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[Trade catalogs from John Spencer, Ltd.]

Variant company name:
London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
John Spencer, Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
iron and steel tubes
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21610
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21610

[Trade catalogs from Frodingham Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.]

Variant company name:
Sconthorpe, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Frodingham Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
United Steel Companies Ltd. (Sheffield, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
Steel pit props and mine arches
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Sconthorpe, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15422
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15422

[Trade catalogs from Arthur Lee & Sons, Ltd.]

Company Name:
Arthur Lee & Sons, Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Lee of Sheffield ; Crown Steel and Wire Mills (Sheffield, United Kingdom) ; Trubrite Works (Meadow Hall, Wincobank, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
Hot and cold rolled steel strip ; hot rolled wire rods ; bright drawn wire and bars ; streamline wires and tie rods ; flat wire ; stainless steel ; "Staybrite" steel wire ; "SingLEEquench" free-cutting case-hardening steel ; "FreeLEEcut" freecutting steels, "FreeLEEcase" case hardened steels, and other steels
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26245
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26245

[Trade catalogs from Lloyds (Burton) Ltd.]

Company Name:
Lloyds (Burton) Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Lloyds of Burton ; American Brake Shoe Co. ; Wellington Works (Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
"Iron and Steel Founders" ; castings ; steps in the casting process
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Burton, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27226
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27226

[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 H.H. Robertson Co.]

Variant company name:
Cheshire, United Kingdom ; Montreal  Search this
Company Name:
H.H. Robertson Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Asbestos Protected Metal Co.  Search this
Notes content:
1925-1927 ; highway materials ; building products ; skylights ; roof ventilators ; "Robertson Protected Metal (RPM)" for roofing and siding ; "Robertson Process Metal" for industrial building construction ; "Robertson Permanent Forms" ; "Robertson Bonded Steel", a material that looks like wood but is made of steel ; flooring and installation services ; metal gypsum asphalt ; asbestos protected metal ; "Keystone" beam steel flooring ; cellular steel flooring with electrical fittings
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
40 pieces; 2 boxes
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
Engineering consultants and contractors  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
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12987
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12987

[Trade catalogs from Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd.]

Variant company name:
London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Steel sheet piling ; "Chromador" steel ; steel for concrete reinforcement ; steel trench sheeting ; welded steel work
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
14 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13191
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13191

[Trade catalogs from Laystall Engineering Co. Ltd.]

Variant company name:
Liverpool, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Laystall Engineering Co. Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Laystall Motor Eng. Works Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Specialized motor engineering ; engine repair ; engine overhauling ; cylinder liners ; crankshafts ; "Laystallising" restoring worn parts ; nitralloy steel ; brake drum liners ; etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
London, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; 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
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Engines  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26048
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26048

[Trade catalogs from LeBus International Engineers, Inc.]

Company Name:
LeBus International Engineers, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
LeBus International Engineers, Ltd. (Beckenham, United Kingdom) ; LeBus International Engineers, GmbH (Hannover, Germany)  Search this
Notes content:
Lebus automatic fleet angle compensator for spooling wire line or rope ; Lebus engineered spooling ; wire line spooling
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Longview, Texas, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  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
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26208
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26208

[Trade catalogs from London & Midland Steel Scaffolding Co., Ltd.]

Company Name:
London & Midland Steel Scaffolding Co., Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
St. Lukes Works (Old Hill, Staffordshire, United Kingdom)  Search this
Notes content:
"Burton's Patent Steel Tubular Scaffolding" ; scaffolding parts ; supports ; "Double Grip" steel scaffolding ; "A New Industry in Old Hill" ; portable storage racks ; "bathing pool equipment" or swimming pool equipment ; "diving stages and water chutes" ; portable buildings
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
8 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  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
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27526
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27526

[Trade catalogs from Peavey Mfg. Co.]

Variant company name:
Founded 1857 ; http://www.peaveymfg.com/  Search this
Company Name:
Peavey Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
PV trademark  Search this
Notes content:
1958 catalog for line of lumberman's tools (poles ; hooks ; handles ; pickeroons ; ferrules ; peaveys) ; price list of lumberman's tools, pole line construction tools, agricultural tools ; axe and hammer handles
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Oakland, Maine, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  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
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Timber  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29474
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29474

[Trade catalogs from Mechans Ltd.]

