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Creators:
United States. Department of State
Dates:
1915-1916
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1181
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Lawrence Burst Sperry (1892-1923) was a pilot and inventor who is best known for creating the first autopilot and artificial horizon, as well as other aircraft instruments and developing landing gear for use on flying boats. This collection consists of a passport issued to Lawrence Burst Sperry by the US Department of State.

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Creators:
Goodman, Louis, 1905-1973
Dates:
bulk 1930s-1940s
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 0.3 cubic feet of material relating to Louis Goodman's work with the American Rocket Society (ARS) including correspondence; original technical drawings by Goodman and others; news clippings; publications; and five 8 by 10 copy photographs of Goodman and one 11 by 17 inch copy photograph of the Luncheon for...

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Pickard, Greenleaf Whittier, 1877-1956
Cardwell Condenser Corporation (Lindenhurst, New York)
Dates:
1898-1941
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0915
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Greenleaf Whittier Pickard, an engineer, and his experiments in wireless technology. Materials include Greenleaf Pickard notebooks and patents issued to Nikola Tesla.

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SpectraMetrics (Burlington, Massachusetts)
Elliott Laboratories (Andover, Massachusetts)
Elliott, William G., 1932-2014
Elliott, Mark
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Dates:
circa 1958-1988
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1361
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Elliott's work in developing the SpectraSpan Spectrometer and related technologies including the use of echelle gratings and argon plasmas with the spectrometer. It also documents his companies, SpectraMetrics, and Elliott Laboratories. The collection contains correspondence; photographs, including lantern slides; business ...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1996-2009
Size:
14.19 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-371
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibition, Invention at Play. This exhibition was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, Invention at Play...

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Dates:
1995 June 1
Level:
series
Size:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (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 AHal@ Walker. Discussion of the Lemel...

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Bachelet, Emile, 1863-1946
Bachelet, Albert E.
Dates:
Circa 1895
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Silver albumen? on paper, mounted., 9.0 x 13.9 in.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0302
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Eight men, including Emile Bachelet, in front of a store with a large switchboard.

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Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
Dates:
21 October 1924
Level:
item
Size:
2 Pages (Ink on paper., 11.1" x 8.4".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Typed on stationery with letterhead, "From the Laboratory / of / Thomas A. Edison, / Orange, N.Y." Edison writes to contest statements made by Baekeland about the efficiency of electrical dynamos built by Dr. Edward Weston, a competitor of Edison's. With Edison's signature and a handwritten postscript: "All this is well known to the Electrical [sic...

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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...