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Farrow's military encyclopedia; a dictionary of military knowledge, illustrated with maps and about three thousand wood engravings, by Edward S. Farrow ..

Author:
Farrow, Edward S (Edward Samuel) 1855-1926  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes frontispieces, illustrations, plates (part double) double maps, diagrams 29 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1895
Topic:
Military art and science  Search this
Call number:
U24 .F24 1895
U24.F24 1895
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47858

Proceedings of the Ninth Triennial Congress, International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History : papers delivered at the working sessions of IAMAM IX, 28-29 September 1981, Washington, D.C., 2-3 October 1981, New York City

Author:
International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History Congress (9th : 1981 : Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 237 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1981
[1981]
Topic:
Military art and science--History  Search this
Weapons--Museums  Search this
Armor--Museums  Search this
Call number:
U804.U5 I61 1981
U804.U5I61 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_289098

Science, technology, and warfare; proceedings. Edited by Monte D. Wright and Lawrence J. Paszek

Author:
Military History Symposium (3d : 1969 : U. S. Air Force Academy)  Search this
Wright, Monte D. 1930-  Search this
Paszek, Lawrence J  Search this
United States Air Force Academy Department of History  Search this
United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 221 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1971
1971]
Topic:
Military art and science--History  Search this
Military education  Search this
Call number:
U7 .M54 1969X
U7.M54 1969X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_40472

7th Congress of the International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History : Paris, May 4-13, 1975

Title:
Seventh Congress of the International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History
Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History
Author:
International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History Congress (7th : 1975 : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. ; 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1975
Topic:
Military museums--History  Search this
Naval museums--History  Search this
Military art and science--History  Search this
Naval art and science--History  Search this
Call number:
U13.A1 I57 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518705

Report : IV Congress of the International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History : USSR, 1966

Title:
IV Congress of the International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History
Fourth Congress of the International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History
Author:
International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History Congress (4th : 1966 : Soviet Union)  Search this
Physical description:
91 p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1966
1966]
Topic:
Military museums--History  Search this
Naval museums--History  Search this
Military art and science--History  Search this
Naval art and science--History  Search this
Call number:
U13.A1 I57 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522157

Infantry journal

Author:
United States Infantry Association  Search this
U.S. Infantry Association  Search this
Subject:
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
60 v. : ill. ; 25-29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1910
1950
1910-1950]
Topic:
Military art and science  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458696

Joseph Henry's Letter to William Tecumseh Sherman (May 22, 1873)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7.98w x 10.00h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
May 22, 1873
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Military art and science  Search this
Letters  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-6798 and SIA2012-6799 and SIA2012-6800
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13113
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Cambridge illustrated atlas, warfare : Renaissance to revolution, 1492-1792 / Jeremy Black

Title:
Illustrated atlas of warfare
Author:
Black, Jeremy 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
1 (atlas) 192 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Maps
Date:
1996
1492-1792
Topic:
Military history, Modern  Search this
Military art and science--History  Search this
Renaissance  Search this
War and society  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508186

Catalogue of the naval & military exhibition : historic, technical and artistic, held in the Royal Scottish Academy galleries, Edinburgh, opened on Waterloo Day, June 18, 1889

Author:
Royal Scottish Academy  Search this
Subject:
Royal Scottish Academy  Search this
Physical description:
268, xxx p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Date:
1889
Topic:
Military art and science  Search this
Naval art and science  Search this
Call number:
U13.G72 E23 1889
U13.G72E23 1889
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411044

The geometry of war, 1500-1750 : catalogue of the exhibition / Jim Bennett, Stephen Johnston

Author:
Museum of the History of Science  Search this
Bennett, J. A (James A.)  Search this
Johnston, Stephen 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
85 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims. ; 30 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Topic:
Military art and science--History  Search this
Geometry--History  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments--History  Search this
Call number:
U13.G72 O94 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506620

Les reveries, ou, Memoires sur l'art de la guerre de Maurice comte de Saxe, duc de Courlande et de Semigalle ... ; dedieś a messieurs les officiers generaux par Mr. de Bonneville capitaine ingenieur de campagne de Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse

Title:
Reveries ou Memoires de Saxe DSI
Memoires sur l'art de la guerre
Reveries
Author:
Saxe, Maurice comte de 1696-1750  Search this
Author:
Bonneville, Zacharie de Pazzi de approximately 1710-approximately 1780  Search this
Physical description:
viii, [4], 228, [4] pages, XL leaves of plates (some folded) illustrations, plans 37 cm. (folio)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Place:
France
Date:
1756
Topic:
Military art and science  Search this
Tactics  Search this
Call number:
U101 .S29 1756
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1034565

MS 7463 Book of Cheyenne drawings by Little Skunk and unknown Cheyenne artists, with correspondence concerning drawings

Artist:
Little Skunk  Search this
Correspondent:
Wernher, Adolf  Search this
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900  Search this
Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (hard-bound volume of 89 drawings (152 pages+flyleaves+covers+3 leaves inserted) in slipcase, graphite and colored pencil on ruled paper, 14 x 21 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ledger drawings
Date:
ca. 1878-1902
Scope and Contents:
Bound notebook of ruled paper with 89 drawings, primarily scenes of warfare. The drawings are the work of several different artists and depict battles with several different tribes as well as with White civilians and Army troops. Slip case embossed with title "Outbreak of the Cheyenne Indians 1878. Sign Language Written by the Chief 'Little Skunk'." Three letters regarding history and identification of the book inserted. One insert, a note dated September 10, 1892, and signed by A. Wernher, states "this book was presented to me in 1879 by Hermann Hauser of the Q. Mr. Dept. at Fort Reno, Ind. Terr. Hauser was affiliated by marriage to the Cheyenne tribe of Indians and assured me that the book represented in sign language (i.e. drawings) the outbreak of the Cheyenne Indians at Fort Reno Ind Terry and their raid through Kansas to the North in 1878, written by the Cheyenne Indian "Little Skunk." Another insert is a letter dated February 2, 1897, written by Frank Hamilton Cushing returning the book to a Colonel Cushing and asking to see it again later. The third insert is a letter dated March 11, 1902, written by P. C. Knox to Colonel William C. Sanger with thanks for letting him see the book.
Biographical / Historical:
P.C. Knox (1853-1921), author of one letter, was appointed Attorney General of the United States under the McKinley Administration and continued to serve until 1904 when he was appointed to a vacancy in the Senate. Knox was reelected to this position in 1905, resigning in 1909 to join the Cabinet under Taft's administration. For more information about P.C. Knox see Archibald Dodds' The Public Services of Philander Chase Knox, 1950, PhD. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. Col. William C. Sanger, to whom the letter is addressed, was appointed as Assistant Secretary of War in 1901.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7463

OPPS SLIDE 22,227-22,297
Varying Form of Title:
Outbreak of the Cheyenne Indians, 1878 / sign language written by the Chief "Little Skunk"
Local Note:
The content of the images is not consistent with the accompanying identification that they depict the Northern Cheyenne outbreak of 1878. The names Little Skunk and Hermann Hauser do not appear in the index to the records of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency held at the Oklahoma Historical Society, but the latter's name appears as "Herman Hauser" in separate material at the Oklahoma Historical Society relating to Fort Reno.
Place:
United States Indian Territory Fort Reno.
United States Oklahoma Fort Reno.
Album Information:
MS 7463 001
Restrictions:
Researchers should use slides.
Topic:
Military art and science -- Cheyenne  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 7463, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7463
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MS 7463 Book of Cheyenne drawings by Little Skunk and unknown Cheyenne artists, with correspondence concerning drawings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7463
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MS 4987 Extracts from various sources concerning the Choctaw

Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Creator:
de Lusser, Joseph Christophe  Search this
Author:
Milfort, Louis, 1752-1820  Search this
Copeland, C.C.  Search this
Extent:
22 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Diaries
Date:
ca. 1932
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Extracts from journal of Mr. Lusser, January 12-March 23, 1730. Typescript document. 5 pages; extract from Le Clerque de Milfort, (date), pages 288-310. Typescript document. 12 pages; extract from letter of February 8, 1733 about number of Choctaw warriors. Typescript document. 1 slip. "A Choctaw Tradition," by Reverend C.C. Copeland, tear-sheets from American Ethnological Society Transactions, volume 3 (date), pages 170-171. Printed document. 4 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4987
Local Note:
Typescript document and printed document
Topic:
Military art and science -- Choctaw  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Manuscript 4987, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4987
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4987

Joseph Henry Pursues Indian Artifacts for National Observers Told of New Policy Museum Via U.S. Army

Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Place:
North America
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
May 22, 1873
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
American West  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Military art and science  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Indians--Warfare  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13206

Military imagery : stereographs

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Names:
United States Military Academy -- Stereographs -- 1900-1920  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Stereographs
Place:
West Point (N.Y.) -- Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1910
Scope and Contents:
One view of the West Point Cadets' Marching Band.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs musst be handled with gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Military bands -- Stereographs  Search this
Military education -- Stereographs  Search this
Military art and science -- Stereographs  Search this
Marching bands -- Stereographs  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1920  Search this
Colleges -- Stereographs  Search this
Soldiers -- Stereographs.  Search this
Students -- Stereographs  Search this
Musicians -- Stereographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1910-1920
Stereographs -- 1880-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.6: Stereographs / Military
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2808

Rand History Project Interviews

Creator:
Collins, Martin  Search this
Names:
Rand Corporation  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
Augenstein, Bruno W.  Search this
Bacher, Robert.  Search this
Barlow, Edward J.  Search this
Belzer, Robert  Search this
Blasingame, Paul  Search this
Bowles, Edward  Search this
Collbohm, Frank  Search this
Collins, Martin  Search this
Davies, Merton E.  Search this
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-  Search this
Frick, Richard Henry, 1916-  Search this
Henderson, Lawrence  Search this
Hitch, Charles Johnston  Search this
Katz, Amron H.  Search this
King, Scott  Search this
Klein, Burton H.  Search this
Novick, David  Search this
Palmatier, Malcolm  Search this
Plessett, Ernst  Search this
Quade, Edward  Search this
Raymond, Arthur  Search this
Rumph, Ben  Search this
Salter, Robert  Search this
Schriever, Bernard  Search this
Shubert, Gustave.  Search this
Specht, Robert D.  Search this
Speier, Hans.  Search this
Tanham, George  Search this
Thompson, Crawford  Search this
Wohlstetter, Albert.  Search this
Extent:
2.35 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Date:
1985-1990
Summary:
The Rand History Project Interviews constitute one of several oral history projects conducted within the National Air and Space Musuem's Department of Space History. The principal investigator for this project was Martin Collins and the following individuals were interviewed: Bruno Augenstein, Robert Bacher (with Lee DuBridge), Edward Barlow, Robert Belzer, Paul Blasingame, Edward Bowles, Frank Collbohm, Merton Davies, Richard Frick, Lawrence Henderson, Charles Hitch, Amrom Katz, Scott King, Burt Klein, David Novick, Malcolm Palmatier, Ernst Plessett, Edward Quade, Arthur Raymond, Ben Rumph, Robert Salter, Bernard Schriever, Gustave Shubert, Robert Specht, Hans Speier, George Tanham, Crawford Thompson, and Albert Wohlstetter.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the compact audio cassettes and transcripts for the Rand History Project interviews, which is a dual institutional study of the RAND Corporation and its military sponsor, the Air Force. This collection covers the period 1945 though the early 1960s and consists of 104 hours of interviews with 29 individuals. The RAND interviews were conceived as another angle of inquiry on the relations between expert knowledge and the military in the early Cold War. RAND drew together engineers, scientists, and mathematicians whose specialties were oriented toward military hardware design and the physical sciences and sociologists, political scientists, economists, psychologists, and other social science and humanities specialists. All were organized within a single institution to study the problem of warfare in the cold War, especially from the perspective of the Air Force.
Arrangement:
The RAND History Project Interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Series I (boxes 1-9) contains interviews on audio cassette tapes. Series II (boxes 10-12) contains the transcripts.
Biographical/Historical note:
This collection contains the interviews for the RAND History Project Interviews. These interviews explore the non-profit research firm's efforts to study the various problems of U.S. national security during the Cold War, in particular, from the perspective of the U.S. Air force (USAF). RAND brought together physical scientists, political scientists, sociologists, engineers and mathematicians and organized them within this single institution to pursue such research efforts. The RAND Project constitutes one of a number of oral history endeavors conducted by the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Department of Space History. The principal (though, by no means the only) interviewer for this project was Martin Collins, and the interview set consists of 104 hours of interviews with 38 individuals. The following people were interviewed for this project: Bruno Augenstein, Robert Bacher (with Lee DuBridge), Edward Barlow, Robert Belzer, Paul Blasingame, Edward Bowles, Charles Carey, Frank Collbohm, Merton Davies, Robert Davis, James Digby, Gene Fisher, Richard Frick, Olaf Helmer, Lawrence Henderson, Charles Hitch, Victor Jackson, Amrom Katz, Scott King, Burt Klein, Charles Lindblom, Hugh Miser, David Novick, Malcolm Palmatier, Ernst Plessett, Edward Quade, Arthur Raymond, Ben Rumph, Robert Salter, Bernard Schriever, Lloyd Shapley, Gustave Shubert, Robert Specht, Hans Speier, George Tanham, Crawford Thompson, and Albert Wohlstetter.
Related Materials:
Similar materials, specifically a series of videohistories on the same topic, are housed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in the The Research and Development (RAND) Corporation Interviews, local collection number SIA 9536.
Provenance:
Department of Space History, NASM, Transfer, 1999, NASM.1999.0037, Varies.
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:
Military art and science  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics designers  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Citation:
Rand History Project Interviews, Acc. NASM.1999.0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0037
See more items in:
Rand History Project Interviews
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0037
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Everett H. Bickley Collection

