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Creators:
Laport, Edmund A.
Dates:
1923 - 1949
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0016
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Edmund A. Laport, a former director of broadcast engineering for the Radio Corporation of America.

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Creators:
Romick, Darrell C.
Dates:
bulk 1940s-1980s
Size:
50 Cubic feet ((40 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately 45 cubic feet of papers, photographs, audio recordings, reports, drawings, correspondence and film, created or collected by Darrell Romick. The papers highlight his visionary space engineering, especially during his time at Goodyear during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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Creators:
Mather and Company.
Dates:
1923-1929
Size:
35 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0877
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-five work incentive posters published by Mather and Co.

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Dates:
[ca. 1920s-1930s]
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes 40 Ryan photographs with captions. Photos include: various stages of production, interiors of personal planes, aircraft flying and on the ground, and the aircraft being used as a recreational vehicle.

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Creators:
Waco Aircraft Company
Dates:
1947
Size:
5.03 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (4 legal document boxes) (55 rolled drawings))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0015
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Dates:
1927-1928
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0606
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

No aviation topics are illustrated in this collection. The photographs do give excellent views of construction techniques (such as reinforced concrete construction) and equipment in use in the 1927-1928 period, including numerous steam shovels and a very large stationary crane. The backgrounds of the photographs give very good views of the railroad...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
Modjeski and Masters
Dates:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Size:
60 Cubic feet (139 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0976
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Alexander, Clinton B.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Clinton B. Alexander Binder Company (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1903-1965
bulk 1921-1955
Size:
6 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1100
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the business records of the Alexander Binder Company, as well as the inventions and creations of Clinton B. Alexander. The collection includes business receipts and forms, pamphlets, drawings, trade literature, notes, patents, correspondence, and material samples.

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Creators:
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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