George B. Grant scrapbook,
1873-1896
SIL-DL.MSS001780B

Summary
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001780B
Creators:
Bollée, Léon, 1870-1913
Centennial Exhibition. (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
Philadelphia Bank Note Company (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Dates:
1873-1896
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 volume
approximately 70 leaves
ill.
34 cm.
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
Scrapbook compiled by George Barnard Grant (inventor of Grant's calculating machine), a businessman based in Lexington and Boston, Massachusetts, containing printed ephemera, machine manuals, handwritten and typescript notes and correspondence, photographs, patent applications, and other papers relating to calculating machines, inventors, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and Grant's patent dispute with Léon Bollée in the 1880s. Some of the other inventions and companies referenced in the scrapbook include: Baldwin's calculating machine; Reliance Machine Works (B.F. Quimby); Baldwin's arithmometer; Teasdale's calculating machine; American Type Machine Co. (Westcott type casting and setting machine); Babbage's difference engine; Warren on the Thomas De Colmar calculating machine; Warren Bros. calculating engine; Tendollaradder (Grant Calculating Machine Co.); tabulating machine of G. & E. Schuetz; the Pidgin Electric Calculating Machine Co.; Webb's adding machine; Sir William Thomson's harmonic analyzer; L. Bollée's calculating machine; Grant's ciphering hand-organ; and Hattersley composing and distributing machines.

General note
General note
Title devised by cataloger.
General note
Items are tipped in or mounted on blank leaves.

Local Notes
Local Notes
SCDIRB copy39088016538316 has bookplate: Ex libris Leslie Leland Locke; with an illegible, partly erased stamp on front paste-down endpaper: Bak[...] Kennedy, [...]ers, 326 Chestnut Street, Phila.
SCDIRB copy has 5 items mounted on the front paste-down endpaper: 1. Engraved U.S. Int. Rev. cigarettes tax stamp, 20, series of 1879, with portrait of DeWitt Clinton, act of March 14, 1879, Bureau Engraving & Printing (on blue cardstock); 2. Engraved ticket, "International Exhibition return pass" signed (lithographed?) by David G. Yates, general manager of admission, engraved by the Philadelphia Bank Note Company (on blue cardstock); 3. Engraved ticket, "International Exhibition return pass" signed (lithographed?) by David G. Yates, general manager of admission, engraved by the Philadelphia Bank Note Company (on white cardstock); 4. Engraved ticket (completed by hand), "International Exhibition 1876", admit Geo. B. Grant Esq. c/o Wm. R. Rogers, to main building until May 9, 1876, A.T. Goshorn, director general, with countersign stamp of Henry Petit, chief of bureau installation; 5. Engraved ticket (completed by hand), "1776-1876, United States International Exhibition, Philadelphia, May 10th, Nov. 10th", no. 29242, Mr. Geo. B. Grant, as exhibitor, country U.S., class 1303, signed (lithographed?) by David G. Yates, gen'l manager dept. admissions, Philadelphia Bank Note Company (on orange cardstock).
SCDIRB copy has a contemporary gilt-tooled red half-leather binding with blue embossed cloth-covered boards (probably a commercially-produced blank book); re-backed with brown cloth book-tape.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Centennial Exhibition. (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Admission tickets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calculators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calculators--United States--Patents Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office equipment and supplies industry--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tax records Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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