Donald Deskey collection
Project files containmagazine and newspaper clippings, reviews, correspondence, renderings, floor plans, perspective drawings, site plans, sketches, preliminary drawings, patents, stationery, labels, and technical reports. There is an extensive collection of photographs and slides of many of Deskey's packaging designs, interiors, furnishings, and exhibition installations. The files of Donald Deskey Associates include organizational charts, client files, proposals, and financial records. Some of Deskey's personal correspondence, speeches, articles, and family photographs are included. Materials cover the period from 1927-1975.
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Madison Cooper Papers
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)
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.
Kress Flying Machine Patent and Letter
Wilhelm Kress (1836--1913) was an inventor, writer, and lecturer. This collection contains one of Kress' German patents, patent number 8706, for one of his flying machine models; a letter from 1883, in German, signed by Kress; and a description, in English, of the flying machine written by Arnold Samuelson (who lists his title as "Chief Engineer").
Edgar Spier Cameron papers
Genealogical material; letters; business records; notes; writings; art works; scrapbooks; printed material and photographs.
Charles H. Land Papers
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
The collection documents inventor and dentist Charles H. Land and consists of correspondence, financial records, patent records, articles, printed material, writings, sermons and photographs.
Raphael J. Moses collection of United States aeronautical patents
Moses, Raphael Jacob, 1844-1909
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.)
National Aeronautic Association (U.S.)
Robert H. Goddard patent collection
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945
Bella C. Landauer collection of United States aeronautical patents
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.). Aeronautical Archives
Landauer, Bella Clara, 1874-
Arthur Ehrat Papers
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.