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Peer’s Patent Model of Gear Cutting Machine, 1874

Inventor:
Peer, John A.  Search this
Object Name:
patent model, gear cutting machine
Associated place:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
1874
Patent date:
1874-07-21
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
ID Number:
MC.308817
Catalog number:
308817
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
153,370
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Patent Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Hopkinson Steam Engine Indicator

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 3/4 in x 2 9/16 in; 32.385 cm x 6.50875 cm
overall: 13 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in; 34.29 cm x 15.5575 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Place made:
United Kingdom: England
Date made:
ca 1855
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0344.01
Accession number:
1979.0344
Catalog number:
1979.0344.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Norwich, Conn.

Artist; lithographer:
Knecht, H.  Search this
Printer:
Rau, Jacob  Search this
Measurements:
image: 16 3/4 in x 29 1/2 in; 42.545 cm x 74.93 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
n.d.
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Architecture, Industrial Buildings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Carriages  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Architecture, Domestic Buildings  Search this
Horses  Search this
Wagons  Search this
River scenes & river life  Search this
Ships  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3742
Catalog number:
60.3742
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Natural Resources
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_325945

R2-D2, from Return of the Jedi

Physical Description:
aluminum; paint; plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 44 in x 26 in x 28 1/2 in; 111.76 cm x 66.04 cm x 72.39 cm
Object Name:
movie costume, droid
movie costume, droid or robot
Associated Place:
United States: California, San Rafael
Subject:
Star Wars  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Credit Line:
LUCASFILM Ltd.
ID Number:
1984.0302.01
Catalog number:
1984.0302.01
Accession number:
1984.0302
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0ad8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_880209
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Richards Steam Engine Indicator, ca 1864

Maker:
Elliott Brothers  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
indicator: 8 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: 3 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 8.255 cm x 24.13 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
indicator
indicator, steam engine
Date made:
1864
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
ID Number:
1987.0657.01
Accession number:
1987.0657
Catalog number:
1987.0657.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-85b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Movie Costumes, R2-D2 and C-3PO

Associated Name:
LUCASFILM Ltd.  Search this
Object Name:
movie costumes, droids
Subject:
Star Wars  Search this
Related Publication:
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
LUCASFILM Ltd. (through Howard Roffman)
ID Number:
COLL.DROIDS.006000
Accession number:
1984.0302
Catalog number:
1984.0302.01
1984.0302.02
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Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-38c1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1329734

Morse-Vail Telegraph Key

Demonstrator:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Maker:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 in x 6 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
telegraph transmitter
telegraph key
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Morristown
Used:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1844
Used date:
1844
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
from Western Union Telegraph Co.
ID Number:
EM.181411
Catalog number:
181411
Accession number:
31652
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
National Treasures exhibit
Artifact Walls exhibit
Communications
Government, Politics, and Reform
Computers & Business Machines
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-46b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Ernst Plank Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
white metal (overall material)
tin (stack material)
wood (base material)
Measurements:
flywheel - from catalog card: 2 7/8 in; x 7.3025 cm
boiler - from catalog card: 7 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm
tin stack - from catalog card: 12 in; 30.48 cm
base - from catalog card: 10 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in; x 27.305 cm x 12.065 cm
overall: 13 3/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 10 3/4 in; 33.9725 cm x 12.3825 cm x 27.305 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
steam engine and boiler, toy
Place made:
Germany
Date made:
ca 1900
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329006
Catalog number:
329006
Accession number:
278175
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-84a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847158
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Richter's Popular Comet Blocks

Maker:
F. Ad. Richter and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
stone, imitation (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 21.59 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
Blocks
blocks, building
Other Terms:
Blocks; Toys
Place made:
Germany: Thuringia, Rudolstadt
Place distributed:
United States: New York, New York City
Place owned; place used:
United States: Maine
United States: District of Columbia
Date made:
1902 or later
Patent date:
1900-03-06
Label registration date:
1902-11-04
Subject:
Toys  Search this
Patented  Search this
Family  Search this
Credit Line:
R. D. Remley
ID Number:
1978.0443.02
Accession number:
1978.0443
Catalog number:
1978.0443.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-6fcb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_314467

