Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warner & Swasey Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1566
Dates:
circa 1887-1963
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:
Collection documents the activities of Warner & Swasey Company, machine tool manufacturers.

Content Description
Content Description
Collection consists of records of the Warner & Swasey Company, machine tool manufacturers and includes machine tool catalogs for iron and brass works, circa 1887-1901; turret lathe tools, circa 1901-1926; and automatic lathes and milling machines, 1920, 1925 and 1944. Also included are the papers of Myron S. Curtis (1886-1966), vice president of engineering for Warner & Swasey, including personal data, a list of patented inventions, and talks on the machine tool industry and economics, circa 1945-1963.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is unarranged.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Myron S. Curtis (1866-1966) was born in Holbrook, Massachusetts and graduated from Brown University with Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1907. Curtis worked for Potter & Johnston Company of Pawtucket, Rhode Isalnd as a chief engineer, works manager and vice president and director. Curtis joined the National Machine Tool Builders' Association and Ordnance Department in 1939 and Warner & Swasey in 1940.

Administration
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry in February 2022.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Warner & Swasey Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lathes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Machine-tools Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speeches Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtis, Myron S. , 1886-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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