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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (32 boxes, 1 map-folder)
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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Dates:
1835 - 1897
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 15 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1386
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Cyrus W. Field's efforts to lay the transatlantic cable from Ireland to Newfoundland in 1866. The materials include photographs, correspondence, resolutions, maps, charts, and printed publications about Field and the transatlantic Cable.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1970
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the administrative files of the Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Most of the records date from the late-to-mid 1950s. Those records created prior to 1959 are the records of the Director of the United States National Museum, although they are records relating primarily to that segment of the U. ...

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Creators:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1944-1965
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0324
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The material includes technical notes, operating instructions and descriptions relating to projects which Hopper participated in at Harvard during and after World War II and later in the private sector. These projects involved the creation of the Navy's Mark I, II and III "mechanical calculators" (the fore runners of today's computers) and the UNI...

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Creators:
O'Connell, Rosalie Melita
Dates:
1912-1917
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0187
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains 205 photoprints, including 149 informal outdoor portraits and 46 studio portraits. Although the photographs, post cards, and other materials have been physically removed from the cyanotype album, album captions for the photographs are preserved in copy photographs made before the materials were removed during conservation t...

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Creators:
Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company
Dates:
1848-1946
bulk 1890-1929
Size:
8 Cubic feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1060
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, bridge construction and condition reports, financial records, and other materials created by or concerning the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company (NFSB). The main focus of the collection is company administration and the daily operation of a series of bridges connecting the U.S. and Canada over the Niagara Gorge.

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Salem China Company
American Limoges China Co.
Sebring Pottery Company
Crescent China Company
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Dates:
1930s-1981
Size:
10.15 Cubic feet (26 boxes, 9 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0325
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes records of the Salem China Company relating to the administration of the company, its sales and art department, and other material relating to plant operations prior to 1960, when the company ceased manufacturing and became a distributor only. Includes photographs of various promotions, Salem China patterns, factory buildings, sales staff, show rooms, etc. as well as extensive advertising material of the Salem China Co. and its competitors. Another series contains blueprints and drawings of the Salem China Company's plant and equipment. Another series contains bulletins issued by the Associated Industries of Cleveland from 1977 to 1981.

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National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
Extractive Industries, Division of.
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)
Dates:
circa 1880-circa 1970
Size:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0200
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of postcards gathered by Dr. Victor A. Blenkle, a twentieth century physician. The postcards primarily concern geographical locations and landmarks in the United States and Western Europe, but also include materials from six other continents.

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Creators:
Adler, Solomon, 1901-1989
Dates:
1916-1980
bulk 1950-1966
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1157
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document independent inventor Solomon Adler's work with sewing machine technology through correspondence, photographs, notes, drawings, sketches, patents, litigation records, and printed materials. The collection provides insight into both an independent inventor's process of invention and Japanese work culture during the post-World War II period.

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Creators:
Grosch, Herbert R. J.
Dates:
1938-1998
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0703
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Herb Grosch Papers, 1948-1998, cover the life and career of an early computer professional. It consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, computer disks, reports, and other printed materials.

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