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Bell, Frank M.

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
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Box 1, Folder 26
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Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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[Trade catalogs from SmithKline Beckman Corp.]

Company Name:
SmithKline Beckman Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Smith, Kline & French Co. ; Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ; Beckman Instruments, Inc. ; Laboratories Smith Kline & French S.A. (France) ; Menley & James Laboratories, Ltd. ; Norden Laboratories, Inc. ; SK&F Co. ; SK&F Lab Co. ; Smith Kline & French G.m.b.H. (West Germany) ; Smith Kline & French Laboratories Ltd. (United Kingdom) ; Smith Kline Clinical Laboratories, Inc. ; Smith Kline & Fujisawa KK ; SmithKline Beecham ; SmithKline Diagnostics ; SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare ; Beecham-Wulfing (Neuss, West Germany) ; SmithKline Co. ; SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals ; Smith Kline Diagnostics ; Smith Kline Instruments, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) ; SmithKline ; SmithKline Biologicals (Rixensart, Belgium) ; SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories (King of Prussia, PA) ; SmithKline Beecham Biologicals ; SmithKline Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Health care company ; Annual Report 1983 ; "Shepp's Photographs of the World" arranged by James W. Shepp and Daniel B. Shepp, 1890s (Compliments of Smith, Kline & French Co). Technical papers: "Comparative Analyses of Milks and Substitute Foods" and "Changes of the U.S.P.X". "Sucrets" ; "feosol" ; iron therapy ; "tums" ; calcium supplement ; "relafen nabumetone" ; arthritis ; Tagamet ; pharmacist reference information ; injection supply information ; pharmaceutical products ; medical color televisions...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
179 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Television -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Television supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20457
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
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Smithsonian Libraries
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[Trade catalogs from Parker Hannifin Corp.]

Variant company name:
In 1957, Parker Appliance Co. acquired the Hannifin Corp ; Columbus OH  Search this
Company Name:
Parker Hannifin Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Parker Appliance Co., Hannifin Corp. ; Parker Hannifin Brass Products Division (Otsego, MI) ; Parker Seals ; Chomerics (Woburn, MA)  Search this
Notes content:
Parker Hannifin Corp. is a maker of motion control equipment that uses hydraulic (liquid) or pneumatic (gas or air) systems to move and position materials or to control equipment. Its industrial product - including fluid connectors, hydraulic and automation systems, climate and industrial controls, and process instrumentation - are sold to customers in the manufacturing, transportation, and food processing industries. File includes trade catalogs and circa 1988 inserts from Parker Fluid Connectors on: diaphram valves ; bellows valves ; check valves ; tee filters ; ball valves ; electric actuators ; rotary pneumatic actuators ; CPI valves ; needle valves ; thread valves ; union bonnet valves ; combination needle and rupture disk valves ; tube fittings ; aluminum sample cylinders ; October 1984 bulletin (no. 3400-B1) entitled "A Close Look at Parker Industrial Fluid Connectors" ; 1977 catalog (no. 3501-E) entitled "Brass Fittings & Valves" ; 1986 Parker Seals Group "O-Ring Reference Guide" ; June 1971 brass fittings and valves catalog ; April 1971 thermoplastic tubing and system components ; inverted flared fittings ; standard compression fittings ; threaded sleeve fittings ; pipe fittings ; hose barb fittings ; garden hose fittings ; air brake fittings ; valves ; NT fittings ; Dubl-Barb fittings ; Poly-Tite fittings ; tools nylon tubing ; clear vinyl tubing ; polyethylene tubing ; nylon self-retracting air tubing ; Tube fittings ; oil removal filter ; pipe adaptor fittings ; tube clamping systems ; air control valves ; Compumotor Programmable Motion Control Catalog 10606-6 contains detailed ordering info on their line of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, custom modification options, cylinder parts and seal kits, intensifiers, safety info, and motion and control training aids ; EMI shielding ; thermal management...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
57 pieces; 8 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date range:
1900s-2000s
Topic (Romaine term):
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metals  Search this
Motors  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Telecommunication systems  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Telephone supplies industry  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28720
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
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Eisler Engineering Company records

Creator:
Eisler Engineering Company.  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
Incandescent Lamp Manufacturer's Association.  Search this
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company  Search this
Eisler, Charles, Jr.  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (49 boxes, 25 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Correspondence
Place:
Newark (N.J.)
Hungary
Date:
(bulk 1920-1950s)
1885 - 1988
Summary:
Records document Charles Eisler, a Hungarian immigrant who was a skilled mechanic and engineer and his company, Eisler Engineering Company of Newark, New Jersey, which manufactured equipment for producing electric lamps, television and radio tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the materials date from the 1930s to the 1950s and document Charles Eisler's contributions to the modern lamp making industry. There is considerable personal information documenting Eisler and his family, and his connection to his native Hungary. The collection is divided into 9 series: personal materials; business materials; employee records, operating records; diagrams and drawings; litigation and patent records; photographs; and scrapbooks.

Series 1, Personal Materials, 1944-1970, is divided into six subseries: Passports and Naturalization Certificate, 1910-1970s; Photographs, 1912; Chronological Correspondence, 1944-1970; Alphabetical Correspondence, 1941-1969; Family and Friends Correspondence, 1956-1966; Vacation Information, 1951; Financial Information, 1960-1967; and Medical Bills and Information, 1963-1967.

There are several passports (United States and German) for Eisler and his United States naturalization certificate of 1910. The photographs, 1912, are from Eisler's friend, Ed Korn. The photographs depict an airplane that Eisler created drawings for and two individuals, Bert Berry (parachutist) and Tony Januss, a pilot at Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri.

