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Minutes

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8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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[Trade catalogs from Cope & Maxwell Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Cope & Maxwell Mfg. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Boiler feeders; steam pumps for pumping acids, syrups, whiskey, etc; steam piston pump; steam plunger pump; fire pumps; railroad water station boiler and pump; vertical mining pump.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
18 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11427
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11427

[Trade catalogs from Dayton Hydraulic Machinery Co.]

Company Name:
Dayton Hydraulic Machinery Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Dayton Turbine Pump Co., Cleveland, OH.  Search this
Notes content:
Turbine pumps: volute pump; suction pump; boiler feed pumps, series pumps; general service pumps; underwriters' fire pumps; sewage pumps; vertical pumps; sump pumps.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13352
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13352

[Trade catalogs from Dean Bros. Co.]

Company Name:
Dean Bros. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Dean Bros' Steam Pump Works, Indianapolis, IN ; Dean Hill Pump Co., Anderson, IN ; Hill Pump Co., Anderson, IN ; Dean Brothers Pumps Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Pumps for industrial, chemical, refinery, and general applications: deep well; shallow well; tank pumps; stock pumps; pressure pumps; power pumps; hydraulic pumps; reciprocating pumps; air pumps for brewers; condensers; artesian well pumps; boiler feeders; distillery pumps; fire pumps; foot valves and strainers; fly wheel pumps; fire plugs; hydrants; hand levers; vertical boilers; vertical pumps; centrifugal pumps; magma pumps ; seal guard systems
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
80 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13368
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13368

[Trade catalogs from Deane Steam Pump Co.]

Company Name:
Deane Steam Pump Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Ejector condensers; vertical power well head; triplex power pumps; gas engines; automatic motor starters for power pumps; stuff pumps; vacuum pumps; sand riddlers: steam, pneumatic, electric; hydraulic accumulator check and relief valves; air-charging device; deep well pumps; steam pumps; water works for town and city supply; portable mine pumps; artesian well pumps; farm irrigation pumps; fire pumps; steam pumps; boiler feed pumps; condensing apparatus.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Physical description:
59 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Engines  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Gas well drilling  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Oil well drilling  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Water well drilling  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Well drillers  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13373
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13373

[Trade catalogs from Earle Gear & Machine Co.]

Company Name:
Earle Gear & Machine Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Earle Engineering ; Earle Gear and Machine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Centrifugal pumps, fire pumps, turbine, volute pumps, cold cutting-off saws, Lea-Simplex cold cutting saws, herringbone gears, cut gears of all descriptions, and operating machinery for movable bridges, gates, locks, dredges, etc. "Herringbone" gears ; speed reducers and machinery ; "Earle" bridge-operating power units ; centrifugal pumps...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bridges  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Engines  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14182
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14182

[Trade catalogs from Hale Fire Pump Co.]

Company Name:
Hale Fire Pump Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Centrifugal booster pumps ; "Hale" fire pumps.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_18370
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_18370

[Trade catalogs from D. B. Smith & Co.]

Company Name:
D. B. Smith & Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Indian fire pumps
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:
Utica, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20295
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20295

[Trade catalogs from Rodney Hunt Machine Co.]

Company Name:
Rodney Hunt Machine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Water turbines; water wheels ; water controlling apparatus (wood gates, metal gates, sluices, gate valves, flumes, etc.); cylinder and balance gate casings ; head gates fitted with hoisting apparatus ; power transmission equipment for textile mills ; rotary fire pump. Textile machinery: dyeing machines; washers; fulling mills; rolls and reels; wood tanks;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
28 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Orange, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Textiles and textile machinery  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile machinery industry  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20345
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20345

[Trade catalogs from Joshua Hendy Iron Works]

Variant company name:
Filed under H ; Est. 1856  Search this
Company Name:
Joshua Hendy Iron Works  Search this
Related companies:
Pomona Pump Co. (div.) ; Crocker-Wheeler Electric Mfg. Co. (div.)  Search this
Notes content:
Industrial pumps, deep well turbine pumps, mine pumps, mine-dewatering pumps, gasoline fuel pumps, fire pumps, vertical pumps, crushers, autocrane, hydraulic suction dredges, tangential water wheels and water motors, electric hoists, gravel elevators, hydraulic giants, Matteson cars, stationary and marine diesel engines, Hendy Larsson reamer and cutter grinder, gears and power units. "Westco" industrial turbine type pumps ; hydraulic and mining machinery...this comprises the uncataloged portion ; during World War I and World War II, produced engines for marine propulsion ; produced the portable "Tiny Tim" rocket launchers ; "The foundry and machine shops also produced many of the ornate arches and municipal fixtures for San Francisco, such as street lamps, hydrants, and the oriental lamp posts...in Chinatown." cited in "Joshua Hendy Iron Works...A National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark." (Am.Soc. of Mech. Eng, 1978)
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Engines  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20776
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20776

[Trade catalogs from Sterling Engine Co.]

