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[Trade catalogs from Crane Co.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Crane Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Crane Export Corp. ; Crane, Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Corwith family of lavatories, baths, sinks, dressing tables ; water systems, heaters, softeners
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Topic:
Household appliances  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10162
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10162

Lombard Governor Company Records

Creator:
Lombard Governor Company.  Search this
American Lincoln Corporation  Search this
Donor:
Sorensen, William  Search this
Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
6.75 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Patents
Price lists
Reports
Bulletins
Glass negatives
Blueprints
Catalogs
Date:
1898-1970s.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of records documenting the Lombard Governor Company: photographs (including glass plate negatives), blueprints, printed material, price lists, reports, catalogs and trade literature, bulletins, and a notebook of patents.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Printed Materials

Series 2: Glass Plate Negatives

Series 3: Blueprints
Biographical / Historical:
In 1894, Nathaniel Lombard developed the first practical water wheel governor in Roxbury, Mass. Lombard's design incorporated hydraulics and a unique anti-racing device to move the gates of the largest turbines multiple times faster than any existing device. In 1904, the company moved to Ashland, Massachusetts. During the first World War, Lombard Governor produced hydraulic lathes for the manufacture of artillery shells, and special valves for the US government's Muscle Shoals nitrogen plant. At the conclusion of the war, Lombard expanded into the areas of chain saws and plastic molding injection machines. In 1962, the company changed its name to Lombard Industries. In 1964, Lombard Industries was acquired by American Lincoln Corporation and the operation was moved to Toledo, Ohio.
Provenance:
Acquired in 1962 by the National Museum of American History's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, (Now the National Museum of American History) from donor William Sorensen.
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:
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Patents
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century
Price lists
Reports
Bulletins
Glass negatives
Blueprints
Catalogs
Citation:
Lombard Governor Company Records, 1898-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1091
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Lombard Governor Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1091

Horatio Allen Papers

Creator:
Allen, Horatio, 1802-1889  Search this
Names:
New York (N.Y.). Croton Aqueduct Board  Search this
New York Bridge Company  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Legal documents
Patents
Specifications
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1840-1872
Summary:
The collection documents civil engineer Horatio Allen's work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York, and with the New York Bridge Company.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of civil engineer Horatio Allen's professional papers, documenting his work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York and with the New York Bridge Company. The collection does not contain materials related to his presidency of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Included are correspondence, technical writings, patents, specifications, and legal documents. The technical papers in this collection are primarily focused on hydrants, steam engines, and cut-off valves for steam engines.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as a single series.
Biographical / Historical:
Horatio Allen (May 10 1802 – December 31 1889) was an engineer in the early days of the American railroad industry. He also served as the Commissioner of the Croton Aqueduct Board and was involved in the New York Bridge Company, which built the Brooklyn Bridge.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina

Horatio Allen papers, 1830-1834
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:
Fire hydrants  Search this
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Valves  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Legal documents -- 19th century
Patents -- 19th century
Specifications -- 19th century
Citation:
Horatio Allen Papers, 1840-1872, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1447
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Horatio Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1447

S. Morgan Smith Company Records

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Allis-Chalmers  Search this
S. Morgan Smith Company  Search this
Names:
Atlanta Water and Electric Power Company  Search this
Extent:
23 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Advertisements
Trade literature
Catalogs
Place:
Atlanta (Ga.)
York (Pa.)
Date:
1890-1914.
Scope and Contents:
Archival materials, including photographs, advertising art, catalogs and other trade literature, documenting the equipment, facilities, personnel and products of the S. Morgan Smith Company, engineers and contractors. The subjects of the photographs include engines, fire pumps, generators, paper machinery, turbines, the construction of a dam and hydroelectric station by the Atlanta Water and Electric Power Company, and the Mathis Dam near Atlanta.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Engineering company in York, Pennsylvania, it later became Allis-Chalmers.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1968 by the Allis-Chalmers Company.
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:
Power plants  Search this
Dams  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fire pumps  Search this
Hydroelectric power plants  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Generators and generating stations  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1920
Advertisements
Trade literature
Catalogs
Citation:
S. Morgan Smith Company Records, 1890-1914, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1099
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1099

