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Daredevil Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.04
Catalog number:
2012.0040.04
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9894-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419360
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Iron Fist Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.07
Catalog number:
2012.0040.07
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9897-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419363
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Dr. Doom Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.05
Catalog number:
2012.0040.05
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9895-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419361
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Veg-O-Matic II

Maker:
Popeil Brothers, Incorporated  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
aluminum (cutting rings material)
steel (cutting blades material)
Object Name:
Cutter, Food
cutter, food
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Place owned; place used:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Food Processing  Search this
Household Tools and Equipment  Search this
Kitchen utensils  Search this
Patented  Search this
Plastics  Search this
Business  Search this
Invention  Search this
Credit Line:
The Popeil Family in memory of Samuel J. Popeil
ID Number:
1986.0222.1A
Accession number:
1986.0222
Catalog number:
1986.222.1A
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-fdb5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_323705

Coffee Cup Lid, The Philip Cup

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; .9525 cm x 8.5725 cm
Object Name:
lid
Credit Line:
Gift of Louise Harpman and Scott Specht
ID Number:
2012.3047.56
Catalog number:
2012.3047.56
Nonaccession number:
2012.3047
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-a164-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419934

The Falcon Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.06
Catalog number:
2012.0040.06
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9896-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419362
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The Black Panther Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Marvel Comics Group  Search this
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.01
Accession number:
2012.0040
Catalog number:
2012.0040.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9891-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419355
Online Media:

Coffee Cup Lid, Solo Traveler

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
lid
Credit Line:
Gift of Louise Harpman and Scott Specht
ID Number:
2012.3047.23
Catalog number:
2012.3047.23
Nonaccession number:
2012.3047
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-a1e2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419901

GM Cup Holder, 1992-1999

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 11.43 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
cup holder
Date made:
1992-1999
Subject:
Invention  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Paula Johnson
ID Number:
2012.0135.01
Catalog number:
2012.0135.01
Accession number:
2012.0135
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Transportation
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-a366-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1423652

The Silver Surfer Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.09
Catalog number:
2012.0040.09
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-5bae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419365
Online Media:

Captain America Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Marvel Comics Group  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.02
Catalog number:
2012.0040.02
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9892-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419357
Online Media:

The Vision Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.10
Catalog number:
2012.0040.10
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9899-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419366
Online Media:

Red Sonja Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.08
Catalog number:
2012.0040.08
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9898-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419364
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Cyclops Slurpee Cup

Maker:
Southland Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
1975
Subject:
Comics  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0040.03
Catalog number:
2012.0040.03
Accession number:
2012.0040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9893-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419359
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Carrot Stick Slicing Machine

Maker:
Listner, Joseph T.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 34 in x 48 in x 23 in; 86.36 cm x 121.92 cm x 58.42 cm
Object Name:
carrot stick slicing machine
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Wallington
Date made:
late 1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Chem J. Listner
ID Number:
2011.0222.01
Catalog number:
2011.0222.01
Accession number:
2011.0222
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6cf1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1411796
Online Media:

Tortilladora, tortilla press

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 125 cm x 75 cm x 66.5 cm; 49 3/16 in x 29 1/2 in x 26 3/16 in
Object Name:
tortilla press
Place made:
United States: California, Fillmore
Date made:
ca. 1920
Subject:
Latino  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Anna Bermudez
ID Number:
2006.0236.03
Catalog number:
2006.0236.03
Accession number:
2006.0236
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Cultures & Communities
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Family & Social Life
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3ec2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1322193

Cactus Chip & Dip Set

Physical Description:
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 13 in x 12 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 33.02 cm x 32.385 cm
overall: 3 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 in; 8.255 cm x 13.97 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
chip and dip set
cactus chip and salsa set
Subject:
Food Culture  Search this
Eating  Search this
ID Number:
2012.0132.01
Accession number:
2012.0132
Catalog number:
2012.0132.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-913d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1422659
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Engineers & Scientists [black-and-white print advertisement, clipping]

Publisher:
Los Angeles Times  Search this
Collection Inventor:
Del Mar, Bruce E., 1913-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Newspaper clipping on paper., 3.5 cm x 8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Advertisements
Clippings
Date:
July 26, 1965
Scope and Contents:
Advertisement for engineers and scientists by Del Mar Engineering Laboratories.
Local Numbers:
AC1249-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
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 intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventions -- 1950-2000  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 1960-1970
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Collection Citation:
Del Mar Avionics Holter Monitor Records, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Del Mar Avionics Holter Monitor Records
Del Mar Avionics Holter Monitor Records / Series 1: Historical Background / Newspaper clipping
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep875991f9b-befd-493a-8733-2e04d9df0e89
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1249-ref644

