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Wood, Charles Edwards, 1876-1954
Wood, Charles E., Jr.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
undated
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1114
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of photographs taken during the construction of the Panama Canal. Subjects of the photographs include the earliest digging, tree removal, mosquito control, locks, equipment, Wood's family, a fire in Colon that occurred during the building of the Canal, and the first boats to use the Canal. Photographs include images of the Gatun Dam and lo...

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James Leffel and Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
circa 1867-1957
Size:
20 Cubic feet (44 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0960
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain business and legal records; correspondence; patents and patent files; specifications; charts;blueprints; mechanical drawings and original catalog art; photographs and negatives; catalogs, 1868-1870, 1877-1878, 1883, 1900, 1902, 1924; and clippings.

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Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
1855-1862
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet ( 1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1010
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 146 salt-paper prints (structural and decorative details) of the United States Capitol Dome, between 1855 and 1862. Dimensions range from 6 ¾" x 9 ½" to 17 1/8" x 10".

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Rehor, John A.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
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Dates:
1925-1942.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1075
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over nine hundred official company photographs documenting the history of the railroad. Subjects include trains, locomotives and cars; employees and employee gatherings and events; structures such as stations, track, bridges, crossings, towers, coaling stations.

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Smith, Lawrence Talma, 1899-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
circa 1927-1966
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0988
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes engineering reports, contract specifications, construction photographs, and drawings for South Park Commissioners and Chicago Park District projects, 1927, 1931, 1935-1940; Ohio Turnpike projects, 1951; railway bridges, 1953-1954; and Northern Illinois Toll Highway projects, 1954-1956. Also included are a copy of Smith's the...

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Lombard Governor Company.
Sorensen, William
American Lincoln Corporation
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
1898-1970s.
Size:
6.75 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1091
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of records documenting the Lombard Governor Company: photographs (including glass plate negatives), blueprints, printed material, price lists, reports, catalogs and trade literature, bulletins, and a notebook of patents.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
Miller, Richard H.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
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Dates:
1900-1991
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0950
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.

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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 Work and Industry
Maevis, Alfred
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
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Dates:
1903-1969
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0954
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to Maevis' work on the New York subway system.

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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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Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
1881-1950
Size:
99.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0977
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contain photographs of gas engines, steam turbines, machine tools, foundry and manufacturing methods, and automobile engines, 1896-1921; instruction books, bulletins, and catalogs, 1889-1950; engine lists for compound, junior compound, and standar...

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