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[Trade catalogs from Cincinnati Ball Crank Co.]

Company Name:
Cincinnati Ball Crank Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Brookins Mfg. Co. (Div.) ; See also Balcrank ;  Search this
Notes content:
Lubricators and lubrication systems ; grease guns, dispensers, etc. ; service station equipment ; wooden mechanic's creepers ; measures, funnels, drain pans ; precision machine handles ; etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
28 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Coal  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11232
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11232

Miscellaneous Documents

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection / Series 6: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23697c5f5-1e67-4496-a76c-2056527ff6dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0136-ref160
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Proceedings of the USAF Aerospace Fluids and Lubricants Conference. Prepared by Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas; P.M. Ku, editor

Author:
USAF Aerospace Fluids and Lubricants Conference (1963 : San Antonio)  Search this
Ku, Pei Moo 1915-  Search this
Southwest Research Institute  Search this
United States Air Force Systems Command Aeronautical Systems Division  Search this
Physical description:
712 p. illus. 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1943
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Turbojet engines--Lubrication  Search this
Airplanes--Lubrication  Search this
Call number:
TJ1075 .U84 1963
TJ1075.U84 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160539

Interdisciplinary approach to the lubrication of concentrated contacts; proceedings of a NASA-sponsored symposium held July 15-17, 1969, in Troy, New York. Edited by P. M. Ku

Author:
Ku, Pei Moo 1915-  Search this
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 589 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1971
1970 [i.e. 1971]
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Tribology  Search this
Call number:
TJ1075.I533X 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_315941

Huiles de graissage "le progrès" de C. Ch. Schmidt

Title:
Exposition universelle de 1889, à Paris
Author:
Schmidt, C. Ch  Search this
Physical description:
12 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates illustrations 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1889
Topic:
Internal combustion engines--Lubrication  Search this
Lubricating oils  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Call number:
TJ1077 .S35 1889
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_991698

Interdisciplinary approach to liquid lubricant technology; proceedings. Edited by P. M. Ku

Author:
Symposium on Liquid Lubricant Technology (1972 : Cleveland, Ohio)  Search this
Ku, Pei Moo 1915-  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 568 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1973
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Call number:
TJ1077.S95 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_318656

Interdisciplinary approach to friction and wear; proceedings of a NASA-sponsored symposium held November 28-30, 1967, in San Antonio, Texas. Edited by P. M. Ku

Author:
Ku, Pei Moo 1915-  Search this
Southwest Research Institute  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Division  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 486 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1969
1968 [i.e. 1969]
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Surfaces (Technology)  Search this
Friction  Search this
Mechanical wear  Search this
Call number:
TJ1075.I53 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_318757

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Petroleum

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Names:
Esso Standard Oil Company  Search this
Standard Oil Company  Search this
Extent:
4.38 Cubic feet (consisting of 9.5 boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business cards
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Business letters
Legal documents
Caricatures
Publications
Printed material
Letterheads
Technical manuals
Receipts
Design patents
Patents
Manuals
Advertising fliers
Advertising
Reports
Printed ephemera
Ephemera
Printed materials
Business records
Technical reports
Periodicals
Commercial correspondence
Business ephemera
Photographs
Newsletters
Illustrations
Print advertising
Invoices
Correspondence
Advertising mail
Date:
1838-1981
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Petroleum 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:
The subject category Petroleum relates to the manufacturing, refining, and sales of petroleum and other oil-based products including use in motors, spindles machinery, cylinders and by painters

Within these materials there exists producer and supplier overlap with other fuel, oil, and lubricant product lines such as linseed, rosin, whale, and refined vegetable oils. See also subject categories Automobile Industry, Aviation, Coal, Engines, Gas, Oils and Lubricants, plus other related topics, as applicable.

Petroleum includes business records, serial publications, guides and histories of specific companies, patents, images, realia, as well as widely-varied subject records. Business records also include import and export documentation and records of patents. Oversize material included with the series comprises of additional serial publications and business records.

Material related to specific subject areas provide overviews of several subjects pertaining to the petroleum industry. This includes the general history of the petroleum industry, chemistry and science related aspects of oil recovery and production, and literature about aspects of the petroleum trade intended for tradesmen. Materials extend to gas and electric companies, the automobile, aviation, and maritime industries, as well as addressing issues within the oil recovery trade such as procedures, storage equipment, and balancing safety and cost considerations.

No particular depth is present for any singular subtopic though Petroleum offers a breadth of general information about various aspects of the petroleum and its related industries.
Arrangement:
Petroleum is arranged in three series.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
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:
Petroleum 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.
Topic:
Marine engines  Search this
Synthetic lubricants  Search this
Marine engineering  Search this
Cotton industry  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Automobile industry and trade  Search this
Mines  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Filters and filtration  Search this
Engines, automobile  Search this
Distillation, Fractional  Search this
Petroleum -- Prospecting  Search this
Petroleum chemicals  Search this
Petroleum refineries  Search this
Petroleum industry  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Gasoline  Search this
Exports -- 19th century  Search this
Coal  Search this
Oil spills  Search this
Automobile supplies industry  Search this
Importers  Search this
Gas  Search this
Gas industry  Search this
Oil-shale industry  Search this
Petroleum -- Distillation  Search this
Petroleum, Synthetic  Search this
Oil wells  Search this
Oil industries  Search this
Oil fields  Search this
Oil well drilling rigs  Search this
Oil  Search this
Whaling  Search this
advertising -- Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business cards
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Business letters
Legal documents
Caricatures
Publications -- Business
Printed material
Letterheads
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Receipts
Design patents
Patents
Manuals
Advertising fliers
Advertising
Reports
Printed ephemera
Ephemera
Printed materials
Business records
Technical reports
Periodicals
Commercial correspondence
Publications
Business ephemera
Photographs
Newsletters
Illustrations
Print advertising
Invoices
Correspondence
Advertising mail
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Petroleum, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Petroleum
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Petroleum
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f4a3a640-4d5c-4e00-a2a5-f09ad68b1574
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-petroleum

A.B. Starr Mechanical Engineering Lab Reports

Creator:
Gordon, Robert B.  Search this
Starr, A.B., 1882-1962  Search this
Names:
Cornell University.  Search this
Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Laboratory notebooks
Graphs
Cyanotypes
Date:
1905-1906
Scope and Contents note:
Three volumes of laboratory notes compiled by Starr while a student at Sibley College, Cornell University. The tests written about in the notebooks related to engines, steam, tensile strength of cast iron, lubricants, and other subjects. The notebooks contain notes, charts and graphs, and cyanotypes.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Albert B. Starr graduated from Sibley College in 1907. For a time he was the acting Assistant Postmaster in East Hampton, Connecticut.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert B. Gordon, 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Steam-engines  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Steam engineering  Search this
Mechanical engineers  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Laboratory notebooks
Graphs
Cyanotypes
Citation:
A.B. Starr Mechanical Engineering Lab Reports, 1905-1906. Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1034
See more items in:
A.B. Starr Mechanical Engineering Lab Reports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8809bd2b4-78c0-45a5-a64c-146c29bacba5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1034

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Oils and Lubricants

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 1 folder, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
1839-1956
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Oils and Lubricants 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:
This material consists primarily of scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, pamphlets, price lists, bills/receipts, printed advertisements from manufacturers and dealers of various kinds of oils and lubricants. There is a substantial amount of material from each company. The different kinds of oils include cylinder, machinery, bank, shore, dynamo, paraffine, rosin, wool, olive, ammonia cylinder, lard, sperm, whale, elephant, neats foot, solar, kerosene, black fish, miners', tanners', cod liver, seal, signal, metallic and linseed oils. Companies that tended to sell lard also sold meat products including pork, sausage, tripe and pig's feet. Occasionally they sold a few dairy products such as milk and cheese. The lubricants include coal oil grease, petroleum, benzene, French leather grease, friction belt grease, burning fluid, axle grease and railroad car grease. Most of the companies tended to sell other products including candles, soap, spermaceti, paints, varnishes, glue, cotton, starch, tallow, dyestuffs, chemicals, aniline colors, drugs, shellac and sandpaper. A few companies sold engine supplies. There is only one publication included among the material which is the farmers' bulletin no. 2133 from the U. S. Department of Agriculture titled Growing Safflower published in 1961. The material dates from 1839 - 1905, but the bulk is late nineteenth century. Materials are organized by name of 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.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Oils and Lubricants 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.
Topic:
Oils and fats  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Oils and Lubricants, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Oils
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Oils and Lubricants
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ea2e2d5e-1d00-46f0-a53a-f9c1e48c18f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-oils
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs on lubrication ... ]

