Guide to the Skinner Engine Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1087
Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Skinner Engine Company
Dates:
1880-1960.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
29 Cubic Feet
81 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Records of the Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of Universal Unaflow engines, include correspondence and orders, 1905-1939, 1948-1951; drawings, blueprints, tracings, photographs, and files on Corliss engines, diesels, steam turbines, variable steam controls, and Kingsford and Stumpf stationary and marine unaflow engines, 1890-1941, 1944, 1948-1951; instruction and lubrication manuals, catalogs, sales literature, and other publications issued by the company, 1880-1960; tractor boiler patents, 1904; Stumpf patents, 1911; contracts, 1912-1917, 1934, 1941; and calculations, 1938. Also includes articles, advertisements, blueprints, bulletins, catalogs, correspondence, and photographs relating to other engine builders, including Chuse Engine Company, Harrisburg, Nordberg, Four Valve, and Ridgway, 1911-1938.

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

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The first portion of this collection was donated by Skinner Engine Company to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, National Museum of HIstory and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1963. Skinner donated additional materials in 1984.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Skinner Engine Company Records, 1880-1960, Archives Center, 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
The collection was transferred from the Museum's Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tracings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Diesel engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steam-turbines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boilers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steam-engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Unaflow engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nordberg Manufacturing Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harrisburg Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Four Valve Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chuse Engine Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ridgway 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