Elihu Thomson Collection
NMAH.AC.0103

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0103
Creators:
Thomson, Elihu (electrical engineer), 1853-1937
Dates:
1900-1932.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Material documenting the activities of the Thomson Electric Welding Company and the Thomson Spot Welder Company. Includes copies of patents issued to Thomson or his employees, bulletins on electric resistance welding published by the companies, photographs of electric welding equipment, sales literature, historical notes on Elihu Thomson, and a ledger containing a record of the Factory Committee, presumably for one of Thomson's plants, 1911-1913.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Elihu Thomson (1853-1937), scientist, inventor, and electrical manufacturer, did important work in arc lighting, electric welding, and electrical manufacturing.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1985
Author
Finding aid prepared by Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Elihu Thomson Collection, 1900-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Electricity, 3/30/84.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomson Electric Welding Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomson Spot Welder Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electric welding Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical manufacturing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--1900-1950 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Welding Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu