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Weston voltmeter

Maker:
United States Electric Lighting Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 12.065 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
Voltmeter
Date made:
ca 1890
ca 1885
Credit Line:
from Princeton University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, thru Dean Howard Menand
ID Number:
EM.318336
Catalog number:
318336
Accession number:
232729
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-19b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_702639

Sir Hiram S. Maxim Collection

Creator:
Maxim, Hiram H.  Search this
Names:
Maxim Gun Co.  Search this
United States Electric Lighting Co.  Search this
Maxim, Hiram S., 1840-1916  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1890-1916
bulk 1890-1894, 1912
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains material by or about Maxim. The bulk of the collection consists of published works, but does include an unpublished paper about Maxim's aeronautical experiments and a collection of newclippings regarding Maxim's life. This accession includes the following five books: Li Hung Chang's Scrapbook by Sir Maxim, 1913; The Life and Work of Sir Hiram Maxim: Knight, Chevalier de la Legion D'Honneur, by P. Fleury Mottelay, 1920; A Genius in the Family: Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim through a small Son's Eyes, by Hiram P. Maxim, 1936; My Life: Sir Hiram S. Maxim, by Sir Maxim, 1915; and A New System for Preventing Collisions at Sea, by Sir Maxim, 1912. This collection also includes two binders of material: 'Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, February 5, 1840 - November 25, 1916. Chevalier de Legion d' Honneur Photos, Press Notices, Etc.' and 'Sir Hiram Maxim's Airplane about 1890' which includes a description and photographs of the steam powered heavier than air flying machine designed and built in 1890 in England by Sir Maxim.
Biographical / Historical:
Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916) was an engineer and inventor. In 1878, while serving as Chief Engineer of the United States Electric Lighting Company, he contested and lost a priority battle with Thomas Edison over the invention of the electric light. He then turned to Mechanical Engineering and invented the first efficient machine gun. The United States government was not interested in the gun, so Maxim traveled to England in 1881 and established the Maxim Gun Company. The company merged with Nordenfeldt Company (1888) and Vickers Company, which eventually formed Vickers Sons and Maxim (1896). The British War Office adopted the gun and Maxim became a British citizen (1901). In 1901 Queen Victoria knighted Maxim. Maxim experimented in aeronautics during the thirty years before his death including and wrote a number of books and articles on the subject, including 'Artificial and Natural Flight' in 1908. Maxim also built a steam-powered aircraft, the Maxim (H.S.) Flying Machine, in 1894.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Hiram H. Maxim, gift, 1989, 1989-0031, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Machine guns  Search this
Maxim gun  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Maxim 1894 Flying Machine  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0031

[Trade catalogs from United States Electrical Lighting Co.]

Company Name:
United States Electrical Lighting Co.  Search this
Notes content:
lighting
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
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):
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Candles  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_43166
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_43166

The Edision Electric Light Co., vs. The United States Electric Lighting Co., on letters patent no. 223,898

Author:
United States Circuit Court (2nd Circuit)  Search this
Edison Electric Light Company, N.Y  Search this
United States Electric Lighting Company  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1890
1899
[189-?]
Topic:
Electric lighting--Patents  Search this
Patent laws and legislation  Search this
Call number:
TK4169.P29 1890
TK4169.P29 1890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_255203

[Trade catalogs from Potomac Electric Power Co.]

Variant company name:
Founded 1896  Search this
Company Name:
Potomac Electric Power Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Pepco ; United States Electric Lighting Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Provider of electrical power for Washington, DC and parts of Maryland. Company history, 1896-1946. Pamphlet from Home Service Dept. about portable appliances (includes recipes).
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Washington, Washington (D.C.), United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34401
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34401

[Trade catalogs from United States Electric Lighting Co.]

Company Name:
United States Electric Lighting Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"Weston" Dynamo Electric Machines (1883)
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Candles  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27442
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27442

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