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Creators:
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1947-1990
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents three major areas of Jacob Rabinow's work in improvement of electronic and other devices: phonograph record players, optical character recognition (reading machines) and automatic self regulation of watches and clocks.

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Creators:
Schmidling, David, Dr.
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris, 1816-1892
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1846-1884
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0364
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Lewis M. Rutherfurd's work related to astronomy.

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Creators:
Morrison, Joan, -2010
Morrison, Robert K.
Beirne, Barbara T.
Dates:
1985 - 1987
Size:
6 Cubic feet (20 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0359
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of 139 audiocassettes (original copies only), 80 transcripts and tape summaries, and photographs (including some negatives). The transcripts and photographs also exist in single copies only, but they may be used with care by researchers.

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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Thomas E.
Brooks, Byron A.
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.
Peyton, Joseph I.
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Dates:
1890-1897
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0365
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents a patent dispute between the S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company and the Williams Typewriter Company.

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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0352
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting five of Mount's numerous inventions: the solar still, a jet power burner, turnbuckles and swivel connectors for boats, the "wadnut" (a self-tightening fastener), and a method of joining industrial piping. The papers include notes on concepts, and on testing and prototypes; correspondence with patent attorneys and potential industrial users of the devices; photographs; biographical information on Mount; and a general subject file on his inventions.

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Creators:
Jogbra, Inc.
Miller, Hinda
Dates:
1977-2008
Size:
16 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1315
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the invention of the Jogbra and includes biographical materials, business records, photographs, promotional, marketing and advertising materials, correspondence and audiovisual materials.

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Dates:
1861-1994
Size:
76 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1136
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents various aspects of railroad companies through pamphlets; trade catalogs; operating and service manuals, especially for railroad equipment; specifications; magazines and reprints; bulletins, and articles.

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Dates:
1836 - 2015
Size:
40 Cubic feet (85 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1319
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of archival materials compiled by National Museum of American History Curator Katherine Ott, on numerous subjects relating to disability and the rights of the disabled.

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Creators:
Sutter, Fannie
Dates:
1919 - 1921
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1325
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A scrapbook created by Fannie Sutter detailing her time attending Battle Creek Normal School of Physical Education. It contains photographs, programs of events, and personal notes written by Fannie Sutter and her classmates concerning exercising, acting, and dressing for plays.

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Creators:
Simonson, Frank
See, Wayne
Dates:
1911-1913, undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1318
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Theater plat book used at the Philadelphia Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania showing stage plats for various productions.