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Small storage battery room, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.2" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000098.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5199 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Electric batteries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3744

Battery charging panel, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.3" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000101.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5196 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Electric batteries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3747

Pauline Pottery plate

Physical Description:
green (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 7 1/8 in; 2.54 cm x 18.0975 cm
Object Name:
Plate
Object Type:
plate
ID Number:
CE.379511
Catalog number:
379511
Accession number:
150313
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-90db-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575469

Covered jar

Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
gold (overall color)
green (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/4 in x 5 5/16 in; 17.145 cm x 13.5255 cm
Object Name:
Jar
Credit Line:
Mrs. Marcus Benjamin
ID Number:
CE.379662ab
Catalog number:
379662ab
Accession number:
150313
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d2a6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575470
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electric battery; electrorherapeutic apparatus

Measurements:
overall: 7 3/4 in x 13 in x 6 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 33.02 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
Battery, Electric
electric battery
electrorherapeutic apparatus
Other Terms:
Battery, Electric; Medicine
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN83538U37
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6875-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_736735
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Text Book of the Madam C. J. Walker Schools of Beauty Culture

Published by:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Owned by:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
cardboard and cloth, ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 6 5/16 x 5/8 in. (23.5 x 16 x 1.6 cm)
Type:
books
Place printed:
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty schools  Search this
Business  Search this
Education  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives
Object number:
2013.153.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1940 The Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53f059a32-2817-465d-9b3e-7b59a2839c04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.1
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Histoire de la pile galvanique depuis son origine jusqu'a nos jours : avec une planche photographique par Boulade, ingénieur-opticien

Author:
Boulade, P  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
23, [1] pages, [1] leaf of plates illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1867
Topic:
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Electric batteries  Search this
Call number:
QC543 .B76 1867
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_273426

Ueber die galvanische Kohlenzinkkette und einige mit derselben angestellte Beobachtungen von Dr. W. Th. Casselmann ; mit fünf lith. Tafeln

Author:
Casselmann, Wilhelm Theodor Oscar 1820-1872  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Koenigliche Preussische Telegraphen Direction DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 76, pages, [5] folded leaves of plates illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1844
Topic:
Electric batteries  Search this
Electrolytic cells  Search this
Call number:
TK2901 .C34 1844
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_277123

Portrait of Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery

Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Folder contents were not copied.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Photographs and other materials / 2.6: Miscellaneous materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074-ref315

Jon and Jennifer Hanson Watch and Clock Collection

Creator:
Hanson, Jon  Search this
Hamilton Watch Company.  Search this
Extent:
11.7 Cubic feet (8 boxes including photographs and negatives)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Annual reports
Advertising
Blueprints
Price lists
Account books
Photographs
Business records
Date:
1931-1954
undated
Summary:
Photographic prints and negatives documenting the interior operations of the Hamilton Watch Company primarily in the 1930s and 1940s.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of approximately 760 photographs and negatives created by the Hamilton Watch Company and documenting its employees, equipment, materials, and factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Many photographs depict the company's research and development efforts. There are also images of the Hamilton Watch Company's work in fuse assembly for bombs during WWII. The photographs are mainly organized by factory department or location. A number of these photographs were created by the advertising department and include identification numbers, location of the image, name of the photographer, and the identification of people in the photograph, as well as release forms for those pictured. If not located with the photographs, these items, as well as additional information, can be found in the corresponding folders. Negatives in poor condition were scanned. There are also five glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Photographic Prints and Negatives, 1931-1954, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Hamilton Watch Company, established in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1892, was known for its manufacture of high quality wrist and pocket watches. Broadway Limited, its first series of pocket watches, was nicknamed "the watch of railroad accuracy," and Hamilton soon became associated with the railroad industry. The company also supplied wristwatches to the United States Armed Forces in the 1910s Hamilton continued its association with the military during World War II when it stopped production of watches for consumers in order to provide the armed forces with one million timepieces. The company was responsible for the Ventura, the world's first electric (battery-powered) watch, and in 1970, the world's first digital watch.

In 1969, Hamilton closed its factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, signaling the end of its American manufacturing operations. All production moved to the facilities of the Buren Watch Company in Switzerland, a company that Hamilton had acquired three years before. The Hamilton brand is currently owned by the Swatch Group and carries two product lines, American Classic and Khaki.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

E. Howard Clock Company Records (AC0776)

Seth Thomas Clock Company Records (AC0627)

James Arthur Clock and Watch Collection (AC0130)

National Company (NATCO) Atomic Clocks Records (AC0547)

Harold Lyons Atomic Clocks Collection (AC0701)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Jon Hanson in 2008.
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:
Assembly-line methods  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Industries  Search this
Fuses  Search this
Factories -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Manufacturing processes  Search this
Horology  Search this
Bombs  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Chronometers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Annual reports
Advertising
Blueprints
Price lists
Account books -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Business records
Citation:
Hamilton Watch Company Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1122
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Jon and Jennifer Hanson Watch and Clock Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1122
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Volume 12 Home Journal Invention Notebook

