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Creators:
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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Creators:
Vorchheimer, Bert
Wertheimer, Frederick P.
Vorchheimer, Carol
Dates:
ca. 1928.
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0662
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two scrapbooks dating from 1927-1928 documenting Frederick Philip Wertheimer's advertising and marketing work for the Doughnut Machine Corporation.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of advertising leaflets from the Singer Sewing Machine Company showing Washington, D.C., buildings and monuments. Historical descriptions of each image are printed on the back of the advertisements.

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Creators:
Bendix Corporation.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
circa 1940s
Size:
1 Item (1 item )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0350
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Image of washing machine, mounted on self-supporting cardboard display (38-1/2 x 26-3/8") on cardboard with support.. Transparency effect in center cutout. "Bendix Automatic Home Laundry" label at top and "See It Demonstrated Here" displays in circular cutout corresponding to machine's door.

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Grant, George B. (George Barnard), 1849-1917
Philadelphia Bank Note Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Bollée, Léon, 1870-1913
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Dates:
1873-1896
Size:
1 Volume (approximately 70 leaves, ill., 34 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001780B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbook compiled by George Barnard Grant (inventor of Grant's calculating machine), a businessman based in Lexington and Boston, Massachusetts, containing printed ephemera, machine manuals, handwritten and typescript notes and correspondence, photographs, patent applications, and other papers relating to calculating machines, inventors, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and Grant's patent dispute with Léon Bollée in the 1880s. Some of the other inventions and companies referenced in the scrapbook include: Baldwin's calculating machine; Reliance Machine Works (B.F. Quimby); Baldwin's arithmometer; Teasdale's calculating machine; American Type Machine Co. (Westcott type casting and setting machine); Babbage's difference engine; Warren on the Thomas De Colmar calculating machine; Warren Bros. calculating engine; Tendollaradder (Grant Calculating Machine Co.); tabulating machine of G. & E. Schuetz; the Pidgin Electric Calculating Machine Co.; Webb's adding machine; Sir William Thomson's harmonic analyzer; L. Bollée's calculating machine; Grant's ciphering hand-organ; and Hattersley composing and distributing machines.

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Creators:
Fanning, Robbie
Dates:
1903-2002
bulk 1993-2002
Size:
5 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1139
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents materials gathered by Robbie Fanning, publisher of sewing related books and newsletters and includes the history of major sewing machine brands, machine accessories, machine embroidery, machine needles, thread, binding, interfacing, and other sewing notions.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1854-1951
Size:
2.6 Cubic feet (consisting of 5.5 boxes, 1 folder, 4 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Sewing
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Sewing Machines forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Holland, Max, 1950-
Dates:
1941-1995
Size:
3.7 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0537
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documents, promotional materials, correspondence, press clippings, trade journals and reports relating to the machine tool industry and one of its major components, the Houdaille Corporation.

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Kronenberg, Max, 1894-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
1954-1971
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0813
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes technical reports containing laboratory notes, charts, graphs, drawings, and diagrams relating to Kroenberg's career as a researcher and analyst in the field of machining of metals from the 1920s to the 1960s. The papers are in English, in Kronenberg's native German as well as in French, Russian and Spanish. They relate t...

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Creators:
Coe, Norman
Dates:
circa 1962-1970
Size:
141 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1230
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.

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