The chronological correspondence, 1944-1970, is arranged chronologically. It contains letters about Hungarians and Hungarian issues; invitations to social events and speaking engagements; thank you letters; letters of condolence; donations; birthday greetings; and club memberships. Eisler was active in the Newark, New Jersey, Hungarian community. He donated equipment, clothes, and money to a variety of organizations that assisted Hungarians in the United States and in Hungary. Some of the correspondence was written by Mrs. R. Testa, secretary to Charles Eisler.

The alphabetical correspondence, 1941-1969, is arranged alphabetically. It consists of letters documenting such issues as stock in Eisler Engineering Company, personal purchases of Eisler's at the Ivanhoe Lobby Gift Shop by the Sea Hotel, and "Help the Suffering Hungarians" organization (1956-1961). This includes canceled checks from donors, specifically Operation Mercy to assist refugees from Budapest. Additionally, there is correspondence and itemized price lists for food and clothing for Hungarians. Of note is some Raritan Yacht Club (R.Y.C.) of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, materials. There is a R.Y.C. Duffle Bag newsletter, February, 1964. Eisler was a member of R.Y.C.

Family and friends correspondence, 1956-1966, includes letters and postcards from family and friends, mostly in Hungarian. Topics discussed include sending food, clothing, hearing aids, and medicine to Hungarian refugees; Christmas packages; emigration; and U.S. Relief Parcel Service receipts.

Vacation information, 1951, consists of one file folder of documentation of airline tickets, baggage tickets, tour itineraries, receipts from hotels, letterhead from hotels, and itemized lists of purchases for several trips Eisler made. Airlines ephemera represented include Pan American World Airways System; Air France; British Overseas Airways Corp; Trans World Airlines, Inc; and Eastern Airlines.

Financial information, 1960-1967, contains investment securities (certificates) information for Massachusetts Investors Trust; consolidated checking account information; lists of personal donations, personal income, and savings accounts. Eisler's personal donations varied greatly, both in amount and in the type of organization—American Hungarian Studies Foundation at Rutgers, Father Flanagan's Boy's Home; and the Jewish Community Council of Essex County, New Jersey.

Medical Bills and Information, 1963-1967, consists mostly of bills from doctors for services rendered.

Series 2, Business Materials, 1885, 1931-1985, is divided into seven subseries: correspondence, general files, financial information, World War II boards and regulations, real estate holdings and investments, articles, and Kahle Engineering.

Correspondence, 1946-1971, is arranged alphabetically by surname or company name. It contains a variety of issues—real estate, accounting, legal representation, and tenants. Attorneys Kessler and Kessler handled Eisler vs. General Electric Company. There is correspondence about meetings, depositions, and reviewing documents before filing. The tenant information includes assignments and agreements between individual tenants and the landlord, Lesire Corporation, which Eisler owned.

General Files, 1931-1985, contains files arranged alphabetically on a variety of topics.

Financial Information, 1931-1945, is mainly comprised of Treasury Department and Internal Revenue correspondence, and income tax documentation

World War II Boards and Regulations, 1942-1946, contain information about manpower, labor, and production during World War II for the manufacturing industry. The National War Labor Board contains wage rates and audit information for Eisler Engineering. The Manpower Commission established the total manpower allowance for Eisler Engineering and other companies. It set specific quotas for the number of male employees permitted. The War Production Board material includes a plant report of operations. It describes the product being made and categorizes the percentage of "war" versus "civilian" work. The War Department Plant Protection Division contains notes and recommendations for Eilser Engineering Company to implement.

Real Estate Holdings and Investments, 1932-1980, consists mainly of tax and stock returns and income information and cancelled notes for collateral with the Lesire Corporation. The record of real estate, 1952-1974, contains ledger sheets for seven separate properties with the name of the property, improvements if any, and address: Farm Flagtowne, Neshanic, New Jersey; 733 S. 12th Street, Newark, New Jersey; 735-737 S. 12th Street, Newark, New Jersey; 738-758 S. 13th Street, Newark, New Jersey; 16 N. Salem Street, Dover, New Jersey; 269 E. Blackwell Street, Dover, New Jersey; and Lad Construction. The ledger sheets also include a loan record with rents and mortgage receivable information. The Avenue L files document a factory building owned by Eisler in Newark, New Jersey. The files contain correspondence, receipts, and bills for work done on the building in preparation for sale.

Articles, 1885-1962 (not inclusive) includes four articles relating to the topic of electricity.

Kahle Engineering, 1960-1982, contains Dun and Bradstreet analytical reports from 1960 to 1964 and interoffice correspondence with Steven Logothetis, an employee of Kahle Engineering, interoffice memos, credit profiles, notes, mortgage papers, and information sheets for specific properties for purchase at public auction for the period 1979-1982.

Series 3, Employee/Personnel Records, 1940-1988, is divided into ten subseries: personnel files; accident reports; lists of employee names; service years and anniversaries; union (IUE AFL-CIO) agreements; benefits (health and pension); deceased employees; payroll information; electrical license course; Department of Labor; and miscellaneous.

The bulk of this series consists primarily of employee personnel files from the 1940s to 1960s. Arranged alphabetically by surname, the files contain employee record cards, employee applications, in some instances photographs (head shots), tax withholding exemption certificates, medical forms, union dues information, union steward reports detailing grievances and appeals, correspondence, recommendations, unemployment benefit payments, workers compensation, paychecks, and applications for United States citizenship and visa requests. The employee record cards capture the employee name; address; social security number; department; occupation; title; clock number; phone number; race; marital status; date of birth; number of children; stating rate; increases; vacation taken; country of birth; entry into the United States; naturalized and, if so, when and where; former employees and any union grievances. It provides a comprehensive view of the employee composition of the company.

