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Surveying field notes / D. Th. Macdougall, 1899

Author:
Macdougall, D. Th  Search this
Former owner:
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland) 1875- ,- DSI  Search this
Donor:
Grove City College Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume ([50] leaves) : ill., plans ; 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1899
Topic:
Surveying  Search this
Geometry  Search this
Topographical surveying  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001793 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979565

Gurley Railroad Compass

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 15 1/2 in; 39.37 cm
needle: 5 in; 12.7 cm
overall: 11 in x 14 7/16 in x 8 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 36.67125 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
railroad compass
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 11th Edition
Credit Line:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
ID Number:
PH.330532
Catalog number:
330532
Accession number:
293490
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Gurley Railroad Compass

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 15 5/8 in; 39.6875 cm
needle: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
overall in case: 5 7/16 in x 16 5/8 in x 9 3/8 in; 13.81125 cm x 42.2275 cm x 23.8125 cm
Object Name:
compass (railroad)
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Date made:
1868-1876
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 11th Edition
Credit Line:
Bowdoin College, Department of Physics
ID Number:
PH.329729
Catalog number:
329729
Accession number:
278336
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National Museum of American History
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Minnesota Railroads Photograph Albums

Creator:
Krainik Gallery (Falls Church, Va.)  Search this
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Engineering and Industry, 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
Names:
Minnesota and Pacific Railroad.  Search this
Soo Line Railroad.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
2 Albums
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Albums
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
Minnesota
Date:
1886-1887
Scope and Contents note:
Two photograph albums containing photographs of railroad bridge construction in Minnesota , on the St. Croix River, the Clearwater River, and the Soo River. The photographs, most of which are captioned and dated, include images of such things as cutting, filling, bridges and piers, camps, and surveying. A few images of towns and people are included. The railroads involved are the Minnesota and Pacific Railway and the Soo Railway.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry, 2007.
Purchased by the Museum's Division of Engineering and Industry from the Krainik Gallery in 1986.
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:
Railroads -- Construction  Search this
Railroads -- 19th century  Search this
Bridges -- Minnesota  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1880-1890
Photograph albums -- 19th century
Citation:
Minnesota Railroads Photograph Albums, 1886-1887, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1023
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1023

Shilling Gradienter

Maker:
Shilling, George  Search this
Measurements:
horizontal circle: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
telescope: 8 1/2 in; 21.59 cm
overall: 8 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 10.795 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
gradienter
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number:
PH.247908
Catalog number:
247908
Accession number:
47736
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Joseph Henry and Spencer Fullerton Baird Aid Pacific Railroad Surveys

Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Pacific Railroad Surveys  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Pacific Railroad Expeditions  Search this
Date:
April 1853
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surveys  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Great Plains  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
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Surveyor’s Compass

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in; 36.83 cm
needle: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
overall; compass: 2 3/4 in x 14 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 37.1475 cm x 16.51 cm
overall; brackets, each: 1 3/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 19.3675 cm x 3.175 cm
overall; cover: 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's compass
Place Made:
United States: New York
Date made:
ca 1800-1850
Credit Line:
Preston R. Bassett
ID Number:
PH.319340
Catalog number:
319340
Accession number:
236805
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_997214
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The Isthmus of Tehuantepec : being the results of a survey for a railroad to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, made by the scientific commission under the direction of Major J.G. Barnard ... : with a résumé of the geology, climate, local geography, productive industry, fauna and flora, of that region : illustrated with numerous maps and engravings / arranged and prepared for the Tehuantepec Railroad Company of New Orleans, by J.J. Williams ..

Author:
Williams, John Jay 1818-1904  Search this
Tehuantepec Railroad Company  Search this
Former owner:
United States Naval Observatory DSI  Search this
Physical description:
295, [1] p., [17] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., maps ; 23 cm. + 1 atlas ([8] folded leaves of plates : maps ; 23 cm.)
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Tehuantepec, Isthmus of
Tehuantepec, Isthmus of (Mexico)
Date:
1852
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Call number:
F1359.W72X 1852
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423460

Railroad Watch

Maker:
Barraud & Lund  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (case material)
fire gilt (dial finish material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 5.3975 cm x 1.5875 cm
Object Name:
pocket watch
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1853
Related Publication:
Stephens, Carlene E.. On Time: How America Has Learned to Live by the Clock
Daybooks of William Bond and Son
Dodge, Albert O.. An Early Railroad Watch
Blackwell, Dana J.. Early Railroad Timekeeping
Credit Line:
Gift of Dana Blackwell
ID Number:
1999.0278.01
Catalog number:
1999.0278.01
Accession number:
1999.0278
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1204723

Engineer's Chain

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall, bundled: 3 1/2 in x 14 in x 4 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 35.56 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
chain (engineer's)
Related Publication:
Simms, Frederick W.. Treatise on the Principal Mathematical Instruments Employed in Surveying, Levelling, & Astronomy; 2nd Edition
Keuffel & Esser. Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., 32 Edition
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247951
Catalog number:
247951
Accession number:
47736
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Wye Level

Maker:
Roach, John  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 4 7/8 in x 21 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 12.3825 cm x 54.9275 cm
overall: 8 7/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 21 1/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 12.065 cm x 53.6575 cm
Object Name:
level (wye)
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247910
Catalog number:
247910
Accession number:
47736
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Railroad Station in Huigra, Ecuador , 1923-1924

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 6.7w x 5.1h ; Type of Image: Exerior ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exterior
Photographic print
Date:
1923-1924
Topic:
Ecuador  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Botany  Search this
Field Stations  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Tropical Biology  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Railroad stations  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-2925 and Hitchcock 1108
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12299

Chromolithograph of "Colorado Desert and Signal Mountain"

Original artist:
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 23.2 cm x 29.9 cm; 9 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Chromolithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date made:
1856
Credit Line:
Estate of Lt. Col. Edgar A. Mearns, USA (Ret.)
ID Number:
GA.10729.26
Accession number:
1918.62261
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_802445
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Circular No. 15, of January 24, 1867 (approved January 29, 1867) in regard to selections in satisfaction of railroads and other congressional grants : with forms for verification of lists of selections, and also of plats of survey of such roads / General Land Office

Author:
United States General Land Office  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : forms ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1869
Topic:
Railroad land grants--Law and legislation  Search this
Railroad law  Search this
Land grants--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
KF2298.A2 U58 1869
KF2298.A2U58 1869
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383848

Vernier Compass with Telescope

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 3/4 in; 14.605 cm
needle: 4 1/2 in; 11.43 cm
telescope: 8 3/4 in; 22.225 cm
vertical circle: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
overall in case: 5 in x 10 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 26.3525 cm x 18.0975 cm
Object Name:
compass (pocket with telescope)
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 37th Edition
Skerritt, William H.. Catalog of the Charles E. Smart Collection of Antique Surveying Instruments
Credit Line:
Robert V. R. Reynolds
ID Number:
PH.312755.01
Accession number:
165452
Catalog number:
312755.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_761556
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Map of the Isthmus of Panama representing the line of the Panama Rail Road as constructed under the direction of George M. Totten, Chief Engineer &c. / reduced and compiled from the original surveys by Thos. Harrison, Crown Surveyor, Jamaica, 1857 ; R.F. Storm

Title:
Isthmus of Panama
Author:
Harrison, Thomas  Search this
Storm, R. F.  Search this
Author:
Totten, G. M (George Muirson) 1809-1884  Search this
Former owner:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 DSI  Search this
Printer:
Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Panama Railroad Co  Search this
Physical description:
1 map : color ; 92 x 68 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Maps
Place:
Panama
Panama, Isthmus of (Panama)
Date:
1857
[1857]
Topic:
Railroads--Maps  Search this
Call number:
G4872.P2 1857 .H322 MAP
G4872.P2 1857.H322 MAP
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161543

Chromolithograph of "Mission and Plain of San Fernando"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Author:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Blake, William Phipps  Search this
Original artist:
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 29.9 cm x 23.3 cm; 11 3/4 in x 9 3/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Chromolithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1856
ID Number:
GA.10729.38
Accession number:
1918.62261
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1317697

Abandoned Lion Hill Railroad Station, Panama

Author:
Goldman, Edward Alphonso  Search this
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
Panama Canal Zone  Search this
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1910-1912  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Number of Images: 1; Size: 4.16w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Panama
Gatun Lake (Panama)
Date:
1910-1911
Topic:
Explorations Organized or Participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910 and 1911  Search this
Field Work  Search this
Lion Hill Railroad Station (Panama)  Search this
Railroads--Panama  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroad stations--Panama  Search this
Buildings--Panama  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0008 and 97-50
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8005

Lithograph of "South End of S. Inez Mountains & S. Buenaventura Valley"

Printer:
A. Hoen & Co.  Search this
Original artist:
Campbell, A. H.  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Parke, J. G.  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.5 cm x 24.5 cm; 7 5/16 in x 9 5/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Lithograph
Location of print publication:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1857
ID Number:
GA.16332.048
Catalog number:
16332.048
Accession number:
1930.110179
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Lithograph of bird species "Buteo calurus"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Beckwith, Edward Griffin  Search this
Printer:
Nicholson, A. O. P.  Search this
Original artist and graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 23.6 cm; 7 1/16 in x 9 5/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Hand-Color Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date on report:
1854
Date printed in book:
1859
ID Number:
GA.16332.017
Accession number:
1930.110179
Catalog number:
16332.017
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1318535
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