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Creators:
Servodyne Corporation
Gunnarson, John
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1955-1971
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0839
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.

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Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
General Machinery Corporation
Bement Company
Niles Tool Works
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Dates:
ca. 1899-1969.
Size:
24 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1115
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over 2,000 photographic negatives of machinery produced by General Machinery Corporation and its predecessors; also three cubic feet of prints from the negatives.

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Creators:
S. Sidney Pike Skywriting Corporation of America
Pike, S. Sidney
Dates:
1923-1964
bulk 1930-1940
Size:
5.5 Linear feet (4 flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 slim document box)
9 film reels (5 16mm films - runtime 41:59 4 35mm films - runtime 27:04)
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Skywriting, defined as the process of writing a name or message with smoke from an aircraft against a blue sky, began in England after World War I, the brainchild of Major John C. Savage, Royal Air Force (RAF). His first successful demonstration was at the Derby at Epsom Downs, in May 1922, when Captain Cyril Turner wrote "Daily Mail" above the track. In October of that year, Turner travelled to the United States and wrote "Hello U.S.A." above New York City. Allan J. Cameron, along with Leroy Van Patten established the Skywriting Corporation of America at Curtiss Field, an American branch of Savage's original company. They acquired the patents for mixing the writing gas in the United States and as a result controlled the market for years. In 1923, using the Skywriting Corporation, the American Tobacco Company launched the first skywriting advertising campaign for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Pepsi-Cola Corporation became one of the longest-running contractors of skywriting; in the late 1930s and mid 1940s, it contracted or owned a total of 14 aircraft. In 1940 alone, Pepsi contracted for 2,225 writings over 48 states, Mexico, Canada, South America and Cuba.

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Creators:
Aerojet-General Corporation
Dates:
1962-1968
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
2.08 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0190
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of design information, development program plans, quarterly technical progress reports, research and development proposals, and technical reviews concerning the development of the M-1 rocket engine. The majority of the material was prepared for NASA by Aerojet-General.

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Creators:
GAF Corporation
Dates:
1939-1963
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1476
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of historical and business records for ANSCO, a company now owned by GAF (General Aniline and Film Corporation).

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Creators:
Gargano, Amil
Ally and Gargano Advertising Agency, (New York (N.Y.)
Ally, Carl
Dates:
1962-1987
Size:
14.6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0938
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In 1962, Carl Ally, a rising star in the advertising business, established his own firm, Carl Ally, Inc., with colleague Amil Gargano as art director. In 1976 they changed the business name to Ally and Gargano, Inc. Known for its aggressive advertising style, Ally and Gargano represented approximately ninety clients, fifty-two of which are represented here, including Hertz, Federal Express, and IBM.

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Creators:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1945-1959
Size:
10.3 Cubic feet (Includes 31 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0290
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of over 2,516 items, housed in 31 document boxes. The material is arranged into chronological order and covers the project dates of l945- l959. The items were originally classified Secret, Confidential, and Unclassified. The collection is arranged into four series: Series 1, Summary Reports; Series 2, Bi-weekly Reports; Se...

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Creators:
Republic Aviation Corporation
Dates:
bulk 1960s
Size:
0.02 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0027
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of thirty-one black and white three by four glass lantern slides and sixty film slides of Republic's work with Project Fire.

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Creators:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
Robertson, Donald
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0864
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A 16mm film, published by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, entitled "Building the Golden Gate Bridge", undated.

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Creators:
Cooper Bessemer Corporation (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1866-1944
Size:
17.4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0961
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records document the activities of the Cooper Bessemer Corporation of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, manufacturers of steam, gas, and oil engines; compressors; and furnaces. Included are advertisements and trade literature for C. & G. Cooper gas engines, Chapman Engineering Company, Chapman-Stein gas producers, and Cooper Bessemer gas and diesel engines a...

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