: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Collection located off-site storage.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution.

Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Civil engineering  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Mechanical engineering and engineers  Search this
Citation:
Marion John Hartung Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Reports, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1033
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Marion John Hartung Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Reports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1033

Edison General Electric Works Photograph Album

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Butler, William H.  Search this
Edison General Electric Works. (Schenectady (N.Y.)  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Names:
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931  Search this
Extent:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Schenectady (N.Y.)
Date:
1892
Scope and Contents note:
An album entitled "With Edison in Schenectady". It contains captioned photographs of subjects such as building exteriors and interiors, staff members, the power station, generators, close-ups of machines, and scenes of the factory floor. It was compiled and published by William H. Butler.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Electrical product manufacturing company, established by Thomas A. Edison in Schenectady in 1886, consolidating all of Edison's electrical and power machinery interests.
Provenance:
Keith DeLellis.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Factories -- 1890-1900  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Electrical manufacturing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 19th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1890-1900
Citation:
Edison General Electric Works Photograph Album, 1892, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1077
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Edison General Electric Works Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1077

Hartford, Connecticut Bridge Collection

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Adams, Nettie  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.15 cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Connecticut
Hartford (Conn.)
Date:
1903-1905
Summary:
The collection consists of an album of 208 mounted photographs documenting the Connecticut River Bridge in Hartford, Connecticut. Subjects include the bridge, approaches, and street construction work.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers, 1925-1964 (AC0959)

Nathan W. Morgan Papers, circa 1902-1972 (AC0965)

Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection, 1905-1986 (bulk 1905-1916) (AC1026)

Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 (AC1018)

Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums, 1873-1911 (AC1025)

Snake River Irrigation Project Photo Album, 1912 (AC1031)

Minnesota Railroads Photograph Albums, 1886-1887 (1023)
Provenance:
Collection purchased by Nettie W. Adams in 1971 for the the Museum's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now the Division of Work and Industry).
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:
Bridges -- Connecticut  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums -- 1900-1920
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1910
Citation:
Hartford, Connecticut Bridge Collection, 1903-1905, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1066
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Hartford, Connecticut Bridge Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1066

Howard L. King Engineering Reports

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Schlefer, Marion King  Search this
King, Howard L.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation
Date:
1928-1949.
Scope and Contents note:
One cubic foot of reports on tunnels, including several in the New York subway system.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
A civil engineer, King worked on several New York City subway tunnels, among other projects.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Marion King Schlefer.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Topic:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Underground construction  Search this
Tunnels -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Citation:
Howard L. King Engineering Reports, 1928-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0990
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Howard L. King Engineering Reports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0990

Samuel E. Reed Bridge Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Reed, Samuel E., 1872-1964  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Donor:
Reed, Grace Fillmore  Search this
Extent:
3 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1947-1964.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks kept by Reed (and by his wife after his death) on the subject of bridges. Contents of the scrapbooks vary, and include postcards, photographs with detailed captions, stickers, articles, and clippings. One set of scrapbooks relates to covered bridges, another set relates to all other types of bridges. The scrapbooks are arranged by location and include bridges all over America as well as other countries.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Bridge enthusiast.
Provenance:
Donated to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now the Division of Work and Industry) by Reed's widow, Grace Reed, in 1964.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Covered bridges  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Postcards
Citation:
Samuel E. Reed Bridge Collection, 1947-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1001
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Samuel E. Reed Bridge Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1001

Bartlett Hayward Company Records

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Koppers Company.  Search this
Bartlett-Hayward Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
6 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1882-1950
Scope and Contents note:
These records of the Bartlett Hayward Company deal chiefly with the manufacture, erection, and sale of gas holders. Included are record books of drawings, 1882-1906, 1912, 1918; design calculation books; 1904-1935; trade literature, 1945; order books, 1920-1921; order progress reports, 1926-1929, 1946-1950; specifications, calculations and data; notes; shipping records; records of drawing costs; lists of materials needed; a card file listing owner, location, and dimensions of gas holders built by the company, 1883-1946; a record of employee injuries, 1929; and photographs of coupling engines, gas holders and their erection, gas works, and plants.
Arrangement:
Arrangement: By type of material.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Bartlett Hayward Company of Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1840 as Hayward and Friend, stove manufacturers. The company eventually expanded into the foundry, machinery, erection, and engineering fields and began manufacture of gas holders in 1876. The company merged with Koppers Company in 1937.
Provenance:
Donated by Charles Ferner of the Kopper Company, circa 1977.
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:
Gas  Search this
Gasholders  Search this
Stoves  Search this
Engineering -- 19th century  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade catalogs
Tracings
Correspondence -- 19th century
Drawings -- 1860-1890
Citation:
Archives Center, Bertlett Hayward Company Records, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0993
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Bartlett Hayward Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0993

Royce L. Beers Papers

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Beers, Royce. L., 1888-  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cubic feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
ca. 1900-1969.
Scope and Contents note:
These papers contain material on stokers and fuel burners. Includes patents, awards, articles on spreader stokers, notebooks, and manuals of Beers, 1921-1947; notebooks, graphs, drawings, tables, and publications of the Detroit Stoker Company, 1942-1948; heat balance graphs and tables, 1936; notebooks, tables, and drawings concerning under feed stokers, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1945-1946; stoker manufacturers catalog; Babcock & Wilcox publications; and drawings, blueprints, and correspondence, 1931, 1941-1962.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material and chronologic thereunder.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mechanical engineer.
Provenance:
Found in the collection of the Division of the History of Technology.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Stokers, Mechanical  Search this
Power (Mechanics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Technical reports
Business records -- 20th century
Awards
Articles -- 20th century
Patents
Blueprints
Notebooks -- 1900-1950
Drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Royce L. Beers Papers, 1900-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0880
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Royce L. Beers Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0880

