Guide to the Gilman Manufacturing Company Photograph Album, 1930s

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1057
Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Gilman Manufacturing Company. (Janesville, Wisconsin)
Dates:
1930s
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.33 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
An album of photographs of mining equipment manufactured by Gilman Manufacturing Company, Janesville, Wisconsin, including factory scenes and forges.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a photographic album, probably created in the 1930s, including images of pneumatic rock drills and related parts made by the Gilman Manufacturing Company. Many of the photographs are captioned with the name of the tool or tool part, size, and part number. Other photographs document Gilman automatic heat treating machines which hardened and tempered steel drill bits. The album includes images of the Central Drill Steel Shop of the Commerce Mining and Royalty Company in Cardin, Oklahoma, where steel bits from fourteen mines were brought for heat treatment. Photographs at the end of the album document operations in Gilman's manufacturing plant, including heat treating, milling and grinding machines, and lathes. These machines were operated by a system of overhead belts. A few loose photographs are housed in a folder.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in one series.
Series 1, Photograph Album, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gilman Manufacturing Company was founded in 1936 by George Gilman. The company moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1946 and remained Gilman Engineering and Manufacturing Company until 1948 when it was purchased by Parker Pen Company. It was later bought by Gisholt and then Giddings and Lewis. The company is currently associated with Johann A. Krause Maschinenfabrik of Bremen, Germany. Key products include custom, automated assembly equipment, manual stations, modular and lean cells, simultaneous engineering service, and both light and heavy duty transport systems.
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Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Kiley Orchard (intern), 2008; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Author
Kiley Orchard (intern); supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
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.
Preferred Citation
Gilman Manufacturing Company Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Factories Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drilling and boring Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Manufacturing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Janesville (Wis.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], 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