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Model, Vertical Steam Steering Engine, late 19th century

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Object Name:
engine, steering, vertical
engine, steering, vertical, model
Other Terms:
engine, steering, vertical; Maritime; Steam
Date made:
late 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth, Avon, New York
ID Number:
TR.310476
Catalog number:
310476
Accession number:
119413
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8546-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844278

Model, Horizontal Steam Steering Engine, late 19th century

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Object Name:
engine, steering, horizontal
engine, steering, horizontal, model
Other Terms:
engine, steering, horizontal; Maritime; Steam
Date made:
late 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth, Avon, New York
ID Number:
TR.310474
Catalog number:
310474
Accession number:
119413
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-3e77-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844279

Model, Horizontal Steam Steering Engine, late 19th century

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Object Name:
engine, steering, horizontal
engine, steering, horizontal, model
Other Terms:
engine, steering, horizontal; Maritime; Steam
Date made:
late 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth, Avon, New York
ID Number:
TR.310475
Catalog number:
310475
Accession number:
119413
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8122-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844280

Stanley Slide Rule Invented by James Hogg

Maker:
Stanley Rule and Level Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: .5 cm x 30.6 cm x 4.5 cm; 3/16 in x 12 1/16 in x 1 25/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Date made:
1880-1888
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Invention  Search this
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1991.0556.01
Catalog number:
1991.0556.01
Accession number:
1991.0556
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-94dd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1127953
Online Media:

Invention de L'Aérostat

Medium:
Print, Aquatint on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Print): 11 × 7cm (4 5/16 × 2 3/4 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Overall): 12.2 × 8.3cm (4 13/16 × 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
ART-Prints, Original
Country of Origin:
France
Credit Line:
Gift of Harry F. Guggenheim
Inventory Number:
A19680165000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91ee8eebd-4a60-44e1-8d37-9146375d34a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680165000
Online Media:

Frederick Douglass Hand Puppet

Transferring agency:
Lemelson Center  Search this
Depicted:
Douglass, Frederick  Search this
User:
Brewery Troupe, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Brewery Troupe, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 124.5 cm x 53.25 cm; 49 in x 20 15/16 in
Object Name:
puppet
Place made:
United States: New York, Freeport
Associated Place:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1998
Subject:
Puppetry  Search this
Anti-Slavery  Search this
African American  Search this
Invention  Search this
ID Number:
1999.0144.03
Accession number:
1999.0144
Catalog number:
1999.0144.03
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-dd1c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1030599
Online Media:

Experimental solar cell module

Maker:
Bell Laboratories  Search this
Physical Description:
silicon (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 1/16 in; 8.5725 cm x 8.255 cm x 2.69875 cm
Object Name:
photovoltaic module
solar cell
Date made:
1955
Credit Line:
from Bell Telephone Laboratories, thru Daryl M. Chapin
ID Number:
EM.330094
Catalog number:
330094
Accession number:
285748
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Inventing in America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-ba62-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1347671

March of Intellect and Invention

Artist:
H. Berthoud  Search this
Publisher:
J. Field  Search this
Medium:
Print, Engraving on Paper, Colored
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 × 33.7cm (9 in. × 1 ft. 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
ART-Prints, Original
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Constance Morss Fiske in memory of Gardiner H. Fiske
Inventory Number:
A19930220000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv900f20e6e-531b-477f-b9ca-6fa06112e89f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19930220000

Experimental silicon solar cell

Associated user:
unknown  Search this
Associated person:
Chapin, Daryl M.  Search this
Maker:
Bell Laboratories  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 1.905 cm x .635 cm
cell only: 3/4 in x 5/16 in x 1/16 in; 1.905 cm x .79375 cm x .15875 cm
Object Name:
solar cell
photovoltaic cell
Date made:
1953-09-10
1953
Associated date:
1953
Credit Line:
from Bell Telephone Laboratories, thru Daryl M. Chapin
ID Number:
EM.330096
Catalog number:
330096
Accession number:
285748
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Inventing in America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4ae0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713147
Online Media:

Experimental silicon solar cell

Associated user:
unknown  Search this
Maker:
Bell Laboratories  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 in x 1/8 in; 9.525 cm x 5.08 cm x .3175 cm
cell only: 2 in x 3/8 in x 1/8 in; 5.08 cm x .9525 cm x .3175 cm
Object Name:
solar cell
photovoltaic cell
Date made:
1954-03-03
1954
Associated date:
1954
Credit Line:
from Bell Telephone Laboratories, thru Daryl M. Chapin
ID Number:
EM.330095
Catalog number:
330095
Accession number:
285748
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Inventing in America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-568a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713146
Online Media:

