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Creators:
Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1890s-1933
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0299
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age ...

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Automatic Telephone Company, Ltd.
Corrigan, Reseda
Dates:
1895-1930.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0581
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Press clippings, 1895-1897, from British publications (some unidentified) and one French journal describing the invention and the organization of the Automatic Telephone Company, Ltd. A note on the life of Max Margowski, one of the company's organizers is included, with statements of the company accounts (one a 1901 balance sheet). A record of liti...

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Creators:
Morton, Sterling, 1885-1961
Goodspeed, Charles B.
Teletype Corporation
Kleinschmidt, Edward E., 1876-1977
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Dates:
1915-1930
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1259
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection largely contains correspondence regarding the Kleinschmidt Teletype, as well as financial records and newspaper clippings regarding the Teletype Company.

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Rosen, Judith B.
Reiss, Linda A.
Leeds, Pamela B.
Friedman, Robert A.
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Dates:
1915-2000
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the development of the flexible drinking straw, Friedman's manufacturing company, and Friedman's other inventions, such as an ice cream scoop, fountain pens, and household appliances.

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Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1871-1938.
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0014
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.

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Rand, John Goffe, 1801-1873
Dates:
circa 1832-1960
bulk 1832-1873
Size:
0.2 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.randjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The scattered papers of inventor and portrait painter John Goffe Rand measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Included are biographical sketches, a will, lists of portraits by Rand, a small amount of correspondence, files regarding Rand's invention of the collapsible artists' paint tube, clippings, a photo, and an example of one of the first paint tubes made in a factory.

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Millholland, James A., (Jr.), 1842-1911
Dates:
1866-1899
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0163
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into five series. The first series consists of biographical material, including notebooks 1866; 1873; 1882; 1886; correspondence, 1867‑1899, both from and to James A. Millholland regarding a trip to England and purchase and shipment of railroad rails; the photographic series contains portraits of both Millhollands and ca...

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Watson, Paul Gristock, 1900-1966 (naval officer)
Dates:
1960-1965
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0104
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the early development of radio apparatus.

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Adler, Solomon, 1901-1989
Dates:
1916-1980
bulk 1950-1966
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1157
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document independent inventor Solomon Adler's work with sewing machine technology through correspondence, photographs, notes, drawings, sketches, patents, litigation records, and printed materials. The collection provides insight into both an independent inventor's process of invention and Japanese work culture during the post-World War II period.

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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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