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Donald M. Burmister Papers

Creator:
Burmister, Donald, 1895-  Search this
Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diagrams
Articles
Reports
Date:
1927-1974.
Scope and Contents note:
Reports, studies, diagrams, and articles relating to consulting projects undertaken by Burmister concerning beach erosion, building and bridge foundations, airports, highways, docks, piers, bulkheads, and land development.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By project.
Biographical/Historical note:
Burmister, engineer and university professor, taught civil engineering at Columbia University from 1928-1963, specializing in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. He also worked as a consulting engineer beginning in 1936.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) by Donald Burmister.
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:
Beach erosion  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Docks  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Foundations  Search this
Piers  Search this
Soil mechanics  Search this
Airports  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Roads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diagrams
Articles
Reports
Citation:
Donald Burmister Papers, 1927-1974, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1068
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1068

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
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[Trade catalogs from American Hoist and Derrick Co.]

Company Name:
American Hoist and Derrick Co.  Search this
Related companies:
American Terry Derrick Co. (NJ)  Search this
Notes content:
Cranes/excavators (locomotive, revolving, crawling, backhoe, shovel), hoists (derrick, tower, elevator), winches, marine deck equipment, mixing machinery, asphalt paving machinery, material elevators, winches, car pullers, ditchers, pile drivers, snowplows, wire rope, tackle blocks, pumps, dredging equipment, swaging systems, material elevators. Crane and dragline ; clamshell cranes ; wire rope blocks ; wire rope blocks and sheaves ; crane blocks ; American Gopher shovel...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
38 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_37370
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_37370

D. Ward King Road Grader Collection

Creator:
King, D. Ward  Search this
Extent:
0.75 Cubic feet ( 2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Writings
Blueprints
Photographs
Photograph albums
Reprints
Poems
Scrapbooks
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1902-2005
Summary:
Photographs, publications and correspondence related to D. Ward King's invention the King Road Drag, or the Split-Oak drag, which improved rural travel in the early 20th century by introducing a simple design and low-effort system for grading poor-quality roads. The King Road Drag was promoted heavily across the United States and Canada via the "Good Roads Campaign" originally sponsored by the railroad companies in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains photographs, correspondence and articles documenting the road drag that D. Ward King invented to grade, drain water from, and improve the condition of rural roads in the early 20th century. Included are photographs of King, his family, the road drag, and the conditions of roads before and after treatment; a scrapbook containing letters and photographs; a blueprint of the road drag; as well as articles and reprints from various publications praising King's invention.

This collection would be of interest to researchers of the Good Roads movement, rural life and development in the early 20th century, and agricultural invention.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three (3) series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1907; 1909

Series 2: Publications, 1903; 1907-1917; 1999

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1905-1915; 1908-1910; 1919-1920
Biographical / Historical:
Born and educated in Springfield Ohio, David Ward King (1857-1920), who was known as D. Ward King, moved to rural Maitland, Missouri after his marriage in 1881 and began life as a farmer. In 1896, he demonstrated the use of his simple invention, dubbed the "King Road Drag" or the split-oak drag, which consisted of two split logs attached by crossbeams and hitched with a loop of chain to horses, to be dragged along a stretch of rutted muddy road until it was smooth. His rudimentary road grader had the effect not only of flattening and compacting muddy soil, but creating a crest in the center of the road, sloping down at each side, so that the next rain would run off the packed surface into the ditch. This basic scheme had a revolutionary effect on rural life--farmers were often mired in mud on the roads to their fields or into town, their most powerful draft horses unable to contend with wagon wheels sunken into deep ruts after heavy rains. Use of King's drag soon made their roads not only passable, but faster and safer to travel, which saved time and money for all in the community.

