- Collection ID:
Halkett, James Nicol, 1895-1953
- Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
6 boxes, 6 map folders
The collection documents the life and work of engineer and inventor James Nicol Halkett.
The collection documents the life and work of engineer and inventor James Nicol Halkett though blueprints, notes about machines and machinery work, lab notes, notebooks with some illustrations, formulas, reports, and trade literature. The bulk of the material documents Fisher Body Company(1923-1929); Crowe Name Plate Manufacturing Company (1929-1932)Globe Machine and Manufacturing Company (1940-1941); and A.S. Campbell Company (1940-1941). Halkett also worked for other companies which are also documented.
The collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Personal Materials, 1930-1942
Series 2: Companies, 1924-1950
Series 3: Trade Literature, 1927-1942
Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James Nicol Halkett (1895-1953) was born in Scotland. He served in the British Army (Royal Engineers) during World War I. He later transferred to the Munitions Factory of Messrs. Armstrong Whitworth & Co., Newcastle, England as Toolroom Foreman in their Factory at Alexandria, Scotland, fabricating shell and fuse parts. Halkett trained as an engineer in Scotland and immigrated to the United States in 1923, settling in Cleveland, Ohio. Halkett married Edith Victoria Edler on June 3, 1919 and was naturalized a citizen in 1945. The coupple had one child, James Alexander Elder "Jim" Halkett (1920-2015).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated to the Archives Center by James Nichol Halkett's grandchildren, Kim Gillet, Muffie Austin, Jan Truitt and Scott Halkett in 2018.
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2023.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-633-3270.
James Nicol Halkett Papers, 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.
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