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Timken Roller Bearing Company Collection

Creator:
Timken Roller Bearing Company  Search this
Pauly, Frank G.  Search this
United States. Bureau of Mines  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical reports
Articles
Pamphlets
Professional papers
Place:
Canton (Ohio)
Ohio
Date:
1925-1957
Scope and Contents:
Primarily technical papers by Timken engineers, presented in journals and meetings of professional societies. The papers concern the use of Timken roller bearings and other products in locomotives and other rolling stock on U.S. railroads and rapid transit systems. Also articles from trade magazines and brochures advertising Timken products, and a 1925 U.S. Bureau of Mines study of friction in mine-car wheels.
The material in this collection primarily consists of technical papers written by Timken engineers which were presented in journals and meetings of professional societies. The papers all deal with the use of Timken roller bearings and other products in locomotives and other rolling stock on U.S. railroads and rapid transit systems. In addition to professional papers, there are also articles from trade magazines and brochures advertising Timken products. A 1925 U.S. Bureau of Mines study of friction in mine car wheels is also included.
Biographical / Historical:
The Timken Roller Bearing Co., of Canton, Ohio, produced its first tapered roller bearings in the 1890s. The bearings were first used in horse drawn vehicles and later in automobiles. As automobiles improved in design, power, and endurance, Timken made improvements in its bearings to compensate. The company soon realized that the only way to ensure quality in its product was through the production of its own special alloy steel. It organized the Timken Steel & Tube Company to supply both itself and other manufacturers with high grade steel. In the late 1920s, the company entered the railroad equipment supply market with special tapered bearings for use in locomotives. Timken continued to supply components for use in the railroad rolling stock, automotive, and other manufacturing industries. It set high standards for such products, both in engineering and materials quality.
The Timken Roller Bearing Co., Canton, Ohio, produced its first tapered roller bearings in the 1890s. The bearings were first used in horse-drawn vehicles and later in automobiles. As automobiles improved in design, power, and endurance, Timken made improvements in its bearings to compensate. The company soon realized that the only way to ensure quality in its product was through the production of its own special alloy steel. It organized the Timken Steel & Tube Company to supply itself and other manufacturers with high-grade steel. In the late 1920s, the company entered the railroad equipment supply market with special tapered bearings for locomotives.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, on September 25, 1990, by Frank G. Pauly. Mr. Pauly had been employed as a Sales Engineer in Timken's Railroad Division, working out of the Chicago Sales Office, which was closed 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:
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- Rolling-stock  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Roller bearings  Search this
Steel alloys  Search this
Railroads -- Cars -- Bearings  Search this
Bearings (Machinery)  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Railroads -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Mining equipment  Search this
Mine railroads  Search this
Locomotive industry  Search this
Friction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical reports
Articles -- 20th century
Pamphlets
Professional papers
Citation:
Timken Roller Bearing Company Collection, 1925-1927, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0380
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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TROLLEY-TYPE GATHERING LOCOMOTIVES GEA-70B

Author:
General Electric Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1936
Topic:
Mine railroads  Search this
Call number:
005902
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_218233

Old Family Film

Collection Creator:
Bergman, Harry M.  Search this
Kahn family  Search this
Kahn, Kimberly  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
(The original video was made from the original film that was in a high state of deterioration. Original film was then destroyed.)

1. South America, Panama Canal, Havana, (2 of 2)

Descriptive Summary: On board ship, small lighthouse, (Havana harbor?), boys and girls swimming to meet the ship, diving, etc., huge dual memorial column, men drinking, women lounging, shop scenes, S.S. Pastore, shots of a beach, boy on a donkey, harbor and ship shots, tropical forest, Santa Paula boat trip, dock/harbor small gauge railway

Date: 1934

Camera Operator: Harry M. Bergman

Performer(s)/Persons Pictured: Harry M. Bergman, Ruth Perl, et. al.

