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Archives Center Glass Plate Collection

Creator:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Former owner:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Names:
Burka, S. W.  Search this
Rowland, Henry Augustus  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transparencies
Photographs
Place:
Moon
Date:
ca. 1910-1920.
Scope and Contents:
Collection designated for miscellaneous glass plates, unidentified and/or of unknown provenance. The plates included here are indexed, but additional items may be added to the collection. There are eight plates, both negatives and positives; subjects include a man with cog railway tracks(?), two images of an observatory and two of the moon, and four identical images (two negatives and two positives) of Henry A. Rowland with his ruling engine.
Arrangement:
Divided into two series.

Series 1: Silver Gelatin Plates (8 x 10)

Series 2: Silver Gelatin Plates (4 x 5)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown. Found in collections, November 12, 1986.
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:
Cog railways  Search this
Ruling engines  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transparencies
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0246
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Archives Center Glass Plate Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0246

Negative, Henry A. Rowland with ruling engine.

Collection Creator:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center Glass Plate Collection
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection / Series 1: Silver Gelatin Plates (8 x 10)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0246-ref17

Negative, Henry A. Rowland with ruling engine. Broken corner, lower left.

Collection Creator:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection / Series 1: Silver Gelatin Plates (8 x 10)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0246-ref18

Positive, Henry A. Rowland with ruling engine. Original envelope signed [S.W. Burka?]

Collection Creator:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection / Series 1: Silver Gelatin Plates (8 x 10)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0246-ref19

Positive, Henry A. Rowland with ruling engine. Image partially treated with red opaquing medium.

Collection Creator:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection / Series 1: Silver Gelatin Plates (8 x 10)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0246-ref20

Keuffel & Esser 68-1400 Analon Simplex Slide Rule

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (part material)
leather (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 cm x 30.3 cm x 8 cm; 25/32 in x 11 15/16 in x 3 5/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Hoboken
Date made:
ca 1970
Subject:
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.333923
Accession number:
304347
Catalog number:
333923
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-abe2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1130714
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Fasoldt Ruling Engine

Maker:
Fasoldt, Charles  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 28 in x 28 in; 36.83 cm x 71.12 cm x 71.12 cm
Object Name:
Ruling Engine
Place made:
United States: New York, Albany
Date made:
ca 1880
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Ruling and Dividing Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of A. R. McEwen
ID Number:
MA.313042
Accession number:
173843
Catalog number:
313042
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-79c6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1196342

Nobert Ruling Engine

Maker:
Nobert, Friedrich Albert  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 53 cm x 59 cm x 46.5 cm; 20 7/8 in x 23 7/32 in x 18 5/16 in
Object Name:
Ruling Engine
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Ruling and Dividing Engines  Search this
ID Number:
MA.322303
Accession number:
247805
Catalog number:
322303
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c82c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1295897

Lead Screw from Rowland's Ruling Engine

Maker:
Rowland, Henry A.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in x 22 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 55.88 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
Screw
ruling engine, lead screw
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1882
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Ruling and Dividing Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Department of Physics, Johns Hopkins University
ID Number:
MA.315229
Accession number:
218478
Catalog number:
315229
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-b63b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1434403

Lead Screw from Rowland's Ruling Engine

Maker:
Rowland, Henry A.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in x 22 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 55.88 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
screw, ruling engine
screw
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1882
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Ruling and Dividing Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Department of Physics, Johns Hopkins University
ID Number:
MA.315230
Catalog number:
315230
Accession number:
218478
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-8dc2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1434404

Machine for Engine Turning

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 24.8 cm x 41 cm x 21 cm; 9 3/4 in x 16 5/32 in x 8 9/32 in
Object Name:
machine for engine turning
machine for engine turning
machine for engine turning
machine for engine turning
Date made:
ca 1908
Credit Line:
Gift of A. R. McEwen
ID Number:
MA.313041
Catalog number:
313041
Accession number:
173843
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-0d9f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1802226
Online Media:

