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feed, roller

Inventor:
Whitney, Baxter D.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/16 in x 15 9/16 in x 14 1/4 in; 28.09875 cm x 39.52875 cm x 36.195 cm
Object Name:
Feed, Roller
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
Patent date:
1891-09-08
ID Number:
TE.T11396.086
Catalog number:
T11396.086
Patent number:
459,325
Accession number:
89797
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_648410
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Educational Playthings Chalkboard Easel

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paint (center and label material)
paper (top decorative panel material)
Measurements:
overall-closed: 37 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 95.25 cm x 46.99 cm x 1.905 cm
overall-open: 34 1/4 in x 18 1/2 in x 26 1/2 in; 86.995 cm x 46.99 cm x 67.31 cm
Object Name:
chalkboard easel
blackboard, portable
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
Date made:
1930-1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.0095.048
Accession number:
2017.0095
Catalog number:
2017.0095.048
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Home and Community Life: Education
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1844218
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
New, John Chalfant  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Allison, John  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
Plate date:
1864-04-02
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013900
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013900
Bank charter number:
327
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
New, John Chalfant  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Allison, John  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
Plate date:
1864-04-02
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013901
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013901
Bank charter number:
327
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1477487

certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Gilfillan, James  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Bruce, Blanche Kelso  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
BEP certification date:
1883-02-15
Plate date:
1883-02-25
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013902
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013902
Bank charter number:
327
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1477488

certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Jordan, Conrad N.  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Rosecrans, William S.  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Depicted:
Garfield, James A.  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
BEP certification date:
1886-03-19
Plate date:
1886-02-17
Series date:
1882
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013903
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013903
Bank charter number:
327
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1477489

certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Roberts, Ellis Henry  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Lyons, Judson Whitlocke  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Depicted:
McKinley, William  Search this
McCulloch, Hugh  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
BEP certification date:
1903-03-17
Plate date:
1903-02-25
Series date:
1902
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013904
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013904
Bank charter number:
327
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1477490

certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Roberts, Ellis Henry  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Lyons, Judson Whitlocke  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Depicted:
Harrison, Benjamin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
BEP certification date:
1903-03-19
Plate date:
1903-02-25
Series date:
1902
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013905
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013905
Bank charter number:
327
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1477491

certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Roberts, Ellis Henry  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Lyons, Judson Whitlocke  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Depicted:
Harrison, Benjamin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
BEP certification date:
1908-10-02
Plate date:
1903-02-25
Series date:
1902
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013906
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013906
Bank charter number:
327
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1477492

certified proof

Issuing authority:
U.S. Department of the Treasury  Search this
Treasurer of the United States:
Roberts, Ellis Henry  Search this
Register of the Treasury:
Lyons, Judson Whitlocke  Search this
Issuing bank:
First National Bank of Winchendon  Search this
Depicted:
McKinley, William  Search this
McCulloch, Hugh  Search this
Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
certified proof
Object Type:
Exchange Medium
Currency, US
Certified Proof
National Currency
Face
Place issued:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
BEP certification date:
1908-10-10
Plate date:
1903-02-25
Series date:
1902
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Subject:
NNC-Certified Proofs-Face-MA-box 1  Search this
ID Number:
NU.297219.013907
Accession number:
297219
Catalog number:
297219.013907
Bank charter number:
327
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edanmdm:nmah_1477493

patent model, tenon forming machine

Patentee:
Foskett, George W.  Search this
Inventor:
Foskett, George W.  Search this
Object Name:
patent model, tenon forming machine
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
Patent date:
1883-05-22, 1883-05-22
ID Number:
AG.278118
Catalog number:
278118
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
278,118
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-26b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_897943

bobbin

Inventor:
Murdock, William  Search this
Object Name:
Bobbin
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
Patent date:
1865-12-05
ID Number:
TE.T11420.076
Catalog number:
T11420.076
Patent number:
53,340
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-7c2d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_629092

bobbin

Inventor:
Parks, Levi N.  Search this
Object Name:
Bobbin
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Winchendon
Patent date:
1865-05-09
ID Number:
TE.T11391.011
Catalog number:
T11391.011
Patent number:
47,658
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edanmdm:nmah_629870

E. Murdock and Company Records

Author:
Murdock, E. (Woodware Manufacturing)  Search this
Names:
New England Woodenware Corporation  Search this
Whitney, Elisha  Search this
Whitney, William  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business letters
Catalogs
Business records
Place:
Massachusetts, Winchendon
Massachusetts
Massachusetts, Gardener
New Hampshire
Date:
1863-1954
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of correspondence from customers, catalogues, statements, and receipts from various shipping companies. Also included are price lists, bulletins, advertisements, and a census report. These papers indicate the kinds and the amounts of transactions that E. Murdock & Co. engaged in throughout most of its history.

The correspondence includes customers ranging from grocers, oil manufacturers and paper manufacturers to other woodenware manufacturers who ordered items from Murdock's companies. This series is arranged chronologically.

The monthly statements and receipts from Murdock's customers include shipment confirmations by freight companies.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into four series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1866 June-1939 January

Series 2: Statements/receipts and shipment confirmations, 1863-1914

Series 3: Price lists and Catalogs, 1890-1928

Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1884-1954
Biographical / Historical:
The E. Murdock & Company was founded by Elisha Murdock in 1834. Murdock was from Winchendon, Massachusetts, a small town outside of Boston. He was the third child of Ephraim and Zibah Murdock. He was born on August 27, 1802.

Elisha Murdock's family had many industrial and educational pursuits. His father, a builder of sleighs, founded the first public high school in Winchendon, Massachusetts in 1843. Eventually his son Ephraim Murdock, Jr. established in 1887 a self-supporting high school in Winchendon named The Murdock School, was considered one of the best equipped high schools in Massachusetts and in 1961, the school became known as "The Murdock Junior High School.

Elisha worked in the manufacturing of tubs, pails, and other wood wares using machinery invented by his father. For 100 years, from 1831-1931, Winchendon was known as "The Home of Woodenware Manufacture."

In 1840, Murdock's first woodenware factory in Winchendon burned. In 1895, a second fire destroyed an even larger plant. After the 1895 fire, however, a new factory was erected and a variety of products were offered.

Murdock also established a plant in Boston, in the industrial area of Market Street. The Boston plant was listed in the city directory until 1882. In 1882, Elisha Murdock died and the company's leadership was handed over to William and Elisha Whitney.

From 1883-1929, little is recorded about E. Murdock & Company. In 1929, Murdock's Company, Keene Woodworking Company in New Hampshire and the West Swanzey plant, merged to form the New England Woodenware Corporation. However, the Winchendon unit was still supervised by Elisha and William Whitney, with 225 employees. According to Murdock's great-great-granddaughter Margaret Urquhart, the company moved from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in 1958, where it became a personal holding company with no employees. In 1951, the company stopped producing wooden artifacts and began producing boxes. In 1982, the company moved from Winchendon to Gardener, Massachusetts.

The Murdock family, through marriage, was related to the Whitney family. While the Whitneys produced woodworking machines, Murdock's company manufactured woodenware products for a century. Eventually, the Whitneys managed E. Murdock and Co. for over twenty years.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Woodenware (AC0060)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Margaret Urqhart, President, E. Murdock, Inc., January 15, 1987.
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:
Manufacturing  Search this
Box making  Search this
Wood  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business letters
Catalogs
Business records
Citation:
E. Murdock Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0268
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E. Murdock and Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c277afca-284d-4d26-a16e-3614860be592
EDAN-URL:
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