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Charles C. Perkins papers, 1844-1868

Creator:
Perkins, Charles C. (Charles Callahan), 1823-1886  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Place:
Spain -- History -- 19th century
Italy -- description and travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10942
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214720
AAA_collcode_perkchar
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214720

Nantucket -- 78 Main Street

Former owner:
Coffin, Charles  Search this
Landscape architect:
Callaway, Paul Faulkner "Chip,"  Search this
Callaway & Associates  Search this
Landscape designer:
Jordin, Julie  Search this
The Garden Design Co.  Search this
Provenance:
Nantucket Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
78 Main Street (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket County -- Nantucket
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, a description of the garden by Julie Jordin, a tree and shrub list, and detailed historical information (including photocopies of public documents) about the property.
General:
The 1834 Charles Coffin house is the site of this one-third acre garden in the center of Nantucket town. Surrounded by mature maple and elm trees that protect it from the island's harsh climate extremes, the garden features a formal front yard and a backyard that includes several garden "rooms." The front yard is enclosed by the original wheat sheaf fence found in the attic during a restoration, while the plant material is composed primarily of trimmed boxwood hedges in keeping with Coffin's conservative Quaker tradition. The backyard includes a large cutting garden on the west side of the house, while established hydrangeas, azaleas, rhododendrons, and hostas provide a border for the lawn and a backdrop for the pond. A period sunken garden features two 19th-century statues flanking the steps and opposing camelback sofas created out of boxwood. A twisted steel gazebo hides underneath wisteria in a shady back corner.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Charles Coffin (former owner, ca. 1830s); Paul Faulkner "Chip" Callaway and Callaway & Associates (landscape architects, 2000-2002); and Julie Jordin and The Garden Design Co. (landscape designers, 2004-2006).
Related Materials:
78 Main Street related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA095
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17635

When Tuberculosis Struck the World, Schools Went Outside

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 15:22:01 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_26b8ca17a65f7cd60fbc5b40753b4f97

Everett & Mead blueprints, [ca. 1890]

Creator:
Everett & Mead (Firm : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Everett, Arthur G. (Arthur Greene)  Search this
Mead, Samuel W.  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- History -- 19th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8503
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210680
AAA_collcode_evermead
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210680

Charles C. Perkins papers

Creator:
Perkins, Charles C. (Charles Callahan), 1823-1886  Search this
Extent:
64 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Place:
Spain -- History -- 19th century
Italy -- description and travel
Date:
1844-1868
Scope and Contents:
Sketches, watercolors, sketchbook, a photograph and an illustrated journal.
REEL 268: 58 pencil and pen and ink studies of sculpture in Italy; 3 watercolors; a photograph of Perkins; and a 27 page journal kept while in Spain, July 2-l8, 1854. Perkins writes mainly about the countryside, museums, the Alhambra, architecture, and military movements due to the insurrection in Madrid. The journal is illustrated with 6 drawings.
REEL 4677: A sketchbook, April-June, 1844, of travel in Italy, containing 20 pencil drawings of architecture, landscapes, and portraits of local people.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher, author, art and music critic; Boston, Mass. Perkins studied art in Rome and Paris and promoted art education for the masses. He organized the Boston Art Club and served as president, 1869-1879; was a founder and honorary director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was instrumental in instituting an art curriculum for Massachusetts and the city of Boston. Perkins was the author of ITALIAN SCULPTORS and TUSCAN SCULPTORS, both illustrated by his own drawings.
Provenance:
Papers on reel 268 were received from heirs along with papers of Elizabeth Ward Perkins and Samuel Gray Ward. (Perkins was Elizabeth Ward Perkins' father-in-law.) The sketchbook on reel was lent for filming in 1991 by Diana Korzenik, who purchased it from a flea market in Nashua, New Hampshire and was told that it came from a Massachusetts house.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.perkchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-perkchar

