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Worthington Corporation Records

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

Series 1: Historical and Reference Materials, 1847-1965

Series 2: Administrative and Business Records, 1856-1963

Series 3: Publications, 1872-1982

Series 4: Photographs, 1840-1964

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

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

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

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

Division of Political and Military History

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

Division of Medicine and Science

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

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Trade Literature Collection

The libraries contain trade literature on Worthington and its subsidiaries.
Provenance:
Donated to the Smithsonian in the 1960s by Studebaker Worthington, Inc.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Business -- History  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Diesel engines  Search this
Pumping machinery  Search this
Steam-turbines  Search this
Rock-drills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records -- 20th century
Trade catalogs
Reports
Sketchbooks
Advertisements
Patents
Photographs -- 19th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Minute books
Legal documents
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Worthington Corporation Records, 1840-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0916
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Worthington Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89e217554-152e-41b8-b888-036c9647c15f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0916
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Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation Statistics

Collection Creator:
Holly Manufacturing Company  Search this
Worthington Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 44, Folder 8-9
Box 45, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919-1923
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Corporation Records, 1840-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Worthington Corporation Records
Worthington Corporation Records / Series 2: Administrative and Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep850a70380-7072-45e6-9f53-d0302a2b8c36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0916-ref1094

Reorganization as the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation

Collection Creator:
Holly Manufacturing Company  Search this
Worthington Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1916
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Corporation Records, 1840-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Worthington Corporation Records
Worthington Corporation Records / Series 1: Historical and Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8729f3b2d-386b-422c-a7ba-cfc770a5c2fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0916-ref539

Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation Stock Circular

Collection Creator:
Holly Manufacturing Company  Search this
Worthington Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Corporation Records, 1840-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Worthington Corporation Records
Worthington Corporation Records / Series 2: Administrative and Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bb3d5428-099e-410f-a93f-eae022c12f54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0916-ref590

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, RenĂ©  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation, New York, New York

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 109, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads / 3: Manufacturers and Distributors of Railroad Cars, Equipment and Supplies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ef5a6dc5-5a53-4dde-91e4-edadd5a377db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-railroads-ref3744

Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation, New York, New York

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 109, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads / 6: Publications / 6.3: Articles, Reports, Newspaper Clippings and General Histories
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f676a4d6-b96c-4a44-a385-dfd5203c067e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-railroads-ref4490

Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation, centrifugal pumps

Collection Author:
Parke, Davis Company  Search this
Container:
Box 346, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1945
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records / Series 9: Equipment Data Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep837b3dc30-5963-4760-bd56-4944db70795f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0001-ref12981

Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1872-1971
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1136, Subseries 1.233
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f09702dc-0864-4f24-a8e4-6ac2c1222df0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1510

Open Type Locomotive Feedwater Heating Equipment

Container:
Box 73, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81990d33b-4910-4df6-9cf5-307772e09159
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1511

Portable Equipment for Railroad Service

Container:
Box 73, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep868b6b20f-e760-43bc-b1fd-173f4ed7589d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1512

"Worthington Locomotive Boiler FeedPump and Feedwater Heater"

Container:
Box 73, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923 December
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83da88af9-1798-4f2c-92d7-e35008822933
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1513

Feedwater Heating Equipment (leaflet)

Container:
Box 73, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81c6ecb7c-09f9-4ef1-8a10-5029bf5d5a6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1514

Worthington Pump and Machinery, "Feedwater Heating Equipment Bulletins W220-B9 Through W220-E59, Incomplete"

Container:
Box 73, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83cf9a68f-fb5c-48ac-bd2e-fe7ed3244a40
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1515

Worthington Locomotive Feedwater Heating Equipment Types S and SSA

Container:
Box 73, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep862235203-52b7-4516-99a1-62085a372dfc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1516

Locomotive Feedwater Heating Equipment -- Type SA

Container:
Box 73, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8416269c1-f1d7-41db-85fa-fcc3443913a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1517

"Worthington Locomotive Feedwater Heating Equipment, Types SA S2 and SCA2"

Container:
Box 73, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a3aca5c8-4da8-43d7-a5de-3330d5ac187b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1518

Blue Brute Tie Tampers Core and Operations

Container:
Box 73, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83d50da4d-1053-49e0-b408-71d205b755c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1519

Locomotive Feedwater Heather and Boiler Feed Pump

Container:
Box 73, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a8333b4d-64f2-44fc-9f1a-5bd43af047e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1520

"Worthington Locomotive Feedwater Heating Equipment Types B2 and BL2"

Container:
Box 73, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.233: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep864815316-09cd-4c47-b1b4-8ac4dcb292db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref1521

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