Elihu Thomson Collection

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

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

Administration
Author
Robert Harding
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1985
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity (now Division of Work and Industry), March 30, 1984.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Elihu Thomson Collection, 1900-1932, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 1900-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electric welding Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
welding Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical manufacturing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics 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

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives