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Sales Records

Collection Donor:
Nickse, Hugo  Search this
Johnson, Hanford  Search this
Steinway, Henry Ziegler  Search this
Collection Creator:
Comstock, Cheney and Co.  Search this
Pratt, Read and Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1860 - 1979
Scope and Contents:
Information concerning the sale and marketing of Pratt, Read's piano keyboards and actions can be found in the SALES RECORDS, 1860 1979. These include an 1860 agreement with the firm of Julius Pratt & Company for the joint sale of ivory combs; price lists for ivory combs, 1864-1865 and 1920; labels for boxes of ivory combs; and blank sales receipts from the company's London office, undated The monthly sales figures, 1914 1931, show total sales income by month and by year, while the monthly sales statistics, 1917-1936, detail sales according to type and value of goods sold (e.g., sharps, ivory, hammers, etc.). The record of sharp sales is a day by day accounting which lists customer name and type of sharps ordered. The scrap orders journal is a daily record of orders for small ivory items, such as collar buttons, billiard cue tips, and beads, as well as scrap ivory. Information on sales for the period 1952-1969 can be found in two charts, one showing the total number of complete keyboards shipped and the other showing average key and action prices.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Pratt, Read Corporation Records, 1839-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0320, Subseries 3.6
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Pratt, Read Corporation Records / Series 3: Pratt, Read and Company, Pratt, Read and Company, Inc., and Pratt-Read Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondence

Collection Donor:
Nickse, Hugo  Search this
Johnson, Hanford  Search this
Steinway, Henry Ziegler  Search this
Collection Creator:
Comstock, Cheney and Co.  Search this
Pratt, Read and Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1873-1876
Scope and Contents:
The incoming CORRESPONDENCE dates from 1875-1877. The general correspondence primarily concerns problems with orders for the ivory goods combs, billiard balls, and piano keys produced by the company, such as delays in shipping, the return of defective merchandise, and changes in the number and type of goods ordered. Letters from many piano and organ manufacturers, such as Knabe, H. Hardman, Vose & Sons, the Burdett Organ Company, the Shoninger Organ Company, and the Mason & Hamlin Piano Company, are included. The actual sales orders for 1876 have been placed among the Sales Records, thus maintaining the company's original separation of these two similar groups of records. Other general correspondence concerns Comstock, Cheney & Company's orders for goods needed in its manufacturing processes, from special woods to hardware components and labels for its boxes. Monthly statements from the company's banks in New York City and Essex, Conn., are also included.

The correspondence from McLean, Morris & Company, Comstock, Cheney's London ivory broker, contains a wealth of information about the London ivory market. The letters discuss sales trends, speculation about prices to be paid and information about prices actually realized, and provide statistics on the quantity and quality of ivory from various sources in Africa. This correspondence is complemented by the quarterly circulars published by Westendarp & Buch, which are printed reports on the latest ivory sales in London. These circulars, sent to Comstock, Cheney by McLean, Morris & Company, set forth the current values of all types and classes of ivory in tables and charts.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Pratt, Read Corporation Records, 1839-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0320, Subseries 2.2
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Pratt, Read Corporation Records
Pratt, Read Corporation Records / Series 2: Comstock, Cheney and Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Pratt, Read Corporation Records

Donor:
Nickse, Hugo  Search this
Johnson, Hanford  Search this
Steinway, Henry Ziegler  Search this
Creator:
Comstock, Cheney and Co.  Search this
Pratt, Read and Company  Search this
Extent:
84 Cubic feet (106 boxes, 28 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Financial records
Employee records
Advertisements
Minute books
Sales records
Design drawings
Manufacturing records
Legal documents
Annual reports
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Labels
Stock records
Place:
Ivoryton (Conn.)
Date:
1839-1990
Summary:
Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.
Scope and Contents:
Pratt, Read & Company, located in the Essex area of Connecticut, was once the world's largest producer of ivory products. Beginning with the manufacture of combs, collar buttons, and toothpicks, the company moved on to the production of piano and organ key veneers, and soon dominated the field. Eventually, it began to produce complete piano and organ keyboards and actions, becoming the major supplier to the American piano industry. The records in this collection document Pratt, Read & Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney & Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary, and related companies. Other topics of interest dealt with in this collection include the late nineteenth century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop carrying gliders during World War II.
Arrangement:
The Collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Predecessor and Miscellaneous Companies, 1839-1870s

