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Creators:
Childs, James J., 1926-
Dates:
1952-1991
Size:
55 Cubic feet (132 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0420
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials, including correspondence, photographs, and drawings relating to the field of numerical control of machinery; also a large quantity of printed material, especially trade catalogs and trade literature.

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Creators:
Chamberlain, Robert G.
Dates:
1954-1984
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
2 motion picture films
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0527
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Chamberlain's review of his work in the field of numerical control is detailed in his personal "Recollections of a Pioneer Numerical Control Programmer," which comprises Series 1. This is a roughly chronological summary of his career, presenting his major work experiences and accomplishments at Gidding & Lewis from his initial employment there in ...

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Creators:
Thomas, Richard A.
General Electric Company
Dates:
1952-2005
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0937
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and audiovisual materials compiled by Richard A. Thomas, mostly printed materials, documenting the General Electric Company's role in the development of numerical control.

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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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Creators:
Woodland, N. Joseph, 1921-2012
Dates:
1943-2012
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of N. Joseph Woodland, who, along with Bernard Silver, invented and developed the bar code.

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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph
Gerber Scientific Instrument Company (Hartford, Conn.).
Dates:
1911 - 1999
Size:
75 Cubic feet (182 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0929
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the Gerber Scientific Instrument Company, Hartford, Connecticut, and its four subsidiaries: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc., Gerber Scientific Products, Inc., Gerber Systems Corp., and Gerber Optical, Inc. Gerber Scientific designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services computer aided design and computer aided CAD/CAM systems. The records include correspondence, memoranda, product literature, trade literature, patent records, instruction manuals, proposals, engineering records, photographs, technical reports, drawings, press releases, and newspaper clippings.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)
Dates:
1956-1967
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (25 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 259
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of records maintained by Assistant Director Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, with smaller amounts created by his predecessor Kenneth H. Drummond, 1959-1961, and the executive officer, Vaughan Harmon. Also included is correspondence and memoranda addressed to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Dire...

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Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph (inventor)
Dates:
1924 - 1999
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1336
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the life and career of H. Joseph Gerber, inventor and president of Gerber Scientific, Inc. Gerber was known for his invention of the variable scale, GERBERcutter S-70, and other automated industrial devices. The records include personal records, correspondence, biographical sketches, photographs, publicity, journals and magazines, clippings, speeches, award information, and one audio recording.

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Creators:
Kemble, Edward Winsor (E. W.), 1861-1933
Dates:
September 23, 1911
Size:
0.02 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0003
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a cartoon of William Howard Taft, wearing checkered cap, at the controls of an aircraft in the style of a Wright (Co) Model B dropping speeches from large bags to the ground below.

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