Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to Southern Iron & Equipment Company Records, 1903-1960

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0354
Creators:
Southern Iron & Equipment Company
Bond, Edward
Dates:
1903-1960
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.5 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
These records document the rebuilding of locomotives by the Southern Iron & Equipment Company during the period circa 1903-1960. They consist of one folder of "Memorandum of Locomotive Numbers" and a number of 4" x 6" cards recording sales of rebuilt locomotives. The "Memorandum," (forty-eight pages) lists the locomotives by number and shows the company from which it was purchased, type of locomotive, manufacturer, and to whom it was sold. The cards, alphabetically arranged by purchaser, record the type of locomotive, manufacturer, its number, and the purchase price. The cards contain the most complete information on the period circa1903-1924; after that, only the number of the locomotive was noted on the card.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into two series.
Series 1: Locomotive Sales Cards
Series 2: Photographs

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Southern Iron & Equipment Company, a family owned business located in Atlanta, Georgia, was a major reconditioner of locomotives in the period ca. 1900 1960. The company purchased locomotives, refurbished them, and then sold them. In addition, the company did repair and reconditioning work on behalf of various railroads.

Administration
Author
C.A. Orr
Custodial History
The collection was transferred from the Division of Transportation to the Archives Center on September 25, 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The written and photographic records of the Southern Iron & Equipment Company were purchased from the company at the time of its dissolution by Mr. Witbeck, a collector of railroad photographs. The records were subsequently purchased from him by Mr. Edward Bond of Marietta, Georgia. Mr. Bond donated them to the National Museum of American History in December 1988.
Processing Information
Processed in the Division of Transportation, National Museum of American History, 1989.

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
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Southern Iron & Equipment Company Records, 1903-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

More Information
Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
An inventory for the Southern Iron & Equipment Company photographs is available.


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Card files Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Repairing Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transportation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad equipment industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locomotives Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locomotive works -- Georgia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Equipment and supplies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locomotive industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Rolling-stock Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atlanta (Ga.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Southern Iron & Equipment 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