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Flickering‑Blake Patent Pucket

Collection Author:
Garrett, John W. (John Work), 1820-1884  Search this
Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry), 1807-1878  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Item 1578
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs and glass plate negatives with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Records / Series 9: Negatives / 9.2: Glass Plate Negatives (Numbered)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a7344b39-d189-483a-a2ca-1a78457c569e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1086-ref4252

General Electric 12 Amp plug fuse

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Measurements:
fuse: 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
Fuse
electrical fuse
Other Terms:
Fuse; Components; Power and Lighting; Power and Lighting
Date made:
ca 1900
Credit Line:
from International Business Machines, Inc., William J. Hammer Collection
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN80774U19
Accession number:
241402
Catalog number:
241402.168
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-2634-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_708045
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sleigh, fur covered

Object Name:
Sleigh, Fur Covered
Other Terms:
Sleigh, Fur Covered; Road
ID Number:
TR.309260
Catalog number:
309260
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
233331
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-79fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_840657

Walt Whitman with Warren Perry

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2009-09-04T16:20:59.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
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Portraits  Search this
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Civil War 150th Anniversary: Walt Whitman and the Patent Office Building

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YouTube Videos
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2012-05-14T21:16:35.000Z
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Portrait in a Minute: Samuel Morse

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2012-11-21T16:23:25.000Z
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John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection

Collector:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Creator:
White, John H., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
31.33 Cubic feet (94 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Color slides
Correspondence
Ephemera
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuscripts
Negatives
Newsclippings
Patents
Photocopies
Photographs
Research
Writings
Date:
1880s-1990
Scope and Contents:
The archivist has arranged the collection into five series. The collections consists of orginal photographs, brochures, advertisements, correspondence, and trade literature as wells as photcopies of same and assembled by John White for many of his books about railroads.

Series 1: Car Builders, arranged alphabetically by company or individual.

Series 2: Equipment, Rolling Stock, arranged in two sections: alphabetically by White's heading: Articles in Progress and alphabetical by type of railroad car under White's heading: Research Files for Book in Progress.

Series 3: Locomotives, arranged alphabetically by Locomotive builders in two sections, first by individual company and second by individuals.

Series 4: Railroad Companies and Lines, arranged alphabetically by railroad companies and railroad lines.

Series 5: Publications, White's files for his book The American Railroad Freight Car, which are arranged into two sections, Illustrations and Text. Both sections are arranged numerically by chapters or sections of the book.

Series 6: Freight Cars

Series 7: Passenger Cars
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series. Most material arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Series 1: Car Builders

Series 2: Equipment--Rolling Stock

Subseries 2.1: Articles in progress

Subseries 2.2: Research Files for Books in Progress

Series 3: Locomotives

Series 4: Railroad Companies and Lines

Series 5: Publications

Series 6: Freights Cars

Series 7; Passenger Cars
Historical:
John H. White, Jr., (1933- ), historian and museum curator, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated with a B.A. in history from Miami University, Ohio, in 1958. Shortly after receiving his degree, White joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution as Assistant Curator of the Division of Transportation, Department of Science and Technology, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). White became Associate Curator of the Division, 1961-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Senior Historian, 1986-1989. White specialized in land transportation, particularly the history of railroads. He retired in 1990. His papers, the John H. White, Jr., Papers, circa 1959-1989 are at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

This collection of railroad materials was begun many years ago by employees of the Smithsonian Institution, and maintained later by curators and museum specialists working in the Division of Transportation, NMHT, later named the National Museum of American History (NMAH).

Some of the clippings date back to the time of J. Elfreth Watkins in the 1880-1890s. In 1885 Watkins was appointed Curator of the Section of Steam Transportation, which was successively known as Transportation and Engineering, and Technological Collections. Other portions of White's collection were clearly from Carl Mitman, author of several hundred entries on inventors and engineers in the Dictionary of American Biography and a Smithsonian employee who served as Curator of Mechanical Technology in 1919. In 1921 Mitman took the title of Curator of the Divisions of Mineral and Mechanical Technology, serving in this capacity until 1931. In 1931 the Division of Engineering was established. Mitman served as Curator of the Division and in charge of Mineral Technology, 1931-1938, Head Curator of the Department of Arts and Industries, 1932-1938, and Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, 1938-1948.

