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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Names:
IBM (International Business Machines)  Search this
Xerox Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3.21 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 3 oversize folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertising
Advertisements
Catalogues
Advertising fliers
Advertising mail
Sales letters
Print advertising
Invoices
Ephemera
Commercial catalogs
Printed materials
Printed ephemera
Publications
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Business records
Advertising cards
Sales records
Mail order catalogs
Business letters
Printed material
Reports
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Trade cards
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Business cards
Trade literature
Letterheads
Trade catalogs
Receipts
Periodicals
Manufacturers' catalogs
Illustrations
Date:
1833-1975
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Office Equipment forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes devices and systems such as typewriters, calculation machines, mimeographs and copiers, punches and canceling machines, coin counters, telephonics, addressing and indexing systems, recording and message transmission, stamping, perforating, records storage and files, and also some consumable products like fasteners, ledgers, erasures. A few product samples are present.

Some product information contains suggestions and information on good business business practices or increasing efficiency and accuracy in the office or workplace environment.

A small amount of material related to furnishings, such as desks, bookcases, lockers, and trade show displays is present.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Materials

Genre

Subject
Brand Name Index:
The following is a list of brand names for various office equipment and related names that appear on this list is a compilation of those found on materials in the vertical document boxes. It is not a complete list of all the brand names for office equipment. The list is intended to assist researchers locate desired materials when only the brand name is known.

Brand Name Index

Efficiency -- Watson Mfg. Co.

Flatpakit -- American

Multigraph -- American Multigraph Sales Co.

Portland -- Southworth Machine Co.

Wiz -- American Sales Book Co.

Y & E -- Yawman & Eube Mfg. Co.
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Office Equipment is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mail-order business  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Punched card systems -- Machinery  Search this
Filing cabinets  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Information display systems  Search this
Typewriters -- 1890-1900  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry -- United States  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Patents  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Sound recording machines  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Bookkeeping  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Accounting -- Data processing  Search this
Sales accounting -- 19th century  Search this
Pneumatics  Search this
Telephone answering and recording equipment industry  Search this
Account books  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Business  Search this
Typewriters -- 1880-1910  Search this
Magnetic recorders and recording  Search this
Typewriters  Search this
Merchandise displays  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertising
Advertisements
Catalogues
Advertising fliers
Advertising mail
Sales letters
Print advertising
Invoices
Ephemera
Commercial catalogs
Printed materials
Printed ephemera
Publications -- Business
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Business records
Advertising cards
Sales records
Mail order catalogs
Business letters
Printed material
Reports
Publications
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Trade cards
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Business cards
Trade literature
Letterheads
Trade catalogs
Receipts
Periodicals
Manufacturers' catalogs
Illustrations
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Office Equipment, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Office
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a014f2d6-ae66-4884-a2d4-47a74284270b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-office
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Pope Mfg. Co.]

Variant company name:
Founded 1877 ; Hartford, CT ; New York, NY ; Boston, MA ; Philadelphia, PA ; Providence, RI ; Washington, DC ; Watertown, SD  Search this
Company Name:
Pope Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Pope Mfg. Co. of California (San Francisco, CA) ; Pope Motor Car Co. ; Pope Tube Co. ; American Bicycle Co. ; Westfield Mfg. Co. ; Columbia  Search this
Notes content:
Unique. Images of 1912 Columbia Bicycles catalog located in Library Images database. "Imperial" motor bicycle ; "Pope-Hartford" automobiles ; "Pope-Hartford" trucks ; Columbia Bevel-Gear Chainless Bicycle ; Hartford bicycles ; Vedette bicycles ; Columbia bicycles ; "Dakota" open wheel grip tractors ; "World" typewriter ; "Pope-Tribune" automobiles ; Shipman Automatic Steam Engine ; Company history, 1877-1907 ; bicycle accessories ; bicycle & automobile supplies and tools ; motorcycles
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
32 pieces; 6 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Motorcycles  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Engines  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motorcycle supplies industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34319
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34319

[Trade catalogs from Texas Instruments Inc.]

