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Call Carl, Inc. Collection

Creator:
Call Carl, Inc.  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box, 2 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Black-and-white photographs
Decals
Membership cards
Newsletters
Negatives (photographic)
Newspaper clippings
Date:
1914-1975
Content Description:
Archival material, including advertising and business records from the "Call Carl" chain of Washington, DC, automotive service stations. The collection includes photographs of Washington, DC streets in the years before automobiles; photographs of the building exterior; photographs of the interior, including employees at work in the garages as well as in the offices; photographs of company events; membership cards; advertisements and promotional materials; testimonials; decals; letters; and company newsletters, Exhaust Fumes.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Fredrick Carl and his four sons, Herman, Edmund, Louis, and Frederick, Jr., established Frederick Carl and Son, Inc. in 1919 to meet the growing demands for automobile repairs for all makes and models. In 1922 it changed its name and incorporated as Call Carl, Inc. with a chain of automotive service stations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Call Carl handled a range of services from the smallest adjustments to the rebuilding of entire automobiles. An emergency road service operated twenty-four hours a day. In 1982, KM, Inc. purchased the Call Carl auto centers which former Call Carl president, Konrad Murrer owned.
Separated Materials:
A five-year service pin awarded to employees of Call Carl, Inc. is in the Division of Work and Industry. See accession 1982.0664.
Provenance:
Collection donated by William Herrmann.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Automobile repair shops  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Black-and-white photographs
Decals
Membership cards
Newsletters -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Negatives (photographic)
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Call Carl, Inc. Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1474
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Call Carl, Inc. Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1474

The Color Line Series No. 2: 5,000,000 Jobs: The Negro at Work in the United States

Published by:
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.8 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1933
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.70
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5217269b3-22e4-46c8-bc9f-59e5a854a394
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.55.70
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Bali (blacksmithing, kerls, other metal work) reading and field notes

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1991
Collection Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
S. Ann Dunham papers
S. Ann Dunham papers / Series 1: Field notebooks
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-04-ref99
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[Trade catalogs from Kent-Moore Organization]

Company Name:
Kent-Moore Organization  Search this
Related companies:
Hinckley-Myers, Co., Jackson, MI.  Search this
Notes content:
Oversized. Service tools for automobile repair shops, especially for Chevrolets, 1930s-1940s; also for Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
55 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_23398
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_23398

[Trade catalogs from Matra]

Company Name:
Matra  Search this
Related companies:
Matra-Werke G.M.B.H. [?]  Search this
Notes content:
Machine tools and hand tools for automobile repair shops ; specialized tools for Volkswagen automobiles . This comprises the uncataloged portion [?]
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Unknown
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30057
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30057

Cyclopedia of automobile engineering : a general reference work ... / prepared by a staff of automobile experts, consulting engineers, and designers of the highest professional standing; illustrated with over fifteen hundred engravings ..

Author:
American Technical Society  Search this
Physical description:
5 volumes : frontispiece, illustrations, plates, tables, diagrams ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1916
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Call number:
TL145 .C99 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_150494

Native and Non-Native Group Including Helen Hamilton Gardener and Mr and Mrs Palacio Outside Automobile Repair Shop Beside Hotel 1909

Physical description:
1 photoprint 003 in x 004 in
Culture:
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1909
Local number:
NAA INV 04350000
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_56434
Online Media:

This Steampunk Pottery by a Man Named Beer is Not Your Usual Craft Fair Fare

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:37:28 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_693ce029935b9f93f19fb855d5675aee

[Trade catalogs on garage equipment : cylinder reboring tools; main bearing, babbitting and boring equipment; universal brake band mandrels ... ]

Author:
Universal Tool Company (Detroit, Mich.)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
192u
[192-?]-
Topic:
Automobile repair shops  Search this
Automobiles--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Trucks--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
050968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_628266

[Trade catalogs on automotive testing equipment and tools : automotive testers and tune-up equipment (magnetizers, vacuum gauges, battery testers, ignition testers, spark plug testers), chargers, electric shops, test stands, compression gauges, presses, frame straighteners, lathes, spot and arc welders ... ]

Author:
Allen Electric and Equipment Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<62> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1926
1926-
Topic:
Automobiles--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Automobile repair shops  Search this
Testing equipment industry  Search this
Welding equipment industry  Search this
Call number:
052155
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677404

"The repair man will gyp you" : mechanics, managers, and customers in automobile repair industry, 1896-1940 / by Stephen L. McIntyre

Title:
Repair man will gyp you MoU
Author:
McIntyre, Stephen L. 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 582 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
Topic:
Automobiles--Maintenance and repair--History  Search this
Automobile repair shops--History  Search this
Automobile industry and trade--Personnel management--Attitudes  Search this
Automobile mechanics--Attitudes  Search this
Consumers--Attitudes  Search this
Social conflict  Search this
Call number:
TL152 .M35 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_688557

[Trade catalogs on garage equipment: air-starting motor, mechanical tyre pumps, air compressors, automatic air compressing plants with and without air and water service tower, tyre inflator, paint spraying plant, portable paint sprayer, high pressure spraying plant, exhausting pumps for vacuum brakes, exhauster and spare parts, exhausting and pressure pumps, car washer, testing plant, and pressure reducing valves]

Author:
Williams & James  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1931
1931?-
Topic:
Automobile repair shops--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
David (Brand name)  Search this
Hydraulux (Brand name)  Search this
Aerolux Minor (Brand name)  Search this
Nev-A-Tire (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
049599
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523214

[Trade catalogs on automobile repair equipment; hydraulic jacks, alignment racks, pneumatic hammers, wheel pullers, hydraulic presses, hydraulic lifts, grease guns, wheel alignment equipment, wheel balancing equipment, electric tire groovers, exhaust analyzers, wrecking cranes, air compressors, tachometers, car washing equipment, headlamp testing equipment, equipment for saftey inspection stations]

Author:
Weaver Manufacturing Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<19> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1924
1924-
Topic:
Service stations--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Automobiles--Maintenance and repair--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Automobiles--Inspection--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Automobiles--Cleaning--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Automobile repair shops--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Safety Lane (Brand name)  Search this
Rayoscope (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
46666
46666
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_438137

[Trade catalogs on arc welding equipment, automotive service equipment, and ground power equipment for aircraft and aerospace industries]

Author:
Hobart Brothers Company  Search this
Motor Generator Corporation  Search this
Hobart Distributing Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<89> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1931
1931-
Topic:
Electric welding--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Welding--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Airports--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Ground support systems (Astronautics)--Catalogs  Search this
Service stations--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Automobile repair shops--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Hobart (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
48116
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471823

[Trade catalogs on garage equipment for Ford, Mercury and Lincoln-Zephyr cars and trucks : service tools, hydraulic press and parts, hydraulic arbor presses, blanking, forming and stamping press, hydraulic jacks, industrial power unit, B-W tester ... ]

Author:
K.R. Wilson (Firm)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<20> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1936
1936?-
Topic:
Automobile repair shops--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Automobiles--Maintenance and repair--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Trucks--Maintenance and repair--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
KRW (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
48585
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486033

Auto mechanics : technology and expertise in twentieth-century America / Kevin L. Borg

Author:
Borg, Kevin L  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 249 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
Topic:
Automobile repair shops  Search this
Automobile industry and trade--Social aspects  Search this
Automobile mechanics  Search this
Automobiles--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_973624

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