Arlington Co. ; Electrochemicals Div. (or Dept.) ; Chlorine Products Div. ; Rubber Chemicals Div. ; R. & H. Chemicals Dept. ; Ceramic Products Div. ; Minerals Separation Div. ; Amonia Dept. ; Grasseli Chemicals Dept. ; Electroplating Div. ; Elastomers Div. ; Elastomer Chemicals Dept. ; Photo Products Dept. ; Defender Div. ; Du Pont Fibersilk Co.; Du Pont Film Mfg. Corp. ; Film Dept. - Sales Div., Industrial Sales Div., Building Materials Sales Div. ; Organic Chemicals Dept. (Div.) ; Fine Chemicals Div. ; Du Pont Viscoloid Co., Inc. ; Fabrikoid Div. ; Fabrics & Finishes Dept. ; Finishes Div. ; Organic Chemicals Dept. ; Dyestuffs Div. (Dept.) ; "Freon" Products Div. ; Semesan Section ; E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co. ; DuPont Cellophane Co., Inc. ; "Cel-O-Seal" Div. ; Du Pont Co. PERMASEP Products, FASLOC sales, TYPAR Sales ; Du Pont Everdur Co. ; Patterson Screen Div. ; Acids and Heavy Chemicals Div. ; Petroleum Chemicals Div. ; Rayon Div. ; Industrial Products Div. ; Pigments Dept. ; Pyralin Dept. ; Agricultural Div. ; Plastics Dept. ; Polychemicals Dept. ; Biotechnology Systems Div. ; NEN Research Products ; Du Pont Radiopharmaceuticals ; Biomedical Products Dept. ; Explosives Dept. ; Agricultural Extension Section ; Military Sales Div. ; Qualicon ; Du Pont Style News Service (New York, NY) Search this
OVERSIZE. Metal degreasing with chlorinated solvents ; sodium hydride descaling process ; "Cadalyte" cadmium plating salts ; "Zin-O-Lyte" zinc plating salts ; peroxide bleaching systems ; molten salt baths for heat treatment and case hardening of steel ; "Perclene" and "Ovalclene" dry cleaning fluid / detergent ; formaldehyde fungicide, germicide, and deodorant for the farm and home ; "Neoprene" chloroprene rubber. Minerals separation process for cleaning coal and concentrating minerals ; polyvinyl alcohol ; methyl chloride, a refrigerant ; glassware decoration ; gold and silver plating with precious metal cyanides. "Propionates" mold and rope inhibitors for bread ; "Uramon" ammonia liquors ; copperized wood preserver ; japenese beetle repellent ; electrotinning, the sodium stannate-sodium acetate process ; "Cadalyte," the complete salt for cadmium plating ; electroplating. "Hytrel" polyester elastomer ; urethane foam ; "Hypalon" synthetic rubber ; elastomers. Mylar polyester film ; Kapton polyimide film ; Tedlar PVF film ; professional motion picture films ; Cronaflex ; Mylar ; Tedlar. Dyes ; aromatics ; synthetics for perfumes. Lucite, Pyralin, Arlton boudoir accessories. "Ventube" mine ventilation ; apron cloth. Sealants ; industrial fabrics ; "Corfam" poromeric material and reinforced substrate. "Duco" and "Dulux" color finishes ; paint for cars ; dyes for paper. Freon solvents ; "Semesan" seed disinfectants, turf fungicides ; road construction and maintenance ; cellophane ; merchandise packaging ; PERMASEP products ; FASLOC resin anchored bolt systems ; TYPAR textile material for the construction industry ; "EVERDUR" metal ; lactic acid in leather tanning ; rayon ; moisture analyzers ; photometric analyzers ; paint ; "Pyralin" toiletware ; plastics ; Lucite. Sorvall centrifuges ; protein biochemistry products ; NEN nucleotides ; molecular biology products ; chromotography products ; magnetic products (incl. videotape) ; "Corfam" poromeric material for shoemaking ; The Story of... Neoprene, Farm Chemicals, Safety, Duco Finishes, Cellophane, Research, "Coal, Air and Water" ; explosives for farmers, quarry blasting, blasting ditches, field clearing, seismic prospectors ; blasting accessories ; munitions ; blasting rivets ; trapshooting supplies ; etc. "Leonard A. Yerkes: Fibersilk to Fiber 'A'". Genetic fingerprinting ; pathogen detection. Mass Spectrometer ; Data System. "The Super Show/97 Official Show Directory and Sports Product Guide" (February 1997) ; "Du Pont Rayon Reaches New Peak in Fashion Fabrics" (Fall 1937) with fabric samples
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and histories
One envelope OVERSIZE ; Band instruments ; uniforms , uniform trimmings , and accessories ; musical instruments ; cornets ; reproductions of 1881 and 1891 catalogs ; contra basses ; "flügelhorns" ; trombones ; french horns ; slide trombones ; other horns ; piccolos ; "clarionets" or clarinets ; fifes ; bugles ; trumpets ; kettle drums ; snare drums ; bass drums ; cymbals ; cornet mutes ; repairs ; music stands ; drum accessories ; other instrument accessories ; "McCosh's Guide For Amateur Brass Bands: To Which is Added a Short Drum Major Tactics" , a handbook with a "How to March" section and practice exercises , and other instructional material ; organs ; music ; harps ; "orguinette" , "cabinetto" , and cabinet "orguinette" , semi-automatic reed instruments played by means of bellows or winding and perforated paper rolls ; pianos ; banjos ; "musical boxes" or music boxes ; violins , including information on Stradivarius violins and others in the R. D. Hawley collection ; zithers ; autoharps ; dulcimers ; "Washburn" guitars ; mandolins ; xylophones and other percussion instruments ; "musical novelties" ; musical cigar stand , decanter , and beer glass ; concertinas and "bandonions" ; "accordeons" or accordions ; harmonicas ; other musical instruments and accessories
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life Search this
4 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of the raw materials (completed schedules and catalogues) for a survey of material of historical interest and importance associated with American furniture manufacturers. There is a folder for each of the approximately 210 furniture manufacturing companies asked to participate in the survey, filed alphabetically by company.
