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Brush SampleCase

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 58 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm; 22 13/16 in x 14 15/16 in x 7 7/8 in
Object Name:
Case
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.01
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6ffa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273664

Long Handeled Dry Mop

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 128 cm x 30 cm x 8 cm; 50 3/8 in x 11 13/16 in x 3 1/8 in
Object Name:
Mop
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.02
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6ffb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273665

Venetian Blind Duster

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 39 cm x 16 cm x 7 cm; 15 3/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Duster
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.03
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.03
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6ffc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273666

Coil Spring Duster

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 35 cm x 24 cm x 10 cm; 13 3/4 in x 9 7/16 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
Duster
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.04
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.04
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-691b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273667

Hair Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm; 9 1/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.05
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.05
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-691c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273668

Dishwashing Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 28 cm x 7 cm x 5 cm; 11 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 15/16 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.06
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.06
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-691d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273669

Toilet Bowl Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 27 cm x 13 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm; 10 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 3/16 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.07
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.07
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-691e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273670

Flesh Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 35 cm x 9 cm x 4 cm x 3.5 cm; 13 3/4 in x 3 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 3/8 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.08
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.08
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9933-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273671

Wisk Broom

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 9 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm; 9 1/16 in x 3 9/16 in x 1 15/16 in x in
Object Name:
Broom
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.09
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.09
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7fd2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273672

E-Z Broom

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 46 cm x 13 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm; 18 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 1 15/16 in x in
Object Name:
Broom
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.10
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.10
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9934-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273673

Waffle Iron Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 22 cm x 2 cm x .5 cm x 2 cm; 8 11/16 in x 13/16 in x 3/16 in x 13/16 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.11
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.11
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7fd4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273674

Wire Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 cm x 3 cm; 3 9/16 in x 1 3/16 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.12
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.12
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7fd5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273675

Shoe Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 19 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm; 7 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 15/16 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.13
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.13
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9935-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273676

Magnetic Cleaner

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm; 7 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in
Object Name:
Cleaner
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.14
Catalog number:
2004.0091.14
Accession number:
2004.0091
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9936-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273677

Dust Brush

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 6 cm x 3.5 cm x .4 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 3/16 in
Object Name:
Brush
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.15
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.15
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7fd6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273679

Perfumolite Bottle

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9.5 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm; 3 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 13/16 in
Object Name:
Bottle
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.17
Accession number:
2001.0091
Catalog number:
2001.0091.17
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9949-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273681

Furniture Cream Can

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 19 cm x 9 cm; 7 1/2 in x 3 9/16 in
Object Name:
Can
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.18
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.18
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9938-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273682

Window Cleaner Can

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 18.5 cm x 12 cm x 6 cm; 7 5/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in
Object Name:
Can
Date made:
1930s
ID Number:
2004.0091.19
Accession number:
2004.0091
Catalog number:
2004.0091.19
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Cultural and Community Life: Occupations
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-994a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273683

Comb

Maker:
Stanley Home Products  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic, lucite (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21.6 cm x 4.7 cm x .3 cm; 8 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 1/8 in
overall: 3/16 in x 8 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; .47625 cm x 21.59 cm x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
Comb
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
Phyllis B. Droppa
ID Number:
1990.0016.01
Accession number:
1990.0016
Catalog number:
1990.0016.01
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3342-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_332415

Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Records

Creator:
Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors  Search this
Extent:
14 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Ledgers (account books)
Proceedings
Programs
Correspondence
Newsclippings
Newsletters
Date:
1919 - 2015
Summary:
This collection documents the activities of the Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors through financial materials, photographs, convention and scrapbook materials.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of the organizational records of the Women's Auxiliary of the National Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors. The materials include financial records; by-laws; charter books for state and local chapters and for committees; ledger books detailing financial expenditures convention proceedings, auxiliary newsletters, informational brochures, and convention programs; scrapbooks compiled by presidents, and photograph albums. The scrapbooks relate to convention activities and include photographs taken at conventions. The scrapbooks cover almost every year of the Auxiliary's existence.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Historical Background, 1919-2015

