Guide to the Evolution of the Corliss Steam Engine Album

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1016
Creators:
Franklin Machine Company Providence, Rhode Island
Corliss, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1888
Dates:
1930.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Collection consists of an album illustrating the history of the Corliss Steam Engine.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Album (a carefully prepared, handmade book) illustrating the history of the Corliss Steam Engine. The book includes clipped-out illustrations of the factory, of steam engines and parts, accompanied by captions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
George Corliss received US Patent 6,162 for his valve gear on March 10, 1849, a more efficient type of steam engine which ran more efficiently on less fuel. The patent covered the use of a wrist-plate to convey the valve motion from a single eccentric to the four valves of the engine, as well as the use of trip valves with variable cutoff under governor control that were associated with Corliss Engines.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, 2018
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Franklin Machine Company.,ACNMAH 1016; Acc. No. 109722.
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated by the Franklin Machine Company, 1930.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Evolution of the Corliss Steam Engine Scrapbook, 1930, 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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Albums -- 1920-1930 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steam-engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Factories Topic 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