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Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company Records

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company.  Search this
Names:
Imperial Gas Engine Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Leaflets
Blueprints
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Specifications
Photographs
Proposals
Advertisements
Instructional materials
Trade catalogs
Date:
1917-1968
bulk 1925-1954
Summary:
The Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company started in 1903 by John F. Lorimer. The company produced diesel engines for a variety of machines, including marine vessels, locomotives, and farm equipment. The collection includes background and historical information on the company, instruction manuals, marketing literature, corporate records, and drawings and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
These records include information on Atlas's products, and include trade literature, blueprints, advertising, bulletins, specifications, catalogs, operators manuals, proposals, correspondence, photographs, and historical articles on the company and on engines.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: History of Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine, 1917-1966

Series 2: User Instructions and Manuals, circa 1920-19522

Series 3: Marketing Literature, circa 1918-1954

Series 4: Corporate Records, circa 1921-1968

Series 5: Drawings and Photographs, circa 1920-1959
Biographical/Historical note:
The Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company was an Oakland, California, manufacturer of marine propulsion machinery. The company was founded in 1903 by John Lorimer in San Francisco, California. In 1916 it merged with Imperial Gas Engine Company. The company produced various diesel engines for a variety of uses, including marine vessels, tractors, and locomotives. In 1950, Atlas Imperial was acquired by National Supply Company, however, Atlas Diesels were manufactured up to 1957 at which point the National Supply Company sold their diesel engine division to White Motor Company and was renamed as White Diesel Engine Division.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Ralph S. Lorimer.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
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. Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Diesel engines  Search this
Engines  Search this
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Heavy machinery  Search this
Marine engines  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Leaflets
Blueprints
Correspondence -- 20th century
Pamphlets
Specifications
Photographs -- 20th century
Proposals
Advertisements
Instructional materials
Trade catalogs
Citation:
Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company Records, circa 1917-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0996
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Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0996

Physicists Try to Make Star Trek's Warp Drive a Reality

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-13T15:31:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_GiljOzzjNKI

Ship Model, ms Zuiderdam

Owned and operated:
Holland America Line  Search this
Firm who built the ship:
Fincantieri  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (part: model material)
wood (part: base material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 68 1/2 in x 14 in; 35.56 cm x 173.99 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name:
ship model
model, ship
Where ship was built:
Italy
Ship's home port:
United States: Washington, Seattle
Date made:
2000
Related event:
Contemporary United States  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Holland America Line
ID Number:
2007.0172.01
Catalog number:
2007.0172.01
Accession number:
2007.0172
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
On the Water exhibit
Transportation
Sports & Leisure
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-8e15-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1332811

EV1 Electric Car, 1997

Maker:
General Motors Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
aluminum (part material)
plastic (part material)
glass (part material)
fabrics (part material)
rubber (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 3/16 ft x 5 13/16 ft x 4 1/4 ft; 4.3181 m x 1.7779 m x 1.2954 m
Object Name:
GM EV1 electric car
Electric car
electric car
Place made:
United States: Michigan
Date made:
1997
ID Number:
2005.0061.01
Accession number:
2005.0061
Catalog number:
2005.0061.01
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Automobiles
Transportation
Road Transportation
Exhibition:
America On The Move
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-4f9d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1293145

SS United States Poster

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 30 3/8 in x 22 1/16 in; 77.1525 cm x 56.03748 cm
Object Name:
poster
Subject:
Fishing  Search this
Related event:
Postwar United States  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank O. Braynard, Sea Cliff, New York
ID Number:
1991.0856.13
Catalog number:
1991.0856.13
Accession number:
1991.0856
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Advertising
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Transportation
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-785d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1102295

Schilling Canal Boat Propulsion System, Patent Model

Patentee:
Schilling, Cornelius  Search this
Inventor:
Schilling, Cornelius  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 4 in x 3 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
canal boat propulsion, patent model
patent model, boat propulsion, canal
Object Type:
Patent Model
Associated Place:
United States: New York
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1871
Patent date:
1871-10-10
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
ID Number:
1979.1029.02
Catalog number:
1979.1029.02
Accession number:
1979.1029
Patent number:
119,792
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-4430-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1316598

Pair of football cleats signed by Colin Kaepernick

Created by:
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971  Search this
Worn by:
Colin Rand Kaepernick, American, born 1987  Search this
Signed by:
Colin Rand Kaepernick, American, born 1987  Search this
Medium:
rubber and synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a, left shoe): 6 × 4 × 12 1/2 in. (15.2 × 10.2 × 31.8 cm)
H x W x D (b, right shoe): 6 × 4 × 12 1/2 in. (15.2 × 10.2 × 31.8 cm)
Type:
athletic shoes
Place depicted:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Football  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number:
2017.10.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e70a8728-bed1-4a4d-bbd9-dd883e52e0b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.10.2ab
Online Media:

Miscellaneous metal parts Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2

Manufacturer:
Blohm & Voss  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Ferrous Alloy
Paint
Dimensions:
3-D (Green squre): 73 × 63.5 × 1.3cm (2 ft. 4 3/4 in. × 2 ft. 1 in. × 1/2 in.)
3-D (Curved Piece): 92.7 × 50.8 × 12.7cm (3 ft. 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 8 in. × 5 in.)
3-D (L shaped piece): 50.8 × 57.8 × 20.3cm (1 ft. 8 in. × 1 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 8 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600314024
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f4b28789-e7ae-4668-98c7-6e30fa7f8fb6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600314024