Nearly all of the material has been kept in the original folders (not acid free) which are filed alphabetically by company. It is in excellent condition (1988) but should be transferred to acid free folders if a decision to keep it indefinitely is made).
This collection is arranged alphabetically by company name.
This collection constitutes the raw materials from an attempt to survey the archival holdings of American furniture manufacturers which was undertaken by the office of Dr. Richard H. Howland, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1978-1979. The survey was intended as a preliminary study of industry owned collections and the possibility of a repository for such material. A letter and schedule were sent to approximately 210 furniture companies in the summer of 1979. In some instances follow up letters were sent in the fall. Each company was asked to complete a single page schedule and to send a catalogue if available.
Of the approximately 210 companies which received schedules, over 100 companies failed to respond. Forty five schedules were returned and more then 60 companies provided catalogues. Several companies sent brochures, pamphlets or annual reports in addition to or in lieu of catalogues. A few folders contain correspondence relating to prospective visits by the project director, or to preliminary plans for the survey.
The material received was not analyzed and no formal report was written. Funding did not materialize and the project was discontinued.
David A. Hanks, who worked on various projects under Dr. Howland's sponsorship before moving to New York in 1979 and Mrs. Johanna Rieg, a volunteer, worked on the project.
Page 5 of David Hanks paper before the Decorative Arts Archives Conference held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 21, 1979 refers to a report by Mrs. Rieg on the initial findings of the survey. A telephone conversation with Mrs. Rieg March 2, 1988 indicated that her statement was an informal one not a written paper. At that time the project was not far enough along for any significant data to be available.
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
The collection is open for research use.
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: fees for commercial use.
Remington Standard Typewriter Mfg. Co ; Remington Typewriter Co. Inc. ; Sperry Rand Co. ; E. Remington & Sons (Ilion, NY ; Louisville, KY) ; Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict ; Powers Accounting Machines (Buffalo, NY) ; Dexigraph Div. ; Remington Rand of India Ltd. (Calcutta, India ; New Delhi, India) ; Remington Sewing Machine Co. ; Safe-Cabinet Div. Search this
One envelope OVERSIZE ; Some pieces in Hindi ; electric typewriters ; "Travel-riter" portable typewriter ; photos of 1950's women at typewriters ; "Remington Standard" ; Electric portable typewriter ; "Office-riter" ; "Keyboard Margin Control" ("KMC") ; unique illustration of 1873 Remington typewriter with foot-pedal carriage return, and cover engraving of late 1800's parlour with woman at typewriter ; history of the typewriter ; "Manual of Typewriting and Exercises for Practice" (1889) ; "Kardex" visible records for library ; adding machines ; steel filing cabinets ; loose leaf binders ; "Film-A-Record" 35mm all-purpose planetary camera ; "portagraph" for engineering tracing and office copying ; office furniture ; electric razors ; photos of women in the workplace ; heat-resistant filing cases ; "Univac" system data processing and scientific computing ; "Whiz-Kardex" filing systems ; "film-a-record" ; "Remington Notes" publication (vol. 3, no. 2 ; vol. 4, no. 7) ; "Safe-Cabinet" ; safes
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and histories
Black and white images
Types of samples:
filing card ; reinforced folder ;
134 pieces; 9 boxes
Type of material:
New York City, New York, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials Search this
High grade iron, Ni-resist, semi-steel, brass, bronze, aluminum and alloy castings, machine work, plating, porcelain enameling ; Sani food and drink equipment ; "Favorite" and "saniware" cookware and Sani electric hand driers ; stools and tables, employee lunch room tables with attached seats ; "Keep 'Em Flying, Keep 'Em Sailing, Keep 'Em Rolling, Keep 'Em Fed" catalog about their war efforts during WWII.