Aerial Bomb Division, Marlin-Rockwell Corporation Photograph Album
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0090
Creators:
Marlin-Rockwell Corporation
Dates:
1918
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.13 Cubic feet
1 flat box
Repository:
Marlin-Rockwell Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania produced various aerial bombs and aircraft machine guns under contract for the US Army Air Service during World War I. This collection contains a photograph album documenting the Aerial Bomb Divison of the company including exterior views of the building and images of men and women at work.
This collection is in English.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This photograph album contains twenty-one 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs of the Aerial Bomb Division of Marlin-Rockwell Corporation taken in 1918. The photographs show the following: exterior views of the buildings; interior views showing both men and women working and shipping the bombs; and close-up views of the different aerial bombs and parts produced by the company. The last photograph in the album shows employees at a Liberty Bonds assembly.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marlin-Rockwell Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was awarded a contract by the US Army Air Service, American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in June 1917 to produce 5,000 Barlow-type aerial bombs. The order was increased to 28,000 by April 1918 before being canceled in June 1918 after 9,000 were produced due to production delays because of modifications needed with the firing mechanism. The company was also awarded a contract to produce Mark II type demolition bombs in December 1917 and produced more than 36,000 by November 1918. The company also produced a large number of aircraft machine guns under various contracts for the US Army Air Service during World War I.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, 1991. Updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2021.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
National Museum of American History, Transfer, 1991, NASM.1991.0090

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Aerial Bomb Division, Marlin-Rockwell Corporation Photograph Album, NASM.1991.0090, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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World War, 1914-1918 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bombing, Aerial Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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