Presentation of First Caterpillar Engine to National Museum of History and Technology

ID: SIA RU000371 [96-919]

Creator: Caterpillar Tractor Company

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1973

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: January 1974, Image No. 96-919

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now known as the National Museum of American History, receives first Caterpillar diesel engine "Old Betsy," the world's first mass produced diesel engine built in 1930. With Robert M. Vogel, chairman of the Department of Science and Technology at NMHT, William Blackie, director and former board chairman of Caterpillar, Dr. Robert Angus Brooks, SI Under Secretary, Harmon S. Eberhard, Louis Neumiller, and Charles J. Schad, former assistant director of Caterpillar research.

Subject

  • Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976
  • Blackie, William 1906-1996
  • Eberhard, Harmon S
  • Neumiller, Louis
  • Schad, Charles J
  • Vogel, Robert M
  • National Museum of History and Technology
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs

Notes

  • Featured in "The Torch," January 1974.
  • Caterpillar Inc.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: January 1974, Image No. 96-919

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1973
  • November 29, 1973

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • In Copyright

Topic

  • Portraits
  • Portraits, Group

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [96-919]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 8;

Full Record

View Full Record