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Creators:
Zane, Michael Stuart, III
Kryptonite Lock Company
Zane, Elizabeth
Dates:
1972 - 2003
Size:
5.6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0840
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Massachusetts entrepreneur Michael Zane purchased a bicycle lock design and its trade name, 'Kryptonite lock," in 1972. Working with members of his family, Zane developed the Kryptonite Corporation. The records consist of audio-visual materials, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, testing records, patent information, sales reports, product information, advertisements, clippings, periodicals, legal documents, and research files.

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Creators:
Smith, Jeff, 1939-2004
Child, Julia
Guthrie, Janet, 1938-
Edgecraft Corporation
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Dates:
1984-2004
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners.

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Creators:
LeGon, Jeni, 1916-
Dates:
1930 - 2002
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box, includes photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0829
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of Jeni LeGon as a dancer, dance instructor and actress.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1865-1934
Size:
1.76 Cubic feet (consisting of 3.5 boxes, 3 folder, 5 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Animals
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: Animals 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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Creators:
Everett Piano Company
Hammacher, Schlemmer & Company
Chickering & Sons Piano Company
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
ca. 1903-1955.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0511
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertisements, catalogs, repair manuals, union materials, and technical drawings related to pianos and piano tuning (companies and organizations listed below). While providing a window into a profession that spans both science and music, this collection contains information concerning economic changes, advertising, trade associations, and technical advances.

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Creators:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.
Dates:
circa 1925-1979
Size:
16 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1269
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials in this collection span the years from the late 1920s to the 1970s and document Metzig's work in Germany and the United States. Little background and biographical information is available. Project files : More than 500 examples of the designer's work, including letterheads, logos, trademarks, brochures, book jackets, magazine covers ...

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Creators:
Crocker, Judith A.
Faust, Herbert M. (salesman, manager)
Dates:
1918-1949.
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0397
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relate to Mr. Faust's diverse career, including information on advertising in the 1920s, including two marketing studies from 1920 1922 of Sabetha, Kansas; his War Production Board experience, 1943-1944, which demonstrates the magnitude of that operation, its contribution to the war effort, and the extensive involvement of the American public in the salvage effort; and correspondence relating to his employment with and retirement from the Mutual Broadcasting Company, 1945-1948. These papers constitute a personal record of a successful career which reached its peak with important wartime civilian service.

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Creators:
Hombordy, Hanna Lore.
Dates:
[194-]-1955
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1273
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The project files include booklets: "Elements of Design" (1953-54); "Appearance Design" (1954); packaging and label designs and prototypes, photographs of drawing machinery, clippings, and misc. designs and printed advertisements for shoes, antennas, and candies.,This collection documents Hombordy's work as a graphics designer in the late 1940s and...

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Creators:
Whitney, Baxter D.
Winchendon Historical Society, Inc.
Dates:
1870-1957.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0267
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes many photographs and engravings of various types of Whitney wood working machines. These are mounted on stiff backings and include advertising and promotional materials for reproduction in trade journals and other publications. A historical summary, "The Baxter D. Whitney Story", is reprinted from the January 1957 issue of...

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Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Bollman, Wendell, 1814-1884
Dates:
1852-1986
Size:
3 Cubic feet (4 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents various aspects of the development, implementation and research value of the Bollman truss bridge design.

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