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[Trade catalogs from Harnischfeger Corp.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1884  Search this
Company Name:
Harnischfeger Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Successor to Pawling & Harnischfeger Co. ; Diesel Engine Div. (Port Washington, WI)  Search this
Notes content:
Electric hoists, lumber hoists, cranes, derricks, brewing equipment, excavating equipment, logging equipment, sugarcane harvesting equipment, arc welding equipment, engines, diesel engines, ice manufacture, prefabricated houses, trenching equipment, soil stabilization equipment and road building equipment. Excavating equipment - shovels, draglines, clamshell cranes, skimmer scoops, trench hoes ; "Zip-Lift" hoists ; "Travel-Lift" cranes ; truck cranes ; arc welding equipment ; "P&H" backfillers ; diesel engines...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
79 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engines  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_19156
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_19156

Eisler Engineering Company records

Creator:
Eisler Engineering Company.  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
Incandescent Lamp Manufacturer's Association.  Search this
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company  Search this
Eisler, Charles, Jr.  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (49 boxes, 25 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Correspondence
Place:
Newark (N.J.)
Hungary
Date:
(bulk 1920-1950s)
1885 - 1988
Summary:
Records document Charles Eisler, a Hungarian immigrant who was a skilled mechanic and engineer and his company, Eisler Engineering Company of Newark, New Jersey, which manufactured equipment for producing electric lamps, television and radio tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the materials date from the 1930s to the 1950s and document Charles Eisler's contributions to the modern lamp making industry. There is considerable personal information documenting Eisler and his family, and his connection to his native Hungary. The collection is divided into 9 series: personal materials; business materials; employee records, operating records; diagrams and drawings; litigation and patent records; photographs; and scrapbooks.

Series 1, Personal Materials, 1944-1970, is divided into six subseries: Passports and Naturalization Certificate, 1910-1970s; Photographs, 1912; Chronological Correspondence, 1944-1970; Alphabetical Correspondence, 1941-1969; Family and Friends Correspondence, 1956-1966; Vacation Information, 1951; Financial Information, 1960-1967; and Medical Bills and Information, 1963-1967.

There are several passports (United States and German) for Eisler and his United States naturalization certificate of 1910. The photographs, 1912, are from Eisler's friend, Ed Korn. The photographs depict an airplane that Eisler created drawings for and two individuals, Bert Berry (parachutist) and Tony Januss, a pilot at Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri.

The chronological correspondence, 1944-1970, is arranged chronologically. It contains letters about Hungarians and Hungarian issues; invitations to social events and speaking engagements; thank you letters; letters of condolence; donations; birthday greetings; and club memberships. Eisler was active in the Newark, New Jersey, Hungarian community. He donated equipment, clothes, and money to a variety of organizations that assisted Hungarians in the United States and in Hungary. Some of the correspondence was written by Mrs. R. Testa, secretary to Charles Eisler.

The alphabetical correspondence, 1941-1969, is arranged alphabetically. It consists of letters documenting such issues as stock in Eisler Engineering Company, personal purchases of Eisler's at the Ivanhoe Lobby Gift Shop by the Sea Hotel, and "Help the Suffering Hungarians" organization (1956-1961). This includes canceled checks from donors, specifically Operation Mercy to assist refugees from Budapest. Additionally, there is correspondence and itemized price lists for food and clothing for Hungarians. Of note is some Raritan Yacht Club (R.Y.C.) of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, materials. There is a R.Y.C. Duffle Bag newsletter, February, 1964. Eisler was a member of R.Y.C.

Family and friends correspondence, 1956-1966, includes letters and postcards from family and friends, mostly in Hungarian. Topics discussed include sending food, clothing, hearing aids, and medicine to Hungarian refugees; Christmas packages; emigration; and U.S. Relief Parcel Service receipts.

Vacation information, 1951, consists of one file folder of documentation of airline tickets, baggage tickets, tour itineraries, receipts from hotels, letterhead from hotels, and itemized lists of purchases for several trips Eisler made. Airlines ephemera represented include Pan American World Airways System; Air France; British Overseas Airways Corp; Trans World Airlines, Inc; and Eastern Airlines.

Financial information, 1960-1967, contains investment securities (certificates) information for Massachusetts Investors Trust; consolidated checking account information; lists of personal donations, personal income, and savings accounts. Eisler's personal donations varied greatly, both in amount and in the type of organization—American Hungarian Studies Foundation at Rutgers, Father Flanagan's Boy's Home; and the Jewish Community Council of Essex County, New Jersey.

Medical Bills and Information, 1963-1967, consists mostly of bills from doctors for services rendered.

Series 2, Business Materials, 1885, 1931-1985, is divided into seven subseries: correspondence, general files, financial information, World War II boards and regulations, real estate holdings and investments, articles, and Kahle Engineering.

Correspondence, 1946-1971, is arranged alphabetically by surname or company name. It contains a variety of issues—real estate, accounting, legal representation, and tenants. Attorneys Kessler and Kessler handled Eisler vs. General Electric Company. There is correspondence about meetings, depositions, and reviewing documents before filing. The tenant information includes assignments and agreements between individual tenants and the landlord, Lesire Corporation, which Eisler owned.

General Files, 1931-1985, contains files arranged alphabetically on a variety of topics.

Financial Information, 1931-1945, is mainly comprised of Treasury Department and Internal Revenue correspondence, and income tax documentation

World War II Boards and Regulations, 1942-1946, contain information about manpower, labor, and production during World War II for the manufacturing industry. The National War Labor Board contains wage rates and audit information for Eisler Engineering. The Manpower Commission established the total manpower allowance for Eisler Engineering and other companies. It set specific quotas for the number of male employees permitted. The War Production Board material includes a plant report of operations. It describes the product being made and categorizes the percentage of "war" versus "civilian" work. The War Department Plant Protection Division contains notes and recommendations for Eilser Engineering Company to implement.

Real Estate Holdings and Investments, 1932-1980, consists mainly of tax and stock returns and income information and cancelled notes for collateral with the Lesire Corporation. The record of real estate, 1952-1974, contains ledger sheets for seven separate properties with the name of the property, improvements if any, and address: Farm Flagtowne, Neshanic, New Jersey; 733 S. 12th Street, Newark, New Jersey; 735-737 S. 12th Street, Newark, New Jersey; 738-758 S. 13th Street, Newark, New Jersey; 16 N. Salem Street, Dover, New Jersey; 269 E. Blackwell Street, Dover, New Jersey; and Lad Construction. The ledger sheets also include a loan record with rents and mortgage receivable information. The Avenue L files document a factory building owned by Eisler in Newark, New Jersey. The files contain correspondence, receipts, and bills for work done on the building in preparation for sale.