William "Cat" Anderson Collection

Creator:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 (musician)  Search this
Names:
Benny Carter All Stars  Search this
Cat Anderson Quintet  Search this
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Lionel Hampton Orchestra  Search this
Mingus Quintet  Search this
Bechet, Sidney (musician)  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Hampton, Lionel  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978  Search this
Humphrey, Muriel  Search this
Johnson, Lucy Bird  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Tatum, Art, 1910-1956  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs
Recordings
Interviews
Clippings
Audiotapes
Awards
Audiocassettes
Articles
Date:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Scope and Contents note:
Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Cat Anderson as guest with various university and college jazz bands.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Music

Series 2: Original tapes and recordings

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Miscellaneous
Biographical/Historical note:
Cat Anderson (Sept 12, 1916 - April 29, 1981) was one of the premier trumpet players of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Known for his effortless high notes, he was a strong section leader and a great soloist whose style exhibited humor and precision. He grew up in Jenkins= Orphanage in Charleston, SC, received basic music training there, and participated in many of their famous student ensembles. He formed and played with the Cotton Pickers, a group of orphanage teens while still a young man. Before joining Ellington in 1944, he played in several big bands, including Claude Hopkins and Lionel Hampton. Anderson left the Ellington organization from 1947 through 1949 again to lead his own group. From 1959 to1961 and after 1971 Anderson free lanced, working with the Ellington orchestra intermittently. He died in 1981 after receiving honors from the US Air Force, the Prix du Disque de Jazz, and the City of Los Angeles.
Related Archival Materials:
Related artifacts include: awards, plaques, mutes, trumpet mouth pieces, and the Jon Williams/Cat Anderson simulator in the Division of Cultural and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life). See accession: 1998.3074.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Museum of American History in January 1998, by Dorothy Anderson, Cat Anderson's widow. It was acquired through negotiations with her, her brother, Mr. John Coffey and her nephew, Andrew Brazington. The materials were picked up from Mr. John Coffey of upper N.W. Washington, DC on January 21, 1998.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Master tapes not available to researchers.
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.

Copyright status of items varies. Signed copies of releases on file.
Occupation:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- Acoustics and physics  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Piano and synthesizer music  Search this
Inventions -- 1980-2000  Search this
Synthesizer music  Search this
Electric engineering -- 1980-2000  Search this
Band musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Transcripts
Oral histories (document genres)
Oral history
Phonograph records
Photographs -- 20th century
Recordings
Interviews
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Clippings -- 20th century
Audiotapes -- 1940-1980
Awards
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Articles -- 1940-1980
Citation:
William "Cat" Anderson Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0630
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William "Cat" Anderson Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep891a9a0e4-7c4f-4956-b81e-6d65c57e1f29
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0630
Online Media:

S. Newman Darby Windsurfing Collection

Creator:
Darby, S. Newman, 1928-2016 (inventor)  Search this
Darby, Kenneth  Search this
Darby, Naomi  Search this
Names:
Mistral, Inc.  Search this
Windsurfing International, Inc.  Search this
Drake, Jim  Search this
Schweitzer, Hoyle  Search this
Extent:
2.65 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Sketches
Photographs
Rigging plans
Sail plans
Legal files
Blueprints
Film (performing arts)
Illustrated periodicals
Correspondence
Design drawings
Drawings
Videotapes
Place:
Falls (Pa.) -- 1950-1990
Susquehana River -- 1950-1990
Date:
1944-1998
Summary:
The collection documents S. Newman Darby's development of the sailboard, which became known as the windsurfer through sketches, mechanical drawings, plans, patent specifications, legal documents, photographs, correspondence, notebooks, clippings, periodicals, and an 8mm film.
Scope and Contents:
The S. Newman Darby Windsurfing Collection, 1946-1998, documents the body of Newman Darby's inventive output as well as the development of the windsurfing industry. It consists of sketches, mechanical drawings, plans, patent specifications, legal documents, photographs, correspondence, notebooks, clippings, periodicals, an 8mm film and a videocassette. The collection is particularly rich in the material related to the development of the sailboard, including Darby's personal memoirs. It contains U.S. and foreign patents related to windsurfing as well as records and reports related to Darby's testimony in litigation and the recognition of the priority of his invention. the collections research value lies in the documentation of the invention of the windsurfer and the industry and culture it spawned. It documents the processes of invention and marketing of new devices. It is evidence of the full range of S. Newman Darby's imagination, life and career.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Biographical materials, 1969-1982

Series 2: Inventions and designs, 1953-1990

Series 3: Darby Industries, 1982-1983

Series 4: History of windsurfing, 1944-1998

Series 5: Photographs, 1946-1997

Series 6: Audio-Visual materials, 1965-1997
Biographical / Historical:
S. Newman Darby is recognized as the first person in the United States to conceive of connecting a hand-held sail rig fastened with a universal joint to a floating platform for recreational use. He called it sail boarding in 1965, when he published his designs in Popular Science Monthly magazine. Although he and his brothers Ronald and Kenneth began manufacturing the boards through their company Darby Industries, they never applied for a patent.

S. Newman Darby (1928-2016) was born in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. He graduated from West Pittston High School in 1946. A sign painter and artist, like his father Sidney Darby, he studied drafting at the Pennsylvania State University extension school where he took chemistry, business, art, and photography courses for one year. His first invention, the Darby Dory, a folding rowboat dates from 1953. The sailboard developed out of Darby's experiments with a personal pontoon catamaran, each hull being big enough for one foot and designed to be operated with a hand-held sail and no rudder. By 1964 he had designed a universal joint that connected a mast to a flat bottom sailing scow. This board had a centerboard, tail fin and kite shaped free sail. Early tests were conducted on Trailwood Lake and the Susquehanna River, near West Pittston.

Today sail boarding is known as windsurfing. It adopted its name from Windsurfer International, a company Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake established on the basis of a patent granted to them in 1970 for a "wind-propelled apparatus." In all essential qualities, their claims duplicated Newman Darby's earlier work.

After Schweitzer bought out Drake's share in 1973, he energetically promoted the sport and licensed manufacturing rights to more than 20 companies around the world. Schweitzer forcefully prosecuted patent infringements he perceived among windsurfer manufacturers and he threatened to sue the 1984 Olympic Committee should it authorize a board produced by a manufacturer not licensed by Windsurfer International. Although he was aware of the growth of the sport and the profits flowing into Windsurfer International through its licensing activities, Darby was unable to mount a legal challenge to Schweitzer. His priority in the invention of the sport was overlooked and almost forgotten.

In the late 1970's, Mistral, a Swiss manufacturer sued by Windsurfer International in Germany, located Darby and presented his "prior art" as a defense. In the early 1980's, courts in the United States were asked to rule on the validity of the Windsurfer International patent. Newman Darby's prior art was at the center of the controversies. The court voided Windsurfer's original patent and Schweitzer was forced to apply for a reissue based on severely limited claims. He lost the use of "windsurfer" as a trademark. Schweitzer retained the reissued patent through further challenges until it expired in 1987. The example of Newman Darby has become a textbook case of the importance of thorough searches for "prior art" for patent attorneys.

Following completion of the patent litigation Darby designed original sail rigs for Mistral in Europe and Horizon in the United States. In 1982 Newman entered into a new partnership with his brothers Ronald and Kenneth and formed NRK, Inc., to design and manufacture windsurfing boards, training devices and to produce written and video documentaries of his contributions to the history of the sport.

Naomi Albrecht Darby, Newman's wife, sewed the first sails for the boards and participated in their testing and marketing. She documented Darby's inventions through the years in photographs and moving images. Over the years, Darby has worked on numerous inventions--most of them related to wind propulsion. Like many independent inventors, Newman Darby conceives of his ideas, executes all of the mechanical plans, builds his own prototypes and tests them. Darby continues to research improvements in windsurfing and to teach courses in boat building and design.
Related Materials:
An original sailboard, rig, mast and daggerboard from the same period are also housed in the Pennsylvania State Museum at Harrisburg.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) holds artifacts relating to S. Newman Darby and his invention of the windsurfer, including an original board, boom and mast, and sail dating from 1964. See accessions #1998.0086 and #1998.0323.
Provenance:
Most of the collection was donated to the Archives Center of the National Museum of American History by S. Newman Darby and his wife Naomi on February 3, 1998.
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:
Sporting goods industry -- 1950-1990  Search this
Sailboats -- 1950-1990  Search this
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Advertisements -- 1950-2000
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Citation:
S. Newman Darby Windsurfing Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0625
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S. Newman Darby Windsurfing Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a1c39256-e51a-4c44-92ca-dc22ec812dbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0625
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