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John A. Roebling Collection

Creator:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918  Search this
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917  Search this
John A. Roebling's Sons Company  Search this
Roebling, John Augustus, 1806-1869  Search this
Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926.  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:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Specifications
Reports
Price lists
Photographs
Newsletters
Letterpress books
Correspondence
Blueprints
Ledgers (account books)
Genealogies
Notebooks
Patents
Date:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Summary:
Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting a variety of bridges, mostly in the United States. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

Series 1, Historical background materials, 1895-1958, is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1, John A. Roebling's and Sons Company materials, 1895-1949 and Subseries 2, Newsletters, 1929-1931.

Subseries 1, John A. Roebling's and Sons Company materials, 1895-1949, contains a variety of items related to the company such as historical narratives, correspondence, price lists, testing data, and a ledger with cost estimates. The correspondence is partially bound (pages 1 to 104) from a letter press book (handwritten and typescript) belonging to John A. Roebling's and Sons Company. William Hildebrand and Charles G. Roebling are the chief correspondents. The correspondence documents daily activities related to the design and erection of bridges as well as finances and supplies. Charles G. Roebling's notebook, undated, contains calculations and notes about various bridge projects.

Subseries 2, Newsletters, 1929-1931, contain copies of Blue Center and Wire Engineering, which were John A. Roebling's and Sons Company publications intended for employees. The newsletters were apparently used as scrapbooks, with black-and-white photographs pasted into the pages. Found among the pages of Blue Center are photographs of the Hudson River Bridge and in Wire Engineering, there are photographs of the Maysville, Kentucky Bridge.

Series 2, Photographs, 1926-1975, comprises the largest series in the collection. The photographs are primarily black-and-white and document aerial tramways, tramways for logging or mining, chair lifts, ski lifts, floods, and bridge construction projects. The latter makes up the majority. Most photographs were assembled into albums with corresponding captions and dates, and almost all of the photographs document bridges in the United States. There is one exception, the Yauricocha Tramway in Peru. In some instances, the captions are recorded on the back of the photographs, and others were recorded on album pages. The series is arranged alphabetically by name of bridge and/or project.

Series 3, Specifications, 1855-1962, consists of printed textual documents (both bound and loose) that contain information for bidders, proposals, contracts, and bonds, and the detailed specifications. This series is arranged alphabetically by bridge name.

Series 4, Reports, 1928-1938, contains bound reports (both progress and final) detailing problems, requirements, research, manufacture, plant installation, cable equipment, strand adjustments, and Roebling Company developments. This series is arranged alphabetically by bridge/and/or project.

Series 5, Patent materials, 1849-1952, consists of issued patents (to a variety of individuals) for cable and cable appliances, cables, and cable apparatus, cableways and tramways, and grips. The patents are arranged by subject area, then by patent number.

Series 6, Reference materials, 1836-1964, contains a wide range of materials—articles, biographical files, drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings, advertising, correspondence, notes—documenting all aspects of bridges. This series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1, Historical background materials, 1895-1958, undated

Subseries 1, Biographical, 1900-1958, undated

Subseries 2, John A. Roebling's and Sons Company materials, 1895-1949

Subseries 3, Newsletters, 1929-1931

Series 2, Photographs, 1926-1975

Series 3, Specifications, 1855-1962

Series 4, Reports, 1928-1938

Series 5, Patent materials, 1849-1952

Series 6, Reference materials, 1836-1964
Biographical / Historical:
John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869) was the founder and proprietor of John A. Roebling's Sons Company. Born in Mühlhausen, Germany, he was a civil engineer famous for his wire rope suspension bridge designs, in particular, the design of the Brooklyn Bridge. Roebling married Johana Herting in 1836 and they had nine children: Washington A. Roebling (1837-1926); Laura R. Methfessel (1840-1873); Ferdinand W. Roebling (1842-1917); Elvira R. Stewart (1844-1871); Josephine R. Jarvis (b. 1847); Charles Gustavus Roebling (1849-1918); Edmund Roebling (1854-1930); William Roebling (b. 1856, d. 1860); and Hannah Roebling (died in infancy). Roebling's three sons, Washington Augustus Roebling; Ferdinand William Roebling and Charles Gustavus Roebling, worked for the company.