Pelton Water Wheel Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Pelton Water Wheel Company  Search this
Brayton, A.P.  Search this
Names:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Co.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cyanotypes
Correspondence
Photographs
Reports
Blueprints
Advertisements
Catalogs
Business records
Glass negatives
Date:
1880-1975
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, California. Materials include correspondence; business records; photographs, including cyanotypes; negatives, images of turbines; advertisements; journals; blueprints; articles; and trade literature, including catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Background Materials, undated

Series 2: Glass Negatives, 1906-1908

Series 3: Correspondence, 1880-1975

Series 4: Trade Literature, 1956

Series 5: Photographs, 1880-1939

Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Lester A. Pelton invented a new type of water wheel, which he patented in 1880. A.P. Brayton bought his business, but the name Pelton became a generic term for this type of wheel. The successor firm was Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton.
Provenance:
This collection' specific provenance is unknown, but it may have been donated to the Museum's Division of Work and Industry (formerly the Division of Engineering and Industry) by a successor firm of Pelton. The Division transferred the collection to the Archives Center in 2007.
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:
Turbines  Search this
Pumps  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cyanotypes
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Reports
Blueprints
Advertisements
Catalogs
Business records
Glass negatives
Citation:
Pelton Water Wheel Collection, 1891-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1093
See more items in:
Pelton Water Wheel Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1093

Cuyler W. Brooks Papers

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Brooks, Cuyler W.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Technical literature
Project files
Reports
Specifications
Articles
Contracts
Correspondence
Date:
1934-1962
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents the engineering career of Cuyler W. Brooks, who worked on projects including dams, mills, and water and power plants, many of them overseas and particularly in South America. The papers include project files, proposals, drawings, specifications, contracts, correspondence, and articles.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Electrical engineer, who worked for several corporations, including General Electric, Westinghouse, and the Army Corps of Engineers. He died in 1990.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Cuyler W. Brooks, 1991.
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:
Dams  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Mills  Search this
Power plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Technical literature
Project files
Reports
Specifications
Articles
Contracts
Correspondence
Citation:
Cuyler W. Brooks Papers, 1934-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1059
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1059

Rudolph Hering Collection

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Hering, Rudolph, 1847-1923  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1863-1919.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains pamphlets and papers, collected by Hering, on waste disposal, m
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rudolf Hering was a consulting hydraulic and sanitary engineer working in Philadelphia, 1869-1886, and New York.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Samuel A. Greely of Greely and Hansen, 1967.
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:
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Citation:
Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0989
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0989

Peter J. Bier Papers

Creator:
Bier, Peter J.  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
Bureau of Reclamation.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Correspondence
Monographs
Blueprints
Technical manuals
Memorandums
Place:
Denver (Colo.)
Date:
1915-1970
bulk 1934-1959
Summary:
Peter J. Bier, born in Hungary, immigrated to the United States in 1904. Bier worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior from 1923-1954, and continued to work as a consultant in the field after retirement. The collection includes materials related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, including project materials, drawings, designs, and inspection reports and data, along with materials documenting his time as an engineering consultant.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Bier's work with the Bureau of Reclamation on dams and power stations in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest regions of the United States and his contract work in the United States and Mexico. It includes project files, reports, correspondence, notes, blueprints, and technical drawings.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Biographical, 1918-1965

Series 2: Articles, Manuals, and Research Materials, 1923-1970

Series 3: Bureau of Reclamation, 1915-1970

Subseries 3.1: Projects, 1934-1958

Subseries 3.2: Inspections and Testing, 1915-1954

Subseries 3.3: Technical Drawings and Designs, 1923-1970

Subseries 3.4: Employee Related Documents, 1950-1954

Series 4: Contract Work, 1954-1967
Biographical / Historical:
Peter J. Bier was born on April 22, 1884 in Ujnely, Hungary. He completed his college education at the State Technical School at Timisoara, Hungary. In 1904, Bier moved to the United States and in 1906 he started a job at Babcock and Wilcox Boiler Company. He worked for a series of companies as a draftsman and designer, and in 1923 he began working as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior in Denver, Colorado. Bier specialized in steel pipes and penstocks, which are pipes that deliver water to hydraulic turbines, for various dams.

