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Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
White, John H., 1933-
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1880s-1990
Size:
31.33 Cubic feet (94 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0523
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The archivist has arranged the collection into five separate series: Series 1: CAR BUILDERS, arranged alphabetically by company or individual. Series 2: EQUIPMENT - ROLLING STOCK, arranged in two sections: alphabetically by White's heading: Articles in Progress and alphabetical by type of railroad car under White's heading: Research Files for Book ...

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Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877 (railroad equipment supplier)
Dates:
1850-1851.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0155
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letterbook contains copies of 417 business letters, arranged chronologically, relating to the manufacture and sale of railroad equipment including locomotive engines, tenders, and car wheels. These letters were replicated in a process similar to carbon copies in an almost perfectly uniform handwriting.

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Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Hyde Windlass Company
Dates:
circa 1895-1950
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Hyde Windlass Company was founded in 1895 for the manufacture of deck machinery. Growing interest in marine transportation and the necessity for it because of wars increased the company's size enabling it to design and manufacture a larger variety of products from propellers and marine fittings to other heavy machine assemblies.

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Gray, Elisha, 1835-1901 (inventor)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1871-1938.
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0014
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Legal documents, photographs, articles, copies of correspondence, three folders of original Gray correspondence on the Gray-Bell controversy; most of the collection consists of copies of material, or printed matter, collected by Lloyd W. Taylor of the museum staff.

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Pennsylvania State Anthracite Mine Cave Commission
Dates:
1912-1913
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0180
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of the Commission's report, comprising: a 352 page report, including numerous photographs and maps; one 24 page printed copy of the report; one map of the city of Scranton, dated 1912; and eight blueprints of coal field sites.

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Studebaker, Robert
Warner, Deborah Jean
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1998.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0670
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Robert Studebaker, inventor of the LaserPlane, the first modern alternative to the liquid level. The first model was introduced in 1965.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Quick, Ray
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Quick, Glorene
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Dates:
1947
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1035
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs that document Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing employee Ray Quick's travels to the Philippines and Guam to explore the power potential of the islands.

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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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Smithsonian Productions.
Dates:
circa 1979-2001
Size:
5.14 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (3 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-205
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of films and videos for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Some materials may be footage of an exhibition or public program. In a few cases, neither the title of the video nor the exhibition is known. Materials include videotapes, film, magnetic ...

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Creators:
Power Jets, Ltd
Dates:
1930-1987
bulk [ca. 1930s-1940s]
Size:
0.9 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes) (1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of corporate records, magazine articles, photographs and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on Power Jets, Ltd. Most of the material in the collection also relates to Frank Whittle and his accomplishments. Included are some of Whittle's writings and the agreements he signed for Power Jets.

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