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[Trade catalogs from Ashland Electric Products, Inc.]

Company Name:
Ashland Electric Products, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
custom motors ; fans and blowers ; hysteresis synchronous motors ; reluctance synchronous motors ; torque motors ; induction motors ; axial flow fans ; miniature axial flow fans ; gear motors ; centrifugal blowers ; rack mounted blowers...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Long Island City, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Computers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Motors  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34773
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34773

[Trade catalogs from Atlantic India Rubber Company]

Company Name:
Atlantic India Rubber Company  Search this
Notes content:
sheet and sponge rubber ; vacuum lifters ; table and lathe ; molded parts : military standard grommets ; grommets ; grommet bumpers ; stem bumpers ; screw bumpers ; tack bumpers ; motor mounts ; recessed bumpers ; bumper pads ; bottle corks ; laboratory stoppers ; bumpers ; tips ; knobs ; caps ; suction and vacuum cups ; bushings ; washers ; balls ; cord rings ; belts ; extruded parts ; u-channels ; c-channels ; h-channels ; l-strips ; t strips ; p strips ; e strips ; weatherstrips and bumpers ; solid bumpers ; tubing and cord ; locking channels...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34775
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34775

[Trade catalogs from Automatic Switch Co.]

Company Name:
Automatic Switch Co.  Search this
Related companies:
ASCO  Search this
Notes content:
Contactors, relays, remote control switches, automatic transfer switches, two-way direct acting solenoid valves. 1970 & 1983 catalogs ; two way solenoid valves ; three way solenoid valves ; four way solenoid valves ; manual reset two, three, and four way solenoid valves ; special purpose valves ; combustion valves for fuel gas and fuel oil service ; air operated two, three, and four way valves ; check valves ; flow control valves ; quick exhaust valves ; shuttle valves ; shut-off valves ; strainers ; mini-proximity sensors ; air switches ; electric switches ; AC solenoids ; manually reset valves ; electrically reset valves...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
97 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Florham Park, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Coal  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34781
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34781

[Trade catalogs from BEI Sensors & Motion Systems Company]

Company Name:
BEI Sensors & Motion Systems Company  Search this
Related companies:
BEI Motion Systems Co. ; Industrial Encoder Div.  Search this
Notes content:
Brushless DC motors and voice coil actuators ; absolute shaft angle optical encoders ; incremental shaft angle optical encoders ; optical encoders ; precision potentiometers ; pressure sensors ; brushless omtors ; actuators ; accelerometers ; solid state gyros ; vibration meters...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Carlsbad, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Motors  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34791
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34791

Salomon A. Andree 1896 Polar Expedition Collection

Creator:
Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897  Search this
Names:
Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897  Search this
Extent:
0.51 Cubic feet ((2 flatboxes) (1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
1896
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Salomon Andrée's unsuccessful 1896 expedition, including: two oversized prints; a photograph album labeled "Spitsbergen, 1896" which includes images of life on board the ship Virgo and the Örnen balloon; and a scrapbook containing mostly Swedish newspaper article accounts of the journey.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to Salomon Andrée's unsuccessful 1896 expedition, including: two oversized prints; a photograph album labeled "Spitsbergen, 1896" which includes images of life on board the ship Virgo and the Örnen balloon; and a scrapbook containing mostly Swedish newspaper article accounts of the journey.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Salomon A. Andrée 1896 Polar Expedition Collection-- is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Salomon August Andrée (1854-1897) was a pupil at the Technical Institute in Stockholm. During the 1870s and 1880s, Andrée became interested in both ballooning and meteorological and physical research in polar regions. In 1893, Andrée bought his first balloon and undertook various ascents, and by 1895 had put forth his plans for a balloon flight over the North Pole. The expedition was planned for the summer of 1896, but after reaching Spitsbergen, unfavorable weather conditions caused the flight to be canceled. Thus, the expedition commenced the following summer. Three days after takeoff, the balloon was forced to land, and the men - Andréee, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel - spent six weeks trying to return to Spitsbergen before perishing. The remains of their last camp were not found until 1930.
Provenance:
Peter Gustafson, gift, 1993, 1994-0007, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Salomon A. Andrée 1896 Polar Expedition Collection, Acc. NASM.1994.0007####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0007
See more items in:
Salomon A. Andree 1896 Polar Expedition Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0007
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A. Roy Knabenshue Collection

Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Cubic feet (8 legal document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Drawings
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890s-1960s
Summary:
This collection contains approximately three and a half cubic feet of material relating to the life and career of A. Roy Knabenshue. The collection includes correspondence, photographic material, drawings of aircraft, and flight records.
Scope and Contents:
The A. Roy Knabenshue Collection (accession XXXX.0136 and related accession XXXX.0370) contains approximately three and a half cubic feet of material relating to the life and career of a daring aeronaut and the United States' first successful dirigible pilot. The collection includes correspondence, photographic material, drawings of aircraft, and flight records. The material spans over seventy years, from the end of the nineteenth century to the nineteen-sixties.