Series 2: Comstock, Cheney and Company, 1863-1936

Series 3: Pratt, Read and Company, 1863-1988

Series 4: Gould Aeronautical Division, 1941-1977

Series 5: Subsidiary and Related Companies, 1859-1980

Series 6: Information on Related Companies, 1977-1992

Series 7; Addenda, 1837-2004
Historical:
Pratt, Read & Company is one of the oldest companies in the state of Connecticut. The firm traces its origins to 1798, when an Essex goldsmith and clockmaker named Phineas Pratt invented a circular saw to cut the teeth on ivory combs. In 1809, George Read and his brother in law, Phineas Pratt II, dammed the Deep River in the nearby town of Deep River and constructed a waterwheel to power ivory cutting machinery. Read left the partnership in 1816, and Phineas Pratt II joined with Alfred Worthington to manufacture ivory combs under the name of Pratt Worthington & Company. When Worthington died in 1830, two of Phineas Pratt II's sons, Ulysses and Alexis, took over the business, operating as U & A Pratt. The name was changed in 1844 to Pratt Spencer & Company, when a new partner was added, and changed again in 1850, to Pratt Brothers & Company. In 1856 the company erected a much larger factory in Deep River.

In the meantime, Julius Pratt, another of Phineas Pratt I's sons, had joined with Thomas Howard to set up an ivory comb factory in the town of Meriden. This firm was known as Howard, Pratt & Company. After Howard's death in 1822, it became Julius Pratt & Company. In 1854, the firm began to produce wooden piano keyboards, which then were fitted with keys of ivory. One half interest in this firm was owned by George Read.

When Read left his original partnership with Phineas Pratt II in 1816, he joined with Essex comb maker Ezra Williams to set up a new ivory working factory in Deep River. This new firm was known as Ezra Williams & Company. In 1829, Read became the senior partner and the company's name was changed to George Read & Company. This company later secured a very important contract to supply ivory keys for the first American manufacturer of pianos, Chickering & Sons of Boston.

In 1863, the firms of George Read & Company, Julius Pratt & Company, and Pratt Brothers & Company, were merged to form Pratt, Read & Company. The new company further enlarged its factory in Deep River in 1866. In 1871, the old Julius Pratt & Company factory in Meriden was closed and its operations moved to Deep River. Though this factory was destroyed by fire in 1881, a larger factory was quickly rebuilt and the company was back in business early in 1882.

With the election of George L. Cheney as president in 1892, Pratt, Read & Company began a period of continued expansion. In December of that year the company joined with another Connecticut piano component manufacturer, Comstock, Cheney & Company, to organize a midwestern manufacturing branch, under the name of the Piano & Organ Supply Company. This firm was to serve the territory west of Toledo, Ohio, operating in competition with its parent companies. In 1929 Pratt, Read and Comstock, Cheney combined to buy out the Piano & Organ Supply Company and it was dissolved.

In 1910 Pratt, Read & Company decided to begin the manufacture of piano actions. An independent manufacturer of piano actions, New York based Wasle & Company, and its subsidiary, the Wasle Unique Player Action Company, were acquired that same year. In 1914, Pratt, Read built a second factory solely for the production of player piano actions in Deep River. Wasle & Company was dissolved in 1919 and its production was continued under the Pratt, Read name. The company soon acquired two additional keyboard and action manufacturers: the Sylvester Tower Company of Cambridge, Mass., was purchased, dissolved, and all its equipment was moved to Deep River in 1924; and Strauch Bros. Company of New York was purchased in 1926. The Deep River player action plant operated until 1928, when business declined and production of player piano actions was discontinued in favor of manufacturing small motorboats. This line of business also soon declined and the project was abandoned by 1932.

