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Creators:
Horwitt, (George) Nathan, 1889-1990.
Dates:
[193-]-[196-]
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1991-127-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Horwitt's major projects from the 1930s to the 1960s.Project files include drawings, sketches, blueprints, correspondence, patents, legal correspondence, clippings, financial reports, and advertisements for Horwitt's projects. Samples of logos and letterheads he designed are included as well. The most thorough documentation pertains to the Braquette, the Cyclometer, the Museum Watch, and the Beta Chair. Drawings, sketches, blueprints, and plans are boxed separately, mostly flat. Interviews with individuals who worked with and knew Horwitt are on audio cassettes, "Recollections of Nathan Horwitt." Two short videos, "The Legend behind the Museum Watch" and "Movado Worldwide Museum" are stored on 3/4 in. video cassettes.

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Creators:
Waltham Clock Company
Dates:
1989
Size:
4 videotapes (Reference copies). 5 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9548
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Discusses Shropshire's early career at the Smithsonian, including: early research at the Division of Radiation and Organisms, researching mitochondria and sorting through scientific literature; living in the ninth floor of the Smithsonian Institution Castle's North Tower, the other offices and rooms in the tower; working in the tower, elevator issues, solar radiation on the roof, long hours, bringing his family to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July; the Division of Radiation and Organisms sheds in the Smithsonian's South Yard, storage spaces in the Castle's basement; materials used in the laboratory, Waltham clocks, learning how equipment was made and designed; relationships between SI researchers and administrators; equipment made in the laboratory by the machine shop, metal work, and glassblowing craftsmen; relationships with other departments, National Herbarium, Mary Agnes Chase and Lyman Smith; spending weekends roaming the Smithsonian Castle, security issues; relationship with Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot, listening to his stories; designing, constructing, and installing equipment with Withrow; work in the South Yard sheds, relationship between Secretary Abbot and Secretary Langley, Abbot's scientific research; solar radiation research, relationship between Secretary Abbot and SAO director Fred L. Whipple; Whipple's relationship with the Division of Radiation and Organisms, Paul E. Garber's relationship with the Division of Radiation and Organisms, small size of the Smithsonian Institution in those days, and Rocket Row; and getting material from U.S. Army surplus and lost materials, c. 1956-1960s.
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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9597
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Creators:
Bagnall, James
Orensberg, Arthur
NATCO, Inc. (National Company, Inc.)
Mainberger, Walter
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Dates:
1955 - 1968
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (16 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0547
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development of the first commercial atomic clocks by the National Company, Inc., (NATCO) of Malden, Massachusetts, a company known for producing specialized electronic equipment. The records include blueprints, technical drawings and schematics, technical and research reports, instruction manuals, photographs, and marketing materials.

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Creators:
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
1947-1990
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents three major areas of Jacob Rabinow's work in improvement of electronic and other devices: phonograph record players, optical character recognition (reading machines) and automatic self regulation of watches and clocks.

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Creators:
Stotesbury, Eva Roberts Cromwell
Stotesbury, Edward Townsend, 1849-1938
Mizner, Addison
Dates:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Creators:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
National Carousel Association.
Fried, Mary Hill
Dates:
circa 1662-1999, undated
Size:
36 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 10 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0528
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection primarily documents American folk art collected by Frederick Fried (1908-1994) and his wife Mary McKensie Hill Fried (1914-1988). It includes photographic materials, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, research files, lecture notes, unpublished manuscripts, brochures, drawings, printed advertisements, blueprints, books, patents, cor...

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Creators:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1881-1934
bulk 1905-1915
Size:
5.66 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0074
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection is the result of Major Hammer's passion for amassing material related to aeronautics and technology, and it is arranged into eleven series: articles, clippings, correspondence, drawings and blueprints, leaflets, legislation, minutes, miscellaneous, photographs, programs and publications. Housed in 23 folders, the correspondence is the most comprehensive series, reflecting the original order which grouped the letters into series by topic. Much of the correspondence concerns the planning of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909, and the involvement of Wilbur Wright and Glenn Curtiss. There is also a scrapbook of black and white photographs providing front and side views of specified airplanes. Each page has 3 photos showing different views of the same plane accompanied by a label with additional information. (See written copy for details. Also, please see information written on 8x11 notebook paper.)

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
circa 1847-1989
Size:
36 Cubic feet (124 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0069
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original documents and papers generated by William J. Hammer and by various companies and individuals with whom he was associated. Includes material related to the research and inventions of Edison, Bell, Tesla, the Curies, etc.

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