The Bedman Brothers Company Records collection focuses primarily on the business and financial transactions of Bedman Brothers seed company of Rahway, New Jersey, and includes accounting ledgers, purchase orders, price lists, miscellaneous business and family correspondence, and various brochures, pamphlets and leaflets related to horticultural topics. Other holdings in the collection include World War II ration stamps and two scrapbooks, one of which contains many late nineteenth and early twentieth century chromo-lithographed trade cards (primarily from the sewing, clothing, and floral industries). The other scrapbook holds news clippings from the Civil War period. Seperated materials include seed gathering equipment used by field workers.
The William Bedman Seed Company of Rahway, New Jersey was established in 1843 by William Bedman with the support of James Thorburn, a Manhattan seed purveyor. The firm, later called Bedman Brothers, was principally a wholesale mail order seed company that sold to consumer-end seed houses such as Vicks, W. Atlee Burpee, and George J. Ball. Bedman Brothers became known for its production of salvias (sage), including the development of 'Bonfire' or Clara Bedman sage variety. The company continued after William Bedman's tenure under the leadership of his sons Charles, James and John. The business ended after the death of Joseph Bedman, William's grandson, in 1962.
Assorted nursery and trade catalogs and price lists from the Bedman Brothers records were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History Library, Horticulture Trade Catalogs Collection.
Donated to the Smithsonian Office of Horticulture (later Horticulture Services Division) in 1984 by Gladys and Florence Whitehead, great-granddaughters of William Bedman.
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Artura Photo Paper Co.; BioImage Corp.; Boston Camera Mfg. Co.; Century Camera Co.; Commercial Camera Co.; Eastman Chemical Co.; Eastman Organic Chemicals Department ; Folmer Graflex Corp.; Folmer & Schwing Co.; International Biotechnologies, Inc.; Recordak Corp.; Rochester Optical Co.; Tennessee Eastman Corp. ; Graflex, Inc. ; Eastman Chemical Products, Inc. ; Underwater Photographic Systems, Inc. (Marathon, FL) ; Sea Research and Development, Inc. (Bartow, FL) ; Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. ; John Haworth Co. ; Taprell Loomis Div. ; Seed Dry Plate Div. Search this
Cameras ; chemicals ; copying & microfilm equipment and supplies ; educational ; federal supply catalogs ; films ; filters ; graphic arts ; history ; instruction books ; lenses ; lighting ; movies ; press releases ; price lists ; photographic processing and developing ; profession catalogs ; publications: "Eastman Professional Photo Apparatus" (1914-1938) ; "Kodaks" (1894-1939) ; "Kodak Data Book" ; "Kodak Photographic Notebook" ; "Abridged Scientific Pubs" (1943-1952) ; "Tech Bits" (1964-1992) ; "Kodakery" ; "Studio Light" (1913-1982) ; "How to Make Good Pictures" (1910-1970) ; "Eastman Organic Chemical Bulletin" (1973-1974) ; "Visuals are a Language" (1967-1970) ; "Audiovisual Notes from Kodak" (1962-1971) ; "Kodak Dealer-Finisher Newsletter" (1966-1968) ; "Panorama" (1966-1972 and index for June 1966-December 1968) ; "Kodak Dealer News" (1956-1968) ; "Kodak Compass" (1962, 1970-1972) ; "Kodak Press Photographers Newsletter" (1969) ; "Kodak Press Photography Newsletter" (1970-1971) ; "Incidental Intelligence about Kodak Resists" (1970-1971) ; "Dental Radiography and Photography" (scattered issues from vol. 7, February 1934 to vol. 40, 1967, see also: RK270 .D4 Anthropology Library for further holdings) ; radiology ; retail information ; scientific photography ; slides. Molecular biology products: electroporation system ; unidirectional electro-eluter ; microcentrifuges ; electrophoresis apparatus ; ultraviolet light sources ; sequencing, cloning biosystems ; enzymes ; reagents ; etc. Kodak X-Omatic cassettes ; Kodak X-Omatic regular intensifying screens ; intra-oral and extra-oral x-ray films ; duplicating film ; teaching-aid radiographs ; Kodak RP X-Omat processor ; "Ektaprint" electronic publishing system ; "Ektaprint" duplicator ; Ektachrome ; carousel projector ; underwater photography ; "Bibliography on Underwater Photography and Photogrammetry". Received the Army-Navy Production award for high achievement in production of war equipment (WWII). Kodak Professional Handbook, 1952 (From the Library of Oscar A. Marton).
