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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Worthington, Bill
Dates:
1995 October
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0606
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This videohistory documents the operation of a 19th-century mechanical cash carrier system used in a Penn Yan, New York department store.

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Creators:
Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851
Moore, Hiram
Dates:
1835-1932
Size:
0.15 Cubic Feet (1 tray)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1429
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Hiram Moore's invention of a harvesting machine.

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Creators:
Todd, W. David (William David)
Stephens, Carlene E., 1949-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1997-12-07
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0682
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

2.5 hours of videotape documenting a succession of clock escapements invented by Richard F. Bond in the 19th century. Bond's invention was called isodynamic escapement.

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Creators:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Moffat, Reuben
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1852
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1101
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents personal correspondence between Reuben Moffat and his father, John Little Moffat. The materials consist primarily of letters written during the year 1852 and detail Reuben Moffat's attempts to obtain a patent for his electric gold washer and magnetic separator invention.

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Creators:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Land, Charles H., 1847-1922
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
Dates:
1860-1957
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0834
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents inventor and dentist Charles H. Land and consists of correspondence, financial records, patent records, articles, printed material, writings, sermons and photographs.

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Morrison, James Beall, ?-1917
Reynolds, Roger
Reynolds, Allene
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1869-1873
Size:
10 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0442
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ten letters from London dentists to Morrison, a dentist and inventor, discussing his improved dental engine and improved dental chair. Eight letters are from Edwin Sercombe, with one from H. S. Garrett and another from Charles S. Tomes.

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Page, Charles Grafton, 1812-1868
Poinier, Lois W.
Dates:
1844-1870
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0933
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relate to American inventor Charles Grafton Page, an early developer of electromagnetic machinery.

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Dodd, Sharon Donovan
Donovan, Christine
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion O'Brien, 1917-1998 (woman inventor)
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Dates:
1949-1999
Size:
7 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0721
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and subject files about various inventors and ideas. Collection documents women inventors, American culture, 1950s-1970s, and products designed for women and the home. Donovan's papers offer a near complete invention record, including both successes and failures, as well as patent and trademark correspondence.

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Creators:
Gates, Elmer, 1859-1923
Dates:
1894-1988
bulk 1894-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document the life of Elmer Gates (1859-1923), an independent American inventor and psychologist. Gates developed ideas related to experimental psychology and inventions in fields such as metallurgy, electricity, microscopy, X-rays, and pedagogy. Papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, articles and clippings, writings, and estate documents.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1989-05 - 1990-05
Size:
3.52 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on African American inventors and innovators, from prominent figures such as the 19th century inventor Elijah McCoy to the anonymous men and women who made important contributions to the development of American technology. The show was curated by Portia James and organized by the Anacostia Museum. It was held at the museum from May 1989 --May 1990. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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