Query: Inventors -- 19th century
Richard Bond Clock Escapement Video Documentation: videotapes
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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in NMAH.AC.0682 for Inventors -- 19th century
Reuben Moffat Papers
Creators:
Moffat, Reuben
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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in NMAH.AC.1101 for Inventors -- 19th century
Hiram Moore Collection
Creators:
Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851
Moore, Hiram, 1801-1875
Dates:
1835-1932
bulk 1835-1850
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
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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in NMAH.AC.1429 for Inventors -- 19th century
Charles H. Land Papers
Creators:
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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in NMAH.AC.0834 for Inventors -- 19th century
James Beall Morrison Correspondence
Creators:
Morrison, James Beall, ?-1917
Reynolds, Roger
Reynolds, Allene
Garrett, H. S.
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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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in NMAH.AC.0442 for Inventors -- 19th century
Charles Grafton Page Papers
Creators:
Page, Charles Grafton, 1812-1868
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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in NMAH.AC.0933 for Inventors -- 19th century
Marion O'Brien Donovan Papers
Creators:
Dodd, Sharon Donovan
Donovan, Christine
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion (Marion O'Brien), 1917-1998 (inventor)
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Dates:
1949-1999
Size:
7 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 map folders)
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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in NMAH.AC.0721 for Inventors -- 19th century
Peter Paul Haring Papers
Creators:
Haring, Peter Paul, -1935
Dates:
1895-1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1014
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Haring's development of cotton picking machines, 1894-1930.

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in NMAH.AC.1014 for Inventors -- 19th century
Joshua Shaw palette
Creators:
Shaw, Joshua, 1776-1860
Dates:
[ca. 1820]
Size:
1 Item ((on 1 fr. microfilm))
Collection ID:
AAA.shawjosh
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Shaw's palette, with an explanation of colors and how to mix them.

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in AAA.shawjosh for Inventors -- 19th century
Elmer Gates Papers
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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