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Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company Drawings

Creator:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1948-1950
Scope and Contents:
Engineering drawings (81) of the Centralized Traffic Control Machine electrical circuits of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway Company). The circuits extend from Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh Junction, Ohio and include those for mechanical controls, electrical signals, and telephone communications. The drawings were made in 1948-1950. The drawings are in ink on paper, mostly in the dimension 23" x 28", although some are larger.
Biographical / Historical:
The Pittsburgh & West Virginia was merged into the Norfolk & Western in 1964.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Norfolk & Western Railway Company in conjunction with Centralized Traffic Control Machine which was donated to Smithsonian in May 1978.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Railroads  Search this
Electric circuits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company Drawings, 1948-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0279
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Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company Drawings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0279
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Diagram of machine circuits, K31 [engineering drawing]

Creator:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 23.0" x 28.0")
Type:
Archival materials
Technical drawings
Date:
September 13, 1948
Arrangement:
In Box 1.
Local Numbers:
AC0279-0000001 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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 circuits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Collection Citation:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company Drawings, 1948-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company Drawings / Designation: K31
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0279-ref521

Violano Virtuoso

Maker:
Mills Novelty Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: violin player: 64 1/2 in x 46 in x 32 in; 163.83 cm x 116.84 cm x 81.28 cm
Object Name:
Violin Player
violin and piano player
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1914
Credit Line:
Gift of Mills Novelty Company
ID Number:
MI.283285
Accession number:
56968
Catalog number:
283285
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Slave Dial to Tower Clock

Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 4 in x 2 in; 43.18 cm x 10.16 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
slave dial
Other Terms:
slave dial; Mechanical, Weight-Driven; Tower Clock
Date made:
1880
ID Number:
ME.310570
Catalog number:
310570
Accession number:
123081
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Exhibition:
Wonderplace
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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E. Howard and Company Tower Clock

Manufacturer:
E. Howard & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 49 in x 25 in x 25 in; 124.46 cm x 63.5 cm x 63.5 cm
Object Name:
master clock
Other Terms:
master clock; Mechanical, Weight-Driven; Tower Clock
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1880
ID Number:
ME.310569
Catalog number:
310569
Accession number:
123081
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Exhibition:
Wonderplace
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Gang Punch Made by the British Tabulating Machine Company

Maker:
British Tabulating Machine Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20.3 cm x 30.3 cm x 24.4 cm; 8 in x 11 15/16 in x 9 19/32 in
Object Name:
card punch
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1920s
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of International Business Machines Corporation
ID Number:
MA.320563
Accession number:
241402
Catalog number:
320563
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Semi-automatic Telegraph Key

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 6.35 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Other Terms:
telegraph key; Telegraphy
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331628
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331628
Collector/donor number:
72-21
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-324e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Vibroplex Telegraph Key

Maker:
Martin, Horace G.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 8 in x 3 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 20.32 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
semi-automatic key
telegraph key
sending key
Other Terms:
telegraph key; Telegraphy
Date made:
ca 1915
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331624
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331624
Collector/donor number:
72-05
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-324f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Vibroplex Telegraph Key

Maker:
Vibroplex Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 8 in; 8.255 cm x 9.525 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
telegraph key
sending key
wireless key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331623
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
72-12
Catalog number:
331623
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-13e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Handmade Telegraph Key

Maker:
Gallant, A. M.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 in x 8 in; 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331625
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
72-11
Catalog number:
331625
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-13fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890874

Semi-automatic Telegraph Key

Maker:
Western Union Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 8.89 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331626
Serial number:
697
Collector/donor number:
72-15
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331626
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-13fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890875

Vibroplex Telegraph Key

Maker:
Martin, Horace G.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 8 in; 6.985 cm x 8.89 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331627
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331627
Collector/donor number:
72-20
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-13fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890876

Vibroplex Telegraph Key

Maker:
Vibroplex Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
case: 9 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 23.1775 cm x 10.795 cm x 10.795 cm
key: 3 1/2 in x 8 in x 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 20.32 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331629
Serial number:
73832
Collector/donor number:
72-18
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331629
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-13fe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Vibroplex Telegraph Key

Maker:
Martin, Horace G.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331630
Serial number:
11759
Collector/donor number:
72-14
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331630
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-13ff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890878

Semi-automatic Telegraph Key

Maker:
Western Union Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331683
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
100-059
Catalog number:
331683
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1ea0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890918

Semi-automatic Telegraph Key

Maker:
Western Union Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331684
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
100-058
Catalog number:
331684
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-1318-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890919

Vibroplex Telegraph Key

Maker:
Martin, Horace G.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331685
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
100-060
Catalog number:
331685
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1ea1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890920

Semi-automatic Telegraph Key

Maker:
Western Union Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 3 1/2 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331687
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331687
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Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1ea2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890921

Experimental Telegraph Key

Maker:
Fluharty, William G.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 11.43 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
sending key
telegraph key
Date made:
1922
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331688
Accession number:
294351
Collector/donor number:
73-03
Catalog number:
331688
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1ea3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890922

Semi-automatic Telegraph Key

Maker:
Western Union Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 6 in; 5.3975 cm x 8.5725 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
bug
semi-automatic key
telegraph key
Credit Line:
from Western Union Corporation
ID Number:
EM.331690
Accession number:
294351
Catalog number:
331690
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Keys
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1ea5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890924

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