Articles, 1885-1962 (not inclusive) includes four articles relating to the topic of electricity.

Kahle Engineering, 1960-1982, contains Dun and Bradstreet analytical reports from 1960 to 1964 and interoffice correspondence with Steven Logothetis, an employee of Kahle Engineering, interoffice memos, credit profiles, notes, mortgage papers, and information sheets for specific properties for purchase at public auction for the period 1979-1982.

Series 3, Employee/Personnel Records, 1940-1988, is divided into ten subseries: personnel files; accident reports; lists of employee names; service years and anniversaries; union (IUE AFL-CIO) agreements; benefits (health and pension); deceased employees; payroll information; electrical license course; Department of Labor; and miscellaneous.

The bulk of this series consists primarily of employee personnel files from the 1940s to 1960s. Arranged alphabetically by surname, the files contain employee record cards, employee applications, in some instances photographs (head shots), tax withholding exemption certificates, medical forms, union dues information, union steward reports detailing grievances and appeals, correspondence, recommendations, unemployment benefit payments, workers compensation, paychecks, and applications for United States citizenship and visa requests. The employee record cards capture the employee name; address; social security number; department; occupation; title; clock number; phone number; race; marital status; date of birth; number of children; stating rate; increases; vacation taken; country of birth; entry into the United States; naturalized and, if so, when and where; former employees and any union grievances. It provides a comprehensive view of the employee composition of the company.

The accident reports, 1958-1988, are arranged chronologically by year and then further arranged alphabetically by employee surname. These accident claim forms used by Eisler Engineering Company are for the New Jersey Manufacturers Casualty Insurance Company of Trenton, New Jersey. Additionally, there are blank State of New Jersey accident forms. There is some correspondence about specific claims and employees. There is one file folder documenting injuries and illness, 1971-1978. It consists of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forms completed by Eisler Engineering. They provide a summary of the types of injuries and illnesses, number of lost work days, number of cases and a supplementary record of occupational injuries.

Lists of employee names, 1957-1977, provides information on employees who left employment, were laid off, owed union dues; years of service to the company, birthdays, addresses, and job descriptions.

Service years and anniversaries, 1955-1970, provides the employee name, when employment began, years of service and if a service pin was awarded.

Union (IUE AFL-CIO) agreements, 1942-1957 contain union contracts and agreements between Eisler Engineering Mutual Employees Association, Inc., and the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE-AFL-CIO).

Benefits (health and pension), 1957-1967, contains information on dental benefits, hospital service plans, Group Health Insurance (GHI) Inc., claim forms for medical care insurance, and the annual report of District 4 IUE, AFL-CIO Welfare Plan for 1957.

Deceased employees, 1946-1951, consists of form letters with the employees name, address, next of kin, date of death, and the amount of unpaid salary due.

Payroll Information, 1940-1973, includes deduction of wages or salary forms for union dues, plans for enrolling in the U.S. Savings Bond program, canceled payroll checks, forms for requesting vacation, and bonus and merit increases for employees.

Electrical License Course, undated, includes homework assignments, tests, and answers to questions, in lessons/courses on: compound generators, DC (direct current) self-excited generators, power, combination circuits, parallel circuits, split phase/resistance-start induction run motors, electricity, and compound motors.

Department of Labor, 1944-1956, contains employment reports and public contracts and minimum wage determinations. There is statistical information on the type of employee (male, female, non-white, and part-time) and a report of current and anticipated employment.

Miscellaneous contains one file folder with an undated Department of Labor and Industry letter about a highly desirable labor pool of technical, skilled, and semi-skilled workers becoming available.

Series 4, Operational Records, 1934-1977, is divided into two subseries: Equipment Quotes, 1960-1977, were prepared by Eisler for clients/companies in the United States and in foreign countries. The quotes include details about the machine requested and its price.

Operating Instructions and Parts Lists, 1934-1940s, are arranged predominately by machine number, but there are some exceptions. The files include drawings and sketches, operating instructions on assembling and disassembling, black and white photographs, charts, and product literature. There are some documents that were not created by the Eisler Engineering Company. These documents include operating instructions and drawings from other companies that Eisler had a working relationship with. The instructions, [1934-1945?], arranged alpha-numerically, are operating instructions for machines manufactured by the Eisler Engineering Company. The instructions are labeled D-1 to D-800. These instructions should be used in conjunction with the other operating instructions for specific machines. For example, instructions D-1 are for Eisler machine No. 00, a coil winding machine

Series 5, Diagrams and Drawings, 1924-1960, is divided into two subseries, wiring diagrams and drawings. The wiring diagrams 1934-1956, are arranged by type and provide instructions and diagrams on how to connect wires for Eisler machines. The drawings, 1924-1960, include blueprints, tracings, sketches and in some instances, specifications for specific machines. The name and number of the machine are listed. Also, the drawings contain factory layouts for companies in the United States and in Leningrad, Russia.

Series 6, Sales Records, 1924-1984, is divided into three subseries: customer sales lists, lamp machinery sales records, and catalogs. The Customer Sales Lists, 1951-1958, and the Lamp Machinery Sales Records, 1929-1958, include detailed information for each machine built and shipped to a client: shop number, job number, type of machine, machine number, customer name, customer order number, Eisler order number and date shipped, and a serial number if applicable. There are some lists for customer requested machines such as exhaust machines, stem machines, and base filling machines.

The catalogs, 1924-1979, are arranged into two sub-subseries, Eisler catalogs and other companies' catalogs. The catalogs are further arranged chronologically and are bound or consist of loose pages and individual bulletins. They provide information on incandescent lamps, power transmission tubes; neon tube signs; tungsten equipment and wire; burners, torches, fires, gas and air mixers; metal sprayers; bases; furnaces; vacuum flasks; ampules and vials; vacuum pumps; and electric welders.

Index cards for Eisler Engineering Anniversary Catalog 1945, are arranged by machine number and contain the machine name with a description, pricing information, and in some instances a date and annotations. Each card has a page number that correlates to the Anniversary Catalog No. 45-CE, 1945.

Series 7, Litigation and Patent Records, 1897-1953 (bulk 1926-1929), 1949, 1953, consist of briefs (for the defendant, Eisler, and plaintiff, General Electric) and the transcript of record in the case General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Company, 1926-1929. The litigation was heard in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New Jersey and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Third District. GE brought suit against Eisler for infringement of two U.S. patents, #1,128,120 for manufacturing glass rods and forming spiders, and # 1,220,836 for a filament support wire inserting machine. Eisler allegedly infringed by manufacturing and selling a hook inserting machine.

