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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
circa 1920s-1970s
Size:
19 cu. ft. (38 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Science Service was established in 1920 through the efforts of the E. W. Scripps Company in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). In 1919 Scripps had established the American Society for the Dissemination of Science. ...

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Thomas, Richard A.
General Electric Company
Dates:
1952-2005
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0937
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and audiovisual materials compiled by Richard A. Thomas, mostly printed materials, documenting the General Electric Company's role in the development of numerical control.

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Creators:
Eisler Engineering Company.
Dates:
(bulk 1920-1950s)
1885 - 1988
Size:
30 Cubic feet (49 boxes, 25 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0734
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document Charles Eisler, a Hungarian immigrant who was a skilled mechanic and engineer and his company, Eisler Engineering Company of Newark, New Jersey, which manufactured equipment for producing electric lamps, television and radio tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1881-1950
Size:
99.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0977
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contain photographs of gas engines, steam turbines, machine tools, foundry and manufacturing methods, and automobile engines, 1896-1921; instruction books, bulletins, and catalogs, 1889-1950; engine lists for compound, junior compound, and standar...

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Maxim, Hiram H.
Dates:
1890-1916
bulk 1890-1894, 1912
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0031
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains material by or about Maxim. The bulk of the collection consists of published works, but does include an unpublished paper about Maxim's aeronautical experiments and a collection of newclippings regarding Maxim's life. This accession includes the following five books: Li Hung Chang's Scrapbook by Sir Maxim, 1913; The Life an...

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Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1947-1990
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents three major areas of Jacob Rabinow's work in improvement of electronic and other devices: phonograph record players, optical character recognition (reading machines) and automatic self regulation of watches and clocks.

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Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company
Dates:
1948-1950
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0279
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Engineering drawings (81) of the Centralized Traffic Control Machine electrical circuits of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway Company). The circuits extend from Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh Junction, Ohio and include those for mechanical controls, electrical signals, and telephone commu...

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Butler, William H.
Edison General Electric Works. (Schenectady (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1892
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album entitled "With Edison in Schenectady". It contains captioned photographs of subjects such as building exteriors and interiors, staff members, the power station, generators, close-ups of machines, and scenes of the factory floor. It was compiled and published by William H. Butler.

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Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917
Philadelphia Bank Note Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Bollée, Léon, 1870-1913
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Dates:
1873-1896
Size:
1 Volume (approximately 70 leaves, ill., 34 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001780B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbook compiled by George Barnard Grant (inventor of Grant's calculating machine), a businessman based in Lexington and Boston, Massachusetts, containing printed ephemera, machine manuals, handwritten and typescript notes and correspondence, photographs, patent applications, and other papers relating to calculating machines, inventors, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and Grant's patent dispute with Léon Bollée in the 1880s. Some of the other inventions and companies referenced in the scrapbook include: Baldwin's calculating machine; Reliance Machine Works (B.F. Quimby); Baldwin's arithmometer; Teasdale's calculating machine; American Type Machine Co. (Westcott type casting and setting machine); Babbage's difference engine; Warren on the Thomas De Colmar calculating machine; Warren Bros. calculating engine; Tendollaradder (Grant Calculating Machine Co.); tabulating machine of G. & E. Schuetz; the Pidgin Electric Calculating Machine Co.; Webb's adding machine; Sir William Thomson's harmonic analyzer; L. Bollée's calculating machine; Grant's ciphering hand-organ; and Hattersley composing and distributing machines.

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