The accident reports, 1958-1988, are arranged chronologically by year and then further arranged alphabetically by employee surname. These accident claim forms used by Eisler Engineering Company are for the New Jersey Manufacturers Casualty Insurance Company of Trenton, New Jersey. Additionally, there are blank State of New Jersey accident forms. There is some correspondence about specific claims and employees. There is one file folder documenting injuries and illness, 1971-1978. It consists of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forms completed by Eisler Engineering. They provide a summary of the types of injuries and illnesses, number of lost work days, number of cases and a supplementary record of occupational injuries.

Lists of employee names, 1957-1977, provides information on employees who left employment, were laid off, owed union dues; years of service to the company, birthdays, addresses, and job descriptions.

Service years and anniversaries, 1955-1970, provides the employee name, when employment began, years of service and if a service pin was awarded.

Union (IUE AFL-CIO) agreements, 1942-1957 contain union contracts and agreements between Eisler Engineering Mutual Employees Association, Inc., and the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE-AFL-CIO).

Benefits (health and pension), 1957-1967, contains information on dental benefits, hospital service plans, Group Health Insurance (GHI) Inc., claim forms for medical care insurance, and the annual report of District 4 IUE, AFL-CIO Welfare Plan for 1957.

Deceased employees, 1946-1951, consists of form letters with the employees name, address, next of kin, date of death, and the amount of unpaid salary due.

Payroll Information, 1940-1973, includes deduction of wages or salary forms for union dues, plans for enrolling in the U.S. Savings Bond program, canceled payroll checks, forms for requesting vacation, and bonus and merit increases for employees.

Electrical License Course, undated, includes homework assignments, tests, and answers to questions, in lessons/courses on: compound generators, DC (direct current) self-excited generators, power, combination circuits, parallel circuits, split phase/resistance-start induction run motors, electricity, and compound motors.

Department of Labor, 1944-1956, contains employment reports and public contracts and minimum wage determinations. There is statistical information on the type of employee (male, female, non-white, and part-time) and a report of current and anticipated employment.

Miscellaneous contains one file folder with an undated Department of Labor and Industry letter about a highly desirable labor pool of technical, skilled, and semi-skilled workers becoming available.

Series 4, Operational Records, 1934-1977, is divided into two subseries: Equipment Quotes, 1960-1977, were prepared by Eisler for clients/companies in the United States and in foreign countries. The quotes include details about the machine requested and its price.

Operating Instructions and Parts Lists, 1934-1940s, are arranged predominately by machine number, but there are some exceptions. The files include drawings and sketches, operating instructions on assembling and disassembling, black and white photographs, charts, and product literature. There are some documents that were not created by the Eisler Engineering Company. These documents include operating instructions and drawings from other companies that Eisler had a working relationship with. The instructions, [1934-1945?], arranged alpha-numerically, are operating instructions for machines manufactured by the Eisler Engineering Company. The instructions are labeled D-1 to D-800. These instructions should be used in conjunction with the other operating instructions for specific machines. For example, instructions D-1 are for Eisler machine No. 00, a coil winding machine

Series 5, Diagrams and Drawings, 1924-1960, is divided into two subseries, wiring diagrams and drawings. The wiring diagrams 1934-1956, are arranged by type and provide instructions and diagrams on how to connect wires for Eisler machines. The drawings, 1924-1960, include blueprints, tracings, sketches and in some instances, specifications for specific machines. The name and number of the machine are listed. Also, the drawings contain factory layouts for companies in the United States and in Leningrad, Russia.

Series 6, Sales Records, 1924-1984, is divided into three subseries: customer sales lists, lamp machinery sales records, and catalogs. The Customer Sales Lists, 1951-1958, and the Lamp Machinery Sales Records, 1929-1958, include detailed information for each machine built and shipped to a client: shop number, job number, type of machine, machine number, customer name, customer order number, Eisler order number and date shipped, and a serial number if applicable. There are some lists for customer requested machines such as exhaust machines, stem machines, and base filling machines.

The catalogs, 1924-1979, are arranged into two sub-subseries, Eisler catalogs and other companies' catalogs. The catalogs are further arranged chronologically and are bound or consist of loose pages and individual bulletins. They provide information on incandescent lamps, power transmission tubes; neon tube signs; tungsten equipment and wire; burners, torches, fires, gas and air mixers; metal sprayers; bases; furnaces; vacuum flasks; ampules and vials; vacuum pumps; and electric welders.

Index cards for Eisler Engineering Anniversary Catalog 1945, are arranged by machine number and contain the machine name with a description, pricing information, and in some instances a date and annotations. Each card has a page number that correlates to the Anniversary Catalog No. 45-CE, 1945.

Series 7, Litigation and Patent Records, 1897-1953 (bulk 1926-1929), 1949, 1953, consist of briefs (for the defendant, Eisler, and plaintiff, General Electric) and the transcript of record in the case General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Company, 1926-1929. The litigation was heard in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New Jersey and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Third District. GE brought suit against Eisler for infringement of two U.S. patents, #1,128,120 for manufacturing glass rods and forming spiders, and # 1,220,836 for a filament support wire inserting machine. Eisler allegedly infringed by manufacturing and selling a hook inserting machine.

There is one file folder of newspaper clippings about anti-trust in lamp manufacturing and specifically conclusions to the Opinion for the case United States of America vs. General Electric Company, 1953. GE, Corning Glass Works, N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabriken, Consolidated Electric Lamp Company, Hygrade Sylvania Corporation, Chicago Miniature Lamp Works, and Tung-Sol Lamp Works, Inc., were found guilty and in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. GE, in particular, negotiated agreements through its wholly-owned subsidiary, International General Electric that divided the world lamp markets. This division permitted GE to have the U.S. market exclusively and bar foreign lamp manufacturers. The domestic licensees' growth was limited by GE to a fixed percentage of its own production and expansion so that over the years a licensee's share of the business was diminished. This restrained trade, and competition by GE unlawfully monopolized the incandescent electric lamp business.

A separate case involving Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. vs. Beacon Lamp Co., Leopold Rossbach, C. L. Shoninger, A.H. Moses, L.E. Whicher and J.T. Hambay from 1896 to 1898 is also documented through the brief for the complainant and a record of the case.

Patents, 1913-1931, are further divided into tube patents, 1924-1931 and tube patents assigned to Raytheon Company, 1913-1929. The patents were assembled by Eisler for reference.

Series 8, Photographs, 1944-1967, is further divided into six subseries: machines by number, CAMS; timers; jigs; transformers and electrodes; welders; welders, tips, jigs and fixtures; and miscellaneous. The series contains 8" x 10" black and white prints. Originally organized in three- ring binders, the photographs are arranged by machine number with further numerical identifiers. For example, Machine No. 103 is a glass lathe machine and No. 103-XL is a vertical glass lathe machine.

CAMS are curved wheels mounted on a rotating shaft and used to produce variable or reciprocating motion in another engaged or contacted part. They are used to produce or machine something. Tips refer to the remnant of the glass tubing through which the lamp was exhausted of its air (as well as filled with inert gases after the invention of the gas-filled lamp in 1912) and jigs are devices for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.

The majority of photographs document machinery; few employees are featured.

Photographs for Machine No. 170, can working equipment at vacuum products, features African American workers circa the 1950s and Machine No. 160, an automatic tub bottoming machine features a female employee. Some of the miscellaneous photographs contain prints of equipment, parts and employees working in the factory.

Series 9, Scrapbooks, 1916-1959, includes three scrapbooks. Many of the articles are in Hungarian or Spanish.

Scrapbook, 1943 (bulk 1945-1955), 1959, contains newspaper articles about Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Company. Many articles and advertisements focus on specific machines Eisler manufactured. Articles about Charles Eisler contain information about the associations he belonged to, litigation, awards received, Lesire Corporation, his tenant company; and the appointment of Charles Eisler, Jr., as President of Eisler Engineering Company. Other items include company Christmas cards.

Scrapbook, 1916-1944, 1948, 1957, contains newspaper clippings and catalog pages on machines manufactured by Eisler; personal information about Charles Eisler's trip to Europe; a fire at his summer home; and Christmas decorations. There is documentation on Eisler Engineering Company employees, World War II contributions and production, and photographs of Charles Eisler presenting a donation to the Newark Hungarians and the U.S. Army Ambulance Branch.

Scrapbook, 1924-1959, contains convention programs, Family Circle information, documentation on various social events Eisler attended and machine advertisements.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into nine series.

Series 1, Personal Materials, 1910s-1970s

Subseries 1, Passports and Naturalization Certificate, 1910-1970s

Subseries 2, Photographs, 1912

Subseries 3, Chronological Correspondence, 1946-1970

Subseries 4, Alphabetical Correspondence, 1941-1969

Subseries 5, Family and Friends Correspondence, 1956-1966

Subseries 6, Vacation information, 1951

Subseries 7, Financial information, 1960-1967

Subseries 8, Medical Bills and Information, 1963-1967

Series 2, Business Materials, 1885, 1929-1985

Subseries 1, Correspondence, 1946-1971

Subseries 2, General Files, 1929-1985

Subseries 3, Financial Information, 1931-1945

Subseries 4, World War II Boards and Regulations, 1942-1946

Subseries 5, Real Estate Holdings and Investments, 1932-1980

Subseries 6, Articles, 1885-1962 (not inclusive)

