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Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records

Creator:
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.  Search this
Names:
Atlantic City Railroad  Search this
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad  Search this
Reading Belt Railroad  Search this
Bines, William H.  Search this
Boggs, George B.  Search this
Buckholz, Charles W.  Search this
Byers, Charles E.  Search this
Chamberlain, E.C.  Search this
Davis, N.M.  Search this
Gowen, Franklin B.  Search this
Jamison, Robert  Search this
Keim, George DeB  Search this
Lorenz, William  Search this
Manning, Charles P.  Search this
Nichols, Henry K.  Search this
Rice, George  Search this
Richardson, F.E.  Search this
Royers, John H.  Search this
Steele, J. Dutton  Search this
Thompson, J.W.  Search this
Whitney, E.S.  Search this
Wilson, H.T.  Search this
Wootten, John E.  Search this
Yarington, T.O.  Search this
Zacharias, H.C.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (78 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Right of way deeds
Reports
Letterpress copybooks
Mechanical drawings
Estimates
Financial statements
Circular letters
Bills
Accident reports
Correspondence
Place:
Lackawanna County (Pa.)
Luzerne County (Pa.)
Cressona (Pa.)
Harrisburg (Pa.)
Norristown (Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
New Jersey
Sumerton (Pa.)
Cheltenham (Pa.)
Sunbury (Pa.)
Reading (Pa.)
Trenton (N.J.)
Schuylkill County (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Date:
1860-1936
Summary:
Collection of engineering reports and correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was most used for the transportation of anthracite coal within Pennsylvania from 1833 through the early 1970s.
Scope and Contents:
Primarily outgoing correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company, the remainder being engineering reports and other miscellaneous papers.

Series 1: Letterpress Copybooks consists of 219 volumes from various engineers, each with own index (1865-1892): were generated by Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer, various resident engineers, other lower-level engineers, and the Chief Road-Master. Bulk of copybooks created by William H. Bines and Henry K. Nichols during long careers with the Philadelphia & Reading. Other volumes contain letters and reports by Charles W. Buckholz, Charles E. Byers, William Lorenz, and others. Correspondence covers all aspects of the engineering operations of the railroad, much of it at highest levels, being addressed to the Presidents of the Reading. Also includes one letterbook from John E. Wooten (1865), Superintendent.

Series 2: Reports of Chief Engineer to Auditor, 1908-1910; structural design calculation notebooks, 1901-1935; right of way deeds, 1903; and tracings of assorted machine parts.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Letterpress Copybooks, 1866-1870

Series 2: Chief Engineer Standard Plans, 1904-1942 Series 3: Construction Reports, 1901-1913

Series 4: Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) Valuation of Railroads, 1913-1922

Series 5: Reports and Miscellaneous Papers, 1860-1936
Biographical / Historical:
This railroad was chartered in 1833 to provide low-cost transportation from the Schuylkill and Mahanoy anthracite coal fields in eastern Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Main line from Philadelphia to Pottsville opened 1842. Reading expanded by acquiring other railroads, and by 1869 had monopoly of coal traffic from Schuylkill anthracite region.

Expansion accelerated when Franklin B. Gowen became president (1869) and attempted to dominate entire anthracite trade. Purchased Schuylkill Canal (1870) to eliminate competition for coal trade; then organized the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company in 1871 to purchase and operate coal mines; secured over 40 percent of U.S. anthracite reserves, but debt incurred led railroad to bankruptcy and receivership (1880). Gowen's reckless style drove the Reading into second receivership (1886), and he was forced to resign.

Gowen's Successor, Archibald A. McLeod, tried to increase company control over anthracite trade (1892-1893), then control of several New England railroads. The Reading went bankrupt again and McLeod was ousted. In a reorganization (1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad and the Coal & Iron Company became properties of the Reading Company, a holding company. Later additions to system were infrequent and largely confined to short branches and improvements inalignment. Due to anti-trust proceedings, company divested mining subsidiary (1923) and merged wholly owned railroad companies into an operating company. Acquired Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad 1963, went bankrupt in early 1970s, and conveyed portions of its lines to Conrail (1976). The reorganized Reading Company retains real estate and other non-rail holdings.
Related Materials:
Hagley Museum & Library, Manuscripts & Archives Department, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Reading Company, Philadelphia, Pa., 1960s.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroad accidents  Search this
Railroad engineering  Search this
Railroads -- New Jersey  Search this
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Coal -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Railroad companies -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Railroad engineers  Search this
Coal -- Transportation  Search this
Anthracite coal industry  Search this
Railroads -- Surveying  Search this
Railroad tracks  Search this
Railroads -- Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads -- Signalling  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Right of way deeds
Reports
Letterpress copybooks
Mechanical drawings
Estimates
Financial statements
Circular letters
Bills
Accident reports
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0208
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Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e44f13bf-04bf-4b9e-a922-1f180aa7a596
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0208

We Must Prevent This Help Save Anthracite Coal ... Our Transports Burn It Instead of Soft Coal to Prevent Discovery by Submarine. United States Fuel Administration.

