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Hyatt, John Wesley, inventor, 42,731 E

Collection Compiler:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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Collection Citation:
Scientists and Inventors Portrait File, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Scientists and Inventors Portrait File: photoprints
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Trade Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883‑1928
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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Collection Citation:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0009, Series 2
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Celluloid Corporation Records
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Celluloid Brush Co., 313 & 315 Broadway, New York, Celluloid Novelty Company, 313 & 315 Broadway, New York, Price List. (2 copies)

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899
1883
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 2: Trade Catalogs
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Salesmen's kit, promotional literature titled Protectoid, by G.H. Boehmer

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 3: Salesman's Kit
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1837 - 1920
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0009, Series 4
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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John Wesley Hyatt

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Celluloid Corporation Employees & Factory Buildings

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Products of the company

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Pages from a book of testimonials to Celluloid dentures

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lady on Sleigh; History of the different divisions of Celluloid Corporation

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 1: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Albany Billiard Ball Company Records

Creator:
Albany Billiard Ball Company (Albany, New York)  Search this
Names:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Koener, Max  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cashbooks
Invoices
Contracts
Ledgers (account books)
Journals (accounts)
Legal documents
Time books
Patents
Place:
Albany (N.Y.)
Date:
1870 - 1974
Summary:
These records include documents relating to John Hyatt and include legal documents, 1871-1966; bank books; patents; patent certificates; patent assignments; memoranda and articles of association; union contracts; balance sheets; profit and loss accounts; journals and cash books; ledgers; time books; invoices; photographs; and correspondence to and from the company.
Scope and Contents:
The records include documents relating to John Hyatt and consist of articles of agreement; articles of association; contracts; bills of sale; by laws; deeds; licenses to manufacture; memoranda; bank books; patents; patent certificates; patent assignments; union contracts; balance sheets; profit and loss accounts; journals and cash books; ledgers; time books; invoices; minutes; photographs; and correspondence to and from the company, 1870-1974.
Biographical / Historical:
The Albany Billiard Ball Company is possibly the earliest successful plastics firm and certainly one of the oldest plastics companies in the world. The business was started in 1868 on Albany's South End. The company was renamed in September, 1977 the Albany-Hyatt Billiard Ball Company. John Wesley Hyatt was one of the company's founders and the American inventor of celluloid. Celluloid, besides being the base of photographic film, was a substitute for ivory, long the prime substance in billiard ball manufacture. The Hyatt "composition" ball, with a celluloid base, dominated the sport until the 1960s.
Related Materials:
New York State Library

Albany Billiard Ball Company Records, 1894-1944, bulk 1914-1944

The records of the Albany Billiard Ball Company consist chiefly of account books detailing its finances. The cash journals detail the quantity and cost of goods sold to various firms and individuals. Costs and fees for shipping and handling are also noted. The journals of income and disbursements provide a more detailed record of administrative and production costs of the company as well as income derived from sales. Principle expenditures include labor, raw materials, maintenance of equipment and facilities, and taxes.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Plastics -- Molding  Search this
Celluloid  Search this
Molding -- Plastics  Search this
Billiards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cashbooks
Invoices
Contracts -- union
Ledgers (account books)
Journals (accounts)
Legal documents
Time books
Patents
Citation:
Albany Billiard Ball Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0011
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Celluloid Corporation Records

Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Names:
Celluloid Manufacturing Company.  Search this
Nepera Chemical Company.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Catalogs
Notebooks
Price lists
Patents
Date:
1883 - 1943
Summary:
The collection consists of trade catalogs, price lists, notebooks, promotional literature, patents, a salesman's kit (including samples), photographs and prints of plant buildings, personnel, celluloid molds and by-products documenting the Celluloid Corporation.
Scope and Contents:
These records are divided into four separate series: Series 1: Publications, 1891-1935, including news clippings, notebooks, promotional literature, and patents; Series 2: Trade Catalogs, 1883-1928, including price lists; Series 3: Salesman's Kits, 1937-1943, including samples; and Series 4: Photographs, undated, including photo prints of plant buildings, personnel, celluloid molds and other by-products.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Publications, 1891-1935

Series 2: Trade Catalogs, 1883-1928

Series 3: Salesman's Kits, 1937-1943

Series 4: Photographs, undated
Biographical / Historical:
The Celluloid Manufacturing Company is the original corporate name of the present Celluloid Corporation. It was founded in 1872 to present celluloid to the world. The word "celluloid" was registered as a trademark in 1873 by its inventor, John Wesley Hyatt. This registration marked the beginnings of the plastic industry. The first efforts were directed to supplying the dental trade with plates for artificial teeth. In 1882 the corporation began to use amyl acetate as a nitro cellulose solvent, which paved the way for the development of the lacquer industry. In 1910 non flammable "safety film" was made from cellulose acetate. In 1912 the corporation invented Lumarith, a true thermoplastic, meaning it could be molded or cast into any conceivable form without undergoing a chemical change. It came in powder form (granules) for the new injection molding processes. It was injected into the mold and in a matter of seconds the finished article was ejected.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Plastics -- Molding  Search this
Physical sciences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Notebooks
Price lists
Patents
Citation:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0009
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Records of Experiments, pp. 1-250

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1893
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 1: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Amerith and the Arch Line

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 1: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Newark Newspaper Clippings on Celluloid Corporation

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 1: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Illustrated Catalog & Price List, 30-36 Washington Place, New York (2 copies)

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 2: Trade Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Illustrated Catalog & Price List, 427 & 429 Broadway, New York

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1892
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 2: Trade Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Illustrated Catalog & Price List, 427 & 429 Broadway, New York

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 2: Trade Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Electrical Fittings Price List

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 2: Trade Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0009-ref18

Illustrated Price List

Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 2: Trade Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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