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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.

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-office
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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
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-dl-mss001781b

Alexander Binder Company Records

Creator:
Alexander, Clinton B.  Search this
Clinton B. Alexander Binder Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Brochures
Advertisements
Samples
Sales records
Date:
1903-1965
bulk 1921-1955
Summary:
Collection documents the business records of the Alexander Binder Company, as well as the inventions and creations of Clinton B. Alexander. The collection includes business receipts and forms, pamphlets, drawings, trade literature, notes, patents, correspondence, and material samples.
Scope and Contents:
The Alexander Binder collection consists of 7.5 cubic feet of records and business materials which were created between the 1910s and 1965. Most of the collection deals with the binders sold under the Autoset Company and the Autolock Company names. There is also material covering the inventions created and sold under the Alexander Instrument Company. Business and sales information and materials from competitor companies are also included. The vast majority of this collection is textual material, especially business ephemera used to improve the business or sales records between Mr. Alexander and his suppliers and customers. The biggest customer of the Alexander Binder Company was the Aluminum Company of America, now known as Alcoa. However, the Alexander Binder Company sold frequently to companies outside of the United States as well. Along with these sales and business documents, there are material samples, such as grommets, extenders, fabric samples, printing plates, and sample binders from both the Autoset Company and its competitors.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1920-1935,contains correspondence by the Alexander Binder Company about loose leaf binders as well as correspondence with suppliers that the Alexander Binder Company worked with, such as G.H Mansfield and Company, Murphy Specialty Company, and United Screw & Bolt Corporation.

Series 2, Company Forms and Printing Plates, 1921-1954, undated,contains both business letters and information sent out concerning the investment account book, one of the more heavily publicized uses for the loose-leaf binders. It also contains the printing plates and associated materials that were used by the company for all of the various products sold by the company, ranging from the Plummet Adjustor to the Crescent Accounting System.

Series 3, Advertising and Sales Materials, 1912-1965,is divided into four subseries: Subseries 1, Advertising Materials, 1912-1941; Subseries 2, Catalogs, 1916-1921, undated; Subseries 3, Orders, Receipts, Shipments, 1913-1964; and Subseries 4, Sales Materials, 1916-1966. Materials include various marketing books and sales ephemera that Clinton B. Alexander collected to improve the sales and marketing of his products as well as orders, receipts, and shipments that the Alexander Binder Company or one of its subsets received from customers.

Subseries 1, Advertising Materials, 1912-1941, consists of documents that Clinton B. Alexander used to advertise his products. To increase sales, Alexander collected both advertising materials from his suppliers and his competitors as well as books that pertained to business marketing. Also included in this subseries are advertisements that Alexander used for his own products, such as the Crescent Accounting System.

Subseries 2, Catalogs, 1916-1921, includes catalogs from suppliers such as the Lantham Machinery Company and the Dietzgen Supply Company, as well as the Autoset Company. Clinton B. Alexander collected catalogs of various companies, particularly those of his suppliers in order to create catalogs of his own that could successfully market his products.

Subseries 3, Orders, Receipts, Shipments, 1913-1964, consists of all of the orders and sales made by the Alexander Binder Company and its subsets during the period of its existence. This includes not only sales of loose-leaf binders, but also sales of plumb adjusters and tape splices.

Subseries 4, Sales Materials, 1916-1966, contains sales materials that Clinton B. Alexander procured and to improve marketing his products. Included are various sales strategies as well.

Series 4, Drawing, Patterns, and Instructions, 1916-1959, consists of Clinton B. Alexander's drawings, patterns, and instructions concerning his inventions. These materials focus mostly on his loose leaf binder inventions, but also deal with how to create shipping boxes and parts for the machines used to create his products.

Series 5, Patent and Trademark Materials, 1912-1941, consists of all of the patent and trademark materials that Clinton B. Alexander used while inventing. Included is a certificate of copyright for his book, The Crescent Accounting System for Investments and Income Tax (1936) as well as trade names that he considered while starting his company.

Series 6, Competitors, 1931-1939, contains samples and related material for the creation of loose leaf binders as well as correspondence with the supplying companies. The samples are mostly fasteners and screws that were used in loose leaf binders.

Series 7, Binder Samples, 1918, 1931, 1933, 1956, undated, contains samples of binders created by the Alexander Binder Company under the Autoset Company and AutoSet Company names. It also includes binders that were created by competitor binder companies, such as the Walcott-Taylor Company and the Cesco Company.

