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Creators:
Lissim, Simon, 1900-
Dates:
1924 - 1981
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1276
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection covers the period 1924-81 and consists of exhibition catalogs, correspondence, photographs, slides, drawings, photostats, contracts, book proofs, and related biographical material on Lissim. Extensive material on the designer's work for the Sevres porcelain factory includes correspondence, original contracts, photographs of porcelai...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Pelton Water Wheel Company
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Brayton, A.P.
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Dates:
1880-1975
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1093
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, California. Materials include correspondence; business records; photographs, including cyanotypes; negatives, images of turbines; advertisements; journals; blueprints; articles; and trade literature, including catalogs.

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Creators:
Bathe, Greville
Dates:
bulk 1933-1944
1893-1985
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0970
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers contain archival materials comprising Bathe's research on Oliver Evans (1755-1819), an American engineer engaged in the development of steam engines. The collection includes copies of letters, design drawings, pamphlets and a book written by Evans, patents, a scrapbook, articles, genealogical information, Evans's will, and writings by Bathe ...

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Creators:
Nordic Ware Division, Northland Aluminum
Dalquist, H. David
Dalquist, Dorothy
Dates:
1940-2006
Size:
28 Cubic feet (53 boxes and 25 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0980
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of a family-owned manufacturing firm, best known for kitchenware products including the Bundt Pan and Micro-Go-Round. The collection richly documents the entrepreneurial spirit of the Minnesota firm and its history of product innovation through technical files, marketing materials, and administrative and financial records.

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Creators:
Accoutrements, Seattle, Washington
Archie McPhee Co. (Seattle, Washington)
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1985-2003
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0837
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An almost complete set of the Accoutrements and Archie McPhee product catalogs. Calling themselves "Outfitters of Popular Culture", the Accoutrements and McPhee catalogs offer toys, novelties and irreverent gag gifts on such subjects as politics, religion, science and fashion.

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Creators:
General Motors Corporation
Dates:
1990-2005
bulk 1993-1999
Size:
3 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 2 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0912
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the design, testing, production and promotion of the first zero-emission electric car produced by a major car company, the General Motors EV1. The materials include photographs, promotional booklets and marketing, press coverage, and publications, as well as design details and specifications, describing the process by which this ambitious and controversial vehicle was produced and released to the public in the mid- to late 1990s. This collection would be of interest to researchers in the areas of innovative design, automobile marketing, environmental initiatives, and the automotive industry.

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Creators:
Wiener, Tom
Erol's Video Club.
Dates:
1984-1991
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0687
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising and promotional materials for Erol's Video Club. Includes a calendar with advertising and coupons, two binders of member newsletters, newspapers, original design drawings for advertising, and posters.

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Creators:
Stanley Home Products
Beveridge, Frank Stanley
Perkins, Homer
O'Brien, Catherine L.
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Dates:
1896 - 1999
Size:
18 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0788
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development of the Stanley Home Products Company, Incorporated its activities and those of its employees. The materials include photographs and photograph albums, speeches and presentations, catalogs and other printed material, inspirational and motivational materials, annual reports, film and audio recordings.

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Creators:
Jeffers, Grace
Formica Corporation.
Dates:
1913-2003
Size:
18 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 11 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0565
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials consists of textual files, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, newsletters, and informational pamphlets documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.

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Creators:
Kraeuter & Company, Inc.
J. Wiss & Sons Company
Dates:
1921-1925; 1948.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0172
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Catalog and Salesman's Fact Book, 1921-1925, and "A Story of Shears and Scissors". The book includes a 1925 Wiss Catalog of scissors, snips, and shears and a 1925 catalog of Kraeuter and Company Inc., Newark,manufacturers of pliers, wrenches, chisels, automobile and machinists' tools and ticket punches. Also, numerous price lists and advertisements...