Engine Room From Coast Guard Buoy Tender Oak

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Object Name:
engine, Oak
engine room, US Coast Guard Buoy Tender "Oak"
Other Terms:
engine, Oak; Maritime; Steam
Date made:
1921
Subject:
Fishing  Search this
Related event:
The Emergence of Modern America  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation
ID Number:
1979.0518.01
Accession number:
1979.0518
Catalog number:
1979.0518.01
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Measuring & Mapping
Communications
America on the Move
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Transportation
Exhibition:
America On The Move
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-756b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_842767

Child's Tool Chest

Maker:
R. Bliss and Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 17 in x 9 in; 33.02 cm x 43.18 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
Chest, Tool
chest, tool, child's
Other Terms:
Chest, Tool; Toys
Place Made:
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Date made:
1911 - 1924
Subject:
Carpentry  Search this
Toys  Search this
Hand Tools  Search this
Boys  Search this
Credit Line:
John R. Gerwig, Jr.
ID Number:
1977.1101.0167
Accession number:
1977.1101
Catalog number:
1977.1101.0167
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Artifact Walls exhibit
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-1714-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_314445

Wager Timber Scale Slide Rule

Maker:
Wager-Smith, Edward  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: .3 cm x 24.8 cm x .3 cm; 1/8 in x 9 3/4 in x 1/8 in
Object Name:
slide rule
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1902-1921
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Carpentry  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Libraries
ID Number:
1987.0108.01
Accession number:
1987.0108
Catalog number:
1987.0108.01
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Slide Rules
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-9062-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1215039
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Plate 2. Slave Pen, Alexandria

Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
albumen photograph
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Date made:
1863-08
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0334.02
Accession number:
1986.0711
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0334.02
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Gardner's Sketchbook
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c190-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1294159
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Plate 20. Burnside Bridge, Across Antietam Creek

Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/4 in x 9 1/16 in; 17.145 cm x 23.07158 cm
Object Name:
albumen photograph
Place made:
United States: Antietam Creek
Date made:
1862-09
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0334.20
Accession number:
1986.0711
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0334.20
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Gardner's Sketchbook
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Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b527-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1294178
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Plate 24. Scene in Pleasant Valley, Foot of South Mountain, Maryland

Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
albumen photograph
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Pleasant Valley
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0334.24
Accession number:
1986.0711
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0334.24
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Gardner's Sketchbook
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Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c79d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1294182
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Plate 69. Pontoon Bridge, Across the James

Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17.5684 cm x 22.86 cm; 6 15/16 in x 9 in
Object Name:
albumen photograph
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Harrisons Landing
Date made:
1864-06
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0283.19
Accession number:
1986.0711
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0283.19
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Gardner's Sketchbook
Military
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-cc33-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1294284
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Erector Set

Maker:
A.C. Gilbert Company  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 41.3 cm x 21 cm; 16 1/4 in x 8 9/32 in
Object Name:
Construction Set
toy, construction
Other Terms:
Construction Set; Toys
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Date on box:
ca 1954
Date on booklet:
ca 1929
Subject:
Toys  Search this
ID Number:
1985.0634.01
Accession number:
1985.0634
Catalog number:
1985.0634.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-6232-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_323681
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Plate 4. Stone Church, Centreville

Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17.3566 cm x 22.6484 cm; 6 13/16 in x 8 15/16 in
Object Name:
albumen photograph
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Centreville
Date made:
1862-03
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0334.04
Accession number:
1986.0711
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0334.04
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Gardner's Sketchbook
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Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c944-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1294161
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Plate 9. Ruins at Manassas

Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/4 in x 8 15/16 in; 17.145 cm x 22.64842 cm
Object Name:
albumen photograph
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Manassas
Date made:
1862-03
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0334.09
Accession number:
1986.0711
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0334.09
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Gardner's Sketchbook
Military
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Transportation
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b462-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1294166
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Plate 39. Gateway of Cemetary, Gettysburg

Maker:
Gardner, Alexander  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
albumen photograph
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
Date made:
1863-07
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0334.39
Accession number:
1986.0711
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0334.39
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Gardner's Sketchbook
Military
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c52c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1294198
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