Robert F. Olds Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Author:
Olds, Robert F., 1881- (civil engineer)  Search this
Extent:
1.2 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1918-1948
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains material from fourteen dam construction projects (1918-1946), including notes, blueprints, reports, drawings, and corres¬pondence. In addition there is cost data (1923-1943), equipment and materials testing data (1939-1945), a notebook, photoprints (1926-1938), related journal articles (1927, 1933, 1940), and miscellaneous related journals, manuals, and catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series

Series 1: Dam Construction Materials, 1922-1944

Series 2: Cost Data, 1923-1945

Series 3: Equipment and Materials Testing Data, 1939-1945

Series 4: Notebook, undated

Series 5; Photoprints, 1926-1938

Series 6: Journal Articles, 1927, 1933, 1940

Series 7; Miscellaneous Journals, Manuals, Catalogs, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Robert P. Olds (1881-?) was a civil engineer of dams, hydroelectric plants, steam plants, water supply systems, and sewage systems.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Civil engineers  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Water supplies  Search this
Hydroelectric power plants  Search this
Generators and generating stations  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Dams  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Notes
Reports
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Notebooks
Drawings -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Robert F. Olds Collection, 1918-1948, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0231
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Robert F. Olds Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0231

James Gallagher Collection

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Gallagher, James (civil engineer)  Search this
Names:
California Department of Public Works. Division of Highways  Search this
California Highway Commission.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
California
Date:
1924-1931
Scope and Contents note:
Materials relating to bridge construction in California. Includes a set of drawings for the San Joaquin River Bridge, Mossdale, California (1924), a California Division of Highways Bridge Department Manual (1931), and booklets by the California Highway Commission containing contracts and specifications for the construction of bridges on state highways (1925-26).
Biographical / Historical:
Collection of materials concerning bridge construction in California collected by James Gallagher.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Civil engineering  Search this
Building  Search this
Bridges -- California  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Highway, road, and street constructions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Booklets
Drawings
Contracts
Specifications
Manuals
Citation:
James Gallagher Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0228
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James Gallagher Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0228

T.B. Cryer Company Records

Creator:
T.B. Cryer Company  Search this
Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Orange (N.J.)
West Orange (N.J.)
Rahway (N.J.)
Montclair (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Date:
1890 - 1950
Scope and Contents:
These records contain plans and specifications for plumbing and heating systems installed in a residence, schools, and public buildings in Newark, Orange, West Orange, Rahway, and Montclair, New Jersey.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By project.
Biographical / Historical:
The T.B. Cryer Company was a Newark, New Jersey, heating and ventilating contracting and engineering firm.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) in 1962.
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:
Plumbing  Search this
Heating and ventilating  Search this
Public buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Specifications
Citation:
T.B. Cryer Company Records, ca. 1890-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1085
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T.B. Cryer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1085

Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records

Creator:
Cooper Bessemer Corporation (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)  Search this
Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
17.4 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1866-1944
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the activities of the Cooper Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines; compressors; and furnaces. Included are advertisements and trade literature for C. & G. Cooper gas engines, Chapman Engineering Company, Chapman-Stein gas producers, and Cooper Bessemer gas and diesel engines and compressors, 1921-1925, 1936-1944; C. & G. Cooper steam engine catalogs and price lists, 1870-1888, 1908-1910, 1924; Stein furnace book and sales literature, 1932; letterpress copybook, 1866; cash books, 1873-1920; Chapman Engineering cash book, 1917; financial records, 1918-1923; newsletters; correspondence, 1914-1935; office and plant photographs, 1881-1935; and photographs, air brush renderings, and drawings of steam, gas, and diesel engines, generators, and installations.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection is unprocessed.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by the Cooper-Bessemer Corporation, Mt. Vernon, Ohio circa 1965 and 1969.
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:
Furnaces  Search this
Engines  Search this
Diesel motor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cashbooks
Advertising
Airbrushing
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Newsletters
Letterpress copybooks
Financial records
Drawings -- 20th century
Drawings -- 19th century
Citation:
Archives Center, Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records, circa 1886-1944, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0961
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Cooper Bessemer Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0961

G. P. Herrick Collection

Creator:
Herrick, Gerard Post, 1873-1955  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York
Date:
1842-1912
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents Herrick's blast furnace and rotary steam engine business, including business correspondence, patent documents, drawings, machine operations data, and publications.
Arrangement:
One series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Gerardus Post Herrick, an attorney in New York City who turned inventor, graduated from Princeton in 1895. He improved the original design of the blast furnace, and later invented a rotary steam engine.
General Note:
Originally M&CE #51. Duplicate SIRIS record, Bib. # 234612, deleted 4/24/08.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. G. P. Herrick.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Steam-engines  Search this
Rotary steam engines  Search this
Blast furnaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Brochures
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
G. P. Herrick Collection, 1842-1912, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1058
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G. P. Herrick Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1058

Cuyler W. Brooks Papers

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Brooks, Cuyler W.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1.3 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1934-1962
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents the engineering career of Cuyler W. Brooks, who worked on projects including dams, mills, and water and power plants, many of them overseas and particularly in South America. The papers include project files, proposals, drawings, specifications, contracts, correspondence, and articles.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Electrical engineer, who worked for several corporations, including General Electric, Westinghouse, and the Army Corps of Engineers. He died in 1990.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Cuyler W. Brooks.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Dams  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Mills  Search this
Power plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Technical literature
Project files
Reports
Specifications
Articles
Contracts
Correspondence
Citation:
Cuyler W. Brooks Papers, 1934-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1059
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Cuyler W. Brooks Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1059

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