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airbrush tool

Object Name:
Airbrush Tool
Other Terms:
Airbrush Tool; Printmaking
ID Number:
1980.0576.234
Accession number:
1980.0576
Catalog number:
1980.0576.234
1980.0576.234
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-8c59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_804119

airbrush tool

Object Name:
Airbrush Tool
Other Terms:
Airbrush Tool; Printmaking
ID Number:
1980.0576.247
Catalog number:
1980.0576.247
1980.0576.247
Accession number:
1980.0576
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-3190-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_804120

Shoulder Blanket

Culture/People:
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Veloy Vigil (Veloy Joseph Vigil), Tesuque Pueblo, 1931-1997  Search this
Previous owner:
Leonard D. Horodenski (L.D. Horodenski), Non-Indian, 1919-1986  Search this
Anne Pomeroy Horodenski (Mrs. L.D. Horodenski), Non-Indian, 1916-1997  Search this
Donor:
Leonard D. Horodenski (L.D. Horodenski), Non-Indian, 1919-1986  Search this
Anne Pomeroy Horodenski (Mrs. L.D. Horodenski), Non-Indian, 1916-1997  Search this
Title:
Shoulder Blanket
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Cardboard, watercolor, paper
Techniques:
Painted, airbrushed, collaged
Dimensions:
40.5 x 40 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Taos; Taos County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1983
Catalog Number:
25/2526
Barcode:
252526.000
See related items:
Tesuque Pueblo
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a4dd7757-7330-4ce9-bb00-89bb04accc94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_268426
Online Media:

Cooper-Bessemer Corporation Records

Creator:
Cooper-Bessemer Corporation (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Extent:
27 Cubic feet (68 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertising
Airbrushing
Cashbooks
Correspondence
Catalogs
Drawings
Financial records
Letterpress copybooks
Photographs
Price lists
Newsletters
Trade literature
Date:
1870-1961
Summary:
These records document the activities of the Cooper-Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Grove City, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines, compressors, and furnaces.
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the activities of the Cooper-Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines; compressors; and furnaces through correspondence, financial materials, trade literature and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eleven series.

Series 1: Background Materials, 1895-1944

Series 2: Correspondence, 1866-1961

Series 3: Financial Materials, 1888-1929

Series 4: Newsletters, 1917-1942

Series 5: Product and Sales Materials, 1870-1961

Series 6: Advertising Materials, 1921-1945

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1902-1953

Series 8: Photographs, 1881-1930s

Series 9: Air Brushed Photographs/Renderings, 1909-1930s, undated

Series 10: Glass Plate Negatives, 1906-1913, undated

Series 11: Drawings, 1906-1944
Biographical / Historical:
C. & G. Cooper Company was founded by Charles (1811-1891) and Elias Cooper (1814-1848) in 1833 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Situated in Central Ohio, abundant supplies of coal, iron and natural gas were available to the Cooper brothers as well as proximity to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad lines. Previously, the brothers opened a coal mine in 1832 and then a foundry for casting metals. Their principal products were plows, carding machines, and special power machinery. In 1848, Elias Cooper died and Charles Cooper sold an interest in the Company to T.L. Clark and the firm changed its name from to C. & E. Cooper to Cooper & Clark. In 1852, John Cooper (1824-1916), the younger brother of Charles and Elias, joined the company and became known as Coopers & Clark. T.L. Clark retired in 1853 and the company became C. & J. Cooper.

In 1852, the company built its first blowing engine and with the growth of the railroad system and a demand for railroad equipment, the company responded with manufacturing steam locomotives. In 1865, F.L. Fairchild (d. 1912) joined the company as a partner and the firm became known as C.& J. Cooper & Company. J.C. Debes, a mechanical engineer formerly of the George H. Corliss Works, began working for the company in 1865 designing Corliss engines that came to market in 1869. Corliss engines would become a principal product of the company by 1886. Colonel George Rogers (son-in-law of Elias Cooper) joined the company when John Cooper retired and the name once gain changed to C. & G. Cooper & Company. By 1881, Desault B. Kirk (son-in-law of Charles Cooper) and son, C.F. Cooper (d. 1894) along with E.H. Fairchild and B.F. Williams became active partners in the company. In 1929, Cooper merged with Bessemer Gas Engine Co. of Grove City, Pennsylvania, to form Cooper-Bessemer Corporation. Cooper Machinery Services is the current equipment manufacturer for Cooper-Bessemer engines.

During World War One and World War Two, the company made munitions—steel shells, special purpose lathes, surface grinders and multiple-head cutting off machines—to aid the Allies. Its work contributed to faster and more efficient production for the war effort and earned it the Maritime "M" and Army/Navy "E" Awards. Over the years, the company's products included: simple and compound Corliss engines, gas and diesel engines, rolling mill engines, marine engines, compressors, and power units for ice and refrigeration, cotton-ginning and oil-milling.

Sources

Cooper Machinery Services (last accessed on April 12, 2022 https://www.cooperservices.com/our-company/heritage/cooper-origins/the-history-of-cooper-bessemer/)

C. & G. Cooper Company, Seventy-Five Years of Engine Building, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 1900.

100 Years of Power, Cooper-Bessemer, 1833-1933, 1933.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Trade Literature Collection

Includes Cooper-Bessemer Corporation, Chapman Engineering Company, and Hope Engineering and Supply Company.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by the Cooper-Bessemer Corporation, through Robert S. Warren, Manager of Advertising and Public Relations, in 1965 and 1969.
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.
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:
Air-compressors  Search this
Engines  Search this
Diesel motor  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Marine engines  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertising
Airbrushing
Cashbooks
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Catalogs -- 20th century
Drawings -- 19th century
Drawings -- 20th century
Financial records
Letterpress copybooks
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Price lists
Newsletters
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Trade literature -- 20th century
Citation:
Archives Center, Cooper-Bessemer Corporation Records, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0961
See more items in:
Cooper-Bessemer Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88284a8f0-2012-488a-ba71-bd3925941302
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0961
Online Media:

Carnival Lion Mask

Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
Mexico  Search this
Material:
Paper Mache, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
North America, Mexico
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
USNM Number:
EO400693
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b71685b4-5ed0-4b9e-86e8-861c3162699f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_11020345
Online Media:

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 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.
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
See more items in:
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
Online Media:

Concept Car

Designer:
Glen Winterscheidt, American, 1929 – 2020  Search this
Office of:
General Motors, Detroit, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Airbrush and ink on illustration board
Dimensions:
24.1 × 52.1 cm (9 1/2 × 20 1/2 in.)
Type:
transportation
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Michigan, USA
Date:
ca. 1957
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Paul Herzan and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Accession Number:
2017-18-20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4bdeb09a4-68ee-4153-8d29-1445eda724e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2017-18-20

Diplomacy in Crisis

Artist:
Nicholas Gaetano, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
Airbrushed acrylic on artist board
Dimensions:
59.3cm x 45.2cm (23 3/8" x 17 13/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1980
Topic:
Equipment\Rope  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\French  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\British  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.82.TC16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e91c6d53-734a-4c66-b518-b2215b504515
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.TC16

Here Comes Skylab

Artist:
Roger Huyssen, born 1946  Search this
Medium:
Airbrushed acrylic on artist board
Dimensions:
65.3cm x 59.2cm (25 11/16" x 23 5/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1979
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Moon  Search this
Human Figures\Astronaut  Search this
Vehicle\Spacecraft  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.82.TC22
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Roger Huyssen
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f5add3e1-1a48-443c-80e8-84dec0d2539b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.TC22

Sorry America, Your Insurance Has Been Cancelled

Alternate Title:
Insurance
Artist:
Guy Renee Billout, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and airbrush on board
Dimensions:
29.5cm x 19.6cm (11 5/8" x 7 11/16"), Image
Type:
Painting
Date:
1986
Topic:
Exterior\Street  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.90.TC69
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Guy Rene Billout
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42e0a7555-b02a-4ae6-9dd1-b517767a5c9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.90.TC69

Made in Japan

Artist:
Martial Raysse, French, b. Golfe–Juan, 1936  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical reproductions and wallpaper with airbrush ink, opaque paint, ink, tacks, peacock feathers, and plastic flies on paper mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
51 1/8 × 96 1/4 in. (129.8 × 244.3 cm)
Type:
Collage
Date:
(1964)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.242
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Dada/Fluxus
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py21bf8ffd5-c810-417c-b529-0bbbd9370edb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.242

Light Bulb Triptych

Artist:
Ching Ho Cheng, American, b. Havana, Cuba, 1946–1989  Search this
Medium:
Airbrush, opaque paint, and colored pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 19 1/4 x 36 1/8 in. (48.8 x 91.7 cm) image: 14 x 30 1/4 in. (35.6 x 76.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1976)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1977
Accession Number:
77.2
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py21e43388d-6248-41ae-aa4c-6d6b0e53aaae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.2

urinteus

Preparation:
ink wash, white gouache, carbon pencil, undiluted ink, scratching on airbrushed Rossboard
Remarks:
Mounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Hemiptera
Published Name:
urinteus
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 001865
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b39c7ddd-9cc0-4b8e-b079-6ba32febdc65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314498

Heliothis armigera

Preparation:
Gouache on Airbrushed Background
Prints
Reprint
Remarks:
Mounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Published Name:
Heliothis armigera
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 002102
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/340837aff-596b-4647-84e2-cdf87322bd3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314702

Aphis gossypii

Preparation:
Gouache on Airbrushed Background
Prints
Reprint
Remarks:
Mounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha, Aphididae, Aphidinae
Published Name:
Aphis gossypii Glover, 1877
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 002103
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/367af7c14-6a32-4f1d-9e8b-f77be2aa3c2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314703

Psallus seriatus

Preparation:
Gouache on Airbrushed Background
Prints
Reprint
Remarks:
Mounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Hemiptera, Miridae
Published Name:
Psallus seriatus
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 002104
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c7ef73ec-ebed-413c-b89e-aa2fd1cbb4e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314704

Pectinophora gossypiella

Preparation:
Gouache on Airbrushed Background
Prints
Remarks:
Mounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Glossata, Gelechiidae, Pexicopiinae
Published Name:
Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders, 1844)
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 002107
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3075a0472-37e6-45d3-aa0e-eafde6e809f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314707

Popillia japonica

Preparation:
Gouache on Airbrushed Background
Prep. drawings
Prints
Remarks:
Mounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae
Published Name:
Popillia japonica
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 002112
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3486259f2-ffca-4b1f-be82-13a33817b3f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314712

Porthetria dispar

Preparation:
Gouache on Airbrushed Background
Negatives
Prints
Remarks:
Mounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae
Published Name:
Porthetria dispar
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 002117
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a2e4da7d-c424-4698-9155-8e3838631309
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314716

Coleoptera

Preparation:
Gouache on Airbrushed Background
Prints
Reprint
Remarks:
Unmounted
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera
Published Name:
Coleoptera
Other Numbers:
Illustration Archive Number : 002120
See more items in:
Illustration Archive
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3000dd95a-d5af-4b3b-a750-44cdcd1843be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9314718

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