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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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Fitzgerald, Thomas E.
Brooks, Byron A.
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.
Peyton, Joseph I.
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Dates:
1890-1897
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0365
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents a patent dispute between the S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company and the Williams Typewriter Company.

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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1896-1909
Size:
2.17 Cubic feet (consisting of 3.5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Typewriters
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: Typewriters 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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Museums of the Peaceful Arts.
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
United States National Museum
Dates:
1873-1939
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (3 v., ill. (some col.), 28-38 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-DL.MSS001781B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbooks compiled by Leslie Leland Locke, chiefly containing notes and ephemera on the history of calculating machines and typewriters, information on inventors, and notes for Locke's own collection of calculating machines. Some of the inventors, correspondents, inventions, companies, and agencies referenced include: Charles Babbage; Frank Stephen Baldwin (Baldwin's calculating machine); Edwin A. Bayley; Ernst Benecke (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); Burroughs Adding Machine Co.; Vannevar Bush; C.E. Locke Mfg. Co. (the Locke Adder); Grover C. Chase; Colburn Gear & Mfg. Co. (George L. Colburn); Thomas A. Edison (Ediphone); Facit calculating machines; Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co.; the Graf Zeppelin (for the calculating machines used on its flights); George B. Grant; R. Haase (Brunsviga-Maschenienwerke Grimme, Natalis & Co. A.G., Braunsweig); A.V. Kryha; George F. Kunz; Derrick N. Lehmer; the MADAS calculator; Marchant Calculating Machine Co.; the "Millionaire" (O. Steiger); Monroe Calculating Machine Co.; the Museums of the Peaceful Arts; Picht braille typewriters for the blind; George Sarton; Thaleswerk; Franz Trinks; Triumphator Works; the United States Patent Office; and the United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institution; including curators C.W. Mitman and Frank A. Taylor of the Division of Engineering, and J.E. Graf, U.S.N.M. associate director). Excerpted material is taken from various publications, such as the International office equipment magazine; the International export review; the American mathematical monthly; the Mathematics teacher; the New York Times; the New York world; the New York Sun; the Herald examiner; Colliers; the Chicago Tribune; and Science.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1833-1975
Size:
3.21 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 3 oversize folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Office
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: Office Equipment 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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Morton, Sterling, 1885-1961
Goodspeed, Charles B.
Teletype Corporation
Kleinschmidt, Edward E., 1876-1977
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Dates:
1915-1930
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1259
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection largely contains correspondence regarding the Kleinschmidt Teletype, as well as financial records and newspaper clippings regarding the Teletype Company.

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Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Buck, John, Chief
Buck, Joshua
Dates:
1926
Size:
56 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3512
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Written by J.N.B. Hewitt in ink and pencil, and also typewriting.

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Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005
Blatchford, Samuel, 1767-1828
McIlwraith, T. F. (Thomas Forsyth), 1899-1964
Dates:
undated
Size:
22 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1784
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contents: 1.) Dr Blatchford's address to the Oneida Indians, September 24, 1810. Typescript, 1 page and pencil Manuscript on reverse, 1 page. 2.) Superstitions and Traditions among the Six Nations of the Grand River: Canada/Thunder and Lightning. 2 page typescript written on back of Christmas Pastoral letter, C. of E., 1902, on same typewriter as N...

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Meggars, Edith R.
Meggars, William F., Dr. (physicist)
Dates:
1914-1970.
Size:
8 Cubic feet (11 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0061
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and advertising paraphernalia, such as matchbooks and pencils, from the Meggars' Collection, which they called "The Museum."

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Creators:
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972
Dates:
1927-1972
Size:
130 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1972-88-332-4
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This material does not cover all clients and projects undertaken by Dreyfuss. This collection consists of theater design materials, industrial design materials, primarily, though not exclusively, from the 1950s and 60s, draft copies of his books, including extensive research files for the "Symbol Sourcebook," texts of lectures delivered by Dreyfuss, and biographical material. Included is Dreyfuss's Brown Book which provides an outline of his achievements. Photographs and slides of many of his designs are included. Materials relating to three publications include original drafts of the books with author notes, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and research materials. Also contains materials relating to the symbols exhibition held at the Hallmark Gallery in New York City in 1972.This collection was the source of many of the objects and issues addressed in Cooper-Hewitt's 1997 exhibition, "Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design", and companion book, "Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit", both conceived by Russell Flinchum. 311 reels of microfilm documenting most of the projects undertaken by Dreyfuss Associates were created by the firm and added to the collection later.

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