Everett & Mead blueprints

Creator:
Everett & Mead (Firm : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Names:
Everett, Arthur G. (Arthur Greene), 1855-1925  Search this
Mead, Samuel W.  Search this
Extent:
11 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1890]
Scope and Contents:
Blueprints of Wyndston, the Frederick C. Stevens house in Manchester, Massachusetts.
Biographical / Historical:
Firm active in late nineteenth century. In 1885, Arthur G. Everett entered into partnership with Edward C. Cabot, and Samuel Mead, forming Cabot, Everett & Mead, and after Mr. Cabot's retirement worked in association with Mr. Mead. Their partnership is noted for the planning of residential structures, particularly suburban homes in the rambling and picturesque style of the period.
Provenance:
Donated anonymously 1975.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Architecture -- History -- 19th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Function:
Architectural firms -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.evermead
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-evermead

Fellows Gear Shaper Company Records

Creator:
Fellows Gear Shaper Co., Springfield, Vermont  Search this
Regency Savings Bank  Search this
Names:
Bourn & Koch, Inc.  Search this
Colt Manufacturing Company.  Search this
Emhart Corporation.  Search this
Goldman Industrial Group.  Search this
Star-SU, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
31 Cubic feet (62 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Financial records
Minute books
Photographs
Sales records
Topographic maps
Account books
Administrative records
Business records
Date:
1896-1999
bulk 1915-1970
Summary:
The records document primarily the financial aspects of the Fellows Gear Shaper Company and consist of meticulously maintained journals and ledger books. Fellows Gear Shaper Company was a leader and dominant figure in the manufacturing of precision gear production, gear cutting tools, and optical inspection machines in the first half of the 20th century. The company's contribution to the industry enabled the manufacture of gears for textile, automobiles, factory machinery, and other industries.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of materials deals with the financial aspects of the Fellows Gear Shaper Company and consists of meticulously kept journals and ledger books (Series 2). Of interest are the photographs and architectural plans regarding the construction of the 1969 North Springfield plant (Series 4), as well as the details of the activities of the Fellows Gear Shaper Foundation which awarded scholarship loans to high school students (Series 5).

Series 1, Executive Records, 1896-1993 This series is composed of a variety of materials including: articles of association, articles of incorporation, by-laws, licenses, contracts, agreements, and annual reports. Of particular interest is a 1953 defense study by the company as part of the Industry Defense Study for Measures to Minimize Loss of and Resume Production after a nuclear war, materials from 1963-1971 related to a contract with Colt Manufacturing Company, and two volumes regarding the Emhart Corporation acquisition of Fellows in 1974.

Series 2, Financial Records, 1896-1973

This series of records form the bulk of the collection and are divided into eleven subseries, Subseries 1, Corporate Summary Ledgers, 1896-1960; Subseries 2, Journals, 1903-1962; Subseries 3, General Financial Ledgers, 1918-1963; Subseries 4, Cash Received/Cash Paid Ledgers, 1896-1919; Subseries 5, Cash Received Ledgers, 1920-1954; Subseries 6, Bills Receivable Ledgers, 1910-1962; Subseries 7, Petty Cash Ledgers, 1910-1951; Subseries 8, Monthly Reports, 1922-1941; Subseries 9, Treasurer's Annual Reports, 1898-1960; Subseries 10, Financial Statements, 1963-1968; and Subseries 11, Machine Sales and Finances, 1920-1961.

The materials in this series provide a thorough financial picture of the company from its founding in 1896 to approximately 1960. The journals and ledgers cover such areas as: profits, sales, payroll, marketing, overhead, depreciation, taxes, liabilities, assets, insurance, cash received and paid, petty cash, and machines purchased. Also included are monthly reports, most likely of the general manager, and the treasurer's annual reports.

Series 3, Stock Records, 1896-1974

These records contain notes indicating the company's initial stockholders, the amount of stockholder investments, minutes of stockholder meetings from 1954-1974, notes and correspondence from 1961-1965 that include lists of company employees who did and did not own stock, a list of the dates of regular and special stockholders meetings, and stock certificates.

Series 4, Property Records, 1898-1999

This set of materials covers the real estate and property owned by the company. Such records include: deeds, oversize topographic maps and architectural plans, and insurance appraisals. Of note are the photographs documenting the construction of the 1969 North Springfield, Vermont, plant and its corresponding building plans.