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Types of samples:
Kodak Ektagraphic Write-On Slide ; Kodak four-track film
3058 pieces; 121 boxes
Type of material:
Rochester, New York, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies Search this
Arlington Co. ; Electrochemicals Div. (or Dept.) ; Chlorine Products Div. ; Rubber Chemicals Div. ; R. & H. Chemicals Dept. ; Ceramic Products Div. ; Minerals Separation Div. ; Amonia Dept. ; Grasseli Chemicals Dept. ; Electroplating Div. ; Elastomers Div. ; Elastomer Chemicals Dept. ; Photo Products Dept. ; Defender Div. ; Du Pont Fibersilk Co.; Du Pont Film Mfg. Corp. ; Film Dept. - Sales Div., Industrial Sales Div., Building Materials Sales Div. ; Organic Chemicals Dept. (Div.) ; Fine Chemicals Div. ; Du Pont Viscoloid Co., Inc. ; Fabrikoid Div. ; Fabrics & Finishes Dept. ; Finishes Div. ; Organic Chemicals Dept. ; Dyestuffs Div. (Dept.) ; "Freon" Products Div. ; Semesan Section ; E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co. ; DuPont Cellophane Co., Inc. ; "Cel-O-Seal" Div. ; Du Pont Co. PERMASEP Products, FASLOC sales, TYPAR Sales ; Du Pont Everdur Co. ; Patterson Screen Div. ; Acids and Heavy Chemicals Div. ; Petroleum Chemicals Div. ; Rayon Div. ; Industrial Products Div. ; Pigments Dept. ; Pyralin Dept. ; Agricultural Div. ; Plastics Dept. ; Polychemicals Dept. ; Biotechnology Systems Div. ; NEN Research Products ; Du Pont Radiopharmaceuticals ; Biomedical Products Dept. ; Explosives Dept. ; Agricultural Extension Section ; Military Sales Div. ; Qualicon ; Du Pont Style News Service (New York, NY) Search this
OVERSIZE. Metal degreasing with chlorinated solvents ; sodium hydride descaling process ; "Cadalyte" cadmium plating salts ; "Zin-O-Lyte" zinc plating salts ; peroxide bleaching systems ; molten salt baths for heat treatment and case hardening of steel ; "Perclene" and "Ovalclene" dry cleaning fluid / detergent ; formaldehyde fungicide, germicide, and deodorant for the farm and home ; "Neoprene" chloroprene rubber. Minerals separation process for cleaning coal and concentrating minerals ; polyvinyl alcohol ; methyl chloride, a refrigerant ; glassware decoration ; gold and silver plating with precious metal cyanides. "Propionates" mold and rope inhibitors for bread ; "Uramon" ammonia liquors ; copperized wood preserver ; japenese beetle repellent ; electrotinning, the sodium stannate-sodium acetate process ; "Cadalyte," the complete salt for cadmium plating ; electroplating. "Hytrel" polyester elastomer ; urethane foam ; "Hypalon" synthetic rubber ; elastomers. Mylar polyester film ; Kapton polyimide film ; Tedlar PVF film ; professional motion picture films ; Cronaflex ; Mylar ; Tedlar. Dyes ; aromatics ; synthetics for perfumes. Lucite, Pyralin, Arlton boudoir accessories. "Ventube" mine ventilation ; apron cloth. Sealants ; industrial fabrics ; "Corfam" poromeric material and reinforced substrate. "Duco" and "Dulux" color finishes ; paint for cars ; dyes for paper. Freon solvents ; "Semesan" seed disinfectants, turf fungicides ; road construction and maintenance ; cellophane ; merchandise packaging ; PERMASEP products ; FASLOC resin anchored bolt systems ; TYPAR textile material for the construction industry ; "EVERDUR" metal ; lactic acid in leather tanning ; rayon ; moisture analyzers ; photometric analyzers ; paint ; "Pyralin" toiletware ; plastics ; Lucite. Sorvall centrifuges ; protein biochemistry products ; NEN