Series 8, Articles and Publications, 1909-1947,consists of articles and publications pertaining to business development, in particular, documents such as "how to" guides, knowledge journals, and printed material from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into eight series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1920-1935

Series 2, Company Forms and Printing Plates, 1921-1954, undated

Series 3, Advertising and Sales Materials, 1912-1965, undated

Subseries 1, Advertising Materials, 1912-1941

Subseries 2, Catalogs, 1916-1921, undated

Subseries 3, Orders, Receipts, Shipments, 1913-1964

Subseries 4, Sales Materials, 1916-1966

Series 4, Drawings, Patterns, and Instructions, 1916-1959

Series 5, Patent and Trademark Materials, 1912-1941

Series 6, Competitors, 1931-1939

Series 7, Binder Samples, 1918, 1931, 1933, 1956, undated

Series 8, Articles and Publications, 1909-1947
Biographical / Historical:
Clinton B. Alexander was an inventor and entrepreneurial businessman from Washington, D.C. during the twentieth-century. He was born in 1873 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a mining engineer, moving to Washington D.C. after 1900. From 1915 to 1965, he began to patent and sell various items for businesses and record keeping, such as a plumb adjuster, paper puncher, tape splice, as well as the loose leaf binder. The loose-leaf binder was his most successful invention improvement and was sold under the name Autoset Company and Autolock Company. He also sold his other inventions under the company name The Alexander Instrument Company. Both of these companies—The Autoset Company/Autolock Company and the Alexander Instrument Company—formed part of the Alexander Binder Company. The Alexander Binder Company was located at 467 C St. NW, Washington, D.C. It was a small family business for its entire existence. Both Clinton Alexander's wife (Maria Dixon Alexander) and son (William B. Alexander) are recorded as helping with the business and the patenting process. In February of 1966, Clinton B. Alexander died, and the Alexander Binder Company ceased to exist.
Provenance:
Collection was donated at some time before 1980 and has no acquisition information, thus rendering this archive as "found in collection."
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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.
Topic:
Engineers  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Brochures
Advertisements
Samples
Sales records
Citation:
Alexander Binder Company Records, 1921-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1100
See more items in:
Alexander Binder Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1100
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[Trade catalogs from Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing Company]

Company Name:
Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing Company  Search this
Notes content:
steel shelving ; open shelving ; closed shelving ; closed shelving with dividers ; closed shelving with bin fronts ; closed shelving with shelf boxes ; office and shop units ; ledge units ; counters ; bench bins ; tool storage units ; long parts storage units ; tire and wheel racks ; wide span shelving ; sliding shelf shelving ; revolving bins ; "Rotabin" ; "Storack" ; open work bench accessories ; cabinet benches ; industrial cabinets ; desks ; trucks ; sloping shelf / units ; sloping bin / units ; drawer inserts ; conduit rack ; cable rack ; bar rack ; special purpose racks ; mezzanine systems ; custom engineering...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Wellston, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34930
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34930

[Trade catalogs from Drafting Materials Inc.]

Company Name:
Drafting Materials Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Draftsman's and artist's supplies : domestic and imported drafting supplies, drafting furniture and equipment, irregular curves. Distributors. Drafting supplies ; artists materials ; office equipment ; "Alvin" scales...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
10 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13447
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13447

[Trade catalogs from Dyna Rep Co.]

Company Name:
Dyna Rep Co.  Search this
Notes content:
electronics products ; brands represented: Ailtech ; Ballantine ; Data Technology ; E-H Research ; Emcor ; Krohn-hite ; McLean ; RFL Industries ; Sorensen ; Varian ; Vidar ; Zeltex ; Rental Electronics ; MITEQ ; Ectron...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Springfield, Virginia, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Calculators  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34889
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34889

[Trade catalogs from Cotterman Co.]

Company Name:
Cotterman Co.  Search this
Related companies:
division of Material Control, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
rolling metal ladders ; fixed steel ladders ; "maxi-lift" portable elevating work platforms ; overhead work platforms for forklift trucks...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
6 pieces
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Croswell, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Library equipment and supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Libraries  Search this
Library fittings and supplies  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34845
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34845

[Trade catalogs from Bud Industries, Inc.]

Company Name:
Bud Industries, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
customized enclosures ; boxes ; cabinets ; cabinet racks ; desks ; doors ; drawers ; handles ; harware ; modular packaging ; racks ; shelves ; sides ; tops ; turrets ; modular work stations...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Willoughby, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Consulting engineers  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34808
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34808

[Trade catalogs from Herr, Thomas & Co.]