COMSTOCK, CHENEY & COMPANY. Meanwhile, other manufacturers of ivory products had been at work in the Essex area. Chief among these was the firm of Comstock, Cheney & Company of Ivoryton. The dominant figure in this company was Samuel M. Comstock. He had learned the ivory cutting trade while working in his older brother's Saybrook area ivory cutting shop, known as Joseph A. Comstock & Company. By 1838, Samuel had left his brother's shop and joined with Edwin Griswold to set up Comstock & Griswold Company further west up the Falls River in Centerbrook. In 1848, the company moved its operations to a new factory in the Ivoryton area, where combs, toothpicks, and other ivory products were made. At the same time, the firm's name was changed to S. M. Comstock & Company, reflecting Samuel's sole ownership.

In 1860, Samuel Comstock allied his firm with George A. Cheney to form Comstock, Cheney & Company. Cheney had invested in Comstock's firm and was one of the principals in the important New York based ivory importing firm of Arnold, Cheney & Company. The new firm began production of thin slices of ivory for mounting on wooden piano keys. It also had its own agents buying ivory in Africa, most of which went toward production of piano keys. The company was formally incorporated in 1872 and in 1873 it opened an even larger factory in Ivoryton.

1936 MERGER. On December 31, l936, Pratt, Read & Company of Deep River was consolidated and merged with Comstock, Cheney & Company of Ivoryton. The resulting corporation was titled Pratt, Read & Company, Inc. By l938, all manufacturing operations had been consolidated in Ivoryton and the Deep River factory closed. During World War II, both the Deep River factory and the Ivoryton factory were used to produce CG 4A "Waco" troop carrying gliders for the U.S. Army Air Forces, along with LNE 1 training gliders and the GLOMB experimental plane for the U.S. Navy. Production of piano keyboards and actions was sharply curtailed for the duration of the war, and was slow to resume afterward. In l946 the Deep River factory was sold.

From 1948 to l957, the Ivoryton factory was enlarged and modernized on a large scale. During the Korean War, the company contracted to make helicopter blades for the Kaman Corporation of Bloomfield, Conn., and this partnership lasted for fourteen years. In l958, Pratt, Read transferred all of its piano action manufacturing operations to a newly built plant in Central, S.C. This move was made primarily in order to modernize production facilities at a lower cost than would have been possible through continued renovation of the Ivoryton plant.

With the election of Peter H. Comstock (a great grandson of one of the founders of Comstock, Cheney & Company) as President in 1954, the firm began an ambitious plan of diversification. The Cornwall & Patterson Company of Bridgeport, Conn., manufacturer of piano hardware, was purchased in l957. In 1959, Pratt, Read joined with six British Commonwealth firms to acquire British Piano Actions, Ltd., of Wales. Keyboards, Inc., a Chicago based producer of keyboards for electronic organs, was acquired in 1960. The Tech Art Plastics Company of Morristown, N.J., a custom molder of plastics materials especially for the piano industry, was acquired in 1961. The F. Kelly Company of Derby, Conn., which specialized in the production of small metal parts, was acquired in l964, and operated as a division of Cornwall & Patterson. In l966, Pratt, Read purchased the Allen Rogers Corporation of Laconia, N.H., which produced wooden furniture and piano components.

MERGER WITH VOCALINE COMPANY. In February l968, Pratt, Read & Company, Inc., was merged into the Vocaline Company of America, Inc., of Old Saybrook, Conn. Peter H. Comstock became chairman and chief executive officer of Vocaline Corporation, while remaining president of Pratt, Read. Vocaline was then organized into two major divisions the Vocaline Division and the Pratt, Read Division. The Pratt, Read Division concentrated on the production of piano keys and actions. It operated three subdivisions: the Ivoryton Division (keyboards, wooden and plastic moldings, and unfinished furniture); the Action Division (piano actions); and the Lund Division, formerly Keyboards, Inc., (electronic organ components). Both of the latter divisions operated out of the Central, S.C., plant. The Lund Division was known as the Electronics Division by 1970.

