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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
circa 1948-1988
Size:
18.81 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 film box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 397
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to horology, exhibit proposals, manufacturers of engineering equipment, models, collections management, minutes of meetings, acquisitions, and installation of exhibits. Also included are blueprints for the Hall of Heavy Machinery; exhibit scripts from Power and the Early Ste...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Wood, Charles Edwards, 1876-1954
Wood, Charles E., Jr.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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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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Creators:
Leeds and Northrup Company
Gray Instrument Company
Queen, James W., & Company
Queen Gray Company
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Dates:
1850-1952
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0015
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents James W. Queen & Company and its successors Leeds and Northrup Company, Queen-Gray Company, and Gray Instrument Company, manufacturers of instruments for laboratory and industrial use. The collection contains catalogs, circulars, photographs, and miscellaneous publications and documents.

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Creators:
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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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
ca. 1890-1920.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0686
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 200 lantern slides, of various scenes in America and Canada, many of them published by railroad lines, presumably to arouse tourist interest in travel by rail. New York State and California are especially emphasized. Some images depict the railroads, railroad stations and railroad equipment. One group of images is from the Nabisco factory.

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Carvel, Tom (Thomas Andreas Carvelas), 1906-
Carvel Corporation.
Dates:
1934-1989
Size:
9 Cubic feet (24 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
12 cassette tapes
63 video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0488
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1: Tom Carvel Personal Information Includes magazine and newspaper articles about Tom Carvel's childhood, his start in the ice cream business, and how he built a successful chain of fast food ice cream supermarkets. One article of particular interest is from the Hellenic Times, dated August 21, 1975, entitled "Carvel the Marvel." It talks a...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1963-1968
Size:
0.8 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 530
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document subcontracts issued by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and funded with private funds of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include proposals, contracts, correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning agreements with contractors to develop instruments and provide equipment for SAO projects and ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1965-1978
Size:
8.2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 525
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document quotations, proposals, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide facilities and instruments for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and its programs. Of special interest are voluminous files concerning the development and planning for the Multiple-Mirror Telescope (MMT) fa...

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Dates:
1861-1994
Size:
76 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1136
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents various aspects of railroad companies through pamphlets; trade catalogs; operating and service manuals, especially for railroad equipment; specifications; magazines and reprints; bulletins, and articles.

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