In 1903, King was employed by the Chicago and North Western Transportation Co. to promote his product across the country as part of their "Good Roads Campaign," giving lectures and demonstrations. King patented the King Road Drag (US Patent 884,497 and US Patent 1,102,671) in 1908 and later improved it in 1914. The United States Patent Office called his invention a "Road Grader," but King referred to it as a "split log drag," the "King Road Drag,"

Although King patented his invention, the simple design made it difficult to enforce patent rights, so farmers were encouraged to build and make use of their own versions of the road drag. Even after the railroads withdrew their support (the road drag's success had the effect of sending more potential passengers on the roads with their bicycles and cars, rather than riding the train), King made a decent living for years on the lecture circuit, presenting in 46 of the 48 then- existing states and Canada. His midwestern education made him an eloquent, dynamic speaker, and his talks were often sold out. The invention of the road drag and its almost evangelical use across the country has been credited for increased automobile use in the early part of the century, as well as the advent of parcel post delivery and mail-order catalogue supply to rural areas.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Helene W. King and Amy Burbank King in 2014.
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:
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Road scrapers  Search this
Roads  Search this
Roads -- Accessories  Search this
Graders (Earthmoving machinery)  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Road drainage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 20th century
Writings
Blueprints -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Reprints
Poems
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Citation:
D. Ward King Road Grader Collection, 1903-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1332
See more items in:
D. Ward King Road Grader Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1332
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Wald Industries, Inc.]

Variant company name:
Anaheim, CA ; London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Wald Industries, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Prismo Universal Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Highway striping machines and equipment: spraying machines, truck-towed, transport and riding trailers, adjustable outboard attachments/curb painters, glass sphere dispensing systems and hoppers, outriggers and gun mountings, hand spraying equipment, portable paint mixers, paint heaters, optical pointers, striper carriers, automatic flagmen, portable electric barriers, sign making and cleaning machines, and performance testing equipment...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27182
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27182

[Trade catalogs from Prismo Universal Corp.]

Variant company name:
Rockville, MD  Search this
Company Name:
Prismo Universal Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Prismo Universal Ltd. (Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom) ; Redland ; Prismo Safety Corp. (Huntingdon, PA) ; Wald Industries, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
highway safety marking equipment: striping machines ; pressurized tank trucks ; striping unit for airport runways, taxiways, and ramps ; pavement marking systems ; automatic pre-liner systems ; thermoplastic marking machines ; traffic paint ; marking material for roadways ; rubber and alkyd base paint for pavement marking ; preformed reflective thermoplastic traffic marking ; anti-skid surface treatment for roadways and bridges ; traffic control signs ; traffic reflective signs ; Hot Spray Plastix ; Traffic Planning Calendar (1966, 1968) ; press kit ; Plastic Inlay Process Manual
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
128 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Adhesives  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33768
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33768

[Trade catalogs from Lead Wool Co. Ltd]

Variant company name:
Snodland, Kent, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Lead Wool Co. Ltd  Search this
Notes content:
"Lead Wool" for packing and caulking pipe joints and engines, pumps, blowers, etc. ; metallic packings ; "bitumenised" yarn ; "Silver Thread" metallic packing rings and other packing material ; portable air compressors and pneumatic tools ; concrete breakers, clay diggers, earth rammers, rock drills, caulking hammers ; "Modern Appliances for Testing Pipelines"
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Snodland, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engines  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Metals  Search this
Motors  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26077
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26077

[Trade catalogs from International Harvester Co.]

Variant company name:
In 1985 Tenneco acquired the major assets of International Harvester's Farm Equipment Division. These included plants in E. Moline, IL (combines, cotton pickers, planters), Hamilton, ON (tillage and seeding), Croix, France (cabs), Neuss, Germany (tractors) and Doncaster, UK (tractors) plus parts distribution facilities worldwide. Also included were most modern machine tools and production assets from the Farmall Works which were transferred to the J.I.Case Racine Transmission and Assembly Plants. Other assets that were sold over time by IH were Cub Cadet to MTD, Construction Equipment Division to Dresser Industries and Solar.(Gas Turbine) Division to Caterpillar. The remaining part of International Harvester is the former Truck Division, which is now, renamed Navistar and which markets commercial trucks under the International brand.  Search this
Company Name:
International Harvester Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Case IH (Racine, WI) ; J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., Inc. (Racine, WI) ; Tenneco Inc. (Huddersfield, United Kingdom) ; American Seeding Machine Co. (Richmond, IN) ; Wm. Deering & Co (Chicago, IL) ; Deering Harvester Co. (Plano, IL) ; Frank G. Hough Co. (Libertyville, IL) ; Kemp Co. ; J. S. Kemp Mfg. Co. (Newark Valley, NY) ; Keystone Co. (Rock Fall, IL) ; McCormick Harvester Co. (Chicago, IL) ; Milwaukee Harvester Co. (Milwaukee, WI) ; D. M. Osborne Co. (Auburn, NY) ; Parlin & Orendorff Co. (Canton, OH) ; Plano Mfg. Co. (Chicago, IL) ; Solar (San Diego, CA) ; Wain-Roy Corp. (Fitchburg, MA) ; Warder, Bushnell & Glessner Co. (Springfield, OH) ; Weber Wagon Co. (Chicago, IL) ; Longenecker, Charles I. (Milwaukee) ; Navistar ; Navistar International Harvester Corp. ; Osborne Div. (Indianapolis, IN) ; International Harvester Co. of America ; International Harvester Co. of Gt. Britain Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; International Harvester Co. of Canada, Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE. Organized as follows: construction equipment ; Deering Harvester Co. (1880s-1890s) ; early farm equipment (before 1930) ; farm equipment (after 1930) ; engines ; farm tractors (before 1930) ; farm tractors (after 1930) ; Cub Cadet tractors ; history ; industrial tractors ; publications, e.g., "Harvester World," "International Harvester World," "IH Farm," "IH Farm Forum," "International Trail" ; trucks, motor coaches, and school buses ; "Red Power Round-Up Seventh Collector's Edition Show Book" (2002) ; 'Heavy Tractor MI (IHC TD-18) Power Train, track frame assembly and seats' (U.S. War Dept. ,1943) ; 'Ordnance Maintenance...IHC TD-18 equipment' (U.S. War Dept.,1943) ; Motor Trucks (Federal Contract TPS-47785)
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1040 pieces; 29 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engines  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_16602
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_16602

[Trade catalogs from Bolinder-Munktell]

Company Name:
Bolinder-Munktell  Search this
Related companies:
Volvo Group ; BM-Volvo ; Bamfords Ltd. (Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, United Kingdom) ; AB Volvo  Search this
Notes content:
combine harvesters ; loaders ; street sweeper ; forestry equipment and implements ; road graders ; tractors
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
29 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Timber  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27005
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27005

[Trade catalogs from London Electric Firm]

Variant company name:
South Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
London Electric Firm  Search this
Related companies:
London Electric Firm Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Searchlights ; "A Super Searchlight Projector for the Suez Canal" ; "raising and lowering gear for lighting fittings" ; winches, pulleys, and suspensions ; portable searchlights ; "Aerodome and Airway Lighting" ; floodlights ; boundary lights ; route beacons ; street lighting ; "Gas Lighting in Hong Kong" ; "Lowering Gear For Warning Lights For 140 ft. Wireless Mast." "Motor Driven Worm Reduction Gear" ; flexible couplings ; marine searchlights ; searchlight projectors
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
39 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
South Croydon, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Candles  Search this
Engines  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Motors  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27534
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27534

[Trade catalogs from Perry Equipment Co. (Ohio)]

Company Name:
Perry Equipment Co. (Ohio)  Search this
Notes content:
Circa 1933 portfolio for Perry Adjustable Leveling Hone and Perry Adjustable Multi-Pin Planing Mixer used in road and highway construction to put down bituminous surfaces
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Sidney, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31013
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31013

[Trade catalogs from Pettibone Mulliken Co.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1880 ; Prior to WWII, this company was a leading manufacturer of railroad track equipment such as frogs, crossings, and switches. After the war, it diversified and began to make construction and foundry equipment such as graders, lifts, and loaders. By 2000, Pettibone was based out of Des Plaines, Illinois, and manufactured construction, forestry, foundry, railroad, and scrap-processing equipment. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2810.html  Search this
Company Name:
Pettibone Mulliken Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Pettibone Corp. ; Nucorp Inc. ; Hako Minuteman Inc.; in 1994 it was purchased by a privately owned holding company called Heico Corp. ; Today (9/2007) known as Pettibone LLC. ; Beardsley & Piper Co. ; PM subsidiaries included: George Haiss Mfg. Co. Inc., Universal Engineering Corp. and Hammermills, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
UNIQUE beautifully illustrated (embossed end papers, color renderings, technical drawings) 1922 catalog of Pettibone Mulliken's railroad track equipment ; 154 brochures related to business through mid-century for rock and stone crushing and processing, construction, mining, warehousing and distribution, foundries: buckets for excavating ; tractor shovels ; skidders ; cranes ; back hoes ; road graders ; package conveyors ; belt conveyors ; sectional conveyors ; drag conveyors ; undercar unloaders ; coal loaders ; snow loaders ; bucket loaders ; sand conditioners ; sand slingers ; screeners ; foundry machinery ; centrifugal steel castings ; manganese steel castings ; fork lift trucks ; gasoline tractors ; electric tractor ; log slashers ; tractor shovels ; Multikrane ; booklet titled "The Story of Pettibone Mulliken"
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
155 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Foundries; supplies and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  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
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metals  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Timber  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31440
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31440

[Trade catalogs from Caterpillar Tractor Co.]

Company Name:
Caterpillar Tractor Co.  Search this
Related companies:
C. L. Best Tractor Co.; Holt Mfg. Co.; Russell Grader Mfg. Co.; Trackson Co.; Towmoter Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
One item OVERSIZE. Annual reports ; catalogs ; diesel engines ; "The Dotted Line" ; earthmoving equipment ; electric power units ; farming equipment ; general information ; history ; logging ; marine engines ; mining and pumping ; oilfield equipment ; railroad equipment ; tractors ; "Caterpillar Magazine"...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
1352 pieces; 44 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  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
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Ships  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Timber  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10172
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10172

[Trade catalogs from Construction Machinery Inc.]

Company Name:
Construction Machinery Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE ; Road grading equipment.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
11 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11198
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11198

[Trade catalogs from Blaw-Knox Co.]

Company Name:
Blaw-Knox Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Andrews-Bradshaw Co. ; bfGUMP Div. ; B.F. Gump Co. ; Blaw-Knox Div. ; Blaw-Knox Food & Chemical Equipment, Inc. ; Blaw Steel Construction Co. ; Buffalo Foundry & Machine Co. Buflovak Div. ; Chemical Plants Div. ; Foundry & Mill Machinery Div. ; Power Piping Div. ; Buflovak Equipment Div.  Search this
Notes content:
One piece OVERSIZE. Steel forms for sidewalk, curb, gutter, road construction. Transmission towers. Portable plants ; mixing plants. Clam shell, single line, dreadnaught buckets. Bins and batchers. Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food processing equipment. Industrial dryers. Pipe hangers and supports, vibration eliminators. Steel buildings. Buflovak equipment for processing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food products. Grain feeders, drives, grinders ; coffee mills ; rotary sifters ; weighers ; mixers and feed screens ; molasses mixers ; cracked corn polisher ; corn sheller ; corn and cob crusher ; barrel packer ; bulk storage for flour and feed ; sack cleaners ; elevating equipment ; bolting cloth ; corrugating and roll grinding ; bag holders ; bag ties and tools ; bag trucks ; platform scales ; scoops ; twine.
Includes:
Trade catalog, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
103 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  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
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Packaging machinery  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7978
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7978

[Trade catalogs from Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co.]

Variant company name:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,729472,00.html?promoid=googlep ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeastern_Pennsylvania_Transportation_Authority ; http://www.septa.org/inside/history.html  Search this
Company Name:
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co.  Search this
Related companies:
PTC (Philadelphia Transportation Company) ; SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)  Search this
Notes content:
Draft of lease and agreement between City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company for Frankford Elevated Railway and 35th Ward Surface Line (dated April 6, 1922) ; report on Sept.-Oct. 1919 testimony before Federal Electric Railways Commission in Washington, DC entitled "Philadelphia's Answer to the Traction Question" by T. E. Mitten
Includes:
Manual and histories
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Luggage  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Travel  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_32022
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_32022

[Trade catalogs from Pennsylvania Crusher Co.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1905 ; Philadelphia, PA ; Broomall, PA ; West Chester, PA ; http://www.penncrusher.com  Search this
Company Name:
Pennsylvania Crusher Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Bath Iron Works ; Congoleum Corp. ; K-Tron International, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Circa 1920-1979 catalogs ; limestone, coal and cement rock breaking, granulating, screening and crushing equipment ; hammermills
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
38 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  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
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Coal  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Glass  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29977
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29977

[Trade catalogs from Pennsylvania Flexible Metallic Tubing Co.]

Variant company name:
Est.1902  Search this
Company Name:
Pennsylvania Flexible Metallic Tubing Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Penflex Metal Hose (tm)  Search this
Notes content:
Circa 1920s-1950s(?) steel, bronze and copper hose for moving steam, air, tar & asphalt, water, gasoline and oil from one container to another: barrel filler parts ; pneumatic rivet passer ; clincher couplings ; spouts ; includes 1942 standard data - Penflex all metal flexible pipes for diesel installations
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
47 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Coal  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Metals  Search this
Motors  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30083
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30083

[Trade catalogs from Parsons Co. (Iowa)]

Variant company name:
Newton, IA ; New York, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Parsons Co. (Iowa)  Search this
Related companies:
Koehring Co. ; Allied Machinery Co. of America (New York, NY) ; National Equipment Corp. (NEC) (Milwaukee, WI)  Search this
Notes content:
Trade literature ranging from 1916 through 1950s (primarily 1930s) ; excavating equipment ; back-fillers ; trenchers (trench excavators) ; trench liners ; back-hoes ; ditchers ; tamping rollers ; cable pullers ; road surfacing machines ; snow plows
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
58 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newton, Iowa, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28955
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28955

[Trade catalogs from Westinghouse Air Brake Co.]

Variant company name:
Pittsburgh, PA  Search this
Company Name:
Westinghouse Air Brake Co.  Search this
Related companies:
American Standard ; Bendix-Westinghouse Auto ; National Brake & Electric Co. (Milwaukee, WI) ; Le Tourneau-Westinghouse Co. (Peoria, IL) ; R. G. Le Tourneau (Peoria, IL) ; American Brake Co. (St. Louis, MO) ; Motive Power Industries, Inc. ; Le Roi (Sidney, OH) ; Westinghouse Brake Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom ; Hanover, Germany) ; Westinghouse Traction Brake Co. (Pittsburgh, PA) ; Westinghouse Pacific Coast Brake Co. (Emeryville, CA) ; Union Switch & Signal Co. (Pittsburgh, PA ; Swissvale, PA) ; Westinghouse Automatic Air & Steam Coupler Co. (St. Louis, MO) ; Westinghouse Co., Ltd. (St. Petersburg, Russia) ; Canadian Westinghouse Co., Ltd. (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) ; Societe Anonyme Westinghouse (Paris, France)  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE. Railroad equipment ; road building equipment ; air compressors ; railroad switch and signals ; railroad safety equipment ; "The Search for Safety," (1981) ; steam valves...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
413 pieces; 51 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25050
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25050

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