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Computer Oral History Collection

Creator:
Blanch, Gertrude  Search this
Bloch, Richard M.  Search this
Bradburn, James  Search this
Brainerd, John G.  Search this
Brown, George W.  Search this
Brown, Gordon S.  Search this
Buchholz, Werner  Search this
Burns, Robert  Search this
Atanasoff, John V.  Search this
Atchison, William  Search this
Auerbach, Issac  Search this
Bartik, Jean  Search this
Bauer, William  Search this
Beek, Allan  Search this
Bernstein, Mort  Search this
Bigelow, Julian  Search this
Coleman  Search this
Cohen, I. Bernhard  Search this
Computer History Forum.  Search this
COT Meeting.  Search this
Coombs, John  Search this
Crawford, Perry O.  Search this
Couret, Lynn  Search this
Campbell, Robert V.  Search this
Campaigne, Howard  Search this
Cannon, Edward  Search this
Canning, R.G.  Search this
Clem, Mary  Search this
Cass, James  Search this
CODASYL Meeting.  Search this
Clippinger, Richard F.  Search this
MIT Club Talks (Brown & Wiener).  Search this
Andrews, Ernest G.  Search this
American Federation of Information Processing Societies  Search this
Alt, Franz  Search this
Alrich, John  Search this
Association for Computing Machinery.  Search this
Association for Computing Machinery.  Search this
Argonne National Laboratories R.  Search this
Allard, Gerry  Search this
Aiken, Howard  Search this
Adams, Charles  Search this
Acton, Forman  Search this
Halstead, Maurice H.  Search this
Harmon, Leon  Search this
Harvey, Samuel  Search this
Hazen, Dean Harold  Search this
Gruenberger, Fred  Search this
Gunning, William  Search this
Hagen, Glenn E.  Search this
Hall, W.  Search this
Greenwald, Irwin  Search this
Greenwarld, Sidney  Search this
Griswold, Ralph E.  Search this
Grosch, Herbert R. J.  Search this
Goheen, Harry E.  Search this
Good, I.J.  Search this
Goteib, C.C.  Search this
Granholm, Jackson  Search this
Israel, David R.  Search this
Huskey, Harry D.  Search this
Kates, Josef  Search this
Juncosa, Mario  Search this
Householder, Alston S.  Search this
Horwitz, Bernhard R.  Search this
Hurd, Cuthbert R.  Search this
Howard, Bernard  Search this
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992  Search this
Holbrook, Bernard  Search this
Horner, Joseph  Search this
Horn, Robert J.  Search this
Herold, Henry  Search this
Herget, Paul  Search this
Holberton, Betty  Search this
Hertz, Ted  Search this
Elkins, Harold  Search this
Estrin, Gerald  Search this
Edwards, Walt  Search this
Elbourn, Robert  Search this
Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995  Search this
Eddy, Robert Philip  Search this
Downey, William  Search this
Eckdahl, Donald  Search this
Dodd, Stephen  Search this
Dotts, Richard D.  Search this
Dietzhold, Robert  Search this
Dimsdale, Bernard  Search this
Desch, Joseph  Search this
Dickinson, Arthur H.  Search this
Curtiss, John H.  Search this
Dederick, Louis S.  Search this
Glazer, T.  Search this
Givens, Wallace  Search this
Gill, Stanley  Search this
Geisler, Murray  Search this
Garrison, Ken  Search this
Frankel, Stanley  Search this
Forrester, Jay W.  Search this
Forrest, Cameron B.  Search this
Forbes, George  Search this
Fenaughty, Alfred L.  Search this
Fein, Louis  Search this
Feign, David  Search this
Farrand, William R.  Search this
Fall Joint Computer Conference, 12/6/72.  Search this
Fall Joint Computer Conference, 11/17/71.  Search this
Everett, Robert  Search this
Nelson, Eldred  Search this
Neisius, Vincent  Search this
Northrop, John  Search this
Neovius, G.  Search this
Parker, R.D.  Search this
Palevsky, Max  Search this
Phelps, Byron R.  Search this
Patrick, Robert  Search this
Pickrell, D.  Search this
Phister, Montgomery  Search this
Pollmyer, R.  Search this
Polachek, Harry  Search this
Quady, Emmett  Search this
Postley, John A. R.  Search this
Rajchman, Jan  Search this
Ream, Norman  Search this
Reed, Irving S.  Search this
Rees, Mina  Search this
Rhodes, Ida  Search this
Rice, Rex  Search this
Rochester, Nathaniel  Search this
Rogers, Jim  Search this
Rogers, Stanley  Search this
Rosenberg, Milton  Search this
Rosenthal, Paul R.  Search this
Rubinoff, Morris R.  Search this
Salzer, John M.  Search this
Samuel, Arthur L. R.  Search this
Sarkissian, Harold  Search this
Schuette, Roger  Search this
Serrell, Robert R.  Search this
King, Paul  Search this
Kilpatrick, Lester  Search this
Killian, James  Search this
Kaufold, Leroy R.  Search this
Lanzarotta, Sandy R.  Search this
Kreuder, Norman L.  Search this
Korn, Irving  Search this
Kirsch, Russell  Search this
Lovell, Clarence A.  Search this
Lehmer, Derrick H.  Search this
Legvold, Sam  Search this
Larson, Harry  Search this
Martin, Richard R.  Search this
Marden, Ethel  Search this
Madden, Don R.  Search this
Lowe, John  Search this
McPherson, John C.  Search this
Mendelson, Jerry  Search this
Mason, Daniel R.  Search this
Mauchly, John R.  Search this
Michel, J.G.L. R.  Search this
Miller, Frederick G.  Search this
Menzel, Donald H.  Search this
Metropolis, Nicholas C.  Search this
Mitchell, Joel  Search this
MITRE Meeting.  Search this
Mills, Roger L.  Search this
Morton, Paul  Search this
Mumford, Louis  Search this
Mock, Owen  Search this
Morse, Philip B.  Search this
Wilkinson, James H. R.  Search this
Wilkes, Maurice R.  Search this
Wizenbaum, Joe  Search this
Williams, Charles  Search this
Wieselman, Irving  Search this
Wiener, Robert  Search this
Wild, Arthur  Search this
Wieser, C. Robert  Search this
Wrench, John W. R.  Search this
Woodger, Michael  Search this
Yowell, E.C. R.  Search this
Youtz, Pat  Search this
Woo, Way Dong  Search this
Wolfe, Philip  Search this
Woodbury, William R.  Search this
Wood, Ben D.  Search this
Zemanek, Heinz  Search this
Zuse, Konrad  Search this
Smagorinsky, Joseph  Search this
Slutz, Ralph R.  Search this
Skramstad, Harold R.  Search this
Skillman, Sherwood R.  Search this
SIAM/SIGNUM Meeting.  Search this
SIAM-72.  Search this
SHARE XXXVIII.  Search this
SHARE Meeting for Pioneers.  Search this
Taylor, Norman  Search this
Tanaka, David  Search this
Strong, Jack  Search this
Stibitz, George  Search this
Steele, Floyd G. R.  Search this
Sprague, Richard E.  Search this
Snyder, Samuel  Search this
Smith, Charles V.L.  Search this
TV Program KQED.  Search this
Uncapher, Keith  Search this
Torfeh, Mark  Search this
Travis, Irven  Search this
Todd-Tausskky, Olga  Search this
Tomash, Erwin  Search this
Toben, Gregory  Search this
Todd, John  Search this
Wheeler, R.J.  Search this
Whirlwind Discussion.  Search this
Ware, Willis H.  Search this
Wegstein, Joseph Henry  Search this
Wagner, Frank  Search this
Wang, An R.  Search this
von Hippel, Arthur  Search this
von Neumann, John  Search this
Armer, Paul, 1924- (computer technician)  Search this
Interviewee:
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Computers, Information and Society  Search this
Extent:
43.5 Cubic feet (158 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Videotapes
Date:
1969-1973, 1977
Summary:
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 43.5 cubic feet of material documenting the development of the computer.
ABC -- Atanasoff-Berry Computer

