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Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection

Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Names:
Chain Belt Company  Search this
Nordberg, Bruno V.  Search this
Extent:
45 Cubic feet (189 boxes, 110 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Trade catalogs
Photographs
Blueprints
Place:
Milwaukee (Wis.)
Date:
1891-1947
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of the company's photo and negative archives; miscellaneous trade publications; G. Turnwald notebooks; technical memoranda; trade literature; operating manuals; parts books; Nordberg company history; machinery proposals; order books; time records; Chain Belt Company catalogs; and blueprints used in the shops.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series.

Series 1: Background Materials, 1912-1957

Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins, 1891-1972

Series 3: Sales/Order Materials, 1891-1971

Series 4: Advertising Materials, 1911-1955

Series 5: Operating Manuals and Instructions, 1917-1964

Series 6: Technical Memorandum, 1919-1969

Series 7: Turnwald Notebooks, 1928-1942

Series 8: Trade Literature, 1912-1974

Series 9, Photographs, undated

Series 10: Drawings, 1884-1979
Historical:
The Nordberg Manufacturing Company, founded in 1890 by Bruno V. Nordberg, manufactured steam engines (later diesel engines) and precision built heavy machinery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company later added Poppet valve steam engines, oil engines, railway track maintenance machinery, crushers, machinery for processing ore, mine hoists, blowing engines, condensers, steam pumping engines, and Corliss engines for every type of power service. Nordberg was a leading manufacturer of marine diesel engines and supplied engines for many of the American merchant marine ships.

In 1895, the company elected Jacob Friend as its first president. From 1912-1924, Bruno Nordberg served as president, and in 1924, Robert Friend, son of Jacob Friend, became president. The company purchased the Busch-Sulzer Brothers Diesel Engine Company of St. Louis in 1946, merging two of the largest diesel engine manufacturers.
Related Materials at the National Museum of American History:
Division of Work and Industry

The Division holds a photograph of the Nordberg diesel type oil engine at the Central Station Burro Mountain Copper Company Power House. Related artifacts include a builders plate and calipers. See Accession #: 1984.0243

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Trade Literature Collection

The libraries hold trade literature relating to Nordberg Manufacturing Company, Chain Belt Company, Rexnord, Inc.

Michigan Technological University, J.R. VanPelt and Opie Library

Nordberg Manufacturing Company Engineering Blueprints Collection, circa 1890-circa 1946

220.0 cubic ft.

Blueprints, circa 1890-circa 1946, of the Nordberg Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Includes blueprints of valve engines, pumps, hoists, compressors, and similar equipment, much of which was used by mining companies in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives

Nordberg Manufacturing Company photographs, circa 1910-1970s

182 photographs and 4.0. c.f. of negatives (10 archives boxes).

Photographs and negatives, circa 1910-1970s, related to the Nordberg Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Images include views of heavy machinery used in the manufacture of mine hoisting engines and aerial views of the manufacturing company. The collection also includes an album of photographs made in the manufacturing plant of the company of Corliss and Poppett valve steam engines.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry holds related Nordberg Manufacturing Company objects that include a builders plate and calipers. See Accession #1984.0243.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Heavy machinery  Search this
Diesel engines  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Marine engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Trade catalogs
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Blueprints
Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0975
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0975
Online Media:

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1892
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref529

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1897
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref530

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref531

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref532

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref533

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref534

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1915
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref535

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref536

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1915
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref537

Chain Belt Company (Chabel Company)

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref538

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref539

Rex Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref543

Rex Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 2: Catalogs/Bulletins
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref544

Chain Belt Company

Collection Creator:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891-10-01-1892-12
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Collection / Series 3: Sales/Order Materials / Order Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0975-ref555

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