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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2009 June 3
2008 July 16
2011 May 7
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1281
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Jackson, Milt
Madewell, Steven
Dates:
October 2, 2010
Size:
2 electronic discs (dvd)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1241
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Milt Jackson who discusses his "re-invention" of the test tube. Jackson's test tube has a flat side that enables it to rest horizontally without a rack, and a bent end. Milt Jackson is the founder of the company Norwood-Cortez which provides computer systems design services.

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Reichstetter, Daniella
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Edwards, Tricia
Dates:
2011 June 4
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1254
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An interview with inventor Daniella Reichstetter, who discusses her "gyrowheel" invention, which replaces the front wheel of a child's bike and rights the bike whenever it starts to tip. Reichstetter founded Gyrobike in 2007. The technology behind the gyrobike was developed at Dartmouth College and is protected under U.S. Patents 7,314,225 and 7,59...

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Creators:
Brown, Lester Russell, 1934-
Pachter, Marc
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
June 18, 2009
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1268
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The presentation documents author and environmentalist Lester Brown, as interviewed by Marc Pachter. Brown discusses the challenges of sustaining civilization. He discusses his influence on the early environmental movement and about solutions to today's environmental problems. Materials consist of digital video, audio CDs, and a DVD.

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Molella, Arthur P., 1944-
Nield, George C.
Potter, Michael
Weitekamp, Margaret
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Dates:
2011 November 18-19
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1287
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents, through audio, video, and digital images, a symposium held November 18-19, 2011 at the National Air and Space Museum. The theeme of the symposium was innovations in space. Participants discussed invention and technology in the contest of space history and exploration.

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Creators:
Foster, L. F.
Foster, L. F.
Dates:
1888-1921
bulk 1890-1910
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1289
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Wild West Shows in Oklahoma and Washington, particularly the career of Lewis Frederick Foster who was known for his showmanship and skills.

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American Bank Note Company
Dates:
1860-1987
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1285
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes correspondence with various banks and foreign governments, especially those of Canadian provinces, regarding their banknotes or postal stamps; client files, mostly with various companies that contracted with American Bank Note Company to engrave their stock certificates, but also including files regarding two engravers, Herm...

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Creators:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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Creators:
American Public Works Association.
Stine, Jeffrey K.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1999-2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0983
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Nominations for awards in the "Top Ten Public Works Projects of the Twentieth Century, 1900-2000" competition. The nominations included such things as project brochures, photographs, video cassettes, articles, written histories, and other miscellaneous items submitted to support the individual cases.

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Creators:
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.