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Creators:
Todd, W. David (William David)
Stephens, Carlene E., 1949-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1997-12-07
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0682
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

2.5 hours of videotape documenting a succession of clock escapements invented by Richard F. Bond in the 19th century. Bond's invention was called isodynamic escapement.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1819-1957
Size:
2.98 Cubic feet (consisting of 3.5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (partial).)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Watchworks
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: Watchworks and Clockworks 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:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1811-1980
undated
Size:
17 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S14
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 14, Calendar, Time, and Weather contains approximately 1,800 pieces of sheet music, documenting attitudes toward and consequences of natural events. The four seasons comprise the larger part. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Bagnall, James
Orensberg, Arthur
NATCO, Inc. (National Company, Inc.)
Mainberger, Walter
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Dates:
1955 - 1968
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (16 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0547
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development of the first commercial atomic clocks by the National Company, Inc., (NATCO) of Malden, Massachusetts, a company known for producing specialized electronic equipment. The records include blueprints, technical drawings and schematics, technical and research reports, instruction manuals, photographs, and marketing materials.

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Creators:
Waltham Clock Company
Dates:
1989
Size:
(Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9548
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1960, 1981, 1998-2012
Size:
2.03 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions "On Time" and "Robots on the Road: Stanley," as well as the Halls of Timekeeping and Light Machinery at the National Museum of American History, and when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Earlier ...

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Creators:
Lyons, Harold, Dr., 1913-1998
Lyons, Sherrie
Dates:
1935 - 1991
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0701
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Harold Lyons was a physicist whose primary interest was in atomic frequency standards and atomic clocks. The collection documents Lyons and his work with atomic clocks. The collection includes his research as manifested in published papers, presentations, reports, correspondence, laboratory notes, photographs and diagrams.

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United States. War Production Board.
Dates:
1943-1945
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0341
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the War Production Board concerning watches (including clocks and timers) so that both the civilian population and the military would be supplied with adequate and reliable timepieces.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1977-1983
Size:
3 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 12-500
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Paul Forman, Curator of modern physics, which document planning for the following exhibitions: Atom Smashers; Einstein: A Centenary Exhibition; FDR: The Intimate Presidency; and Atomic Clocks, an in-depth examination of the discoveries and developments that changed the international time standard ...

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Creators:
Horwitt, (George) Nathan, 1889-1990.
Dates:
[193-]-[196-]
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1991-127-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Horwitt's major projects from the 1930s to the 1960s.Project files include drawings, sketches, blueprints, correspondence, patents, legal correspondence, clippings, financial reports, and advertisements for Horwitt's projects. Samples of logos and letterheads he designed are included as well. The most thorough documentation pertains to the Braquette, the Cyclometer, the Museum Watch, and the Beta Chair. Drawings, sketches, blueprints, and plans are boxed separately, mostly flat. Interviews with individuals who worked with and knew Horwitt are on audio cassettes, "Recollections of Nathan Horwitt." Two short videos, "The Legend behind the Museum Watch" and "Movado Worldwide Museum" are stored on 3/4 in. video cassettes.

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