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Link Belt Company Photographs

Creator:
Link Belt Company  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 Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Cyanotypes
Date:
1915-1967.
Summary:
The photographs relate to the Link Belt Company, a manufacturer of industrial equipment.
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, including cyanotypes, of factory and industrial equipment, especially industrial belts for sand and gravel companies and for the wood, pulp and paper industry.
Arrangement:
The photographs are arranged in chronological order by accession number, but roughly grouped in order by type of equipment: water screens and conveyors. Within those subjects, the photographs are roughly arranged by type of mill or plant (e.g., pulp and paper, quarry, glass, etc.) Photographs from the same companies are grouped together. Most photographs are captioned and some are dated.
Biographical / Historical:
: Formed in 1906, the Link Belt Company was formed from several smaller concerns, the earliest of which was involved in the manufacture of detachable chain links. As Link Belt grew, its product line grew to include numerous types of industrial equipment including chains, bearings, boiler equipment, hoppers, loaders, gears, and other products. By the 1920s, the company, based in Chicago, had plants in several cities. In the 1960s they were purchased by FMC Corporation.
Provenance:
This collection was purchased by the National Museum of American History's Division of Engineering and Industry from Xerxes Fine Books, 1990.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled 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:
Quarries and quarrying  Search this
Sand and gravel industry  Search this
Papermaking  Search this
Pulp mills  Search this
Belt industry  Search this
Glass manufacture  Search this
Conveyor belts  Search this
Conveying machinery industry  Search this
Conveying machinery  Search this
Paper mills  Search this
Logging  Search this
Industrial equipment industry -- 1910-1970  Search this
Industrial equipment -- 1910-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Cyanotypes
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Link Belt Company Photographs, 1915-1967, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0997
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Link Belt Company Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85c2283b3-c746-4c68-b82f-7af3f8f27ce6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0997

[Trade catalogs on ore conveyors, ore grinders and finishers, mining equipment, cranes, boom cranes, tower cranes, lift trucks, cement silos, mixers, excavating machinery]

Author:
Richier (Firm)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<220> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Place:
France
Date:
1950
1959
[195-]-
Topic:
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Mining machinery  Search this
Ore-dressing plants equipment industry  Search this
Pelletizing  Search this
Conveying machinery industry  Search this
Grinding machinery industry  Search this
Excavating machinery  Search this
Call number:
46300
46300
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430147

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