Guide to the Nicholai H. Hiller Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1105
Creators:
Carbondale Machine Company.
Hendricks Manufacturing Company.
Hiller, Nicholai H., 1868-1963
Hiller, Paul W.
Dates:
1890-1937
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
9 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents Nicholai H. Hiller's career as a mechanical engineer for Carbondale Machine Company and Hendricks Manufctauring Company.
The materials include patents, lecture notes, design drawings, instruction manuals, trade literature, notebooks and card files on various refrigeration subjects. Additionally, there are eleven bound volumes of records, two of which are the minute books of the Carbondale Machine Company of Carbondale, Pennsylvania. They contain the minutes from the meetings of the Directors and Board of Trustees.
The other volumes are letterpress books of Hiller's personal and business correspondence. Most are from his time with the Carbondale Machine Company, though some are from his employment with Hendricks Manufacturing Company.
Also included are materials related to Hiller's son, Paul W. Hiller and his work on fish boat refrigeration.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into seven series.
Series 1: Nicholai H. Hiller, 1891-1937
Series 2: Paul W. Hiller, 1921-1932
Series 3: Carbondale Machine Company, 1904-1937
Series 4: Hendrick Manufacturing Company, 1890-1902
Series 5: VitterManufacturing Company, 1927-1928
Series 6: Worthington-Carbonadale (subsidiary of Worthing Pump and Machinery Corpoartion), undated
Series 7: York Manufacturing Company, 1908

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nicholai Henry Hiller (1868-1963) was born in Siberia on July 15, 1868. Hiller graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1889 as a mechanical engineer who specialized in refrigeration. Hiller founded the Carbondale Machine Company, based in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, which was one of the first companies to manufacture refrigeration machinery. Carbondale was sold to the Worthington Corporation in 1934.

Administration
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Paul W. Hiller
Custodial History
The collection was transferred to the Archives Center by the DIvision of Work and Industry in 2007.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, 2016.

Using the Collection
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
Nicholai H. Hiller Papers, 1891-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Notebooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1880-1910 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Minutes Genre Form 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives