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Creators:
Braden Copper Company
Noerager, A. J.
Dates:
1914-1940.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0017
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of Chilean power stations and equipment; and engineering drawings and blueprints of the Braden Copper Company, Rancaqua, Chile.

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Creators:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
American Scale and Service Company
Dates:
1912-1956
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0010
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records of this company, located in Kansas City, Missouri, include invoices; bills of material (quantity surveys); sales records with model name, number, date, customer; and promotional literature and specifications.

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Creators:
Espenschied, Lloyd, 1889-? ((electrical engineer) )
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1907-1969.
Size:
11.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0013
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.

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Creators:
Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1871-1938.
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0014
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.

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Creators:
Boudini, Phil
Boudini Brothers
Boudini, Dan, 1891-
Dates:
1909 - 1928
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1426
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the Boudini Brothers Vaudeville act. They include letters, postcards and telegrams, mostly of a business nature (such as relating to bookings); business papers including contracts and papers relating to expenses; photographs of the family and of the act; programs; scores and sheet music; music manuscripts; advertisements for app...

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Creators:
Stong, C.L., 1902-1975 (electrical engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1952-1976
Size:
12.6 Cubic feet (38 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0012
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers are the files of the editor of "The Amateur Scientist" section of the Scientific American from 1952 to 1976. They are arranged chronologically by date of article. The feature was started in 1952 as an expansion of "The Amateur Astronomer" section of the periodical. The papers include files of Stong's predecessor and files for arti...

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Creators:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1861-1885
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0006
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Wurtz's scheme, presented in a report to the stockholders, was a new method for the dry distillation of non-caking coal to obtain liquid oils and paraffin. Included in this box are: the report to the stockholders of the Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1883; patent specifications, 1881; correspondence with the Patent Office, prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; a notebook of minutes from meetings of Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1881-1883.

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Creators:
Howe Scale Co.
Dates:
1868 - 1963
Size:
32 Cubic feet (77 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0004
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records, 1868 1963, include records of various companies some of which eventually merged into the Howe Scale Company. Included are corporate records: minutes, charters, legal documents, stock certificate books, and correspondence; sales records: newsletters, inter branch correspondence, catalogs and price lists; financial records: ledgers, j...

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Creators:
Burgess, Dana Tai Soon
Dates:
1904 - 2018
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1397
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life of Dana Tai Soon Burgess, and that of his Korean American family, dating back to 1904. Included are photographs of his family before and after they immigrated to the United States; some photographs taken during a time when they lived and worked at Kunia Camp, Hawaii; and of Burgess throughout his life. Also include...

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Creators:
Anderson, John R.
Dates:
1920s-1986
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1401
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains guidebooks issued to Cadillac salesmen containing images of vehicles, and data on the specifications, options and features of the 1963, 1966, 1968, and 1970-1978 vehicles. Many of the books contain upholstery samples from which buyers could choose. Also: 1920s print advertisements for luxury vehicles, including Cadillac, Pac...