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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, 1 map-folder)
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 Reliance Steel Products Co.]

Company Name:
Reliance Steel Products Co.  Search this
Notes content:
one-piece flooring ; electro-pressure welded grating for open bridge floors and heavy duty floors ; concrete-filled bridge floors ; steel mill equipment ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Rankin, Pennsylvania, 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
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10464
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10464

[Trade catalogs from Republic Creosoting Co.]

Company Name:
Republic Creosoting Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Reilly Tar & Chemical Co.  Search this
Notes content:
creosoted wood flooring blocks, wood, bridges, planking, fences, telephone, telegraph and transmission poles, railroad and mine ties, and war plants ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  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
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Telecommunication systems  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Telephone supplies industry  Search this
Timber  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10571
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10571

[Trade catalogs from Republic Steel Co.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1930  Search this
Company Name:
Republic Steel Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Republic Iron and Steel Co. ; Central Alloy Steel ; Trumbull Steel ; Donner Steel ; Bourne-Fuller ; Interstate Iron and Steel ; Berger Mfg. ; Steel and Tubes ; Upson ; Union Drawn Steel Div. (Massillon, OH) ; Truscon ; Taylor ; Niles Steel Products Co. ; Corrigan-McKinney Steel Co. ; Gulf State Steel Co. ; Stevens Metal Products Co. ; Steel and Tubes, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) ; Republic Steel Corp. (Cleveland, OH)  Search this
Notes content:
iron and steel products ; sheet metal ; stainless steel agricultural supplies ; nails, tacks ; bridge materials ; pipes ; materials handling equipment ; adjustable storage shelves ; automobile and car parts ; structural steel ; wire ; "Electric Weld" ; "Enduro" ; "Electrunite" ; "Toncan Iron" ; draining products...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
289 pieces; 18 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Fences  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  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
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fence industry  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10610
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10610

[Trade catalogs from Chesebro-Whitman Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Chesebro-Whitman Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Patent Scaffolding Co. ; Gold Medal (Atlanta) ;  Search this
Notes content:
"Gold Medal" ladders, scaffolding ; steel sidewalk bridges ; temporary contractor's offices, tool boxes, mortar pans, etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
20 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  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
Topic:
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10622
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10622

[Trade catalogs from Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.]

Variant company name:
Established 1865  Search this
Company Name:
Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Rebikoff Underwater Products, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) ; Rebikoff Oceanics, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)  Search this
Notes content:
Water towers ; "Horton" elevated steel tanks of large capacity ; steel tanks designed to meet railroad water service requirements ; "Hortonsphere" designed to contain gas or liquids under pressure ; "Wiggins Roof" to stop evaporation ; oil storage tanks ; pipe lines ; penstocks ; manifolds ; wyes-tees ; Johnson Differential surge tanks ; smokeless incineration units to solve pollution problems ; Horton pickling process to mill scale from steel ; etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
73 pieces; 23 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10702
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10702

[Trade catalogs from Reynolds Metals Co.]

Company Name:
Reynolds Metals Co.  Search this
Notes content:
aluminum mill products ; tubes and pipes ; insulation ; architectural - windows, structural ; bridge railings ; aircraft construction ; foils for box covers, books, cards ; kitchen foil (the famous "Reynolds Wrap") ; tanks, vessels, jacketing, chemicals and piping for process industries and farm ; soldering aluminum ; alloys ; "Metals Weight Calculator" ; 1940's-1960's ; list of company technical publications
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
insulation ;
Physical description:
154 pieces; 35 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metals  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10754
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10754

[Trade catalogs from Conestoga Portland Cement Co.]

Company Name:
Conestoga Portland Cement Co.  Search this
Notes content:
History, uses, manufacture of portland cement.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  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
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11030
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11030

[Trade catalogs from Cleveland Equipment Corp.]

Company Name:
Cleveland Equipment Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
"Cleveland" form-grader to cut form trenches ; road finishers ; bridge finishers ; mesh bridge ; form tampers ; straight edges ; "Wedge-Lok" heavy duty self-aligning paving forms ; motor graders.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
10 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Garden City, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Road machinery  Search this
Roads -- Design and construction  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11667
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11667

[Trade catalogs from Corrugated Steel Sheet Piling Corp.]

Company Name:
Corrugated Steel Sheet Piling Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Steel pilings for plants, dams, bridges, bulkheads, soil erosion, flood control, etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  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_11774
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11774

[Trade catalogs from Covington & Cincinnati Bridge Co.]

Company Name:
Covington & Cincinnati Bridge Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Stock holders report.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11865
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11865

[Trade catalogs from Rilco Laminated Products, Inc.]

