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Creators:
Ochoa, Elizabeth V.
Ochoa, Victor Leaton
International Airship Co.
Dates:
circa 1894-1945
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0590
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Victor L. Ochoa, Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane, orinthopter (an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings), a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench and a reversible motor. The papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, both U.S. and foreign, drawings and typescripts for a short story, "The Making of an American," and a novel The Cycle of Life or Professor Mimo Abas: The Wise Man of the Land of Moctezuma.

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Creators:
Bickley, Everett H., 1888-1972
Dates:
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
Size:
5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0683
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, documents the inventions of Everett Huckel Bickley, most known for his electric sorting machine used to automate the process of sorting beans by use of a photoelectric cell. The collection consists of patents, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts designed by Bickley. The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Madhani, Akhil
Berger, Sondra
Dates:
1999.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0709
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Akhil Madhani and his invention, the Black Falcon, a teleoperated surgical instrument.

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Creators:
Vasquez, John G.
Dates:
1942 - 2005
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0942
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document independent inventor John G. Vasquez. The papers include drawings, sketches, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and prototypes for two of Vasquez's inventions.

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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0352
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting five of Mount's numerous inventions: the solar still, a jet power burner, turnbuckles and swivel connectors for boats, the "wadnut" (a self-tightening fastener), and a method of joining industrial piping. The papers include notes on concepts, and on testing and prototypes; correspondence with patent attorneys and potential industrial users of the devices; photographs; biographical information on Mount; and a general subject file on his inventions.

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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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Creators:
Herrick, Gerard Post, 1873-1955
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1842-1912
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Herrick's blast furnace and rotary steam engine business, including business correspondence, patent documents, drawings, machine operations data, and publications.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2001 October 1
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0792
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately five hours of video footage documenting Harold Kroto, chemist and Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1996) discussing carbon structures called "bucky balls" named after architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes. Kroto describes properties and mathematical principles represented by these structures and he discusses his background and winning the Nobel Prize.

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Krause, Bernie
Deutsch, Herbert
Hemsath, Bill
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Dates:
1996-2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0640
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of over thirty hours of 7" open reel-to-reel master tapes, compact discs (DVDs), and transcripts for oral histories documenting the invention and development of the analogue music synthesizer.

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Creators:
Henderson, Daniel
Hashimoto, Kazuo
Dates:
1968-2002
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0875
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photocopied American, Japanese, German, and French patents; photocopied articles, advertisements, news releases, user manuals, buyer's guides, company analyses, technical references, and an oversize timeline documenting the history and development of cellular phones and related wireless devices.

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