2. Chicago World's Fair, Salt Lake, Yellowstone

Descriptive Summary: Excelsior Geyser Crater, Yellowstone, geysers, Old Faithful, Kettle Spring, geisers, Sponge Geyser, bears, Continental Divide, Keshore Geyser, more bears, trout fishing, views of the park, waterfalls, bears, Tower Falls, hot springs, copper mine, mine railroad, blasting, Chicago World's Fair, Hall of Science, sky tram, views of the fair, Swiss Village, automated dinosaur, Firestone Building, Belgium, Planetarium, Sears towers, parade, Ford Building, Swift Building

Date: 1934

Camera Operator: Harry M. Bergman

Performer(s)/Persons Pictured: Harry M. Bergman, Ruth Perl, et. al.

3. The Yawl Thora

a. Cruise on Thora

Descriptive Summary: professional done title cards are interspersed throughout this film, whistling buoy at Eastern Shoals, porpoise at play, sea bass fishing off the Shoals of Montauk, Block Island

Date: ca. 1927

Camera Operator: Harry M. Bergman

Performer(s)/Persons Pictured: Harry M. Bergman

b. Thora to Shelter Island

Descriptive Summary: Thora at harbor, houses and shore in the distance, sailing along the East River [the Hudson?], sail boats, on board ship, women canoeing, barge carrying timber, mining along the river, a side-wheeler, dock side, the Rockaway Park Yacht Club?

Date: ca. 1927

Camera Operator: Harry N. Bergman

Performer(s)/Persons Pictured: Harry N. Bergman
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Researchers may use videotape reference copies only.
Collection Rights:
The National Museum of American History may not authorize publication, reproduction, or distribution by a commercial, for-profit publisher, distributor, media producer, or film maker without the express permission of the Donors.

The term of the requirement for written authorization prior to third party, for-profit, commercial use will last 50 (fifty) years unless agreed to in writing by both the National Museum of American History and the Donors.
Collection Citation:
Kahn Family Film Collection, 1920s-1930s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Kahn Family Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0722-ref177

Handwritten diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref263
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Thomas Norrell Railroad Photographs Collection

Creator:
Norrell, Thomas, 1899-1985  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (84 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1840-circa 1960
bulk 1870-1940
Summary:
Approximately 11,000 images collected by Thomas Norrell consisting of original photographic prints and photographic postcards, original film and glass plate negatives, and duplicate/copy photographic prints and negatives. The majority are external views of single locomotive engines of North American railroad and industrial companies. Images of international railroad company locomotives and of representative locomotives from various locomotive works and builders are also included. The collection contains a small number of subject-specific images covering such topics as train wrecks, funeral trains, experimental locomotives, miniature trains, and locomotives at the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains material related primarily, but not exclusively, to early North American railroad locomotives. Photographs and negatives comprise the bulk of the material in the collection, with the number of individual images well exceeding 10,000. While the collection is particularly valuable for its images of locomotives from smaller or relatively obscure railroad lines and industrial concerns (such as mining and lumber companies), it also includes a substantial number of images from the leaders of the railroad industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (such as the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad).

Norrell's organization of the collection reflects his technical knowledge of railroad engines and his familiarity with various railroad companies. His use of Whyte notation as an organizational schema gives evidence to this. Whyte notation is broadly utilized by the railroad industry as a way to classify locomotives based on their wheel configuration. A count of leading (non-driving) wheels, middle driving wheels, and trailing wheels (non-driving) is represented by a three-digit hyphenated number. For example, a locomotive with four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and two trailing wheels would be classified as a 4-4-2. Norrell utilized this convention when subdividing railroad companies for which he had collected many images, such as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad, and the Lehigh Valley Railroad, among others. Norrell subdivided portions of his collection of Pennsylvania Railroad images based on that company's distinct classification system, where letters of the alphabet corresponded to different Whyte notations.

Norrell used other criteria to help subdivide larger assemblages of single-company railroad images, and these have been maintained. In some instances, he used the company number designation found on the locomotive itself (as in the case of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad). Other times, subject designations were used to distinguish rail yards, passenger cars, and special or prominent locomotives. Because the Pennsylvania Railroad comprised such a large segment of images, Norrell organized it according to a number of subdivision types (including year, Whyte notation, and subject) rather than any single one.

The collection is arranged into three series: Series 1, Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, Series 2, Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960, and Series 3, Ephemera, undated.

Series 1, Negatives, 1831-1967, undated,contains photographic negatives and is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1, Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, and Subseries 2, Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated.

The series contains original negative images, copy negatives of other printed images, and copy negatives of printed material, such as book illustrations. The inclusive dates for the series reflect the subject of the material photographed (as in the case of copy negatives) rather than the date the negative was created.

The negatives primarily depict views of single locomotive engines from various North American and international mainline and short line railroads. Interspersed among these are views of company-owned locomotives representing such North American industries as mining (coal, iron, limestone, copper, gold, quartz, zinc), lumber (timber, pulp, paper), metallurgical production (coke, iron, steel), stone/brick production (masonry, cement, gravel), utilities (power, light, telephone), chemical production, leather production, automotive production, and food service. A number of military railroad locomotives as well as early metropolitan transit systems are also represented among the negatives. Most of the images depict steam locomotives, though some diesel engines, diesel-electric hybrid engines, passenger and freight cars, and assorted repair/service vehicles are also spread throughout.

Subseries 1, Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated consists of polyester film negatives ranging in size from 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" to 5" x 7". Additional larger polyester film negatives are interfiled with the glass plate negatives of Subseries 2 and range in size from 5" x 7" to 8" x 10".

The negatives are physically arranged by size, then by the negative series number originally assigned to them by the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation. This numbering system generally, but not always, follows an alphabetical order by name of railroad company (North American and international) or industrial company. The majority of the film negatives are 5" x 7" or smaller, and the number series for this size of negative begins with 85-20939 and ends with 85-31126.

Film negatives larger than 5" x 7" are separated and interfiled with the glass plate negatives of Subseries 2. As such, the negative series number range for these larger film negatives is not always consecutive. The first series number range begins at 82-4189 and ends at 82-4429. The second range begins at 82-13786 and ends at 82-13795. A printed, item-level index of the negatives containing an alphabetical list of railroad and industrial company names and associated negative numbers is available for consultation in the Archives Center.

The envelope enclosures for all negatives generally include the name of the railroad or industrial company, the engine/locomotive number, the engine/locomotive builder, the Whyte classification (wheel arrangement), the year of the engine/locomotive's construction, a brief description of the image, the size of the negative, and the negative series number.

Subseries 2, Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated, consists of glass plate negatives ranging in size from 5" x 7" to 10" x 12". Three broken glass plate negatives have been re-housed and are stored separately. Otherwise the plates are arranged by size, then by original negative series number as assigned by the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation. This number range is not always consecutive because the glass plate negatives are interfiled with the larger film negatives of Subseries 1. A printed, item-level index of the negatives containing an alphabetical list of railroad and industrial company names and associated negative numbers is available for consultation in the Archives Center.

The 8" x 10" glass plate negative number series begins with 82-4168 and ends with 82-4424.

The 5" x 7" glass plate negatives contain series numbers 82-13783 to 82-13785.

The 12" x 10" glass plate negatives contain series numbers 82-4430 to 82-4452.

The envelope enclosures for the negatives generally include the name of the railroad or industrial company, the engine/locomotive builder, the Whyte classification (wheel arrangement), in some cases a brief description of the image, and the negative series number.

Series 2, Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960,consists of visual material, including photographic postcards, illustrated postcards, photographic prints (made through a variety of photographic processes), and a photograph album. It contains five subseries: Subseries 1, North American Railroad Companies; Subseries 2, International Railroad Companies; Subseries 3, Railroad Builders; Subseries 4, Subjects; and Subseries 5, Duplicate Images.

Subseries 1, North American Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960 includes photographic and illustrated postcards and photographic prints of North American railroad companies, industrial railroads, and urban transit companies. The images range in size from 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" to 8" x 10," with the majority being silver gelatin prints. Occasional albumen prints, cyanotype prints, and salted paper prints are found in the collection. The majority of the images are views of single locomotive engines, though some images of railroad stations, roundhouses, rail yards, and passenger cars are interspersed throughout. While the majority of the photographs are 4" x 6" or smaller, there are prints larger than 4" x 6" which are arranged alphabetically by railroad or industrial company name. In some cases multiple larger images from railroad companies with names close to each other alphabetically are filed together in a single folder and identified with the first common letters of the company names.

