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Creators:
Boston, Orlan W.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1927-1950
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0811
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of technical papers, tables, charts, photographs and other information on tests of the physical, and chemical properties of metals, as determined by various cutting and other processes.

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Creators:
Whitney, George Eli, 1862-1963 (engineer)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Dates:
1898-1957
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0463
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence includes handwritten letters to John H. Bacon from Whitney. Bacon apparently undertook the task of collecting documentation of Whitney's career in the 1950s. Another 30 letters involve former associates of Whitney's, particularly Nathaniel Henry Cooledge (known as "Oliver") who was associated with Whitney as his trusted foreman and...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1848-1963
Size:
0.82 Cubic feet (consisting of 1.5 boxes, 5 folders, 2 oversize folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Engineering
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: Engineering 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:
Eisler Engineering Company.
Dates:
(bulk 1920-1950s)
1885 - 1988
Size:
30 Cubic feet (49 boxes, 25 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0734
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document Charles Eisler, a Hungarian immigrant who was a skilled mechanic and engineer and his company, Eisler Engineering Company of Newark, New Jersey, which manufactured equipment for producing electric lamps, television and radio tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment.

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Spillman Engineering Corporation
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Misklea, M. Francis
Allan Herschell Co.
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Dates:
1879-1956
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0665
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous documents, catalogs, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material relating to the carousels and other amusement park rides of the Allan Herschell Company (which earlier in its existence was called the Herschell-Spillman Company and the Spillman Engineerng Corporation).

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Creators:
Del Mar, Bruce E., 1913-
Dates:
bulk 1938-1957
Size:
0.89 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the materials relating to Bruce Del Mar's airplane cabin pressurization and air quality engineering work, including: 82 3.25 by 4 inch glass lantern slides featuring images, graphs and charts of Del Mar's cabin pressurization work including work on the Douglas DC-4E (possibly for a lecture); reports; drawings; correspond...

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Creators:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1869, 1881-1903, 1953, 1966 and undated
Size:
1.25 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7268
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of Watkins' official and personal correspondence concerning the efforts of the Smithsonian to obtain federal appropriations for the establishment of a section of steam transportation in the USNM, the construction of ship models for an exhibit at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Watkins' research on the ...

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Dates:
1989-1990
Size:
12 videotapes (Reference copies). 14 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9552
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Forgie, James
Dates:
1890 - 1949
bulk 1900-1935
Size:
38.8 Cubic feet (85 boxes; 33 map-folders; 18 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0986
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers contain correspondence, reports, drawings, blueprints, cost estimates, contracts, specifications, regulations, legal documents, photographs, profiles, diagrams, clippings, and publications concerning projects which Forgie worked on, especially the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, the Midtown Hudson Tunnels in New York City. Also included are...

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Creators:
Towle, Thomas, 1887-
Dates:
1921-1967
bulk 1925-1926
bulk 1953-1967
Size:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0102
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material gathered by Towle to support his claim as the designer of the Ford Tri-Motor. The material consists of the following: newspaper and magazine articles; pamphlets; photographs pertaining to the history of the aircraft and its role in early air transportation; drawings; early flight test reports; technical notes re...

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