The Vocaline Division produced and sold electric motors, timing devices, and other small electromechanical mechanisms through its Electronics Section and its Bristol Motor and Timer Section. Another subsidiary of the Vocaline Division Altron, Inc., based in Westerly, R.I. produced wire coils. Through its Research and Development Center in Waldboro, Maine, Vocaline conducted antisubmarine warfare research for the U.S. Navy. By 1970, the Vocaline Division had been streamlined into four divisions: the Allen Rogers Corporation (small shaped wood products); Altron, Inc. (wire coils); the Bristol Division, later known as the Bristol Saybrook Company (electric motors and timers); and the Cornwall & Patterson Company (piano hardware and small tools). In addition, research for the Navy had been expanded and combined with other oceanographic research under the control of a subsidiary company, VAST, Inc., with operations in both Maine and the Caribbean.

PRATT READ CORPORATION. In October 1970, the Vocaline Corporation changed its name to the Pratt Read Corporation. This was done partly to increase identity with its oldest traditions and partly to reflect a shift away from the early emphasis on the Vocaline side of the corporation. The new corporation continued to refine its interests under the direction of Peter H. Comstock, who became company president in February 1970. The Tech Arts Plastic Company was sold off in May 1972, although it remained a source of supply for custom molded parts. In 1974 Pratt Read purchased the Atlas Plywood Company of Morrisville, Vt., in order to use its mill and kilns in the preparation of lumber for the Ivoryton factory, whose own facilities were overburdened. This company was operated as a subsidiary of Pratt Read.

By 1976, the Pratt Read Corporation was organized into five operating divisions. The Allen Rogers Corporation produced toys, golf tees, spools, knobs, and other turned and shaped wood products. Altron, Inc., produced bobbins and coils of copper wire. The Bristol Saybrook Company produced small electric motors and timers. The Cornwall & Patterson Company produced piano hardware parts, screwdriver blades, and other small hand tools. Pratt, Read & Company produced wooden components for pianos and other musical instruments. The company's ownership of VAST, Inc., was sold off in March 1976. Later that year, the company acquired Sight Line Corporation, a Freehold, N.J., manufacturer of golf clubs. This subsidiary, operated as the Sounder Sports Division, was sold in May 1979.

In October of 1979, James H. Tucker replaced Peter H. Comstock as president of Pratt Read; Comstock remained chairman of the board and chief executive officer. His nephew, Harwood B. Comstock, became the next president in October 1982. In June 1982, the Ivoryton factory was severely damaged by flooding after two dams burst upstream during a torrential rainstorm. Although the administrative offices were destroyed and the plant filled with several feet of mud and debris, the facility was back in production within two weeks. In August 1982, Pratt Read acquired the Sohmer Piano Company, a 111 year old Long Island based manufacturer of pianos, and in December 1982 Sohmer's production facilities were moved into the Ivoryton factory. By July 1983 Sohmer was producing about six upright pianos a day in its new location.

By the early 1980s, the American piano industry had entered a period of decline and even Peter Comstock's diversification efforts could not keep it out of trouble. A major blow came in 1984 with the loss of a large contract to manufacture keyboards for Mattel Electronics's Intellivision home video system. This was exacerbated by a slump in the piano industry in mid year. The increased import of Japanese and Korean pianos further undercut the American industry, resulting in slowdowns and profit losses for Pratt Read. Attempting to compete on the same basis with this foreign competition, Pratt Read joined with the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company in May 1985 to establish the Pratt Win Corporation. This joint venture resulted in the closing of Pratt Read's Central, S.C., piano action manufacturing plant and the transfer of its operations to a new Baldwin plant in Juarez, Mexico. Pratt Read sold its interest in Pratt Win to Baldwin in October 1986.