Creator:
Bickley, Everett H., 1888-1972  Search this
Names:
Bickley Manufacturing Company  Search this
H. J. Heinz Company  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patents
Correspondence
Dance charts
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
Summary:
The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, documents the inventions of Everett Huckel Bickley, most known for his electric sorting machine used to automate the process of sorting beans by use of a photoelectric cell. The collection consists of patents, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts designed by Bickley. The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.
Scope and Contents:
The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.

The collection consists of general correspondence, patents and patent correspondence, drawings, manuals, trade literature, and photographs. In addition, there are several artifacts designed by Bickley in the collection. These include a photographic exposure meter (Fotimer), a prototype slide mount (Color Tight Slide Mount), dance charts, and even a clipboard (Deskette).

Series 1: Everett H. Bickley Personal Papers, 1920-1999

This series consists of personal information about Everett H. Bickley. It includes his will, a company biography written by Bickley and edited by his daughter, and the story of the motograph, also written by Bickley.

Series 2: Bickley Manufacturing Company, 1933-1980

In this series is information directly related to the day-to-day operations of the company, including a checks-received ledger, office instructions, shop instructions, and employment information.

Series 3: Sorter Information, 1928-1965

This series consists of information about the various sorters that Bickley developed. Included are drawings related to the development of the sorters, engineering part drawings, equipment histories for plants where leased sorters were located (arranged alphabetically by location, though H-M is missing), patents, and patent correspondence related to specific sorter improvements. The patent correspondence in this series is sorted by starting date of the correspondence for each individual patent. If the starting dates were the same, they were then arranged alphabetically within the starting date. This was done to make it easier to trace the development of the sorter. The actual patents are also arranged alphabetically.

Series 4: Other Inventions, 1919-1958

This series documents Bickley's non-sorter related inventions. Included are the development drawings, patents, patent correspondence, and marketing material. In addition, the artifacts that are part of the collection can be found in this series.

Series 5: World War Two Related Activities, 1939-1950

The material in this series pertains to Bickley's work in World War II. It includes correspondence, information on the various ideas he submitted to the National Inventor's Council, and his attempts to get patent protection extended for the years during the war when he could not exploit his inventions. Information on sorter-related activities during the war is in Series III.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1, Everett Bickley Personal Papers, 1920-1999

Subseries 1, General Information,1920-1999

Subseries 2, Publication Material, 1933-1998

Series 2: The Bickley Manufacturing Company, 1933-1980

Subseries 1, General Information, 1949-1980

Subseries 2, Company Operations, 1933-1972

Series 3, Sorter Information, 1928-1965

Subseries 1, Sorter Specific Information, 1933-1965

Subseries 2, General Information, 1928-1965

Series 4, Other Inventions, 1919-1958

Subseries 1, General Information, 1919-1951

Subseries 2, Inventions, 1920-1958

Series 5, World War two Related Activities, 1939-1950

Subseries 1, General Information, 1939-1950

Subseries 2, Ideas Submitted, 1941-1943
Biographical / Historical:
Everett Huckel Bickley (1888-1972) was an active inventor and enterpreneur. His inventing career began while a student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he invented a number of items, including a variable speed governor with which he won the Senior Design Competition in 1910, the year he graduated.

In 1911, Bickley developed and marketed his first commercial invention, the "motograph," which was an electric sign which spelled out moving messages with light bulbs. The first motograph was erected over the Columbian Theatre in Detroit, but others were eventually seen in cities throughout the world. Unfortunately, he sold his interests too soon and made little money from this idea.

