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G. P. Herrick Collection

Creator:
Herrick, Gerard Post, 1873-1955  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patents
Clippings
Brochures
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
New York
Date:
1842-1912
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents Herrick's blast furnace and rotary steam engine business, including business correspondence, patent documents, drawings, machine operations data, and publications.
Arrangement:
One series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Gerardus Post Herrick, an attorney in New York City who turned inventor, graduated from Princeton in 1895. He improved the original design of the blast furnace, and later invented a rotary steam engine.
General Note:
Originally M&CE #51. Duplicate SIRIS record, Bib. # 234612, deleted 4/24/08.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. G. P. Herrick.
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:
Steam-engines  Search this
Rotary steam engines  Search this
Blast furnaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Brochures
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
G. P. Herrick Collection, 1842-1912, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1058
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1058

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engines

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
3.01 Cubic feet (consisting of 6.5 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversized folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade cards
Business records
Commercial catalogs
Reports
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Periodicals
Legal documents
Manufacturers' catalogs
Invoices
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Ephemera
Publications
Sales records
Trade catalogs
Sales letters
Manuals
Business letters
Letterheads
Advertising
Advertising cards
Receipts
Advertisements
Print advertising
Commercial correspondence
Patents
Advertising fliers
Printed materials
Printed material
Sales catalogs
Illustrations
Catalogues
Business cards
Correspondence
Date:
1829-1957
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Engines 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:
Covers all manner of engines including: boilers, gasoline, steam, water motors, automatic shut off, self-oiling, portable, vertical, mining, marine, diesel, crude oil, stationary, generators, compound, pumping, silent, alcohol, turbine, kerosene, hydrolic, caloric pumping, sectional, gasolene, iron man, single cylinder, slide valve, apparatus, cut-off, wind, horse, air cooled, valueless, two cycle, and the Corliss engine. Some of the following include engines used in portable sawing outfits, powered mills for grinding grain, feed cookers, boilers, injectors, and generators.

Materials represent a sampling of catalogues, correspondence, invoices, receipts, advertising and marketing material, bulletins, advertising cards, caricatures, seals, product specifications, booklets, price lists, company histories, order forms, prospectus, a few photographs, contracts, a legal opinion on a patent dispute (Novelty Iron Works, 1856), an operations guide 80-foot Elco Submarine Chacer Instructions, Care and Operations of Machinery Plant (Standard Motor Construction Company, 1917), patents and patent circulars, and a promotional diary. Many items are illustrated with print drawings and schematics of engines and associated equipment, plus some images of manufacturing facilities. No extensive runs or complete records exist for any single company or brand, and no particular depth is present for any singular subtopic, although some publications may provide general and historical overviews of a person, company, or a facet of industry.
Arrangement:
Engines is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
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:
Engines 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:
Diesel engines  Search this
Engines  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
advertising -- Brand name products  Search this
Steam engineering  Search this
Marine engines  Search this
Rotary steam engines  Search this
Sales promotion  Search this
Corliss steam-engine  Search this
Advertising, Direct-mail  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Diesel motor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade cards
Business records -- 20th century
Commercial catalogs
Reports
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Periodicals
Legal documents
Manufacturers' catalogs
Invoices
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Ephemera
Publications
Sales records
Trade catalogs
Sales letters
Manuals
Publications -- Business
Business letters
Letterheads
Advertising
Advertising cards
Receipts
Advertisements
Print advertising
Commercial correspondence
Patents
Advertising fliers
Printed materials
Printed material
Sales catalogs
Illustrations
Business records
Catalogues
Business cards
Business records -- 19th century
Correspondence
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engines, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Engines
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-engines

Cuthbert's Rotary Steam Engine, Model

Inventor:
Cuthbert, John  Search this
Measurements:
overall-from catalog card: 7 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 in; 19.685 cm x 29.21 cm x 17.78 cm
flywheel-from catalog card: 6 in; x 15.24 cm
overall: 8 7/8 in x 11 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 22.5425 cm x 29.5275 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
engine, rotary, model
patent model, engine, rotary
Associated place:
United States: New York, Glenham
Patent date:
1869-10-19
ID Number:
MC.336657
Catalog number:
336657
Accession number:
1978.0823
Patent number:
95,992
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8165-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847076

Rotary Steam Engine Model

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 1 in x 9 1/2 in; x 2.54 cm x 24.13 cm
overall: 10 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 26.67 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
Engine, Steam
engine, steam, rotary, model
ID Number:
MC.336514
Catalog number:
336514
Accession number:
1978.0318
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-79bc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847089
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Wright Rotary Steam Engine, Model

Inventor:
Wright, Benjamin H.  Search this
Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 16 in x 11 3/4 in; x 40.64 cm x 29.845 cm
overall: 11 3/4 in x 11 7/8 in x 17 1/2 in; 29.845 cm x 30.1625 cm x 44.45 cm
Object Name:
engine, steam, rotary, model
patent model, engine, rotary steam
Associated place:
United States: New York, Rome
Patent date:
1854-10-24
ID Number:
MC.336849
Catalog number:
336849
Accession number:
1978.2318
Patent number:
11,846
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-79bd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847090

Cramer Rotary Steam Engine, Model

Inventor:
Cramer, Philipp  Search this
Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 10 1/2 in x 11 7/8 in x 4 7/8 in; 26.67 cm x 30.1625 cm x 12.3825 cm
overall: 11 3/8 in x 11 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 28.8925 cm x 30.1625 cm x 19.3675 cm
Object Name:
engine, steam, rotary, model
patent model, engine, rotary steam
Associated place:
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Patent date:
1871-02-14
ID Number:
MC.336513
Catalog number:
336513
Accession number:
1978.0318
Patent number:
2,818
111,818
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-79bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847092

