Guide to the William E. Woodard Patents

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0125
Creators:
Woodard, William E., 1873-1942 (inventor)
Dates:
1909 - 1949
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.3 Cubic feet
6 boxes
Repository:
The collection consists of United States, Canadian, Mexican and other foreign patents issued to William E. Woodard from 1909 to 1949. The patents are for Woodard's developments in steam and electric locomotive design.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes United States, Canadian, Mexican, and other foreign patents issued to William E. Woodard for developments in steam and electric locomotive design.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is organized into four series.
Series 1, United States Patents, 1909-1945
Series 2, Canadian Patents, 1909-1946
Series 3, Mexican Patents, 1922-1925
Series 4, Patents From Other Foreign Countries, 1926-1941

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William E. Woodard (1873-1942) was directly responsible for many developments in steam locomotive design. As an inventor of locomotive equipment, he held patents on various mechanical features of steam locomotive and electric locomotive design. He worked for the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Cramp's Shipyard, the Dickson Locomotive Works, the Schenectady Locomotive Works, the American Locomotive Works (1900-1916), and, finally, the Lima Locomotive Works (1916-1942); during the same period he worked as a consultant to the Franklin Railway Supply Company. At the Lima Locomotive Works, he was vice president in charge of design until his death in 1942.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Robert S. Harding, 1985.
Author
Robert S. Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by George H. Woodard, on July 21, 1984.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation
William E. Woodard Patents, 1909-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Transportation, now known as the Division of Work and Industry, on November 8, 1984.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Inventions -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 1890-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locomotives Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Baldwin Locomotive Works. 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives