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Creators:
Bollée, Léon, 1870-1913
Centennial Exhibition. (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
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Dates:
1873-1896
Size:
1 volume (approximately 70 leaves, ill., 34 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001780B
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.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1922-1926.
Size:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1029
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Pages from a photograph album compiled by an anonymous photographer, documenting the Philadelphia-Camden or Delaware River Bridge, now called the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The album includes images of a parade celebrating the beginning of construction of the bridge, demolition of buildings to make room for the bridge, the construction, the machiner...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1790-1965
bulk 1840-1945
Size:
4.58 cubic feet (consisting of 10 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Lumber
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Simonson, Frank
See, Wayne
Dates:
1911-1913, undated
Size:
0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1318
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Theater plat book used at the Philadelphia Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania showing stage plats for various productions.

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Creators:
Claghorn, J. Raymond
Dates:
1881-1895.
Size:
0.25 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0582
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A scrapbook compiled by Claghorn relating to his corporate and civic activities, including mostly photographs, correspondence and clippings.

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Creators:
Philadelphia Typewriter Company
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1886-1902
Size:
0.3 cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The correspond...

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1870-1880
Size:
8 items
8,items:,1,box.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0496
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This artificial collection is the repository for miscellaneous photoprints transferred from other Smithsonian units: see series records.

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Creators:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1860-1936
Size:
18 cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0208
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of engineering reports and correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was most used for the transportation of anthracite coal within Pennsylvania from 1833 through the early 1970s.

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Creators:
Kubach, Richard
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Melrose Diner, owners and employees
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Dates:
1938-1988
Size:
1.5 cubic feet (5 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0489
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, advertisements, accounting records, and 19 audio tape interviews documenting the history and operation of Melrose Diner in Philadelphia, Pa.; interviews conducted by oral historian Scott Ellsworth, 1987; and notes written by him.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Herder Cutlery.
Dates:
1836 - 1976
Size:
3 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0050
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents through corporate records, correspondence, financial records, news clippings, personal papers, photographs, and sales records of several Herder family cutlery businesses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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