There is one file folder of newspaper clippings about anti-trust in lamp manufacturing and specifically conclusions to the Opinion for the case United States of America vs. General Electric Company, 1953. GE, Corning Glass Works, N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabriken, Consolidated Electric Lamp Company, Hygrade Sylvania Corporation, Chicago Miniature Lamp Works, and Tung-Sol Lamp Works, Inc., were found guilty and in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. GE, in particular, negotiated agreements through its wholly-owned subsidiary, International General Electric that divided the world lamp markets. This division permitted GE to have the U.S. market exclusively and bar foreign lamp manufacturers. The domestic licensees' growth was limited by GE to a fixed percentage of its own production and expansion so that over the years a licensee's share of the business was diminished. This restrained trade, and competition by GE unlawfully monopolized the incandescent electric lamp business.

A separate case involving Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. vs. Beacon Lamp Co., Leopold Rossbach, C. L. Shoninger, A.H. Moses, L.E. Whicher and J.T. Hambay from 1896 to 1898 is also documented through the brief for the complainant and a record of the case.

Patents, 1913-1931, are further divided into tube patents, 1924-1931 and tube patents assigned to Raytheon Company, 1913-1929. The patents were assembled by Eisler for reference.

Series 8, Photographs, 1944-1967, is further divided into six subseries: machines by number, CAMS; timers; jigs; transformers and electrodes; welders; welders, tips, jigs and fixtures; and miscellaneous. The series contains 8" x 10" black and white prints. Originally organized in three- ring binders, the photographs are arranged by machine number with further numerical identifiers. For example, Machine No. 103 is a glass lathe machine and No. 103-XL is a vertical glass lathe machine.

CAMS are curved wheels mounted on a rotating shaft and used to produce variable or reciprocating motion in another engaged or contacted part. They are used to produce or machine something. Tips refer to the remnant of the glass tubing through which the lamp was exhausted of its air (as well as filled with inert gases after the invention of the gas-filled lamp in 1912) and jigs are devices for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.

The majority of photographs document machinery; few employees are featured.

Photographs for Machine No. 170, can working equipment at vacuum products, features African American workers circa the 1950s and Machine No. 160, an automatic tub bottoming machine features a female employee. Some of the miscellaneous photographs contain prints of equipment, parts and employees working in the factory.

Series 9, Scrapbooks, 1916-1959, includes three scrapbooks. Many of the articles are in Hungarian or Spanish.

Scrapbook, 1943 (bulk 1945-1955), 1959, contains newspaper articles about Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Company. Many articles and advertisements focus on specific machines Eisler manufactured. Articles about Charles Eisler contain information about the associations he belonged to, litigation, awards received, Lesire Corporation, his tenant company; and the appointment of Charles Eisler, Jr., as President of Eisler Engineering Company. Other items include company Christmas cards.

Scrapbook, 1916-1944, 1948, 1957, contains newspaper clippings and catalog pages on machines manufactured by Eisler; personal information about Charles Eisler's trip to Europe; a fire at his summer home; and Christmas decorations. There is documentation on Eisler Engineering Company employees, World War II contributions and production, and photographs of Charles Eisler presenting a donation to the Newark Hungarians and the U.S. Army Ambulance Branch.

Scrapbook, 1924-1959, contains convention programs, Family Circle information, documentation on various social events Eisler attended and machine advertisements.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into nine series.

Series 1, Personal Materials, 1910s-1970s

Subseries 1, Passports and Naturalization Certificate, 1910-1970s

Subseries 2, Photographs, 1912

Subseries 3, Chronological Correspondence, 1946-1970

Subseries 4, Alphabetical Correspondence, 1941-1969

Subseries 5, Family and Friends Correspondence, 1956-1966

Subseries 6, Vacation information, 1951

Subseries 7, Financial information, 1960-1967

Subseries 8, Medical Bills and Information, 1963-1967

Series 2, Business Materials, 1885, 1929-1985

Subseries 1, Correspondence, 1946-1971

Subseries 2, General Files, 1929-1985

Subseries 3, Financial Information, 1931-1945

Subseries 4, World War II Boards and Regulations, 1942-1946

Subseries 5, Real Estate Holdings and Investments, 1932-1980

Subseries 6, Articles, 1885-1962 (not inclusive)

Subseries 7, Kahle Engineering, 1960-1982

Series 3, Employee/Personnel Records, 1940-1988

Subseries 1, Personnel Files, 1940s-1960s

Subseries 2, Accident Reports, 1958-1988

Subseries 3, Lists of employee names, 1957-1977, undated

Subseries 4, Service years and anniversaries, 1955-1970

Subseries 5, Union (IUE AFL-CIO) agreements and contracts, 1942-1957, undated

Subseries 6, Benefits (health and pension), 1957-1967, undated

Subseries 7, Deceased employees, 1946-1951

Subseries 8, Payroll Information, 1940-1973

Subseries 9, Electrical License Course, undated

Subseries 10, Department of Labor, 1944-1956

Subseries 11, Miscellaneous, undated

Series 4, Operating Records, 1934-1977

Subseries 1, Equipment Quotes, 1960-1977

Subseries 2, Operating Instructions and Parts Lists, 1934-1940s

Series 5, Diagrams and Drawings, 1924-1963, undated

Subseries 1, Wiring Diagrams, 1934-1956

Subseries 2, Drawings for Machines, 1924-1963

Subseries 3, Drafting Tools, undated

Series 6, Sales Records, 1924-1984

Subseries 1, Customer Sales Lists, 1951-1958

Subseries 2, Lamp Machinery Sales Records, 1929-1958

Subseries 3, Eisler Catalogs, 1924-1979

Subseries 4, Index cards for Eisler Engineering catalogs

Series 7, Litigation and Patents Records, 1897-1953

Subseries 1, Litigation Records, 1897 (bulk 1926-1929), 1949, 1953

Subseries 2, Patents, 1913-1931

Series 8, Photographs, 1942-1967

Subseries 1, By Machine Number, -1966

Subseries 2, CAMS, 1950-1967

Subseries 3, Timers, Jigs, Transformers, and Electrodes, 1952-1960

Subseries 4, Welders, 1944-1952

Subseries 5, Welders, Tips, and Jigs and Fixtures, 1944-1952

Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, 1944-1957

Series 9, Scrapbooks, 1916-1959
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Eisler (1884-1973) was born in Hungary to Adolph and Helen Eisler. Charles was the second child of nine: George, Emil, Michael, Leopold, Rudi, Franz, Emma and Lajos. Eisler completed his engineering and mechanical studies by the age of 17 and began an apprenticeship with a local factory. He became a licensed steam engineer and fireman of high pressure boilers. In 1902, he left Hungary for Berlin, Germany, with the goal to immigrate to the United States. In Germany, Eisler worked in a factory in Eberswalde, north of Berlin. The factory manufactured cast-iron pipe and machinery, and Eisler operated a crane loading barges near the factory. Eisler left Eberswalde and returned to Berlin to work as a toolmaker at Allgemeine Electricitäts Gesellschaft' (AEG). He arrived in New York City on the SS Potsdam/Stockholm (I) in November 1904. Because Europeans dominated the field of skilled mechanics and tradesmen in the United States, Eisler easily found employment in East Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh Westinghouse. In 1907, Eisler worked for Studebaker Metzger Motor Company as a tool-designer and tool room foreman.

