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Robert B. Rice Papers

Author:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
30.1 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Personal papers
Date:
1915 - 1954
Summary:
Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains personal papers and correspondence, c. 1946 1953, of Robert B. Rice, as well as publications about diesel engines, their components and technical problems, dating from 1915 1954. It also includes academic material: class notes, examination questions, and theses required for the masters degree. There are directories of manufacturers of diesel engines, both foreign and domestic, and copies of brochures and technical manuals describing their products. Diesel engine applications in road transportation, railroads, electrical generation, ships, and aircraft are described in numerous brochures and published articles. Technical articles on diesel fuels (including coal) and lubricants are also included. There are numerous papers on other types of internal combustion engines.

Included are specifications, parts lists, instruction books, design data, pamphlets, test data, and drawings for American and foreign diesel engines, parts, and accessories, 1936 1947; research reports, trade literature, facts sheets, articles, test data, catalogs, and handbooks on disel engines for railroad, aircraft, and marine use, 1926 1967; diesel engine charts, 1943 1945; and materials on metals, fuel lubrication, jet propulsion, steam engines, turbines, and thermodynamic and heat power problems.

The collection is arranged into seven series. Series 1, Indexes and Directories, consists primarily of catalogues of diesel engines. Series 2 is composed of Rice's Professional and Academic Material. Series 3, Diesel Engines, consists of information on manufacturers of diesel engines; this information is sub divided into U.S. and foreign manufacturers and it is arranged alphabetically. Series 4 -6 provide information on Electric Utility Generator Units, Diesel Components and Technical Problems, and Fuels and Lubricants. Series 7, Reference Materials, is divided into Files and Blueprints, Manuals and Publications, and Design Drawings and Technical Data for the DZ 710 Aircraft Diesel.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Indexes and directories

Series 2: R.B. Rice professional and academic material

Series 3; Diesel engines (by manufacturer)

Series 4: Electric utility generator units

Series 5: Diesel components and technical problems

Series 6: Fuels and lubricants

Series 7: Reference materials
Biographical / Historical:
Rice was a consulting engineer and professor of engineering at Newark College of Engineering, 1928-1936, and at North Carolina State University, 1937-1956.
Related Materials:
The Archives Center also holds collection #308, the Robert B. Rice Film Collection, 1936-1945. In addition, there is a small group of Rice's papers, primarily concerned with his academic career, in the Archives of North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert B. Rice, October, 1972.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Diesel motor  Search this
Engineers -- 1910-1960  Search this
Internal combustion engines  Search this
Engineering -- 1910-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Personal papers -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert B. Rice Papers, 1915-1954, Archives Center, National Museumof American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0322
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Robert B. Rice Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep816dac5d7-ab6b-48f7-9f7b-3c5098c7f94f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0322

American Scale and Service Company Records

Creator:
American Scale and Service Company  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sales records
Specifications
Invoices
Quantity surveys
Records
Place:
Kansas City (Mo.) -- 1910-1960
Date:
1912-1956
Scope and Contents note:
These records of this company, located in Kansas City, Missouri, include invoices; bills of material (quantity surveys); sales records with model name, number, date, customer; and promotional literature and specifications.
Arrangement:
1 series: 6 notebooks.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Scalemakers  Search this
Scales (Weighing instruments) -- 1910-1960  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Manufacturing -- 1910-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales records -- 1910-1960
Specifications
Invoices -- 20th century
Quantity surveys -- 1910-1960
Records -- 1910-1960
Citation:
American Scale and Service Company Records, 1912-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0010
See more items in:
American Scale and Service Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88bfdf7eb-3711-4d97-ae89-8feba3af018d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0010

Simplex Sectional Garages and Summer Cottages [catalog]

Advertiser:
Sears, Roebuck and Company.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 16.5" x 11.3")
Type:
Archival materials
Catalogs
Date:
1922
Scope and Contents:
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1922, Chicago, Ill, Philadelphia, Pa.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0000905-01.tif - AC0060-0000905-36.tif (AC Scan Nos.)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 11.
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.
Topic:
Cottages  Search this
Garages  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs -- 1910-1960
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Architecture, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Architecture
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Architecture / Manufacturers of Precut and Pre-Fabricated Homes and Buildings / Sears, Roebuck and Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b31321e1-7b6c-4be2-916e-d90c886327c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-architecture-ref876