Company Name:
Sterling Engine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
marine engines (Sterling Viking, Neptune, Sterling Coast-Guard, Sterling Chevron, Sea-Gull Viking) ; stationary engines (Sterling Petrel); diesel engines ; Sterling Viking gas engines ; Sterling Dolphin engines ; internal combustion oil engine ; oil-burning engine ; gasoline engines ; pump and generator drives ; engine generator sets ; centrifugal fire pump engines ; Flo-Rator, measures rate of flow of any liquid
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
140 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Buffalo, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Motors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_22781
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_22781

[Trade catalogs from LaBour Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
Established in 1921 in Michigan City, IN. In 1923, the company moved to Chicago Heights, IL. The company moves to Elkhart, IN in 1929. In 1964 the "LaBour Company is acquired by American Gage and Machine Company (which subsequently merges in 1970 with Katy Industries, Inc.) and is renamed to LaBour Pump Company. In another expansion move, the highly successful Taber Pump Company of Buffalo, New York, is purchased." Source: "Sterling LaBour/Taber Pump" http://www.kthsales.com/website/vendors/LaBour/History%20-%20Labour.htm See also: "Peerless Pump History" http://www.peerlesspump.com/fire_pumps_history.aspx  Search this
Company Name:
LaBour Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
LaBour Pump Co., Ltd (UK) ; American Gage and Machine Co. ; Katy Industries, Inc. ; LaBour Pump Co. ; Taber Pump Co. ; Peerless Pump Co. ; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
"LaBour Fluid Flow Calculator" slide calculator ; self-priming centrifugal pumps ; performance and test standards for self-priming centrifugal pumps ; "Hydrobalance" pumps ; non-priming pumps ; horizontal centrifugal pumps ; fire pumps and trailers ; "The Mechanics of Corrosion" by H. E. LaBour ; drawings of the LaBour throttle valve and check valve ; "Elcomet" alloy; chemical valves ; bilge pumps ; swimming pool pumps ; mine water gathering ; irrigation ; Harry E. LaBour establishes LaBour Pump Company in Michigan City, Indiana, with the purpose of developing and marketing an inherently self-priming centrifugal pump line. His intention was to design a rugged, simple-to-operate-and-maintain pump to handle liquids used in the chemical processing industry. The next year, he patents and introduces the first valve-less, self-priming pump. http://www.peerlesspump.com/Peerless%20Pump%20History.htm
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
40 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Gas well drilling  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Oil well drilling  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Water well drilling  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Well drillers  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25234
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25234

[Trade catalogs from Lea Equipment Co.]

Variant company name:
Location: Wayne Junstion, Philadelphia, PA  Search this
Company Name:
Lea Equipment Co.  Search this
Notes content:
High-duty turbine pumps ; turbine fire pumps .
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26067
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26067

[Trade catalogs from Lea-Courtenay Co.]

Variant company name:
Multiple locations: New York City, NY ; Chicago, IL ; Boston, MA ; Cleveland, OH  Search this
Company Name:
Lea-Courtenay Co.  Search this
Related companies:
LeCourtenay Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Centrifugal pumping machinery ; turbine , multi-stage , and fire pumps .
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
12 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26073
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26073

[Trade catalogs from Locke Regulator Co.]

Variant company name:
Founded 1872 ; Incorporated 1902 ; Item with call number 002124 is labeled PPG Industries.  Search this
Company Name:
Locke Regulator Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Locke Brothers ; Locke Bros.  Search this
Notes content:
One piece mutilated : "Locke Engine Stop: Combined Throttle Type " . "Locke Improved Regulator for Paper Drying" ; Locke engine stops ; throttle valves ; vacuum breaker valves ; speed limit systems ; pump governors ; boiler feed regulators ; non-return valves ; "Boardman Fire Pump Governor" ; damper regulator ; combination regulator ; expansion steam trap ; locomotive reducing valve for railroad car heating ; gauge testing damper regulator ; hydraulic damper regulator ; "combination pressure regulator for reduced pressure regulation" ; "combination pressure regulator for back presure or relief regulation with V-44D relief valves" ; "combination pressure regulator for forced draft service" ; hydraulic motors ; temperature control valve ; "Little Giant" damper regulator ; other valves , engine stops , regulators , and other safety equipment .
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
26 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Boilers  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Engines  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Motors  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27324
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27324

[Trade catalogs from Lowell Mfg. Co.]

