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Singer Manufacturing Company
Singer Company (The), (Fairfield, New Jersey)
Dates:
1927-1983
bulk 1960-1977
Size:
11 Cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection consists of renderings of sewing machines and related products by industrial designers such as Henry Dreyfuss, Robert P. Gersin, Eliot Noyes, and Malcolm S. Park; by designers of Singer's in-house design department; and by consultants to the firm. Materials include decals, photographs, negatives, patents, and renderings and sketches. This collection documents the influence of industrial design on Singer sewing machines as well as other household products such as vacuum cleaners.

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Albany Billiard Ball Company (Albany, New York)
Dates:
1870 - 1974
Size:
8 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0011
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include documents relating to John Hyatt and include legal documents, 1871-1966; bank books; patents; patent certificates; patent assignments; memoranda and articles of association; union contracts; balance sheets; profit and loss accounts; journals and cash books; ledgers; time books; invoices; photographs; and correspondence to and from the company.

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Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)
Dates:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Size:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0589
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into ei...

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Creators:
Winfield, Armand G.
Dates:
1960 - 1980
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1271
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The eleven boxes contain documentation relating to project files including business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts and agreements, research materials, brochures, photographs, slides and models. This collection, which includes some biographical material and which is specifically related to the design process and to the use of plastic...

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Creators:
Gerber, H. Joseph
Gerber Scientific Instrument Company (Hartford, Conn.).
Dates:
1911 - 1999
Size:
75 Cubic feet (182 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0929
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the Gerber Scientific Instrument Company, Hartford, Connecticut, and its four subsidiaries: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc., Gerber Scientific Products, Inc., Gerber Systems Corp., and Gerber Optical, Inc. Gerber Scientific designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services computer aided design and computer aided CAD/CAM systems. The records include correspondence, memoranda, product literature, trade literature, patent records, instruction manuals, proposals, engineering records, photographs, technical reports, drawings, press releases, and newspaper clippings.

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Nordic Ware Division, Northland Aluminum
Dalquist, H. David
Dalquist, Dorothy
Dates:
1940-2006
Size:
28 Cubic feet (53 boxes and 25 oversize folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0980
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of a family-owned manufacturing firm, best known for kitchenware products including the Bundt Pan and Micro-Go-Round. The collection richly documents the entrepreneurial spirit of the Minnesota firm and its history of product innovation through technical files, marketing materials, and administrative and financial records.

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McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948
American Rose Society
Dates:
1899-1974
Size:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 448 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Collection ID:
AAG.MCF
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.

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Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Berger, Sondra
Moore, Ann
Moore, Mike
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Dates:
1999-10
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes , BetaCamSP, 1/2 inch VHS videotapes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0706
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ann Moore is the inventor of the Snugli baby carrier and Air Lift oxygen carrier. The collection contains original, master, and reference videos, audiocassette recordings, and transcripts documenting Moore's inventive career.

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Wood, Arthur Bernie, 1921-1986
Dates:
1942-2001
bulk 1960-1969
Size:
10 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0962
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A. (Arthur) Bernie Wood (1921-1986) was an advertising designer, consultant, and inventor actively involved in the development of the restaurant franchise industry in America during the 1960s and 1970s. Particularly notable is his work with marketing, promotion, and merchandising for the McDonald's Corporation during its formative years.

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