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Philadelphia Typewriter Company
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1886-1902
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The corresponden...

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Hartung, Marion John, 1886-1978
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1906-1907
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1033
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of two bound volumes of mechanical engineering laboratory reports written by Hartung while he was a student at Cornell University.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1915 - 1980s.
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1089
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs documenting civil and mechanical engineering activities, equipment, facilities, and projects. Some of the subjects are boilers, engines, turbines, lighthouses, aqueducts, bridges, factories, roads, hydroelectric stations, kilns and mills. Few of the images are identified.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Schlefer, Marion King
King, Howard L.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1928-1949.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0990
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One cubic foot of reports on tunnels, including several in the New York subway system.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
James Leffel and Company
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
circa 1867-1957
Size:
20 Cubic feet (44 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0960
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain business and legal records; correspondence; patents and patent files; specifications; charts;blueprints; mechanical drawings and original catalog art; photographs and negatives; catalogs, 1868-1870, 1877-1878, 1883, 1900, 1902, 1924; and clippings.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Vogel, Robert M.
Dates:
ca. 1867-ca. 1926.
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1090
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 350 stereo cards of engineering subjects, such as bridges, tunnels, lighthouses, canals, quarries, etc., including both U.S. and foreign subjects.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Western Electric Company.
Dates:
1925.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1036
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This album, prepared for a Bell System conference in Chicago, 1925, contains black-and-white photographs of the Hawthorne, Illinois Works of the Western Electric Company including views of buildings and grounds, offices, laboratories, shops, and the rod and wire mill.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
William J. Savage Company (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Whitman, John (President of Oakland Group, Inc.)
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Dates:
12/8/1983
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0991
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains blueprints, photographs, correspondence, trade literature, and business records relating to the Savage Company's manufacture of crushing, milling and pulverizing equipment.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Waddington's Antique Auction House (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1912
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1031
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A photograph album documenting an irrigation project on the Snake River in Arizona, precise location unknown. The images depict a dam, construction camp, excavation, ferries, cranes, pumping stations, canals and personnel.

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