Variant company name:
Multiple locations: Lowell, MI .  Search this
Company Name:
Lowell Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Lowell Specialty Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"Lowell" sprayers and dusters ; "Ranger" sprayer and "fire pump" , for putting out fires ; "Lowell Firegun" , produces flame ; "Atom Spray" hand-held insecticide sprayers ; other hand sprayers ; other large capacity sprayers ; dusters ; crop dusters ; "Thoro-Spray" paintgun ; compressed air sprayers ; "Pennant" sprayer ; inflators ; other sprayer and duster equipment .
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Topic:
Adhesives  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27787
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27787

[Trade catalogs from Worthington Pump and Machinery Co.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY ; Buffalo, NY ; Newark, NJ ; Wellsville, NY ; Holyoke, MA  Search this
Company Name:
Worthington Pump and Machinery Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Blake & Knowles Steam Pump Works (East Cambridge, MA) ; George F. Blake Mfg. Co. ; Carbondale Machine Co. (Carbondale, PA) ; Deane Steam Pump Co. ; Electric Machinery Mfg. Co. (Minneapolis, MN) ; Holly Mfg. Co. ; Holthoff Machinery Co. ; International Gas Engine Co. (Cudahy, WI) ; International Steam Pump Co. ; Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Co. ; Loomis-Pettibone Gas Machinery Co. (New York, NY) ; Moore Steam Turbine Div. (Wellsville, NY) ; Power and Mining Machinery Co. ; Ransome Machinery Co. (Dunellen, NJ) ; Snow Steam Pump Works ; Worthington Air Conditioning Co. (East Orange, NJ) ; Worthington and Baker ; Worthington Corp. ; Worthington-Gamon Meter Co. (Newark, NJ) ; Henry R. Worthington (New York, NY) ; Worthington Pump and Machinery Corp. ; Worthington-Simpson Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Worthington Works (Harrison, NJ) etc. 1840.  Search this
Notes content:
Inventor of first direct-acting steam pump (Henry R. Worthington). Company history, 1840-1940 ; Annual reports (1940, 1948) ; "Power and Fluids" (Spring 1956). Coolers for mechanical refrigeration ; refrigeration units ; power pumps ; fire pumps ; centrifugal pumps ; piston pumps ; turbine well pumps ; steam pumps ; volute pumps ; marine pumps ; pumps for mining ; gas engine compressors ; air compressors ; feather valve compressors ; service station compressors ; Snow oil engines ; gas engines ; kerosene engines ; diesel engines ; steam turbines ; turbine generators ; gas-oil engines ; marine engines ; Crossley gas engines ; rock drilling equipment (Rock Master, rock hammers, heavy duty drifters) ; ball mills ; automatic heat treating machines ; forging furnaces ; water power equipment ; Elliott-Buchi Turbocharger ; water, oil, and gasoline meters ; locomotive feedwater heating equipment ; heat transfer equipment ; refinery equipment ; Loomis-Pettibone Gas Generating System ; Loomis-Pettibone gas producers ; air conditioning equipment ; condensers. Also see cataloged portion of Worthington Corporation.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
ten pencils marked Worthington Air Conditioning Co.
Physical description:
1275 pieces; 47 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Harrison, New Jersey, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Coal  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Gas well drilling  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Oil well drilling  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30297
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30297

[Trade catalogs from Norwalk Iron Works Co.]

Variant company name:
Established 1865 ; South Norwalk, CT  Search this
Company Name:
Norwalk Iron Works Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Norwalk Co., Inc. ; Norwalk Co.  Search this
Notes content:
air compressors ; gas compressors ; compressed air engines ; vertical compressors for oxygen ; steam pump/boiler feed pump/fire pump ; refrigerating plant ; ammonia compressors for refrigeration
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
34 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Motors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33483
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33483

[Trade catalogs from Northern Pump Co.]

Variant company name:
Established 1907  Search this
Company Name:
Northern Pump Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Northern Fire Apparatus Co. ; Pagel Pump Co.  Search this
Notes content:
rotary pumps ; centrifugal fire pumps ; nitralloy steel pumps ; hydraulic pumps ; hydraulic motors ; hydraulic equipment for the US Navy
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
34 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Engines  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Motors  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33528
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33528

[Trade catalogs from Pryor Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Pryor Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Carter-Barnes Pump Co. ; Carter-Pryor Mfg. Co. ; Mansfield Precision Castings  Search this
Notes content:
portable trailer type fire pumps for civilian and military use ; electric furnaces ; divers' ladders ; "Jeep of the Seabees" pontoons ; precision die castings
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33873
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33873

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