Variant company name:
London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Mechans Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Scotstoun Iron Works  Search this
Notes content:
"Mechans" pipes ; "Mechans" steel boats and boatbuilding ; marine fittings ; structural materials ; ships' telegraphs ; marine brasswork
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
8 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Glasgow, Scotland
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Metals  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Ships  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Telecommunication systems  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Telephone supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30595
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30595

[Trade catalogs from Accles & Pollock Ltd.]

Variant company name:
Oldbury, Birmingham, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Accles & Pollock Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Tubing : steel and stainless steel tubing, stainless iron tubing, chrome tubing, bicycle tubing, aircraft tubing, automotive tubing, hypodermic needle tubing, tool sets, trolley booms, seat frames and top rails, tackle rods. Weldless steel tubes...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_36438
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_36438

Washington Steel Company Records

Source:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation  Search this
Creator:
Washington Steel Corporation  Search this
Former owner:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation  Search this
Inventor:
Sendzimir, Tadeusz, 1894-1989  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Negatives (photographic)
Photograph albums
Photographic slides
Date:
1947-1994
Summary:
The collection contains photographs and safety materials from the Washington Steel Corporation, a manufacturer based in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Scope and Contents:
This collection primarily consists of photographs of the Washington Steel Corporation's plant and its employees from its founding in 1945 through the 1970s. Many of the photographs depict company dinners or outdoor events. Some photographs document work within the steel mill. Most of the photographs were labelled and numbered upon receipt by the Division of Work and Industry and have been arranged based upon this numbering scheme. The collection also contains employee safety materials produced by the United Steelworkers.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged as a single series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Washington Steel Corporation was founded by T.S. Fitch in 1945. Based in Washington, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, the Washington Steel Corporation was known for its use of Tadeusz Sendzimir's Z-Mill for cold-rolling stainless steel. Instead of using multi-stand four high rolls Sendzimir's Z-Mill used a clustered nest of rolls, like two inverted pyramids (1-2-3-4 configuration). The company won fame within the industry when its steel was used in the construction of the Atlas missile used to launch the first American spacecraft to orbit the Earth, the Friendship 7. As the steel industry declined in the United States, the firm was purchased by the Lukens Steel Company in 1992, which was in turn purchased by Bethlehem Steel in 1997.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Washington Steel Film Collection (NMAH.AC.0730)

Sendzimir Mill Video Documentation (NMAH.AC.0605)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1997.
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:
Iron and steel industry  Search this
Mills  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Negatives (photographic)
Photograph albums
Photographic slides
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1443
See more items in:
Washington Steel Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1443
Online Media:

Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection

Creator:
Mundel, Marvin Everett, 1916-1996 (industrial engineer)  Search this
Names:
A.O. Smith Company  Search this
Aji-no-moto Corporation  Search this
Albert Trostel and Sons  Search this
Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Comp  Search this
American Colortype  Search this
American Institute of Industrial Engineers  Search this
Asian Productivity organization  Search this
Barbar and Coleman  Search this
Bridgestone  Search this
Briggs and Stratton  Search this
Buffalo China Company  Search this
Cindahy Brothers Company  Search this
College of Technology Birmingham, England  Search this
E.I. DuPont De Nemours  Search this
Gardner Board and Carton Company  Search this
Hamilton Manufacturing Company  Search this
Herbst Shoe Manufacturing Company  Search this
Japan Productivity Center  Search this
Japanese Management Association  Search this
Kanaki Gear Plant  Search this
Kanebo Spinning Co.  Search this
Kawasake Dockyard  Search this
Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Comp  Search this
Milwaukee Dental Research Group  Search this
Milwaukee Gas Company  Search this
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.  Search this
Nihon Denso  Search this
Nippon Electric Company  Search this
Nippon Kokan Tsurumi  Search this
Pillsbury Mills  Search this
Purdue University  Search this
S.C. Johnson and Son  Search this
Society for the Advancement of Management  Search this
Stephan A. Young Company  Search this
Sumitomo  Search this
Walgreen's  Search this
Western Printing and Lithography Corp  Search this
Westover Engineers  Search this
Yanmar Diesel Engine Company  Search this
Deming, Edwards  Search this
Gambrell, C.B.  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (36 boxes)
75 motion picture films
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Photographs
Field notes
Motion photographs
Diagrams
Loop films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transparencies
Correspondence
Charts
Place:
United States Navy Long Beach Naval Shipyard
United States Rock Island Arsenal
Date:
1937-1996
Summary:
The Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection contains correspondence, reports, data, notes, publications, books, charts, certificates, awards, writings, photographs, films and videos that document the life and career of Marvin Mundel, a well-known expert in the field of work management and productivity enhancement.
Scope and Contents:
The Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection contains correspondence, reports, data, notes, publications, books, charts, certificates, awards, writings, photographs, films and videos that document the life and career of Marvin Mundel and demonstrate his work practices and teaching techniques.