Piano sales continued to decline, however, and Pratt Read continued to suffer losses. In March 1986, the company was acquired by Crescent & Company, a corporation controlled by Harwood B. Comstock, president of Pratt, Read & Company. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of Crescent & Company, but retained the name Pratt Read Corporation. In April 1986, the company sold its Sohmer piano subsidiary together with the Ivoryton factory where it was housed; Sohmer & Company continued to produce upright pianos under independent ownership in Ivoryton until December 1988. In December 1986 the Bristol Saybrook Company was sold off. By 1990, the company had sold off all remaining assets except for a sawmill in Vermont and the Cornwall & Patterson Company in Bridgeport, Conn., where the remaining corporate staff relocated.

Sources

Deep River Historical Society, Inc. A History of Pratt Read & Co. 1973.

1899 Souvenir of Essex, Connecticut. Rpt., The Ivoryton Public Library, 1979.

Johnson, Curtiss S. "From Ivory Combs to Carnegie Hall and Today:The History of the Pratt Read Corporation." [Unpublished history in the collection.]

Moore, Ernst D. "History of Pratt, Read & Company." [Unpublished history in the Ernst D. Moore Collection, Archives Center Collection #321.]

Newspaper Clippings in the collection.

Pratt Read Corporation. Annual Reports.

Vocaline Corporation. Annual Report, 1970.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Records relating to Pratt, Read and to Comstock, Cheney can be found in a number of other collections, both within the Archives Center and in other repositories. The Wood & Brooks Company Records (Archives Center coll. #457) contain significant information on Pratt, Read's operations and an important record of production statistics gathered by George Wood while he was factory superintendent and taken with him when he set up a rival firm in Buffalo. While the Ernst Moore Collection (Archives Center coll. #321) primarily documents the purchase of ivory in Africa (much of which was ultimately used by Pratt, Read), it also includes a history of Pratt, Read written by Moore while he was employed by them. The Sohmer & Company Records (Archives Center coll. #349) document the piano manufacturing firm that Pratt Read acquired in 1982.
Separated Materials:
The Pratt Read Corporation also donated a number of objects to the National Museum of American History at the same time as their 1988 donation of archival records. Included were combs and letter openers and other examples of products made from ivory; piano components, such as gauge boards, key actions, and keys; and such diverse items as tools used in the factory, World War II employee I.D. badges, and a uniform from the company sponsored basketball team.
Provenance:
Donated by Pratt, Read Corporation in 1989. In addition to the papers donated by the company, several individuals donated Pratt, Read materials in their possession.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Piano  Search this
Ivory industry  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Ivory  Search this
Gliders (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Financial records
Employee records
Advertisements -- 20th century
Minute books
Sales records
Design drawings
Manufacturing Records
Legal documents
Annual reports
Publications
Photographs -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Labels
Stock records
Citation:
Pratt, Read Corporation Records, 1839-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0320
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Henderson Family Papers

Topic:
American Diplomatic Questions (Monograph : 1901)
The Cruise of the Tomas Barrera (Monograph : 1916)
Extent:
4.93 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
West Indies
Maine
North Carolina
Caribbean Area
Date:
1868-1923
Descriptive Entry:
The Henderson family papers contains John Brooks Henderson, Jr.'s correspondence; literary manuscripts; scientific notebooks; lists of shells from the Caribbean, Maine, and North Carolina; Henderson family correspondence, including John Brooks Henderson, Jr.'s correspondence describing his travels, and correspondence concerning the endorsement of Irving Fisher for secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; canceled checks; appointment calendars; medical and real estate records; notes, genealogy; Mary Foote Henderson's recipe and guest books; also records from the United States Treasury Department on imports and exports; immigration and population statistics; federal expenditure statistics, 1892-1893; photographs, some of which were taken by Matthew Brady; blueprints and architectural drawings; and newspaper and journal articles.
Historical Note:
John Brooks Henderson (1826-1913), a lawyer and politician, served as United States senator from Missouri from 1862 to 1869. In 1869, he returned to St. Louis where he practiced law and remained active in both local and national politics. In 1889, he retired from practice and moved to Washington, D.C. From 1892-1911, he served as a citizen member of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents.

