Hiram Moore Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1429
Creators:
Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851
Moore, Hiram, 1801-1875
Dates:
1835-1932
bulk 1835-1850
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The collection documents Hiram Moore's invention of a harvesting machine.

Content Description
Content Description
The collection consists mostly of letters, but also includes legal documents, promissory notes, receipts, and other documents, relating to a harvesting machine invented by Moore, at the suggestion of his neighbor, lawyer John Hascall. There are some later letters regarding the disposition of Moore's letters, and clippings regarding a monument erected to Moore in Michigan and his invention.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1834, Hiram Moore built and put into practical use the first successful grain combined harvester named Thresher which was patented in June 28, 1836 (US Patent: 9,793X).

Administration
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2021.
Custodial History
Found in the collection of the Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Hiram Moore Collection, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Agriculture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agricultural machinery Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 1930-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvesting machinery Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 1920-1930 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Promissory notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Receipts -- 19th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hascall, John Personal 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives