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Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Hashimoto, Kazuo
Kilby, Jack
Hashimoto Corporation
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Dates:
1954-1994.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0874
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of material documenting early telephone answering devices.

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Bickley, Everett H., 1888-1972
Dates:
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
Size:
5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0683
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, documents the inventions of Everett Huckel Bickley, most known for his electric sorting machine used to automate the process of sorting beans by use of a photoelectric cell. The collection consists of patents, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts designed by Bickley. The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.

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Morrison, James Beall, ?-1917
Reynolds, Roger
Reynolds, Allene
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
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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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Geer, C. Willard, 1902-1975 ((physicist))
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1944-1962
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0096
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks (scrapbooks) of clippings, correspondence, original United States patents, briefs on hearings of patent interference suits, drawings of color television tubes, photographs of Geer and his model of the receiving tube, licensing agreement proposal on the sale of patent rights to the (Bob) Hope Enterprises, and biographical information.

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Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1861-1885
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0006
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Wurtz's scheme, presented in a report to the stockholders, was a new method for the dry distillation of non-caking coal to obtain liquid oils and paraffin. Included in this box are: the report to the stockholders of the Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1883; patent specifications, 1881; correspondence with the Patent Office, prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; a notebook of minutes from meetings of Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1881-1883.

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Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1850-1936
Size:
4.68 Cubic feet (consisting of 10 boxes, 3 folders, 5 oversize folders, 1 map case folder. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Patents
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: Patents 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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Vasquez, John G.
Dates:
1942 - 2005
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0942
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document independent inventor John G. Vasquez. The papers include drawings, sketches, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and prototypes for two of Vasquez's inventions.

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Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
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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Morton, William Thomas Green, 1819-? (dentist)
Morton, William J.
Dates:
1849-1911
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0118
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents through correspondence, reprints of general articles, reports of Congressional committees, and materials relating to a U.S. patent and testimonials Morton's claims to priority in the discovery of the anesthetic properties of ether in medical and surgical procedures.

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