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Roland C. Hawes Papers

Creator:
Cary Instruments.  Search this
Hawes, Roland C., 1908-1999  Search this
Applied Physics Corporation.  Search this
Names:
Applied Physics Corporation.  Search this
Aviv & Associates, Inc.  Search this
Beckman Instruments, Inc.  Search this
Cary Instruments.  Search this
National Technical Laboratories.  Search this
Varian Associates.  Search this
Beckman, Arnold O.  Search this
Cary, Howard  Search this
Duffield, Jack J.  Search this
George, Kenyon  Search this
Extent:
14.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Pencil works
Photographic prints
Photographs
Blueprints
Diazo prints
Drawings
Date:
1908-1997
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence, handwritten notes and sketches, memorandum reports, catalogs, printed material, patent documents, drawings, blueprints (original and diazo copies), and photographs document Hawes's work in the field of immunnassay, spectrophotometry, scientific apparatus and instruments industry, and administrative duties at Applied Physics Corporation/Cary Instruments.
The bulk of the papers consist of materials found in Series 2: Research files A-Z, 1913 (1927-1990) (4.5 cubic feet). Series 5: Cary Instruments 1937-1992 (4 cubic feet) and Series 6: Consulting, 1908-(1939-1992) (3.5 cubic feet).
Arrangement:
Divided into 7 series: 1) Personal files, 1938-1997; 2) Research files, A-Z, 1913 (1927-1990); 3) Piness Laboratories, 1920-1979; 4) Beckman Instruments, Inc., 1939-1974; 5) Cary Instruments, 1937-1992; 6) Consulting work, 1908-(1939-1992); 7) Professional activities, 1949-1996. By series topical, chronological and alphabetical.
Biographical/Historical note:
The career of Roland C. Hawes, born Oct. 4, 1908, Riverside, California, began in chemical analysis and led him into the scientific apparatus and instruments industry, where he worked in the field of spectrophotometry. B.S., chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1930. He died in 1999.
Related Archival Materials:
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beckman Arnold Orville: oral history, 1978 and papers 1954-1989, California Institute of Technology Archives.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Roland C. Hawes,1997, September 8.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
All rights tranferred to Museum in Deed of Gift.
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry -- California  Search this
Spectrophotometry  Search this
Spectrum analysis  Search this
Engineers -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Pencil works
Photographic prints
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1920
Blueprints
Diazo prints
Drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Roland C. Hawes Papers, 1908-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0617
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0617

[Trade catalogs from Markson Science, Inc.]

Variant company name:
Phoenix, AZ  Search this
Company Name:
Markson Science, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Axia; Markson LabSales  Search this
Notes content:
Laboratory and scientific equipment ; glassware ; instruments ; reference books ; safety equipment ; catalogs and supplements; catalog supplement vol. 2 issue 2; 1998 master catalog; 1981 catalog, 1980 catalog,
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
55 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Del Mar, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Biochemical engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29685
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29685

[Trade catalogs from Cliff Petersen Collection]

Variant company name:
"The bulk of this collection was first sold by the United States Government in 1926 to Sir Henry Wellcome, who planned to install the 150,000 models in a patent model museum. That plan was shelved when the British pharmaceutical producer lost his wealth in the 1930's Depression. Since then the collection has changed hands several times and shrunk to one-fifth its original size, primarily through the auctions of a former owner, O. Rundle Gilbert. In 1979 Mr. Petersen, who had been collecting patent models since 1973, and owned by then about 1,800, purchased for $500,000 the remaining 800 crates containing an estimated 30,000 models." (from Rita Reif, "Antiques; Some Patently Ingenious Devices", New York Times, July 26, 1981 - http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00EFD9163BF935A15754C0A967948260)  Search this
Company Name:
Cliff Petersen Collection  Search this
Notes content:
Five [of six] volumes, dated June 1980-Jan. 1981, of the collection of original U.S. Patent Models for Inventions from 1790-1898
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Santa Monica, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Topic:
Book industries and trade  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31256
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31256

[Trade catalogs from Varian Associates, Inc.]