Norrell's original alphabetical organization by railroad or industrial company name has been preserved. In some instances where a substantial number of images for a particular railroad company exist, Norrell subidivided the images either by Whyte notation (wheel arrangement) or by subject. This usually follows either an alphabetical or numerical organization, but not in every case. In many instances, hand-written notes and postage appear on the reverse of the photographic postcards. Addresses and salutations indicate that many of the postcards were not sent to Thomas Norrell directly, but were acquired by him at a later date.

Subseries 2, International Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960, includes photographs, illustrated postcards, and a photograph album depicting international railroads and railroad locomotives. Of particular interest is the photograph album compiled by Thomas Norrell containing sixty individual photographs of steam locomotive engines from eighteen assorted British, continental European, and South American railroad companies. The images are all approximately 14" x 10," and each corresponds to an identification chart mounted in the front of the album indicating the railroad company, engine number, Whyte notation (wheel arrangement), and special notes about each engine.

Subseries 3, Railroad Builders, circa 1850-1960 consists photographic prints and photographic postcards containing images of locomotives separated by builder. Norrell's original alphabetical arrangement of the images by locomotive works or manufacturing company name has been preserved.

Subseries 4, Subjects, 1804-1940, contains photographic prints and photographic postcards organized by subject. The images are arranged chronologically by date of the subject of the images. Of particular interest are Norrell's photographs of locomotives at the 1933-1934 Chicago and 1939-1940 New York World's Fairs.

Subseries 5, Duplicate Images, circa 1850-1960, contains duplicate photographic prints and duplicate copy prints created from the either the photographs in Series 2 or from the film and glass plate negatives from Series 1. The duplicate images, including photographic postcards and photographic prints, are subdivided by first letter of the name of the railroad or industrial company. The duplicate copy prints created from the negatives are arranged numerically by a negative number recorded on the negative itself.

Series 3, Ephemera, undated,consists of an unidentified and undated piece of railroad track.

References

Staufer, Alvin F. Pennsy Power III 1847-1968. Medina, OH: Alvin F. Staufer, 1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Subseries 1: Film Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Subseries 2: Glass Plate Negatives, 1831-1967, undated

Series 2: Photographic Prints, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 1: North American Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 2: International Railroad Companies, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 3: Railroad Builders, circa 1850-1960

Subseries 4: Subjects, 1804-1940

Subseries 5: Duplicate Images, circa 1850-1960

Series 3: Ephemera, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Norrell was born in West Ham (Essex County) England on November 11, 1899. He emigrated to the United States as a young man and became a naturalized citizen in 1911. He took an apprenticeship at the Baldwin Locomotive Works around 1920. Although the Baldwin works benefited from a boom in the export of steam locomotives meant to replenish foreign rail systems impacted by use during the First World War, the upswing was short-lived. Business at Baldwin slowed considerably in the 1920s as diesel engines began replacing steam locomotives. Recognizing that opportunities for advancement within Baldwin were scarce, Norrell moved out of railroad work completely and into the paper box industry. He married his wife Wilhelmina in 1929, and they resided in Cranston, Rhode Island and later Silver Spring, Maryland.

Despite his shift away from railroads as a vocation, Norrell maintained a life-long interest in trains and was a collector of photographic and print material related to locomotive engines, train cars, and industrial railroads. He contributed a number of articles to various railroad periodicals and was generous in providing images from his collection to other authors for reproduction in their publications. Norrell also influenced and supported a number of prominent railroad historians, including John H. White Jr., curator of the Division of Transportation in the Smithsonian National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History). It was through White's efforts that Norrell's collection became part of the Smithsonian Institution.