Subseries 7, Kahle Engineering, 1960-1982

Series 3, Employee/Personnel Records, 1940-1988

Subseries 1, Personnel Files, 1940s-1960s

Subseries 2, Accident Reports, 1958-1988

Subseries 3, Lists of employee names, 1957-1977, undated

Subseries 4, Service years and anniversaries, 1955-1970

Subseries 5, Union (IUE AFL-CIO) agreements and contracts, 1942-1957, undated

Subseries 6, Benefits (health and pension), 1957-1967, undated

Subseries 7, Deceased employees, 1946-1951

Subseries 8, Payroll Information, 1940-1973

Subseries 9, Electrical License Course, undated

Subseries 10, Department of Labor, 1944-1956

Subseries 11, Miscellaneous, undated

Series 4, Operating Records, 1934-1977

Subseries 1, Equipment Quotes, 1960-1977

Subseries 2, Operating Instructions and Parts Lists, 1934-1940s

Series 5, Diagrams and Drawings, 1924-1963, undated

Subseries 1, Wiring Diagrams, 1934-1956

Subseries 2, Drawings for Machines, 1924-1963

Subseries 3, Drafting Tools, undated

Series 6, Sales Records, 1924-1984

Subseries 1, Customer Sales Lists, 1951-1958

Subseries 2, Lamp Machinery Sales Records, 1929-1958

Subseries 3, Eisler Catalogs, 1924-1979

Subseries 4, Index cards for Eisler Engineering catalogs

Series 7, Litigation and Patents Records, 1897-1953

Subseries 1, Litigation Records, 1897 (bulk 1926-1929), 1949, 1953

Subseries 2, Patents, 1913-1931

Series 8, Photographs, 1942-1967

Subseries 1, By Machine Number, -1966

Subseries 2, CAMS, 1950-1967

Subseries 3, Timers, Jigs, Transformers, and Electrodes, 1952-1960

Subseries 4, Welders, 1944-1952

Subseries 5, Welders, Tips, and Jigs and Fixtures, 1944-1952

Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, 1944-1957

Series 9, Scrapbooks, 1916-1959
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Eisler (1884-1973) was born in Hungary to Adolph and Helen Eisler. Charles was the second child of nine: George, Emil, Michael, Leopold, Rudi, Franz, Emma and Lajos. Eisler completed his engineering and mechanical studies by the age of 17 and began an apprenticeship with a local factory. He became a licensed steam engineer and fireman of high pressure boilers. In 1902, he left Hungary for Berlin, Germany, with the goal to immigrate to the United States. In Germany, Eisler worked in a factory in Eberswalde, north of Berlin. The factory manufactured cast-iron pipe and machinery, and Eisler operated a crane loading barges near the factory. Eisler left Eberswalde and returned to Berlin to work as a toolmaker at Allgemeine Electricitäts Gesellschaft' (AEG). He arrived in New York City on the SS Potsdam/Stockholm (I) in November 1904. Because Europeans dominated the field of skilled mechanics and tradesmen in the United States, Eisler easily found employment in East Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh Westinghouse. In 1907, Eisler worked for Studebaker Metzger Motor Company as a tool-designer and tool room foreman.

Eisler returned to Hungary in the spring of 1912 where he took a job as a tool designing engineer with an American owned electrical firm, Standard Electric Company, in Újpest. He married Frieda Schwartz Eisler (d.1962) on December 24, 1912, in Budapest. They had four children: Charles Eisler, Jr., Martha (Eisler) Leff; Ruth (Eisler) Forest; and Constance (Eisler) Smith. In 1914, Eisler, his wife Frieda, and their newborn son Charles, Jr., returned to the United States. Eisler worked at the Westinghouse Lamp Company in Bloomfield, New Jersey, designing machines for building incandescent lamps with tungsten wire. At Westinghouse, Eisler held the position of chief engineer of the equipment division, and he completed the International Correspondence Schools course in mechanical engineering (1918). Eisler left Westinghouse in 1919 to work for Save Electric Corporation of Brooklyn, New York (an independent lamp manufacture), formed by Max Ettiger. At Save Electric, Eisler was equipment engineer superintendent and responsible for designing machines for the production of incandescent lamps.

General Electric (GE), Westinghouse, and RCA had a monopoly on modern incandescent lamp making machinery. The manufacture of lamps and tubes had moved from a low-rate, highly skilled craft work of Edison's Menlo Park to a high-rate, semi-skilled process dominated by GE and others. It was difficult for independent lamp manufacturers, such as Save Electric, to compete. The control and licensing of machinery patents was one method GE used to maintain a virtual monopoly on lamp manufacture throughout the first half of the 20th century. GE purchased Save Electric in 1920 to remove it from the incandescent lamp market. That same year, Eisler lost his job and started his own company, Eisler Engineering Company, to consult and manufacture equipment for producing electric lamps, television tubes, radio tubes, glass products, neon tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment. He established a machine shop at 15 Kirk Alley, Newark, New Jersey, where he redesigned many of his machines and drawings and started patenting. By 1924, Eisler's plant doubled in physical size and labor supply, with the radio tube industry peaking in 1929.1 However, the stock market crash of 1929-1930 severely impacted production, and Eisler never again saw the same growth. In 1929, Eisler sold a 49% interest in the company to Frank Bonner.

In June 1933, Eisler and others organized a group of independent manufacturers into the Incandescent Lamp Manufacturer's Association (ILMA). In response to the pressuring tactics of GE, Westinghouse and RCA, the group also documented every lamp maker who went out of business or that was bought by a monopoly member. The ILMA allowed members to pool their resources for patent litigation. "Eisler was the third leading outside supplier of lamp making machinery. It was not licensed by General Electric, and the unlicensed lamp manufacturers obtained most of their lamp making equipment from it. The Eisler equipment was less automatic and of considerably less speed than the machinery used by the General Electric group. However, it was considerably lower in price."2

Eisler Engineering Company was sued at least four times by GE between 1923 and 1928 for alleged patent infringement but won each case. The cases involved four United States patents owned by GE: Van Keuren #1,326,121; Mitchell and White #1,453,594; Mitchell and White #1,453,595; and Marshall #1,475,192. The last three patents address a process used in the manufacture of electric lamps known as "sealing in" of tip-less lamps. The plaintiff, GE, complained that Eisler, the defendant, was infringing. Several GE patents were declared invalid during the proceedings or were withdrawn, and Eisler's U.S. Patent #1,637,989 for tip-less lamps was upheld. See General Electric Company vs. Eisler Engineering Company, 20 F (2d.) 33 (C.C.A., 1927), 26 F (2d.) 12 (C.C.A., 1928), and 43 F (2d.) 319 (C.C.A., 1930). One of Eisler's strongest defenses was a 1916 article he published in Machinery on Tungsten Lamp Manufacture. Eisler defended his case not only for the interest of his own company but also for those who utilized his products as well as those who manufactured under a licensing agreement with Eisler Engineering Company.