Some portions of this collection were acquired under the time of Frank A. Taylor (Mitman's protégé) who was Assistant Curator, 1928-1931, Assistant Curator for Mechanical Technology, 1932, Curator of the Division and in charge of Mechanical Technology, 1932-1948, Head Curator of the Division of Engineering and Industry, 1948-1957. In 1955 Taylor was appointed Assistant Director, United States National Museum (USNM), with special responsibility for planning the new NMHT, and in 1958 was appointed the first Director of the new museum. In 1962 Taylor became Director of the USNM with responsibility for both the National Museum of Natural History and NMHT.

Smith Hempstone Oliver of the Division of Transportation also kept up the files to a degree, though his main interest was in automobiles.

When White started employment at the Museum in June, 1958, there were, perhaps, two file cabinets on railroads. As Mr. White mentions in a letter to the archivist in March of 2002, "It was and is a great mix of odds and ends -- photos, news clippings, small prints, manufacturing catalogs, post cards, etc. Some junk and some treasure."

White found the material very useful for research and greatly expanded the collection. It more than doubled in size during his years in the Division, 1958-1990. The collection was White's working file and was set up to meet his needs. According to White, the collections greatest lack was cross referencing -- which was mostly in his head. He could usually find things but the organization might be confusing to other users. It was not intended for public use.

White is the author of many books on railroads, including:

American Locomotives: An Engineering History, 1830-1880. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1968; 1997.

Early American Locomotives, with 147 engraving. New York: Dover Publications, 1972.

American Single Locomotives and the "Pioneer". Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1973.

The Pioneer, Chicago's First Locomotive. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1976.

The American Railroad Passenger Car. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

The John Bull, 150 Years a Locomotive. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981.

A Short History of American Locomotive Builders in the Steam Era. Washington, D.C.: Bass, 1982.

Great Yellow Fleet: A History of American Railroad Refrigerator Cars. Golden West Books, 1986

The American Railroad Freight Car: From the Wood-Car Era to the Coming of Steel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Provenance:
Collection materials donated by Jack White in 1995.
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:
Freight cars  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Railroads -- History  Search this
Railroad passenger cars  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Color slides
Correspondence
Ephemera
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuscripts
Negatives
Newsclippings
Patents
Photocopies
Photographs -- 19th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Research
Writings
Citation:
John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection, ca. 1830-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0523
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83b50b7ee-ab37-4b18-b17c-cffb2543738e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0523
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Inspiring STEM Pathways: Jessica Matthews

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2023-01-24T20:28:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
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Intellectual Property and Hobby Software in the 1970s | Gerardo Con Diaz

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-09-28T19:17:15.000Z
YouTube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:yt_96Qh9SAVH4o

Commercialization and Institutions

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2020-11-30T22:04:30.000Z
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Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
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Patents on Life: Diamond v Chakrabarty at 40

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-07-14T22:00:52.000Z
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Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
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Innovative Lives: Martine Rothblatt

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
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2022-05-19T19:28:44.000Z
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American History  Search this
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Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
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Inventive Minds: Jerome Lemelson

Creator:
Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
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2015-10-05T16:42:31.000Z
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Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History
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Hector Guimard's Standard-Construction System

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-11-15T20:09:49.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Learn All About the Wright Brothers Patent Journey - STEM in 30

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-10-03T16:10:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
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edanmdm:yt_UayJmqWZuDA

How a Worm Inspired a Spacesuit Design - STEM in 30

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-10-03T15:10:14.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
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edanmdm:yt_gZq4LafdP14

Robert Goddard's Quest

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2016-09-27T17:19:25.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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National Air and Space Museum
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Museum Lighting 101

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-03-15T20:09:32.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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americanartmuseum
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edanmdm:yt_Zr_ivgCI9VU

The Chronic Pain That Led to Photocopying

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2015-05-29T04:00:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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America's First Flying Car

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2014-01-13T23:42:02.000Z
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