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Why Design Now?: Hope Solar Tower

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-05-05T23:11:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_8yf8hiBOkLk

Dynamo & motor attendants and their machines by Frank Broadbent .

Author:
Broadbent, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
Crowther, J., DSI  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern 1897- DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 160 pages illustrations 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1904
1918
[between 1904 and 1918?]
Topic:
Electric generators  Search this
Electric machinery  Search this
Electric motors  Search this
Call number:
TK2411 .B86 1904
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_274024

171, Electric generators, power plant, Keokuk, Iowa

Collection Creator:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).  Search this
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Rau, William H.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Box 25
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected lantern slides and stereographs must be handled 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. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs / Series 1: Keystone View Company Lantern Slides and Stereographs / 1.1: #1-#600
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0945-ref1315

Dynamos 5,000 horse-power, 25 revolutions per second, 2,200 volt current Niagara Falls Power Co. 5466 interpositive

Topic:
NIAGARA -- Miscellaneous
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Local Numbers:
RSN 26691
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.51 [114].
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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 generators -- New York  Search this
Dynamos. -- New York  Search this
Electricity -- New York  Search this
Machinery -- New York  Search this
Power plants -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 26600-26704
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref24450

Robert B. Rice Papers

Author:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976  Search this
Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
30.1 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Personal papers
Date:
1915 - 1954
Summary:
Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains personal papers and correspondence, c. 1946 1953, of Robert B. Rice, as well as publications about diesel engines, their components and technical problems, dating from 1915 1954. It also includes academic material: class notes, examination questions, and theses required for the masters degree. There are directories of manufacturers of diesel engines, both foreign and domestic, and copies of brochures and technical manuals describing their products. Diesel engine applications in road transportation, railroads, electrical generation, ships, and aircraft are described in numerous brochures and published articles. Technical articles on diesel fuels (including coal) and lubricants are also included. There are numerous papers on other types of internal combustion engines.

Included are specifications, parts lists, instruction books, design data, pamphlets, test data, and drawings for American and foreign diesel engines, parts, and accessories, 1936 1947; research reports, trade literature, facts sheets, articles, test data, catalogs, and handbooks on disel engines for railroad, aircraft, and marine use, 1926 1967; diesel engine charts, 1943 1945; and materials on metals, fuel lubrication, jet propulsion, steam engines, turbines, and thermodynamic and heat power problems.

The collection is arranged into seven series. Series 1, Indexes and Directories, consists primarily of catalogues of diesel engines. Series 2 is composed of Rice's Professional and Academic Material. Series 3, Diesel Engines, consists of information on manufacturers of diesel engines; this information is sub divided into U.S. and foreign manufacturers and it is arranged alphabetically. Series 4 -6 provide information on Electric Utility Generator Units, Diesel Components and Technical Problems, and Fuels and Lubricants. Series 7, Reference Materials, is divided into Files and Blueprints, Manuals and Publications, and Design Drawings and Technical Data for the DZ 710 Aircraft Diesel.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Indexes and directories

Series 2: R.B. Rice professional and academic material

Series 3; Diesel engines (by manufacturer)

Series 4: Electric utility generator units

Series 5: Diesel components and technical problems

Series 6: Fuels and lubricants

Series 7: Reference materials
Biographical / Historical:
Rice was a consulting engineer and professor of engineering at Newark College of Engineering, 1928-1936, and at North Carolina State University, 1937-1956.
Related Materials:
The Archives Center also holds collection #308, the Robert B. Rice Film Collection, 1936-1945. In addition, there is a small group of Rice's papers, primarily concerned with his academic career, in the Archives of North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert B. Rice, October, 1972.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Diesel motor  Search this
Engineers -- 1910-1960  Search this
Internal combustion engines  Search this
Engineering -- 1910-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Personal papers -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert B. Rice Papers, 1915-1954, Archives Center, National Museumof American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0322
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Robert B. Rice Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0322

William W. Brown Papers

Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Brown, William W. (electrical engineer)  Search this
Former owner:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
Extent:
2.66 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Correspondence
Date:
1920-1950
Scope and Contents note:
35 binders of engineering drawings, correspondence, and charts concerning high frequency alternators, low and high frequency antenna systems, insulators, conductors, power transformers, cables, and vacum tubes.
Biographical/Historical note:
William W. Brown (1899- ), electrical engineer, specialized in low frequency transmitter and antenna systems design for the General Electric Company. After his retirement in 1956, he continued his activities in a consulting capacity.
Provenance:
William W. Brown, Gift, circa 1974.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
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:
Cables  Search this
Antennas (Electronics)  Search this
Electric transformers  Search this
Electric insulators and insulation  Search this
Electric generators -- Alternating current  Search this
Electric conductors  Search this
Vacuum-tubes  Search this
Electrical engineers  Search this
Electrical engineering  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 1900-1950
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
William W. Brown Papers, 1920-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0102
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0102

Drawings of Patents; Specifications forming parts of Patents re motor, Electric Motor and generator, Electric apparatus for use in railway trains, Self-Regulating Dynamo; Electric-Generating System etc.

Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 13, 1882-Oct. 19, 1915
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:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 2: Edisonia / 2.13: Litigation Of Edison Patents
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref2434

Beverly Gas and Electric, generator house

Collection Creator:
Main, Charles T., Inc.  Search this
Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled 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.
Collection Citation:
Charles T. Main Photograph Collection, ca. 1908-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Charles T. Main, Inc. Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1053-ref517

Weeden No. 101 Electric Motor

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 4 in x 6 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 2 5/8 in; x 6.6675 cm
overall: 4 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 11.43 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
toy, electric motor
Date made:
ca 1900
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329036
Catalog number:
329036
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-84b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847171

Märklin Toy Steam Engine

Measurements:
flywheel - from catalog card: 3 1/2 in; x 8.89 cm
boiler - from catalog card: 7 1/2 in x 3 in; x 19.05 cm x 7.62 cm
base - from catalog card: 12 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; x 31.75 cm x 31.75 cm
overall: 16 1/8 in x 12 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 40.9575 cm x 32.385 cm x 31.75 cm
Object Name:
toy, engine boiler & generator
Date made:
ca 1920
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329060
Catalog number:
329060
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9b0d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847211

Weeden No. 105 Toy Electric Generator and Pump

Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
white metal (overall material)
Measurements:
flywheel-from catalog card: 2 5/8 in; x 6.6675 cm
base-from catalog card: 8 1/2 in x 6 in; x 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm
overall: 4 in x 8 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 21.2725 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
toy, electric motor & pump
Date made:
ca 1900
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329040
Catalog number:
329040
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9fa9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847236
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Weeden No. 102 Toy Electric Motor

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
cast iron (overall material)
nickle plating (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/4 in x 40 in x 6 in; 12.065 cm x 101.6 cm x 15.24 cm
wood base - from catalog card: 5 in x 3 in; x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
cast iron base - from catalog card: 4 in x 6 in; x 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm
cast iron flywheel - from catalog card: 3 1/2 in; x 8.89 cm
overall - from catalog card: 4 3/4 in; x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
toy, electric motor
toy, electric motor, weeden
Date made:
ca 1900
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. August Mencken
ID Number:
MC.322913
Catalog number:
322913
Accession number:
220719
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-81fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847179
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Weeden No. 106 Toy Electric Motor

Physical Description:
tinplate (overall material)
cast iron (overall material)
nickel plate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/4 in x 6 in x 4 1/4 in; 15.875 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.795 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 2 1/2 in; x 6.35 cm
tinplate base - from catalog card: 4 in x 6 in; x 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
toy, electric motor
Date made:
ca 1900
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. August Mencken
ID Number:
MC.322914
Catalog number:
322914
Accession number:
220719
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-6b7c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847246
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Model of McNaught Type Compound Steam Engine

Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 9 1/2 in x 20 in; 55.88 cm x 24.13 cm x 50.8 cm
overall:;
overall: 99 in x 36 in x 48 in; 251.46 cm x 91.44 cm x 121.92 cm
Object Name:
Engine, Steam
engine, steam, model
Date made:
mid 19th century
Subject:
Model  Search this
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Armstrong Technical High School, Washington, D. C.
ID Number:
MC.315636
Catalog number:
315636
Accession number:
220003
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Exhibition:
Power Machinery
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8bf1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_846120

Model of Vertical Marine Steam Engines

Object Name:
Engine, Steam
Subject:
Model  Search this
Steam Engines  Search this
Steamships  Search this
ID Number:
MC.310578
Catalog number:
310578
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Exhibition:
Power Machinery
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-6950-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_846155
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Farmer Wind-Electric Generator Model

Maker:
Farmer, Moses G.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 19 in x 8 in; x 48.26 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 8 7/8 in x 18 3/4 in x 8 1/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 47.625 cm x 20.6375 cm
Object Name:
wind generator
Generator, Wind
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts
Date made:
ca 1882
Credit Line:
from Sarah J. Farmer
ID Number:
MC.181985
Catalog number:
181985
Accession number:
2015.0173
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a12a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_846957
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Patent Model of a Book Holder

Maker:
Noyes, La Verne W.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 27.8 cm x 20.6 cm x 20.2 cm; 10 15/16 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 15/16 in
Object Name:
manufacture, book holder
Object Type:
Patent Model
Date made:
ca 1881
Patent date:
1881-03-22
ID Number:
GA.22840
Patent number:
239055
Accession number:
249602
Catalog number:
22840
GA*22840
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d511-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_998726

Gaumont aircraft generator

Maker:
Gaumont Film Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 8 1/2 in x 6 in; 50.8 cm x 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
Generator, Aircraft
electrical generator
Other Terms:
Generator, Aircraft; Motors and Generators
Date made:
ca 1917
ID Number:
EM.317755
Catalog number:
317755
Accession number:
233317
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-e98a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_709618
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Replica of experimental Langmuir plasma tube

Associated user:
unknown  Search this
Associated person:
Langmuir, Irving  Search this
Associated institution:
General Electric  Search this
Maker:
General Electric Research Laboratory  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 24 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 60.96 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Electron Tube
Other Terms:
Electron Tube; Electron Tubes
Credit Line:
from General Electric Research Laboratory, thru J. R. Morgan
ID Number:
EM.316735
Catalog number:
316735
Accession number:
228179
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-793d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_712758
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Maxim dynamo electric machine, patent #233,942

Maker:
Maxim, Hiram S.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 6 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 15.24 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Electric generator model
generator
Date made:
ca. 1880
ID Number:
EM.252657
Accession number:
49064
Catalog number:
252657
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1345-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_689020

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