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[Trade catalogs from R. P. Scherer Corp]

Variant company name:
Florida ; North Carolina ; Argentina ; Australia ; Brazil ; Canada ; United Kingdom ; France ; Italy ; Japan ; West Germany  Search this
Company Name:
R. P. Scherer Corp  Search this
Related companies:
Thompson Vitamin Co. ; Seven Seas Health Care, Ltd. (Hull, United Kingdom) ; Detroit, MI  Search this
Notes content:
capsule manufacturers ; "Catalog of Quality Products" (1979 & 1982) ; Scientific Study Articles ; Wheat Germ Oil/Octacosanol ; Consumer preference survey ; 1954 Public health letters ; February 1981 Promotional Photograph releases ; advertisements ; Vitamin E Pamphlet ; Gelatin Capsules chart ; Fish Oils capsules ; Capsule production history ; 1977 Capsule information packet ; 1981 Annual Report ; June 1975 "Subject: Uniformity" ; "40 Years of R. P. Scherer 1933-1973" ; May 1975 "Subject: Exploring Liquid Forms..." ; June 1970 "Dissolution Rates - Oral Dosage Form Design" ; May 1975 "Instrumentation and Automation" ; "Dosage Forms Investigation" ; "I.N.D. Dosage Forms" ; 1968 "Gelatin Capsule Packaging" ; October 1975 "To Fill You Growing Needs: R.P. Scherer, North Carolina"
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
36 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Troy, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_38471
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_38471

Pushing Cool big tobacco, racial marketing, and the untold story of the menthol cigarette Keith Wailoo

Author:
Wailoo, Keith  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (411 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
2021
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Menthol cigarettes--History  Search this
African Americans--Tobacco use--History  Search this
Menthol cigarettes--Marketing  Search this
Target marketing  Search this
African American consumers  Search this
Consumers' preferences  Search this
Noirs américains--Tabagisme--Histoire  Search this
Cibles (Marketing)  Search this
Consommateurs noirs américains  Search this
Consommateurs--Préférences  Search this
Menthol cigarettes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157079

Modular compact fluorescent lamp

Manufacturer:
DURO-TEST Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
mercury (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 in; 21.59 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
discharge lamp
fluorescent lamp
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Bergen
Date made:
ca. 1996
Date made:
ca 1996
Related Publication:
Lighting A Revolution
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/lighting/
Credit Line:
from Duro-Test Corporation
ID Number:
1997.0062.11
Catalog number:
1997.0062.11
Accession number:
1997.0062
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Lighting a Revolution
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8ef4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_750913

Meissen coffee pot and cover

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
polychrome enamels (overall color)
natural flowers (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 9 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 13/16 in; 23.1775 cm x 16.51 cm x 12.22375 cm
Object Name:
coffeepot
Date made:
1750-1760
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1992.0427.13ab
Catalog number:
1992.0427.13ab
Accession number:
1992.0427
Collector/donor number:
198
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
The Hans C. Syz Collection
Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-88a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1415455
Online Media:

Meissen plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 1 1/2 in x 9 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 23.8125 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1740-1745
1740-1745
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.245497.12
Catalog number:
245497.12
Accession number:
245497
Collector/donor number:
373
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
The Hans C. Syz Collection
Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-db92-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_572908

Western Kitchen Black Pepper Can

Measurements:
overall: 9.5 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm; 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in
Object Name:
Can
spice can
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter and Josephine Landor
ID Number:
1993.0393.065
Accession number:
1993.0393
Catalog number:
1993.0393.065
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d6fe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1297816

The clustering of America / Michael J. Weiss

Author:
Weiss, Michael J. 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 416 p. : col. ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
1980-
1971-
Topic:
Consumers' preferences  Search this
Postal zones--Social aspects  Search this
Social surveys  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
HN59.2 .W43 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478376

Encyclopedia of consumer brands / editor, Janice Jorgensen

Author:
Jorgensen, Janice  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994-
Topic:
Brand choice  Search this
Brand name products  Search this
Consumers' preferences  Search this
Call number:
HF5415.3 .E527 1994X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_464131

Saul Nesbitt Papers

Creator:
Nesbitt, Saul, 1920-1993  Search this
Names:
Archway Cookies, Inc.  Search this
Borden's Farm Products Co. of Illinois  Search this
Campbell Soup Company  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association  Search this
Franco American Food Co.  Search this
Lever Brothers and Unilever, ltd.  Search this
National Distillers and Chemical Corporation  Search this
Nesbitt Associates, Ltd.  Search this
P. Ballantine & Sons  Search this
Philip Morris Incorporated  Search this
Revlon, Inc.  Search this
Schick (Firm)  Search this
Scott Paper Company  Search this
Seagram Company  Search this
Collector:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Date:
1951-1984
Scope and Contents:
Background and biographical information consists of Nesbitt's resume, an artist/designer statement, list of clients and accomplishments of Nesbitt Associates, Ltd., press releases, articles, and photographs of the designer.,The materials in this collection document Nesbitt's work from 1951 through 1984.
The records of the office of public relations cover the years 1955-1963 and include press releases and clippings describing some Nesbitt's products, his theories on consumer motivation, and the results of his surveys, as well as correspondence with members of the press. General office correspondence is boxed separately.
Color slides, color and black & white transparencies, and black & white photographs of most of Nesbitt's designs for packaging from 1951-1981 are included. Oversized materials include books jackets and booklets designed by Nesbitt, as well as some renderings for packaging designs done in color.
Three samples of fitted presentation boxes designed by Nesbitt are included, as well as a prototype for a design award for Parsons School of Design in New York, and two "Multiplication" cubes commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Arrangement:
This collection has been reboxed in archivally-sound containers, but the materials have only been partially processed and arranged. Record groups include: 1) Backgound and Biographical Information; 2) Records of the Public Relations Office, 1955-1963; 3) Correspondence; 4) Slides, Transparencies, and Photographs; 5) Oversized Materials; and 6) Samples.
Biographical / Historical:
Packaging, industrial, and graphic designer. Born in New York City, August 10, 1920. Nesbitt was a student of sculptor Chaim Gross and studied art at many New York institutions including: Art Students League; New York University; Columbia University; Pratt Institute of Art; and the New School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 where he worked as a cartographer and as the head of the visual aid section in a military intelligence training center. In 1945, he joined the staff of Harper's Bazaar magazine where he was an illustrator assisting art director Alexey Brodovich. In 1946, Nesbitt was hired by the industrial design studio of Raymond Loewy as a handletterer and packaging designer.

