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Creators:
Woodard, William E., 1873-1942 (inventor)
Dates:
1909 - 1949
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0125
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of United States, Canadian, Mexican and other foreign patents issued to William E. Woodard from 1909 to 1949. The patents are for Woodard's developments in steam and electric locomotive design.

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Creators:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
undated
Size:
10 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0315
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Although the obvious intention of the organizers of this file was to produce a comprehensive, alphabetical file of images of important scientists, inventors, engineers, and other figures in the history of science and technology, the resulting representation of significant subjects is somewhat haphazard. Also, there are some portraits of subjects o...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Jackson, Milt
Madewell, Steven
Dates:
October 2, 2010
Size:
2 electronic discs (dvd)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1241
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Milt Jackson who discusses his "re-invention" of the test tube. Jackson's test tube has a flat side that enables it to rest horizontally without a rack, and a bent end. Milt Jackson is the founder of the company Norwood-Cortez which provides computer systems design services.

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Creators:
Greatbatch, Wilson, 1919-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Berger, Sondra
Dates:
1996-10-08
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0601
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains original and master videos documenting Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the Cardiac Pacemaker. Greatbatch demonstrates the circuitry of his implantable pacemaker and discusses his life as an inventor.

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Sherman, Patsy
Dates:
March 12, 1997.
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0599
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Videohistory contains original and reference videos and photographs documenting a lecture program for children by Patsy Sherman, inventor of Scotchgard.

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Naval History, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- ((inventor))
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Rumsey, James, 1743-1792 (machinist, inventor)
Dates:
1788 January 28
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0216
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A promissory note of January 28, 1788 to Robert Stubbe for the sum of eighteen shillings and six pence, Pennsylvania currency. See Rumsey's article, "A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, whereby is clearly shewn, from actual experiments, that steam may be applied to propel boats or vessels of any burthen against rapid currents with great ...

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Creators:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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Creators:
Wait, Wesley, 1861-1949
Dates:
1921-1925
Size:
0.1 linear meter and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Wesley Wait (1861-1949), dental surgeon and inventor, corresponded with the Smithsonian between 1921 and 1925 in regard to his research on "The Unity of the Universal Existence." Though most of this correspondence is presently missing, these papers contain a typescript of "The Unity of the Universal Existence" by Wait, 1901, and nineteen ...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1995-2001
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-583
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document grants administered by the Lemelson Center to fund projects related to inventors and inventions. Materials include grant proposals, correspondence and notes, reports, financial records, and research information.

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