Preliminary Inventory to the Lombard Governor Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1091
Creators:
Lombard Governor Company.
Sorensen, William
American Lincoln Corporation
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1898-1970s.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.75 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of records documenting the Lombard Governor Company: photographs (including glass plate negatives), blueprints, printed material, price lists, reports, catalogs and trade literature, bulletins, and a notebook of patents.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Printed Materials
Series 2: Glass Plate Negatives
Series 3: Blueprints

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1894, Nathaniel Lombard developed the first practical water wheel governor in Roxbury, Mass. Lombard's design incorporated hydraulics and a unique anti-racing device to move the gates of the largest turbines multiple times faster than any existing device. In 1904, the company moved to Ashland, Massachusetts. During the first World War, Lombard Governor produced hydraulic lathes for the manufacture of artillery shells, and special valves for the US government's Muscle Shoals nitrogen plant. At the conclusion of the war, Lombard expanded into the areas of chain saws and plastic molding injection machines. In 1962, the company changed its name to Lombard Industries. In 1964, Lombard Industries was acquired by American Lincoln Corporation and the operation was moved to Toledo, Ohio.

Administration
Processing Information
Prelinary inventory prepared by John Benko, intern, 2019.
Author
Archives Center Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Acquired in 1962 by the National Museum of American History's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, (Now the National Museum of American History) from donor William Sorensen.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Lombard Governor Company Records, 1898-1970, 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 to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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