ACE -- Automatic Computing Engine

ACM -- Association for Computing Machinery

ALGOL -- ALGOLrithmic Language

ALWAC -- Axel Wenner-Gren Automatic Computer

ARPA -- Advanced Research Projects Agency

BACAIC -- Boeing Airplane Company Algebraic Interpretative Computing System

BARK -- Binar Automatisk Rela Kalkylator

BINAC -- Binary Automatic Computer

BIZMAC -- Business Machine

BMEW -- Ballistic Missile Early Warning (System)

BUIC -- Back-up Interceptor Control

CADAC -- Cambridge Digital Automatic Computer

CALDIC -- California Digital Computer

CEC -- Consolidated Electrodynamics Corporation

CEIR -- Council for Economic and Industry Research

COBOL -- Common Business-Oriented Language

CODASYL -- Conference on Data Systems Languages

CONAC -- Continental Automatic Command

COMTRAN -- Commercial Translator

CPC -- Card Programmed Calculator

CRC -- Computer Response Corporation

DARPA -- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DINA -- Digital Network Analyzer

DDA -- Digital Differential Analyzer

EDSAC -- Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator

EDVAC -- Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer

EAM -- Electric [or Electronic] Accounting Machines [or Methods]

ENIAC -- Electronic Numerical Integrator and Automatic Computer

ERA -- Engineering Research Associates

ERMA -- Electronic Recording and Machine Accounting

FADAC -- Field Artillery Data Computer

FSQ -- Fixed Special eQuipment

IAS -- Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton University)

ICBM -- Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

ILLIAC -- Illinois Automatic Computer

INTERCOM -- Intercommunication System (Programming Language)

JOHNNIAC -- John [von Neumann's ] Integrator and Automatic Computer

JOSS -- Johnniac [John's Integrator and Automatic Computer] Open Shop System

LARK -- Livermore Atomic Research Computer

LAS -- Laboratories of Applied Science

LGP -- Librascope

MAC -- Magnetic Automatic Calculator/Multiple Access Computer

MADDIDA -- Magnetic Drum Digital Differential Analyzer

MAGIC -- Machine for Automatic Graphics Interface to a Computer

MANIAC -- Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator, and Computer

MIDAC -- Michigan [University of] Digital Automatic Computer

MIDSAC -- Michigan [University of} Digital Special Automatic Computer

MINAC -- Minimal Automatic Computer

MIT -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MITRE -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Establishment

MX -- Missile, Experimental

NATDAN -- North American Digital Anaylzer

NATPAC -- North American Programmed Automatic Computer

NDRC -- National Defense Research Committee [of Office of Scientific Research and Development, World War II]

NELIAC -- Naval Electronics Laboratory International Algebraic Compiler

NORC -- Naval Ordnance Research Calculator [or computer] [Naval Ordnance Proving Ground]

NTDS -- Naval Tactical Data Systems

ONR -- Office of Naval Research

ORACLE -- Oak Ridge Automatic Computer and Logical Engine

ORDVAC -- Ordnance Discrete Variable Automatic Computer [AEC]

OSRD -- Office of Standard Reference Data [National Bureau of Standards]

PACT -- Project for the Advancement of Coding Techniques

QUAC -- Quadratic Arc Computer

RAMAC -- Random Access Memory Accounting Machine

RAYDAC -- Raytheon Digital Automatic Computer

REAC -- Reeves Electronic Analog Computer

RECOMP -- Reliable COMPuter

RESISTOR -- Reusable Surface Insulation Stresses [NASA computer program]

