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Dietzgen 12066-24 T-Square and 4410-2 1/2 Drawing Board

Maker:
Eugene Dietzgen Company  Search this
Physical Description:
pine (overall material)
ash (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 67 cm x 45.8 cm; 31/32 in x 26 3/8 in x 18 1/32 in
Object Name:
t-square and drawing board
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1944
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Drafting, Engineering  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of George A. Norton
ID Number:
1997.0105.01
Catalog number:
1997.0105.01
Accession number:
1997.0105
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Squares and Triangles
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0f0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690818
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Post 3000 Pencil Pointer

Maker:
Frederick Post Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
sandpaper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 3.5 cm x 1 cm; 7 3/32 in x 1 3/8 in x 13/32 in
Object Name:
pencil pointer
pencil sharpener
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
ca 1940
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
writing implements  Search this
Drawing Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of William J. Ellenberger
ID Number:
1981.0933.16
Accession number:
1981.0933
Catalog number:
1981.0933.16
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Pens and Pencils
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-5cd2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_904296
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Perfect Pencil Pointer

Maker:
Perfect Pencil Pointer Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 26.035 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Pencil Sharpener
Other Terms:
Pencil Sharpener; Manual
Credit Line:
Dr. Walter Hough
ID Number:
ME.311014
Catalog number:
311014
Accession number:
135228
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Work and Industry: Office Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9769-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849932

Jupiter Pencil Pointer

Maker:
Guhl & Harbeck Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 14 1/4 in x 6 in; 12.7 cm x 36.195 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
Pencil Sharpener
Other Terms:
Pencil Sharpener; Manual
Place made:
Germany: Hamburg, Hamburg
Credit Line:
Eleanor Tatge in the name of John Nickles
ID Number:
ME.313180
Catalog number:
313180
Accession number:
178435
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-976b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849934

pencil pointer

Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; x 8.89 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Pencil Pointer
ID Number:
1996.0326.01
Catalog number:
1996.0326.01
96.0326.01
Accession number:
1996.0326
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-37eb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1181167
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pencil pointer

Measurements:
overall: 2 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 4.1275 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
Pencil Pointer
Credit Line:
Robert B. Condon
ID Number:
1991.0766.01
Catalog number:
1991.0766.01
1991.0766.01
Accession number:
1991.0766
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-5295-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1089916

pencil pointer

Measurements:
overall: 2 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.2225 cm
Object Name:
Adj. Pencil Pointer Mechanism
pencil pointer mechanism
pencil pointer
Credit Line:
Robert B. Condon
ID Number:
1991.0766.02
Catalog number:
1991.0766.02
1991.0766.02
Accession number:
1991.0766
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-5297-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1089919

exper. model for pencil pointers

Measurements:
overall: 3 1/8 in x 5 in x 2 7/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.3025 cm
Object Name:
Exper.Model for Pencil Pointers
exper. model for pencil pointers
Credit Line:
Robert B. Condon
ID Number:
1991.0766.03
Catalog number:
1991.0766.03
1991.0766.03
Accession number:
1991.0766
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-5299-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1089921

exper. model for pencil pointers

Measurements:
overall: 3 1/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 13.97 cm x 7.3025 cm
Object Name:
Exper. Model for Pencil Pointers
Credit Line:
Robert B. Condon
ID Number:
1991.0766.04
Catalog number:
1991.0766.04
1991.0766.04
Accession number:
1991.0766
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-529b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1089925

Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers

Creator:
Condon, Robert B.  Search this
Condon, Robert Scofield, 1896-1973 (engineer)  Search this
Names:
Continental Can Co.  Search this
Fibre Can Machinery Corp. (Rutland (Vt.)  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Professional papers
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1924-1973
Summary:
A collection of correspondence, photographs, and copies of patents issued to inventor Robert Scofield Condon.
Scope and Contents:
The approximately 3 cubic feet of material contain copies of patents issued to Robert Scofield Condon for pencil lead pointers, pencil sharpeners, milling machines, gear cutting machines, and similar devices, as well as correspondence related to the patents from the United States Patent Office and with attorneys. Photographs depict Condon designs and inventions. The collection includes a very interesting example of Condon's actual pencil sharpener attached to a photograph, showing the pencil sharpener in use.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1936-1942, 1961-1962

Series 2: Patents, 1931-1973

Series 3: Subject Files, 1955-1965

Series 4: Bills and receipts, 1946-1948

Series 5: Articles, 1924-1927

Series 6: Photographs, 1945
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Scofield Condon, born in Bloomington, Illinois, March 5, 1896, attended Bloomington, Ill., Normal School, and was a schoolteacher for several years to earn money for college tuition; he was graduated as a mechanical engineer from the University of Illinois, 1924. He married Catherine Behren in 1924, but she died in 1958. Condon was employed by the Kearney & Trecker Corp., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1924-1929, then the Gleason Gear Works, Rochester, New York, 1929-1936. He was one of eighty engineers when he joined the engineering department of the Gleason Gear Works, but was one of only two remaining in 1934. The Condons spent fifteen years in Rutland, Vermont (1936-1946), where he was a founder of the Fibre Can Machinery Corp., which was later sold to the Continental Can Co. He was employed by the Continental Can Corp. from 1946 to 1960 (the Rutland plant closed in the early 1950s, but Condon continued working for the firm in other locations). After his retirement in 1960, he continued to work on projects and did consulting work. His last project was the small "Marvel" pencil pointer (sharpener). Documents in the papers bear the name and address, "Robert S. Condon Laboratories, 112 Cindy Lane, Berlin, Connecticut 06037."

Condon's second wife was Ilza de Souza. He died on April 22, 1973, leaving his son, Robert B. Condon, and two grandchildren.* The professional papers in this collection apparently were in Robert S. Condon's possession until his death, when his son acquired them and donated them to the Smithsonian in 1991.

* An obituary appeared in the Bennington Banner, April 26, 1973. The donor provided notes from this obituary, with additional biographical material and a collection inventory
Related Materials:
Objects accompanying these archival materials were acquired by the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now Division of Work and Industry) , also donated by the inventor's son.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Robert Condon November 5, 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Rights situation needs clarification.
Topic:
Pencil sharpeners  Search this
Engineers -- 1920-1980  Search this
Pencil pointers  Search this
Mechanical engineering -- 1920-1980  Search this
Genre/Form:
Professional papers -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers, ca. 1924-1973, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0428
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Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84e4bd746-8bbd-4b22-9218-1364ea2b278d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0428

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