Roebling's Sons Company was active in the design and manufacture of wire rope used in the erection of suspension bridges since the 1840s. Roebling devised a system of spinning the wires together where weights and swivels turned the wire coils in the opposite direction from the twisting, thereby removing kinks. Method of and Machine for Manufacturing Wire Rope (US Patent # 2,720) issued on July 16, 1842. Roebling would adapt this wire rope to his suspension bridge principle. In 1848, he established a company—John Roebling's Sons Company—in Trenton, New Jersey, to manufacture his wire rope. Roebling manufacturing plants were sold in 1952 to the Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I) Company of Pueblo, Colorado. In 1968, the Crane Company purchased the CF& I.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

George S. Morison Collection (AC0978)

Modjeski and Masters Company Records (AC0976)

Materials at Other Organizations

The Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives

Roebling family papers, cicra 1820s-1950s
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Blair Birdsall, former chief engineer at John A. Roebling's Sons Company in 1981.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
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:
Bridges -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Bridge construction industry -- United States  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Iron industry and trade -- United States  Search this
Iron industry and trade -- Colorado  Search this
Wire industry -- New Jersey  Search this
Suspension bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Ski lifts  Search this
Wire-rope industry -- New Jersey  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Specifications
Reports
Price lists
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 1920-1940
Letterpress books
Correspondence
Blueprints
Ledgers (account books)
Genealogies
Notebooks
Patents
Citation:
John A. Roebling Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0981
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8419ecb5a-d411-4efa-b829-43d8cc9002ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0981
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]

Variant company name:
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.  Search this
Company Name:
Berlin Iron Bridge Co.  Search this
Notes content:
4 Company catalogs,100-300+ pps. Engineers, architects, and builders in iron and steel. Roofs, bridges, buildings, corrugated iron, beams, girders, columns, turntables, fire proof doors and shutters. Includes drawings of buildings, bridges, etc. built by company.
Includes:
Histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
East Berlin, Connecticut, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7372
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7372

[Trade catalogs from Bates & Rogers Const. Co.]

Company Name:
Bates & Rogers Const. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
General constractors ; major construction company that builds bridges, structures associated for railroads, tunnels, military installations, dams, etc. ; book celebrating 25 years of business.
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7674
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7674

[Trade catalogs from Bethlehem Steel Corp.]

Company Name:
Bethlehem Steel Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. ; Bethlehem Supply Co. ; Fore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, MA) ; Kalman Steel Corp. ; Lackawanna Steel  Search this
Notes content:
Collection organized as follows: Annual Reports ; "Anthrasights" ; "Bethlehem Review" ; Bolts, Nuts ; Fences ; General Information ; Highways ; Joists ; Mayari Steel ; Metals ; Miscellaneous Products ; Plant Information ; Railroads ; Specifications ; "Steel Design File" ; Structural Shapes ; Subsidiaries: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd., Bethlehem Supply Company, Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Kalman Steel Corporation, Lackawanna Steel ; Technical papers ; Tool Steel ; Wire: Rope, Cable, Nails.
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
603 pieces; 33 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Engines  Search this
Gas well drilling  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Metals  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Oil well drilling  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Ships  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Tools  Search this
Water well drilling  Search this
Well drillers  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7713
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7713

[Trade catalogs from Borden Metal Prods. Co.]

Company Name:
Borden Metal Prods. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Floor gratings, safety steps, grating for bridges and roads.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
14 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_8484
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_8484

[Trade catalogs from Rail Steel Bar Assn.]

Company Name:
Rail Steel Bar Assn.  Search this
Notes content:
1922-1929 ; "Rail Steel for Concrete Reinforcing" ; two booklets published to describe the rail steel industry, the manufacture of rail steel bars and the use of this material in reinforced concrete construction ; lots of photos of industrial plants, hospitals, school buildings, hotels, office buildings, public buildings, manufacturing plants, terminals, bridges, public service work, sewers, roads, docks and piers, grain elevators, stadia, farm equipment, and factory equipment where rail steel is used ; interesting photos of contruction views ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Ships  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_8579
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_8579

[Trade catalogs from Builders Iron Foundry]

Company Name:
Builders Iron Foundry  Search this
Related companies:
Builders-Providence Inc. (Div.) ; see record for Omega Machine Co. (div.)  Search this
Notes content:
"Venturi" meters for power plants ; "Venturi" hot water meters for boiler feed, etc. ; "Venturi" gas and air meters for station and industrial service ; shunt meters to measure steam, air, or gas ; electronically operated "Oriflo" meters ; "Diaphragm" meters ; orifices and orifice flanges ; filtration plant equipment ; gun iron air furnace castings ; machinery castings ; architectural iron work ; pneumatic tubes and caissons for bridge piers ; glabe special castings for water works ; mortar carriages ; rifled mortars ; recording, indicating, controlling instruments.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
49 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Business  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Flags  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9186
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9186

[Trade catalogs from Rawson & Morrison Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Rawson & Morrison Mfg. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
hoisting machinery ; catalog "C" (1900) ; catalog "D" (1905) ; automatic coal-handling machinery ; cableways and hoisting plant equipment ; upright, portable and horizontal boilers ; stone and sand-handling machinery ; iron, steel and composition castings ; wire rope ; engines ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engines  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Timber  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9386
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9386

[Trade catalogs from Philip Carey Co.]