Sponsor:
United States Fuel Administration  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/4 size; Multi-color, 40.5 x 38 cm)
Container:
Box 17, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Sinking U.S. passenger ship with a surfaced German sub in foreground
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 6108
General:
Issued by: Federal Fuel Administration

Artist(s): Anon
Printing Info:
Printer: Ketterlinus, Philadelphia
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 6108, 6769
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Conservation/Food production  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Energy conservation  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 2: World War One / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8637de541-3a3d-4f7d-9f1e-ae76bc534507
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref9214

We Must Prevent This Help Save Anthracite Coal ... Our Transports Burn It Instead of Soft Coal to Prevent Discovery by Submarine. United States Fuel Administration.

Sponsor:
United States Fuel Administration. (Philadelphia.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (1/2 size; Multi-color, 76 x 51 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 538
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Sinking U.S. passenger ship with people in the water and a surfaced U-boat looking on
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 6769
General:
Issued by: Federal Fuel Administration

Artist(s): Anon
Locale:
Philadelphia
Printing Info:
Printer: Ketterlinus, Philadelphia
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 6108, 6769

Condition differs: No
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Conservation/Food production  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Energy conservation  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 2: World War One / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d960ee9a-8530-419a-aa10-f4c6465f97c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref9215

Katherine Anthracite coal

Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Container:
Box 30 (Series 2), Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records / Series 2: Proof Sheets
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88fba0992-1fa7-45dd-879d-85b283f36f53
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0059-ref5475

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 36

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1923 April 13-1923 November 14
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.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep857689eb7-e6e7-4fa3-9c8a-f61c37d428f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref325
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 54

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 21, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1933 December 25-1934 December 31
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.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep829a38948-e9d4-4e4a-87d8-aab62a499967
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref343
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Metamorphic Rock Anthracite Coal

Discipline:
Mineral Sciences  Search this
Region:
US Mid Atlantic (PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, VA, WV)  Search this
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Lattimer Mines, North America, United States, Pennsylvania, Luzerne County
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Scientific Name:
Metamorphic Rock Anthracite Coal
USNM Number:
EO400153-DSP
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33db86f0d-2d9d-4a4a-add5-4682b8ddc889
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10849671
Online Media:

Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners

Creator:
Korson, George Gershon, 1899-1967  Search this
Performer:
Keating, William E.  Search this
Quinn, John J.  Search this
Byrne, Jerry  Search this
Muldowney, James  Search this
Walsh, Daniel  Search this
Rada, Andrew  Search this
Morgan, Albert  Search this
Jones, Morgan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Pennsylvania
United States
Pottsville (Pa.)
Wilkes-Barre (Pa.)
Buck Run (Pa.)
Tamaqua (Pa.)
Centralia (Pa.)
Shenandoah (Pa.)
Track Information:
101 Down, Down, Down / William E. Keating.

102 The Avandale Mine Disaster / John J. Quinn.

103 Me Johnny Mitchell Man / Jerry Byrne.

104 Boys on the Hill / James Muldowney.

105 On Johnny Mitchell's Train / Jerry Byrne.

106 Rolling on the Rye Grass / James Muldowney.

107 The Old Miner's Refrain / Daniel Walsh.

201 John J. Curtis / Andrew Rada.

202 A Celebrated Workman / Daniel Walsh.

203 When the Breaker Starts Up Full Time / Jerry Byrne.

204 Union Man / Albert Morgan.

205 The Miner's Doom / Daniel Walsh.

206 Down in a Coal Mine / Morgan Jones.

207 The Shoofly / Daniel Walsh.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0956

Library of Congress.AAFS L16
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Shenandoah (Pa.), Centralia (Pa.), Tamaqua (Pa.), Buck Run (Pa.), Wilkes-Barre (Pa.), Pottsville (Pa.), United States, Pennsylvania.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Coal  Search this
Anthracite coal  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0956
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk518e618a2-42d8-4b59-9f5e-c2af11e5a47e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5872

[Trade catalogs from Christy Box Car Loader Co.]