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) received these materials in several parts in the early 1960s. Material was donated by Mrs. A. Roy (Jane) Knabenshue and their son, Glenn Knabenshue. Original order, where identified, has been maintained.
Arrangement note:
Series 1: Personal

Subseries 1: Biographical

Subseries 2: Articles and Manuscripts

Subseries 3: Correspondence

Series 2: Career

Subseries 1: The Wright Company

Subseries 2: National Park Service

Series 3: Photographs and Scrapbooks

Series 4: Drawings

Series 5: Subject files

Series 6: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Augustus Roy Knabenshue was born July 15, 1876 in Lancaster, Ohio to Samuel S. and Salome Matlack Knabenshue. The family later moved to Toledo, Ohio where Roy's father became editor-in-chief of the Toledo Blade. It was there that Roy became interested in lighter-than-air flight after seeing a balloon ascension when he was five years old. His interest continued to grow in the years that followed and in 1899 he bought a captive balloon and its equipment. The next season, he began to take short leaves of absence from his job at Central Union Telephone Company and was operating his balloon at fairs and carnivals, charging attendees for ascensions. To protect his day job and spare his socially prominent family embarrassment, Knabenshue used the name "Professor Don Carlos" at his balloon engagements. By 1900, Knabenshue had begun to fabricate additional spherical balloons himself, for use in free ascensions.

In October of 1904, Knabenshue took a new balloon to Saint Louis to enter it in contests associated with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. There he met Thomas S. Baldwin, who had brought his dirigible the California Arrow to the event. The airship proved incapable of take off with Baldwin at the controls, and the slimmer Knabenshue was asked to substitute as pilot. Possessing no experience with dirigibles, Knabenshue accepted Baldwin's instructions and on October 25 became the first person to successfully pilot a dirigible in the United States.

Roy Knabenshue's name would be associated with the term "first" many times in the next few years. In 1905, Knabenshue built his own airship, the Toledo I, and flew it at its namesake city on Independence Day. A month later, Knabenshue made the first flight of an airship over Manhattan, taking off from Central Park and circling the Times Building. On December 17, 1908, he made the first successful night flight of a dirigible in the United States.

By 1909, Knabenshue had teamed up with Lincoln Beachey to fly airships at various events. Beachey was to fly a Knabenshue dirigible a year later at the Los Angeles International Air Meet, held at Dominguez Field, Los Angeles, which Knabenshue was instrumental in organizing. Knabenshue also raced his own airship during the event, setting several records.

His success attracted the attention of the Wright brothers, who were considering entering the exhibition field. Knabenshue was hired to manage the Wright Exhibition Team beginning in 1910, and worked with the team periodically for the next few years. Associated professionally at times with Glenn Martin, Walter Brookins and James V. Martin, by 1917 he had formed the Knabenshue Aircraft Corporation to produce dirigibles, kite balloons and parachutes. During the First World War, this company made captive observation balloons for use by the United States Navy.

In 1933, Knabenshue began working for the National Park Service. His duties included surveying air routes, and the management of an autogiro project.

After suffering a heart attack in 1949, Knabenshue retired. He died on March 6, 1960, at the age of 83, and was buried at the Portal of the Folded Wings, Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California. He had held Balloon License Number 31, Dirigible License Number 4, built ten airships and numerous balloons, was a prominent member of the Early Birds of Aviation, and had earned a significant place in American aviation history.
Provenance:
Mrs. A. Roy (Jane) Knabenshue, NASM.XXXX.0136.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Airships  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Ballooning  Search this
Balloons, Captive  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Drawings
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Photographs
Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0136
See more items in:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136
Online Media:

Donald G. Cathcart Ballooning Collection

Creator:
Cathcart, Donald Guthrie, 1889-  Search this
Names:
National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School -- Fort Omaha, Neb.  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School -- Ross Field, Cal.  Search this
Wingfoot Lighter-Than-Air Society  Search this
Cathcart, Donald Guthrie, 1889-  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1932-1965
bulk 1932-1951
Summary:
This collection consists of the following: photographs of Donald Cathcart during training at the Army Balloon schools at Arcadia, California (Ross Field) and at Ft. Omaha, Nebraska; miscellaneous material on the National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) including copies of "Haul Down & Ease Off", the official publication of the NAABCV, membership lists; and several copies of the "Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society Bulletin".
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: photographs of Donald Cathcart during training at the Army Balloon schools at Arcadia, CA (Ross Field) and at Ft. Omaha, NE; miscellaneous material on the NAABCV including copies of Haul Down & Ease Off, the official publication of the National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) and membership lists; and several copies of the Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society Bulletin.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Donald G. Cathcart Ballooning Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Donald Guthrie Cathcart [1889-1973] reported to the United States Army Balloon School in 1917. He was a free balloon pilot, an aerial observer, and flight instructor before his honorable discharge in 1920. Cathcart served at both Ross Field, Arcadia, California, and Fort Omaha, Nebraska. He was also a member of National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans (NAABCV) and the Wingfoot Lighter than Air Society.
Provenance:
Donald G. Cathcart, gift, 1964-1965, XXXX-0344, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
Donald G. Cathcart Ballooning Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0344, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0344
See more items in:
Donald G. Cathcart Ballooning Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0344
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from American Airplane & Engine Corp.]

Variant company name:
Farmingdale, Long Island, NY  Search this
Company Name:
American Airplane & Engine Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Fairchild Airplane Mfg. Corp. ; Fairchild Engine Corp. ; Aviation Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Aircraft engines. Ranger aviation engine...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Farmingdale, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Engines  Search this
Motors  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_36433
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_36433

Folded letter from Paris office at Rue des Feuillantines

Medium:
Folded letter from Paris office at Rue des Feuillantines
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 2 3/16 x 4 7/16 in. (5.6 x 11.3 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
FRANCE (republic)
Date:
December 11, 1870
Carrier:
Balloon "La Ville de Paris"  Search this
Topic:
Floyd S. Leach Collection  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
0.260305.10.10.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8fc576ca8-8284-4547-b873-0e61aea659c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.260305.10.10.1
Online Media:

Depeche-Balloon Newspaper with Paris Star 35 cancel

Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
FRANCE (republic)
Date:
December 31, 1870
Carrier:
Balloon "Le Newton"  Search this
Topic:
Floyd S. Leach Collection  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
0.260305.10.19.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84aa19730-9f58-4d42-9d55-74825f2472a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.260305.10.19.1
Online Media:

Folded letter from Paris office at Rue Serpente

Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Other: 5.1 x 12.7cm (2 x 5in.)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
FRANCE (republic)
Date:
January 1, 1871
Carrier:
Balloon "Le Newton"  Search this
Topic:
Floyd S. Leach Collection  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
0.260305.10.19.2
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm87d5f038b-5a79-4cd6-9a09-9111fce4fe8d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.260305.10.19.2
Online Media:

Envelope from Paris office at Rue d' Antin

Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Other: 7.3 x 11.4cm (2 7/8 x 4 1/2in.)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
FRANCE (republic)
Date:
November 29, 1870
Carrier:
Balloon "Jules Favre No. 2"  Search this
Topic:
Floyd S. Leach Collection  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
0.260305.10.2.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8ab6331cc-d813-4c4f-9712-d628c3bb4f97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.260305.10.2.1
Online Media:

James Means Collection

Topic:
Aeronautical Annuals (annual)
Creator:
Means, James, 1853-1920  Search this
Names:
Aerial Experiment Association  Search this
Aero Club of America  Search this
Aero Club of Washington  Search this
Aeronautic Society of New York  Search this
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Lilienthal, Otto  Search this
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924  Search this
Maxim, Hiram S., 1840-1916  Search this
Means, James, 1853-1920  Search this
Zahm, Albert Francis, 1862-  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Cubic feet ((4 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Publications
Photographs
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1892-1913
bulk 1895-1897
Summary:
James Means (1855-1920) was an American industrialist who sacrificed his business to devote himself to the promotion of aviation. The collection consists of correspondence, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of correspondence and scrapbooks. The correspondence is arranged into 15 sub-series: Aerial Experiment Association, Aero Club of America, Aero Club of Washington, Aeronautic Society of New York, Aeronautical Annuals, Octave Chanute and his daughters, Glenn Curtiss, House Resolution #7653, Ernest Jones, Otto Lilienthal, Henry Cabot Lodge, Hiram Maxim, Technical Matters, U.S. Signal Corps, and Albert Zahm. Of the three scrapbooks, one is a photograph album containing early glider photos and travel postcards. The second contains photos and news clippings regarding aviation in the 1890's, especially the work of Langley and Maxim with kites, balloons, and aerial bicycles. Clippings are in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch. The third scrapbook is labeled 'James Means 1892' and consists of photos, letters, manuscripts, clippings in English and German, copies of legislation, and book excerpts.

Note: The digital images shown for this collection were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product which did not reproduce all materials found in this collection; some items have not been scanned.
Arrangement:
The James Means Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
James Means (1855-1920) was an American industrialist who sacrificed his business to devote himself to the promotion of aviation. Determined to disseminate information on flying, he collected and edited the most significant works of Otto Lilienthal, Octave Chanute, Samuel Langley and others, producing the 'Aeronautical Annuals' which appeared in 3 volumes in 1895, 1896 and 1897. Dr. Means studied bird-flight, kites and gliders, and designed model gliders in the early 1890s. He was awarded patents for his aircraft smoke signal device (1909), his aircraft launcher (1909), and his simplified control column for airplanes (1909-1911).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
James H. Means, gift, unknown, XXXX-0394, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Kites  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Publications
Photographs
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Citation:
James Means Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0394, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0394
See more items in:
James Means Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0394
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Simmonds Aerocessories, Inc.]

Company Name:
Simmonds Aerocessories, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Simmonds Products, Inc. ; Mfg. Div. (Vergennes, VT) ; Simmonds Aerocessories of Canada, Ltd. (Montreal) ; Simmonds Aerocessories Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
aeronautical accessories
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
18 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Tarrytown, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_19571
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_19571

[Trade catalogs from Sperry Corp.]

Company Name:
Sperry Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Sperry Gyroscope Co. Div. (Great Neck, NY) ; New Holland Machine Div. (New Holland, PA) ; Hertzler & Zook Co. Div. (Belleville, PA) ; E. G. Staude Div. (St. Paul, MN) ; Vickers, Inc. (Detroit, MI) ; Selenium Corp. of America (Los Angeles, CA) ; New Holland Machine Co. (New Holland, PA) ; Ford Instrument Co., Inc. (Long Island City, NY) ; Wheeler Insulated Wire Co., Inc. (Bridgeport, CT) ; Benwood-Linze Co. (St. Louis, MO) ; Sperry Gyroscope Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Wright's Automatic Machinery Co. (Durham, NC) ; Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc. (NY) ; Sperry Gyroscope Co. of Canada, Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) ; Sperry Vickers (Troy, MI)  Search this
Notes content:
Selenium rectifiers & Emby photo-electric cells (Selenium Corp. of America) ; aeronautical & marine navigation (Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc.) ; machine tool controls (Sperry Gyroscope Co. of Canada, Ltd.) ; industrial hydraulics (Sperry Vickers) ; machinery, equipment, instruments and controls for Armed Forces, agriculture, and industry ; "Sperryscope" magazines
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
122 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21630
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21630

[Trade catalogs from Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd.]

Company Name:
Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Stanelco Products (Middlesex, United Kingdom) ; Standard Telephones & Cables (Australasia), Ltd. (Sydney, Melbourne, & Wellington)  Search this
Notes content:
Stanelco portable electric tools, sanders, grinders and toggle presses ; Standard Radio aviation communication equipment and speech input equipment ; "Standard" fire alarm system ; signal post telephone and "P" sign control system ; private automatic telephone systems ; condenser cones ; Standard-Sunbury cathode ray engine indicator ; public address equipment ; supervisory remote control systems ; broadcast and television transmitters ; electrical components handbooks
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
30 pieces; 11 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
London, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Radio supplies industry  Search this
Safes  Search this
Security systems  Search this
Television -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Television supplies industry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_22197
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_22197

[Trade catalogs from Sunbeam Motor Car Co., Ltd.]

Variant company name:
London, United Kingdom ; Manchester, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Sunbeam Motor Car Co., Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Sunbeam Commercial Vehicles Ltd. ; Sunbeam Motors Ltd. ; Rootes Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Sunbeam-Coatalen aircraft motors ; Sunbeam trolley buses ; Sunbeam electric vehicles ; Sunbeam automobiles
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_23946
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_23946

[Trade catalogs from Thompson Bros. (Bilston) Ltd.]

Variant company name:
London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Thompson Bros. (Bilston) Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Bradley Eng. Works  Search this
Notes content:
aircraft refueling equipment ; tank equipment for liquid transport ; petrol pumps
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
23 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Bilston, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25227
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25227

[Trade catalogs from Thorp-Hambrock Co. Ltd.]

Company Name:
Thorp-Hambrock Co. Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Cellon Ltd. (Kingston-On-Thames, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
"Cellon" aircraft finishes
Includes:
Trade catalog and samples
Types of samples:
aeroplane finishes color chart
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Montreal, Canada
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Adhesives  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25319
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25319

[Trade catalogs from TripleX Safety Glass Co., Ltd.]

Variant company name:
Willesden, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
TripleX Safety Glass Co., Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
TripleX (Northern) Ltd. (Lancashire, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
safety goggles ; automobile and airplane safety glass
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
London, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Glass  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25909
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25909

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