Variant company name:
Plymouth Meeting, PA ; Baldwinsville, MA ; Lockland, OH  Search this
Company Name:
Philip Carey Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Miami Carey ; Miami Cabinet Div.  Search this
Notes content:
Elastite expansion joints ; asbestos and magnesia products: heat insulation for furnaces, steam plants and process equipment ; insulated roof deck ; asphalt plank for bridge flooring ; track insulation ; duct work ; asbestos insulation ; asbestos and asphalt shingles, tiles, flooring, roofing and siding. Technical papers. Bathroom cabinets, mirrors and accessories, ventilators and fans. Locomotive lagging.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
105 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9797
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9797

[Trade catalogs from Luten Bridge Co.]

Company Name:
Luten Bridge Co.  Search this
Notes content:
bridges
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
York, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_43393
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_43393

[Trade catalogs from Timber Structures, Inc.]

Variant company name:
Richmond, CA ; Peterborough, Ontario  Search this
Company Name:
Timber Structures, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Timber Structures, Inc. of California (Richmond, CA) ; Timber Structures of Canada, Ltd. (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)  Search this
Notes content:
bridges for permanence and economy ; "Fact or Fiction!: The Truth about Popular Misconceptions Concerning Timber Construction"
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Timber  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_43394
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_43394

[Trade catalogs from Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co.]

Variant company name:
Established 1893 ; Des Moines, IA ; New York, NY ; Chicago, IL ; Dallas, TX ; San Francisco, CA  Search this
Company Name:
Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Des Moines Bridge & Iron Co.  Search this
Notes content:
water storage in elevated steel tanks ; all steel grandstands ; municipal refuse incineration ; tanks for oil storage ; bins ; plate fabrication ; pipe line bridges ; standpipes and steel reservoirs ; welding ; steel brewery tanks ; all steel swimming pool
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
82 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34065
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34065

[Trade catalogs from Portland Cement Assoc.]

Company Name:
Portland Cement Assoc.  Search this
Notes content:
Cement and concrete : quarrying and production methods, plastering, cement making, cement constitution, concrete masonry, concrete products (grandstands, ships, roads, bridges, houses, buildings); concrete mixtures, cement testing, flexural vibration, strain gages, curing temperatures, cement setting, mineral supplies. Bulletins and reports about concrete...this comprises the uncataloged portion. See also Concrete Highway Magazine issues (TE278 .C744 located at SILRA).
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
147 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34368
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34368

[Trade catalogs from Pottsville Iron & Steel Co.]

Company Name:
Pottsville Iron & Steel Co.  Search this
Notes content:
rolled iron ; rolled steal ; solid rolled I beams ; T iron ; bridge iron ; riveted girders and columns
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34425
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34425

[Trade catalogs from American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.]

Company Name:
American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Structural steel, steel construction. "Endurance and Beauty in Steel Bridges" ; "The Behavior of Longitudinally Stressed Welds and the Combination of Load and Shrinkage Stresses"...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_36183
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_36183

[Trade catalogs from McClintic-Marshall Co.]

Company Name:
McClintic-Marshall Co.  Search this
Related companies:
McClintic-Marshall Corp. ; McClintic-Marshall Products Co. ; Steel Frame House Co. [Subsidiary]  Search this
Notes content:
One piece Oversize. Highway and railroad bridges ; steel bridges ; "Steel Framing: The Modern Method of House Construction" manual ; "McClintic-Marshall" steel transmission towers ; steel barges ; "MacMar" junior trusses ; Detroit River Bridge (Ambassador Bridge) ; George Washington Bridge .
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
10 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York City, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30292
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30292

[Trade catalogs from New York and New Jersey Bridge Co.]

Company Name:
New York and New Jersey Bridge Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Catalog on the "Hudson River Bridge; General Specifications for its Construction" (1895)
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31279
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31279

[Trade catalogs from New York Stone Contracting Co.]

Company Name:
New York Stone Contracting Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"Beton Coignet" and "Goodrich System" of constructing and repairing railway and other structures ; stone bridges and culverts (1885)
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31647
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31647

[Trade catalogs from Philadelphia Business Progress Assoc.]

Company Name:
Philadelphia Business Progress Assoc.  Search this
Notes content:
Two reports (1930): "Transportation Facilities in the Philadelphia Area" ; "Power Resources in the Philadelphia Area."
Includes:
Histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Real Estate  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Business  Search this
Candles  Search this
Coal  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Commercial real estate  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Industrial real estate  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31817
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31817

[Trade catalogs from Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co.]

Variant company name:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,729472,00.html?promoid=googlep ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeastern_Pennsylvania_Transportation_Authority ; http://www.septa.org/inside/history.html  Search this
Company Name:
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co.  Search this
Related companies:
PTC (Philadelphia Transportation Company) ; SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)  Search this
Notes content:
Draft of lease and agreement between City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company for Frankford Elevated Railway and 35th Ward Surface Line (dated April 6, 1922) ; report on Sept.-Oct. 1919 testimony before Federal Electric Railways Commission in Washington, DC entitled "Philadelphia's Answer to the Traction Question" by T. E. Mitten
Includes:
Manual and histories
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Luggage  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Travel  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_32022
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_32022

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