Company Name:
Rilco Laminated Products, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Rock Island Lumber Co. ; Weyerhauser Timber Co. ;  Search this
Notes content:
glued laminated and solid wood products, arches, beams and trusses ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  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
Forests and forestry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Timber  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12125
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12125

[Trade catalogs from Riverside Bridge Co.]

Company Name:
Riverside Bridge Co.  Search this
Notes content:
steel structures for bridges ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Martins Ferry, Ohio, 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
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12577
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12577

[Trade catalogs from Riverside Steel Co.]

Variant company name:
Founded in 1904  Search this
Company Name:
Riverside Steel Co.  Search this
Notes content:
welded structural shapes, such as bridges, tipples, locks, dams, buildings, terminals, tugs, barges ; steel construction ; engineering services ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  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
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Ships  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12710
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12710

[Trade catalogs from A. & P. Roberts & Co.]

Variant company name:
Established in 1852  Search this
Company Name:
A. & P. Roberts & Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Pencoyd Iron Works ; American Bridge Company ; Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation  Search this
Notes content:
1884 ; wrought iron and steel shapes, bars, stafting, hammered axles, railroad bridges, viaducts, turn tables, and all classes of structures of wrought iron and steel ; http://www.lowermerionhistory.org/texts/first200/business_5.html ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pencoyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1800s
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_12757
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12757

[Trade catalogs from John A. Roebling's Sons Co.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1840 ; Roebling, NJ ; Chicago, IL ; Philadelphia, PA ; Cleveland, OH ; Atlanta, GA  Search this
Company Name:
John A. Roebling's Sons Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Roebling Construction Co. ; Woven Wire Fabrics Div. ; John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of California (San Francisco, CA ; Los Angeles, CA ; Seattle, WA ; Portland, OR) ; John A. Roebling's Sons Div., Colorado Fuel and Iron Corp. ; Kellems Products Inc. ; John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of New York (New York, NY ; Boston, MA)  Search this
Notes content:
wire rope and wire rope fastening ; iron, copper, brass and steel wire ; galvanized telegraph wire ; hard copper telephone wire ; bi-metallic wire, copper wire and cables for electrical purposes ; wire cables for cableways and tramways, bridges, and wire rope haulages ; "Roebling Royal Blue" all-steel wire rope ; "Blue Center" steel wire rope ; "Roeplastic" control cable ; "Blueclad" wire rope clip fittings ; aircord for airplanes ; yacht rigging rope and strand ; flat wire ; wire slings ; wire mesh ; wire lath ; wire netting ; wire cloth ; poultry fencing ; "Jersey" wallboard sealing strips and joint laths ; fireproof building construction ; welding products using electrodes and gas welding sticks ; construction of tramways, ski lifts and aerial wire rope systems ; oil field rope with "Blue Center" steel ; preformed sucker rods and tubing lines for oil industry ; oil drilling lines with fiber cores ; wrie for mining applications ; logging rope ; distribute "Kellems" wire rope grips ; "Outspinning the Spider: the Story of Wire and Wire Rope" ; "Transmission of Power By Wire Ropes" ; "Final Report on the Corrosion-Fatigue Failure of Aircraft Control Cables (N-101)" by National Defense Research Committee, 2-26-1945, declassified ; conceived and designed the Brooklyn Bridge ; 1893-1957 ; for a detailed history of the company see: Spanning the Industrial Age, by Clifford W. Zink (1992)
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
147 pieces; 10 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Fences  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; 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
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Coal  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fence industry  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13542
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13542

[Trade catalogs from Drilled-In Caisson Corp.]

Company Name:
Drilled-In Caisson Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Spencer, White & Prentis, Inc. ; Western Foundation Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Drilled-in caissons for difficult foundations ; foundation columns anchored in rock sockets.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 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
Construction and earth-moving machinery  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
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13576
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13576

[Trade catalogs from Duralite Co.]

Company Name:
Duralite Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Celotex Corporation ;  Search this
Notes content:
"Duralite" concrete forms, partitions, caisson work.
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:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  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
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13815
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13815

[Trade catalogs from Earle Engineering]

Company Name:
Earle Engineering  Search this
Related companies:
Earle Engineering Div., Special Machinery Div., Gearing Div., BH Press Div. ; Earle Gear & Machine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Engineering services for engineers.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Topic:
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14181
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14181

[Trade catalogs from Earle Gear & Machine Co.]

Company Name:
Earle Gear & Machine Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Earle Engineering ; Earle Gear and Machine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Centrifugal pumps, fire pumps, turbine, volute pumps, cold cutting-off saws, Lea-Simplex cold cutting saws, herringbone gears, cut gears of all descriptions, and operating machinery for movable bridges, gates, locks, dredges, etc. "Herringbone" gears ; speed reducers and machinery ; "Earle" bridge-operating power units ; centrifugal pumps...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
9 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
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
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Engines  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14182
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14182

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