nucleotides ; molecular biology products ; chromotography products ; magnetic products (incl. videotape) ; "Corfam" poromeric material for shoemaking ; The Story of... Neoprene, Farm Chemicals, Safety, Duco Finishes, Cellophane, Research, "Coal, Air and Water" ; explosives for farmers, quarry blasting, blasting ditches, field clearing, seismic prospectors ; blasting accessories ; munitions ; blasting rivets ; trapshooting supplies ; etc. "Leonard A. Yerkes: Fibersilk to Fiber 'A'". Genetic fingerprinting ; pathogen detection. Mass Spectrometer ; Data System. "The Super Show/97 Official Show Directory and Sports Product Guide" (February 1997) ; "Du Pont Rayon Reaches New Peak in Fashion Fabrics" (Fall 1937) with fabric samples
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and histories
Manufacturers and distributors of general mill supplies ; elevators , conveyors , and power transmission appliances ; "machinery and supplies for coal handling plants , sand and gravel washeries , crushed stone plants , cement works , grain elevators , canneries , cotton seed oil mills , linseed oil mills , starch works , glucose works , sugar refineries , phosphate works , tanneries , fertilizer , chemical and textile factories , etc." ; equipment , parts , fittings , and accessories .
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
1 piece; 1 box
Type of material:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.) Search this
[Trade catalogs from DeKalb Agricultural Association]
Variant company name:
"In 1912, a group of DeKalb area farmers, bankers, and newspapermen, led by Henry H. Parke, founded the DeKalb County Soil Improvement Association. This Association was later known as the DeKalb County Farm Bureau...[which later became known as] DeKalb County Agricultural Association...In 1936, the Association dropped the "County" from its name and started to supply farmers outside of the DeKalb County area...In 1938, the company developed into two organizations under one management: DeKalb Hybrid Seed Company and DeKalb Agricultural Association, Inc. The Hybrid Company was used for research only, while the Agricultural Association was responsible for the production and distribution of retail seed corn...The name "DeKalb AgResearch, Inc." was adopted in 1968...Becoming DeKalb-Pfizer Genetics, Incorporated in 1982 was the result of a merger between DeKalb AgResearch and Pfizer, Inc." [Source: DeKalb AgReserch Records, Northern Illinois University http://www.niulib.niu.edu/reghist/RC%20190.htm ] Search this
Russell Engine Co. (Massillon, OH) ; A. H. Averill Machinery Co. (Portland, OR) ; The Clark Implement Co. (Council Bluffs, IA) ; Geo. O. Richardson Machinery Co. (St. Joseph, MO) ; F. P. Harbaugh Co. (St. Paul, MN) ; Massillon Engine & Thresher Co. (Chattanooga, TN) ; Arbuckle-Ryan Co. (Toledo, OH) ; Lindsay Bros. (Milwaukee, WI) Search this
steam and gas tractors ; threshers ; "The Old Reliable Russell Line" ; steel water tanks ; portable and stationary boilers ; saw mill machinery ; steam road locomotive for hauling, plowing, and road building ; "Russell Roller" ; complete road-building equipment ; "Massillon" steam shovels ; pneumatic stackers ; four valve automatic cut off steam engines ; "The Russell Engine" ; hauling wagons and trailers ; rye, beans, rice, peas and other grains and seeds ; straw stackers and weighers ; unique with striking color illustrations, equipment drawings, and graphics ;