Series 5, Employee Records, 1915-1999

These records are divided into six subseries: General Employee Records, 1915-1987; Fellows Gear Shaper Foundation, 1954-1977; Events, 1948-1970; Employee Newsletters, 1943-1999; Employee reminiscences (Alice Marchand Tier Emerson), 1944 and undated; and Photographs, 1976-1977.

The General Employee Records include materials on wage rates, bonuses, sales incentives, and union contracts. Of interest are the employee cards of those who were killed in action during World War II. These include a chronology of the positions held by the employee, a brief evaluation statement of performance, wage information, and a short obituary. The materials in the Fellows Gear Shaper Foundation subseries contain information about the Foundation's scholarship loan activities. They include such items as the Secretary's report from 1954-1977, documentation of the application process, and a sample student file. The Events subseries covers the Company Veteran's Dinners that celebrated those employees who had been working for the company for over 25 years, both current and retired. There are programs for the dinners from 1948-1970 as well as photographs from the 1967 and 1970 dinners. NOTE: Social Security Numbers and phone numbers were redacted from materials in this series to protect the privacy of individuals. The employee newsletters are fragmented and include Fellows Cutting Stroke, Fellows Pitchline and NewShaper. The employee reminiscence includes a typescript reminiscence by Alice Marchand Tier Emerson a stenographer in the Stenographic Department, and two original letters. The photographs depict employees at work with various pieces of Fellows equipment.

Series 6, Pension Plan and Trust Records, 1923-1985

This series contains materials regarding a pension plan and trust fund created by Fellows Gear Shaper Company for its employees. It consists of examples of trust agreements and declarations, correspondence, payment ledgers, Internal Revenue Service information returns, audited financial statements, and lists of those employees receiving a pension. NOTE: Social Security Numbers were redacted from materials in this series to protect the privacy of individuals.

Series 7, Publications, 1964-1998, undated

The series contains technical publications copyrighted and published by Fellows Gear Shaper Company.

Series 8, Miscellaneous materials, 1942-1987

The series contains a variety of materials, company history, E.R. Fellows Memoriam, citations and awards given to the company, an engineering department organizational chart, lists of patents awarded to E.R. Fellows and other employees of Fellows Gear, press releases, and product literature.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into eight series.

Series 1, Executive Records, 1896-1993

Series 2, Financial Records, 1896-1973

Subseries 1, Corporate Summary Ledgers, 1896-1960

Subseries 2, Journals, 1903-1962

Subseries 3, General Financial Ledgers, 1918-1963

Subseries 4, Cash Received/Cash Paid Ledgers, 1896-1919

Subseries 5, Cash Received Ledgers, 1920-1954

Subseries 6, Bills Receivable Ledgers, 1910-1962

Subseries 7, Petty Cash Ledgers, 1910-1951

Subseries 8, Monthly Reports, 1922-1941

Subseries 9, Treasurer's Annual Reports, 1898-1960

Subseries 10, Financial Statements, 1963-1968

Subseries 11, Machine Sales and Finances, 1920-1961

Series 3, Stock Records, 1896-1974

Series 4, Property Records, 1898-1999

Series 5, Employee Records, 1915-1999

Subseries 1, General Employee Records, 1915-1987

Subseries 2, Fellows Gear Shaper Foundation, 1954-1977

Subseries 3, Events, 1948-1970

Subseries 4, Newsletters, 1943-1999

Subseries 5, Employee reminiscences (Alice Marchand Tier Emerson), 1944 and undated

Subseries 6, Photographs, 1976-1977

Series 6, Pension Plan And Trust Records, 1923-1985

Series 7, Publications, 1964-1998, undated

Series 8, Miscellaneous materials, 1942-1987
Biographical / Historical:
The Fellows Gear Shaper Company was founded in 1896 by Edwin R. Fellows (1865-1945) in Springfield, Vermont. With only one year of high school education, Fellows was employed as a department store clerk and window dresser before entering the machine tool industry. He got his start in the business after becoming acquainted with James Hartness of the Jones and Lamson Machine Company in 1885. Hartness offered Fellows a job at his company which Fellows eventually accepted, going to work for Hartness in 1889.

