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Creators:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944
Dates:
1976
1863 - 1968
Size:
15 Cubic feet (49 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Leo H. Baekeland, a Belgian born chemist who invented Velox photographic paper (1893) and Bakelite (1907), an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile plastic. The papers include student notebooks; private laboratory notebooks and journals; commercial laboratory notes; diaries; patents; technical papers; biographies; newspaper clippings; maps; graphs; blueprints; account books; batch books; formula books; order books; photographs; and correspondence regarding Baekeland, 1887-1943.

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Creators:
Fanning, Michael
Dates:
1983-2003
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1255
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents through correspondence, marketing materials, patent materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings, the development of T-Net, a sport that combines electronic game technology with a diamond-shaped court the length of a tennis court and "invisible" nets created by inventor Michael Fanning.

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Creators:
Del Mar, Bruce E., 1913-
Del Mar Avionics Corporation
Dates:
1951-2011
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1249
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the development of the Holter Monitor, a portable device for continuously monitoring heart activity for an extended period, through engineering logbooks, drawings, operator manuals, correspondence, photographs, sales brochures and catalogs, biographical information about the engineering staff who worked on the monitor, patents and trademarks, and marketing and sales materials.

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Creators:
Fuller Brush Company
Dates:
1890-2017
Size:
32.5 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1459
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Fuller Brush Company founded by Alfred C. Fuller in 1906.

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Creators:
CIGNA
Seymour, Frank
Dates:
1852 - 1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1232
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents firefighting and fires in American history through newspaper and magazine illustrations, ephemera, and photographs. The emphasis is on large urban fires (New York City and Chicago) and industrial fires in the northeastern United States. There are some illustrations of cartoons, rescues, poems, fires on ships and clippings about great floods in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

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Creators:
Robrecht, Jack
Dates:
1852 - 1983
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1231
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains primarily photographs and postcards relating to firefighting. Many of the photographs are of firefighting vehicles and apparatus, both horse-drawn and gasoline-powered. The cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore are especially well documented, though other cities are represented, including Hamilton, Ohio; Camden, New Jersey; D...

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Creators:
Crane, H. Irving
Dates:
1927-1950
bulk 1935-1945
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1119
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

H. Irving Crane worked as a chemist for Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. (a division of National Dairy Corporation) from 1933-1940s on the production of several products utilizing casein, a protein found in milk. These products include Aralac (a synthetic fiber), Aracide (a fungicide and moth repellent), spray-dried milk, casein paints, and synthetic rubbers. The H. Irving Crane papers document Crane's work as a chemist at Atlantic Research Associates, Inc. and the development of Aralac and Aracide.

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Creators:
Bucheimer, John
Dates:
1954 - 1977
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 5 map folders)
21 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0889
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relate to John Bucheimer's work as manager of new product manufacturing in the Engineering Department at Head Ski Company.

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Creators:
Joseph Enterprises, Inc. (Location of Meeting--San Francisco, California; )
Pedott, Joseph
Dates:
circa 1976-2005, 2008
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0898
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to products developed and marketed by Joseph Enterprises, Inc., including the Chia Pet and the Clapper. The collection includes internal business documentation including correspondence, design drawings, and photographs. Print advertising and packaging samples as well as audiovisual materials make up an important part of the collection. The video collection includes commercials for the Chia and Clapper products as well as clips of product mentions in popular entertainment. In addition, there are two recorded oral history interviews with Joseph Pedott.

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Creators:
Scherbatskoy, Serge A., 1908-2002
Dates:
1925-2002
Size:
17 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0936
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the professional career and business interests of inventor Serge A. Scherbatskoy, who specialized in petroleum geophysics. Papers include laboratory notebooks, license agreements, correspondence, blue line prints, patent litigation files, newspaper clippings, reference files, patents, promotional literature, and audio-visual materials.