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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Carruthers, George R.
Dates:
1996-02-22
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0597
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This video history consists of original, master and reference videos documenting a children's lecture program by George R. Carruthers, a physicist and inventor. Carruthers invented the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM).

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Creators:
Smith, Jeff, 1939-2004
Child, Julia
Guthrie, Janet, 1938-
Edgecraft Corporation
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Dates:
1984-2004
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners.

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Creators:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Sherman, Patsy
Dates:
March 12, 1997.
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0599
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Videohistory contains original and reference videos and photographs documenting a lecture program for children by Patsy Sherman, inventor of Scotchgard.

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Creators:
Woodland, N. Joseph, 1921-2012
Dates:
1943-2012
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of N. Joseph Woodland, who, along with Bernard Silver, invented and developed the bar code.

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Creators:
King, D. Ward
Dates:
1902-2005
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet ( 2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1332
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, publications and correspondence related to D. Ward King's invention the King Road Drag, or the Split-Oak drag, which improved rural travel in the early 20th century by introducing a simple design and low-effort system for grading poor-quality roads. The King Road Drag was promoted heavily across the United States and Canada via the "Good Roads Campaign" originally sponsored by the railroad companies in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Judd, Michael
MacCready, Paul, 1925-
Dates:
November 8, 2002
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0842
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes nine (9) original Beta Cam SP videos documenting interviews with Paul MacCready, the father of human powered flight. MacCready invented the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross.

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Creators:
Hoffman, Robin
Stone, William R., 1920-2006
Raytheon Company
Dates:
1967-1985
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting William R. Stone's involvement in the invention and development of the microwave for industrial and home use. The collection includes biographical information; patents, and other invention related papers; photographs; design drawings; internal company papers and memoranda; Stone's research and reports, especially on the subject o...

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Creators:
Madland, Glen
Goldstein, Andrew
Flaschen, Steward
Finn, Bernard S., 1932-
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Dates:
1996.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0566
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Transcripts and audio cassettes of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field of microelectronics. The interviews document the spectrum of innovative activities in the microelectronics industry.

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