Guide to the Link Belt Company Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0997
Creators:
Link Belt Company
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1915-1967.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:
The photographs relate to the Link Belt Company, a manufacturer of industrial equipment.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, including cyanotypes, of factory and industrial equipment, especially industrial belts for sand and gravel companies and for the wood, pulp and paper industry.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The photographs are arranged in chronological order by accession number, but roughly grouped in order by type of equipment: water screens and conveyors. Within those subjects, the photographs are roughly arranged by type of mill or plant (e.g., pulp and paper, quarry, glass, etc.) Photographs from the same companies are grouped together. Most photographs are captioned and some are dated.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
: Formed in 1906, the Link Belt Company was formed from several smaller concerns, the earliest of which was involved in the manufacture of detachable chain links. As Link Belt grew, its product line grew to include numerous types of industrial equipment including chains, bearings, boiler equipment, hoppers, loaders, gears, and other products. By the 1920s, the company, based in Chicago, had plants in several cities. In the 1960s they were purchased by FMC Corporation.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by the Division of Work and Industry, 2007.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
This collection was purchased by the National Museum of American History's Division of Engineering and Industry from Xerxes Fine Books, 1990.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Link Belt Company Photographs, 1915-1967, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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
Transferred from the Division of Engineering and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Quarries and quarrying Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sand and gravel industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papermaking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pulp mills Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belt industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cyanotypes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass manufacture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conveyor belts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conveying machinery industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conveying machinery Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paper mills Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logging Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industrial equipment industry -- 1910-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industrial equipment -- 1910-1970 Topic 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