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National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006
Size:
2.09 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A Material World, Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America, Abandoned Mine Scenes, On Time, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, as well as the halls of Nuclear Ener...

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Aronson, David, 1923-2015
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:
1955-1970
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0947
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the correspondence and technical documents related to David Aronson's work as an engineer with the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation. The correspondence files relate to acceptance or rejection of products and procedures used in the development and production of the company's products, responses to submissions to...

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981, 1995
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-267
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of camera rolls used in the production of "John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive" (5:11). This 1981 film documents the John Bull, the world's oldest operable locomotive, running down the rails under its own steam on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. It accompanies the National Museum of American Hi...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Detroit Edison Company.
Bak, Anders K., 1892-
Dates:
1923-1970
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains papers assembled by Anders K. Bak, a Danish mechanical engineer and employee of the Detroit Edison Power Company. The papers include personal correspondence concerning the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; papers on the Parsons Steam Turbine; papers and blueprints on work done at the Barton Power Station in Manchester, England; and Detroit Edison Company background material, blueprints, articles, power plant test reports, information and data.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Bay State Gas Company.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1858-1929
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1049
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document an investigation by M.L. Webb, an attorney from Massachusetts, into possible trust violations by the coal and gas industry of New England, New Jersey, and Delaware in the late nineteenth century. Documents assembled by Webb include patents, stock records, photographs, correspondence, hand written notes, published materials, and investigation notebooks.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Olds, Robert F., 1881- (civil engineer)
Dates:
1918-1948
Size:
1.2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0231
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains material from fourteen dam construction projects (1918-1946), including notes, blueprints, reports, drawings, and corres¬pondence. In addition there is cost data (1923-1943), equipment and materials testing data (1939-1945), a notebook, photoprints (1926-1938), related journal articles (1927, 1933, 1940), and miscellaneous r...

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Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
Dates:
1891-1914
bulk 1891-1900
Size:
24.28 Cubic feet (64 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0494
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes information about Samuel P. Langley and his colleagues, as well as documentation of Langley's work. The collection includes biographies of Langley and his assistant Charles Manly, newspaper clippings, correspondence, manuscripts regarding Langley's aircraft, photographs and drawings, work requisitions for the Aerodromes, a sketchbook, specifications and measurements for Langley's experiments, the Langley Memoirs on Mechanical Flight and the Langley "Waste Books."

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National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Dates:
1962-1965, 1975-1976
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-147
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Robert M. Vogel, Curator, which document planning, development and production activities for "1876: A Centennial Exhibition" at the Arts and Industries Building, particularly in regard to the Ingersoll-Rand Company rock drill and Cameron steam pump platforms, and for the refrigeration section of t...

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Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1869, 1881-1903, 1953, 1966 and undated
Size:
1.25 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7268
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of Watkins' official and personal correspondence concerning the efforts of the Smithsonian to obtain federal appropriations for the establishment of a section of steam transportation in the USNM, the construction of ship models for an exhibit at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Watkins' research on the ...

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Hartford Electric Light Company.
Foster Wheeler Corporation
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Stone and Webster.
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Dates:
1920 - 1961
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0968
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Emmet Mercury Boiler Records contains information about General Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company's development, installation, and use of William Le Roy Emmet's mercury boiler units. The mercury boiler units used mercury fluid along with steam power to improve cycle efficiency in converting coal or oil to electric power. The collection contains articles, news clippings, reports, instruction manuals, log books, data sheets, photographs, and drawings related to the experimental unit installed at Dutch Point, Connecticut, and the first commercial use of a mercury boiler at the South Meadow Station in Hartford, Connecticut.

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