Rotary Steam Engine, Model

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 13 in x 13 in x 10 in; 33.02 cm x 33.02 cm x 25.4 cm
overall: 10 1/2 in x 12 in x 12 1/4 in; 26.67 cm x 30.48 cm x 31.115 cm
Object Name:
Engine, Steam, Rotary
engine, steam, rotary, model
ID Number:
MC.336515
Catalog number:
336515
Accession number:
1978.0318
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-79c1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847094
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Model Steam Turbine

Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
casing: 3 1/4 in; x 8.255 cm
base: 6 1/2 in x 6 in; x 16.51 cm x 15.24 cm
overall: 5 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 14.9225 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
patent model
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329048
Accession number:
278175
Catalog number:
329048
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-20f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063897

Whipple Rotary Steam Engine, Model

Inventor:
Whipple, James A.  Search this
Measurements:
flywheel-from catalog card: 11 in x 5 5/8 in; 27.94 cm x 14.2875 cm
overall: 11 1/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in; 28.2575 cm x 13.97 cm x 11.1125 cm
Object Name:
steam engine, rotary, model
patent model, engine, rotary steam
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1859
Patent date:
1859-05-10
ID Number:
MC.325618
Catalog number:
325618
Accession number:
249602
Patent number:
23,993
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-79a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847084
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Model of James Platt’s Rotary Steam Engine, U.S. Patent No. 34981

Inventor:
Platt, James  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Object Name:
engine, rotary steam, model
patent model, engine, rotary steam
Associated place:
United States: New York, Utica
Patent date:
1862-04-15
ID Number:
MC.251292
Catalog number:
251292
Accession number:
48865
Patent number:
34,981
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Exhibition:
Power Machinery
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-6d6f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_846173

Leuchsenring Rotary Water Engine, Patent Model

Inventor:
Leuchsenring, Robert  Search this
Measurements:
on oak base-from catalog card: 10 in x 9 in x 7 in; 25.4 cm x 22.86 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 8 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in x 7 in; 21.9075 cm x 24.765 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
engine, rotary, steam, model
patent model, engine, rotary steam
Object Type:
Patent Model
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, New Bedford
Date made:
1880
Patent date:
1880-03-09
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
ID Number:
MC.308709
Catalog number:
308709
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
225,226
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-602c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847079
Online Media:

Hendey Rotary Steam Engine

Physical Description:
cloth (bag material)
Object Name:
Hendey Rotary Engine
steam engine, rotary
Credit Line:
Gift of Hendey Machine Company, Wolcottville, Connecticut
ID Number:
MC.314511
Catalog number:
314511
Accession number:
203480
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7f45-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847130

Miller Rotary Steam Engine, Patent Model

Inventor:
Miller, Charles  Search this
Measurements:
overall-from catalog card: 9 in x 12 in x 9 in; 22.86 cm x 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 9 3/8 in x 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 23.8125 cm x 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
rotary steam engine, model
patent model, engine, steam
Object Type:
Patent Model
Place made:
United States: Illinois
Associated place:
United States: Illinois, Belleville
Date made:
1859
Patent date:
1859-05-03
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
ID Number:
ER.251294
Accession number:
48865
Catalog number:
251294
Patent number:
23,852
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-15b9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063720

Baker and Baldwin Rotary Steam Engine, Patent Model

Inventor:
Baldwin, Samuel H.  Search this
Baker, William H.  Search this
Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall-from catalog card: 6 in x 8 in x 8 in; 15.24 cm x 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 5 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 19.685 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
steam engine, rotary, model
patent model, engine, steam
Object Type:
Patent Model
Place made:
United States: New York
Associated place:
United States: New York, Cohoes
Date made:
1839
Patent date:
1839-08-21
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
ID Number:
ER.308647
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
308647
Patent number:
1,295
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4774-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063721

Gabriel Rotary Steam Engine, Patent Model

Inventor:
Gabriel, Matthias  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x 29.21 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
steam engine, rotary, model
patent model, engine, rotary steam
Object Type:
Patent Model
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Associated place:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Date made:
1867
Patent date:
1867-08-06
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
ID Number:
ER.309196
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
309196
Patent number:
67,527
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1aae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063761

Lamb’s Patent Model of a Rotary Steam Engine – ca 1865

Inventor:
Lamb, George A.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 5/8 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 in; 24.4475 cm x 29.21 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
rotary engine, hydraulic
rotary engine, hydraulic, model
patent model, engine, rotary steam
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Associated place:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1865
Patent date:
1865-12-05
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
Steam Engines  Search this
ID Number:
ER.309202
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
51,389
Catalog number:
309202
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Patent Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f176-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063764
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Warren Rotary Steam Engine

Object Name:
steam engine, rotary
Credit Line:
The LaBelle Heritage Museum, Inc., Labelle, Florida
ID Number:
1997.0249.01
Catalog number:
1997.0249
Accession number:
1997.0249
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-f7e3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1377216

A flying machine of safety, stability, adaptability the Harriman type aeromobile and aerocar invented and designed by J. Emery Harriman, Jr., patent applied for Feb. 8, 1904; issued Oct. 11, 1910, also description of the Harriman type rotary-steam-engines .

Title:
Harriman Type aeromobile and aerocar
Author:
Harriman, John Emery  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages illustrations, diagrs. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1911
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Call number:
TL686.H26 H37 1911
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1019621

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