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General Electric power transmission cable, Niagara Falls line

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Cable, Power
cable sample
Other Terms:
Cable; Cable, Power; Cables and Wires; Power
Date made:
1897
Credit Line:
from General Electric Company
ID Number:
EM.181716
Catalog number:
181716
Accession number:
33184
Maker number:
2
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3102-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_705646

Electric Power Transmission Cable

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Physical Description:
lead (overall material)
copper (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 1 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
cable
cable sample
Other Terms:
cable sample; Cables and Wires; Power
Date made:
1897
Credit Line:
from General Electric Company
ID Number:
EM.181706
Catalog number:
181706
Accession number:
33184
Maker number:
345
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6255-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_709305

General Electric power transmission cable, Niagara Falls line

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 2 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Cable
cable sample
Other Terms:
Cable; Cables and Wires; Power
Date made:
1897
Credit Line:
from General Electric Company
ID Number:
EM.181715
Catalog number:
181715
Accession number:
33184
Maker number:
2
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-301f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_709340

Electric Power Transmission Cable with Jacket

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
lead (overall material)
jute (overall material)
asphalt (overall material)
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 2 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
power cable
cable sample
Other Terms:
cable sample; Cables and Wires; Power
Date made:
1897
Credit Line:
from General Electric Company
ID Number:
EM.181708
Catalog number:
181708
Accession number:
33184
Maker number:
1
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6a77-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_709353
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Weatherproof Electric Power Transmission Cable

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
bituminous compound (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 1 in; 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
power cable
cable sample
Other Terms:
cable sample; Cables and Wires; Power
Date made:
1897
Credit Line:
from General Electric Company
ID Number:
EM.181714
Catalog number:
181714
Accession number:
33184
Maker number:
673
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-610d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_709355

Electric Power Transmission Cable for Interior Use

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 1.125 cm; 30.48 cm x 7/16 in
Object Name:
power cable
cable sample
Other Terms:
cable sample; Cables and Wires; Power
Date made:
1897
Credit Line:
from General Electric Company
ID Number:
EM.181711
Catalog number:
181711
Accession number:
33184
Maker number:
670
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6a7a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_709358
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 17

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 19, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1915 January 1-1915 July 8
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.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref306
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Comparison of Direct and Alternating Current For High Voltage Electric Power Transmission. Publication #No. 62-901. Edison Electric Institute, Research Division.

Collection Creator:
Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 ((journalist))  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Tesla, Nikola, 1857-1943  Search this
Container:
Box 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 1: Leland Anderson correspondence, box 2 is restricted by the donor until 2030.
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:
Kenneth M. Swezey Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Kenneth M. Swezey Papers
Kenneth M. Swezey Papers / Series 3: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0047-ref218

US 511,560, System of Electrical Power Transmission

Collection Creator:
Pickard, Greenleaf Whittier, 1877-1956  Search this
Collection Donor:
Cardwell Condenser Corporation (Lindenhurst, New York)  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1893 December 26
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. No copyright, patent, trademark or related interests were conveyed in the deed of gift. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Greenleaf Pickard Notebooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Greenleaf Pickard Notebooks and Nikola Tesla Patents
Greenleaf Pickard Notebooks and Nikola Tesla Patents / Series 2: Nikola Tesla Patents
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0915-ref167

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

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Subject 35 - Electric Power Transmission
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-094-refidd1e1720

[Trade catalogs from R. Thomas & Sons Co.]

Variant company name:
Lisbon, OH  Search this
Company Name:
R. Thomas & Sons Co.  Search this
Notes content:
porcelain insulators & accessory hardware for transmission and distribution of electric power ; transmission line insulators ; suspension insulator fittings ; bushings
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
16 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25196
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25196

[Trade catalogs from Lapp Insulator Co., Inc.]

Company Name:
Lapp Insulator Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Lapp Process Equipment Div. ; Lapp Radio Specialties Div.  Search this
Notes content:
Electrical equipment ; vacuum-process high voltage insulators and allied clamps and hardware ; "Pulsafeeder" piston diaphragm pump ; porcelain insulators ; electric power transmission ; Lapp chemical porcelain for industry ; porcelain valves , pipe and fittings ; radio specialties ; design specifications ; blueprints for some porcelain goods ; "It Took 5000 Years" development of Lapp porcelain ; "The Vacuum Slip Process of Removing Air from Clay Bodies" by G. W. Lapp ; "A Comparison: American and European High Voltage Pin Type Porcelain Insulator Designs" .
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
29 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
LeRoy, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Glass  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Radio supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25858
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25858

[Trade catalogs from Viele, Blackwell & Buck]

Company Name:
Viele, Blackwell & Buck  Search this
Notes content:
Tin and Terne plate ; wrought steel and iron tubes, pipe, and plate ; brass and copper sheet, tubing, rod, wire, rivets and burrs ; suspension insulators for electric power transmission ; heavy chemicals
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Topic:
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Metals  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26777
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26777

[Trade catalogs from C & C Electric Motor Co.]

Company Name:
C & C Electric Motor Co.  Search this
Notes content:
electric motors ; motor apparatus ; electric power transmission ; batteries ; pumps
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Topic:
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_43205
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_43205

When “Danger” Is Art’s Middle Name

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:39:06 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ec89dc08bd3bc7cffa1abea50715df38

Dangerous electricity! : high voltage, high power electrical projects : articles reprinted from Mechanics & electricity magazine and Modern electrics magazine prior to 1914

Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Electric power transmission  Search this
Electric power distribution--High tension  Search this
Electrical engineering  Search this
Call number:
TK3001 .D36 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843326

[Trade catalogs on electrical transmission and distribution equipment : pole line hardware, construction specialities, live line tools, underground and street lighting equipment ... ]

Author:
Utilities Service Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
194u
[194-?]-
Topic:
Electric power transmission--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Street lighting--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
053443
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_702734

[Trade catalogs on mine electrical service equipment : ground check systems, disconnect houses, cable reels, connection boxes, auxiliary power centers, pump substations, distribution systems, underground power centers ... ]

Author:
Atkinson Armature Works Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<4> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1969
[1969]-
Topic:
Mining machinery  Search this
Electricity in mining  Search this
Electric power transmission equipment industry  Search this
Electric substations  Search this
Call number:
053717
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_709283

Phases of a network : from a breakthrough to a national system / Timo Myllyntaus

Author:
Myllyntaus, Timo  Search this
Fingrid (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Fingrid (Firm) History  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Finland
Date:
1999
Topic:
Electric power distribution--History  Search this
Electric power transmission--History  Search this
Hydroelectric power plants--History  Search this
Electric power-plants--History  Search this
Electric utilities--History  Search this
Call number:
TK1362.F5 M95 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_665474

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