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Accession 05-111,  National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering,  Architectural Drawings, 1959-1974

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Title: Architectural Drawings
Dates: 1959-1974
Quantity: 7 oversize folders.
Collection: Accession 05-111
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document exhibition and building planning of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the Hall of Tools, the Hall of Heavy Machinery, the Hall of Power Machinery, offices, and work space in the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History). Records also include several architectural drawings of storage space in the Arts & Industries Building. Materials include architectural drawings, blueprints, and transparencies for exhibit displays.

Descriptive Entry

These records document exhibition and building planning of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the Hall of Tools, the Hall of Heavy Machinery, the Hall of Power Machinery, offices, and work space in the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History). Also included are several architectural drawings of storage space in the Arts & Industries Building. Materials include architectural drawings, blueprints, and transparencies for exhibit displays.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-111, National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Architectural Drawings

Container List

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Folder 1

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Wall Section for Projector, TO-2-A, 1966
Case and Base Plan / Typical Layouts, Blueprint
Hall of Tools, Hall Sign / Base Plaques, TO-4
Hall of Tools, Plan (3 copies)
Hall of Tools, Plan (6 Copies)
Hall of Tools, Plan with Elevations Key, Sheet 1 of 2, 1961
Proposed Theatre Area, Blueprint
Trethewey Model, Full Size, Redrawn, Blueprint, 1962
Renold Grinder, Blueprint, 1962
Renold-Drive Mechanism Under Floor, Full Size, Blueprint, 1962
French-Stevenson Model, Full Size, Redrawn, Blueprint, 1962
Grant Model, Full Size, Blueprint, 1962
"Growth of an Idea," Details of Frame, Blueprint, 1962
Unidentified Drawing
Unidentified Drawing on Graph Paper
Plan for Shop, New Building, BB-018-F17
Hall of Tools, Plan, Blueprint, 1962
Hall of Tools, Plan with Elevations Key, 1961
Hall of Tools, Units, 1961
Hall of Tools, Elevations A-H, Sheet 2 of 2, 1961
Hall of Tools, Entrance Wall Redesign, Units 5 and 14, 1961
Hall of Tools, Proposed Arrangement, Theatre Area and Equipment, Sheet 1 of 2, Blueprint, 1962
John White's Screw Cutting Lathe-1816, Sheet 2 of 6, 1960
John White's Screw Cutting Lathe-1816, Sheet 3 of 6, 1960
John White's Screw Cutting Lathe-1816, Sheet 4 of 6, 1960
John White's Screw Cutting Lathe-1816, Sheet 5 of 6, 1960
John White's Screw Cutting Lathe-1816, Sheet 6 of 6, 1960
Display Panel, "Growth of an Idea, 1881 to 1918," Grinding Machines, Sheet 1 of 5, 1960
Trethewey Grinder, Simulated Model for the "Growth of an Idea, 1881-1918" Display Panel, Sheet 2 of 5, 1960
Renold Grinder, Simulated Model for the "Growth of an Idea, 1881-1918" Display Panel, Sheet 3 of 5, 1960
Grant Grinder, Simulated Model for the "Growth of an Idea, 1881-1918" Display Panel, Sheet 4 of 5, 1960
French-Stephenson Grinder, Simulated Model for the "Growth of an Idea, 1881-1918" Display Panel, Sheet 5 of 5, 1960
Assembly Details for "How Big is 1/1000 of an Inch," 1961
Centerless Grinding, Exhibit 13, Item 8, 1962
Unidentified Drawing
Hall of Tools, Plan with Elevations Key, 1961
Hall of Tools, North End, Alternative A, 1962
Hall of Tools, North End, Alternative B, 1962
Hall of Tools, North End, Alternative C, 1962
Hall of Tools, North End, Alternative C1, 1962
Hall of Tools, Unit 9a and 9b
Hall of Tools, Case and Figure, Primitive 'Planing' Exhibit, Blueprint, 1962
Hall of Tools, Plan with Elevations Key, Sheet 1 of 2, 1961
Hall of Tools, Plan, 1962
Hall of Tools, Plan, 1962
Unidentified Drawing
Unidentified Machine Drawing
Hall of Tools, New Railing, TO-3-F, 1966
Heavy Machinery Hall, New Railing / Barrier for Engine Displays, HM-5, 1965
Deflection Bar Text Panel