SCERT -- Systems and Computer Evaluation Review Technique

SCM -- Smith Corona Merchant

SEAC -- U.S. Bureau of Standards Eastern Automatic Computer

SHARE -- Society to Help Avoid Redundant Effort

SHOT -- Society for the History of Technology

SIAM -- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

SILLIAC -- Sydney [version of the ] Illiac

SIMSCRIPT -- Simulation Script

SNOBOL -- String-Oriented Symbolic Language

SSEC -- Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator

SUBROC -- Submarine Rocket

SWAC -- U.S. Bureau of Standards Western Automatic Computer

TPM -- Tape Processing Machine

UDEC -- United Digital Electronic Computer

UNIVAC -- Universal Automatic Computer

WEIZAC -- Weizmann Automatic Computer [at Weizmann Institute]

WISC -- Wisconsin Integrally Synchronized Computer
NT=No Transcript

R=Restricted
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Transcripts, 1967-1973, 1977

Series 2: Supplemental Documentation, 1922-1974

Series 3: Patents, 1940-1973

Series 4: John Vincent Atanasoff's Materials, 1927-1968

Series 5: Audio Tapes, 1967-1974, 1977

Series 6: Video Tapes, 1968-1972
Biographical / Historical:
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer. The project collected taped oral interviews with individuals who figured prominently in developing or advancing the computer field and supplemental written documentation--working papers, reports, drawings, and photographs. The AFIPS provided the "seed" money to support the project and to aid the Smithsonian with its expenditures. Interviews were conducted by I.B. Cohen, A. Dettinger, Bonnie Kaplan, Elizabeth Luebbert, William Luebbert, Robina Mapstone, Richard Mertz, Uta Merzbach, and Henry Tropp. In some instances, the audio tapes and/or transcripts are not "formal" interviews, but rather moderated panel discussions/meetings, or lectures delivered by interviewees.
Related Materials:
The Archives Center contains several "computer" related collections:

American National Standards Institute, 1969-1979

Association for Computing Machinery Collection, 1958-1978 (Washington, D.C., Chapter)

N.W. Ayer Advertsing Agency Records, 1889-1972

Paul Armer Collection, 1949-1970

Robert G. Chamberlain Numerical Control Collection, 1954-1984

J. Childs Numerical Control Collection, 1952-1970

Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978

Computer World Smithsonian Awards Collection, 1989-2001

Data Processing Digest Collection, 1955-1974

Max Holland Machine Tool Industry Collection, c. 1941-1990

Grace Murray Hopper Collection, 1944-1965

Information Age Exhibition Records, 1979-1990

Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project Records, 1950-1957

Instrument Society of America Collection, 1911-1969

Odex I Walking Robot Collection, 1973-1986

Jacob Rabinow Papers, 1910-1917; 1947-1990

Terry M. Sachs Collection, 1965-1969

Scientists and Inventors Portrait File, c. 1950-1980

Share Numerical Analysis Project Records, 1964-1970

SHARE Records, c. 1954-1984

Cliff Shaw papers, c. 1954-1985

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Records, 1956-1992

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, c. 1754-1965

Whirlwind I Computer Collection, 1945-1959

B.H. Worsley, 1946-1959

Within the National Museum of American History there are other related collections that may be found in the Division of Medicine and Science. These collections contain both artifacts and documents. Artifacts include: digital computing machines, automatic digital computers and electronic calculators, logic devices, card and tape processors, slide rules, integrators and integraphs, harmonic analyzers and synthesizers, differential analyzers, other analog computing devices, space measurement and representation, time measurement, and combination space and time measurement. Documentation includes the Electronic Computers History Collection and the Mathematical Devices History Collection. Photographs and video materials can also be found. The Smithsonian Institution Archives contains administrative documentation regarding the Computer History Project.
Provenance:
The Computer Oral History Collection was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 and was concluded in 1973. This collection was transferred to the Archives Center in approximately 1986 from the Division of Information, Technology & Society, formerly known as the Division of Electricity.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but original audio tapes and videotapes are stored off-site. Reference copies do not exist for all of the audiovisual materials. 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:
Computers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Physicists  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Interviews -- 1950-2000
Oral history
Sound recordings -- Compact disks
Transcripts
Videotapes
Citation:
Computer Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0196
See more items in:
Computer Oral History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b666ccc2-1644-4513-9a64-89be727d5419
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0196
Online Media:

N. Joseph Woodland Papers

Creator:
Woodland, N. Joseph, 1921-2012  Search this
Names:
International Business Machines Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Transcripts
Technical drawings
Notebooks
Correspondence
Examinations (documents)
Notes
Patents
Date:
1943-2012
Summary:
The collection documents the career of N. Joseph Woodland, who, along with Bernard Silver, invented and developed the bar code.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the career of N. Joseph Woodland, who, along with Bernard Silver, invented and developed the bar code. The collection includes papers relating to Woodland's early life and education, such as exams and transcripts; papers relating to his work with IBM, including correspondence, notes and notebooks, and technical drawings; patents; photographs; awards and honors; articles.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1943-2012

Series 2: International Business machines Corporation (IBM), 1951-2006

Series 3: Node Code, 1986-2003

Series 4: Consulting, 1987-2000

Series 5: Audiovisual Materials, 1990-2011
Biographical / Historical:
Norman Joseph Woodland (1921-2012) was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Woodland also served during World War II in the Army as a technical assistant for the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (1947) and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University (1956). He joined the Drexel University faculty as a lecturer in mechanical engineering in 1947.

In 1948, Woodland became aware of the need for supermarket inventory control through automated checkout. He conceived of the idea of using printed parallel stripes of varying widths to encode prices of items in 1949. Woodland, together with Bernard Silver (1921-1963), an electrical engineer, and fellow Drexel University faculty lecturer, defined a system to exploit the bar code invention to automatically capture item prices as well as inventory data. Woodland and Silver were issued US patent 2,612,994 for a classifying apparatus and method on October 7, 1952. Woodland and Silver sold their patent for $15,000 to Philco in 1961.

Woodland joined IBM in 1951 as a mechanical designer and later worked as a senior planner in artificial intelligence in general and expert systems. While at IBM, Woodland identified and applied existing and emerging technologies to enhance planned IBM products and systems. He worked in store systems marketing, long-range market planning, product planning, and artificial intelligence development. In 1983, he received an IBM technical sabbatical to work on expert systems and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University and to study these systems in use in Japan. A significant portion of Woodland's career focused on the bar code in general and supermarket automated check-out processes. His work laid the foundation for the creation of the universal product code (UPC symbol), for which ), for which he was an integral part of the IBM team's winning design, in his role as the person responsible for IBM's UPC symbol proposal to the grocery industry's symbol selection committee.

In 1992, Woodland won the National Medal of Technology for his invention and contribution to the commercialization of bar code technology, which improved productivity in every industrial sector and gave rise to the bar code industry. Woodland holds six patents.

Woodland married Jacqueline Woodland (née Blumberg) in 1951 and they had two daughters, Betsy Karpenkopf and Susan Woodland.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2017 by Susan Woodland, the daughter of N. Joseph Woodland.
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:
Bar coding  Search this
Numerical control  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 20th century
Transcripts -- 20th century
Technical drawings -- 20th century
Notebooks -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Examinations (documents) -- 20th century
Notes -- 20th century
Patents -- 20th century
Citation:
N. Joseph Woodland Papers, 1943-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1433
See more items in:
N. Joseph Woodland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89364142c-2a3c-4871-adf7-b74f0640c030
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1433
Online Media:

Numerically controlled material cutter

Collection Creator:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 28, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
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.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage and audio visual materials. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period, reference copies do not exist for audio visual materials. Arrangements must be made with the Archives Center staff two weeks prior to a scheduled research visit. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records / Series 5: Research and Development Department Records / 5.7: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep895285c8d-b2bd-4840-a9df-456ad13fbc10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0277-ref574

El-Ey

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1968-1971
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 031
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4695f68d3-893b-440c-8d7f-b5ba40b9e301
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_031

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Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1968-1971
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 123
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4381d9fa6-d573-468c-b6da-c06893883b49
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_123

Manufacturing: Tools - Deleted 1 of 2

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material, Drawing
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1957, 1970-1971
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 328
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4734fea6d-7a38-4365-817d-48d496817ca7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_328

[Trade catalogs from Reliance Electric and Engineering Co.]

Variant company name:
Established in 1905  Search this
Company Name:
Reliance Electric and Engineering Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Reliance Electric Co.  Search this
Notes content:
1905-1970's ; motor-generator sets for converting alternating current to direct current (1930) ; 1930 unique photos of factory settings ; direct current motors ; tracer drive to control path of tool to automatically duplicate outline of template ; gearmotors and unibrakes ; induction motors ; adjustable speed motor ; electric speed indicator ; tool drilling machines ; Programmed Numerical Control ; industrial power transmission ; "AutoMage" programmable controller ; air conditioning units ; engineering services ; pulse-width modulated inverter ; mechanical, electrical and mining repair services ;
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
77 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Woodworking industries  Search this
Woodworking machinery  Search this
Woodworking tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10415
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10415

[Trade catalogs from Chemcut Corp.]

Variant company name:
Established 1954  Search this
Company Name:
Chemcut Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Central Circuits, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Chemical machining - a process for the removal of metal by chemical action ; specialized numerical control systems for a variety of applications.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Topic:
Chemicals  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10534
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10534

[Trade catalogs from Renwell Industries, Inc.]

Company Name:
Renwell Industries, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Renwell Controls  Search this
Notes content:
electronic components ; capacitors and filters ; "ASTRON" ; "RENWELL CONTROLS" ; numerical control systems for adverse machine shop conditions ; machine tool control circuitry ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Woodworking industries  Search this
Woodworking machinery  Search this
Woodworking tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10553
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10553

[Trade catalogs from Cincinnati Milacron, Inc.]

Company Name:
Cincinnati Milacron, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. (previous name) ; Cincinnati Grinders Inc. (previous name) ; Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. - Cimtrol Div., Meta-Dynamics Div., Milling Machine Div., Special Machine Div. ; Cincinnati Lathe and Tool Co. (subsidiary)(Canedy-Otto Div.) ; Cincinnati Grinder Co. ; Cincinnati Screw & Tap Co. ;  Search this
Notes content:
Grinding machines ; lapping machines ; milling machines ; "hi-production hydroform" machines for metal formers ; "The Mill at War" ; numerical control systems and numerically controlled machines ; numerically controlled drilling machines ; "cintrojet" power supply for EDM ; schematic drawings included ; laser trimming robots ; industrial robots ; photographs included...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
100 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Topic:
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11275
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11275

[Trade catalogs from Cleereman Machine Tool Corp.]

Company Name:
Cleereman Machine Tool Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Kearney & Trecker Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Machines for precision drilling, boring, tapping, milling, and reaming ; numerical control machining...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
8 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Topic:
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11603
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11603

[Trade catalogs from Coleman Engineering Co., Inc.]

Company Name:
Coleman Engineering Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Coleman Electronic Systems (subsidiary)  Search this
Notes content:
Colemaster/60 solid state, closed loop, absolute n/c system for vertical knee type mills. Precision instrument racks for use as a precision measuring element for display or numerical control systems ; may be applied to milling, drilling, and boring machines, lathes, etc. ; modumatic linear display system for use in machine shops...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Santa Ana, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
Calculators  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12084
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12084

[Trade catalogs from D & D Electronics, Inc.]

Company Name:
D & D Electronics, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Numerical control machining center; tape-o-matic.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Topic:
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12600
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12600

[Trade catalogs from Ferranti Ltd.]