Miscellaneous metal parts Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2

Manufacturer:
Blohm & Voss  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Ferrous Alloy
Paint
Rubber
Dimensions:
3-D: 148 × 91.4 × 53.3cm (4 ft. 10 1/4 in. × 3 ft. × 1 ft. 9 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600314026
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9db5e5cee-63e1-481d-96b4-750eb5792b7b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600314026

Wing, Miscellaneous metal parts Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2

Manufacturer:
Blohm & Voss  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic White Metal (Aluminum)
Paint
Organic Fiber Fabric
Ferrous Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D (Overall): 157.5 × 126.4 × 78.7cm (5 ft. 2 in. × 4 ft. 1 3/4 in. × 2 ft. 7 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600314027
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a4ae123f-fe62-4c60-b997-e1134b3286cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600314027

Wing, Miscellaneous metal parts Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2

Manufacturer:
Blohm & Voss  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic White Metal (Aluminum)
Paint
Dimensions:
3-D (Overall): 157.5 × 126.4 × 78.7cm (5 ft. 2 in. × 4 ft. 1 3/4 in. × 2 ft. 7 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600314028
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91e464b79-5956-4c2d-83a2-35053915203e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600314028

Sturtevant Model D4, In-line 4 Engine components

Manufacturer:
Sturtevant Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Steel
Copper Alloy
Rubber
Lead Solder
Cork
Tin
Phenolic Resin
Dimensions:
Storage (Current Open Crate): 104.1 × 60.5 × 76.2cm (41 × 23 13/16 × 30 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Date:
Circa 1911
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph Shoemaker
Inventory Number:
A19610130003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d2603826-fdf3-4262-adbe-e9d035bc40e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610130003

Tubing, Mitsubishi Ha 42 Model 41 Ru (Ha 214 Ru), Radial 18 Engine

Manufacturer:
Mitsubishi Jukogyo K. K.  Search this
Dimensions:
3-D (356g): 26.4 × 6 × 3.8cm, 0.4kg (10 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 1 1/2 in., 0.8lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Date:
Circa World War II
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710895001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a1b3ca22-f796-4d9f-9df4-ce7b7d2911b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710895001
Online Media:

Bracket Attachment Covers, CFM International CFM56-2 Turbofan Engine

Manufacturer:
CFM International, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Ferrous Alloys
Adhesive Tape
Paint
Dimensions:
3-D (Diameter x Height, Each): 6 × 1cm (2 3/8 × 3/8 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
France
Date:
1981
Credit Line:
Gift of CFM International, Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19900042001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bfd1a00c-e73b-43dd-848f-90829f7e7c94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19900042001

Parts, Bolt and Elbow, King-Bugatti U-16 Engine

Designer:
Charles B. King  Search this
Ettore Bugatti  Search this
Manufacturer:
Duesenberg Motors Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.8 × 1.9 × 5.1cm (1 1/2 × 3/4 × 2 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1919
Credit Line:
On Loan from the War Department, Air Service, Washington, D.C.
Inventory Number:
A19200007001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b68fce97-1282-465a-ab60-22c4e05ff58c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19200007001

Cylinder, Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp R-1535 Radial 14

Manufacturer:
Pratt & Whitney  Search this
Type:
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. No known restrictions.
Inventory Number:
A19340035001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ca8af1b1-9728-4fda-997a-36ff39660e65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19340035001

Piston, Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp R-1535 Radial 14

Manufacturer:
Pratt & Whitney  Search this
Type:
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. No known restrictions.
Inventory Number:
A19340035002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90847aad5-b4b6-4404-ba8e-da9fcb1ccd3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19340035002

Aeroprop Propeller, Variable-Pitch, Six-Blade, Metal, Blades

Manufacturer:
General Motors Corp., Aeroprop Division  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Possible Cadmium Plating
Aluminum
Steel
Paint
Wax-like substance
Dimensions:
Storage: 192.4 x 50.8 x 45.4cm (75 3/4 x 20 x 17 7/8 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19490055003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9984d6a18-7633-40eb-aa3a-fe7f75a09e1d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19490055003

Screws, Roberts 4X engine

Materials:
Steel
Dimensions:
3-D (Overall (One Screw)): 12.7 × 1.7cm (5 × 11/16 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur. J. Hartman.
Inventory Number:
A19560015005
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98a9ea2d5-96bc-47b3-9ddf-77acf9b9614f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19560015005

Cooling Jacket, Water, Rocket Motor, Goddard, Half

Manufacturer:
Dr. Robert H. Goddard  Search this
Materials:
copper; smaller diameter cooling tubes; main, large pipes and base pipes, steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 71.5 × 18 × 11.3cm (28 1/8 × 7 1/16 × 4 7/16 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1931-1932
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert H. Goddard
Inventory Number:
A19590073001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv936d23d79-ec7f-4b6c-9155-7c0780f3144c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590073001
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