Folder 2

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Museum of History and Technology, Room B-018, ST/Tech Lab (2 copies)
Reflected Ceiling Plan - Support for Shaft, Plan No.2 (Partial), 1961
Museum Personnel Bar Graph
2 Unidentified Bar Graphs
4 Unidentified Drawings
Division of Transportation - New Museum of History and Technology Building, Furniture and Equipment Layout, Blueprint
Museum of History and Technology Building, Science and Technology, 5th Floor, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, North Central Section, Science and Technology, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, Room 5066, 1963
Unidentified Drawing, 1962
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor Plan, Part B, Architectural, 3-17, 1959
Arts & Industries Building, Basement, North East Pavilion
Arts & Industries Building, 2nd Floor, North East Pavilion
Arts & Industries Building, East North Range, 2nd Floor, Storage
Arts & Industries Building, South West Court, 1st Floor, Storage
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor Plan, Part A, Architectural, 3-16, 1959
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Storage, Room 5078
Museum of History and Technology Building, Science and Technology, 5th Floor, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Unidentified Drawing
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, Assignment Plan, 14-10 of 11
Museum of History and Technology Building, Laboratory and Work Room, Equipment, Equipment Drawings, EQ-5, 1961
Museum of History and Technology Building, Basement (East Part), North Central Section, Room B-018, ST/Tech Lab
Unidentified Drawing
Museum of History and Technology Building, Room 5066, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 1964
Museum of History and Technology Building, Science and Technology, 5th Floor, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
2 Unidentified Drawings
Museum of History and Technology Building, Details of Laboratory Table Assemblies, Room A-5066, Mechanical and Civil Engineering Reference Collection
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, North Central Section, ST/Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, North Central Section, Science and Technology, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, Details in Laboratory Assemblies in Rooms A-5071 & A-5072, Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, North Central Section, ST/Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, Laboratory and Work Room, Equipment, Equipment Drawings, EQ-6, 1961
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, North Central Section, Science and Technology, Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, North Central Section, Science and Technology, Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Museum of History and Technology Building, 5th Floor, Assignment Plan, 14-10 of 11, 1960
Museum of History and Technology Building, Basement Plan, Assignment Plan, 14-2 of 11, 1960

