Guide to the Robert Wetherill Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0992
Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Wetherill Company
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
ca. 1875-1930.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
80 Cubic feet
48 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
These records document the activities of the Wetherill Plant of the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, originally the Wetherill Company, particuarly the manufacture of steam and diesel engines. Included are engine specification cards; bound lists and charts of specifications and prices; a bound index of drawing numbers, 1886-1928; steam engine catalogs, ca. 1895-1910; drawings and plans for compound and Corliss steam engines, 1875-1921; engine record books, 1876-1902; order books, 1888-1891, 1895-1912; a delivery book, 1916; ledgers, 1876-1885; and drawings for the SunDoxford diesel engine, ca. 1920-1930.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH staff, 2009.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center, Robert Wetherill Company Records, National Museum of American History.
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated by the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company to the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, National Museum of History and Technology (Now the National Museum of American History) in 1965. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007 by the Division of Work and Industry.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Card files Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Specifications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steam-engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diesel engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledgers (account books) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wetherill Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI 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