Company Name:
Varian Associates, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Instrument Div. ; Analytical Instrument Div. ; Analytichem International (Harbor City, CA) ; Eimac (San Carlos, CA) ; Eitel-McCullough, Inc. (San Bruno, CA) ; Varian Aerograph (Walnut Creek, CA) ; United States Analytical Instruments (San Carlos, CA)  Search this
Notes content:
Radiation equipment for cancer therapy ; analytical instruments for science and industry ; water fabrication equipment for semiconductor industry ; electron tubes for communications, radar, electronic countermeasures, science, medicine, and industrial uses ; vacuum equipment and leak detectors for industrial and scientific processes ; liquid chromatography equipment. Annual Reports (1990-92). ; Polychron ; spectrometry ; phosphorus detector ; potentiometer recorders ; electromagnets ; power supplies for electromagnets ; magnetic field regulators; magnet systems ; wiring diagrams ; traveling wave tubes ; diodes ; rectifiers ; pulse modulators ; triodes ; tetrodes ; pentodes ; tubes ; power grid tubes ; Annual Report 1978)
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
577 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Palo Alto, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26551
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26551

[Trade catalogs from Rix Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
Established 1878  Search this
Company Name:
Rix Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Rix Compressed Air and Drill Co.  Search this
Notes content:
also in Los Angeles, CA ; special air compressor units for diesel engines, mining, laboratories and research ; portable air compressors ; 1917 ; gas compressors ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
14 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
San Francisco, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12718
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12718

[Trade catalogs from Rolyn Optics Co.]

Variant company name:
Established 1925  Search this
Company Name:
Rolyn Optics Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Rolyn Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
industrial, technical and photographic optics ; gun sights ; bombsights ; simple and compound lenses ; prisms ; optical flats ; flat glass ; flat and concave mirrors ; absorption and thin film filters ; beam splitters ; reticles ; gratings ; targets ; iris diaphragms ; instruments (microscopes, eyepieces, focusing tubes) ; optical benches ; 1965-1981 ;
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Arcadia, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Firearms  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Firearms industry and trade  Search this
Glass  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14067
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14067

[Trade catalogs from Electro-Pulse, Inc.]

Company Name:
Electro-Pulse, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Electronic instrumentation for science and industry ; oscillators ; variable pulse generators ; etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Culver City, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15215
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15215

[Trade catalogs from Reliance Regulator Co.]

Company Name:
Reliance Regulator Co.  Search this
Related companies:
American Meter Co. ; Westcott & Greis, Inc. ;  Search this
Notes content:
low pressure appliance regulators ; old style-balanced valve regulators ; trade names: "American", "McDonald", "Metric", "Maryland", "Pacific", "Tufts", "Westcott", "Griffin", "H & Mcl" ;
Includes:
Black and white images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Alhambra, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10460
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10460

[Trade catalogs from Rheodyne Inc.]

Variant company name:
Founded in 1976 ; "The LC connection company" ; Berkley, CA  Search this
Company Name:
Rheodyne Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Alltech Associates, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
1984 ; sample injectors, switching valves and accessories for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); Microbore Sample Injection ; filters ; columns ; information ; valves ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cotati, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10782
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10782

[Trade catalogs from Red Lake Co.]

Company Name:
Red Lake Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Red Lake Labs ; Red Lake Laboratories  Search this
Notes content:
high-speed motion-picture cameras and accessories ; instrumentation and high speed photography equipment ; "LOCAM" Pin Registered Intermittent Cameras designed for aerospace activities ; PhotoVideo Instrumentation ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
39 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Santa Clara, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9754
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9754

[Trade catalogs from Reed-Curtis Nuclear Industries, Inc.]

Company Name:
Reed-Curtis Nuclear Industries, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
instruments for nuclear medicine ; clincial radioisotope accessories ; Scintiscanner instruments ; scinillation counters and accessories ; scalers ; survey meters ; ratemeters ; pulse height analyzers ; contrast amplifier ; medical and laboratory assemblies ; safety equipment ; industrial equipment ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Culver City, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Nuclear materials and technologies  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Nuclear engineering -- Instruments  Search this
Nuclear industry  Search this
Nuclear power plants  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9847
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9847

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