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[Trade catalogs from Highbee's]

Company Name:
Highbee's  Search this
Notes content:
clothing ; accessories ; glassware ; ceramics ; decor ; furnishings
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Topic:
Beverage industry  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Hats  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_42655
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_42655

A source book of antiques and jewelry designs, containing over 3800 engravings of Victorian Americana, including jewelry, silverware, clocks, cutlery, glassware, musical instruments, etc., etc., etc., by Clarence P. Hornung

Author:
Hornung, Clarence P. 1899-1997  Search this
Physical description:
x, 244 p. (chiefly illus.) 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1968
[1968]
Topic:
Antiques, Victorian--Catalogs  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Call number:
NK807 .H816
NK807.H816
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_21646

[Trade catalogs from Corning Glass Works]

Variant company name:
New York, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Corning Glass Works  Search this
Related companies:
Pyrex ; Corning ; Steuben ; MacBeth ; Electrical Products Div. ; Electronics Div. ; Industrial Div. ; Laboratory Glassware Div. ; Laboratory & Pharmaceutical Div. ; Lighting Sales Dept. ; MacBeth-Evans Div. ; Steuben Glass ; Technical Products Div. ; Conaphore Sales Div. ; Gilford ; Gilford Instrument Laboratories, Inc. (Oberlin, OH) ; Steuben Glass Inc. ; Science Products ; Corning Inc. (changed in 1989)  Search this
Notes content:
Radio insulators ; capacitators ; resistors ; inductors ; circuit grid boards ; Lens and lens panels for lighting ; Architectural and decorative glass ; Glass valves ; glass pipes ; lubricator and oil cup glasses ; gauge glass ; sight glass ; plate glass ; windshield glass ; Ovenware ; flameware ; Glassware for railroad, marine, and traffic service ; signal glassware ; power insulators ; Color filters ; Biotechnology lab ware ; Spectrophotometer ; EIA analyzers ; cuvettes Press releases ; Historical/promotional pieces on glass making ; Technical papers ; Annual report ; "Corningware" ; scientific instruments ; laboratory glassware ; water purification equipment ; demineralizers ; Decorative glass for the home Christmas 1969 catalog, Fall 1992 catalog ; (1958) pyrex laboratory glassware catalog (LG1) ; (1971) Pyrex, Vycor, and Corning brand laboratory glassware ; (1956) Catalog CA-2 Custom-made laboratory glassware by Corning featuring Pyrex ; (1959) supplement No. 3 to catalog LG-1 x2 ; (1962) Binder with important changes made to catalog LG-2 in terms of pricing ; (1960) supplement 4-10 to catalog LG-1 concerning pyrex teflon plug labware...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
352 pieces; 11 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Corning, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Curios; novelties and souvenirs  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Biochemical engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Business  Search this
Candles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Glass  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11702
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11702

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
4.89 Cubic feet (consisting of 10.5 boxes, 2 folders, 5 oversize folders, 2 map case folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Business cards
Publications
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Sales catalogs
Business letters
Printed materials
Receipts
Printed material
Invoices
Illustrations
Business ephemera
Letterheads
Design patents
Advertising mail
Patents
Print advertising
Catalogs
Sales records
Advertising
Trade cards
Advertising fliers
Periodicals
Catalogues
Manufacturers' catalogs
Advertising cards
Commercial correspondence
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Manuals
Reports
Commercial catalogs
Trade literature
Sales letters
Legal documents
Correspondence
Mail order catalogs
Date:
1804-1967
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Glassware forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Covers glassware in its many forms and application including in building design and sculpture, both as a structural and an aesthetic component, in lighting, in art as a medium and as a method to protect and display art (picture frames, cases, etcetera.), in industry (insulators, electronics), in transportation (lighthouses, railroad signal glasses, headlamps), and in science with medical and lab supplies and instruments, and equipment such as telescopes. Daily and practical use consumer products feature prominently in the form of household and decorative goods (jarring, canning, dish and serving ware, daily and special use), windows, lamps and lighting, storage of liquids and solids, including detergents, medicine storage, plus beverages and foodstuffs, and cleaning of glass. Colored, ornamental, ground, etched, leaded, stained, and mosaic glasswork related material appears sporadically. China and other ceramic and pottery breakable wear is sometimes categorized along with clear, cut, opaque, and colored glass. Related aspects, such as stoppers, are also included.