In 1954, Charles Eisler, Jr., formerly vice president became president of Eisler Engineering Company, Inc., and Charles Eisler, Sr., became chairman of the board. In 1958, Eisler Senior officially stepped down. In the late 1970s, Eisler, Jr., sold the company to Kahle Engineering Company. Kahle, established in 1920 with its roots in the glass machinery business, provided equipment for the medical device, pharmaceutical, electrical and automotive industries. Today, Kahle focuses solely on the manufacture of assembly machines for medical devices.

Eisler was issued fifty-seven United States patents relating to the mass production of glass articles. His first patent was issued in 1916 (U.S. Patent # 1,209,650) for a turret attachment and his last was issued in 1958 (U.S. Design Patent # DES 182,796) for a spot welder/press type. Eisler received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey (1951) and was elected to life membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1952). He died on October 8, 1973 at the age of 89 in East Orange, New Jersey.

1 Eisler, Charles. The Million-Dollar Bend (New York: William-Frederick Press, 1960). 2 Bright, Arthur. The Electric Lamp Industry (New York: Macmillan Co., 1949).
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Kahle Engineering Company Records, 1930-1980 (AC0735), the successor company to Eisler Engineering

Materials in Other Organizations

Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives have some Eisler Engineering Company trade literature in the Sinclair New Jersey Collection: New Jersey Trade Literature and Manufacturers' Catalogs at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/scua/sinclair/sinclair_main.shtml.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by E.N. Logothetis of Kahle Engineering on June 15, 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Series 3, Employee Records, personnel files are restricted; see repository for details.
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:
welding -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Patents  Search this
Jigs and fixtures  Search this
Laboratory -- Furniture, equipment  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Litigation  Search this
Tubes  Search this
Tubes -- welding  Search this
Vacuum pumps  Search this
Electrodes  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Electric lighting  Search this
Electric transformers  Search this
Vacuum-tubes  Search this
welding  Search this
Halogen incandescent lamps  Search this
Cams  Search this
Coils -- electric  Search this
Incandescent lamps  Search this
Electric lamps  Search this
Electric lamps, Arc  Search this
Electric lamp industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Correspondence -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Eisler Engineering Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0734
See more items in:
Eisler Engineering Company records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0734
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Empty Exhibit Cases at USNM

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
Topic:
Shelving (Furniture)  Search this
Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-1298]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384170

Empty Exhibit Cases at USNM

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
Topic:
Shelving (Furniture)  Search this
Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-1299]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384171

[Trade catalogs from Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
3M ; 3-M ; Mincom Div. ; Revere Camera Co. ; Wollensak Optical Co. ; Adhesives, Coatings & Sealers Div. 3M ; Scotch Brand Tape ; AVI, Inc. ; McGhan Medical Corp. ; Ion Brand ; 3M Pharmaceuticals ; 3M Company ; Revere-Wollensak Div.  Search this
Notes content:
One piece OVERSIZE ; One binder. "3-M" products ; "Scotch" adhesive tapes ; "Scotch Adhesive Tapes for Aircraft Industry" ; World War II wartime publication ; grinding tools ; "Safety-Walk" non-slip surface ; "Scotch-Tred" floor covering ; "3M" "Scotchprint" crapgics ; "3-M" adhesives ; high-speed cameras and lenses ; industrial finishes ; "Scotch" mounting systems ; "Ferraniacolor" reversal film ; photocopiers ; "Filmsort" microfilm systems ; "Color-in-Color" reproduction system ; photography equipment and supplies ; "Wollensak" cassette tape recorders ; "3-M" particle masks ; "Scotchlite" reflective materials ; "Honite" barrel finishing ; static elimination equipment ; "Scotchlite" heat shrinkable tubing ; "Scotchflex" cable / connector system ; "theolair" ; anhydrous theophylline sustained release tablets ; IV Flow Regulator ; medical tape ; plastic lenses ; laser imager ; fluoridator ; aerosol drug delivery systems ; Patient Counseling ; angina ; "Scotch" sound recording tape...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and samples
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Tape, sanding papers ;
Physical description:
138 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Nuclear materials and technologies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Nuclear engineering -- Instruments  Search this
Nuclear industry  Search this
Nuclear power plants  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Sound -- Recording and reproducing  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31694
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31694

[Trade catalogs from Micro Essential Laboratory]

Company Name:
Micro Essential Laboratory  Search this
Notes content:
pH test papers and buffers. "pHydrion" products ; "Hydrion" pH testing papers, buffer standards and other products...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31158
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31158

[Trade catalogs from Maryland Biotechnology Institute]

Variant company name:
From record: "A unique, separate component of the University of Maryland System, the Insitute comprises six independent but interactive research centers."  Search this
Company Name:
Maryland Biotechnology Institute  Search this
Related companies:
University of Maryland System  Search this
Notes content:
"Maryland Biotechnology Institute: The First Five Years: 1985-1990" ; research centers include: Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB) ; Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB) ; Medical Biotechnology Center (MBC) ; Center for Agricultural Biotechnology (CAB) ; Center for Public Issues in Biotechnology (CPIB) ; Center for Biotechnology Manufacturing (CBM).
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Maryland, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Biochemical engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29852
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29852

[Trade catalogs from Max Wocher & Son Co.]

Company Name:
Max Wocher & Son Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Wocher's  Search this
Notes content:
Hospital and surgical instruments and supplies: hospital furniture, hospital beds, hospital room outfits, hospital bassinettes, public health clinic sanitary treatment outfit, sanitary office equipment, hospital food and dish wagons and tray carriages, clinic aseptic cabinets, electrical office outfit, dressing sterilizers and containers for dressings, dressing and instrument tables, treatment tables and cabinets, porcelain enamel circular table, bedside, office and bath-room tables, instrument tables, operating tables, treatment and office chairs, commodes, stretchers, combination sterilizing outfits, sterilizers, therapeutic appliances, scales, hospital sundries, enamel ware, electro therapeutic apparatus, fracture splints, cauteries, catheters, stomach and duodenal tubes, thermometers, rubber gloves and tubing, surgical needles and needle holders, clips, operating knives, general operating instruments, forceps, scissors, and hypodermic and serum syringes. "Dr. Hugh H. Young" and "Young-McKim-Smith" X-Ray urological tables ; urological equipment ; medical equipment ; veterinary equipment ; veterinary dental instruments ; extractors ; floats ; dental halters ; mouth specula ; balling guns ; drenching equipment ; empty horse capsules ; boluses ; probangs ; syringes ; bandages ; eye instruments ; artificial eyes for animals [unique ?] ; hoof care instruments ; branding and cauterizing instruments ; veterinary surgical instruments ; trocars ; castrating and spaying instruments ; obstetric and partruition instruments ; impregnators or inseminators ; veterinary thermometers ; canine instruments ; bovine instruments ; caponizing instruments ; other poultry instruments ; chemicals and drugs ; glassware ; laboratory equipment ; hospital and veterinary surgery furniture ; other equipment ; Mont R. Reid Operating Table ; pharmacological apparatus ... this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dental equipment and supplies  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Veterinary and pet supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pet supplies  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Veterinary instruments and apparatus  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28777
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28777

[Trade catalogs from Leeds & Northrup Co.]

Company Name:
Leeds & Northrup Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Electrical measuring instruments, electrical testing instruments, temperature measuring instruments, standard resistances, resistance thermometers, potentiometers, galvanometers, dynamometers, frequency recorder, voltmeters, resistance boxes, photometers, optical pyrometers, carbon dioxide meters, pH recorders, flowmeters, acidity meters, smoke density recorders, humidity recorders, flue gas recorders, furnace roof temperature control condensation meters, thermocouples, capacitance, inductance and magnetic measurements, recording microphotometers, electro-chemograph, Homo furnace tempering and nitriding, electric power meters, Micromax pneumatic control, resistance measurements, rotary kiln operation, hydrogen ion measurements, Homocarb method, Vapocarb-Hump method, furnace combustion control, furnace pressure control, fault location in cables, synchronizing fork, keys and switches, transformer testing set, Macbeth illuminometer, Brooks inductometer, Hoopes conductivity bridge, Jones conductivity bridge, Farad bridge, Wheatstone bridge, Schering bridge, Sugar Ash bridge, Kelvin bridge ohmmeter. Telemeters ; heat-treating furnaces ; resistances ; heat treatment of steel ; modified Schering bridge ; pH measurement instruments ; other electrical instruments ; "Centry" instrumentation ; process control instrumentation ; millivolt indicators ; Guarded Wheatstone Bridge ; "Speedomax" G Recorder ; coulometric analyzer...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
225 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26314
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26314

[Trade catalogs from Litton Industries]

Variant company name:
Multiple locations  Search this
Company Name:
Litton Industries  Search this
Related companies:
Litton Industries, Inc. ; Litton Bionetics, Inc. (MD) ; Aero Service Corp. (PA) ; Triad Transformer Corp. [Div.] (CA) ; Triad Distributor Div. (IN) ; Litton Industries, Electron Tube Div. (CA) ; Litton Industries, McKiernan-Terry Marine Div. (NJ) ; Litton Industries, Atherton Div. (CA) ; Litton Industries, Atherton Div., Industrial Microwave Dept. (CA) ; Litton Microwave Cooking (MN) ; Western Geophysical Co. of America [Div.] (CA) ; Times Facsimile Corp. [Div.] (NY and DC) ; Communication Papers Inc. [Div.] (PA) ; Litton Engineering Laboratories (CA) ; Lucas Machine Tool Co. ; Lucas Machine Div., New Britain Machine Co. ; Profexray Div. (Elk Grove, IL and Rexdale, Ontario, Canada) ; Eureka X-Ray Tube Co. (Chicago, IL) ; Westrex Corp. ; Facsimile Communications Quarterly  Search this
Notes content:
Marine Dinoseis system; recording systems and equipment, photographic and magnetic systems, newsreel recording systems and re-recorders, film editing equipment, electrical printing equipment, film processing equipment, sound track magnetic stripers, studio review room equipment, disk recording equipment, testing and measuring equipment, associated studio equipment, location recording power equipment, and motion picture theatre sound systems. Marine "DINOSEIS" system for mapping and exploration ; "For Heat, Tune to 915 or 2450 Megacycles" on microwave heating applications ; model "C-10S-2", icrowave conveyor ; magnetrons ; "Microtron" heating unit ; wave amplifiers ; "Barratron" transmitting tubes ; backward wave oscillators ; klystrons ; traveling wave tubes ; cathode ray tubes ; microwave equipment ; Litton "Minutemaster" microwave ovens ; Litton "PDR" precision depth recorder ; laboratory products ; animal, human, and other immunoenzymology reagents ; rat liver homogenate ; Murine Antibody Test (MAT) kits ; lymphocyte separation medium ; other biological research products ; "Aerial Surveys Aid Highway Location", using the "Brock Method of translating aerial photographs into contour maps" ; electronic transformers ; replacement transformers for televisions ; "Red Spec" transistor transformers ; transistors for audio equipment ; transformers ; power components ; "geoformers" ; television components ; "Timefax" NDA electrosensitive recording paper ; rectifier power transformers ; glassworking lathes and other precision glassworking equipment ; "Product Safety Testing at Litton Bionetics, Inc.", "tests from mollecular and cellular in vitro assays to long-term animal studies" ; "Litton Bionetics, Inc. Department of Toxicology" ; "Testing Capability and Resources: Department of Molecular Toxicology" ; multi-beam CRT's ; cathrode ray tubes for electronic imagery ; Litton Medical Products: patient monitoring systems ; resuscitation units ; preamplifiers ; Quality System Registrars (QSR) ; recording systems...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
57 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Nuclear materials and technologies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Biochemical engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Glass  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Nuclear engineering -- Instruments  Search this
Nuclear industry  Search this
Nuclear power plants  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27280
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27280

[Trade catalogs from James G. Biddle Co.]

Company Name:
James G. Biddle Co.  Search this
Related companies:
James G. Biddle Co. Instruments ; American Instrument Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"Pointolite" lamps ; low resistance testing set ; "Jagabi" rheostats ; "megger" ground tester, ohmmeter ; "Frahm" tachometers ; vacuum pumps ; etc. ; AVO multimeters catalog ; Avometer ; multimeter ; multiminor...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
354 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7566
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7566

[Trade catalogs from J.T. Baker Chemical Co.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY ; Chicago, IL ; Pasadena, CA  Search this
Company Name:
J.T. Baker Chemical Co.  Search this
Related companies:
J. T. Baker Research Products ; J. T. Baker Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Industrial chemicals. Laboratory chemicals and acids ; extraction system ; Newsletters Entitled "Chemical Analyst" Vol. 66, No. 1 March 1977, Vol. 66, No. 2 May 1977, Vol. 67, No. 4 October 1977, Vol. 67, No. 1 May 1978, Vol. 67, No. 5, December 1977 ; Reagent Acid ; List of Baker's Distributors ; J.T. Baker Fine & Industrial Chemicals, September 15, 1975, November 1960...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
79 pieces; 8 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_79
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_79

[Trade catalogs from James W. Queen & Co.]

Company Name:
James W. Queen & Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Queen & Co. ; Queen-Gray Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Marine and field glasses, spy-glasses, tourist glasses. Anatomical models ; Astronomical telescopes ; Electrical instruments ; testing and resistance sets ; potentiometers ; Engineering instruments ; General and miscellaneous catalogs ; Laboratory apparatus ; Mathematical instruments and materials ; drawing, surveying and civil engineering equipment ; Meteorological instruments ; Microscopes ; Optical and ophthalmological instruments ; physical and optical instruments ; spectacles and eyeglasses ; opera glasses ; school laboratory instruments and apparatus ; Pencils ; Phonograph ; Photographic lenses ; magic-lanterns ; stereopticons ; photographic transparencies ; colored views ; Physical and chemical apparatus ; Radiant matter, lecture on ; X-ray tubes...this comprises the uncataloged portion ; includes catalogs in the SIL digital project, "Instruments for Science, 1800-1914." --JR 2/09
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
113 pieces; 8 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Sound -- Recording and reproducing  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_24645
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_24645

[Trade catalogs from J. H. Winn Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
J. H. Winn Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
John H. Winn Co., Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Amateur chemists' apparatus and equipment : microscopes, balances and scales, biological supplies, chemicals and reagents, experiment books, handyman's modern manuals. Chemistry equipment for children and the home ; chemistry sets ; chemical refills ; laboratory equipment ; glassware ; flasks ; burners ; tubes ; "Bausch & Lomb" microscopes ; other scientific equipment for students...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Games  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Hobbies  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Recreation industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Toy making  Search this
Toys  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28702
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28702

[Trade catalogs from J.W. Towers & Co., Ltd.]

Variant company name:
Manchester ; Liverpool ; Stockton ; London  Search this
Company Name:
J.W. Towers & Co., Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Laboratory equipment : scientific apparatus and chemicals, analytical British balances, sintered glassware, graduated glassware, tube connectors, electric furnaces, electrically heated laboratory ovens and incubators, identification. Automatic Distillation Apparatus ; Sutomatic Rapid Distillation Apparatus ; laboratory news ; student balances...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Widnes, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_39655
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_39655

Lower Main Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
1910s
Topic:
Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F43_010]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403381
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Hyde Park Electronics, Inc.]

Company Name:
Hyde Park Electronics, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
circa 1970s catalogs and price lists ; proximity controls ; digital counters ; counter controllers ; machine controls ; digital tachometers ; metal sheet classifiers ; double sheet detectors ; proximity probes ; photoelectric pickups ; tachometer generators...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
6 pieces
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34961
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34961

[Trade catalogs from Hickok Electrical Instrument Co.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1910  Search this
Company Name:
Hickok Electrical Instrument Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Instrumentation & Controls Div.  Search this
Notes content:
Electrical instruments ; panel meters ; aircraft meters ; portable meters ; switchboard types ; radio service equipment ; etc. 1971 product selection guide (x3) ; 1973 product selection guide and product bulletin ; digital instruments ; multimeters ; true RMS resistance / capacitance ; oscilloscopes ; card readers ; "Taut-Band Suspension Type Meters" ; tube testers ; voltmeters ; counters ; digital measuring equipment ; electrical indicating instruments ; test equipment ; radio test equipment ; transistor testers ; signal generators...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
26 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Radio supplies industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21500
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21500

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