Folder 3

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Museum of History and Technology Building, 1st Floor, Assignment Plan (East Half), 14-4 of 11, 1960
Riedler Pump Exhibit, Contract Change, Section A-A / with Cover, Section B-B / with Cover, 13-1, 1965
Riedler Pump Exhibit, Contract Change, Locations and Clearances of Raceway Box Covers, 13-2, 1965
Riedler Pump Exhibit, Contract Change, Plan of Wire Raceway Box with Equipment and Connection Boxes, Covers Removed, 13-3, 1965
Riedler Pump Exhibit, Contract Change, Section through Raceway and Lamp Cover, Showing Components, 13-4, 1965
Riedler Pumping Machine Exhibit, Plans, Elevations & Details, Structural, 7-11, 1963
Riedler Pumping Machine Exhibit, Plan, Elevation & Details, Mechanical, 9-1, 1963
Riedler Pumping Machine Exhibit, Glass Mounting Details I, Mechanical, 9-2, 1963
Riedler Pumping Machine Exhibit, Wiring Diagram & Details, Electrical, 9-4, 1965
Unidentified Machine, Full Size
Profiling Machine, Full Size
Mann P.O.M., Full Size
Howe Pin Machine, Full Size
4th Floor Plan, Part A, Architectural, 3-13, 1959
5th Floor Plan, Part B, Architectural, 3-17, 1959
5th Floor Plan, Part A, Architectural, 3-16, 1959
Power Machinery Hall, 1966 (2 copies)
Museum of History and Technology Building, 1st Floor Plan
Museum of History and Technology Building, 2nd Floor Plan
Museum of History and Technology Building, 3rd Floor Plan
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Plan
Museum of History and Technology Building, Power and Tool Hall, Railing Gates
Museum of History and Technology Building, Power Machinery Hall, Railing Gates, 1969
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Machinery Platform, 1963
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Machinery Platform, Plan and Cutaway View, 1963
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Machinery Platform, Top/Side/End, 1961
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Ornamental Turning, 1974 (2 copies)
Museum of History and Technology Building, Layout of Latutes
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, 1st Floor Plan, 1967
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Blueprint
"Growth of an Idea, 1881-1918," General Arrangement for Working Display Model, Blueprint, 1962
David Wilkinson Screw Cutting Lathe, Details, Sheet 1 of 3, 1959
David Wilkinson Screw Cutting Lathe, Details, Sheet 2 of 3, 1959
David Wilkinson Screw Cutting Lathe, Details, Sheet 3 of 3, 1959
John Mason Saw Mill, Conn., 1964
John White's Screw Cutting Lathe, 1816, Sheet 1 of 6, 1960
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, 1st Floor Plan, TO 1, 1967 (4 copies)
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, 1965
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Contract Change, Reflected Ceiling Plan, Blueprint, 1960
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, 1965
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Proposed Changes, 1966 (4 copies)
Unidentified Drawing
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, 1965
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Preliminary Layout, Units 2, 6, 7, 17, Entrance Wall, South, 1960
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Proposed Changes, 1966
Unidentified Drawing, 1960
John White's Screw Cutting Lathe, 1816, Sheet 1 of 6, 1960
Museum of History and Technology Building, 1st Floor Plan, Part C, Architectural, 3-6, 1959
Museum of History and Technology Building, Hall of Tools, Floor Plan and Elevations, Architectural, 120-1, 1959

Folder 4

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Sign, "Off Limits, Kindly Do Not Touch Any of This Equipment, The Management"
Museum of History and Technology Building, 1st Floor Plan, Power Machinery Hall, 1966
Heavy Machinery Hall, Unit 42, 1966
Heavy Machinery Hall, "The Power of Water," Unit 42, 1966
Heavy Machinery Hall, "The Waterwheel," Unit 43, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 44, 3 Label Plaques
Heavy Machinery Hall, Unit 49, Pumping, 1966
Heavy Machinery Hall, Unit 46, The Impulse Turbine, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 50-C, Panel Layout, Direct Acting Steam Pump, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, Central Case, Unit 14, Panel Layout, Late Steam, Second Half, 1966 (3 copies)
Power Machinery Hall, Central Case, Unit 14, Panel Layout, Late Steam, First Half, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 12, Panel Layout, "Boilers," First Half, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, Unit 17, Westinghouse Compound Engine, Label Plaque Layout, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 17, Electrical Equipment Display Panel, Compound Base, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 15, New Case (Replacement), Shipman Engine, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 20 (Panel), Panel Layout, The Steam Turbine, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 20 (Turbines), Wall Hung Panel with Vitrines, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, Unit 25A, Skinner Engine, Label Layout
Power Machinery Hall, Unit 25, Naylor-Corliss Engine Label
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 28, Panel Layout, Internal Combustion, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 28, Panel, Vitrine for Internal Combustion Area, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 28, Panel Layout, Internal Combustion, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 32, Vitrine for Hot Air Engine Display, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 26 (12, 14, 28, 32), Display Panels for Center Case, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 6, Panel Layout, "The American Pioneers," 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 26 (12, 14, 28, 32), Display Panels for Center Case, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 12, Lighting Modifications, Main Center Case, Demolition, Sheet 1 if 2, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, Unit 8, Baldwin Steam Engine Plaque, Label Layout, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 12, Panel Layout, "Boilers," First Half, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 12, Panel Layout, "Boilers," Second Half, 1966
Museum of History and Technology Building, 1st Floor Plan, Power Machinery Hall, 1966
Hall of Heavy Machinery, Elevations, Architectural, 117-3, 1959
Hall of Heavy Machinery, Floor Plan & Details, Architectural, 117-1, 1959
Power Machinery Hall, Floor Plan, 1966
Power Machinery Hall, 1st Floor SE, Unit 42, Case Enclosure for "Waterwheel" model Display, 1966
Hall of Heavy Machinery, Loading, 1963
Power Machinery Hall, Sheet 1 of 3, 1966
Hall of Heavy Machinery, 1962