Collection materials represent a sampling of businesses and products. The Patent and Design folder has numerous submission summaries, along with schematics, some hand drawn, and a few blueprints, mostly related to bottle design. A limited amount of industry publications and union documents are present, especially for the Glass Workers.
Arrangement:
Glassware is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Partial List of Companies in the Oversize Materials:
Oversize materials include, but are not limited to the following companies:

Averbeck, M.J., New York, NY

Cleveland Glass Works, Cleveland, NY

Cold Spring Distilling Company Cincinatti, OH

Craft House Williamsburg Restoration, Inc. Williamsburg, VA

Cullen & Newman Knoxville, TN

French, Richards, and Company Philadelphia, PA

Glassware: Union Wages and Rules

Jones, Thomas New York, NY

Libby Owens Ford Class Company Manufacturers of Safety Glass Location unknown

Metropolitan Plate Glass Insurance Company New York, NY

Morgantown, WV

New Jersey Plate Glass Insurance Company Newark, NJ

New York Plate Glass Insurance Company New York, NY

Seneca Glass Company

Smalley, A.G. and Company Boston, MA

Woods, Sherwood and Company Lowell, MA
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Glassware is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Occupation:
Stained glass artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Glass manufacture  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glass art -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Sales promotion  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Mosaics  Search this
Etching -- Technique  Search this
Windows  Search this
Stained glass artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Business cards
Publications -- Business
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Sales catalogs
Business letters
Printed materials
Receipts
Printed material
Invoices
Illustrations
Business ephemera
Letterheads
Design patents
Advertising mail
Patents
Print advertising
Catalogs
Sales records
Advertising
Trade cards
Advertising fliers
Periodicals
Catalogues
Manufacturers' catalogs
Advertising cards
Commercial correspondence
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Manuals
Reports
Commercial catalogs
Publications
Trade literature
Sales letters
Legal documents
Correspondence
Mail order catalogs
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Glassware
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-glassware
Online Media:

Business Records and Marketing Material

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1804-1965
Scope and Contents:
Contains a variety of material including correspondence, receipts and transactional documents, advertisements, price lists, a few catalogs and booklets, mostly focused on consumer products. Some materials refer to company history or may contain illustrations of their manufacturing facilities.
Arrangement:
Arranged alphabetical by company or proprietor name. Materials within folders are unordered.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-glassware-ref9

5 & 10 Cent Store

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Tinware, Glassware and Crockery; Saratoga Springs, New York
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs are restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692. Some additional items may be restricted due to fragile condition. Off-site materials must be requested in advance. Consult Archives Staff.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods / Business Records and Marketing Material / Companies and Proprietors / El-Fu
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-dry-ref1776

Hinrichs, F.A.

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Successor to M. Werckmeister; Importer and Dealer in Fancy Goods, Glassware, Parian, Lava, Terra Cotta, German Student Lamps, & c.; New York, New York
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs are restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692. Some additional items may be restricted due to fragile condition. Off-site materials must be requested in advance. Consult Archives Staff.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods / Business Records and Marketing Material / Companies and Proprietors / He-Hy
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-dry-ref2658

Lowell, John P.

