Query: Home automation
Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection
Creators:
Jantzen, Carl C.
Dates:
1925-1977
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0233
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Carl C. Jantzen and John C. Zehntbauer founded the Portland Knitting Company in 1910 as a retail store selling knitted products (i.e. sweaters, hosiery, jackets). Carl Jantzen later invented an automated circular knitting machine that allowed the company to make light-weight materials for swimsuits. In 1916, the company first used the name Jantzen as their trademark and went on to specialize in swimsuits.

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Kahn Family Film Collection
Creators:
Bergman, Harry M.
Kahn family
Kahn, Kimberly
Dates:
1926-1957
Size:
3 Cubic feet (5 document boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0722
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of films shot by Harry B. Bergman documenting Bergman's New York City, New York construction firm Godwin Construction Company. Films document construction of landmark buildings such as The Chrysler Building, New York Port Authority and others. Films also document company "beefsteaks", and Bergman's numerous vacations and pursuits.

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Safko International, Inc. Records
Creators:
Safko, Lon S.
Dates:
1984 - 1996
Size:
12.6 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0911
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Safko International, Inc., document an assistive computer technology company created by Lon S. Safko to produce and sell the environmental control systems he invented for the physically disabled, specifically quadriplegics. Through the use of a computer and alternative input devices, the physically disabled were able to overcome physical barriers which inhibited them from attaining an autonomous lifestyle.

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Gerber Scientific Instrument Company Records
Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph, 1924-1996
Gerber Scientific Instrument Company (Hartford, Conn.).
Dates:
1911 - 1999
Size:
75 Cubic feet (182 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0929
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the Gerber Scientific Instrument Company, Hartford, Connecticut, and its four subsidiaries: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc., Gerber Scientific Products, Inc., Gerber Systems Corp., and Gerber Optical, Inc. Gerber Scientific designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services computer aided design and computer aided CAD/CAM systems. The records include correspondence, memoranda, product literature, trade literature, patent records, instruction manuals, proposals, engineering records, photographs, technical reports, drawings, press releases, and newspaper clippings.

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Product Cookbooks Collection
Creators:
Wells, Ellen B.
Dates:
1874-2009
Size:
18 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0396
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of cookbooks, but many would accurately be described as pamphlets. Also included are some labels from products that contain recipes. The cookbooks were produced by manufacturers of the ingredients of foods; by beverage producers; by the manufacturers of appliances for which certain recipes or ways of cooking were particularly appropriate; by trade associations; and by electric and power companies who produced cookbooks for their customers.

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Kenneth M. Swezey Papers
Creators:
Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 (journalist)
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943
Dates:
1891 - 1988
Size:
8.6 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence (both of Nicola Tesla and Kenneth Swezey), copies of patents, articles, pamphlets, brochures, stamps, newsletters, and manuscripts, from 1890-1972 collected and assembled by Swezey.

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Records of Wedge Innovations
Creators:
Shayt, David H.
Wedge Innovations
Dates:
1985-1996
Size:
13 Cubic feet (28 boxes, 5 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0534
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Wedge Innovations document the invention and development of a new hand tool, the SmartLevel, an electronic builder's level; also included are company management and policies.

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Reddy Kilowatt Records
Creators:
Northern States Power Company
Hooks, Benjamin, Dr.
Xcel Energy
Reddy Communications, Inc.
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Dates:
1926-1999
Size:
30 Cubic feet (119 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0913
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development and use of Reddy Kilowatt, a cartoon figure trademark created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins, Sr. More than 150 investor-owned electric utilities in the United States and at least twelve foreign countries licensed the use of the Reddy Kilowatt trademark. The records include a wide range of textual and visual materials and sound and moving image recordings.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Pianos
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
1842-1965
Size:
4.59 Cubic feet (consisting of 8 boxes, 2 half boxes, 5 folders, 7 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Pianos
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Pianos forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers
Creators:
Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935
Dates:
circa 1858-1965
2008
bulk 1870-1935
Size:
12.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.volkleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and teacher Douglas Volk (1856-1935) and his father, sculptor Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895), measure 12.4 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1965, 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870-1935. Douglas Volk's papers document his life and career through biographical material, family and professional correspondence, writings and notes, diaries and journals, financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of the artist, his family, friends, and artwork. The papers also provide documentation of the formation and operations of the Sabatos Handicraft Society established with Marion Volk from the Volk's summer home, Hewnoaks, in Center Lovell, Maine. Scattered documentation of the life and work of Leonard Wells Volk, is found in biographical material, land records, letters, memoirs, and photographs.

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