Folder 5

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Unidentified Photograph, V-a-1, neg. #19877-B
Unidentified Transparency, V-a-1
John Fitch's Steamboat of 1788-1790, From Thompson Westcott, The Life of John Fitch, the Inventor, V-a-2, Photographs (2 copies)
Unidentified Negative, V-a-1, neg. #19887-B
John Fitch's Steamboat of 1788-1790, From Thompson Westcott, The Life of John Fitch, the Inventor, V-a-2, Negative
"USM" Train, Transparency
"Geo. H. Corliss, Providence, RI" 1876, Machinery Transparency
Hay Bailing, Transparency

Folder 6

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"J.W. Reedy, Chicago, NY," Machinery Transparency, Art-12
Corliss Valve Gear, Drawing, 25-2
Unidentified Transparency, 12-E-2
"A.D. 1834, Aug. 14, No. 6662. Perkins' Specifications," Transparency, (55) IV-D-3
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, (55) IV-D-18
Unidentified Transparency, (56) IV-E-3
"Pounds of Coal Required to Produce 1 HP. for 1 HR.," Transparency, 14-A-4(b)
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, (55) IV-D-18
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, D-17
"D.L. Holden, Ice-Machine, 1877," Transparency, (55) IV-D-13
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, (55) IV-D-10
"The Mechanical & Thermal Basis of the Vapor-Compression Cycle," Transparency, (55) IV-D-5
Unidentified Transparency, (56) IV-E-3
"Condensing Steam Engine / Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Cycle," Transparency, (55) IV-D-5
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, (56) IV-E-3
Unidentified Machinery, Photocopy, 50-C-8
Unidentified Machinery, Photocopy, 50-C-5
"The Engineer," Transparency
Unidentified Transparency, (53) I-B-4
Unidentified Portrait Transparency, (53) I-B-2
"Henry R. Worthington," Transparency, 50-C-4
Unidentified Machinery, Photocopy, 50-C-9
Unidentified Portrait Transparency, (55) IV-D-1
"Ice House," Transparency, I-E-1
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 43-16
Unidentified Graph Transparency, No.2, 43-21
"Overshot Water Wheel / Governed Wheel," Transparency, 44-1 / 44-b
"Burden Water Wheel, 1851," Transparency, 42-7
"Fig. 33 - Large Overshot Wheel," Transparency, 42-8
Unidentified Transparency, Unit 41, Art-11
"Wire Gauze," Transparency, Unit 46, Art-6
"Brayton Horizontal Boat Engine," Transparency, Art-7
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 42-2
"Coupe de la Machine de Marly / Veue Generale de la Machine de Marly," Transparency, 42-4
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 42-4
Unidentified Transparency, Unit 51
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 42-6
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 49-2
"The Clerk Gas Engine Co., Philadelphia," Transparency, Unit 40, Art-16, 1 of 2
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 25-2
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 12-E-10 1/2
"Corliss Engine Cylinder," Transparency, 25-1
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 12-E-6
"Cross-Section of the Indicator," Transparency, 14-E-11
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 14-F-12
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 14-D
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 14-D-2
Unidentified Drawing, 12-E-1
4 Unidentified Transparencies
Unidentified Machinery Transparency
"Specification of James Rumsey," Transparency, S-5-A, 7I-J, Case 12
"Plan of Mr. Fitch's Steam Boat," Transparency, 7I-J, Case 12, Art-7
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 7I-J, Case 12, Art-6 (2 copies)
Unidentified Machinery Negative, 7I-J, Case 12, Art-6
"Fig. 5 - De Caus's Apparatus, A.D. 1605," Transparency
Unidentified Transparency, 7B-2-Grey
Unidentified Transparency, 7B-2-Blue
Unidentified Machinery Transparency
Unidentified Machinery Transparency
4 Unidentified Transparencies, 7B-1
"Iconismus," Transparency
3 Unidentified Machinery Transparencies
"Edward Somerset, the Second Marquis of Worcester," Transparency, 7-E-1
Unidentified Machinery Transparency
"Dionysius Sapin," Transparency, 7-E-3, CV 55
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 7-F-4
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 7-B-1
Unidentified Machinery Negative, 7-B-1
Unidentified Transparency
Unidentified Portrait Transparency, Unit 7I-7J, Case 10, A1
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 7-1-d, Art-1-A
"Atmospheric Engine, Handley Wood, Staveley / Coalbrook Dale Company, 1776," Transparency
"Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine for Draining Mines," Transparency, Unit 55, Art-4
"The Steam Engine Near Dudley Castle...," Transparency
Unidentified Machinery Transparency
Unidentified Transparency, 7I-J, Art-1-A
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 7I-J, Case 10, Art-5

