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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Automobile Industry

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
12.49 Cubic feet (consisting of 24 boxes, 2 half boxes, 4 folder, 18 oversize folders, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1860-1967
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Automobile Industry forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
This material dates from the late nineteenth and early twentith century and consists primarily of catalogues, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, printed advertisements (particularly from Town and Country), instruction manuals, periodicals, newspaper clippings, handbooks, pamphlets, company histories, photographs, caricatures, road maps, tour guides, tickets, membership cards, and articles and books--mostly from manufacturers and dealers of automobiles. A large amount of the material is from pioneer manufacturers including Ford., Reo, Duryea, Packard, Auburn, Studebaker, Hupmobile, Franklin, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobiles, and Buick.

There is a substantial amount of material from manufacturers and dealers of parts and accessories for automobiles which include horns, tires, windshield wipers, paints, autometers, springs, automobile tops, telephones, chains, clocks, heaters, transmissions ' carburetors, engines, spark plugs, anti-freeze, license plates and gasoline. Samples of permits, operator's licenses, titles, registrations and traffic rules and regulations are also documented. Companies that provide services such as car rentals, garages and maintenance of automobiles are also included. There are a number of images of automobiles, including photographs and illustrations in catalogues which document the developement of automobiles. Images include: Andrew Carnegie, J. Pierpont Morgan, John Jay Gould, John Jacob Astor, the Vanderbilts and their cars.
Series 1: Manufacturers and Dealers of AutomobilesandSeries 2: Manufacturers and Dealers of Automotive Parts and Accessoriesare arranged alphabetically by name of company.Series 4: Related Publicationscontains periodicals which relate directly to the automobile industry and are arranged alphabetically by name of publication. The images inSeries 5: General Worksare arranged by type (i.e. photographs, caricatures). This series also includes applications for operators' licenses and permits, titles for automobiles, registrations, traffic legislation, traffic rules and regulations, patents, information from insurance, car rental, taxi service, and limousine service companies, schools, various clubs and associations, museums, and shows. The general materials are arranged by type and clubs and associations are organized alphabetically by name.

Series 4: Related Publications, ca. 1896-1950, contains publications including pamphlets, reports, books and periodicals of general interest. Articles from Town and Country are numerous, and other magazines are represented. The articles cover a variety of topics including automobile racing (1906), the development of the automobile (1903), women as motorists (1906), types of imported automobiles (1907), legal rights of automobilists (1904), automobiling as a sport (1926), insuring automobilists (1907), building motor parkways (1908), closed automobiles for winter traveling (1909), winter coats for motoring (1904) and taxi cabs replacing the hansom (1907). The articles are arranged alphabetically by name of magazine and then chronologically by date. Business cards, blotters, trip passes, fabric samples, stock cuts, newspaper clippings, abstracts of papers, reports, guide books, miscellaneous correspondence and pamphlets are also well documented. Handbooks, manuals and books covering mostly the history of the automobile but also maintenance and tour guides and maps are arranged alphabetically by location.
Scope and Content Note on Oversized Material:
The oversize materials primarily consist of printed advertisements and other promotional materials, including in-house publications, brochures, and catalogs for automobile manufacturers and dealers. Some material was created by dealers of automobile parts and accessories, including motor clothing. Several general images of automobiles, articles, and printed ads for automobile publications are also available as well as some correspondence and periodicals related to automobile clubs and correspondence associations. Materials are arranged alphabetically by company or by publication and follow the same order of the vertical file materials.
Arrangement note:
The collection is divided into five series:

Series 1, Manufacturers and Dealers of Automobiles

Series 2, Manufacturers and Dealers of Automotive Parts and Accessories

Series 3, Miscellaneous Materials, undated

Series 4, Related Publications, circa 1896-1950;

Series 5, General Works, circa 1680-1965.
Brand name index:
The following is a list of the brand or trade names for various automobiles. The names that appear in this list are a compilation of those found on materials in the vertical document boxes.!It is not a complete list of all the names for automobiles. The list is intended to assist researchers locate desired materials when only the brand name is known. The names of automobiles are arranged in alphabetical order. The following information is included for each product when available: (1) the brand name and (2) the manufacturer.

