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Creators:
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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Creators:
Haenlein, Paul, 1835-1905
Dates:
1867
Size:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1206
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a letter, and a multipage description of a "Balloon Locomotive," from inventor Paul Haenlein to U. S. Minister to the Court of St. James's, Charles Francis Adams, asking him to share the balloon locomotive plans with the U. S. government. There is also a letter from Benjamin Moran (U. S. Embassy in London) to Edward Stanton, Secretary of War under the Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson presidencies, in which the letter and description were forwarded.

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Pickard, Greenleaf Whittier, 1877-1956
Cardwell Condenser Corporation (Lindenhurst, New York)
Dates:
1898-1941
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0915
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Greenleaf Whittier Pickard, an engineer, and his experiments in wireless technology. Materials include Greenleaf Pickard notebooks and patents issued to Nikola Tesla.

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United States. Department of State
Dates:
1915-1916
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1181
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Lawrence Burst Sperry (1892-1923) was a pilot and inventor who is best known for creating the first autopilot and artificial horizon, as well as other aircraft instruments and developing landing gear for use on flying boats. This collection consists of a passport issued to Lawrence Burst Sperry by the US Department of State.

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SpectraMetrics (Burlington, Massachusetts)
Elliott Laboratories (Andover, Massachusetts)
Elliott, William G., 1932-2014
Elliott, Mark
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Dates:
circa 1958-1988
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1361
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Elliott's work in developing the SpectraSpan Spectrometer and related technologies including the use of echelle gratings and argon plasmas with the spectrometer. It also documents his companies, SpectraMetrics, and Elliott Laboratories. The collection contains correspondence; photographs, including lantern slides; business ...

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1996-2009
Size:
14.19 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-371
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibition, Invention at Play. This exhibition was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, Invention at Play...

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Creators:
Goodman, Louis, 1905-1973
Dates:
bulk 1930s-1940s
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 0.3 cubic feet of material relating to Louis Goodman's work with the American Rocket Society (ARS) including correspondence; original technical drawings by Goodman and others; news clippings; publications; and five 8 by 10 copy photographs of Goodman and one 11 by 17 inch copy photograph of the Luncheon for...

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Creators:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
Dates:
1845 Sept. 18
Size:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.morssamu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letter to Wilber, Elsworth and Wilkinson, about meeting with them to discuss "your note, received on Saturday evening..."

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Dates:
bulk 1897-1934
Size:
22.08 Cubic feet ((19 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0420
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of newspaper clippings relating to airships, balloons, and early aircraft. The material includes articles on famous inventors, as well as accidents, predictions, war arms, weather bureau reports, and women in aeronautics.

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Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 14-132
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Spark!Lab" website, maintained by the Lemelson Center, as it existed on February 14, 2014. The website is dedicated to the family activity center of the same name within the National Museum of American History. In addition to information about the center, it includes activities and experiments that can be perfor...

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