Only a few years later, while he was watching lines of women sorting navy pea beans in his job as chief engineer for the H. J Heinz Company, Bickley came up with the idea to develop an electric sorting machine to automate the process. By the early 1930s he had developed, patented, and begun to market a machine that could, by use of a photoelectric cell, sort the good beans from the bad. The first company to lease a bean sorter from him was the H. J. Heinz Company. Bickley continued to improve the sorter for the next thirty years, eventually adapting it to sort rice, peanuts, and ball bearings.

The sorter was the only invention from which Bickley ever made any considerable money, but it never dulled his enthusiasm for developing new ideas. At times he had up to nine active patent applications in the works. Examples include a nutcracker, snow shovel, slide mount, faucet, and photographic exposure meter.

Bickley was also active during World War II as a $1.00 A Year Man and member of the National Inventors Council, which reviewed war related invention ideas. In addition, he contributed over fifty ideas of his own to the National Inventors Council. During the war, his company was able to produce little of its own products due to wartime material restrictions and having most of its workers drafted. Consequently, Bickley spent several fruitless years after the war trying to get his patent rights extended to cover time lost during the war.

Early on, Bickley realized the need to form a company to help develop and promote his many inventions, and formed the Bickley Manufacturing Company shortly after his graduation for just this purpose. When he married in 1913, his new wife, Mary, became an active partner in the company. Later, their daughter Audrey joined the company, producing the photoelectric cells for the sorter, going on sales trips, and working as one of her father's most reliable troubleshooters when the sorters broke down.

Bickley died in 1972 at the age of 84. Always a believer that hard work was necessary for success, he left behind a legacy of inventions, including one that helped to revolutionize the agricultural processing industry.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The machine that Bickley used to demonstrate his bean-sorting process is held by Division of Work and Industry.
Provenance:
Audrey Bickely Beyer, Everett Bickley's daughter, donated the collection to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, in March of 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Copyright status of items varies.
Topic:
Dance notation  Search this
Insect pests -- Control  Search this
Advertising, Outdoor  Search this
Military -- Art and science -- 1930-1950  Search this
Sorting devices  Search this
Patent practice  Search this
Photography -- Apparatus and supplies  Search this
Industry  Search this
Fotimer (exposure meter)  Search this
Slide mounts  Search this
Bean sorters  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Agriculture -- Quality control  Search this
Research, Industrial  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Photography -- Exposure  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Dance charts
Photographs -- 20th century
Drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0683
See more items in:
Everett H. Bickley Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0683
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Military commission to Europe in 1855 and 1856 report of Major Alfred Mordecai, of the Ordnance Department

Title:
Rifled infantry arms
Author:
United States Military Commission to Europe  Search this
Gorgas, Josiah 1818-1883  Search this
Mordecai, Alfred 1804-1887  Search this
Schön, Julius 1816-  Search this
Former owner:
Hoyt, Thomas G., DSI  Search this
Donor:
Jackson, Charles Bremner Hogg DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 232 pages, [34] leaves of plates (13 folded) illustrations 30 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1860
Topic:
Artillery  Search this
Firearms  Search this
Infantry drill and tactics  Search this
Military art and science  Search this
Call number:
UF55 .U55 1860
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014777

Ordonnance sur l'exercice et les évolutions de la Cavalerie du 6 decembre 1829 ..

Subject:
France Armée Drill and tactics  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 14 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cavalerie
Date:
1853
1853-
Topic:
Military art and science  Search this
Call number:
UA704.A6 O65
UA704.A6O65
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81279

Trattato del compasso di proporzione composto da Giovanni Marchelli della compagnia di Gesu' ad istruzione de' signori convittori del Collegio de' nobili di Milano e dedicato A S.E. il Signor Marchese Giacomo Maria Brignole

Title:
Marchell Compasso di propor DSI
Author:
Marchelli, Giovanni 1713-1764  Search this
Publisher:
Galeazzi, Giuseppe  Search this
Subject:
Jesuits Education  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 352, [16] pages ; [1] folded leaf of plates illustrations 21 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Date:
1759
Topic:
Compasses (Mathematical instruments)  Search this
Drawing--Study and teaching  Search this
Mathematical instruments  Search this
Military art and science  Search this
Call number:
QA77 .M3 1759
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004730

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