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Author: Franklin Institute Committee on Science and Arts.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Summary:
The records document the committee's role as a clearinghouse for technical information in the 19th century.

The minute books contain entries on committee business, policy and procedures, and on the disposition of applications from inventors and their agents.

The more than 1600 individual subcommittee reports document the inside story of 19th century American technology, from the early years of the steam era through the rise of electrical technology. In addition to power systems, the records contain important details on the development of textile machinery, mining equipment and methods, ship construction, bookbinding and bookkeeping, optics, metallurgy, measuring instruments and telegraphy.

Major inventions investigated include: Morse's telegraph, Singer's and Wheeler & Wilson's sewing machines, Yale's locks, Berliner's gramophone, Hall's typewriter, the Westinghouse air brake, Fresnel's refractory apparatus for lighthouses, Eastman's camera, Hollerith's punch-card tabulating system, Gestetner's duplicator, Mergenthaler's linotype machine, Diesel's engine, Edison's electric pen and mimeograph, Hyatt's roller bearing, Joseph Dixon's process for cast steel, Pelton's water wheel, Elisha Gray's telautograph, H.W. Johns' work with asbestos and Roentgen's discovery of X-rays. Important secondary inventions include the Wootten locomotive firebox, Shay's and Heisler's geared locomotives, Vauclain's compound cylinders, Herman Haupt's lattice truss bridges and Joseph Battin's coal breaker. Among the new materials discussed are celluloid and carborundum.

In the early 19th century, the committee also issued a number of special reports and investigations. Among them are a description of the Southwark Foundry of Merrick & Towne, and reports on the explosion of the gun "Peacemaker" on the frigate U.S.S. PRINCETON, on steam boiler and steam engine explosions, on the best form of paving highways and the best form of gas lamps and on the state of the patent laws.  Read more...

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Named Person: John Agnew; A D Bache; Matthias W Baldwin; Barnabas H Bartol; Joseph Battin; Becquerel, M.; J Snowden Bell; Emile Berliner; Hugo Bilgram; James Curtis Booth; Henry R Campbell; Samuel Colt; John C Cresson; John Chester De La Vergne; Carl Gustav Patrik De Laval; Rudolf Diesel; Joseph Dixon; George Eastman; Andrew M Eastwick; Thomas A Edison; Charles Ellet; Augustin Jean Fresnel; David Gestetner; Franklin B Gowen; Elisha Gray; Thomas Hall; Joseph Harrison; Herman Haupt; Lewis M Haupt; Charles L Heisler; Joseph Henry; Herman Hollerith; John W Hyatt; Henry W Johns; Walter R Johnson; Francis C Lowthorp; Isaiah Lukens; Ottmar Mergenthaler; S V Merrick; Ellwood Morris; Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Henry M Naglee; Robert M Patterson; Franklin Peale; Lester A Pelton; Francis A Pratt; Solomon W Roberts; Henry D Rogers; Ephraim Shay; Isaac Merritt Singer; George W Smith; William Strickland; Nikola Tesla; Elihu Thomson; John Henry Towne; John C Trautwine; Charles B Trego; Samuel M Vauclain; George Westinghouse; Squire Whipple; Asa Whitney; Ross Winans; John E Wootten; Linus Yale
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin Institute Committee on Science and Arts.
OCLC Number: 122516395
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1977.
Description: 28 reels of microfilm.

Abstract:

The records document the committee's role as a clearinghouse for technical information in the 19th century.

The minute books contain entries on committee business, policy and procedures, and on the disposition of applications from inventors and their agents.

The more than 1600 individual subcommittee reports document the inside story of 19th century American technology, from the early years of the steam era through the rise of electrical technology. In addition to power systems, the records contain important details on the development of textile machinery, mining equipment and methods, ship construction, bookbinding and bookkeeping, optics, metallurgy, measuring instruments and telegraphy.

Major inventions investigated include: Morse's telegraph, Singer's and Wheeler & Wilson's sewing machines, Yale's locks, Berliner's gramophone, Hall's typewriter, the Westinghouse air brake, Fresnel's refractory apparatus for lighthouses, Eastman's camera, Hollerith's punch-card tabulating system, Gestetner's duplicator, Mergenthaler's linotype machine, Diesel's engine, Edison's electric pen and mimeograph, Hyatt's roller bearing, Joseph Dixon's process for cast steel, Pelton's water wheel, Elisha Gray's telautograph, H.W. Johns' work with asbestos and Roentgen's discovery of X-rays. Important secondary inventions include the Wootten locomotive firebox, Shay's and Heisler's geared locomotives, Vauclain's compound cylinders, Herman Haupt's lattice truss bridges and Joseph Battin's coal breaker. Among the new materials discussed are celluloid and carborundum.

In the early 19th century, the committee also issued a number of special reports and investigations. Among them are a description of the Southwark Foundry of Merrick & Towne, and reports on the explosion of the gun "Peacemaker" on the frigate U.S.S. PRINCETON, on steam boiler and steam engine explosions, on the best form of paving highways and the best form of gas lamps and on the state of the patent laws.

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