The collection is organized chronologically into eleven series: Biographical Materials, Writings, Industrial Engineering, Work Methods, Purdue University, Time and Motion Study, Government Work, Japanese Consulting, Asian Productivity Organization, Dupont Case Study, and Films and Videos. While the years in each series may overlap, the separation of series demonstrates the evolution of Mundel's work and teachings. Photographs can be found throughout the collection. Information about the film and video series is located in Appendix A.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1953-1996, consists of documentation about Mundel and his career. The series contains bibliographies and curriculum vitae, correspondence, documentation on his memberships in Industrial Engineering groups, photographs, and certificates.

Series 2, Writings, 1937-1994, brings together Mundel's papers, speeches, books, and publications. When possible, the writings are arranged chronologically. The remaining writings are arranged by topic. This series should not be considered a definitive bibliography of Mundel's writings.

Series 3, Industrial Engineering, 1954-1995, combines Mundel's research with correspondence to and from other Industrial Engineers. It also includes Mundel's contributions to the Encyclopedia Britannica on "Industrial Engineering," "Work Measurement," and "Memomotion."

Series 4, Work Methods, undated, contains documents such as forms, office procedure manuals, visual aids, and printed matter about office equipment that offer insight into Mundel's work methods and innovative methods of making his own office more efficient.

Series 5, Purdue University, 1951-1957, documents his teaching career at the Industrial Engineering Department as well correspondence from his trip to England where he taught classes on industrial engineering.

Series 6, Time and Motion Study, 1952-1984, includes notes, data, printed matter, correspondence, charts, and photographs from his consultant work for various companies. This series contains seven subseries: Subseries 1, Consulting Work, 1954-1966; Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960; Subseries 3, Course work, undated; Subseries 4, Equipment, undated; Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984; Subseries 6, Memberships, 1970-1977; and Subseries 7, Research, 1957.

Subseries 1, Consulting work, 1954-1966, contains correspondence and data from the corporations that hired Mundel as a consultant. Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960, the contains letters to and from people with diverse interests in time and motion study. Many people wrote to Mundel asking for advice with projects. Visual aids and handouts make up Subseries 3, Course work. In order to create memomotion, Mundel needed to refine certain electrical and motor parts on the cameras and projectors with which he worked. Subseries 4, Equipment, undated, have brochures on many different kinds of motors and switches. Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984, contains most of the documentation that relates directly to films and video cassettes in this collection. Mundel was active in many organizations related to industrial engineering that shared his interests in time and motion study. Finally, copies and clippings make up the research subseries, 1957.

Series 7, Government Work, 1952-1971, documents Mundel's work for the government, from his work at Rock Island Arsenal to seminars for NASA. This series contains correspondence, data, reports, course work, visual aids, and photographs. The consulting work is arranged in a chronological manner and, in some instances, alphabetically.

