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Lima Locomotive Works, Inc., Service Department Records

Creator:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation  Search this
Lima Railroad, Inc.  Search this
Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Card files
Place:
Ohio
Lima (Ohio)
Date:
1919-1949
Summary:
The Service Department Records document the activity of the service and sales department of Lima Locomotive Works. Lima Locomotive Works manufactured Shay Locomotives in Lima, Ohio, from 1879 to 1980 when production ended. This collection contains cards describing the purchasing and selling of Shay Locomotives, maintenance of the locomotives, and sales calls made by the company.
Scope and Contents:
The Lima Locomotive Works, Inc., Service Department Records document the activity of the service and sales department of Lima Locomotive Works. The records consist of 5" x 7" cards.
The Lima Locomotive Works, Inc., Service Department Records document the activity of the service and sales department of Lima Locomotive Works. The records consist of 5" x 7" cards.
Arrangement:
The collection is one series with sixteen subseries.

Series 1, Service Department Records, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.1, Locomotive Number, undated

Subseries 1.2, Town Cards, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.3, Shay Locomotives in the United States, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.4, Shay Locomotives in Canada, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.5, Shay Locomotives in Foreign Countries, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.6, Direct Locomotives in the United States, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.7, United States Dead Files, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.8, Foreign Dead Files, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.9, Locomotive by United States Location, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.10, Locomotive by Canadian Location, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.11, Locomotive by Foreign Location, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.12, Inactive Shay Locomotive Owners, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.13, Visit Records, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.14, Dead Shay Ownership Cards, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.15, Road Repairs in the United States, 1919-1949

Subseries 1.16, Road Repairs in Canada, 1919-1949
Biographical / Historical:
Founded in 1879, Lima Locomotive Works manufactured locomotives in Lima, Ohio. James Alley contracted the Lima Locomotive Works (then Lima Machine Works) to build the locomotive designed by Ephraim Shay. A few years later, the first Shay Geared Steam Locomotive was off the production line and on the rails. The Shay Geared Steam Locomotive became an especially popular mode of transporting lumber not only in the United States, but world wide. What made it different was the unusual cylinder arrangement. Two vertical cylinders drove a crankshaft, which in turn drove a pair of geared trucks through a system of universal joints and sliding shafts. By the 1940s, companies were seeking out a faster mode of rail transportation, and the Lima Locomotive Works ceased production of the Shay Geared Steam Locomotive and began its Diesel Locomotive line.

In 1947, General Machinery Corporation and Lima merged to form the Lima-Hamilton Corporation. By this time, the corporation focused solely on the Diesel Locomotives, but still faltered. The Lima-Hamilton Corporation merged with Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1950 to form Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton (BLH). Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton discontinued the production of the Lima-Hamilton's Diesel Locomotive, and only produced Baldwin's Diesel. Unable to keep up with its competitors, BLH stopped all locomotive production in 1956, and in 1980, BLH finally closed its operations.
Provenance:
Unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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 companies  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 20th century
Card files
Citation:
Lima Locomotive Works, Inc., Service Department Records, 1919-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1180
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Lima Locomotive Works, Inc., Service Department Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1180

General Machinery Corporation Records

Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
General Machinery Corporation  Search this
Niles-Bement-Pond Co.  Search this
Donor:
Bement Company  Search this
Niles Tool Works  Search this
Long and Allstatter Company  Search this
Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company  Search this
Ohio Historical Society  Search this
Bement Company  Search this
Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company  Search this
Long and Allstatter Company  Search this
Niles Tool Works  Search this
Ohio Historical Society  Search this
Extent:
24 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Hamilton (Ohio)
Ohio -- Manufacturing
Date:
ca. 1899-1969.
Scope and Contents:
Over 2,000 photographic negatives of machinery produced by General Machinery Corporation and its predecessors; also three cubic feet of prints from the negatives.
Arrangement:
Divided into five series: Series 1, Long and Allstatter Negatives; Series 2, Niles Bement Pond Negatives; Series 3, Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company Negatives; Series 4, Bement Company Negatives; Series 5, Niles Tool Works Negatives; Series 6, Photoprints from Negatives in General Machinery Corporation Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
The General Machinery Corporation of Hamilton, Ohio was formed in 1928 by the merger of Niles Bement Pond Co. and Hooven Owens Rentschler Co. Other companies that became part of General Machinery were Putnam Machine Co. and Long and Allstatter. The General Machinery Co. became subsumed by the Baldwin Lima Hamilton Co. during th e1950s..
Provenance:
The negatives were donated to the Division of Work and Industry, in several gifts in 1991 and 1992, by the Ohio Historical Society.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. 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:
Manufacturing  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Machine-tool industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Citation:
General Machinery Corporation Records, ca. 1899-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1115
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1115

[Trade catalogs on construction, machine shop and industrial equipment: cranes, boring and drilling machines, boring and turning mills, centering machines, chambering machines, cutting-off machines, cotters and keyseat millers, cutters and cutting machines, die sinking machines, grinding machines, grab-bucket trolleys, gear hobbing machines, gears and pinions, hydraulic presses, steam hammers, bending machines, presses, lathes, lathe tools, planers and planing machines, milling and fluting machines, taps and dies, profiling machines, punching and shearing machines, shapers, quarterly machines, rifling machines, files, engraving machines, screw machines, rolls, riveters and riveting machines, sawing machines, shaving machines, slotters, pavers, log loaders, compactors, can making machinery, and standard measuring devices and machines, transfer locomotive and road switches]

Author:
Armour and Company  Search this
Niles-Bement-Pond Co  Search this
Deutsche Niles Werke AG  Search this
Niles Tool Works Co  Search this
Hill-Clarke Machinery Co  Search this
S & S Machinery Co  Search this
Aaron Machinery Co. of Calif  Search this
General Machinery Corporation  Search this
Morey Machinery Co  Search this
Ingersoll Milling Machine Co  Search this
Eveready Machinery Company  Search this
Coast Equipment Company  Search this
Ridgway Machine Company  Search this
Hamilton Press & Machinery Co  Search this
Globe Machinery Company  Search this
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation  Search this
Lima-Hamilton Corporation  Search this
Simmons Machine Tool Corporation  Search this
Pratt & Whitney Company  Search this
Keller Mechanical Engineering Corp  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<735> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1891
1891-
Topic:
Construction equipment  Search this
Machine shops--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Files and rasps  Search this
Engraving machines  Search this
Tools  Search this
Call number:
48174
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_472705

General Machinery Corporation, Hamilton, Ohio, 1845-1945

Author:
General Machinery Corporation  Search this
Waldon, Sidney Dunn 1873-1945  Search this
Barr, Lockwood 1883-  Search this
Subject:
General Machinery Corporation  Search this
General Machinery Corporation (Hamilton, Ohio) History  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
Topic:
Machinery industry--History  Search this
Call number:
HD9705.U64 G32 1945
HD9705.U64G32 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_391905

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