Variant company name:
Dallas, TX ; Attleboro, MA ; Geneva, Switzerland  Search this
Company Name:
Texas Instruments Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Geosciences & Instrumentation Division ; National Instrument Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
all-transistorized seismograph ; "recti/riter" recorders ; rectilinear galvanometric recorder ; Data Gage Remote Liquid Level Measurement System ; "slide-rule" calculator ; "Worden" gravity meter ; "780 series" portable data terminals ; graphing calculators ; "TI-Navigator" Classroom Learning System ; scientific calculators ; elementary calculators ; "Klixon" motor starting relay ; power transistors ; heater contactors ; motor starters ; temperature controller ; programmable control system ; TI-89 and TI-92 Plus guidebook ; electronic business calculator ; computer systems ; self-balancing potentiometric recorder ; dynamically controlled welder ; seismic instruments ; potentiometric recorders ; includes technical drawings ; precision pressure products ; diffused silicon mesa computer diodes ; IN914 ; IN916 ; silicon transistors ; "TI 2N342A silicon transistors" ; "TI 2N696 transistors" ; "TI 2N697 transistors" ; silicon switches ; semiconductors
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
112 pieces; 6 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Houston, Texas, United States
Date range:
1900s-2000s
Topic (Romaine term):
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Engines  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Motors  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25070
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25070

[Trade catalogs from Law Schew Trading Co.]

Company Name:
Law Schew Trading Co.  Search this
Notes content:
catalog in Chinese and English ; mail order ; Chinese merchandise and food delicacies ; laundry supplies ; restaurant supplies ; printing and translations ; rubber stamps ; stencils ; labels ; dies ; phonograph records
Includes:
Trade catalog and samples
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
coat room check ; laundry tickets
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
Other
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Retailers equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Beverage industry  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Retail trade equipment industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_45001
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_45001

[Trade catalogs from A. Flanagan Co.]

Company Name:
A. Flanagan Co.  Search this
Notes content:
mail order catalog ; school furniture ; desks ; chairs ; cots ; tables ; school books ; school supplies ; card index trays, cards, filing cabinets ; translucent shades ; bookcases, wardrobe and supply cabinets ; "Pan American" playground equipment ; games ; balls ; bells ; stencil and gelatin duplicator supplies ; duplicators ; hectographs ; science apparatus ; fire extinguishers ; first aid cabinets ; blackboards ; blackboard cleaners ; maps ; globes ; cleaning supplies ; drinking fountains and coolers ; bubblers ; alphabet, arithmetic and sentence building cards ; song books ; record books ; teaching aids ; school registers ; class records ; charts ; flags
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Bells and bell foundries  Search this
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Flags  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Bell founding  Search this
Bells  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Flags  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Games  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Toy making  Search this
Toys  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_45008
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_45008

[Trade catalogs from Burroughs Adding Machine Co.]

Variant company name:
London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Burroughs Adding Machine Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Burroughs Corp., Electronic Tube Div. ; Burroughs Business Machines Ltd.-Canada ; American Arithmometer Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Adding machines ; bookkeeping machines ; calculators ; form-writing machines ; microfilming machines ; cash registers ; typewriters ; correct-posture chairs ; accounting machines ; amount and account number printer ; "The Story of Figures" ; B5500 information processing systems reference manual ; B6700 information processing systems reference manual ; (BPL) Burroughs programming language reference manual ; "Burroughs Duplex" Machine ; "Burroughs Business Practice Handbook"
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
81 pieces; 10 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_9490
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_9490

[Trade catalogs from Friden, Inc.]

Company Name:
Friden, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Automatic writing machines ; automatic typewriters ; automatic tape perforator machines ; code convertors for punched tape ; data processors ; automatic calculators ; Friden fully automatic square root calculator ; Friden computyper ; Justowriters ; Flex-o-writer ; The Flex-o-writer used paper tape and was also used as an input-output device on computers in the 1950s.
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
35 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
San Leandro, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15484
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15484

[Trade catalogs from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)]

