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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1929-1974
Size:
3 Cubic Feet (6 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1448
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation.

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Beakes, William Edgar
Harris, Charles Cohill, 1898- (radio engineer)
Dates:
circa 1906-1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0049
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, notes, articles, and photographs assembled by Harris on the history of the United Fruit Company and Tropical Radio Telegraph Company (TRT), 1904-1961. Also includes manuscript histories of companies; material on the application of teletypewriters to radio circuits; blueprints, schematics, reports, and manuals concerning the technica...

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Darnell, Victor C.
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).
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Dates:
1890-1953
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 box, 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1032
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints and plans for facilities built by the company, including coal-handling bridges, coal unloading towers, dock trestles, and coal-handling plants and two photograph albums from the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East Berlin, Connecticut. The images in one of the albums are mostly of factory scenes. The other album contains mostly images of bri...

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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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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Detroit Edison Company.
Bak, Anders K., 1892-
Dates:
1923-1970
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains papers assembled by Anders K. Bak, a Danish mechanical engineer and employee of the Detroit Edison Power Company. The papers include personal correspondence concerning the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; papers on the Parsons Steam Turbine; papers and blueprints on work done at the Barton Power Station in Manchester, England; and Detroit Edison Company background material, blueprints, articles, power plant test reports, information and data.

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Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Medical History, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.

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Beaudoin, Rayne
Karr, Leonard, 1913-1995
Dates:
1930-1995
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0762
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mostly photographs illustrating Leonard Karr's hunting and fishing activities in the Pacific Northwest; plus letters from Karr, photographs of his inventions, articles and other printed information, drawings and patterns for a kayak that Karr designed, clippings, scrapbooks, and albums. Personal materials relate to his personal life and his employment as a sign painter.

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Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
Elk Rapids Iron Company
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Rust Boiler Company
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Dates:
1890-1928
Size:
5 Cubic feet (14 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1070
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers, comprised mostly of business correspondence (typescript, handwritten, and letter press books), from Edwin Rust's career as an engineer, specializing in boilers and steam engines. Also included are agreements, receipts, telegrams, blueprints, sketches, job cost records, rate of wages (Antrim Iron Company), daily labor reports (Elk Rapid Iron...

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Salem China Company
American Limoges China Co.
Sebring Pottery Company
Crescent China Company
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Dates:
1930s-1981
Size:
10.15 Cubic feet (26 boxes, 9 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0325
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes records of the Salem China Company relating to the administration of the company, its sales and art department, and other material relating to plant operations prior to 1960, when the company ceased manufacturing and became a distributor only. Includes photographs of various promotions, Salem China patterns, factory buildings, sales staff, show rooms, etc. as well as extensive advertising material of the Salem China Co. and its competitors. Another series contains blueprints and drawings of the Salem China Company's plant and equipment. Another series contains bulletins issued by the Associated Industries of Cleveland from 1977 to 1981.

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Rau, William M., 1929-2007
Ellis, Katherine
Dates:
1900 - 2007
Size:
100 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1306
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 100 cubic feet of photographs, slides, postcards, scrapbooks, brochures, artwork, drawings, and other ephemera documenting engine-powered vessels of the international maritime industry. Brochures: The brochures are from international passenger lines and cruise lines. They detail both individual ships and shipping lines; they also det...

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