Author:
American Society of Naval Engineers  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1933
1933-
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Call number:
053969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719598

[Trade catalogs on specialized lubricants : automotive and industrial lubricants, homogenized lubricants ... ]

Author:
Warren Refining & Chemical Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1945
1945-
Topic:
Lubricating oils  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Warren (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
054221
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734849

[Trade catalogs on lubricating oils, lubricating compound, Albany grease, lubricators, grease cups, remnants of rubber, leather and cotton belt, belt dressing, packing, pulleys, new and second-hand machinery, flour and feed mill machinery, valves, steam pumps, scales, shafting, ball and socket hangers, grinders and emery wheels, handy tools, wrenches, pipe fittings, governors, vises, boilers, water gauges, boiler tubes, steam whistles, graphite, Babbitt metals ... ]

Author:
Howard B. Winne (Firm)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
189u
[189-?]-
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Albany (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
054303
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738889

[Trade catalogs on colloidal graphite, graphite electrodes, electric furnaces, brass melting ... ]

Author:
Acheson Industries  Search this
Acheson Graphite Company  Search this
International Acheson Graphite Company  Search this
Acheson Colloids Corporation  Search this
Acheson Oildag Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<133> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1904
1904-
Topic:
Colloids  Search this
Graphite  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Electrodes  Search this
Electric furnaces  Search this
Call number:
051176
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_663522

[Trade catalogs on lubricating systems and equipment : pneumatic lubricators and boosters, hand-operated lubricators, grease guns, metered dispensers, testing gages ... ]

Author:
Adams Grease Gun Corporation  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<6> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1931
1931-
Topic:
Lubrication systems  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Call number:
051251
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_665110

[Trade catalogs on lubricating products : grease, lubricant, motor oil, pressed grease cups ... ]

Author:
Albany Lubricating Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<10> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1890
[1890?]-
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Lubricating oils  Search this
Lubrication systems  Search this
Call number:
051825
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_672328

[Trade catalogs on lubricating systems and petroleum products (lubricators, lubricant dispensers, grease guns, fittings, compressors, industrial and automotive lubricants), braking systems, automotive vacuum tanks, fuel pumps, automobile heaters, gauges, wheel balancers, carburetors, die-casting, casters, pressure switches ... ]

Author:
Stewart-Warner Corporation  Search this
Alemite Corporation  Search this
Stewart-Warner Speedometer Corporation  Search this
John H. Hobbs Corporation  Search this
Bassick Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<74> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1921
1921-
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Lubrication systems  Search this
Automobile industry and trade  Search this
Die-casting  Search this
Casters (Wheels)  Search this
Call number:
051843
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_673523

[Trade catalogs on lubricating cleaners ... ]

Author:
Alum-a-Lub Lubricant Corporation  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1984
1984-
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Alum-a-Lub (Brand name)  Search this
Auto Lube (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
052010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_675110

[Trade catalogs on motor vehicle lubrication ... ]

Author:
Allyne-Zerk Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1924
1924-
Topic:
Motor vehicles  Search this
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Lubricating oils  Search this
Lubricating systems  Search this
Call number:
052057
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_676484

[Trade catalogs on lubricating oils and compounds, corrosion prevention ... ]

Author:
Alox Corporation  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<17> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1935
1935-
Topic:
Lubrication and lubricants  Search this
Lubricating oils  Search this
Corrosion and anti-corrosives  Search this
Call number:
052098
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677128

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