Variant company name:
Armonk, NY ; White Plains, NY ; Rye Brook, NY  Search this
Company Name:
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)  Search this
Related companies:
International Time Recording Co. of New York ; Emanon Corp. (Laborton, NY); Computing Tabulating and Recording Co. ; Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. ;  Search this
Notes content:
Typewriters: manual; electric ; automatic carbon shift ; Selectric (brand name) forms writing machine ; carbon ribbon writing machine. Industrial controls, automatic programming of machine tools. Punch card accounting systems. Laboratory equipment: electrochemical instruments ; liquid chromatography ; variable wavelength detectors ; digital plotters ; automatic sample handler ; data collection terminals. Time recording and regulating systems ; time recording clocks ; doctors' staff registering system ; high-speed electronic sorters ; dictating equipment ; school sound system ; cardatype ; card punch ; electronic statistical machine ; alphabetical collator ; scales ; electric document originating machine ; calculating punch ; includes business cards ; computers ; Payroll report for Emanon Corp. of Laborton, NY for week ending December 18, 1937 ; magnetic drum machine ; electronic typing calculator ; "Talking Terminal" (IBM 3278 Model 2 Display Unit with Audio Output Feature). "Computer Programmer Training for the Severely Physically Disabled" brochure ; COBOL reference cards ; FORTRAN reference cards ; ALGOL language reference book ; IBM 360 Operating System reference guide ; reference manuals ; "Electromatic News Flash" publication (Vol. 2, No. 1) ; IBM Wiring Diagram ; accounting machine ; collators ; card proving machine ; card proof punch ; printing card proof punch
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
punch card ; samples of text on IBM Electromatic Typewriter ; text styles for IBM Memory Typewriters and IBM
Physical description:
353 pieces; 22 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Computers  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20855
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20855

[Trade catalogs from Monroe Calculating Machine Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Monroe Calculating Machine Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Monroe International, Inc. , Div. of Litton Industries  Search this
Notes content:
"Monroe" calculators ; adding machines ; bookkeeping devices ; calculating machines ; World War II wartime publication ; computing income taxes ; "Answer Book for Monroe School Manual of Instruction" ; "Machine Methods" for extracting square, cube, and other roots ; "Monroe Adding Calculator Figuring Methods for Civil Engineering" ; other mathematical devices ; "Micrometer" employee company publication (November 1924 ; January 1925) ; "Monroe Results" publication (vol. 8, no. 11, vol. 9, no. 3-5, vol. 10, no. 5-6, vol. 11, no. 4) ; "Monroe Weekly" publication (vol. 6, no. 41, October 14, 1921) ; "Magic Mirror" publication (no. 13, October 1-13, 1923)
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
94 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Orange, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Banking; investment; legal; financial and insurance services  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Banks and banking  Search this
Business  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Insurance  Search this
Legal services  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_32050
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_32050

George B. Grant scrapbook

Compiler:
Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917  Search this
Printer:
Philadelphia Bank Note Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Creator:
Bollée, Léon, 1870-1913  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Former owner:
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875  Search this
Names:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (approximately 70 leaves, ill., 34 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Tax records
Admission tickets
Date:
1873-1896
Summary:
Scrapbook compiled by George Barnard Grant (inventor of Grant's calculating machine), a businessman based in Lexington and Boston, Massachusetts, containing printed ephemera, machine manuals, handwritten and typescript notes and correspondence, photographs, patent applications, and other papers relating to calculating machines, inventors, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and Grant's patent dispute with Léon Bollée in the 1880s. Some of the other inventions and companies referenced in the scrapbook include: Baldwin's calculating machine; Reliance Machine Works (B.F. Quimby); Baldwin's arithmometer; Teasdale's calculating machine; American Type Machine Co. (Westcott type casting and setting machine); Babbage's difference engine; Warren on the Thomas De Colmar calculating machine; Warren Bros. calculating engine; Tendollaradder (Grant Calculating Machine Co.); tabulating machine of G. & E. Schuetz; the Pidgin Electric Calculating Machine Co.; Webb's adding machine; Sir William Thomson's harmonic analyzer; L. Bollée's calculating machine; Grant's ciphering hand-organ; and Hattersley composing and distributing machines.
General note:
Title devised by cataloger.
Items are tipped in or mounted on blank leaves.
Local Notes:
SCDIRB copy39088016538316 has bookplate: Ex libris Leslie Leland Locke; with an illegible, partly erased stamp on front paste-down endpaper: Bak[...] Kennedy, [...]ers, 326 Chestnut Street, Phila.

SCDIRB copy has 5 items mounted on the front paste-down endpaper: 1. Engraved U.S. Int. Rev. cigarettes tax stamp, 20, series of 1879, with portrait of DeWitt Clinton, act of March 14, 1879, Bureau Engraving & Printing (on blue cardstock); 2. Engraved ticket, "International Exhibition return pass" signed (lithographed?) by David G. Yates, general manager of admission, engraved by the Philadelphia Bank Note Company (on blue cardstock); 3. Engraved ticket, "International Exhibition return pass" signed (lithographed?) by David G. Yates, general manager of admission, engraved by the Philadelphia Bank Note Company (on white cardstock); 4. Engraved ticket (completed by hand), "International Exhibition 1876", admit Geo. B. Grant Esq. c/o Wm. R. Rogers, to main building until May 9, 1876, A.T. Goshorn, director general, with countersign stamp of Henry Petit, chief of bureau installation; 5. Engraved ticket (completed by hand), "1776-1876, United States International Exhibition, Philadelphia, May 10th, Nov. 10th", no. 29242, Mr. Geo. B. Grant, as exhibitor, country U.S., class 1303, signed (lithographed?) by David G. Yates, gen'l manager dept. admissions, Philadelphia Bank Note Company (on orange cardstock).

SCDIRB copy has a contemporary gilt-tooled red half-leather binding with blue embossed cloth-covered boards (probably a commercially-produced blank book); re-backed with brown cloth book-tape.
Topic:
Inventions  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry -- United States  Search this
Calculators -- United States -- Patents  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tax records
Admission tickets
Identifier:
SIL-DL.MSS001780B
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc2b15c8fcb-59ab-4d12-8b35-d9a3e82cf73c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-dl-mss001780b

Leslie Leland Locke scrapbooks

Creator:
Museums of the Peaceful Arts.  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Compiler:
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (3 v., ill. (some col.), 28-38 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1873-1939
Summary:
Scrapbooks compiled by Leslie Leland Locke, chiefly containing notes and ephemera on the history of calculating machines and typewriters, information on inventors, and notes for Locke's own collection of calculating machines. Some of the inventors, correspondents, inventions, companies, and agencies referenced include: Charles Babbage; Frank Stephen Baldwin (Baldwin's calculating machine); Edwin A. Bayley; Ernst Benecke (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); Burroughs Adding Machine Co.; Vannevar Bush; C.E. Locke Mfg. Co. (the Locke Adder); Grover C. Chase; Colburn Gear & Mfg. Co. (George L. Colburn); Thomas A. Edison (Ediphone); Facit calculating machines; Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co.; the Graf Zeppelin (for the calculating machines used on its flights); George B. Grant; R. Haase (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); A.V. Kryha; George F. Kunz; Derrick N. Lehmer; the MADAS calculator; Marchant Calculating Machine Co.; the "Millionaire" (O. Steiger); Monroe Calculating Machine Co.; the Museums of the Peaceful Arts; Picht braille typewriters for the blind; George Sarton; Thaleswerk; Franz Trinks; Triumphator Works; the United States Patent Office; and the United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institution; including curators C.W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor of the Division of Engineering, and J.E. Graf, U.S.N.M. associate director). Excerpted material is taken from various publications, such as the International office equipment magazine; the International export review; the American mathematical monthly; the Mathematics teacher; the New York Times; the New York world; the New York Sun; the Herald examiner; Colliers; the Chicago Tribune; and Science.
Biographical/Historical note:
Leslie Leland Locke (1875-1943) was a professor of the history of mathematics at Brooklyn College, and a noted authority on the history of mathematical instruments, particularly the Peruvian quipu. In 1939, Locke donated his personal collection of early calculating machines to the United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institution). He was also a graduate of Grove City College.
General note:
Title devised by cataloger.
No obvious organizing scheme is evident among the three scrapbooks, with materials from overlapping time periods and on the same general topics and persons scattered throughout the volumes. A variety of formats are featured, including handwritten notes, correspondence, patents and their diagrams, advertisements, newsclippings, photographs, brochures, illustrations, and reprinted articles.
Items are mostly tipped in or mounted on blank leaves. Some items are laid in (for example, two IBM Corp. punch-cards are laid in v. 3).
Local Notes:
SCDIRB copy (v. 1, 39088016107161; v. 2, 39088016106866, v. 3, 39088016538043) has bookplate: Ex libris Leslie Leland Locke.