Over the course of Bier's career, he was involved with project planning for irrigation and power developments, hydraulic structures and equipment, and inspections of equipment. He later supervised the design, specifications, and inspections for penstocks and related equipment. Bier wrote inspection manuals, monographs, and articles related to penstock and pipe design. Upon his retirement from the Bureaus of Reclamation in 1954, he remained active in the field and traveled as an engineering consultant.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
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:
Hydraulic engineering -- 1920-1960  Search this
Power stations -- Colorado  Search this
Dams -- Colorado  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Dams -- Mexico  Search this
Pipelines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Correspondence -- 20th century
Monographs
Blueprints
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Memorandums -- 20th century
Citation:
Peter J. Bier Papers, 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0973
See more items in:
Peter J. Bier Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0973

The Foundation Company Records

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Foundation Company (The).  Search this
Names:
Chase Manhattan Bank  Search this
Ohio Edison Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Blueprints
Sketches
Reports
Contracts
Drawings
Date:
1887-1969
Scope and Contents note:
These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also photographs, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings concerning projects for office building and power plant foundations, docks, dry docks, and piers, and work for the Ohio Edison Company, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Boston Common Underground Garage.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Photographs

Series 2: Drawings
Biographical/Historical note:
The Foundation Company was a New York subaqueous concrete construction firm founded in 1902. It was created to pool the knowledge of engineers who specialized in the construction of bridge piers and building foundations. The compnay was a leader in the development of the pneumatic caisson method for the construction of foundations. This method made possible the skyscrapers of New York City. Additonally, the company also worked on power houses/stations, shipyards, and docks.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1966.
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:
Pumping machinery  Search this
Mine shafts  Search this
Lifting-jacks  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Air locks (Chambers)  Search this
Subways  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroad bridges  Search this
Concrete construction  Search this
Dams  Search this
Derricks  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Caissons  Search this
Canals  Search this
Concrete  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Underwater tunnels  Search this
Waterways  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Blueprints
Sketches
Reports
Contracts
Drawings
Citation:
The Foundation Company Records, circa 1887-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0974
See more items in:
The Foundation Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0974
Online Media:

Division of Work and Industry Lantern Slide Collection

Creator:
Dodge Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence.  Search this
Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1886-1931.
Scope and Contents note:
Lantern slides relating to various engineering and mining subjects.
Arrangement:
Divided into 20 series: Hydraulic Engineering; Canals; Dodge Manufacturing Company; Materials Handling; Steam Boilers; Bridges (Metal Arch, etc.); Bridges (All Cantilever); Steam Turbines; Bridges (Suspension); Power; Architecture and Structures; Railroad Mileage Maps; Bridges (Concrete Arch and Beam); Bridges (Metal Truss); Tunneling; Machine Tools; Sheave and Bearing Manufacturing; Panama Canal; Movable Bridges. The series are further subdivided into more specific categories.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Power  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Materials handling  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Canals  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Bearings (Machinery)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Steam-boilers  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Lantern slides -- 19th century
Photographs -- Lantern slides -- 1900-1950
Lantern slides
Citation:
Division of Work and Industry Lantern Slide Collection, 1886-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1013
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1013

Worthington Corporation Records

Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Holly Manufacturing Company  Search this
Worthington Corporation  Search this
Names:
Henry R. Worthington Pump Works  Search this
International Steam Pump Company  Search this
Jeanesville Iron Works  Search this
Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation  Search this
Grace, John F.  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (54 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Financial records
Trade catalogs
Reports
Sketchbooks
Advertisements
Patents
Photographs
Newsletters
Minute books
Legal documents
Correspondence
Place:
England
London
Hazelton (Penn.)
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Holyoke (Mass.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Date:
1840-1982
Summary:
This collection documents the products and business activities of the Worthington Corporation, its predecessors and its subsidiaries. The records focus on the products that the Worthington Corporation produced, including steam pumps, hydraulic pumps and gas engines.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the products and business activities of the Worthington Corporation, its predecessors and its subsidiaries. It consists of annual and monthly reports, correspondence, legal filings, trade literature, photographs, airbrushed photographs and product illustrations, financial reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, company histories and research notes, patents, blueprints, engineering sketchbooks, lecture notes, publications, and promotional materials for several World's Fairs where Worthington products were exhibited.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Historical and Reference Materials, 1847-1965

