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Creators:
Mather and Company.
Dates:
1923-1929
Size:
35 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0877
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-five work incentive posters published by Mather and Co.

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Creators:
Servodyne Corporation
Gunnarson, John
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1955-1971
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0839
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.

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Creators:
Spaeth, Merrie
Topps
Dates:
1956.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0873
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One hundred sixty (160) cards, with color photographs of scenes from the Disney film "Davy Crockett" on one side, and a number, title, (such as "Bowie's Last Stand"), and a synopsis of the scene on the other side. The collection is divided into two series, the first series being the orange backed cards, which were issued first, and Series two cons...

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Creators:
Mamer, Stuart M.
Mamer, Louisan E., 1910-2005
Dates:
1927-2002
Size:
10.1 Cubic feet (31 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0862
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Mamer collection includes a wide range of materials used to teach concepts and the usage of electricity to predominately rural audiences. Mamer kept many of her materials in labeled notebooks; other papers were filed loosely with no apparent order. The collection materials date pre-dominantly from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. There are some materials from the late 1930s. There is only one item from 1927 and one from 1999.

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Creators:
Servais, Joseph
Servais, Adrien-Francois, 1807-1866 (musician)
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1842-1884.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0195
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Five letters of Adrien-Francois Servais, describing his personal experiences as he traveled and gave concerts, including three from his son Joseph Servais (1850-1885), dated September 7, 1871, June 7, 1877, and December 30, 1884. Also includes a photograph of Adrien-Francois Servais with cello with an endpin and a lithograph of Francois Servais, si...

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Creators:
Becker, Leonard, ?-1985
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1976
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 box , 5 audiocassete tapes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0248
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Leonard Becker was a major participant in the development and marketing of Vinyl plastic.

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Creators:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995
Dates:
1934 - 1988
Size:
140 Cubic feet (408 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0266
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. Collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than 40 years as a college professor.

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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:
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Brown, Brian Ivan
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Creators:
Frank Hubbard
Dates:
1930-2003
bulk 1949-2003
Size:
30 Cubic feet (76 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1256
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents approximately fifty years of the Hubbard Harpsichord business. The records include correspondence, financial and accounting materials, sales and promotional materials, records, newsletters, dealer files, project files, photographs, research files on European instruments, kit manuals, and design drawings.