Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
Scope and Contents 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 standard engines, 1881-1913; blueprints, specifications, shop orders, and correspondence; record books for Corliss engines, turbines, pumps, 1900-1910; and drawings of Otto gas engines, 1900-1906, and Westinghouse pumps and engines, 1883-1921.
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
Scope and Contents Records of the Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of Universal Unaflow engines, include correspondence and orders, 1905-1939, 1948-1951; drawings, blueprints, tracings, photographs, and files on Corliss engines, diesels, steam turbines, variable steam controls, and Kingsford and Stumpf stationary and marine unaflow engines, 1890-1941, 1944, 1948-1951; instruction and lubrication manuals, catalogs, sales literature, and other publications issued by the company, 1880-1960; tractor boiler patents, 1904; Stumpf patents, 1911; contracts, 1912-1917, 1934, 1941; and calculations, 1938. Also includes articles, advertisements, blueprints, bulletins, catalogs, correspondence, and photographs relating to other engine builders, including Chuse Engine Company, Harrisburg, Nordberg, Four Valve, and Ridgway, 1911-1938.
Papers of John G. Callan, engineer and Professor of Industrial Management, document his academic career including the development of Industry Management courses, patents for various inventions including some for General Electric, early work as an engineer, and consulting work, 1873-1940. The collection contains correspondence, schematics, blueprints, patent records, postcards, reports, contracts, advertisements, notebooks, memoranda, photographs, sketches, brochures, book reviews, teaching material, expense reports, vouchers, graphs and leases. Teaching materials include lecture notes, proposals, reports, syllabi, and cases dealing with Engineering and Industrial Management courses, 1920-1940
The Michael J. Ryan specifications for reconversion of SS SEA STAR (SAFR 23828, HDC 1669) consists of one bound volume of the allowance list section of the specifications for the reconversion of the troop transport SS SEA STAR from military use by the War Shipping Administration to commercial use by the Luckenbach Steamship Company, Inc.
Miller R. Brooks was born July 4, 1918, in Burlington, Iowa. He received a B.S. (1941) in mechanical engineering from Iowa State College (University). Brooks served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II; he was appointed chief engineer of the USS Mercury. After the war, he became an engineer with Ingersoll-Rand (1946-1984). By the time Brooks retired, he was the chief engineer of the AXI-compressor Division of the company. He is considered to be an innovator in the design of high-pressure turbines and large flow compressors used in chemical processing industries and refineries. In 1971, Brooks received the Distinguished Engineer Award from the Leigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Miller R. Brooks married Mussette M. Trulock on April 28, 1943. They had three children: Peter, Susan, and Patricia Roth. Miller Brooks passed away June 7, 2000
This 35-page report is a handwritten history and evaluation of the De Laval reaction turbine. It includes 11 diagrams, including rotor [design] and buckets, bucket details, a heat chart showing friction losses, a section of the nozzle, theoretical and actual velocity diagrams, the design of the bucket, governor details, the reducing gearing, the standard machine, and a chart showing the results of the tests conducted. While the author of this report is not known, it may have been created by John William Cox, who received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1915. Cox also received a master's degree in civil engineering from the college in 1921
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, charter and amendments, financial records, company histories, directories, maps, programs of conferences and special events, reminiscences, advertisements, awards, albums, printed materials, newspaper clippings, many photos, and other records, of and relating to the company and its history, affiliated and non-related utilities, stockholders, electric transportation, taxation, steam turbines, the effect of World War I and II, officers and employees, employee organizations, substations, and many other aspects. Includes photos pertaining to company sponsored community projects such as Christmas lighting, fire prevention programs, electrically heated buildings, blood donor drives, East Hartford High School and other schools, railroads, rivers, storms, and various Connecticut towns such as Bloomfield, Middletown, and Sharon. Non-affiliated companies represented include Connecticut River Company, Connecticut Valley Power Exchange, East Hartford Light and Power Company, ... Read More
The collection consists of thirty-three volumes of manufacturing and repair records for equipment produced by the Westinghouse Machine Company between 1881 and 1921. The volumes, which are labeled "Duplicate Engine Records," were copied from the original records, apparently for the use of the company's Order Department. The records are arranged in five categories: Standard Engine; Junior Engine; Compound Engine; Gas Engine; and Special Engines, Pumps, and Miscellany. Each engine was numbered in the order of its manufacture. The records for each engine include the engine number, a shop order number, the date of manufacture, the size and speed of the engine, the parts numbers for the engine components, testing information, repair and maintenance orders, and the name and location of the company that purchased the engine. Some of the engine records include sketches and drawings of component parts