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The Gertrude Farrington diaries

Creator:
Farrington, Gertrude  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (3 diaries)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1977-1992
Content Description:
This collection contains three 5-year diaries kept by Ridgefield Garden Club member Gertrude Farrington from 1978 to 1992.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Women gardeners  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.FAR
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The Gertrude Farrington diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca-far
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Diary 2 of 3

Collection Creator:
Farrington, Gertrude  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1987
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.FAR, Item FAR2
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The Gertrude Farrington diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-far-ref2
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Design for Cafeteria with Microwaves

Office of:
Donald Deskey Associates, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Draftsman:
Earl E. Hoyt Jr., American, born 1936  Search this
Medium:
Brown, black magic marker, pastel crayon, airbrush, brush and white gouache, black crayon, graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions:
Mat: 55.2 × 68.6 cm (21 3/4 in. × 27 in.)
H x W: 47.6 × 60.5 cm (18 3/4 × 23 13/16 in.)
Type:
architecture, interiors
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1960–1965
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald Deskey
Accession Number:
1988-101-1609
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f6274664-354a-41d8-96ad-12b0d19d564e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1988-101-1609
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Amana® Radarange® Microwave Oven

Maker:
Amana Appliances  Search this
Physical Description:
steel, stainless (overall material)
chrome plate (door frame and handle material)
plastic (buttons; door choke; splash guard material)
glass (window; drip tray material)
rubber (cord material)
copper (magnetron; wiring material)
magnet (magnetron material)
iron (other internal components material)
Measurements:
overall: 38 cm x 58 cm x 44 cm; 14 15/16 in x 22 13/16 in x 17 5/16 in
overall: 15 in x 17 1/4 in x 22 3/4 in; 38.1 cm x 43.815 cm x 57.785 cm
Object Name:
oven, microwave
Place made:
United States: Iowa, Amana
Place purchased; place used:
Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
Place used:
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
United States: Maryland, Frederick
Date made:
ca 1974
Date purchased:
1974-04-13
Date last used:
1998-03-10
Subject:
appliances  Search this
Household Tools and Equipment  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Food Processing  Search this
kitchen  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ruth Y. Sieg
ID Number:
1998.3037.01
Nonaccession number:
1998.3037
Catalog number:
1998.3037.01
1998.3037.01a
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-595a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_214291
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Servodyne Corporation Records

Creator:
Servodyne Corporation  Search this
Donor:
Gunnarson, John  Search this
Gunnarson, John  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Correspondence
Design drawings
Financial records
Minutes
Date:
1955-1971
Summary:
The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.
Scope and Contents:
Records of the company that developed an early microwave oven. The business records include documents such as Board of Directors meeting minutes, stockholder meeting minutes, correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, publications, photographs, drawings and specifications, and other business papers. Also included in the collection are newspaper and magazine clippings featuring stories about the safety and use of microwave ovens.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Minutes, 1961-1968

Series 2: Correspondence, 1961-1968

Series 3: Legal Documents, 1965-1966

Series 4: Financial Materials, 1960-1965

Series 5: Publications, 1955-1971

Series 6: Photographs, 1955, 1971
Biographical / Historical:
John Gunnarson, a former employee of Raytheon, formed the Servodyne Company (1960), which made prototypes of the microwave oven. The company sought to bring microwave technology into the home for everyday use in a time when microwaves and their safety were under scrutiny. Developed by Gunnarson, Roger F. French, and Donald R. Lester, this prototype utilized klystrons instead of the magnetrons used by competitors. The company applied for a patent in 1966, but the oven was never successful. Servodyne Company struggled with financial issues and leadership changes, and the business folded in 1968 due to lack of funding. The liquidation process lasted until 1971.
Separated Materials:
A prototype microwave is in the Division of Work and Industry. See Accession 2003.0107.01.
Provenance:
Collection donated by John A. Gunnarson in 2003.
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:
Microwave equipment industry  Search this
Microwave ovens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Financial records
Minutes
Citation:
Servodyne Corporation Records, 1955-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0839
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Servodyne Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0839

ICE Folder Name: itt electron tube division

Collection Creator:
Integrated Circuit Engineering Corporation.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Content Summary: Power sources for microwave ovens
Collection 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.
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:
I.C.E. Integrated Circuit Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
I.C.E. Integrated Circuit Collection
I.C.E. Integrated Circuit Collection / Series 16: Project Files / 16.1: Project Files (arranged by project number) / Box 20, Folder 3, ICE Project Number 863b
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0600-ref1837

Barbara Kegerreis Lunde (b. 1937)

Subject:
Lunde, Barbara Kegerreis b. 1937  Search this
Goddard Space Flight Center  Search this
Northwestern Bell Telephone Company  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1964
Topic:
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Women engineers  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5569]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306305

Amana "Radarange" model RR-1 microwave oven

Maker:
Raytheon  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 38 cm x 48 cm x 58 cm; 14 15/16 in x 18 7/8 in x 22 13/16 in
Object Name:
Microwave oven
electrical appliance
Date made:
c1967
Date made:
ca 1967
Credit Line:
from Martha Goodway
ID Number:
1995.0034.01
Catalog number:
1995.0034.01
Accession number:
1995.0034
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-5917-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1255639
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Hitachi model 2M214 magnetron