Eisler returned to Hungary in the spring of 1912 where he took a job as a tool designing engineer with an American owned electrical firm, Standard Electric Company, in Újpest. He married Frieda Schwartz Eisler (d.1962) on December 24, 1912, in Budapest. They had four children: Charles Eisler, Jr., Martha (Eisler) Leff; Ruth (Eisler) Forest; and Constance (Eisler) Smith. In 1914, Eisler, his wife Frieda, and their newborn son Charles, Jr., returned to the United States. Eisler worked at the Westinghouse Lamp Company in Bloomfield, New Jersey, designing machines for building incandescent lamps with tungsten wire. At Westinghouse, Eisler held the position of chief engineer of the equipment division, and he completed the International Correspondence Schools course in mechanical engineering (1918). Eisler left Westinghouse in 1919 to work for Save Electric Corporation of Brooklyn, New York (an independent lamp manufacture), formed by Max Ettiger. At Save Electric, Eisler was equipment engineer superintendent and responsible for designing machines for the production of incandescent lamps.

General Electric (GE), Westinghouse, and RCA had a monopoly on modern incandescent lamp making machinery. The manufacture of lamps and tubes had moved from a low-rate, highly skilled craft work of Edison's Menlo Park to a high-rate, semi-skilled process dominated by GE and others. It was difficult for independent lamp manufacturers, such as Save Electric, to compete. The control and licensing of machinery patents was one method GE used to maintain a virtual monopoly on lamp manufacture throughout the first half of the 20th century. GE purchased Save Electric in 1920 to remove it from the incandescent lamp market. That same year, Eisler lost his job and started his own company, Eisler Engineering Company, to consult and manufacture equipment for producing electric lamps, television tubes, radio tubes, glass products, neon tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment. He established a machine shop at 15 Kirk Alley, Newark, New Jersey, where he redesigned many of his machines and drawings and started patenting. By 1924, Eisler's plant doubled in physical size and labor supply, with the radio tube industry peaking in 1929.1 However, the stock market crash of 1929-1930 severely impacted production, and Eisler never again saw the same growth. In 1929, Eisler sold a 49% interest in the company to Frank Bonner.

In June 1933, Eisler and others organized a group of independent manufacturers into the Incandescent Lamp Manufacturer's Association (ILMA). In response to the pressuring tactics of GE, Westinghouse and RCA, the group also documented every lamp maker who went out of business or that was bought by a monopoly member. The ILMA allowed members to pool their resources for patent litigation. "Eisler was the third leading outside supplier of lamp making machinery. It was not licensed by General Electric, and the unlicensed lamp manufacturers obtained most of their lamp making equipment from it. The Eisler equipment was less automatic and of considerably less speed than the machinery used by the General Electric group. However, it was considerably lower in price."2

Eisler Engineering Company was sued at least four times by GE between 1923 and 1928 for alleged patent infringement but won each case. The cases involved four United States patents owned by GE: Van Keuren #1,326,121; Mitchell and White #1,453,594; Mitchell and White #1,453,595; and Marshall #1,475,192. The last three patents address a process used in the manufacture of electric lamps known as "sealing in" of tip-less lamps. The plaintiff, GE, complained that Eisler, the defendant, was infringing. Several GE patents were declared invalid during the proceedings or were withdrawn, and Eisler's U.S. Patent #1,637,989 for tip-less lamps was upheld. See General Electric Company vs. Eisler Engineering Company, 20 F (2d.) 33 (C.C.A., 1927), 26 F (2d.) 12 (C.C.A., 1928), and 43 F (2d.) 319 (C.C.A., 1930). One of Eisler's strongest defenses was a 1916 article he published in Machinery on Tungsten Lamp Manufacture. Eisler defended his case not only for the interest of his own company but also for those who utilized his products as well as those who manufactured under a licensing agreement with Eisler Engineering Company.

In 1954, Charles Eisler, Jr., formerly vice president became president of Eisler Engineering Company, Inc., and Charles Eisler, Sr., became chairman of the board. In 1958, Eisler Senior officially stepped down. In the late 1970s, Eisler, Jr., sold the company to Kahle Engineering Company. Kahle, established in 1920 with its roots in the glass machinery business, provided equipment for the medical device, pharmaceutical, electrical and automotive industries. Today, Kahle focuses solely on the manufacture of assembly machines for medical devices.

Eisler was issued fifty-seven United States patents relating to the mass production of glass articles. His first patent was issued in 1916 (U.S. Patent # 1,209,650) for a turret attachment and his last was issued in 1958 (U.S. Design Patent # DES 182,796) for a spot welder/press type. Eisler received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey (1951) and was elected to life membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1952). He died on October 8, 1973 at the age of 89 in East Orange, New Jersey.

1 Eisler, Charles. The Million-Dollar Bend (New York: William-Frederick Press, 1960). 2 Bright, Arthur. The Electric Lamp Industry (New York: Macmillan Co., 1949).
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Kahle Engineering Company Records, 1930-1980 (AC0735), the successor company to Eisler Engineering

Materials in Other Organizations

Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives have some Eisler Engineering Company trade literature in the Sinclair New Jersey Collection: New Jersey Trade Literature and Manufacturers' Catalogs at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/scua/sinclair/sinclair_main.shtml.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by E.N. Logothetis of Kahle Engineering on June 15, 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Series 3, Employee Records, personnel files are restricted; see repository for details.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
welding -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Patents  Search this
Jigs and fixtures  Search this
Laboratory -- Furniture, equipment  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Litigation  Search this
Tubes  Search this
Tubes -- welding  Search this
Vacuum pumps  Search this
Electrodes  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Electric lighting  Search this
Electric transformers  Search this
Vacuum-tubes  Search this
welding  Search this
Halogen incandescent lamps  Search this
Cams  Search this
Coils -- electric  Search this
Incandescent lamps  Search this
Electric lamps  Search this
Electric lamps, Arc  Search this
Electric lamp industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Correspondence -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Eisler Engineering Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0734
See more items in:
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Falk Corp.]

Company Name:
Falk Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Gears ; gearing ; couplings ; speed reducers ; oil engines ; motor reducers ; traction drive ; gear drives ; shaft couplings ; sanitation and water treatment drives ; shaft mounted drives ; flange couplings. Open hearth steel castings ; street railway motor gears and pinions ; special track work ; cast welded joints ; "motoreducer" ; 1966, 1967, 1968 catalogs ; Shaft mounted drives ; flange mounted drives ; screw conveyor drives ; helical-worm double reduction speed reducers ; fan cooled worm gear drives...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
144 pieces; 5 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Engines  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14297
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14297

[Trade catalogs from English Steel Corp. Ltd.]

Company Name:
English Steel Corp. Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Small tools ; furnaces ; forgings ; castings ; rolling mills ; springs for railway rolling stock and motor vehicles ; files, hacksaws, magnets, etc. ; mining drill steels ; "ESC" butt welded tools ; milling cutters ; taps, dies, & chasers ; twist drills ; reamers ; automatic couplers on mine cars ; etc. ... this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
32 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Manchester, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Foundries; supplies and equipment  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15937
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15937

[Trade catalogs from Electric Products Co.]

Company Name:
Electric Products Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Fully automatic battery charging equipment for motive power batteries, automatic charging plants, battery charging motor-generators, diverter pole generators, motor-generator plating sets, battery charging panels, tack welding panels and junction boxes. "Wotton" vertical rectifiers for charging electric cars ; battery charging rheostats for trucks, tractors, and locomotives ; battery chargers and generators...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14978
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14978

[Trade catalogs from Chemetron Corp.]

Company Name:
Chemetron Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
National Cylinder Gas Div. ; Inorganic Chemicals (div.) ; Tube Turns (div.) ; Chemetron Fluid Controls (div.) ; Chemetron Dental Products ; Coastal Dynamics Corp. (Westlake Village, CA) ; Chemetron Medical Products, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) ; Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. ; Allbright-Nell Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Liquid nitrogen freezing process for the food industry ; air and gas drying and purification systems ; welding fittings and flanges ; "Kleer-Aid" oil-water depurative pollution control products. "DynaQuip" DC coupler ; single shut-off, valve / coupling sockets and plugs ; Coastal Comfort Mates ; portable suction equipment ; medical pumps and equipment...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
14 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Dental equipment and supplies  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10535
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10535

[Trade catalogs from M. W. Kellogg Co.]

Company Name:
M. W. Kellogg Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Canadian Kellogg Co., Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) ; Kellogg International Corp. (London, United Kingdom) ; (subsidiary of) Pullman Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Refinery equipment: high pressure hydraulic pipe lines ; power plant piping ; industrial and central station piping ; high pressure and high temperature piping ; high pressure oil stills ; hammer welding ; oil refining engineering ; barometric injector condenser ; corrugated pipe bends ; refractory cement ; heat exchangers ; refractory liners ; centrifugal extractor ; etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
61 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Business  Search this
Coal  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_23146
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_23146

[Trade catalogs from General Electric Co.]

Company Name:
General Electric Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Canadian General Electric Co., Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) ; Carboloy Co. (Detroit, MI) ; Cooper-Hewitt Electric Co. (Hoboken, NJ) ; Fort Wayne Electric Works (Fort Wayne, IN) ; General Electric Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; Ivanhoe-Regent Works (Cleveland, OH) ; Samson Tractor Co. (Janesville, WI) ; Samson Sieve-Grip Tractor Co. (Stockton, CA) ; Victor X-Ray Co. (Chicago, IL) ; Hotpoint Electric Heating Co. (Ontario, CA) ; GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc. ; M-O Valve Co., Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) ; General Electric Vapor Lamp Co. ; Cunningham Tubes ; Chemical Dept. (Pittsfield, MA) ; Metallurgy Div. ; Clock & Timer Dept. (Ashland, MA)  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE. Boxes, books, and envelopes organized as follows: air conditioning and refrigeration ; appliances ; automobiles and buses ; aviation ; boats and ships ; "GE Bulletin" ; cables, wires and wiring ; capacitors ; catalogs ; circuit breakers ; control ; "Electrical Developments"; electronics ; general-business ; general-science ; general product information ; generators ; furnaces ; heating ; indexed publications ; instruction books ; instruments ; lighting ; lightning protection ; metallurgy ; meters ; misc. equipment ; motors ; parts bulletins ; photographic equipment ; plastics and chemicals ; power equipment ; radio and television ; railroads ; station equipment ; switches ; switch gears ; technical papers ; transformers ; turbines ; welding ; x-ray ; "Fort Wayne Electric Works Bulletins". GE all purpose mixer appliance catalog is found in: TX715. R43 NMAH Culinary History collection. 1989 GE Capacitor handbook ; dry type transformer ; panel meters ; electronic controls ; form G motors ; fan-cooled motors ; AC / DC motors ; LEDs ; solid state relays ; glow lamps ; indicator and circuit components ; sub-miniature lamps ; solid state lamps ; silicone lubricants ; silicone greases ; silicone rubber ; " LEXAN " plastic ; "Optoelectronics Manual" ; employee benefits plan document ; "One Hundred Publications of the General Electric Company 1878-1978" ; "General Electric Goes to War" (WWII war production)...this comprises the uncataloged portion
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Plastic.
Physical description:
9905 pieces; 275 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Schenectady, New York, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Fairs and exhibitions  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Candles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fairs  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Glass  Search this
Heating  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11789
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11789

[Trade catalogs from Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Bryant Electric Co. (Bridgeport, CT) ; Cleveland Railway Co. (Cleveland, OH) ; Cooper Hewitt Electric Co. (NY) ; Copeman Electric Stove Co. ; Fuel-Gas & Electric Eng. Co., Ltd. (Pittsburgh, PA) ; George Cutter Co. (South Bend, IN) ; Nernst Lamp Co. (Pittsburgh, PA) ; R. D. Nutall Co. (Pittsburgh, PA) ; Perkins Electric Switch Mfg. Co. (Bridgeport, CT) ; Pittsburgh Meter Co. (East Pittsburgh, PA) ; Sawyer-Man Electric Co. (NY) ; B. F. Sturtevant (Boston, MA) ; Westinghouse Air Brake Co. (Wilmerding, PA) ; Westinghouse Air Springs Co. (Pittsburgh, PA) ; Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Co. (NY) ; Westinghouse Electric Elevator Co. (Jersey City, NJ) ; Westinghouse Machine Co. (East Pittsburgh, PA) ; Westinghouse Traction Brake Co. (Pittsburgh, PA) ; Westinghouse X-Ray Co. (Long Island City, NY) ; Westinghouse Electric Corp. ; Westinghouse Engineer ;  Search this
Notes content:
Two pieces OVERSIZE: "10 Million KW", on company history, turbines, generators, and shops. Arranged by the following subjects: Air Conditioning & Ventilation ; Alloys ; Appliances ; Battery Chargers ; Capacitors ; Circuit Breakers ; Condensers ; Control ; Converters ; Company Info ; Electronics ; Education ; "Engineering Achievements" ; Gears ; General Industry ; Generators ; Heating ; Industrial Heat ; Instruments ; Insulation & Plastics ; Lighting ; Lightning Arresters ; Maintenance & Safety ; Meters ; Mining ; Miscellaneous ; Motors ; Power ; Power Stations ; Radio ; Railroad ; Relays ; Rectifiers ; Switches ; Switchboards ; Switchgear ; Surge Protection ; Transformers ; Welding ; Voltage Regulators ; X-Ray. Willie Vocalite robot catalog (shelved in Company and General Information box)
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
9662 pieces; 137 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Candles  Search this
Computers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engines  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Metals  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Optical equipment  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Radio supplies industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25055
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25055

[Trade catalogs from International Combustion Engineering Corp.]

