Guide to the Providence Engineering Works Records
NMAH.AC.1076

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1076
Creators:
Providence Engineering Works.
Dates:
1881-1923, 1933
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 Cubic feet
6 boxes
11 volumes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Collection includes order books, 1883-1898, 1898-1918, 1894-1923; shipping book, 1883-1892; detailed cost record, 1892-1896; parts listing; pattern list, 1890-1907; miscellaneous order book, 1916-1920; book of standard and special engine details, 1881-1889; and drawing list, 1881-1908; also photographs, glass negatives, drawings, publications, and other material concerning Corliss engines and Rice and Sargent steam engines.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Engineers specializing in stationary engines and general machinery. It was incorporated in 1863 as the Providence Steam Engine Company, and merged in 1889 with the Rice and Sargent Engine Company to become the Providence Engineering Works.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
Finding aid prepared by NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering by Charles T. Main, Inc. in 1965.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Preferred Citation
Providence Engineering Works, 1850-1933, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the NMAH Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Providence Steam Engine Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rice and Sargent Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Order books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--Black-and-white negatives--Glass--19th-20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Providence (RI) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steam-engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade literature Genre/Form 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