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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1995-2014
Size:
29 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (4 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-092
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audio and visual recordings of Lemelson Center special events, exhibitions, symposia, and general activities used for broadcast. Major programs documented within this collection include "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize;" "Lewis Latimer: Renaissance Man;" "Reinventing the Wheel: The Continuing ...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Rumsey, James, 1743-1792 (machinist, inventor)
Dates:
1788 January 28
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0216
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A promissory note of January 28, 1788 to Robert Stubbe for the sum of eighteen shillings and six pence, Pennsylvania currency. See Rumsey's article, "A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, whereby is clearly shewn, from actual experiments, that steam may be applied to propel boats or vessels of any burthen against rapid currents with great ...

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Naval History, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- ((inventor))
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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Creators:
Greatbatch, Wilson, 1919-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Berger, Sondra
Dates:
1996-10-08
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0601
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains original and master videos documenting Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the Cardiac Pacemaker. Greatbatch demonstrates the circuitry of his implantable pacemaker and discusses his life as an inventor.

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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:
Anacostia Museum
Dates:
circa 1989
Level:
item
Size:
1 Video recording (VHS)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Speaking to a group of students, Charles Beckley, a chair inventor, talked about his invention. He explained the steps of creating an invention; patents and patent law; and producing his invention for mass consumption. He encouraged the students to come up with their own ideas by showing them how inventors build off of others' ideas.

Education program - lecture. Related to exhibition 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' Undated.

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Dates:
1997
1990
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0936
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
2011
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
1970-1983
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0625
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History