Simplex Sectional / Garages and Summer Cottages / 1922 Designs [catalog]

Advertiser:
Sears, Roebuck and Company.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 16.5" x 11.3")
Container:
Box 1, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Catalogs
Date:
1922
Scope and Contents:
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1922, Chicago, Ill. and Philadelphia, Pa. Softbound publication, 64+ pp., with color cover and black-and-white illustrations inside.
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0000905-01.tif - AC0060-0000905-36.tif (AC Scan Nos.)
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.
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Buildings, Prefabricated  Search this
Cottages  Search this
Garages  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs -- 1910-1960
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Architecture, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Architecture
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Architecture / Manufacturers of Precut and Pre-Fabricated Homes and Buildings / Sears, Roebuck and Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8721ec5bd-9e9f-498b-a2bd-b5ed2314c31b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-architecture-ref877

Helena Rubinstein

Artist:
Marcel Vertes, 10 Aug 1895 - 31 Oct 1961  Search this
Sitter:
Helena Rubinstein, 25 Dec 1870 - 1 Apr 1965  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paper laid down on board
Dimensions:
81 × 55.2cm (31 7/8 × 21 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.a.
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Helena Rubinstein: Female  Search this
Helena Rubinstein: Literature\Writer  Search this
Helena Rubinstein: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive  Search this
Helena Rubinstein: Visual Arts\Art collector  Search this
Helena Rubinstein: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Helena Rubinstein: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Cosmetics  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private Collection
Object number:
PC992126
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm414653411-1aa7-4f09-8aa1-433e8de26700
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC992126

Clothes brush used by Pullman porter Percy Davis

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Commissioned by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1969  Search this
Subject of:
Percy Davis, American, 1893 - 1979  Search this
Medium:
wood and hair
Dimensions:
1 3/8 × 7 3/16 × 1 3/8 in. (3.5 × 18.2 × 3.5 cm)
Type:
clothes brushes
Date:
1919-1963
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Pullman Porters  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.63.7.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b2096e55-8252-43ae-9dcf-d141b2eb68f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.63.7.1

Wooden box that held tinned corned beef

Created by:
Libby, McNeill, & Libby, U.S.A., American, 1869 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink and metal on wood with leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D (w/ handle up): 19 1/2 × 12 7/8 × 11 3/4 in. (49.5 × 32.7 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
boxes (containers)
Place used:
Argentina, Latin America, South America
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early to mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.7.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56aff671d-4feb-4449-a6e9-0f52e71c8015
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.7.1
Online Media:

Model #83 Serving Fork

Designer:
Georg Arthur Jensen, Danish, 1866–1935  Search this
Manufacturer:
Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie, founded 1904  Search this
Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 23.4 × 6.2 × 2.6 cm (9 3/16 in. × 2 7/16 in. × 1 in.)
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
fork
Object Name:
fork
Manufactured in:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Date:
designed 1915–20, produced 1955–60
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1986-109-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4dfc90ce8-fc16-4206-8937-7bbaa14a1990
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1986-109-3
Online Media:

Model #83 Pastry Server

Designer:
Georg Arthur Jensen, Danish, 1866–1935  Search this
Manufacturer:
Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie, founded 1904  Search this
Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 24.8 × 9.1 × 2.6 cm (9 3/4 in. × 3 9/16 in. × 1 in.)
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
server
Object Name:
server
Manufactured in:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Date:
designed 1915–20, produced 1955–60
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1986-109-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4bda7bd93-53c0-46bc-8762-e11dfc95b036
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1986-109-4
Online Media:

Model #38 Serving Fork

Designer:
Georg Arthur Jensen, Danish, 1866–1935  Search this
Manufacturer:
Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie, founded 1904  Search this
Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 21.5 × 4 × 2.5 cm (8 7/16 in. × 1 9/16 in. × 1 in.)
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
fork
Object Name:
fork
Manufactured in:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Date:
designed 1915–20, produced 1955–60
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1986-109-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq433184194-3a13-423e-94c2-5c525f747d70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1986-109-5
Online Media:

Model #38 Serving Spoon

Designer:
Georg Arthur Jensen, Danish, 1866–1935  Search this
Manufacturer:
Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie, founded 1904  Search this
Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 21.6 × 5.2 × 2.5 cm (8 1/2 in. × 2 1/16 in. × 1 in.)
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
spoon
Object Name:
spoon
Manufactured in:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Date:
designed 1915–20, produced 1955–60
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1986-109-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq451d0852c-4965-4b84-9509-a71c7aa940b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1986-109-6
Online Media:

Red Blue Armchair

Designer:
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Dutch, 1888–1964  Search this
Maker:
Gerard van de Groenekan, Dutch, 1904–1994  Search this
Medium:
Painted and stained pine and plywood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 85.7 × 66 × 83.8 cm (33 3/4 in. × 26 in. × 33 in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
armchair
Object Name:
armchair
Manufactured in:
The Netherlands
Date:
designed 1919; executed ca 1955
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2018-22-36
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49f813b47-45cd-426b-b76d-02849e813579
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2018-22-36

die, button

Maker:
Scovill Manufacturing Company  Search this
Engraver:
Ellis, Jarvis E.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 3.5 cm x 4 cm; 1 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Die, Button
Other Terms:
Die, Button; Uniform; Army
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
Date made:
1853 - 1919
1811 - 1961
ID Number:
1985.3043.01
Catalog number:
1985.3043.01
Nonaccession number:
1985.3043
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-af0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1129131

die, button

Maker:
Scovill Manufacturing Company  Search this
Engraver:
Ellis, Jarvis E.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 10.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 4 1/8 in x 2 3/16 in
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Die, Button
Other Terms:
Die, Button; Uniform; Army
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
Date made:
1811 - 1961
1853 - 1919
ID Number:
1985.3043.02
Catalog number:
1985.3043.02
Nonaccession number:
1985.3043
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-8a4f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1129132

die, button

Maker:
Scovill Manufacturing Company  Search this
Engraver:
Ellis, Jarvis E.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 8.5 cm x 3.5 cm; 3 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Die, Button
Other Terms:
Die, Button; Uniform; Army
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
Date made:
1811 - 1961
1853 - 1919
ID Number:
1985.3043.05
Catalog number:
1985.3043.05
Nonaccession number:
1985.3043
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-a653-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1129160

Boxing gloves manufactured by the Stall and Dean Sporting Goods Company

Retailer:
Stall and Dean  Search this
Maker:
Stall & Dean  Search this
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 cm x 20 cm x 28.5 cm; 4 5/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 11 1/4 in
Object Name:
boxing gloves
Boxing Gloves
gloves
gloves, boxing
Place Made:
United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
Date made:
1910s-1960s
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Manufacturing  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Credit Line:
Stall & Dean (through Henry N. Jackson)
ID Number:
1998.0324.18
Accession number:
1998.0324
Catalog number:
1998.0324.18
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-739a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1344919

Ice cream review

Physical description:
52 v. ill. 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1917
1968
Topic:
Ice cream, ices, etc--Periodicals  Search this
Ice cream industry--Periodicals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499790

A history of paper-manufacturing in the United States, 1690-1916

Author:
Weeks, Lyman Horace  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 352 p. illus., ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1969
1916
[1969]
Topic:
Paper industry--History  Search this
Papermaking--History  Search this
Call number:
TS1095.U5 W39 1969
TS1095.U5 W39
TS1095.U5W39 1969 TS1095.U5W39
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4365

Live blog: Answering our favorite #AskACurator questions

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lesson Plans
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:01:03 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3f40e2c49293f7b0eb2e458dcc238c81

Household manufactures in the United States, 1640-1860 Rolla Milton Tryon

Author:
Tryon, Rolla M (Rolla Milton) 1875-1954  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 413 pages 21 cm
Type:
Books
Academic theses
History
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
1966
1917
Jusqu'à 1865
Topic:
Home labor  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Travail à domicile  Search this
Industrie--Histoire  Search this
Economic history  Search this
Industries  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Conditions économiques  Search this
Call number:
HC105 .T87 1917a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112567

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