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Glenn H. Curtiss Collection

Creator:
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Names:
Aerial Experiment Association  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Herring-Curtiss Co.  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Herring, Augustus Moore, 1867-1926  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Financial records
Date:
1905-1931
bulk 1911-1930
Summary:
This collection consists of documents and memorabilia relating to Curtiss during the years of his active aviation pursuits. The bulk of the material relates to patent suits, including Wright v. Curtiss, Herring v. Curtiss, and Curtiss v. Janin.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the personal papers of Glenn H. Curtiss. These papers relate to his career as an aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturing business owner. This collection also includes a small amount of personal correspondence. Moreover, materials pertaining to patents filed by Curtiss and the Wright brothers, as well as legal documents and testimony, are found in this collection.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Professional materials

Subseries 1.1: Corporate correspondence

Subseries 1.2: Personal correspondence

Subseries 1.3: Miscellaneous corporate materials

Subseries 1.4: Patent materials

Subseries 1.5: Reports

Subseries 1.6: Photographs

Subseries 1.7: Menus, programs and tributes

Subseries 1.8: Books, journals, newsletters, and miscellaneous materials

Subseries 1.9: Newspaper clippings and articles

Series 2: Legal materials

Subseries 2.1: Curtiss versus Herring

Subseries 2.2: Curtiss versus Wright Brothers

Subseries 2.3: Lena P. Curtiss versus Herring
Biographical/Historical note:
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) is best known as an aviation pioneer and inventor and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. Initially a bicycle repairman and designer, by 1902 Curtiss had begun to manufacture motorcycles using a lightweight internal combustion engine of his own design and founded the Curtiss Manufacturing Co. By 1904 Curtiss' engine had been co-opted by Thomas Baldwin for his airship experiments. This activity led to a connection between Curtiss and Alexander Graham Bell and, in 1907, to the foundation of the Aerial Experiment Association. In 1909 Curtiss joined with Augustus M. Herring to form the Herring-Curtiss Co to manufacture powered vehicles, but Herring's unsubstantiated claims to priority over the Wright Brother's aeronautical patents led to the Wright and Curtiss patent suits which continued until the merger of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor with Wright Aeronautical in 1929. Curtiss and Herring split after the Wright's filed suit and Herring sued Curtiss, claiming that Curtiss had failed to turn his air race winnings over to the company. Despite these, and other, suits, Curtiss continued to advance the cause and technology of aviation, founding the first public flying school (1910) and later a chain of schools across the US, inventing the aileron (1909), the dual-control trainer (1911) and the hydroaeroplane (1911). In 1920 Curtiss retired from active aviation pursuits. After Curtiss died, his wife continued the legal fight on her husband's behalf until a judge decided in Herring's favor (1931).
Provenance:
Glenn H. Curtiss, Jr., gift, 1963, XXXX-0053
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Patent suits  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Financial records
Citation:
Glenn H. Curtiss Collection, Acc. XXXX-0053, National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Inst.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0053
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg241da46ce-3f1e-4ec7-af81-133ce026131c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0053
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Internal Combustion Engines, No. 85, 1917

Container:
Box 29, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Railroad Trade Literature Collection / Series 1: Trade Literature / 1.14: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e3a87015-0108-4c4e-827e-5a1237acecd4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1136-ref423

Rauschenberg, Robert

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1973, 1980-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95095d17e-fa3c-4645-9be0-fa4329ce8de5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref8945
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Marine gas engines, their construction and management, by Carl H. Clark, S.B. 102 illustrations

Author:
Clark, Carl Herbert 1872-  Search this
Physical description:
v, 117 p. illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1911
[1911]
Topic:
Marine engines  Search this
Internal combustion engines  Search this
Call number:
VM770.C6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_247510

Notes and sketches on marine Diesel oil engines; a manual of marine oil engine practice ... Arranged as a text-book for the Board of Trade examinations, for oil motor certificates and endorsements, and contains answers to Board of Trade new "engineering knowledge" questions for oil engine examinations, by J.W.M. Sothern ..

Author:
Sothern, John William Major 1868-1940  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 382 p. illus., fold. plates, diagrs. (part fold.) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1922
Topic:
Diesel motor  Search this
Marine diesel motors  Search this
Marine engines  Search this
Internal combustion engines  Search this
Call number:
VM770.S75X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_247511

On marine motors and motor launches : a handy book for yachtsmen / by E. W. Roberts

Author:
Roberts, Edmund Willson 1866-1947  Search this
Physical description:
109 p. : ill. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1901
Topic:
Motorboats  Search this
Internal combustion engines  Search this
Call number:
VM770 .R643 1901
VM770.R643 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_382036

Writings: "What is This Thing Called Soaring", US Air Service

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1931-11
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 3: General materials of Hattie Meyers Junkin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27555f373-0faa-4727-be16-7a2237173799
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref130
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Periodical articles

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 5: George "Buck" Weaver materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a5d88809-3942-422c-8b3e-e94806d33b80
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref175
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 International Combustion Engineering Corporation Report, Derby, England

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921
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: Stoves and Heating Industry, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Stoves and Heating Industry
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Stoves and Heating Industry / 1: Manufacturers and Distributors
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c176466a-24d6-4f6f-95c8-69aaa11665bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-stoves-ref1640

Internal Combustion Engines: Their Theory, Construction and Operation

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents:
Title page, preface, index, and sample chapter only.
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: Engines, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engines
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engines / Genre / Book Prospectus
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81b95f584-88a9-4a4c-bf96-377904846311
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-engines-ref85

Will electric cars help save the environment? 

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 15 Dec 2022 19:24:34 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_98dd92dc9322b4a6ef2ea05806997ab0

History of the internal combustion engine : presented at the Eleventh Annual Fall Technical Conference of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division, Dearborn, Michigan, October 15-18, 1989 / sponsored by the Internal Combustion Engine Division, ASME ; edited by E.F.C. Somerscales, A.A. Zagotta

Author:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Internal Combustion Engine Division Technical Conference (1989 : Dearborn, Mich.)  Search this
Somerscales, E. F. C  Search this
Zagotta, A. A  Search this
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Internal Combustion Engine Division  Search this
Physical description:
v, 63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Internal combustion engines--History  Search this
Call number:
TJ751.A65 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413412

[Trade catalogs from Christensen Engineering Co.]

Company Name:
Christensen Engineering Co.  Search this
Related companies:
National Electric Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"Badger" engines for gas, gasoline, and kerosene ; electrical machinery ; internal combustion engines ; tractor and airplane engines ; automatic motor starter ; tractor starter ; automatic self-starting system for internal combustion engines
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
12 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10911
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10911

Balloons and airships a tale of lighter than air aviation Anthony Burton

Author:
Burton, Anthony 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
208 pages illustrations (some color) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Informational works
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
Balloons--History  Search this
Airships--History  Search this
Hot air balloons--History  Search this
Montgolfières--Histoire  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Hot air balloons  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155254

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 23

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 19, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1917 July 18-1917 December 7
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep860df926d-a904-4868-b9f7-a3ceccddf1d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref312
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Duesenberg H Direct, V-16 Engine

Manufacturer:
Duesenberg Motors Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Textile, Rubber, Ceramic, Paint, Preservative coating, Copper, Phenolic
Dimensions:
Length 225.4 cm (88.75 in.), Width 81.3 cm (32.0 in.), Height 98.7 cm (38.875 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1918
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force Central Museum
Inventory Number:
A19600100000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98d95b3c7-6c24-4eb7-b7ae-9808f1ef2e70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600100000

3c Trucking Industry single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1025
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (violet); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
October 27, 1953
Topic:
Cars & Trucks  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5061
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86d868f5f-ca05-4125-acd9-9c8dde56c008
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5061

60c Eddie Rickenbacker single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2998
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 25, 1995
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Planes & Pilots  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1998.2008.172
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f71681b2-252e-4eb4-b9ea-65fcc585fd3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1998.2008.172

60c Eddie Rickenbacker pane of fifty

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2998
Depicts:
Eddie Rickenbacker, American, 1890 - 1973  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolor)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 6 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (17.46 x 26.04 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 25, 1995
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2000.2002.1.1-50
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8653a1daa-1ab8-4763-b04f-3699254876df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2000.2002.1.1-50

[Trade catalogs from Cleworth, Wheal & Co. Ltd.]

Company Name:
Cleworth, Wheal & Co. Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Water coolers for internal combustion engines, refrigerating, condensers, etc. ; air filters ; humidifiers ; thermometers.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Castleton, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Engines  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Motors  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11717
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11717

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