In 1942 Norrell gained some degree of notoriety for having rediscovered the famed Brady Civil War negatives in the vault of the Phelps Publishing Company in Springfield, Massachusetts while searching for an unrelated daguerreotype of an early Massachusetts locomotive. The locomotive had been identified from a wood-engraving made by an artist for a Phelps subsidiary publication, and Norrell secured permission to search the Phelps Company's vault for the image. During his search, Norrell stumbled upon and recognized the famed Civil War collection from earlier printed publications of the images. He brought the collection to the attention of the National Archives, which deferred to the Library of Congress. The storage fees for the images had been unpaid for many years by their owner, and the Phelps Company, interested only in recovering compensation for the use of the space, seized the images and sold them at cost to the Library of Congress in 1944.

Norrell later lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to his daughter Elise Mann. He died there on February 1, 1985.

References

Bell, Kurt R. "On the Shoulders of a Giant: A Profile of John H. White, Jr.," Railroad History, 204 (Spring-Summer 2011): 6-23.

Hodge, Robert, comp. An Index to the Death Notices in the Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia), 1981-1991. Fredericksburg, VA: Robert A. Hodge (1992).

Norrell, Thomas. "The Norris Construction Record," Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin, 150 (1983): 57-XX.

Norrell, Thomas. "Uriah Wells, Locomotive Builder of Petersburg," Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin, 124 (1969): 40-XX.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930: Population Schedule. Massachusetts Enumeration District 9-169, Supervisor's District 10, Sheet 4-1, 1930.

Vanderbilt, Paul, comp. Guide to the Special Collections of Prints and Photographs in the Library of Congress. Washington D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1955.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Baldwin Locomotive Works Collection (Engine Registers and Order Books), 1833-1956, (AC0157)

Baldwin Locomotive Works Drawings, 1870-1890, (AC0353)

John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection, 1880s-1990, (AC0523)

Materials Held by the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry

Three images from the collection, including an 1848 daguerreotype image of the locomotive "Tioga", an 1855 daguerreotype image of a locomotive on the Niagara Falls, and a circa 1870 daguerreotype image of a Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburgh locomotive.

Materials Held by Other Institutions

Thomas Norrell photographic album, and other views of rail transportation in Canada and the United States, circa 1920-1979, R5500-27-4-E, Andrew Audubon Merrilees fonds. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the United States National Museum, Division of Transportation (now known as the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry) by Thomas Norrell on April 19, 1966.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270. The collection is stored off-site with the exception of the negatives. Some glass plate negatives are broken and may require special handling care.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown, though most images are in the public domain.
Topic:
Railroad companies -- Europe  Search this
Railroad companies -- Africa  Search this
Railroad companies -- North America  Search this
Railroad companies -- South America  Search this
Railroad accidents  Search this
Mine railroads  Search this
Locomotive builders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Ephemera
Citation:
Thomas Norrell Railroad Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1174
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Thomas Norrell Railroad Photographs Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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HUNT AUTOMATIC RAILWAY CATALOGUE NO. 0510

Author:
C.W. Hunt Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1905
Topic:
Mine railroads  Search this
Call number:
015998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_224351

(includes equipment, gasification, land reclamation, mining, surface mining, underground mining, railroads, plants, and workers)

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 118, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref4692

[Trade catalogs from Nolan Co.]

Variant company name:
Established 1909  Search this
Company Name:
Nolan Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Duplex Truck Div.  Search this
Notes content:
Boxcar door opener & closers ; "Duplex" custom chassis for fire service ; mining, railroad, and industrial equipment ; schematic drawings incl.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
8 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Bowerston, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_32565
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_32565

[Trade catalogs from United States Blasting Oil Co.]

Company Name:
United States Blasting Oil Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Nitro-glycerin for use in mining, railroad, and quarrying (1866)
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27291
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27291

[Trade catalogs from Standard Supply & Equipment Co.]