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Dealers in Crockery and Glassware, & c.; Dover, New Hampshire
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs are restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692. Some additional items may be restricted due to fragile condition. Off-site materials must be requested in advance. Consult Archives Staff.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods / Business Records and Marketing Material / Companies and Proprietors / Li-Ly
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-dry-ref3025

Food

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870-1879
Scope and Contents note:
Exterior view of the Boston Branch Grocery; and a still life of fruit and flowers by J.S. Moulton.
See also:
Glassware, Wagons
Series Restrictions:
Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref1621

Glassware

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1875-1880
Scope and Contents note:
Glass pedestal bowl with oranges, by [George?] Bretz (blind-stamp on print).
See also:
Food
Series Restrictions:
Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref1634

Food

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
2 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870-1879
Scope and Contents note:
exterior view of the Boston Branch Grocery; and a still life of fruit and flowers by J.S. Moulton
See also:
Glassware, Wagons
Series Restrictions:
Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.6: Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref1953

Glassware

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1875-1880
Scope and Contents note:
glass pedestal bowl with oranges, by [George?] Bretz (blind-stamp on print)
See also:
Food
Series Restrictions:
Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogs restricted due to fragile condition. Researchers should consult microfilm in NMAH library for 1880-1983 editions, drawer 692.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.6: Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref1967

[Trade catalogs from American Sterilizer Co.]

Company Name:
American Sterilizer Co.  Search this
Related companies:
AMSCO ; AMSCO Scientific (Apex, NC)  Search this
Notes content:
Sterilization machinery, water sterilizers, distillation apparatus, surgical supplies, surgical dressings, operating room tables, bedpans, urinals, hospital beds, birthing beds, x-ray tables, autopsy tables, loading carriages, surgical lights, surgical lamps, deodorant spray, detergent germicide. Junior Autoclave ; American Luminaire ; Gas Sterilizers ; Water Processing Equipment ; Nursing Floor Equipment ; Washing Equipment ; Central Service Equipment ; Milliohm Adapter ; Microguard Electrical Safety Tester ; Eagle Ten Countertop Sterilizer ; Reliance Laboratory Glassware Washers ; Reliance Glassware Dryer ; electric "clean steam" generators ; sterilization microcomputer control preprogrammed magnetic card...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
26 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27099
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27099

Tommi Parzinger collection

Creator:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, b. 1905  Search this
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.  Search this
Names:
American Designers' Institute  Search this
Charak of Boston  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Katzenbach & Warren  Search this
Norddeutscher Lloyd  Search this
Palumbo Gallery  Search this
Parzinger Originals (Firm)  Search this
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Cameron, Donald  Search this
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.  Search this
Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, b. 1905  Search this
Rosenthal, Rena.  Search this
Tritt, Olga.  Search this
Widdicomb, William.  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Clippings
Blueprints
Catalogs
Drawings
Awards
Articles
Sketches
Correspondence
Date:
1935-1981
Summary:
This collection does not represent the entire Parzinger archive. The German firm, K.P.M., has the drawings Parzinger produced for the line of ceramics and a part of the documentation for the work in the United States was damaged or lost in a 1951 flood in the Madison Avenue office. However, enough of the archive remains to document a significant part of the designer's work from the 1940s-1970s. Included in the collection are brochures, ad sheets, magazine pages, chart-like sheets of furniture designs, drawings or blueprints, clippings, photographs, press articles, and pages of notes. The collection does not include business papers which were deliberately excluded for space reasons.
Arrangement note:
Materials are arranged into ten record groups: I. Furniture Designs for Willow & Reed, Salterini, Parzinger Originals and others; II. Silver Design; III. Ceramic/China Design; IV. Designs for Objects made of non-precious metals; V. Objects of Miscellaneous or Obscure Materials; VI. Designs for Enamel Work; VII. Designs for Textiles and/or Wallcoverings; IX. Lighting Fixture Design (electric); and X. Miscellaneous Items. There are also seven 3-ring binders containing photographs of Parzinger's furniture, silver, ceramics, and metalwork from the 1930s--the 1970s. There are notes on the backs of many of the photographs. There are also sketches of his designs for clients. Binder 7 contains photographs of 63 furniture designs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
Biographical/Historical note:
Tommi (Anton) Parzinger (1903-1981) was born in Munich and received professional design training there at the Kunstgewebeschule (School of Arts and Crafts).He began his career as a freelance designer in Germany and Austria, working in ceramics, wallpapers, lighting, textiles, and furniture. In 1932 he came to the United States as a prize for winning a poster contest for North German Lloyd, the steamship company. In 1935 he settled in New York and became associated with Rena Rosenthal ("smart furniture and accessories shop") as a designer of china, glassware and furniture. Furniture became is primary focus in 1938 he became a designer for Charak of Boston. In 1939 he formed his own business, Parzinger, Inc., 54 East 57th Street, designing silver as well as furniture. Renamed Parzinger Originals in 1946, the firm also had addresses at 32 East 57th Street; 601 Fifth Avenue and 441 Madison Avenue. Donald Cameron became his partner. In addition to his own firm, he designed furniture, fabrics, lighting and a range of accessories for other firms, including Salterini (wrought iron), Hofstatter (furniture), Dorlyn (brass), and Willow & Reed (rattan). He also produced custom designs for interior decorators and many private clients. In 1996 and 1998 his work was shown by Palumbo Gallery, 972 Lexington Avenue, New York City.
Separated Materials note:
The Cooper-Hewitt departments of Drawings and Prints, Applied Arts, and Textiles and Wallcoverings has additional materials on Parzinger in their collections.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Donald Cameron in 1998.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited; Permission of Library Director required; Policy.
Occupation:
Interior designers -- United States  Search this
Industrial designers -- Germany  Search this
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Furniture designers -- Germany  Search this
Furniture designers -- United States  Search this
Interior designers -- Germany  Search this
Topic:
Design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Clippings
Blueprints
Catalogs
Drawings
Awards
Articles
Sketches
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1998-19-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1998-19-1