SCDIRB copy of v. 1 and v. 2 (both measuring 38 cm.) are bound in green cloth decorated with black on the front covers and spines, with spine title "Scrap book". Volumes 1 and 2 were commercially produced blank books (stamped "Weis no. 105 patented" on back paste-down endpapers); v. 1 has printed label for H.A. Farnell & Co., Inc., stationers, 86-88 Livingston St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Volume 1 has approximately 100 pages; v. 2 has approximately 144 pages.

SCDIRB copy of v. 3 (28 cm.) has a black embossed cloth binding, with printed binder's ticket on front paste-down endpaper: Bound by Chas. A. Scott, 286 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Volume 3 has approximately 50 pages. An article in French, reprinted from the Bulletin de la Soci{acute}et{acute}e d'Encouragement pour l'industrie nationale, Sept.-Oct. 1920, t. 132, p. [545]-760, is inserted at the front of v. 3.
Topic:
Patents -- United States  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry -- United States  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Typewriters  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-DL.MSS001781B
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc2070aa704-b0cc-483b-affe-5032d8af3303
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-dl-mss001781b

[Trade catalogs from Baird Equipment Co.]

Company Name:
Baird Equipment Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Automatic time stamp machines.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_6971
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_6971

[Trade catalogs from James L. Baldwin & Co.]

Company Name:
James L. Baldwin & Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Cash and parcel carriers.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Banking; investment; legal; financial and insurance services  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Banks and banking  Search this
Insurance  Search this
Legal services  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7042
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7042

[Trade catalogs from Baldwin Kongsberg Company]

Company Name:
Baldwin Kongsberg Company  Search this
Notes content:
Drafting machines.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Topic:
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7043
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7043

[Trade catalogs from Jacob Baker]

Company Name:
Jacob Baker  Search this
Notes content:
Baker Combined Desk and File Case.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Greenville, Ohio, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7044
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7044

[Trade catalogs from Bel-Art Products]

Variant company name:
Pequannock, NJ.  Search this
Company Name:
Bel-Art Products  Search this
Related companies:
TechniLab Instruments, Inc. ; Maddak, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Polyethylene laboratory ware ; Plastics for science and industry ; floating utensils ; handpropelled tricycles for handicapped children ; Vela chairs
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
13 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Games  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Toy making  Search this
Toys  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7052
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7052

[Trade catalogs from Baker-Vawter Company]

Company Name:
Baker-Vawter Company  Search this
Notes content:
Manufacturers of steel filing equipment, loose leaf ledgers, and accounting systems.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7057
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7057

[Trade catalogs from Baldwin Paper Company, Inc.]

Company Name:
Baldwin Paper Company, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Envelopes ; papers ; display board ; foils ; glassine ; tissue ; newsprint ; stationers cabinets ; vellum ; wedding announcements ; stationery products ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7077
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7077

[Trade catalogs from Irving G. Banghart & Co.]

Company Name:
Irving G. Banghart & Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Banghart's (alternate name)  Search this
Notes content:
industrial materials & manual art specialties ; bookbinding tools ; drawing papers ; paper ; office supplies ; school supplies ; yarn ; jute ; burlap ; raffia ; watchmakers', jewelers' and brassworkers' tools ; upholstery supplies ; etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Library equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Bookbinding  Search this
Topic:
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Bookbinding  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Libraries  Search this
Library fittings and supplies  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7136
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7136

[Trade catalogs from Bankers Box Company]

Variant company name:
Established 1918  Search this
Company Name:
Bankers Box Company  Search this
Notes content:
Liberty string binders ; document storage boxes ; self locking permanent binders ; stax on steel transfer files ; record storage
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Banking; investment; legal; financial and insurance services  Search this
Bookbinding  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Banks and banking  Search this
Bookbinding  Search this
Insurance  Search this
Legal services  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_7140
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_7140

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