Series 2: Administrative and Business Records, 1856-1963

Series 3: Publications, 1872-1982

Series 4: Photographs, 1840-1964

Series 5: Sketchbooks and Notebooks, 1882-1964
Biographical / Historical:
Henry R. Worthington (December 17, 1817-December 17, 1880) was an innovator in the world of 19th century steam pumps earning patents for a direct-acting steam pump (US Patent 6274) and a duplex steam pump (US Patent 116,131). Initially, Worthington partnered with William H. Baker to found the Worthington & Baker Works in 1845, with the works based in Brooklyn. Worthington's company began by producing various pumps for naval craft, including pumps installed on the USS Monitor, the first ironclad ship of the US Navy. After Baker's death, Worthington changed the name of his business to the Henry R. Worthington Corporation and expanded into the production of water works pumps for major cities. Worthington pumps gained international acclaim at World's Fairs in the latter half of the 19th century. Fountains at the Centennial Exposition of 1876 and Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the hydraulic pumps for the Eiffel Tower's elevators at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 were all powered by Worthington products.

In 1899, Worthington was purchased and merged into the International Steam Pump Company, along with the Blake and Knowles Steam Pump Company, Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Company, the Snow Steam Works, the Deane Steam Pump Company and several smaller works. After the acquisition of these different works, the International Steam Pump Company's product line expanded to include gas engines and mining machinery.

International Steam Pump reverted to the Worthington name, first as Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation (1916-1952) and then as the Worthington Corporation (1952-1967). It was also during this time when Worthington relocated its main works from Brooklyn to Harrison, New Jersey in 1917. All the while, the company continued to produce hydraulic engines, gas engines and water works pumps. Through various mergers the company also diversified into refrigeration and air conditioning. In 1967, the Worthington Corporation merged with the Studebaker Automobile Manufacturing Company, becoming Studebaker-Worthington.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Pumps (AC0060)

Division of Politial and Military History

The Division of Political and Military History holds photographs of a World War I bond drive at the Deane Works of Holyoke, Massachusetts. See accessions: 1979.0015.01 and 1979.0015.04.

Division of Science and Medicine

The Division of Medicine and Science holds several Watch Dog Water Meters produced by the Worthington-Gamon Meter Company. See accessions PH.325890 and PH.325891.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Trade Literature Collection

The libraries contain trade literature on Worthington and its subsidiaries.
Provenance:
Donated to the Smithsonian in the 1960s by Studebaker Worthington, Inc.
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:
Business -- History  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Diesel engines  Search this
Pumping machinery  Search this
Steam-turbines  Search this
Rock-drills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records -- 20th century
Trade catalogs
Reports
Sketchbooks
Advertisements
Patents
Photographs -- 19th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Minute books
Legal documents
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Worthington Corporation Records, 1840-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0916
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Worthington Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0916
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Nicholas C. Mandragos Papers

Creator:
Mandragos, Nicholas C., (engineer), 1896-  Search this
Mandragos, Frieda  Search this
Source:
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Former owner:
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Instructional materials
Lecture notes
Date:
1927-1959
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists almost entirely of notes Mandragos used as the basis for lectures to his engineering classes. They cover various problem areas: stress analysis of structures, strength of materials, hydraulics and other technical aspects of structural design. There are also a few notes Mandragos made as a student in the 1920s and 1930s. The notes are carefully hand printed with detailed technical drawings, sometimes in photocopy. They are arranged alphabetically by subject, usually with dates.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Nicholas C, Mandragos was born on the Greek island of Symi in 1896, was educated at the Salvago Professional School in Alexandria, Egypt, at New York University and at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering at the latter institution plus 21 points of graduate studies. After being employed as a structural engineer by New York Central RR, 1926 1937, Mandragos was employed in research during World War II at the War and Navy Depts. He also lectured on photoelasticity at George Washington University 1943 1949 and was an associate professor there 1947 1949; later he was a consulting engineer.
Separated Materials:
Instruments and models are housed in the the Division of Work and Industry.
Provenance:
This material was donated to NMAH, together with several instruments and models relating to materials testing, in October 1992 by Mr. Mandragos' widow, Frieda Mandragos.
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:
Hydraulic engineering -- 1920-1960  Search this
Concrete -- 1920-1960  Search this
Strength of materials -- 1920-1960  Search this
Tolerance (Engineering) -- 1920-1960  Search this
Engineers -- 1920-1960  Search this
Engineering -- Study and teaching -- 1920-1960  Search this
Structural engineering -- 1920-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Instructional materials
Lecture notes
Citation:
Nicholas C. Mandragos Papers, 1927-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Frieda Mandragos.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0484
See more items in:
Nicholas C. Mandragos Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0484

