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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Plowden, David
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1970-1976
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1019
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs Plowden took of bridges, aqueducts and viaducts all over the United States and a few in Canada. The photographs are of various types of bridges: truss, suspension, covered. Some photographs feature close-up details of architectural elements, such as arches, chains, towers and ornamentation.

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Franklin Machine Company Providence, Rhode Island
Corliss, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1888
Dates:
1930.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1016
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of an album illustrating the history of the Corliss Steam Engine.

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Dodge, W.C.
Clark, Alexander Melville
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1877
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1017
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A British patent issued to Alexander Melville Clark for an improved process for preventing the accumulation of carbon in retorts used for the distillation of carbureted hydrogen. There is a wax seal attached to the end of the patent.

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Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Consolidation Coal Company
Dates:
1885-1940s
Size:
23 Cubic feet (99 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1007
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the building, operation and daily life of coal mining communities in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio between 1911 and 1946. The collection is a valuable for the study of mining technology and the social conditions of the time period and regions.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Washington Society of Engineers
Remington, Charles E.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1905-1985
bulk 1930-1979
Size:
13.1 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0972
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Washington Society of Engineers was founded in 1905 with the objective to advance engineering knowledge and maintain a high professional standard among members. Membership was open to all individuals who were actively engaged in any branch of the engineering profession. The records contain membership records, meeting minutes and reports, financial records, correspondence, projects and events details, as well as research documents.

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Bier, Peter J.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1915-1970
bulk 1934-1959
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0973
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Peter J. Bier, born in Hungary, immigrated to the United States in 1904. Bier worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior from 1923-1954, and continued to work as a consultant in the field after retirement. The collection includes materials related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, including project materials, drawings, designs, and inspection reports and data, along with materials documenting his time as an engineering consultant.

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Nordberg Manufacturing Company
Dates:
1891-1947
Size:
45 Cubic feet (189 boxes, 110 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0975
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of the company's photo and negative archives; miscellaneous trade publications; G. Turnwald notebooks; technical memoranda; trade literature; operating manuals; parts books; Nordberg company history; machinery proposals; order books; time records; Chain Belt Company catalogs; and blueprints used in the shops.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Caldwell, William E., 1890-
Dates:
1914 - 1969
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0971
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily printed materials relating to power plants and boilers in the city of New York: articles and reprints, technical journals, trade literature, notes, reports, charts, and graphs, and test data; also publications containing descriptions and specifications on individual power stations in New York.

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas
Dates:
1906-2003
bulk 1906-1918
Size:
5 film reels
5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0969
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas through reports prepared for a variety of clients.

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Smith, Lawrence Talma, 1899-
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
circa 1927-1966
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0988
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes engineering reports, contract specifications, construction photographs, and drawings for South Park Commissioners and Chicago Park District projects, 1927, 1931, 1935-1940; Ohio Turnpike projects, 1951; railway bridges, 1953-1954; and Northern Illinois Toll Highway projects, 1954-1956. Also included are a copy of Smith's the...