While his first few weeks at Jones and Lamson were spent working on a screw machine, Fellows was soon working with Hartness in machine design and Fellows's efforts led to the development of the flat-turret lathe. Immersed in the machine tool industry, Fellows developed an interest in gear-cutting problems. After some time spent at his drafting board, Fellows developed a new principle in gear manufacturing.

His new process was a great improvement upon previous methods of gear cutting. At the time, gears were cut by milling cutters formed to the shape of the desired teeth. A tooth was cut, then a gear blank was indexed and the next tooth was cut at the appropriate distance from the first. To facilitate this, an intermittent indexing mechanism was used, which was prone to slight errors in tooth spacing.

In order to alleviate such problems Fellows invented the Gear Shaper and the Gear Shaper Cutter which was shaped like a gear and was provided with relieved cutting edges. The Gear Shaper utilized the molding-generating principle, the cutter being reciprocated as it rotated in harmony with the gear that was being cut. Since no intermediary devices were used, chances for error were eliminated.

With the encouragement and financial backing of Hartness, Fellows took his idea and started his own company. The first model was the 36-inch Gear Shaper, which when finished was sent to Prentice Brothers at Worcester, Massachusetts; Prentice Brothers became Fellows's first customer. The revolutionary nature of Fellows's concept caused many to shy away from his products, and early troubles in product development added to the difficulty of achieving acceptance. However, slight operating losses in 1898 and 1899 were replaced by profits in subsequent years. In 1899, Fellows was awarded the John Scott Legacy Medal by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Fellows went on to develop a machine to grind the involute profiles of the cutter teeth. With these machines, cutters could be ground to a high degree of accuracy after hardening. The introduction of the cutter with ground involute profiles and the increasing requirements for accuracy necessitated the development of a dependable method of inspection. Since such instruments for the accurate inspection of involute teeth shapes were unknown, Fellows designed and built the Involute Measuring Machine to fill this void.

The coming of the automobile was fortuitous for the machine tool industry. In 1900, Fellows developed a rack shaper, and in 1902 he developed the 24-inch gear shaper, which was principally created to cut automobile gears. The fortunes of the company came to be interwoven with the automobile industry. As early as 1898, one of Fellows' machines went to the Electric Vehicle Company. Automobile companies such as Packard Motor Car Company, Olds Motor Works, Cadillac Motor Car Company, and Buick Motor Company were among the automobile manufacturers counted as Fellows's customers.

The company was divided into two divisions, the Machine Division and the Cutter Division. The Machine Division was responsible for the manufacture of gear shaping machines, gear shaving machines, gear lapping machines, gear measuring equipment and attachments, masters, and other tools required in conjunction with this equipment. The Cutter Division was responsible for the manufacture of gear shaping cutters, shaving tools, master gears, burnishing gears, form ground cutters, rack cutters, cutters for steering sector worms, and other cutting tools.

For the Fellows Gear Shaper Company, the 1920s was a time of growth and product development, and the 1940s heralded the design and production of nine new kinds of machines, including in 1947 a mammoth rotary gear shaper, the 80,000 pound ten-spindle gear shaper. In 1977 Fellows introduced its new series of Hydrostroke machines and in the early 1980s introduced computer numerical control (CNC) machines.

In 1970, the company changed its name to Fellows Corporation. Four years later, Fellows was acquired by the Emhart Corporation and in 1987 Fellows was acquired by Goldman Industrial Group. Goldman filed for bankruptcy in February 2002. In July 2002, Bourn & Koch, Inc., of Rockford, Illinois, and Star-SU, Inc. of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, acquired the gear shaper machine tool manufacturing assets and the gear shaper cutting tool manufacturing assets respectively.

