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D. Ward King Road Grader Collection
Creators:
King, D. Ward
Dates:
1902-2005
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet ( 2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1332
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, publications and correspondence related to D. Ward King's invention the King Road Drag, or the Split-Oak drag, which improved rural travel in the early 20th century by introducing a simple design and low-effort system for grading poor-quality roads. The King Road Drag was promoted heavily across the United States and Canada via the "Good Roads Campaign" originally sponsored by the railroad companies in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Page Tractor Company Papers
Creators:
Page Tractor Company
Dates:
1940-1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting Page Tractor Company and its parent company, Pioneer Manufacturing. The papers include customer inquiries and the responses to them, drawings and blueprints, invoices, trade literature, parts catalogs and price lists, and instruction manuals.

Southwark Foundry and Machine Company Records
Creators:
Baldwin-Southwark Corporation
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Southwark Foundry and Machine Company
De La Vergne Engine Company
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Dates:
circa 1868-1945.
Size:
342 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1107
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of engineering drawings of steam engines, blowing engines, turbines, generators, testing machinery, steam hammers, boilers, machine tools, and other machinery manufactured by the Southwark Foundry and Machine Company, circa 1880-1916; transfers of patent rights, reports, lists, financial documents, and other material concerning Southwark and its predecessors, circa 1868-1885; and …

Blacksmith's Daybook
Creators:
Larry, Jim
Dates:
1720s
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder and 1 item, 13 x 8.5 cm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0043
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Paper with leather binding. Apparently from Orange County, New York. Describes work done and money received. Localities mentioned include North Sea, "S[ag?] Harbor," and "Ketchabonnock" (Ketchaponack, New York?).

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Decalomania
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box, 1 folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Decalomania
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Decalomania forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

Bernard Levine Sample Book Collection
Creators:
Milwaukee Printed String Company
Modern Vogue Company, Inc.
Orchard Paper Company
American Lace Paper Company
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Dates:
circa 1930s.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 vertical box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0278
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Five sample books from the 1930s: (1) Christmas wrapping paper manufactured by Gift Wrap, (2) shelf paper made by the American Lace Paper Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (3) confectionery bag samples and stock designs for printing by the Orchard Paper Company of Saint Louis, (4) gift wrapping paper made by Modern Vogue Co., Inc., and …

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Sperry Rail Detector Car Collection
Creators:
Sperry Co.
Dates:
1928-1985
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0497
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.

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Division of Transportation Stereograph Collection
Dates:
1867-1927
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1468
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains stereographs by various makers. Most depict trains, railroads and railroad related subjects such as railyards, railroad bridges, elevated trains.

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Dr. R. C. Bratten Dental Collection
Creators:
Bratten, R. C., Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1930-1967
Size:
1.66 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0022
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents dentist Dr. R. C. Bratten's 50-year dental practice in Galion, Ohio.

George W. Ludington Collection
Creators:
Turrell, Orlando B.
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Caldwell, Edwin
Camby, Henry B.
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Dates:
1817-1889
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0135
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letters and memoranda written by Ludington family members to George Ludington, cashier of the Bank of Kent, Ludingtonville, New York.