Series 8, Japanese Consulting, 1959-1987, documents Mundel's consulting work for Japanese corporations. The files are arranged alphabetically by company and contain research, data, charts, notes, reports, and correspondence about each manufacturing firm. His notebooks and trip files give insight into his cultural understanding of Japanese firms and his teaching practices. Of special interest are the notebooks that contain photographs and firsthand experiences of adapting to Japanese culture and understanding Japanese work practices.

Series 9, Asian Productivity Organization, 1973-1994, consists of year and country files of Mundel's seminars throughout the Far East. The course work, notes, visual aids, reports, and photographs demonstrate Mundel's shift in emphasis from work measurement to managerial organization. This series also contains books published by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) that give a context to Mundel's work and writings.

Series 10, Dupont Case Study, 1978-1984, contains correspondence, data, notes, reports, research, and visual aids concerning one of the many American companies where Mundel consulted. Dupont was selected because of its prominence in the American business world.

Series 11, Films and Videos, circa 1939-1973, is comprised of 16mm films and 1⁄2" VHS videocassette tapes. The bulk of the series is 16mm films. The films relate to the documents in Series 6: Time and Motion Studies. There are six subseries: Rating Films, 1939-1973; Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959; Multi-Image Loops, circa, 1956-1958; Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962; Travel Films, circa 1955-1958 and Papers, undated.

Films are labeled either OF, RF, OV, or RV, for Original Film, Reference Film, Original Video, and Reference Video, respectively. [Example: For "676.24 OF Roll Edge on Sheet Metal Disc, circa 1960 (REF. FILM 676.24 and REF. VIDEO 676.70)," 676 is the collection number; 24 is the item number; OF means original film; "Roll Edge on Sheet Metal Disc" is the title; 1960 is the date followed by any reference copies. In this case there are both a reference film and a reference video. The Archives Center will eventually have reference copies for all of the films. for researchers to view.

Subseries 1, Rating Films, circa 1939-1973, represents Mundel's work with rating or pace films. This technique films a worker doing a repetitive work unit and allows trained motion study analysts to establish time standards. These films show a wide variety of jobs held by both men and women, American workers and Japanese workers. There are three groups of films:

Demonstration Rating Films: These films have the same format as titles with 10 scenes of workers doing a work unit at different paces. The films are arranged according to Mundel's numerical system and retain the original titles. These films should be projected at 1000 frames per minute.

Poultry Rating Films: These are rating films that Mundel did for the USDA and the Consumer Protection Programs.

Miscellaneous Films: These are Mundel's rating films for Tung Sol, ASF, Woods Veterans Hospital, and Montfort. There is also a rating film taken by an English company.

Subseries 2, Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959, includes memomotion examples that were incorporated into instructional films. Memomotion is a filming technique created by Mundel. Time and motion analysts film a non-repetitive or extended crew activity at one frame per second and then project the film at normal speed. In this manner, the analyst can record a longer work period at a fraction of the cost and be able to analyze the film much more quickly. Memomotion is often used in conjunction with work flow diagrams.

Subseries 3, Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958, combines seven of Mundel's multi-image loops onto one film core. The films display twelve images of rating films at the same time. The worker in each image is working at a different pace (fastest in the top left-hand corner and the slowest in the bottom right-hand corner). Time and motion study analysts could watch the loops for as long as they needed to get an idea of what the range of paces for a certain job could be. The loops were disassembled and spliced together for preservation and viewing purposes.

Subseries 4, Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962, includes Mundel's attempts to educate others about his filming techniques and overall industrial engineering themes. The films teach ways to improve productivity through motion studies, how to make memomotion films, and the College of Technology, Birmingham, England's method of making microscope slides.

Subseries 5, Travel Films, circa 1955-1958, includes films that combine Mundel's love for travel and different cultures with film documentation of Japanese seminars.

