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Creators:
Sperry Co.
Dates:
1928-1985
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0497
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dodge Manufacturing Co.
Dates:
circa 1910-1924
Size:
38 Cubic feet (222 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1092
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of photographs, some prints but mostly negatives, documenting the facilities, products and staff of the Dodge Manufacturing Company between 1905 and 1924. There are exterior and interior views of the factory.

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Creators:
Bach, Alfons, 1904-1999
Dates:
1934 - 1992
Size:
6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1272
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Biographical files cover the period from 1938-1989 and include resumes, clippings, correspondence, certificates, awards, speeches, brochures for exhibitions, and artwork. Project files cover the period from 1934-1961 and contain clippings, catalogs, brochures, and scrapbooks. This collection documents Bach's work as an industrial designer, architec...

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Chicago City Railway Company.
West Chicago Street Railroad Company.
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Pennsylvania & West Virginia Railway.
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Dates:
1880-1948
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (13 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0212
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of blueprints, working drawings, line drawings, tracings, and plans of the Chicago Surface Railway system from 1896-1926; 1948. The majority of the drawings are on linen and are 24" x 36" or larger. Some of the drawings are annotated. The drawing number, title of drawing and the date are provided for each sheet.

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Creators:
Howard, William A.
Dates:
April 15, 1946-January 1, 1979.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0738
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of one pictorial album of 180 pages of black and white photographs and text documenting the National Broadcasting Company's (NBC) Engineering Department. The album was created by William A. Howard, a retired senior staff engineer at NBC. Mr. Howard collected original photographs from the NBC files in New York and Hollywood and...

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Creators:
Anderson, William "Cat", 1916-1981 ((musician))
Dates:
1940-1981
bulk 1963-1977
Size:
5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0630
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily audiotapes, sheet music, and photographic images. Also: correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, awards, and ephemera.,Of particular interest are recordings or photographic images, including the personalities listed below, and President and Mrs. Tubman of Liberia; also, two interviews and three recordings of Ca...

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National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics
Dates:
1955-1974
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-101
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Dr. Uta C. Merzbach, Associate Curator. Topics covered include planning of the IBM computer terminal exhibit with collection viewing; museum fire of 1970; exhibit preparations for "1876: A Centennial Exhibition"; education and training; educational programs; and exhibit of a working computer, with ...

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Creators:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983
Dates:
1902-1983
Size:
4.15 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0454
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Diaries and memoirs, profusely illustrated with photographs and other mementos, which describe Craton's life, education and work experience as an engineer at General Electric in minute detail, and include his comments on the culture, current events and politics of the times; and correspondence, mostly letters from Craton to his wife and to his mother.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Washington Society of Engineers
Remington, Charles E.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1905-1985
bulk 1930-1979
Size:
13.1 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0972
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Washington Society of Engineers was founded in 1905 with the objective to advance engineering knowledge and maintain a high professional standard among members. Membership was open to all individuals who were actively engaged in any branch of the engineering profession. The records contain membership records, meeting minutes and reports, financial records, correspondence, projects and events details, as well as research documents.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Massie, Thomas
McLurkin, James
Dates:
1995; 1997.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 5 hours)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0603
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of approximately 5 hours of original, master and reference video footage and photographs, documenting Thomas H. Massie and James McLurkin in 1995 and 1997. Massie invented the Phantom Haptic Interface, an electronic device giving existing computer technology the ability to simulate the sense of touch. James McLurkin inven...

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