Folder 7

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Unidentified Chart Transparencies, 1 of 6 through 6 of 6
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 28-22
Unidentified Chart Transparency, 3 of 4 / 4 of 4
"The Greene Engine," Transparency, 14-C-23a
"Vertical Section of Skinner Cylinder," Transparency, 25-A-A
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 14-B-6
3 Unidentified Machinery Transparencies
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, CV 197
"Cross Section of Drake Engine," Transparency, 28-12
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, Unit 40, Art-10
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 14-B-3
6 Unidentified Machinery Transparencies, 31-6
"Boeing Gas-Turbine Engine-Generator Unit," 6 Transparencies, 31-2
Holzworth Gas Turbine Drawing, Photograph, neg. #48528-D
Holzworth Gas Turbine Drawing, 7 Transparencies, 31-5
Unidentified Transparency
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 38-1, Art-1
"Fig. 82 - Single Cylinder Motor, Built by the Daimler Motor Company, New York," Transparency, 38-2, Art-2
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 14-B-2
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 38-6
"Priestman Oil Engine, 1888," Transparency, Art-9
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, Art-4
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 40-10(1), Art-11
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, Art-5
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, Art-6
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, Art-7
Unidentified Portrait Transparency
Unidentified Transparency, 38-11
Unidentified Transparency, 38-12
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, Art-2
Unidentified Machinery Transparency
"Fig. 6d," 4 Transparencies
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, Unit 40, Art-16
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 31-1
Unidentified Machinery Transparency
"Fig. 4 / Fig. 5," Transparency, 38-8
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 38-12
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 38-11, Art-7
"Crosby Steam Gage & Valve Co., Boston, USA," Transparency
"Vertical Section through Otto & Langen Engine," Transparency, 28-21, neg. #18263-A
"Horizontal Section of Lenoir Cylinder," Transparency, 28-16
Lenoir Portrait Transparency, 28-15
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 28-10
"Fig. 1," Transparency, CV 39
"The Lenoir Gas-Engine in Full Operation," Transparency, 28-17
"Moyens d'employer utilement les combustibles par M. Lebon, Sept. 28, 1799," Transparency, CV 56
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 16-D
Unidentified Portrait Transparency, Art-4, CV 40
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 17-A
Unidentified Negative Transparency
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 20-B-5
Unidentified Transparency, 14-A-5
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 20-B-3
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 28-18
"Cross-Section of Cylinder," Transparency, 16-E
Unidentified Machinery Transparency, 14-C-23b
"C.E. / B&W / Frick / Sellers," Transparency