Variant company name:
Filed in the I's  Search this
Company Name:
International Combustion Engineering Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Combustion Engineering Corp. (New York, NY) ; Underfeed Stoker Co., Ltd. ; International Combustion Engineering Co., Ltd. ; Combustion Engineering Corp., Ltd. ; Societe Anonyme Des Foyers Automatiques ; Green Engineering Co. ; Coshocton Iron Co. ; Coxe Traveling Grate Co. ; International Pulverized Fuel Corp. ; Lopulco Systems, Inc. ; Hedges-Walsh-Weidner Co. (subsidiary) ; Heine Boiler Div. ; Raymond Pulverizer Div. (see also Combustion Engineering, Inc.)  Search this
Notes content:
Stokers ; pulverized fuel systems ; oil burners ; coal dryers ; "Combusco" water seal ash conveyors ; "Quinn" oil torches. Welded fire tube boilers ; "The Story of Combustion" ; blueprints included ; Lopulco Unit System for burning pulverized fuel
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
200 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Business  Search this
Coal  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12394
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12394

[Trade catalogs from John A. Roebling's Sons Co.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1840 ; Roebling, NJ ; Chicago, IL ; Philadelphia, PA ; Cleveland, OH ; Atlanta, GA  Search this
Company Name:
John A. Roebling's Sons Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Roebling Construction Co. ; Woven Wire Fabrics Div. ; John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of California (San Francisco, CA ; Los Angeles, CA ; Seattle, WA ; Portland, OR) ; John A. Roebling's Sons Div., Colorado Fuel and Iron Corp. ; Kellems Products Inc. ; John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of New York (New York, NY ; Boston, MA)  Search this
Notes content:
wire rope and wire rope fastening ; iron, copper, brass and steel wire ; galvanized telegraph wire ; hard copper telephone wire ; bi-metallic wire, copper wire and cables for electrical purposes ; wire cables for cableways and tramways, bridges, and wire rope haulages ; "Roebling Royal Blue" all-steel wire rope ; "Blue Center" steel wire rope ; "Roeplastic" control cable ; "Blueclad" wire rope clip fittings ; aircord for airplanes ; yacht rigging rope and strand ; flat wire ; wire slings ; wire mesh ; wire lath ; wire netting ; wire cloth ; poultry fencing ; "Jersey" wallboard sealing strips and joint laths ; fireproof building construction ; welding products using electrodes and gas welding sticks ; construction of tramways, ski lifts and aerial wire rope systems ; oil field rope with "Blue Center" steel ; preformed sucker rods and tubing lines for oil industry ; oil drilling lines with fiber cores ; wrie for mining applications ; logging rope ; distribute "Kellems" wire rope grips ; "Outspinning the Spider: the Story of Wire and Wire Rope" ; "Transmission of Power By Wire Ropes" ; "Final Report on the Corrosion-Fatigue Failure of Aircraft Control Cables (N-101)" by National Defense Research Committee, 2-26-1945, declassified ; conceived and designed the Brooklyn Bridge ; 1893-1957 ; for a detailed history of the company see: Spanning the Industrial Age, by Clifford W. Zink (1992)
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
147 pieces; 10 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Fences  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bridge construction industry  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Coal  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fence industry  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13542
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13542

[Trade catalogs from Foster Wheeler Corp.]

Company Name:
Foster Wheeler Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Air heaters ; boilers ; steam generators ; centrifugal pumps ; cooling towers ; water sealed ash dischargers ; economizers ; pasteurizers ; water cooled furnaces ; heat exchangers ; heaters and evaporators ; steam jet air pumps ; marine steam generators ; heat exchangers ; pulverized fuel equipment ; accumulators ; refinery equipment ; superheaters ; milk coolers ; expanded tube condensers ; reverse flow condensers ; waste heat boilers and water heaters ; vacuum refigeration systems ; expansion joints ; fusion welding ; petroleum processing ; dowtherm processing ; fatty acid distillation units. "Heat engineering," newsletter, misc. copies, 1927-1957. Technical articles.
Includes:
Trade catalog, manual and histories
Black and white images
Physical description:
115 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Coal  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15804
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15804

[Trade catalogs from Zoro Tools Inc.]

Company Name:
Zoro Tools Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
plumbing ; electrical ; test instruments ; hand tools ; power tools ; cleaning supplies ; material handling ; storage ; shelving ; ladders ; carts ; machine tools ; paint ; air compressors ; adhesives ; harware ; fasteners ; lubricants ; welding and soldering equipment ; hinges ; hydraulics ; HVAC ; lab equipment ; office equipment ; safety equipment
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
Date:
2000s
Topic (Romaine term):
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Packaging machinery  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_41037
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_41037

[Trade catalogs from Can-Do Machinery Sales LLC]

Company Name:
Can-Do Machinery Sales LLC  Search this
Notes content:
Hand tools ; shop accessories ; measuring devices ; cutting tools ; machine accessories ; safety equipment ; gage block sets ; quill clamp holder ; taper gages ; screw thread micrometers ; protractors ; gages ; clamps ; boom stand ; zoom comparator ; jaw scroll chucks ; block sets ; screw extractors ; mini-die grinder ; reversible drill ; welded wire containers ; tap extensions ; die holders ; worktables ; halogen machinist light ; dial indicators ; magnetic bases ; surface plates ; stands ; micrometers ; calipers ; extenders ; squares ; steel rules ; tape rules ; pitch gages ; radius gages ; taper gages ; bevel protractor ; thickness feeler gages ; surface finish comparators ; abrasives ; cutting tools ; vises ; chucks ; adapters ; shanks ; ultra thin parallels ; angle irons ; sine plate ; angle plates ; solvent venting wash bottles ; spray-bottles ; demagnetizer ; thumb screw knobs ; industrial floor fans ; cutting fluid ; shield latheguards ; flexshield ; tapping fluid ; metal engraving pens ; air marking pen kit ; die grinders ; wire twister ; punches ; hammers ; magnifiers ; screwdrivers ; grinders ; wrenches ; sanders ; drills ; air gun
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chatsworth, California, United States
Date:
2000s
Topic (Romaine term):
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Woodworking industries  Search this
Woodworking machinery  Search this
Woodworking tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_41042
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_41042

[Trade catalogs from Northern Tool & Equipment Co.]

Company Name:
Northern Tool & Equipment Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Northern Tool + Equipment ; Northern Hydraulics Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
air compressors ; air tools ; power tools ; hand tools ; pressure washers ; water pumps ; logging equipment ; outdoor power equipment ; engines ; tarps ; pest control products ; go-karts ; scooters ; automotive supplies ; hardware ; welding equipment ; generators ; heaters ; snow removal equipment ; fuel transfer equipment ; lubrication equipment ; storage supplies and equipment ; gloves ; binoculars ; food preparation equipment ; metal fabrication equipment ; forklifts ; materials handling equipment ; locks
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
Date:
2000s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Lumber; logging; timber and forestry  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Engines  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Hats  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Hobbies  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Lumber  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33534
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33534

[Trade catalogs from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.]

Company Name:
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Goodyear Aerospace Corp. ; Goodyear Aircraft Corp. ; Goodyear Rubber Co. ; Goodyear’s Rubber Mfg. Co. ; Goodyear’s India Rubber Glove Mfg. Co. ; Goodyear Rubber Products Corp. ; Goodyear Zeppelin Corp. ; Industrial Products Div. ; Engineered Products Div. ; Motion Picture Dept. ; Pliofilm Sales Dept.  Search this
Notes content:
Aircraft analog computing equipment ; zeppelins or dirigibles ; Food and material and fiberglass handling bins. Tires: bicycles ; farm ; tractor ; automobile ; automobile racing ; off-road ; trucks ; buses ; trailers ; earthmover-grader and special purpose ; motorcycles. Belting: sawmill ; mining ; v-belts ; endless ; transmission ; variable speed ; conveyor ; food processing ; elevator ; grain. Hose: flexible metallic ; wrapped ; hand-built ; braided ; woven ; air ; air drill ; pneumatic tool ; steam ; welding ; sanitary ; brewers’ ; garden ; acid ; suction ; spray ; paint ; fire ; hose fittings. Packing: asbestos sheet packing ; rubber sheet packing. Misc.: mats and matting ; washing machine wringer rolls ; molded and lathe cut goods ; printers’ supplies ; industrial rubber rollers ; rubber bands ; air suspension springs ; industrial brake lining ; flame resistant rubber ; rubber for noise abatement ; motion pictures primarily promoting Goodyear industries. Rubber gloves and boots. Dock fenders ; dunnage bags. Vinyl flooring, counter tops, wainscoting ; rubber tile ; Pliofilm food packaging wrap ; Pliotron air filters. Company histories ; ‘story of tires’ ; employee relations handbooks. 1800s documents: waterproof clothing and footwear ; druggists’ and medical tools ; fire fighting equipment.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Pliofilm.
Physical description:
176 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Akron, Ohio, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Computers  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_18154
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_18154

[Trade catalogs from Lukens Steel Co.]

Company Name:
Lukens Steel Co.  Search this
Related companies:
By-Products Steel Corp. [Div.] ; Lukenweld, Inc. [Div.] ; Lukenweld Construction [Div.] ; Lukens Iron & Steel Co. ; Federal Slitting Mill ; Brandywine Mill ; International Nickel Co., Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
One envelope OVERSIZE ; Unique ; "The Fine Art of Fabrication , a series of prints illustrating various phases of the fabricating process..." Also promotes Lukens M-Series improved-property carbon steels . Black and white fine art prints . "A Visit to Lukens" ; "Economic Design of Modern Pressure Vessels" by E. F. Brummerstedt ; "jacketed steel drier rolls" ; clad steels ; "Stainless-Clad" steel ; "Design of an Arc Welded Penstock of Nickel-Clad Steel" by Alfred Ernest Bratfisch ; boiler heads ; flue holes ; manhole covers for boilers ; "Huston Patent Boiler Brace" ; boiler specifications ; boiler rivets ; welded cylinders ; steel plate rings ; "Fabrication Costs of Boilers, Tanks and Pressure Vessels as affected by Plate Widths" by Dr. W. G. Theisinger ; "Lukens Steam Platens" ; "weldments" ; "Lukenweld Special Rolled Shapes" ; steel plates ; "Steel Plates and Their Fabrication: A Reference Book on Plates and Plate Products for Engineers, Draftsmen, and Fabricators" ; "A Report of Performance of Johns-Manville Insulations for Open Hearth Furnace Regenerators as used by Lukens Steel Company" ; heads for boilers , tanks , and other equipment ; handbooks ; program for "Plant Visitation and Dinner Thursday, August 4, 1949" ; "Fabrication of Lukens Clad Steels" ; heat treatment and other services ; "Benefits of Design and Clad Steel Construction in Coal Handling Equipment" ; "Suggested Maximum Heat Inputs for Welding Lukens "T-1" [Trademark] Steel" ; "Equipment Progress" on Luken steel in the petroleum industry ; slaughterhouse and meatpacking equipment for the Cincinnati Butchers' Supply Co. ; "Hydrocarbon Processing & Petroleum Refiner: Use Upgraded Cr-Mo Steel for Hydrocrackers" by E. L. Fogleman and R. H. Sterne, Jr. ; "Clad News" company publication ; "Lukens Nickel-Clad Steel in the Textile Industry" ; "Lukens "Cromansil Steel" ; "World's Largest Press Brake" ; machinery bases ; gear blanks ; "Welded Steel Truck Frames" for railroads ; "Proposed Tanker Bulkhead System for Fluid Storage" ; "A Century and a Quarter in Iron and Steel" ; "Lukens Steel Plate Weight Calculator" sliding calculator ; "Cleaning and Maintenance of Clad Steel Equipment" ; "Punching Heavy Plates Damages Steel: Prohibited by 1924 A.S.M.E. Code" ; gear cases ; "Edgebends and Kneebends...for Lighter, Stronger One-Story Buildings" ; "Welded Structures vs. Meehanite Castings" by Edward J. Charlton ; "Design Considerations for Welded Machinery Parts" by George L. Snyder ; "Lukenwelds Labyrinth Steam Platens" ; railroad specialties ; "Lukens T-1 Steel" ; World War II wartime publication ; "World's Largest Plate Mill and Its Products" ; "Tentative Code for Fusion Welding and Flame Cutting in Machinery Construction" ; "Properties and Uses of Inconel" ; "Trends in the Use of Welded Machinery Parts" by Edward J. Charlton ; other steel products . "First to Roll Boiler Plate in America" [Source: in record.] see history at: http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Lukens-Inc-Company-History.html
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
213 pieces; 5 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Refinery equipment  Search this
Textiles and textile machinery  Search this
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.  Search this
Topic:
Advertising  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Business  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Gas well drilling  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Oil field equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Oil well drilling  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile machinery industry  Search this
Water well drilling  Search this
Well drillers  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_26038
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_26038