Reuss, Martin. "Andrew A. Humphries and the Development of Hydraulic Engineering: Politics and Technology in the Army" -- Buchanan, R.A.Conference Report "Energy in History: The Topicality of the History of Technology -- ICOHTEC Symposium"

Collection Author:
Society for the History of Technology  Search this
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 143 (Subgroup II)
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Series 9, Published Files, 1982-1994, are closed for thirty years from the date of the last correspondence in the individual folder. They may be opened, on a case-by-case basis, through appeal to the SHOT Editorial Committee.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Society for the History of Technology Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Society for the History of Technology Records
Society for the History of Technology Records / Subgroup II: Technology and Culture Records / Series 9: Published Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0400-ref528

Recherches sur les moyens d'exécuter sous l'eau toutes sortes de travaux hydrauliques sans employer aucun épuisement par Coulomb

Author:
Coulomb, C. A (Charles Augustin) 1736-1806 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86822830 http://viaf.org/viaf/9950533  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83827146 http://viaf.org/viaf/149783636  Search this
Physical description:
40 pages, II folded leaves of plates illustrations 21 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Books
Date:
1819
Topic:
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Call number:
TC144 .C85 1819
TC144.C85 1819
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_289495

[Trade catalogs from Shawinigan Water and Power Co.]

Company Name:
Shawinigan Water and Power Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Shawinigan Chemicals Ltd. (Montreal, Canada) ; Shawinigan Products Corp. (New York, NY) ; Shawinigan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
technical papers: "Petrochemicals in Canada" and "Crotonic Acid" ; 1953 annual report
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Montreal, Canada
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
Chemicals  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_18978
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_18978

[Trade catalogs from Worthington Pump and Machinery Co.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY ; Buffalo, NY ; Newark, NJ ; Wellsville, NY ; Holyoke, MA  Search this
Company Name:
Worthington Pump and Machinery Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Blake & Knowles Steam Pump Works (East Cambridge, MA) ; George F. Blake Mfg. Co. ; Carbondale Machine Co. (Carbondale, PA) ; Deane Steam Pump Co. ; Electric Machinery Mfg. Co. (Minneapolis, MN) ; Holly Mfg. Co. ; Holthoff Machinery Co. ; International Gas Engine Co. (Cudahy, WI) ; International Steam Pump Co. ; Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Co. ; Loomis-Pettibone Gas Machinery Co. (New York, NY) ; Moore Steam Turbine Div. (Wellsville, NY) ; Power and Mining Machinery Co. ; Ransome Machinery Co. (Dunellen, NJ) ; Snow Steam Pump Works ; Worthington Air Conditioning Co. (East Orange, NJ) ; Worthington and Baker ; Worthington Corp. ; Worthington-Gamon Meter Co. (Newark, NJ) ; Henry R. Worthington (New York, NY) ; Worthington Pump and Machinery Corp. ; Worthington-Simpson Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Worthington Works (Harrison, NJ) etc. 1840.  Search this
Notes content:
Inventor of first direct-acting steam pump (Henry R. Worthington). Company history, 1840-1940 ; Annual reports (1940, 1948) ; "Power and Fluids" (Spring 1956). Coolers for mechanical refrigeration ; refrigeration units ; power pumps ; fire pumps ; centrifugal pumps ; piston pumps ; turbine well pumps ; steam pumps ; volute pumps ; marine pumps ; pumps for mining ; gas engine compressors ; air compressors ; feather valve compressors ; service station compressors ; Snow oil engines ; gas engines ; kerosene engines ; diesel engines ; steam turbines ; turbine generators ; gas-oil engines ; marine engines ; Crossley gas engines ; rock drilling equipment (Rock Master, rock hammers, heavy duty drifters) ; ball mills ; automatic heat treating machines ; forging furnaces ; water power equipment ; Elliott-Buchi Turbocharger ; water, oil, and gasoline meters ; locomotive feedwater heating equipment ; heat transfer equipment ; refinery equipment ; Loomis-Pettibone Gas Generating System ; Loomis-Pettibone gas producers ; air conditioning equipment ; condensers. Also see cataloged portion of Worthington Corporation.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
ten pencils marked Worthington Air Conditioning Co.
Physical description:
1275 pieces; 47 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Harrison, New Jersey, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Coal  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Gas well drilling  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Oil well drilling  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30297
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30297

[Trade catalogs from New England Power Assoc.]

