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Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
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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.
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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.
Collection processed by NMAH staff, 2009.
Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012