Missing Title

Brand Name -- Manufacturer

33 -- Hudson Motor Car Company

Airflows -- Chrysler Corporation

Alco -- American Locomotive Automobile Company

Ambassador -- Nash Motor Company

Auto Meter -- Warner Instrument Company

? -- Beacon-Little Paul Rubber Company

Berliet -- American Locomotive Company

Chadwick -- Fairmount Engineering Works

Chau Phone -- Western Electric Company

Columbian -- Electric Vehicle Company

Commer -- Wyokoff, Church & Partridge

Continental-Mark IV -- Ford Motor Company

Cord -- Auburn Auto Company

DKW -- Mercedes Benz

DeSoto -- Chrysler Corporation

Detroit -- Anderson Electric Car Company

Electrette -- Lansden Company

Elk-Hart -- Crow Motor Company

Emco -- Emery Manufacturing Company

Essex -- Hudson Motor Company

Everitt 30 -- Metzger Motor Car Company

Fairlane -- Ford Motor Company

Falcon -- Ford Motor Company

Flurd Drive -- Chrysler Corporation

Galaxie -- Ford Motor Company

Golden Airflyte -- Nash Motors

Hupmobile -- Hupp Motor Car Company

Jeep -- Will-Overland Company

Jenny -- Homestead Value Manufacturing

Jericho -- Randall-Faichney & Company

La Salle -- Cadillac Motor Company

Lambert -- Buckeye Manufacturing Company

Lancia -- Adama-Lancia Company

Lancia -- Hol-Tan Company

Leak Proof -- McQuay-Norris Manufacturing Company

Leavitt -- ?

Lincoln -- Ford Motor Company!Unras Specialty Co.

Little Six -- Locomobile Company

Mack -- International Motor Company

Menominee -- D.F. Poyer Company

Meritasstandard -- Textile Products Company

Model F -- Ford Motor Company

Model K -- Ford Motor Company

Model N -- Ford Motor Company

Model S -- Ford Motor Company

Neverout -- Rose Manufacturing

New Yorker -- Chrysler Corporation

Old Sol -- James Bailey Company

Orient -- Walth Company

Overland -- Willys-Overland Company

Plymouth -- Chrysler Corporation

Pungs-Finch -- Sintz Gas Engine Company

Queen -- C.H. Blomstrom Cars

Rambler -- Nash Motors

Rambler -- S. Thomas B. Jeffrey

Rockne -- Studebaker

Royal -- Chrysler Corporation

S.G.V -- Gotham Motor Company

Schluter -- E.F. Elmberg Company

Silent Six -- Matheson Auto Company

Snow Bird -- Arps Corporation

Snow Bird -- F.S. Manufacturing Company

Speed-Wagons -- Reo Motor Car Company

Stepney -- Spare Motor Wheel Company

Stewart -- Stewart-Warner Speedometer Company

Terraplane -- Hudson Motor Company

The Marmon -- Nordyke & Mormon Company

Thuderbird -- Ford Motor Company

Truffault-Hartford -- Hartford Suspension Company

Twenty-Two -- Metz Company

V Belt -- Graton & Knight Manufacturing

Valiant -- Chrysler Corporation

Victor -- Overman Auto Company

Waverley -- Indian Bicycle Company

Whiz -- Hollingshead, R.M. Company

Windsor -- Chrysler Corporation

Yale -- Kirk Manufacturing Company
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Automobile Industry is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Automobile Industry, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Automobile
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Automobile Industry
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8788b27bd-d807-4733-94ed-e55c246b34c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-automobile
Online Media:

613, Locomobile Company Of America, Incorporated

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 553
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep849753672-e695-46b6-8c77-6c7ad1a6130e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref1089

645, Locomobile Company of America

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 623
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep890aeab79-3499-4a90-970a-dc85beb211bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref1193

852, Locomobile Company Of America

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 840
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87852357e-a695-4b90-beb7-ec288423c47f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref1595

785, Locomobile Company of America, Incorporated

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 878
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85c25097c-292f-4529-98c0-ccebabedb829
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref1704

454, Locomobile Company of America (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-case 6, Drawer 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cbdaefcc-6eae-41ac-9a7c-16a72c84c836
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref5295

Locomobile Company of America (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Box 98
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1907
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 2: Photographs and Slides / 2.1: Photo albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b891cb03-88d3-4ecd-8847-accc2e1f4946
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref6293

Locomobile Company of America (New York, New York)

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Box 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 2: Photographs and Slides / 2.1: Photo albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85e45f471-fe73-4a09-8f5e-d357f7d946b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref6294

L-29, 303, 425, 454, 613, 3109, 3112, 3347; Locomobile Company of America (Bridgeport, Connecticut); 1900-1, 1909-10

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Box 116
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918
1916
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 2: Photographs and Slides / 2.2: Photographic files / 2.2: Loose photographs: Dallas to Lydia
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep851433982-f877-4c64-b335-22999acb4cb7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref6716

425, Locomobile Company of America Incorporated

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 418
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87682f684-c50f-47da-8f9a-695148405940
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref863

454, Locomobile Company of America, Incorporated

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 457
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep801771660-2498-46b3-9c6f-fce4c31bd2de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref962

Locomobile Company of America, Incorporated

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 31-36
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Automobile Industry, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Automobile Industry
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Automobile Industry / Manufacturers and Dealers of Automobiles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83c4fe1de-a51b-4242-bab5-8a5a33fee398
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-automobile-ref256

George Eli Whitney Papers

Author:
Whitney, George Eli, 1862-1963 (engineer)  Search this
Names:
Locomobile Company  Search this
Bacon, John H.  Search this
Cooledge, Nathaniel Henry  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patents
Photographs
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1898-1957
Summary:
The papers of inventor and engineer George Eli Whitney.
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence includes handwritten letters to John H. Bacon from Whitney. Bacon apparently undertook the task of collecting documentation of Whitney's career in the 1950s. Another 30 letters involve former associates of Whitney's, particularly Nathaniel Henry Cooledge (known as "Oliver") who was associated with Whitney as his trusted foreman and assistant for 50 years and Capt. Ted Middleton. Also included are agreements, contracts and patents concerning Whitney's inventions as well as newsclippings, photoprints, etc. A lengthy questionnaire prepared by John H. Bacon was filled out by Whitney in 1955 giving information on his major inventions and projects as well as his personal life.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Whitney (1862-1963) was an engineer and inventor who developed many applications of steam power, including bicycles, cars, and boats from 1890s-1930s. The Locomobile Company, of which Whitney was chief engineer, produced several thousand steam cars around the turn of the century. During WWI, Whitney designed the compound steam engine which powered about 300 U.S. Navy anti submarine ships. Whitney was the recipient of about 150 patents on his inventions, a number of which he sold rights to.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Edward Bacon, October 31, 1992.
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:
Inventors -- 1890-1960  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Correspondence -- 1880-1950
Clippings -- 1890-1960
Citation:
George Eli Whitney Papers, 1898-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0463
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George Eli Whitney Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b305bba1-1b1d-4e89-9430-39fe7156596b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0463

The car of 1911, being the latest edition of The Locomobile book, which illustrates and describes1911 Locomobile models and sets forth by word and picture the many and varied advantages of the Loc omobile car

Author:
Locomobile Company of America, Bridgeport, Conn  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., 11-254 p. front., illus. (incl. diagrs.) plates. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1910
[1911]
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Automobiles--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Call number:
621.4L819
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_245756

The car of 1912, which is the latest edition of the locomobile book, the fourteenth annual catalogue of locomobile motor cars with which is combined information of general interest to motorists

Author:
Locomobile Company of America  Search this
Physical description:
209, [1] p. front., illus., plates. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1911
[1911]
Topic:
Automobiles--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Locomobile  Search this
Call number:
629.2085L81
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_246653

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