Company Name:
New England Power Assoc.  Search this
Related companies:
Grafton Power Co. ; New England Power Co. ; Connecticut River Power Co. of New Hampshire ; Bellows Falls Hydro-Electric Corp. ; New England Power Corp. of Vermont ; New England Power System  Search this
Notes content:
Provider of hydro-electric power ; Industrial Surveys of Vermont and New Hampshire (1930).
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33341
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33341

[Trade catalogs from Fraser & Chalmers]

Company Name:
Fraser & Chalmers  Search this
Related companies:
Fraser & Chalmers (Kent, United Kingdom) ; General Electric Co., Ltd. ; Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. ; AGCO Corp. ; Liberty Iron Works ; Eagle Works Mfg. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
French and Spanish language catalogs. Amalgating machinery. Automatic ore feeders. Centrifugal roller quartz mills. Classifiers. Concentration machinery: frue vanner ore concentrators. Crushing and pulverizing machinery. Engines and pumps: Corliss ; hoisting ; Cornish pumping engines ; steam engines and boilers ; Riedler air and gas compressors and blowing engines ; Riedler pumps. Flotation machines. Furnaces: smelting furnaces ; bruckner roasting cylinder furnaces ; boilers ; stokers. General catalogs. Gold and silver mills. Perforated sheet metals. Materials handling: portable conveyors ; tramways ; ore cars ; vibrating feeders ; vibrating screens ; endless travelling wire ropes. Mine ventilators. Misc.: matte converters ; precipitators ; cyanide plant equipment. Ore sampling machines. Pattern lists. Pipe, pipe fittings, tools and supplies. Power, mining and metallurgical machinery. "Processes of ore treatment." Riffles. Safety appliances: electrical chair indicator ; Separators. Stamping machinery: stamp mills ; forged steel stamp shoes, dies and roller shells. Turbines. Wagon tipplers. Water wheels. Wirecloth: steel wire battery cloths ; mining screens ; revolving coal and ore screens. Wire rope.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
160 pieces; 13 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Foundries; supplies and equipment  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Engines  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Metals  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15585
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15585

[Trade catalogs from International Paper Co.]

Company Name:
International Paper Co.  Search this
Related companies:
International Paper and Power Co. ; International Hydro-Electric System ; New England Power Association ; Canadian Hydro-Electric Corp., Ltd. ; Gatineau Power Co. ; Saint John River Power Co. ; Gatineau Electric Light Co., Ltd. ; New England Power Co. ; Connecticut River Power Co. of New Hampshire ; Rhode Island Power Transmission Co. ; Bellows Falls Hydro-Electric Co. ; Fall Mountain Electric Co. ; Grafton Power Co. ; Grafton County Electric Light & Power Co. ; Hartford Water Co. ; Lawrence Gas & Electric Co. ; Lowell Electric Light Corp. ; Quincy Electric Light & Power Co. ; Webster & Southbridge Gas & Electric Co. ; Narragansett Electric Co. ; United Electric Railways Co. ; South County Public Service Co. ; Seekonk Electric Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Tree crops ; paper for printing ; newsprint photographic paper ; pulp board for home construction. Dams ; hydro-electric plants. Annual Reports.
Includes:
Trade catalog, samples and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Pulp board
Physical description:
18 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Timber  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21782
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21782

2020 Beton Kalender : Wasserbau, Konstruktion und Bemessung / Herausgegeben von Konrad Bergmeister, Frank Fingerloos, Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Title:
Beton Kalendar 2020
Editor:
Bergmeister, Konrad http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2009025566 http://viaf.org/viaf/81168365/  Search this
Fingerloos, Frank http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2010088653 http://viaf.org/viaf/269541593/  Search this
Wörner, Johann Dietrich http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86032704 http://viaf.org/viaf/69672069/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Concrete construction  Search this
Concrete construction--Standards  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Call number:
TA681
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1140856

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