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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:
Bartley Crucible and Refractories Co.
Dates:
1909-1972
Size:
1.8 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 12 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0348
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is arranged into three series. Series 1: Series 2: Series 3:

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Creators:
Bendix Corporation.
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
circa 1940s
Size:
1 Item (1 item )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0350
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Image of washing machine, mounted on self-supporting cardboard display (38-1/2 x 26-3/8") on cardboard with support.. Transparency effect in center cutout. "Bendix Automatic Home Laundry" label at top and "See It Demonstrated Here" displays in circular cutout corresponding to machine's door.

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Creators:
Lomas, Stanley
Dates:
1947-1990
bulk 1950-1956
Size:
7 motion picture films
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0342
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Stanley Lomas Television Commercial Collection consists of 226 television commercials for products including dishwashing soap, beer, cigarettes, soft drinks, and breakfast cereals. The collection also includes a short 1954 film demonstrating the DuMont Electronicam, a camera designed for simultaneous live broadcast and film recording. There is ...

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Creators:
Harriman, Stephen (farmer)
Myers, Annamae Barlup (farmer)
Dates:
1883 - 1967
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0345
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of diaries for Annamae Myers, documenting the activities of a farm family in Ohio, 1931-1967 and Stephen Harriman, Mrs. Myers' maternal grandfather, covering the years1884, 1888, 1893 and 1894.

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Creators:
Shearer, Walter
Dates:
1948-1973
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0347
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Pamphlets published by the General Motors Company, covering a wide variety of topics, including business and industry, economics, household tips, politics, safety, and self-improvement. There are also a number of pamphlets about General Motors itself. Many of these pamphlets also serve as corporate propaganda.

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Creators:
Romeike, Henry, 1855-1903
Dates:
1856-1916
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0338
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of one scrapbook of clippings documenting events covered in British and American newspapers from 1856-1916.

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Creators:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Stevens, John, 1749-1838
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1808-1881
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The main component of this collection is a double-spaced typewritten document of 858 pages transcribed (apparently in 1903) from original records and consisting of correspondence, newspaper articles, technical descriptions, legal documents, and other material relating to John Stevens, his professional work and career. Some of the correspondence is...

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Creators:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1915 - 1954
Size:
30.1 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0322
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.

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Creators:
Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Orr, Craig
Dates:
1900-1985
bulk 1920-1950
Size:
18 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0329
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Norwich Eaton Pharmaceutical, Inc., Collection includes advertisements, company histories, equipment purchasing proposals, batch orders, finishing production orders, packaging orders and records documenting the creation and advertising of several products, including Furacin, Asogen, Paracin, Unguentine, Necta Sweet, and Chloraseptic Pepto Bismo, a popular liquid still used to relieve various digestive ailments. Founded in 1885, Norwich Eaton was acquired in 1982 by Proctor and Gamble.