Company Name:
Christy Box Car Loader Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"Christy" peerless portable box car loaders for loading all grades of bituminous or anthracite coal or other material into box or stock cars.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10923
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10923

[Trade catalogs from Hendrick Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Hendrick Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
California Perforating Screen Co. (div.) ; Process Equipment Div. ; see also Hendrick Screen Co. (Owensboro, KY) and Mitchell-Tappen Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Perforated plates for vibrating and shaking screens ; flanged lip screens for screening and de-watering bituminous and anthracite coal ; perforated metal grilles ; fabricated metals ; rubber clad and all rubber perforated screens ; interlocked steel floor grating ; gratings for sidewalks and driveways ; mixing equipment (for gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, solid- liquid, and solid-solid mixing) ; elevator buckets ; light and heavy steel plate construction.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
27 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20760
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20760

[Trade catalogs from S. B. Stine]

Company Name:
S. B. Stine  Search this
Notes content:
cars for bituminous coal, anthracite coal, fire clay, all kinds of ore and industrial railways ; mining machinery
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway 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_23176
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_23176

[Trade catalogs from Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co.]

Company Name:
Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Annual reports ; financial reports ; "The Wonders of Anthracite" history and processing of Anthracite coal, Old Company's Lehigh Anthracite ; "The Mining Congress Journal" July 1930 , profiling Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. ; "A Report of Performance of Johns-Manville Friction Blocks For an Excavator as used by Lehigh Navigation Coal Co." ; "Old Company's Lehigh Premium Anthracite Sales and Service Manual" .
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
131 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26338
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26338

[Trade catalogs from Weston Dodson & Co., Inc.]

Company Name:
Weston Dodson & Co., Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Automatic anthracite heat regulator, recording thermometer, and anthracite coal. Temperature charts...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28060
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28060

[Trade catalogs from Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co.]

Variant company name:
Incorporated 1871  Search this
Company Name:
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co.  Search this
Related companies:
a subsidiary of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Co. ; later called The Reading Cos. and Philadelphia & Reading Corp. ; Reading Anthracite Co. ; http://www.readingrailroad.org/reading/rdg_indus_coal.html ; http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/d8282.htm ; http://www.readinganthracite.com/ ; http://www.readinganthracite.com/anthracite_story2.html  Search this
Notes content:
UNIQUE. A December 1895 document entitled "Plan and Agreement for the Reorganization of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co. and Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Co." to form the Reading Cos. Trade lit promoting the benefits (relatively clean and long burning) of anthracite coal, circa 1930s. The most stratightforward pitch (toward homeowners) is entitled "The Book of Better Heating" and explains how to choose the best coal sizes for your furnace. The more whimsical version, from 1932 is entitled "The Pennsylvania Layer Cake filled with Buried Sunshine" and explains how nature baked the cake to keep you warm and comfortable with the heat and sunlight of millions of bygone years. This brilliantly illustrated book begins in the age of dinosaurs, moves through Ancient Greece, Marco Polo's first views of the coal fields of China, and the discovery of anthracite coal in eastern Pennsylvania in 1776. It then talks about how anthracite's true worth as a hard coal was realized in 1792, then goes on to explain how coal is mined, prepared for market, graded, loaded and shipped.
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31785
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31785

[Trade catalogs from Northern Illinois Coal Trade Assoc.]

Company Name:
Northern Illinois Coal Trade Assoc.  Search this
Notes content:
information on the production of bituminous and anthracite coal from 1800-1947
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33513
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33513

[Trade catalogs from Pyramid Iron Products Corp.]

Company Name:
Pyramid Iron Products Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
grates for burning anthracite coal
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34044
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34044

[Trade catalogs from Tremont Coal Co.]

Variant company name:
Tremont Township, Schuylkill County, PA  Search this
Company Name:
Tremont Coal Co.  Search this
Notes content:
anthracite coal ; coal mining ; "Tremont Coal Company: Its Property, Resources, and Prospects" (1866)
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Frailey Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_43018
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_43018

Mining Journal

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
leather (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 3/4 in x 8 in x 1 5/16 in; 24.765 cm x 20.32 cm x 3.33375 cm
Object Name:
journal
mining journal
Date made:
1897
ID Number:
2016.0140.01
Catalog number:
2016.0140.01
Accession number:
2016.0140
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9354-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1807146
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anthracite coal

Measurements:
overall - box: 3 3/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 8.5725 cm x 23.8125 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
Anthracite Coal
ID Number:
AG.MHI-MT-0729
Accession number:
57907
Catalog number:
MHI-MT-0729
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-dfe8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_871128

anthracite coal, briquettes

Measurements:
overall: 2 1/8 in x 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Anthracite Coal, Briquettes
ID Number:
AG.MHI-MT-0737
Accession number:
57907
Catalog number:
MHI-MT-0737
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-dfe9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_871129

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