[Trade catalogs from Carl Zeiss]

Variant company name:
New York, NY ; Jena, Germany ; Stuttgart, Germany  Search this
Company Name:
Carl Zeiss  Search this
Related companies:
Zeiss Ikon AG (Dresden, Germany) ; Carl Zeiss, Inc. ; Zeiss Winkel ; Ica ; Carl Zeiss Jena ; Ercona Corp. ; Voigtlaender (Braunschweig, Germany)  Search this
Notes content:
One envelope OVERSIZE. Two binders. Some pieces in German. Television microscopes ; photomicroscopes ; operation microscopes ; film microscopes; stereomicroscopes ; stereoscopes ; polarization microscopes ; Axioskop microscopes ; Abbe illuminating apparatus ; photo-theodolite apparatus ; spectrographs ; Zeiss Planetarium ; telescopes ; astronomical instruments ; contact glasses (contact lenses) ; ophthalmological instruments ; otoscopes ; oculists' instrument set ; distal spectacles ; punktal glasses ; katral glasses ; spectacle magnifiers ; anastigmatic magnifying laryngeal mirror ; fundus camera ; operating table projecting lamp ; oral illuminator ; appliances for counting blood-corpuscles ; optical measuring and surveying instruments ; levels ; theodolites ; tacheomometers ; yellow glass filters for landscape photography ; cine lenses for movie cameras ; Zeiss Ikon Cameras ; Palmos cameras ; photographic lenses ; Druner's Stereoscopic Camera ; industrial measuring instruments ; telemeters ; spectrophotometers ; Epidiascope ; Episcope ; Zeiss-Neophot, a large epi-microscope and camera ; binoculars ; field glasses ; hyposcopes ; photomicrographic apparatus ; magnifiers ; projection apparatus ; cytopherometer ; heat ray and welding goggles ; auto searchlight ; military optical instruments ; refractometers ; mirror signalling apparatus ; field blink apparatus ; heliograph ; issues of "Zeiss Information" ; issues of "Zeiss Nachrichten." ; particle size analyzer ; Microsurgery in Practice ; electro-optical rangefinders ; electronic fieldbook ; data converter ;
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1655 pieces; 36 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Oberkochen, Germany
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Surveying supplies  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Candles  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Surveying -- Instruments  Search this
Surveying instrument industry  Search this
Telecommunication systems  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Telephone supplies industry  Search this
Weighing instruments  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34533
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34533

[Trade catalogs from Breeze Corps. Inc.]

Company Name:
Breeze Corps. Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Breeze Carburetor Co. (former name) ; Breeze Mfg. Co. Inc. (former name)  Search this
Notes content:
Flexible metal hose tubing and accessories ; Breeze self-energized electric flowmeter ; stainless steel fabrication ; metal library equipment ; electric resistance welding ; tank builders ; aircraft products ; exhaust gas analyzers ; aluminum boxes ; tire changer
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
10 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Library equipment and supplies  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Libraries  Search this
Library fittings and supplies  Search this
Metals  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Military uniforms  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_8015
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_8015

[Trade catalogs from Union Carbide and Carbon Corp.]

Company Name:
Union Carbide and Carbon Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Union Carbide Corp. ; Battery Products Div. ; United States Vanadium Co. (div.) ; Union Carbide Consumer Products Co. (div.) ; Bakelite Corp. (unit) ; Haynes Stellite Co. (unit) ; National Carbon Co., Inc. (unit) ; Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp. (unit) ; Linde Co. (unit) ; Linde Air Products Co. (unit) ; Oxweld Acetylene Co. (unit) ; Electro Metallurgical Co. (unit) ; Union Carbide & Carbon Laboratories, Inc. ; National Carbide Sales Co. ; Food Products Div. ; Silicones Div. ; Oxweld Railroad Service Co. (unit) ; Materials Systems Div. ; Union Carbide Metals Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Battery Products Div. - "Eveready" and "Energizer" batteries, flashlights, searchlights. National Carbon Co., Inc. - press kit about the "Colorado Plateau Uranium Mining Industry." Union Carbide Consumer Products Co. - "Eveready" and "Mini-Mox" products. Bakelite Corp. - plastics and "vinylite" plastics. Haynes Stellite Co. - metal cutting tools, high-strength alloys for corrosion resistance, cast metal parts, self-sharpening sugar mill knives, "Hascrome," and "Hastelloy." National Carbon Co., Inc. - carbon and graphite products, corrosion resistant heat exchange equipment, ground anodes, "Karbate." Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp. - synthetic organic chemicals, organic acids, emulsions, "Vinylite" plastic sheet and sheeting, "Vinylite" resins, ethers and oxides, "Flexol" plasticizers. Linde Air Products Co. - "Oxweld" welding rods and other welding equipment; Welding goggles ; safety equipment ; protective eyewear ; "Prest-O-Lite" plumber's acetylene torch; other "Prest-O-Lite" torches; "Prest-O-Lite" leak detector; "Prestolite"; "oxwelded" piping; "Fabrication of Welded Piping Designs"; "Recommended Practices for Gas Cutting of Structural Steel"; "Purox" torch; "Oxwelded Roof Trusses"; "Design Standards for Oxwelded Steel and Wrought Iron Piping"; welding and machine maintenance; "Heliarc HW-20" torch; "Linde Tips" company publication; chromium steels; "Steel Hard-Facing Procedure"; "Oxweld" portable tensile testing machine; bronze-welding; carbide residue; "The Testing and Qualification of Welders"; oxygen lance; "Unionmelt" electric welding; "The Oxwelder's Handbook"; airplane fuselage welding; "Duralumin"; "specialty gases", gas containers, flow regulators, and other equipment; one oversized record for "Mechanized Oxy-Acetylene Conditioning of Steel". Oxweld Acetylene Co. - welding and cutting equipment. Electro Metallurgical Co. - "Electromet" ferro-alloys & metals, "Cromansil" steel, stainless steels, briquetted alloys, etc. Food Products Div. - processed meats. Silicones Div. - silicone products. Oxweld Railroad Service Co. - welding and cutting apparatus and supplies. Materials Systems Div. - systems for the chemical process industry. Union Carbide Metals Co. - chromium-nickel-manganese stainless steels. Semiconductor products & solid state operational amplifiers.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
652 pieces; 18 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Kokomo, Indiana, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Candles  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Metals  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_25564
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_25564

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