Reference

Broehl, Wayne G. Precision Valley: The Machine Tool Companies of Springfield, Vermont: Jones and Lamson Machine Company, Fellows Gear Shaper Company, Bryant Chucking Grinder Company. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1959.
Provenance:
Regency Savings Bank of Houston, Texas, donated the records to the Archives Center on March 2, 2004.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Gear industry  Search this
Gear-shaping machines  Search this
Machine-tool industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records
Minute books
Photographs -- 20th century
Sales records
Topographic maps
Account books
Administrative records
Business records -- 19th century
Business records -- 20th century
Citation:
Fellows Gear Shaper Records, 1896-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0856
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Fellows Gear Shaper Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0856
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Weeden Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
white metal (engine material)
tin (vertical boiler material)
Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 8 in x 4 in; 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 in; 21.59 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam, engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328945
Accession number:
278175
Catalog number:
328945
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-bf3d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1370588

Weeden Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in; 21.59 cm
flywheel: 2 1/8 in; x 5.3975 cm
overall: 9 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328946
Catalog number:
328946
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8f61-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847037

Weeden Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
brass (vertical boiler material)
cast white metal (engine material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 19.685 cm x 10.4775 cm
overall: 8 in x 4 1/8 in; 20.32 cm x 10.4775 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328943
Catalog number:
328943
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8f6a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847047

Weeden No. 34 Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
cast iron (overall material)
tin (boiler material)
Measurements:
boiler: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; x 19.05 cm x 11.43 cm
flywheel: 4 in; x 10.16 cm
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
overall: 9 7/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 25.0825 cm x 23.8125 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
early 20th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328965
Catalog number:
328965
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8350-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847150
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Weeden No. 7 Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
paper (tag material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 5/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 11.7475 cm x 14.605 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328957
Catalog number:
328957
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-840d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847187

Weeden No. 17 Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in; 21.59 cm
base: 5 in x 6 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 15.875 cm
flywheel: 2 1/2 in; x 6.35 cm
overall: 8 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 22.225 cm x 15.875 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328944
Catalog number:
328944
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-840e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847188

Weeden "Favorite" Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
white metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm
overall: 6 in x 2 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 6.6675 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328955
Catalog number:
328955
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8412-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847192

Weeden Toy Cornish Beam Engine

Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
white metal (overall material)
wood (part material)
Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 6 in x 2 3/4 in; x 15.24 cm x 6.985 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 2 in; x 5.08 cm
overall: 5 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 14.605 cm x 15.875 cm x 8.5725 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328956
Catalog number:
328956
Accession number:
278175
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8551-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847201

Weeden No. 12 Toy Steam Engine

Measurements:
overall - wheel: 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; x 1.27 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in; 23.495 cm x 17.145 cm x 25.0825 cm
boilers: 1 3/4 in; 4.445 cm
flywheel: 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328958
Catalog number:
328958
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8554-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847205

Weeden "Eureka" Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
cast iron (overall material)
tin (boiler material)
brass (stack material)
Measurements:
boiler: 8 in x 4 1/2 in; x 20.32 cm x 11.43 cm
flywheel: 4 in; x 10.16 cm
overall: 13 in; 33.02 cm
overall: 13 in x 9 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 23.8125 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
toy, portable steam engine
Date made:
early 20th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.328966
Catalog number:
328966
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-65d0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847216

Weeden No. 34 Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
russia iron (overall material)
cast iron (overall material)
Measurements:
boiler, horizontal: 7 1/2 in x 3 in; x 19.05 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 9 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 24.4475 cm x 24.765 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
Date made:
late 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. August Mencken
ID Number:
MC.322912
Catalog number:
322912
Accession number:
220719
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-834e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847148
Online Media:

John Pounds

Depicted:
Pounds, John  Search this
Maker:
Bouve & Sharp  Search this
Sharp, William  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 14 in x 12 in; 35.56 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Depicted:
United Kingdom: England, Portsmouth
Date made:
1843-1844
Subject:
Education  Search this
Pets  Search this
Children  Search this
Birds  Search this
Glasses  Search this
Architecture, Industrial Buildings  Search this
Related Publication:
Peters, Harry T.. America on Stone
Flint, Janet A.. The Way of Good and Evil
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2830
Catalog number:
60.2830
Accession number:
228146
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-ca48-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325119

Slavery as it Exists in America./ Slavery as it Exists in England.

Depicted:
Thompson, George  Search this
Maker:
Haven, Joshua P.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 17 1/2 in x 10 3/8 in; 44.45 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
Lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1850
Subject:
Children  Search this
Political Caricatures  Search this
Economy  Search this
Pets  Search this
Chronology: 1850-1859  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Dancing  Search this
Architecture, Industrial Buildings  Search this
Music  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3490
Catalog number:
60.3490
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-b5ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325716

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