1838 Bigelow's Patent Model of a Loom

Inventor:
Bigelow, Erastus Brigham  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (mechanisms material)
Object Name:
loom patent model
Object Type:
Patent Model
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, West Boylston
Model constructed:
before 1838-01-06
Patent date:
1838-01-06
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
Invention  Search this
Related Publication:
Janssen, Barbara Suit. Patent Models Index
ID Number:
TE.T11411.128
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
T11411.128
Patent number:
546
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Patent Models
Patent Models, Textile Machinery
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0b06-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1070864
Online Media:

Isaiah Jennings

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-12-12T19:59:20.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_QpsxJBtvQoM

William Joeckel's 1861 School Desk and Seat Patent Model

Patentee:
Joeckel, William H.  Search this
Transfer:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  Search this
Inventor:
Joeckel, William H.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 7 in; 24.13 cm x 17.145 cm x 17.78 cm
desk: 4 3/4 in x 7 in x 6 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm x 17.145 cm
seat: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
model
seat model
desk and seat model
Object Type:
Patent Model
Referenced in patent specifications:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1861
Patent date:
1861-12-24
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
ID Number:
CL.65.0512
Catalog number:
65.0512
Accession number:
249602
Patent number:
33,994
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Cultures & Communities
American History Education Collection
Patent Model School Seats and Desks
Exhibition:
Inventing in America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-fa0d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_679729

Make an Invention

Creator:
Anacostia Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
3 Video recordings (VHS)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1990
Scope and Contents:
During the workshop, students created three-dimensional models of original inventions or innovations after a guided tour of the museum's exhibition on African American inventors titled 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' Workshop was recommended for third and fourth grade students. The workshop was held at the Anacostia Museum on February 5, 1990.
Workshop. Related to exhibition 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' AV002113 and AV002116: dated 19900205. AV002058: undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition - The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930 - focused on outstanding black inventors, as well as anonymous innovators, who, as slaves, craftsmen and workers, made important contributions to the United States. Included are actual inventions, such an Jan Matzelieger's "shoe-lasting" machine, which revolutionized shoe production, and Garrett Morgan's safety hood and automatic traffic signal, forerunners of the modern gas mask and traffic stop light. The exhibition examines such topics as African influences on Colonial technology and how the slave system stymied technological innovation. Individual inventors such as Lewis Temple, Elijah McCoy, James Forten, and Norbert Rillieux are profiled. Also featured are artifacts from some of the expositions of the late 19th-century, which celebrated this new surge of black inventiveness. The exhibition was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 - May 1990.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV002116

ACMA AV002058
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset and calendar of events for Jan/Feb 1990.
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American inventors  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Technological innovations  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
Children  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Make an Invention, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-026, Item ACMA AV002113
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The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation, 1619-1930 exhibition records
The Real McCoy: Afro-American invention and innovation, 1619-1930 exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-026: The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930 audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa79a8c3d9e-c1cf-4810-9a89-699b7e2949e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-026-ref508

Mid-19th Century Reaction to a Laundry Invention

Creator:
Smithsonian Libraries  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 24 Mar 2022 13:00:48 +0000
Topic:
Library science  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Libraries / Unbound
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_f3e6a3a980a4e26c61812e67880c5bf5

Miner’s Safety Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 12 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 31.75 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Credit Line:
Ralph Ditzler
ID Number:
AG.MHI-MN-9548B
Accession number:
280476
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-9548B
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e772-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_872291

Miner’s Safety Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 9.525 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Credit Line:
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
ID Number:
AG.MHI-MN-8763B
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8763B
Accession number:
265669
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-e458-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_872311

Miner’s Safety Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Credit Line:
Edward A. Kondrak
ID Number:
AG.MHI-MN-9407
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-9407
Accession number:
271425
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-fb68-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_872324

Miner's Safety Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 11 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 29.845 cm x 9.525 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
mining lamp
lamp, safety, mining
Related Publication:
Dewey, Frederic P.. Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 42: A Preliminary Descriptive Catalogue of the Systematic Collections in Economic Geology and Metallurgy in the United States National Museum
ID Number:
AG.059273
Catalog number:
59273
Accession number:
15369
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Work and Industry: Mining
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-ed00-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_872328

Miner’s Safety Lamp

Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 4 in x 3 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
lamp, safety, mining
mining lamp
Credit Line:
Board of Trustees of Lafayette College
ID Number:
AG.MHI-MN-8769B
Accession number:
265669
Catalog number:
MHI-MN-8769B
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Mining Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e74b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_872275

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