Henderson's wife, Mary Foote Henderson (1841-1931), was involved in the suffrage and temperance movements. She was also a well-known socialite in Washington and a devotee of the arts, as well as an author of children's books and books on health.

John Brooks Henderson, Jr. (1870-1923), the son of John Brooks and Mary Foote Henderson, graduated from Harvard University in 1891 and Columbian Law School (now George Washington University) in 1893. From 1896-1897, Henderson was secretary to John W. Foster, a diplomatic advisor to the Chinese government. In 1897, he traveled with General Nelson A. Miles on a tour of Europe and the Ottoman Empire as a civilian observer of the armies of the great European powers. He was appointed a citizen member of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents in 1911 and retained that post until his death. Interested in shell collecting as a youth, Henderson later concentrated on marine shell life of the West Indies and participated in several expeditions to the Caribbean. His collections were donated to the United States National Museum. He did volunteer work in the Division of Mollusks in his spare time, and wrote several articles for the Proceedings of the United States National Museum and Bulletin of the United States National Museum. He was the author of American Diplomatic Questions, 1901, and The Cruise of the Tomas Barrera, 1916, based on his expedition to Cuba in 1914.
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7075, Henderson Family Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7075
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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CCC Background Information and Statistics

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-048, Educational Radio Project Publications
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Educational Radio Project Publications
Educational Radio Project Publications / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Lufkin Reliable Junior Tape Measure

Maker:
Lufkin Rule Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.3 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm; 29/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
Object Name:
rule
tape measure
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Saginaw
Date made:
1893-1907
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Nathanael P. Vereide
ID Number:
1985.0817.01
Accession number:
1985.0817
Catalog number:
1985.0817.01
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Science & Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Scale Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Sam Cunningham Football Card

Maker:
Topps Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Card, Football
Date made:
1974
Subject:
Football  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.233
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.233
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Len Wilkens, Jerry West, and Nate Archibald NBA Assists Leaders

Publisher:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Depicted:
Wilkens, Len  Search this
West, Jerry  Search this
Archibald, Nate  Search this
Maker:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.125
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.125
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3198-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Willie Long Basketball Card

Publisher:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Depicted:
Long, Willie  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.093
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.093
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-6fc0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Earl Monroe Basketball Card

Publisher:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Depicted:
Monroe, Earl  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.096
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.096
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-dc89-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Charlie Scott Basketball Card

Publisher:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Depicted:
Scott, Charlie  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.102
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.102
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Jerry Sloan Basketball Card

Publisher:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Depicted:
Sloan, Jerry  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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ID Number:
1982.0568.105
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.105
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Elmore Smith Basketball Card

Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Depicted:
Smith, Elmore  Search this
Maker:
Topps Company, Inc.  Search this
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Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1973
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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African American  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.108
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.108
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Dick Snyder Basketball Card

Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Depicted:
Snyder, Dick  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.109
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.109
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National Museum of American History
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Willie Sojourner Basketball Card

Depicted:
Sojourner, Willie  Search this
Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.110
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.110
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National Museum of American History
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Larry Steele Basketball Card

Depicted:
Steele, Larry  Search this
Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.111
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.111
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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George Thompson Basketball Card

Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Depicted:
Thompson, George  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.112
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.112
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National Museum of American History
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Dick Van Arsdale Basketball Card

Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Depicted:
Van Arsdale, Dick  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.113
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.113
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Neal Walk Basketball Card

Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Depicted:
Walk, Neal  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.116
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.116
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National Museum of American History
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Cornell Warner Basketball Card

Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
Depicted:
Walker, Cornell  Search this
Maker:
Topps Chewing Gum  Search this
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1972
Copyright date:
1969
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
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ID Number:
1982.0568.115
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.115
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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