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Page, Charles Grafton, 1812-1868
Poinier, Lois W.
Dates:
1844-1870
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0933
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relate to American inventor Charles Grafton Page, an early developer of electromagnetic machinery.

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Creators:
Gates, Elmer, 1859-1923
Dates:
1894-1988
bulk 1894-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document the life of Elmer Gates (1859-1923), an independent American inventor and psychologist. Gates developed ideas related to experimental psychology and inventions in fields such as metallurgy, electricity, microscopy, X-rays, and pedagogy. Papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, articles and clippings, writings, and estate documents.

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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1977-1992
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-041
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that primarily document administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, and exhibitions. Some of the records date prior to 1980, when NMAH was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include ...

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Creators:
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Brown, Brian Ivan
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Crew, Spencer, Dr., 1949-
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Walker, Hal, Jr. (Hildreth), 1933-
Stephens, Lee
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Dates:
1995 June 1
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0602
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents inventor Hal Walker and his research and development work with lasers and electric automobiles.

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Cover, Jack
Meyer, Greg
Dates:
1946 - 2009
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1311
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the invention, development, use, and popularization of the Taser, a nonlethal weapon invented by Jack Covers.

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Creators:
Booth, Henry, 1895-1969
Dates:
1942 - 1974
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0726
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Henry Booth's invention, use, and marketing of the PhotoMetriC custom tailoring system.

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Creators:
Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1890s-1933
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0299
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age ...

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Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Medical History, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.

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