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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
ca. 1910-1920.
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0246
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection designated for miscellaneous glass plates, unidentified and/or of unknown provenance. The plates included here are indexed, but additional items may be added to the collection. There are eight plates, both negatives and positives; subjects include a man with cog railway tracks(?), two images of an observatory and two of the moon, and fou...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
Beers, E.R.
Dates:
1909-1938
Size:
6.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0232
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents E.R. Beers's business records, his personal collection of Edison trivia, and correspondence between Beers and General Electric (1909-1922).

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Creators:
Railway Express Agency.
Karl, Roger F. R.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
Dates:
1898 - 1969
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0260
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mainly forms, manuals, federal regulations, accounting instructions, and personnel materials. Included are labor agreements, an employee handbook, and information on the employees' sick benefit association. Other materials include drawings of property owned; and photographs, engineering drawings, technical publications relating to railroad passenge...

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Creators:
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Brown, Brian Ivan
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Creators:
Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company
Dates:
1866-1927
Size:
17 Cubic feet (51 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0282
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately seventeen cubic feet of records of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company, dating from the period 1866-1927. The bulk of the collection comprises 124 letterpress copybooks from the company's Engineering Department. These contain letters and reports sent by engineers located at the major centers of ...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Beemer , John A., 1879-
Dates:
1907-1956
bulk 1919-1931
Size:
3 Cubic feet (4 boxes; 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0957
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Beemer's engineering activities as a civil engineer who worked on irrigation and dam related projects.

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Creators:
Stong, C.L., 1902-1975 (electrical engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1952-1976
Size:
12.6 Cubic feet (38 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0012
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers are the files of the editor of "The Amateur Scientist" section of the Scientific American from 1952 to 1976. They are arranged chronologically by date of article. The feature was started in 1952 as an expansion of "The Amateur Astronomer" section of the periodical. The papers include files of Stong's predecessor and files for arti...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Foundation Company (The).
Dates:
1887-1969
Size:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0974
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also phot...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1890-1915, undated.
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The photographic images in this collection are largely of railway bridge construction and other properties owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Images are of two distinct projects (mostly construction) taken in and around the St. Louis, Missouri area (1890-1900): of a bridge project (name and location unknown) spanning 1902-1903; and of the construction of the Metropolis Bridge (that crosses the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois, about 12 miles south of Paducah, Kentucky) between 1914-1915. For the latter project Ralph Modjeski originally served as consultant engineer and then as chief civil engineer of construction. There are also negatives of unidentified bridge construction.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries
Dates:
1891-1957
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (15 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 84
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records originated mostly in the office of the Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, under Carl W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor, but include records of several other curators, primarily Smith Hempstone Oliver and Paul E. Garber. The records include general correspondence, memoranda, and administrative files concerni...

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