Variant company name:
Altoona, PA ; Trenton, NJ ; Pittsburgh, PA  Search this
Company Name:
Standard Supply & Equipment Co.  Search this
Notes content:
mill, mine, railroad, contractors, machinists' and foundry supplies ; general hardware ; automobile supplies
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Foundries; supplies and equipment  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_22194
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_22194

[Trade catalogs from Carbic Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Carbic Mfg. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Portable lights for mining, railroad, etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Candles  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9678
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9678

We Just Come to Work Here [sound recording]

Performer:
Glazer, Joe  Search this
Winfree, Kenny  Search this
Cumberland, Bobby  Search this
Penn, Larry  Search this
Fichtenbaum, Carl  Search this
Starr, Eddie  Search this
Hill, Ngoma  Search this
Hill, Jaribu  Search this
Blaydes, Laurel  Search this
Feeney, Anne  Search this
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)  Search this
Magpie (Musical group)  Search this
Artist:
Juravich, Tom  Search this
Liner notes:
O'Connor, John 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Maryland
Washington (D.C.)
Tennessee
Missouri
Minnesota
Takoma Park (Md.)
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York (N.Y.)
Illinois
Date:
199x
Topic:
Working class  Search this
Labor unions--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Mining--Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
United States  Search this
Railroads--Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Taxicab drivers  Search this
Taxicabs  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Steel bands (Music)  Search this
Local number:
Collector
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_357443

Mining Exhibit, U.S. National Museum

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Mining  Search this
History of Science and Technology  Search this
Coal  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads--Trains  Search this
Models and modelmaking  Search this
Standard number:
28515 or MAH-28515
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10349

Fuel-Steam Calculator Circular Slide Rule for Norfolk & Western Railway, invented by Fred Q. Saunders

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm x .9 cm; 6 1/32 in x 6 1/32 in x 11/32 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Date made:
1943-1959
Subject:
Patented  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
ID Number:
1984.1080.01
Accession number:
1984.1080
Catalog number:
1984.1080.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1215033
Additional Online Media:

National map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean : made by the authority of the Hon. O.H. Browning, Secretary of the Interior in the office of the Indian Bureau chiefly for government purposes / under the direction of the Hon. N.G. Taylor Commisr. of Indian Affairs & Hon. Chas. E. Mix Chief Clerk of the Indian Bureau; compiled from authorized explorations of the Pacific Rail Road routes, public surveys, and other reliable data from the departments of the government at Washington, D.C. by W.J. Keeler

Title:
Keeler's map of the U.S. territories, Pacific R.R. routes, mineral lands and Indian reservations
Author:
Keeler, W. J (William J.)  Search this
Artist:
DuBois, N.  Search this
Lithographer:
Gedney, J. F.  Search this
Physical description:
1 map ; 120 x 144 cm. folded in cover 27 x 23 cm
Type:
Printed maps
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1867
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources--Maps  Search this
Railroads--Maps  Search this
Maps  Search this
Call number:
G4050 1867 .K44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_535431

The coal viewer, and engine builder's practical companion / By John Curr ..

Author:
Curr, John 1756-1823  Search this
Physical description:
96 p., 5 folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1797
Topic:
Railroad tracks  Search this
Mine railroads  Search this
Coal-mining machinery  Search this
Call number:
TF241 .C97 1797
TF241.C97 1797
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408011

Appalachian coal mines & railroads / by Thomas W. Dixon, Jr

Title:
Appalachian coal mines and railroads
Author:
Dixon, Thomas W  Search this
Subject:
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company  Search this
Norfolk and Western Railroad Company  Search this
Pennsylvannia Railroad  Search this
Virginian Railway  Search this
Physical description:
v, 74 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Appalachian Region
Date:
1994
Topic:
Coal--Transportation  Search this
Coal mines and mining  Search this
Call number:
HE2321.C6 A64 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461456

Journal of commerce : devoted to finance, commerce, manufactures, mining, railroads, insurance, and general industries

Title:
St. Louis journal of commerce
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
18uu
1880
Topic:
Commerce--Periodicals  Search this
Manufacturing--Periodicals  Search this
Iron industry and trade--Periodicals  Search this
Steel industry and trade--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TS1 .J863
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_472948

The Timken engineering journal. Mine car and mine locomotive section

Author:
Timken Roller Bearing Company  Search this
Physical description:
[800]-862 p. illus. (part fold.) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
C1936
Topic:
Bearings (Machinery)  Search this
Mine railroad cars  Search this
Call number:
TJ1071 .T588
TJ1071.T588
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_201900

Catalog 36

Author:
Sanford-Day Iron Works  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1942
Topic:
Mine railroad cars  Search this
Call number:
20796
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_203796

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