Series 2: Financial Materials, 1979-1999

Series 3: Convention Materials, 1934; 1940-2010

Series 4: Publications, 1953-2010

Series 5: Photographs, 1950s-2003

Series 6: Publicity, 1965; 1976; 1982

Series 7; Addenda, 2015-2019
Historical:
NAPHCC was originally called the National Association of Master Plumbers (NAMP). In 1953 it became the National Association of Plumbing Contractors; in 1963 it became the National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors (NAPHCC). In the years before the organization was started and during its early years, most plumbers were self-employed individuals rather than employees of larger contracting companies. Their wives were likely to be involved in the business. Often wives answered inquiries, kept the books, made appointments, and performed other duties in addition to their own domestic tasks.

NAMP was founded in 1882 to promote the interests of plumbers who considered themselves "true craftsmen" at a time of rapid transition from outdoor to indoor plumbing and of major technological improvements in residential and commercial buildings. These master plumbers tended to be specialists in metal work or gas fitting. They saw their mission as ensuring a safe and sanitary public plumbing system, and this remains their mission. They also promoted what was termed "trade protection" and opposed the sale of plumbing materials to anyone other than master plumbers. They foresaw, accurately, a time when there would be stringent governmental regulations on public sanitation facilities.

NAMP's Women's Auxiliary was founded at the 1919 NAMP convention by Emily Hornbrook (b. 1857). A year later the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving American women the right to vote. However, this auxiliary was not allowed to use the name and seal of the Association until 1921. In these early years, the Auxiliary was involved in scholarships for the children of members, raising the profile of the plumbing profession, discovering ways to help their husbands' businesses, and advocating for better public sanitation.

Over time the Auxiliary's activities expanded, and these activities are extremely well documented in the scrapbooks in the collection. For example, in response to the increasing governmental regulation of public sanitation, the Auxiliary formed a very active Sanitation Committee. In 1938, Anna Corcoran, the Chair of this committee, reported, "The Sanitation Program has become a march of progress for the Auxiliary…The women are now demanding, and in some cases getting, clean and sanitary restrooms, lavatory and toilet facilities in public theaters, restaurants, stores, parks and filling stations." They worked with Texaco to set standards of sanitation in their gas station restrooms. Texaco used these changes to their benefit in their ad campaigns, and other oil companies followed suit. During the World War II years, the Auxiliary promoted educational efforts to spread the word about the transmission of water-borne diseases including polio, typhoid, TB, and diphtheria, and advocated for the need for proper sanitary systems to reduce the incidence of diseases. In the decades that followed, the Auxiliary was active in promoting such issues as water pollution, labor practices (such as the Family Medical Leave Act), civil rights, pipeline safety, fuel economy standards, conservation, and recycling. They continued to fund scholarships for the education of the children of members, and they also had a loan program for members in need.

The mission of the Auxiliary today is to work in partnership with the National Association and the industry through cooperation, communication, and education. More specifically, its goals include promoting the industry to the public; drawing more young people into the industry through educational programs in an effort to address the shortage of people with these essential skills and filling a gap once filled by trade and vocational high schools; and protecting the nation's health through advocacy and grass roots efforts to improve public sanitation and the water supply.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Plumbing (AC0060)

Estelle Ellis Collection (AC0423)

Earl S. Tupper Papers (AC0470)

Priscilla of Boston Collection (AC0557)

Dorothy Shaver Collection (AC0631)

Stanley Home Products (AC0788)

Spokeswoman Magazine Printed Materials Collection (AC0931)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors National Auxiliary, through Sandy Stack, President on February 20, 2012.
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:
Public health  Search this
Heating and ventilating  Search this
Heating  Search this
Plumbing  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
Sanitation  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Ledgers (account books)
Proceedings
Programs
Correspondence
Newsclippings
Newsletters
Citation:
Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1304
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Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1304

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