Guide to the General Machinery Corporation Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1115
Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
General Machinery Corporation
Bement Company
Niles Tool Works
Long and Allstatter Company
Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Ohio Historical Society
Niles-Bement-Pond Co.
Dates:
ca. 1899-1969.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
24 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Over 2,000 photographic negatives of machinery produced by General Machinery Corporation and its predecessors; also three cubic feet of prints from the negatives.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into five series: Series 1, Long and Allstatter Negatives; Series 2, Niles Bement Pond Negatives; Series 3, Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company Negatives; Series 4, Bement Company Negatives; Series 5, Niles Tool Works Negatives; Series 6, Photoprints from Negatives in General Machinery Corporation Collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The General Machinery Corporation of Hamilton, Ohio was formed in 1928 by the merger of Niles Bement Pond Co. and Hooven Owens Rentschler Co. Other companies that became part of General Machinery were Putnam Machine Co. and Long and Allstatter. The General Machinery Co. became subsumed by the Baldwin Lima Hamilton Co. during th e1950s..

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The negatives were donated to the Division of Work and Industry, in several gifts in 1991 and 1992, by the Ohio Historical Society.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
General Machinery Corporation Records, ca. 1899-1969, 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 to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton (Ohio) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ohio -- Manufacturing Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manufacturing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Machinery industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Machine-tool industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bement Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Niles Tool Works Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Long and Allstatter Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ohio Historical Society 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