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Creators:
Reichstetter, Daniella
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Edwards, Tricia
Dates:
2011 June 4
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1254
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An interview with inventor Daniella Reichstetter, who discusses her "gyrowheel" invention, which replaces the front wheel of a child's bike and rights the bike whenever it starts to tip. Reichstetter founded Gyrobike in 2007. The technology behind the gyrobike was developed at Dartmouth College and is protected under U.S. Patents 7,314,225 and 7,59...

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Creators:
Leslie Company
Dates:
ca. 1890-1900.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1182
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two albums of photographs depicting rotary snow plows for railroads.

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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:
Chaney, Charles B.
Dates:
1972
1850-1947
undated
Size:
21 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1167
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 20,000 negatives of railroad related subjects with an emphasis on the eastern lines, especially the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Besides locomotives, other subjects include freight trains, passenger cars, bridges and tracks, stations, yards, tunnels, shops and engine houses, and train wrecks.

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Creators:
Price, Dick
Dates:
1936-2002
bulk 1950-1958
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of ice skater Dick Price, with emphasis on the 1940s and 1950s, when he was in the prime of his career performing ice shows throughout Europe. Included are photograph albums, letters, most sent from Europe by Price to his parents describing performances and his travel adventures; programs from various ice shows; personal financial records; school report cards, and work-related permits, contracts, and insurance.

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Creators:
Pullman Palace Car Co.
Pullman-Standard
Dates:
circa 1882-1955
Size:
128.5 Cubic feet (147 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1175
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of approximately 13,500 images (original photographs, copy prints, and film and glass plate negatives) for freight, passenger, private, and street and rapid transit cars manufactured by the Pullman Palace Car Company. The collection contains primarily early railroad Americana, including interior and exterior views of private and business cars as well as passenger and street cars. The collection is an important part of the historical record of the railroad car-building industry as well as the history of architecture and interior design.

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Creators:
General Machinery Corporation
Niles-Bement-Pond Co.
Dates:
ca. 1899-1969.
Size:
24 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1115
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over 2,000 photographic negatives of machinery produced by General Machinery Corporation and its predecessors; also three cubic feet of prints from the negatives.

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Creators:
Amoco Oil Company.
Dates:
circa 1912-1920
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1102
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of refineries, flow charts, lab notebooks, and other materials relating to the Burton-Humphreys oil cracking process.

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Creators:
Smith-Howard, Kendra
Strange, Susan B.
Thompson, Anthony Mills
Toda, Mitchell
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Dates:
1945-2010
Size:
1.15 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1131
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An artificial collection of diverse archival materials relating to weddings, at present organized according to donor. Contents include wedding photographs; invitations; gift registries; contracts; invoices and receipts for expenses incurred; guest lists.

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Creators:
Chuse Engine and Manufacturing Company. (Mattoon, Illinois)
Dates:
1915-1921
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1088
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes business correspondence, proposals, contracts, specifications, photographs of engines, and catalogs and advertising.