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Creators:
Smith, Lawrence V. (Lawrence Victor), 1931-2010
Dates:
1970 - 2010
Size:
31 Cubic feet (31 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1314
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains the product of Smith's life's work as an industrial and transportation photographer. It consists of approximately 120,000 35mm color slides of various industrial and transportation subjects. Transportation is the larger subject area, including such topics as trucks, vehicles, transit, traffic, railroads, ships, etc. The slid...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated
Lockwood-Greene Company
Whitman, David
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Dates:
1784-2004
bulk 1915-1930
Size:
270 Cubic feet (233 boxes, 850 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1113
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The engineering firm that became Lockwood Greene was founded by David Whitman, a mill engineer, in 1832. Amos D. Lockwood, a consultant, succeeded Whitman and entered a partnership with Stephen Greene in 1882. The firm specialized in industrial engineering and construction; they designed and built a wide variety of structures and work environments worldwide over the next century. Lockwood Greene was acquired by CH2M HILL in December, 2003. Before its acquisition by CH2MHILL it was reportedly the oldest industrial engineering, construction, and professional services firm in the United States.

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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1915 - 1954
Size:
30.1 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0322
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.

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Kane, Nathan, 1969-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1997 September 17
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0637
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original, master, and reference videos documenting Nathan Kane, inventor of Pass-It-Football, a remote control for television, Project-A-Sketch opaque projector for children and low distortion bellows folds for industrial machines.

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Cary Instruments.
Hawes, Roland C., 1908-1999
Applied Physics Corporation.
Dates:
1908-1997
Size:
14.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0617
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, handwritten notes and sketches, memorandum reports, catalogs, printed material, patent documents, drawings, blueprints (original and diazo copies), and photographs document Hawes's work in the field of immunnassay, spectrophotometry, scientific apparatus and instruments industry, and administrative duties at Applied Physics Corporat...

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Davis, Henry
Klepetko, Frank, 1856-1925
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
circa 1880
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1042
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Album of cyanotype photographs of mills, mines and mining equipment, and the shipping of iron ore, mostly in Michigan.

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Morgan, Nathan W.
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Dates:
ca. 1902-1972.
Size:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0965
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers contain materials relating to the design and construction of highway bridges: scrapbooks of clippings compiled by Morgan on suspension, concrete arch, moveable, steel arch, timber, concrete, steel simple span, cantilever, and stone bridges; photographs of American bridges taken by Morgan, 1938; clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and bo...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Skinner Engine Company
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Dates:
1880-1960.
Size:
29 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1087
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of Universal Unaflow engines, include correspondence and orders, 1905-1939, 1948-1951; drawings, blueprints, tracings, photographs, and files on Corliss engines, diesels, steam turbines, variable steam controls, and Kingsford and Stumpf stationary and marine unaflow engines, 1...

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Van Tassell, A.R.
Jackson, Paul
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Dates:
1900-1956.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1015
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph album documenting the work and life of A.R. Van Tassell, an engineer who worked on structures in Hawaii as well as the Panama Canal.

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