Subseries 6, Papers, undated, contains papers directly related to the films. Of importance are the rating sheets which associate different percentages of efficiency to the paces in the film.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into eleven series.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1953-1996

Series 2, Writings, 1937-1994

Subseries 1, Books, 1942-1994

Subseries 2, Papers, 1959-1989, undated

Subseries 3, Publications, 1937-1993, undated

Subseries 4, Speeches, undated

Subseries 5, University of Iowa Studies, 1938-1940

Series 3, Industrial Engineering, 1954-1995

Series 4, Work Methods, undated

Series 5, Purdue University, 1951-1957

Series 6, Time and Motion Study, 1952-1984

Subseries 1, Consulting Work, 1954-1966

Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960

Subseries 3, Course Work, undated

Subseries 4, Equipment, undated

Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984

Subseries 6, Memberships-Industrial Management Society, 1970-1977

Subseries 7, Research, 1957

Series 7, Government Work, 1952-1971

Subseries 1, General, 1955-1967, undated

Subseries 2, Rock Island Arsenal, 1952-1958

Subseries 3, Consulting, 1959-1971

Subseries 4, Seminars, 1963-1969

Series 8, Japanese Consulting, 1959-1987

Subseries 1, Consulting, 1961-1980

Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1959-1980

Subseries 3, Keio University, 1960-1961

Subseries 4, Memberships, 1959-1987

Subseries 5, Notes, undated

Subseries 6, Photographs, undated

Subseries 7, Scrapbooks, 1960-1965

Subseries 8, Seminars, 1959-1967

Series 9, Asian Productivity Organization, 1973-1994

Subseries 1, Annual Reports, 1973-1994

Subseries 2, Books, 1985-1989

Subseries 3, General, 1976-1995, undated

Subseries 4, Seminars, 1973-1989

Subseries 5, Presentation Album of Jakarta Seminar, 1973

Series 10, DuPont Case Study, 1978-1984

Series 11, Films and Videos, circa 1939-1973

Subseries 1, Rating Films, circa 1939-1973

Subseries 2, Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959

Subseries 3, Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958

Subseries 4, Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962

Subseries 5, Travel Films, circa 1955-1958

Subseries 6, Papers, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Marvin Everett Mundel, born April 20, 1916, was a major figure in the fields of industrial engineering and time and motion studies. He is known particularly for his consulting work, seminars and teaching, as well as numerous publications based on his expertise in work management and productivity enhancement. He began his engineering career in 1936 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New York University (1936), followed by an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering earned in 1938 and 1939, respectively, from the State University of Iowa.

In the late 1930s and 1940s, work measurement studies were considered the state-of-the-art method for improving industrial production. Mundel continued and built upon the achievements of pioneers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth during his teaching career at both Bradley and Purdue Universities. He also conducted seminars at Marquette University Management Center and the University of Wisconsin's Extension Center in Milwaukee. In addition to his American teaching career, Mundel was a visiting professor at both the University of Birmingham in England and Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1952, Mundel started a consulting firm which aided corporations and governments in either work measurement consulting or, later in his career, industrial engineering consulting. His first clients were United States government agencies that wanted to gain control over lost revenue or manpower. His position from 1952 to 1953 at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, as the first Director of the Army Management Engineering Training Program, transformed management techniques in the Army.

After his employment at Rock Island, Mundel began a series of consultant roles with corporations eager to standardize labor practices and make production more efficient. From 1953 to 1963, Mundel conducted time and motion studies at various manufacturing companies and developed techniques to measure work units. His most important contribution to the field of time and motion study was the development of memomotion, a stop-action filming technique used to determine time standards for work tasks.

Following his refinements of time and motion study, Mundel took his expertise to Japan where he offered his consultant services to various Japanese manufacturing firms during the 1960s. His interests evolved from time and motion studies to include work management and overall management organization consulting. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mundel also returned to government consulting in the United States with these new techniques, in offices such as the Bureau of the Budget and United States Department of Agriculture. This period marked an important evolution in Mundel's career, from time and motion study to work measurement and then to industrial consulting. Mundel was among the first consultants to export American management techniques to Japan, and, in his later career, to other Asian countries. He became an integral part of the Asian Productivity Organization, a group that helped developing Asian countries learn how to increase productivity. His seminars sought to provide corporations and governments with efficient management techniques so that Asia would become a strong economic center. Mundel was sensitive to cultural differences as well as varied methods of management and standards of productivity.