Author:
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940  Search this
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (17.0" x 11.0".)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
1883 June 24-1883 November 21
Scope and Contents:
Inscription on cover: Vol. 12. 1883, June 24 to November 21. This home journal written by Charles Tainter details his notes, thoughts and ideas on his inventions.
Arrangement:
In Box 4, Folder 1.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
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.
Topic:
Phonograph  Search this
Sound -- Recording and reproducing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Charles Sumner Tainter Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Charles Sumner Tainter Papers
Charles Sumner Tainter Papers / Series 2: Laboratory Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0124-ref42
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Part diary, part excerpts

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Forman H. Craton Papers
Forman H. Craton Papers / Series 1: Memoirs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref255
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Diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1931
Scope and Contents:
Based on a few diary entries, letters to his mother and memory. Divided into Home, Friends, and the General Electric Co. Written in 1973.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Forman H. Craton Papers
Forman H. Craton Papers / Series 1: Memoirs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref258
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Diary

Collection Creator:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1933
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Forman H. Craton Collection, 1902-1983, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Forman H. Craton Papers
Forman H. Craton Papers / Series 1: Memoirs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0454-ref259
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Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook

Creator:
Talley, Manila Davis.  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
United States. Civil Air Patrol  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
bulk 1917-1967
bulk 1929-1942
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings, membership cards, programs, photographs, and pilot's licenses, mostly relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career. The focus of the collection is on the years 1929-42, and highlights Talley's career as a salesperson for Curtis-Wright, and her association with the 99s and the Betsy Ross Corps. Also included is the scrapbook is information on the Women's National Air Races, the Women's National Air Meets, and Talley's work with the Civil Air Patrol. The scrapbook also includes clippings and other items related to Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle and General Balbo.
Arrangement:
Single item in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Manila Davis Talley (1898-1973) soloed in October 1929 and received her pilot's license in April of 1930. She joined Curtis-Wright Corporation as a saleswoman in late 1929 or early 1930. Talley joined the 99s (international association of female pilots) in 1930 and was a founding member of Betsy Ross Corps, a private 1930s female auxiliary/reserve for the Army Air Corps. Talley was the third woman to go through Air Force War College, in December 1966.
Provenance:
Estate of Manila Davis Talley, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0041
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0041
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0041
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Records

Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Extent:
19 cu. ft. (38 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1920s-1970s
Descriptive Entry:
Science Service was established in 1920 through the efforts of the E. W. Scripps Company in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). In 1919 Scripps had established the American Society for the Dissemination of Science. Unknown to Scripps, the three major scientific organizations were trying to agree on a format and establish a popular science journal. In 1920 Scripps met with representatives of the AAAS, NAS, and NRC in an attempt to pool resources. Out of that meeting came Science Service, a news service designed to popularize science and to disseminate scientific knowledge.

This accession consists of Science Service files that were given to and maintained by the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics (E&MP), National Museum of American History (NMAH), which later became part of the Division of Information Technology and Society and then Division of Work and Industry after that. The files in this collection relate specifically to the subject of electricity. Also covered and related to the subject area of electricity are automobiles, batteries, camera, communications, electric circuits, electric generators, lighting, electric machinery, electric power plants, electric power transmission, electrical engineering, electromagnets, electron microscope, fuel cells, integrated circuits, lasers, phonographs, radio, radio transmission, telephones, and television. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, photographs, news releases, and clippings. Some subjects are listed but the envelopes are missing. A select number of images were digitized and appeared on a Science Service website created and maintained by Nance L. Briscoe, Collections Manager, and later by Harold D. Wallace, Curator, Division of Work and Industry, NMAH. The site has been taken down by NMAH but can still be accessed through Accession 14-071: National Museum of American History, Website Records, 2008-2013, Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Topic:
Journalism, Scientific  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Electricity -- History  Search this
Electric power production  Search this
Electric power systems  Search this
Electric power transmission  Search this
Electric machines  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Electric batteries  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Communication -- United States  Search this
Electric circuits  Search this
Electric generators  Search this
Electric lighting  Search this
Electric machinery  Search this
Electrical engineering  Search this
Electronics  Search this
Electromagnets  Search this
Electron microscopes  Search this
Fuel cells  Search this
Integrated circuits  Search this
Lasers  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Radio  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Television  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-094
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-094

E&MP 1.012: An unmarked Battronic truck, also with a chassis with electric battery compartments, circa 1965 (Boyertown photo ID V-549, Copyright: Boyertown Multalloy Truck Bodies)

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 38
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-094-refidd1e485

E&MP 1.018 (CD2055004): Comparison Studies - Electric Battery, 1965. Ford Motor Company comparison-studies for the feasible power sources, motors and controls for electric vehicles. (Original caption by Science Service, Copyright - Ford Motor Company)

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 38
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-094-refidd1e558

E&MP 1.019 (CD2055005): Comparison Studies - Electric Battery, 1965. Ford Motor Company comparison-studies for the feasible power sources, motors and controls for electric vehicles. (Original caption by Science Service, Copyright - Ford Motor Company)

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 38
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-094-refidd1e570

E&MP 3.006: Gadgets, September 1940. General Electric Battery tester - SP 3/24/41 - from General Electric Co. (Original caption by Science Service, Copyright - General Electric)

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 38
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-094-refidd1e869

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