Company Name:
Herr, Thomas & Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Mail order catalog of furniture and home furnishings, lamps, curtains, rugs, lawn implements, lawn and porch furniture, sporting goods, trunks and satchels, leather goods, clocks, musical instruments, buggies and carriages, shoes, stoves, ranges, washing machines, writing supplies, clothing, jewelry, food, grocery products, pharmaceutical products, etc. (1907).
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:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Topic:
Beverage industry  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Candles  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Hats  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Luggage  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21043
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21043

[Trade catalogs from Art Metal Construction Co.]

Company Name:
Art Metal Construction Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Metal furniture (filing cabinets, file drawers, desks, bookcases, rolling shelf units, halfsections, secretaries, safes, partitions); library furniture (metal stacks, bracketed stacks, booklifts, counters, cubicals, stairs, railings)...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
63 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Jamestown, New York, 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_39859
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_39859

[Trade catalogs from All-Steel-Equip Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY  Search this
Company Name:
All-Steel-Equip Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
C. G. Tollefsen  Search this
Notes content:
Steel office equipment : desks, filing cabinets, storage cabinets, key cabinets, lockers, shelving, utility racks, typewriter stands, stacking boxes, taper pans, tool boxes, bench draws. Files ; dead storage files ; locker agents' discount sheet...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Aurora, 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_39864
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_39864

[Trade catalogs from Amberg File & Index Co.]

Company Name:
Amberg File & Index Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Office furniture, office supplies : filing cabinets, filing boxes, drawers, cases, steel furniture, safes, desks, vertical trays, indexing systems, index cards, metal tip guides, tabs, report covers, folders, sorters, filing guides...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
19 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_39879
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_39879

[Trade catalogs from Schlicht & Field Co.]

Variant company name:
Washington D.C. ; Toronto, Canada  Search this
Company Name:
Schlicht & Field Co.  Search this
Related companies:
New York File & Index Co. Ltd. (New York City) ; Western File & Index Co. (Chicago) ; Pennsylvania File & Index Co. Ltd. (Philadelphia) ; Shannon File Co. Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Shannon Registrator Co. (Berlin, Germany) ; Shannon Classeur Cie (Paris, France)  Search this
Notes content:
office equipment and furniture
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Rochester, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_17468
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_17468

[Trade catalogs from Silver-Reed America, Inc.]

Variant company name:
Panama  Search this
Company Name:
Silver-Reed America, Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Silver-Reed (U.K.) Ltd. (Hert, United Kingdom) ; Silver Seiko International GMBH (Kelsterbach, Germany) ; Silver Seiko Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) ; Silver-Reed International Ltd. (Hong Kong)  Search this
Notes content:
Some pieces in Japanese ; electronic compact typewriter; portable typewriters ; electric typewriters
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Culver City, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_19543
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_19543

[Trade catalogs from Tiffany & Co.]

Variant company name:
Paris, France ; London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
Tiffany & Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Manufacturers of: jewelry ; silverware ; plated ware ; watches ; clocks ; leather goods ; stationery. Importers of: diamonds ; precious stones ; clocks ; bronzes ; porcelains ; glass.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
7 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Topic:
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Glass  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Leather industry and trade  Search this
Metals  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Tanning  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25357
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25357

[Trade catalogs from Scholl Inc.]

Variant company name:
Dr. Scholl's  Search this
Company Name:
Scholl Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
1989 "The Working woman's guide to foot care" ; 1985 "Caring for your children's feet: from infancy through adolescence" ; Odor guard insole coupon
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Shoe and Footware Machinery  Search this
Topic:
Clothing and dress  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Footwear industry  Search this
Hats  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Shoe machinery  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_38476
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_38476

[Trade catalogs from Kroy Inc.]

Company Name:
Kroy Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Kroy (Europe) Ltd. (Reading, United Kingdom) ; Kroy France SARL ; Kroy Deutschland GMBH (Hannover, Germany)  Search this
Notes content:
"Kroy" lettering system
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Topic:
Book industries and trade  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26558
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26558

[Trade catalogs from F. S. Webster Co.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY ; Chicago, IL ; Pittsburgh, PA ; London, United Kingdom ; Berlin, Germany  Search this
Company Name:
F. S. Webster Co.  Search this
Notes content:
typewriters
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:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27680
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27680

[Trade catalogs from G. W. N. Yost]

Variant company name:
London, United Kingdom  Search this
Company Name:
G. W. N. Yost  Search this
Related companies:
Geo. W. N. Yost ; Yost Writing Machine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"New Yost" Writing Machine (typewriter) ; Yost Writing Machine (typewriter)
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34501
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34501

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