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Cooper, Madison, 1868-1946
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1963
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1054
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Cooper received several patents for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. The collection spans 1900-1963 and includes his United States and foreign patents, his publications related to refrigeration, and a few documents and photographs related to Cooper and the Madison Cooper Company.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Gilman Manufacturing Company. (Janesville, Wisconsin)
Dates:
1930s
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1057
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of photographs of mining equipment manufactured by Gilman Manufacturing Company, Janesville, Wisconsin, including factory scenes and forges.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Brooks, Cuyler W.
Dates:
1934-1962
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the engineering career of Cuyler W. Brooks, who worked on projects including dams, mills, and water and power plants, many of them overseas and particularly in South America. The papers include project files, proposals, drawings, specifications, contracts, correspondence, and articles.

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Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company
Dates:
1905-1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Hales Bar Dam was built on the Tennessee River to improve river navigation and produce hydroelectric power. Construction work on the dam, which took place from 1905 to 1913, faced engineering challenges and leaks due to the broken and creviced limestone beneath the dam. The collection spans 1905-1968 and includes papers, reports, drawings and photographs related to the construction of the dam, as well as documents related to its maintenance in the decades following its completion.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1055
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Postcards depicting lighthouses in the United States and Canada.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Cotton, Robert, Sir
Dates:
1984-1985.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1022
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fifty-eight titled photographs taken by Sir Robert Cotton, of scenes along the C & O Canal, including locks, acqueducts, canal station; and cyclists and joggers along the towpaths.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Brown, Bernis B., 1888-1960
Dates:
1878-1960
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines. The papers include Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, notes and notebooks, reference books and history books on farm machines, clippings and articles, newsletters on farming subjects,...

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Pennsylvania Railroad.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
ca. 1903-1910.
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
on paper.,Silver gelatin
on glass.,Silver gelatin
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1048
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Glass plate negatives and stereographs relating to the construction of Penn Station and the Pennsylvania Railroad's work in New York City, including the Station foundations and the East and Hudson River tunnels.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Plowden, David
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1981
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1020
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs documenting the steel industry. Subjects include blast furnaces, steel mills, ore barges, and other related subjects.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Gordon, Robert B.
Starr, A.B., 1882-1962
Dates:
1905-1906
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1034
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Three volumes of laboratory notes compiled by Starr while a student at Sibley College, Cornell University. The tests written about in the notebooks related to engines, steam, tensile strength of cast iron, lubricants, and other subjects. The notebooks contain notes, charts and graphs, and cyanotypes.