Company Name:
Ferranti Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
Ferranti Electric Ltd. of Canada (Toronto)  Search this
Notes content:
Instruments and test sets for D.C. and A.C.; moving coil instruments; moving iron instruments; induction instruments; power factor indicators; synchroscopes; frequency meters; phase rotation indicator; miniature current transformer; clip on ammeter; A.C. overcurrent relays; A.C. reverse relays; electro-magnetic relays; field protective gear; switchboard meters; ampere-hour meters; summation metering equipment; polyphase meter; tariff meter; maximum demand indicators; direct current pre-payment ampere-hour meters; meter tools; spare parts. Transformers. Non-magnetic iron. High voltage D.C. testing equipment; surge stress control; electromagnetic relays; voltage transformers; tail-end booster; static balancer; cable boxes; surge absorbers; distribution transformers; high tension A.C. testing equipment; portable viscometer; valves and cathode ray tubes; inudstrial condensers; line tester; pocket light tester; high voltage indicator; electric clocks; hot water heaters. Castings. Amplifying equipment; space heaters; electric fires; radios; speakers; radio meters. Numerical control; continuous path control system; co-ordinate positioning control system; industrial measuring equipment. Semiconductors; X-ray generators ; safety equipment ; centenary of Sebastian Ziani de Ferrani ; company history ; short biography on Ferranti ; colored paintings ; drawings ; sketches of product
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
194 pieces; 6 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
London, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Radio supplies industry  Search this
Sound -- Recording and reproducing  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Television -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Television supplies industry  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14812
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14812

[Trade catalogs from Electronic Counters & Controls, Inc.]

Company Name:
Electronic Counters & Controls, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
ECCI ;  Search this
Notes content:
Electronic counters and controls for high speed industrial production (1988). decoders ; computer numerical control products ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Mundelein, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Topic:
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15255
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15255

[Trade catalogs from Fujitsu Fanuc Ltd.]

Company Name:
Fujitsu Fanuc Ltd.  Search this
Related companies:
FANUC Ltd ; Fujitsu Kabushiki Kaisha ;  Search this
Notes content:
Machine tooling, factory automation, robots ; a leading firm in the innovation of numerical control; also pioneered in the the use of industrial robots ; in 1958 the first commercial FANUC NC was shipped to Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd. ; a detailed timeline/history can be found at: http://www.fanuc.co.jp/en/profile/history/
Includes:
Manual
Physical description:
7 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Yamanashi, Japan
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Topic:
Computers  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15395
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15395

[Trade catalogs from Fosdick Machine Tool Co.]

Company Name:
Fosdick Machine Tool Co.  Search this
Related companies:
R. K. LeBlond Machine Tool Co. ; Fosdick & Holloway  Search this
Notes content:
Drills, grinders and borers : upright drills, sensitive radial drills, hydraulic radial drills, economax hydraulic radial drills, jig grinders, Fosmatic jig borers. Radial and sensitive radial drills ; high speed drills ; superspeed ball bearing sensitive drills ; turret drills ; tape drills ; numerical control ; tapping equipment ; radial layout machine ; spindles ; traveling bases ; automatic positioners ; tape turn. Blueprints ; specifications ; correspondence ; technical papers...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
225 pieces; 5 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Topic:
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15887
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15887

[Trade catalogs from Pace Controls Corp.]

Company Name:
Pace Controls Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
"Digitork" industrial digital motor ; 1960 ; operator's instructions for "Digitork Model 250LG-1 Numerical Control" ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
16 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Needham Heights, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_17846
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_17846

[Trade catalogs from Hydro-Mill Co.]

Company Name:
Hydro-Mill Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Numerically controlled milling machines.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Santa Monica, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Topic:
Milling machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20594
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20594

[Trade catalogs from Superior Electric Company]

Company Name:
Superior Electric Company  Search this
Notes content:
Transformers, variable transformers, voltage regulators, test instruments, light control equipment, binding posts, connectors. Variable voltage transformers ; automatic voltage regulators ; "slo-syn" numerical control equipment ; synchronous motors ; milling machines ; "Slo-Syn" photoelectric tape readers ; "Slo-Syn" synchronous/stepping motors and motor controls ; "Slo-Syn" translator modules ; "Slo-Syn" encoder motors ; "Powerstat" variable transformers ; "Slo-Syn" preset indexers ; voltage controls ; "Slo-Syn" N/C digitizing/drilling machine...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
172 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Topic:
Calculators  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_24032
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_24032

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