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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
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
Business records
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

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
Glass negatives
Photographs
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
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1097

David Plowden North American Bridge Photographs

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Plowden, David  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
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1970-1976
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs Plowden took of bridges, aqueducts and viaducts all over the United States and a few in Canada. The photographs are of various types of bridges: truss, suspension, covered. Some photographs feature close-up details of architectural elements, such as arches, chains, towers and ornamentation.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Author and photographer.
Provenance:
Collection donated by David Plowden, date unknown.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Reproduction restricted due to copyright.
Topic:
Bridges -- Canada  Search this
Bridges -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
David Plowden North American Bridge Photographs, 1970-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1019
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1019

Photographs

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Victor C. Darnell Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1018-ref25

Photographs

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Victor C. Darnell Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1018-ref26

Ngawon River Bridge

Collection Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Modjeski and Masters  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Modjeski and Masters Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0976-ref272

Mississippi River Bridge

Collection Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Modjeski and Masters  Search this
Container:
Box 118
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Modjeski and Masters Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0976-ref729

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)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Photograph albums
Photographs
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:
Collection is arranged into one 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:
Collection purchased from dealer, Keith D. DeLellis, 1985.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled 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:
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
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1077

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
Photographs
Correspondence
Payrolls
Blueprints
Reports
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
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.

S
Biographical / Historical:
Marion John Hartung was a mechanical engineer and 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:
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, 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

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
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Postcards
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
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1001

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
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0990

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
Trade catalogs
Tracings
Correspondence
Drawings
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
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0993

Herbert S. Grassman Papers

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Grassman, Herbert S.  Search this
Names:
Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.).  Search this
Hoover Dam (Nev. and Ariz.).  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:
0.6 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Contracts
Stats (copies)
Specifications
Photostats
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1915-1939
Scope and Contents note:
These papers contain photographs, contracts, specifications, and reports for projects consulting engineer, Herbert Grassman worked on.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Photographs, 1928-1930

Series 2: Specifications, 1927-09-17-1939

Series 3: Contracts, 1915-1931

Series 4: Reports, 1921-1942
Biographical/Historical note:
Herbert S. Grassman, Oak Park, Illinois, consulting engineer.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquistion 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:
Dams  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Contracts
Stats (copies)
Specifications
Photostats
Citation:
Herbert S. Grassman Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0955
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Herbert S. Grassman Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0955

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
Booklets
Drawings
Contracts
Specifications
Manuals
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
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0228

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
Photographs
Date:
1888-1928
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of refrigeration equipment manufactured by Nickerson and Collins. Companies represented include: American Butt Copany, Hygiene Ice Company, Hygenic Ice and Cold Storage Company, Boston Terminal Refrigerating Company, Dixie Ice and Cold Storage Company, National Poultry and Egg Company, Alpine Ice Company, Standard Ice Manufctauring Company, Bryn Mawr Ice Manufacturing Company, Toyo Ice Factory, Aomori Fish Freezer and Storage Plant, Crescent Creamery Company, Keystone Cold Storage Company, Chicago Artificial Ice Company, City Ice Company, American Ice Company, Brunswick Ice Manufacturing Company, Texas Ice Company, The Citizens Ice Company, Independent Ice and Refrigerating Company, Mountain Ice Company, Charleston Ice House Carolina Service Company, Dianond Ice and Coal Company, Moon Lake Ice Company, Evansville Ice and Storage Company, Colonial Cold Storage Company, Gorrie Ice Manufacturing, Ice Publicity Association, and the Williams-Beers Ice.
Arrangement:
the collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Manufacturer of refrigeration and ice making machinery, Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Collected for the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (now called the Division of Work and Industry). Date unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled 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:
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
See more items in:
Nickerson and Collins Refrigeration Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1044
Additional Online Media:

The Foundation Company Records

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Foundation Company (The).  Search this
Names:
Chase Manhattan Bank  Search this
Ohio Edison Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Photograph albums
Blueprints
Sketches
Reports
Contracts
Drawings
Date:
1887-1969
Scope and Contents note:
These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also photographs, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings concerning projects for office building and power plant foundations, docks, dry docks, and piers, and work for the Ohio Edison Company, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Boston Common Underground Garage.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Photographs

Series 2: Drawings
Biographical/Historical note:
The Foundation Company was a New York subaqueous concrete construction firm founded in 1902. It was created to pool the knowledge of engineers who specialized in the construction of bridge piers and building foundations. The compnay was a leader in the development of the pneumatic caisson method for the construction of foundations. This method made possible the skyscrapers of New York City. Additonally, the company also worked on power houses/stations, shipyards, and docks.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1966.
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:
Pumping machinery  Search this
Mine shafts  Search this
Lifting-jacks  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Air locks (Chambers)  Search this
Subways  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroad bridges  Search this
Concrete construction  Search this
Dams  Search this
Derricks  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Caissons  Search this
Canals  Search this
Concrete  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Underwater tunnels  Search this
Waterways  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Blueprints
Sketches
Reports
Contracts
Drawings
Citation:
The Foundation Company Records, circa 1887-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0974
See more items in:
The Foundation Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0974
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Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection

Collector:
Work and Industry, 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
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
Creator:
Meigs, John  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1900-1905.
Scope and Contents:
Photoprints and negatives documenting the construction of several Washington, D.C. bridges. The Washington Aqueduct Bridge is the subject of most of the images. The Washington Channel Bridge, the Potomac Highway Bridge, and the 11th Street Bridge are also included among the images. Additionally, there is a letterpress book, an employee time book, and a notebook containing diagrams and measurements.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Meigs was a Washington, D.C. civil engineer.
Provenance:
Donated in the 1960s to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Topic:
Rivers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Bridges -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Citation:
Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection, 1900-1905, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1095
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1095

Woodward Governor Company Records

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], 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
Creator:
Woodward Governor Company  Search this
Extent:
7 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Trade catalogs
Annual reports
Reports
Bulletins
Photographs
Manuals
Place:
Rockford (Ill.)
Date:
1902-1960
Scope and Contents:
The records contain catalogs, operator's manuals, illustrations, technical bulletins, glass plate negatives, and annual reports dealing with the activities and products of the company.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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 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:
Hydraulic governors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade catalogs
Annual reports -- 20th century
Reports
Bulletins
Photographs -- Black-and-white photonegatives -- Glass -- 20th century
Manuals
Citation:
Archives Center, Woodward Governor Company Records, ca. 1902-1953, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1094
See more items in:
Woodward Governor Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1094

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