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Creators:
Bickley, Everett H., 1888-1972
Dates:
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
Size:
5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0683
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, documents the inventions of Everett Huckel Bickley, most known for his electric sorting machine used to automate the process of sorting beans by use of a photoelectric cell. The collection consists of patents, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts designed by Bickley. The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.

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Dates:
1995-10-27
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Program TRT: 47:00 Introductory remarks by Arthur Molella. McLurkin opens the program by explaining his microrobots and robotic communities. The idea is to get the robots to work like ants communicating with each other and having complex behaviors. Massie presents his work with the Phantom, a device that lets you...

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Creators:
Friedman, Joseph Bernard, Dr., 1900-1982
Dates:
[1930s.]
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Pencil on paper., 14 cm x 17 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Friedman's conceptual sketch for his flexible straw invention. Text on verso in pencil.

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Dates:
1997-05
Level:
item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

James McLurkin Footage TRT: 30:00 Footage of McLurkin at MIT lab using equipment in the machine shop and building ants. McLurkin's latest project is to build robots for exploring the planet Mars called "rockettes." Working in conjunction with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, the rockette's would bring back rock samples and collect other types of data...

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Dates:
1995 May 31
Level:
file
Size:
1 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) (Duration: 60:00 )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Welcome and introductory remarks by Spencer Crew, Secretary I. Michael Heyman, Arthur Molella and Jerome Lemelson in honor of the establishment of the Lemelson Center and the first Innovative Lives Program (a series of lecture-demonstrations by American inventors and entrepreneurs for young people--by Hildreth "Hal" Walker. Discussion of the Lemel...

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Creators:
Tupper, Earl Silas, 1907-
Dates:
February 13, 1937
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Graphite on paper., 11" x 8-1/2"?)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0470
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Holograph: loose-leaf notebook page, 5 holes, containing text and sketches for a Tupper invention, a folding comb which he called a dagger comb. Located in Box 3, Folder 4.

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Creators:
Haenlein, Paul, 1835-1905
Dates:
1867
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1206
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a letter, and a multipage description of a "Balloon Locomotive," from inventor Paul Haenlein to U. S. Minister to the Court of St. James's, Charles Francis Adams, asking him to share the balloon locomotive plans with the U. S. government. There is also a letter from Benjamin Moran (U. S. Embassy in London) to Edward Stanton, Secretary of War under the Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson presidencies, in which the letter and description were forwarded.

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