Maker:
Hitachi  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
Magnetron
Date made:
1991
Credit Line:
from Frigidaire Company
ID Number:
1991.0727.02.01
Catalog number:
1991.0727.02.01
Accession number:
1991.0727
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-43d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1088004

Hitachi model 2M246 magnetron

Maker:
Hitachi  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
magnetron
Date made:
1991
Credit Line:
from Frigidaire Company
ID Number:
1991.0727.02.02
Accession number:
1991.0727
Catalog number:
1991.0727.02.02
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4ef6a664e-eb67-412d-a50d-6b55e0cbbbc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2007341

Natural Gas: Modern kitchen microwave oven and range, undated

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 41, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 2: Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref2251

General Electric Co. Microwave Oven Cookbook

Collection Creator:
Wells, Ellen B.  Search this
Container:
Box 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2005
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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:
Product Cookbooks Collection, 1874-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Product Cookbooks Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0396-ref2321

William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers

Donor:
Hoffman, Robin  Search this
Hoffman, Robin  Search this
Creator:
Stone, William R., 1920-2006  Search this
Raytheon Company  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphs
Memorandums
Reports
Specifications
Patents
Articles
Notes
Photographs
Design drawings
Trade literature
Date:
1967-1985
Scope and Contents:
Papers documenting William R. Stone's involvement in the invention and development of the microwave for industrial and home use. The collection includes biographical information; patents, and other invention related papers; photographs; design drawings; internal company papers and memoranda; Stone's research and reports, especially on the subject of microwave safety; and trade literature relating to products for both industrial and home use.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Stone was an engineer for Raytheon. He was involved in the invention and development of microwave ovens for industrial uses, such as for ink drying, rubber vulcanization, and later for home use.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Robin Hoffman, William Stone's daughter.
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:
Microwave heating  Search this
Microwave equipment industry  Search this
Engineers -- 20th century  Search this
Safety  Search this
Microwave ovens  Search this
Microwave oven industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Graphs
Memorandums -- 1950-2000
Reports
Specifications
Patents -- 20th century
Articles -- 1950-2000
Notes
Photographs -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Trade literature
Citation:
William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers, 1967-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1320
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1320

"Microwave Ovens: Not Recommended" (Consumer Reports, Apr 1973 : 221-230)

Collection Creator:
Ehricke, Krafft, 1917-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 240, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
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:
Krafft A. Ehricke Papers, Accession 2003-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers
Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers / Series 4: Reference Files / Energy / Miscellaneous Reference Materials / 1973
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0025-ref4423

Microwave Oven, 1976

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:15:17 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Insider
Data Source:
Smithsonian Insider
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_9ebd04dbf67ff0be1c782087fa61053d

Microwave Turntable

Maker:
Nordic Ware  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 6.0325 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
microwave turntable
Place Made:
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Credit Line:
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
ID Number:
2007.0034.17
Accession number:
2007.0034
Catalog number:
2007.0034.17
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Industry & Manufacturing
Nordic Ware cookware
Food
Food Technology
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-53cb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321698
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Micro-Go-Round Plus

Maker:
Nordic Ware  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in x 10 in; 3.175 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
microwave turntable
Place Made:
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Credit Line:
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
ID Number:
2007.0034.18
Accession number:
2007.0034
Catalog number:
2007.0034.18
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food
Food Technology
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5493-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321699
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Micro-Go-Round

Maker:
Nordic Ware  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/16 in x 9 3/4 in; 3.01625 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
microwave turntable
Place made:
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Date made:
2007
Subject:
Household Tools and Equipment  Search this
Credit Line:
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
ID Number:
2007.0034.26
Accession number:
2007.0034
Catalog number:
2007.0034.26
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food
Food Technology
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5059-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321921
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JCPenney Model 863-5610-60 Microwave Oven

Maker:
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.  Search this
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
copper (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 20 1/4 in x 21 in; 21.59 cm x 51.435 cm x 53.34 cm
Object Name:
electrical appliance
microwave oven
appliance
Date made:
1976-04
Credit Line:
from Jeff and Jan Thompson
ID Number:
2006.0133.01
Accession number:
2006.0133
Catalog number:
2006.0133.01
Model number:
863-5610-60-21
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-23c3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1305716
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Prototype "Servodyne" Klystron-powered Microwave Oven

User:
Gunnarson, John A.  Search this
Maker:
Gunnarson, John A.  Search this
French, Roger F.  Search this
Lester, Donald R.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 24 7/16 in x 25 in; 50.8 cm x 61.99988 cm x 63.5 cm
Object Name:
electrical appliance
microwave oven
Date made:
1961
Credit Line:
from John A. Gunnarson
ID Number:
2003.0107.01
Catalog number:
2003.0107.01
Accession number:
2003.0107
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Food
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-55be-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1195114
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