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Dates:
Aug. 1889
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0069
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Dates:
undated
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Phonographs
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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undated
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Phonographs
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sign featuring a portrait of Thomas A. Edison featured on thin metal mounted to a compressed board backing with string for hanging. Handwritten label LB #15555 2495 affixed to back. In enclosure.

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Dates:
1883-1884
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Contains drawings, notes, and experiments (used in court testimony: U.S. Circuit Court, District of New Jersey, American Graphophone Company vs. Edison Phonograph Works, Complainant's Exhibit, Tainter Drawings, Volume 1).

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
Size:
1.72 Cubic feet (consisting of 2.5 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Phonographs
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Phonographs forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Information, Technology and Society, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1890 - 1930
Size:
6 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0715
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographic negatives and some glass plate negatives depicting subjects relating to the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics' artifact collections and research interests. Negatives include portrait photographs of engineers (Marconi, Tesla, Bell, and Zworykin), images of radios, telegraphy equipment, and phonographs.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1902-1965
Size:
268.55 cu. ft. (79 record storage boxes) (372 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. ...

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)
Dates:
circa 1847-1989
Size:
36 Cubic feet (84 boxes, 16 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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