Mundel won the Gilbreth Award in 1982. He continued conducting seminars and writing books and articles well into the 1980s, until failing health prevented him from traveling. When Mundel died in 1996, he was well respected in the field of industrial engineering for his many contributions.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History by Marvin Mundel's wife, Takako Mundel, in January, 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hospitals -- Materials management  Search this
Food processing plants  Search this
Industrial productivity -- measurements  Search this
Industrial films  Search this
Government consultants -- Asia -- Japan  Search this
Government productivity -- Japan  Search this
Machine shops  Search this
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Punched card systems -- Machinery  Search this
Steel founding  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Plant layout  Search this
Diesel motor industry  Search this
Meat -- Packing  Search this
Shipbuilding industry  Search this
Meat inspection  Search this
Meat industry and trade  Search this
Pharmaceutical industry  Search this
Materials handling  Search this
Poultry -- Inspection  Search this
Dental offices  Search this
Box making  Search this
Greeting cards industry  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Refuse collection  Search this
Poultry industry  Search this
Shoe industry  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Methods engineering  Search this
Industrial engineering -- 1930-2000  Search this
Chronophotography  Search this
Drafting table  Search this
Organizational effectiveness  Search this
Industrial management  Search this
Work measurement  Search this
Motion study  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Field notes
Motion photographs
Diagrams
Loop films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transparencies
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Charts
Citation:
Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection, 1937-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0676
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Arthur d'Arazien Industrial Photographs

Creator:
d'Arazien, Arthur  Search this
Extent:
11 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Dye destruction process
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Cibachrome (tm)
Tear sheets
Color negatives
Color prints (photographs)
Dye destruction photoprints
Silver-dye bleach process
Type c color prints
Chromogenic processes
Place:
Canada -- Industry -- 1940-1980
Date:
circa 1930-2002
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes Arthur d'Arazien's professional work in industrial photography from the late 1940's through about 1981; personal creative photography and other types of professional work were retained by Mr. d'Arazien or placed elsewhere. Thus this collection is a very cohesive, unified body of work, which documents primarily American (and some Canadian) business and industry during a period of expansion a golden age of American industry. Although it represents the photographer's creative and artistic style and skill, the subject matter is appropriate to the National Museum of American History from several viewpoints the visual documentation of industry and technology, as well as advertising, public relations, and business history.

The photographs include black and white negatives and prints from the negatives, as well as color negative and transparency materials, up to 8" x 10" in size. Probably the majority of the transparencies were made in the large size. The black and white materials include pictures of d'Arazien at work some made by famous Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, a colleague at the Famous Photographers School. A number of Dye Transfer prints mounted on illustration board were made by master color printer Don Browning.

In addition to frequently extensive caption information on all of d'Araziens original envelopes and enclosures, many enclosures for color negatives and transparencies bear d'Arazien labels with technical information or instructions for color printing, such as filter pack designations and local printing controls. These enclosures therefore have been retained in the collection, although usually they are not of archival quality.

Of secondary significance are 62 large color prints, mostly Type C, with a few Cibachromes, which were made from the original transparencies for exhibition purposes. Most were made either by K & L laboratories, New York City (stickers on back) or Eastman Kodak professional laboratories, Rochester, N.Y., and have been wet mounted to non archival Masonite. At the time of acquisition, several had faded and/or changed color. These are available for research and exhibition purposes, but are not expected to survive as long as the original transparencies.

The collection contains Mr. d'Arazien's files of printed materials. These include reproductions which indicate how his photographs were used by clients. Included are annual reports, promotional pieces, magazine tearsheets from advertising and editorial uses, and other biographical items.

Series 1: Professional industrial photographs.

Photographs document primarily American business and industry (including some taken in Canada). Black-and-white negatives with prints from these negatives, also color negative and transparency materials. Most transparencies are 8" x 10". The photographs demonstrate the photographer's reputation as a master of dramatic lighting and the coordination of large-scale, complex industrial setups in factories, steel mills, and even outdoor settings. Also 65 color prints, mostly Type C with a few Cibachromes, made from the original transparencies for exhibition purposes, mostly wet-mounted to Masonite. Black-and-white photographs include pictures of d'Arazien at work--some by Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Series 2: D'Arazien's files of printed materials, some of which include photomechanical reproductions of his work, indicating how the photographs were used by clients; also annual reports, magazine tearsheets from advertising and editorial uses, and other promotional items, in addition to biographical materials.

2007 addendum: Transparencies, slides, prints and negatives of additional photographs by Arthur d'Arazien, including industrial subjects as well as travel, architectural, agricultural, portrait, art, still life and personal photographs. Also included are miscellaneous papers, mostly relating to d'Arazien's photographic work.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Paper Documents

Subseries 1.1: Publications and Reproductions.

Sub Series 1.2: Photographer's Labels, Envelopes, Etc.

Series 2: Photographs

Subseries 2.1: Color Phototransparencies

Subseries 2.2: Color Photonegatives and Color Photoprints

Subseries 2.3: Black and White Photonegatives and Photoprints

Subseries 2.4: Color Photoprints: Enlargements Mounted on Masonite

Material is arranged in each sub-series primarily by client names, in alphabetical order.

Series 3: Oversize prints
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur d'Arazien began his photographic career as an assistant to a famous theatrical photographer, documenting Broadway shows. A distinctive emphasis on dramatic lighting in his later work suggests the heavy influence of the theater. He did fashion and commercial photography, as well as photographing the 1939 World's Fair, for Underwood & Underwood Illustration Studios, East 44th St., New York City, in 1938 1939. He was described in a U.S. Camera Annual article as Aan architect whose interest in photography has caused him to make a profession of it.

D'Arazien taught aerial photography for the U.S. Air Corps Technical Training Command at Lowry Field, Denver, during World War II. He began his career in industrial photography with the De Laval Separator Company, New York City. His energy and creativity led to assignments which often were judged too difficult for lesser photographers. His growing reputation as an industrial photographer kept pace with the dynamic growth of the industrial and technological activities he was photographing during the 1950s through the 1980s.

Robert Vogel, former Curator of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the National Museum of American History, wrote that d'Arazien: ...became internationally known for his dramatic color views of the American industrial scene at a time when our industry can be said to have been at the height of its powers....He was commissioned by the giants of steel, paper, chemicals, machinery, transportation, automobiles, mining, metal refining, textiles, and the other heavy (and medium) industries. ...He developed a number of special techniques for obtaining the grand, sweeping views that became his trademark, including multiple exposures to achieve dramatic lighting effects, elaborate lighting setups involving multiple flashes from several vantages employing a number of assistants intercommunicating by radio, complex arrangements with transportation lines and the various departments of the subject organization to produce the desired juxtaposition of elements in the photograph, and the like. His MO was anything but that of simply walking onto the scene and snapping the shutter; for many of his breathtaking views he appears to have been more producer and impresario than photographer.

Arthur d'Arazien describes the growth of his spectacular style as an eager response to new subjects, challenges, and photographic materials:

...knowing that color was the coming thing in corporate advertising, I pursued that line. I did lots of experimenting; every assignment gave me an opportunity to try something new, such as combination day and night exposures on a single sheet of film, multiple flash bulbs to light large interiors, multiple exposures on the same film, such as...moving objects ...automobiles, trains...to build up excitement in a picture. Colored gels to change colors. I even used old fashioned flash powder to light ...steel mills, because there were no flashbulbs powerful enough to light these dark, cavernous interiors: this idea was borrowed from the Air Corps night time aerial photography with magnesium flash powder.

A skilled painter and metal sculptor as well as photographer, d'Arazien came from a family of artists. His photographs were made primarily on assignment from industrial corporations for advertising, editorial, and public relations purposes, but have been exhibited and collected as works of art in the Smithsonian Institution (Division of Photographic History), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum. His work was included in the Photography in the Fine Arts exhibitions organized by Ivan Dimitri, and he was a founding faculty member of the Famous Photographers School, Westport, Connecticut, in the early 1960's.

D'Arazien married Margaret Scott and has two sons. He had a studio in Waterside Plaza, New York, and made his home in New Canaan, Connecticut, until moving to Naples, Florida, upon his retirement in 1988. The collection was brought to the Smithsonian's attention by his son Steven, and was donated to the Archives Center before this move. In anticipation of this gift, Mr. d'Arazien spent several months inspecting his collection, eliminating duplicate and technically unsuccessful images, and captioning photographs.

Sources American Aces, U.S. Camera Annual 1939. Clipping in scrapbook no. 1, box 24, first page.

Robert M. Vogel, memorandum, undated, but written after a December 1987 visit to d'[Arazien's home. In Archives Center collection control file.

Letter to the author, 26 February 1992, in collection control file.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Arthur d'Arazien, December 24, 1988.
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:
Industry -- Photographs -- 1940-1980 -- Canada  Search this
Industry -- Photographs -- 1940-1980 -- United States  Search this
Steel industry and trade -- 1940-1980  Search this
Agriculture -- Photographs -- 20th century  Search this
Travel -- Photographs -- 1930-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Photographs -- Chromogenic -- 1900-2000
Dye destruction process
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Cibachrome (TM)
Tear sheets
Color negatives
Color prints (photographs)
Dye destruction photoprints
Silver-dye bleach process
Photographs -- Color prints -- 20th century
Type C color prints
Chromogenic processes
Citation:
Arthur d'Arazien Industrial Photographs, ca. 1930-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0314
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[Trade catalogs from Upson-Walton Co.]

Company Name:
Upson-Walton Co.  Search this
Notes content:
wire rope and drop forged fittings, wire rope clips, shackles, wire rope thimbles, wire rope sockets, hooks, swivels, eye nuts, lifting eyes, bridge clevises, rod ends, swage fittings, turnbuckles, tackle blocks, crane hook blocks, chain and manila rope fittings...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28574
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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[Trade catalogs from Peacock Brothers Ltd.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1897 or 1898  Search this
Company Name:
Peacock Brothers Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
1947 and 1952 trade literature for a company that made and represented other manufacturers of: pumps, valves and boiler feed controls ; automatic weighing and material handling machinery ; burners ; heat treatment furnaces and equipment ; testing equipment ; worm gears ; lubricating systems ; meters and regulators ; wire and screens ; filters ; joints ; gauges ; thermometers and instruments ; meters ; mining ropes ; conveyors, loaders, coalcutters ; switchgear ; pneumatic tools ; engines.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Foundries; supplies and equipment  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  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
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Engines  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29440
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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[Trade catalogs from Phoenix Iron Co.]

Variant company name:
Phoenixville, PA ; Meadville, PA ;  Search this
Company Name:
Phoenix Iron Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Phoenix Iron Works ; Phoenix Bridge Co. ; 1855: Phoenix Iron Co. ; 1949: Phoenix Iron & Steel Co. ; 1955: Phoenix Steel Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Trade literature from an iron mill: "Useful Information for Architects, Engineers and Workers in Wrought Iron" (1885) ; "Hand Book of Useful Information, Tables, Rules, Data and Formulae Appertaining to the Use of Steel as Manufactured by the Phoenix Iron Co." (1906, 1908, 1915) ; "Sections of Shapes Manufactured by the Phoenix Iron Co." (1923) ; "Dick and Church Engine Built by Phoenix Iron Works Co." (1893 and 1896) ; catalogs of various steam engines built between 1865 and 1914 ; circa 1893 catalog of boilers ; 1923 boiler catalog ; 1885 illustrated catalog of stationary and portable engines and boilers. http://www.phxsg.org/hspa/iron_works.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Iron_Works ; http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/MIND_Repository_Details.aspx?rep_id=1343
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
19 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Foundries; supplies and equipment  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  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
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Business  Search this
Coal  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_32247
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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[Trade catalogs from Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. Inc.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1907  Search this
Company Name:
Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
1928 price list for Phoenix gaskets and washers
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Topic:
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Leather industry and trade  Search this
Metals  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Tanning  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_32252
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_32252

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