Rowland Ruling Engine

Maker:
Rowland, Henry A.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (mechanism material)
wood (base material)
glass (light bulb material)
string (wicks material)
Measurements:
overall: 57 cm x 90 cm x 66 cm; 22 7/16 in x 35 7/16 in x 25 31/32 in
Object Name:
Ruling Engine
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1882%
1882
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Ruling and Dividing Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Johns Hopkins University, Department of Physics
ID Number:
MA.333877
Catalog number:
333877
Accession number:
304122
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-7a89-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_997046

Keuffel & Esser Analon Slide Rule Instruction Manual and Related Documentation

Author:
Smyth, Michael P.  Search this
Publisher:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21.2 cm x 13.5 cm; 8 11/32 in x 5 5/16 in
Object Name:
booklet
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1967
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Keuffel & Esser Company
ID Number:
MA.304347.02
Accession number:
304347
Catalog number:
304347.02
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-30e5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_904540
Online Media:

Hemmi-Sun 255 Duplex Slide Rule

Maker:
SUN HEMMI JAPAN CF  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (case material)
bamboo (overall material)
plastic (laminate material)
metal (part material)
glass (cursor material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 cm x 33.1 cm x 6.5 cm; 25/32 in x 13 1/32 in x 2 9/16 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Date made:
1952
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Clyde S. Freint
ID Number:
1992.0574.01
Accession number:
1992.0574
Catalog number:
1992.0574.01
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-96af-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1215065

Pickett N515-T Duplex Slide Rule for Electronics

Maker:
Pickett & Eckel, Incorporated  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (cursor material)
aluminum (overall material)
leather (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 3.5 cm x 33.5 cm x 7.3 cm; 1 3/8 in x 13 3/16 in x 2 7/8 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: California, Santa Barbara
Date made:
ca 1964
Subject:
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of James R. Lee
ID Number:
1990.0154.01
Accession number:
1990.0154
Catalog number:
1990.0154.01
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-947b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1214634
Online Media:

Hemmi 153 Duplex Slide Rule

Maker:
SUN HEMMI JAPAN CF  Search this
Physical Description:
bamboo (overall material)
metal (part material)
glass (cursor material)
celluloid (laminate material)
paper (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 cm x 32.8 cm x 6 cm; 25/32 in x 12 29/32 in x 2 3/8 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Date made:
1933-1942
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Museums and Galleries  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert P. Multhauf
ID Number:
1989.0443.01
Catalog number:
1989.0443.01
Accession number:
1989.0443
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9c99-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1215013
Online Media:

Perrygraf Load Center Unit-Sub Slide Rule for Allis-Chalmers

Maker:
Perry Graf Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (part material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 23 cm x 9.6 cm; 3/32 in x 9 1/16 in x 3 25/32 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Date made:
1943
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
electricity  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Libraries
ID Number:
1983.3009.06
Catalog number:
1983.3009.06
Nonaccession number:
1983.3009
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1026-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694152
Online Media:

Perrygraf Ohm's Law Calculator Slide Rule for Ohmite

Maker:
Perry Graf Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .3 cm x 23.5 cm x 10.6 cm; 1/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 4 3/16 in
Object Name:
calculating rule
slide rule
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
electricity  Search this
Engineering, Electrical  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Oscar W. Richards
ID Number:
1979.3074.03
Nonaccession number:
1979.3074
Catalog number:
1979.3074.03
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1b0d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_692574
Online Media:

Rutherfurd Diffraction Grating

Maker:
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 73 mm x 73 mm x 7 mm; 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 9/32 in
overall: 3 3/4 in x 4 11/16 in x 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 11.90625 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
Diffraction Grating
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1877
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
Credit Line:
Princeton University
ID Number:
PH.330706
Accession number:
299612
Catalog number:
330706
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3b7c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183856
Online Media:

Rutherfurd Diffraction Grating

Maker:
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 77 mm x 77 mm x 8 mm; 3 1/32 in x 3 1/32 in x 5/16 in
overall: 4 in x 4 in x 1 in; 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
Diffraction Grating
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1878
ID Number:
PH.330707
Accession number:
299612
Catalog number:
330707
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-1bec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183922
Online Media:

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