He worked with Lippincott Industrial Design from 1948 to 1951. Nesbitt opened his own design studio, Nesbitt Associates, Ltd. in 1951. The firm specialized in package design, trademarks, and corporate identities. Some of his most recognizable designs were for the label for Campbell's Soup and the Florists' Telegraph Delivery (F.T.D.) Winged Mercury 'Interflora' figure, still used today. Nesbitt's other clients included: Franco American; Revlon; Ballantine Beer; Borden; Champion spark plugs; Kodak; Philip Morris cigarettes; Schick razors; and Archway cookies. In addition, Nesbitt developed the "Karry Kit" for Ballantine Beer which came to be widely used and known as the six pack.

Nesbitt was known for his revealing studies and surveys of the buying needs and preferences of the "average American housewife" and consumers in general. His opinions on what he referred to as "underpackaging" were widely publicized in professional magazines and journals. In 1984, Nesbitt retired from the design field and went to California to resume his career as a sculptor until his death in 1993.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the designer's wife, Mrs. Saul Nesbitt, in 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Occupation:
Industrial designers  Search this
Packaging designers  Search this
Graphic designers  Search this
Topic:
Consumers -- Research  Search this
Consumers' preferences -- United States  Search this
Housewives as consumers  Search this
Labels -- Design  Search this
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Citation:
Saul Nesbitt Papers, 1951-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1275
See more items in:
Saul Nesbitt Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep857e2f039-d3d5-4307-a474-a5e5072e4e74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1275

Sex, drink, and fast cars / Stephen Bayley

Author:
Bayley, Stephen  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Automobiles--Social aspects--History  Search this
Automobiles--Design and construction--History  Search this
Automobiles--Technological innovations--History  Search this
Consumers' preferences--History  Search this
Call number:
HD9710.U52B34 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_369525

Why they buy : American consumers inside and out / Robert B. Settle, Pamela L. Alreck

Author:
Settle, Robert B  Search this
Alreck, Pamela L  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 351 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Consumers  Search this
Consumers' preferences  Search this
Brand choice  Search this
Call number:
HC110.C6S48 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_343534

Consumer choice in historical archaeology / edited by Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood

Author:
Spencer-Wood, Suzanne M  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 418 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Archaeology and history  Search this
Consumers' preferences--History--Sources  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E159.5.C67 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323377

Blue beads as African-American cultural symbols / Linda France Stine, Melanie A. Cabak and Mark D. Groover

Author:
Stine, Linda F (Linda France) 1956-  Search this
Cabak, Melanie A  Search this
Groover, Mark D  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Southern states
United States
Date:
1996
Topic:
Evil eye  Search this
African Americans--Material culture  Search this
Beads--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Slaves--Economic conditions  Search this
African American blue beads  Search this
Trade beads  Search this
African American charms  Search this
African American symbolic color  Search this
Blue symbolic color  Search this
Call number:
CC1 .H673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_662625

The U.S. Has a Massive Cheese Surplus

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:45:56 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_9e37949b4c263125ba2ed368ba17d3c5

Imagining consumers : design and innovation from Wedgwood to Corning / Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Author:
Blaszczyk, Regina Lee  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 380 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Great Britain
Date:
2000
Topic:
Ceramic tableware industry--History  Search this
Glassware industry--History  Search this
Consumers' preferences--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_592466

How Radio DJ Hoppy Adams Powered his 50,000-Watt Annapolis Station into a Mighty Influence

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:50:52 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_b39933f8f02abf8072c80db16cc6783d

When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fit

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_697e40656718430764a85f0d9d730784

Capturing the 1970s food movement in design: David Lance Goines and Alice Waters's "30 Recipes Suitable for Framing"

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:49:07 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_5f8f6a5e5808f3faf9b57f6d81e64e98

Buy American : the untold story of economic nationalism / Dana Frank

Author:
Frank, Dana  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 316 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Consumers  Search this
Consumers' preferences  Search this
Buy national policy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_566413

Product development in the American tableware industry, 1920-1945 / by Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Author:
Blaszczyk, Regina Lee  Search this
Physical description:
v, 226 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Ceramic tableware industry--History  Search this
Glassware industry--History  Search this
Consumers' preferences--History  Search this
Call number:
HD9620.5.T333 U62 1987a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_608165

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