Retort

Maker:
Kavalier, Josef  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12.8 cm x 8.3 cm x 43.8 cm; 5 1/16 in x 3 1/4 in x 17 1/4 in
overall: 5 in x 3 7/16 in x 17 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 8.73125 cm x 43.4975 cm
Object Name:
retort
Place made:
Czechoslovakia
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Stevens Institute of Technology
ID Number:
CH.316874.10
Catalog number:
316874.10
Accession number:
222983
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Science & Mathematics
Science Under Glass
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e1d7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2231
Online Media:

Retort

Measurements:
overall: 12.1 cm x 7.7 cm x 30.4 cm; 4 3/4 in x 3 1/16 in x 11 15/16 in
overall: 5 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 29.845 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Retort
Credit Line:
Gift of Stevens Institute of Technology
ID Number:
CH.316874.11
Catalog number:
316874.11
Accession number:
222983
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Mallett : English and Continental antique furniture and objets d'art : 125th anniversary, 1865-1990

Title:
English and Continental antique furniture and objets d'art
Mallett, 125th anniversary
Author:
Mallett and Son Antiques  Search this
Christopher Wood Gallery (London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1990
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Furniture--Europe--Catalogs  Search this
Painting  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Call number:
NK2265 .M25 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_489758

Beaker

Maker:
Jena Glasswork, Schott & Associates  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
beaker, griffin
Date made:
after 1884
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
From collection of George A. Bender (Accession 286284)
ID Number:
MG.M-12931
Catalog number:
M-12931
Accession number:
286284
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Retort

Maker:
Jena Glasswork, Schott & Associates  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
tube: 38 cm; 14 15/16 in
overall: 19 cm x 44.5 cm x 13.7 cm; 7 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in
Object Name:
retort
Date made:
after 1884
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. John C. Bailar, Jr.
ID Number:
CH.336524
Accession number:
1977.0602
Catalog number:
336524
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Exhibition:
History Highlights: Science Under Glass
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Distillation flask

Maker:
Jena Glasswork, Schott & Associates  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
cork (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30.4 cm x 26 cm x 12.8 cm; 11 15/16 in x 10 1/4 in x 5 1/16 in
overall: 11 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 5 in; 29.845 cm x 29.21 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
flask, distilling
Date made:
after 1884
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Lab
ID Number:
CH.315835.043
Catalog number:
315835.043
Accession number:
217523
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Science & Mathematics
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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