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Frederick W. Wood papers

Accession 0884

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PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederick W. Wood papers
Dates: 1867-1943
Accession Number: 0884
Creator: Wood, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1857-1943
Extent: 13.25 linear feet
Physical Description: 39 boxes, 5 volumes, and a quantity of blueprints
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Frederick William Wood was an executive and engineer in the steel and shipbuilding industries. His papers constitute a major source on the history of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The papers are primarily official records of the various companies with which Wood was associated.
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Biographical Note

Frederick W. Wood was born in Lowell, Mass., on March 18, 1857, the son of the overseer of the Boott Cotton Mill. After graduating from M.I.T. with a degree in mining engineering in 1877, he went to work for the Pennsylvania Steel Company as a ladleman's helper. The Pennsylvania Steel Company has been established in 1866 with the financial backing of the Pennsylvania Railroad and had constructed one of the country's first integrated Bessemer rail rolling mills at Steelton, near Harrisburg, Pa. Because local ore supplies were limited, Wood was sent in 1882-83 to prospect and develop ore deposits along the Rio Juragua near Santiago, Cuba. His successful performance led to rapid promotion with appointments as superintendent in 1884 and general manager in 1889. In 1885 he was commissioned to locate a tidewater site where the imported ore could easily be combined with American coal. Between 1887 and 1890 he designed and constructed a large integrated steel mill at Sparrow's Point near Baltimore, along with a company town of over 3,000 people.

In 1891 the Sparrow's Point plant was spun off to a separate subsidiary, the Maryland Steel Company, with Wood as president. A shipbuilding division was added later in 1891. Wood ran the works and introduced a number of important technical improvements. His older brother Rufus was responsible for the running of the company town, which reflected the influence of the Lowell of his boyhood. In 1916 the entire Pennsylvania Steel Company system was sold to Charles M. Schwab's Bethlehem Steel Company, but since Wood was not a major stockholder, he did not profit from the sale. He was allowed to stay on as manager of the Sparrow's Point plant, but he chafed under Bethlehem's supervision and resigned in 1918. He then became vice president of the American International Shipbuilding Corporation and played a major part in the construction and operation of the world's greatest shipyard at Hog Island near Philadelphia.

From 1921 to 1923 Wood was a member of the claims commission of the U. S. Shipping Board. He was connected with the Eastern Rolling Mill Company of Baltimore from its organization in 1919 and was chairman from 1933 until his death in Baltimore on December 23, 1943. In later life he was active in Baltimore civic affairs and was a member of the executive committee of Johns Hopkins University from 1913 to 1943.

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Scope and Content

This material represents the career of Frederick W. Wood in the steel and shipbuilding industries - the Pennsylvania Steel Co., the Maryland Steel Co., later Bethlehem Steel Co., Maryland Shipbuilding Plant, and the American International Shipbuilding Corp. The balance of the papers is personal and miscellaneous.

Drawings and blueprints depict the physical plant of iron mines, steel mills and coke ovens, the layout and buildings of Sparrow's Point, and various steel products, particularly steel ships and a chart on the evolution of railroad rails. There is also a list of ships built at Sparrow's Point between 1892 and 1931.

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Separated Material

Frederick W. Wood photographs (Accession 1975.330), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. The Pennsylvania Steel Company, 1874-1916
Scope and Content
The Pennsylvania Steel Company is represented by engineering notes and sketches, agreements, correspondence and reports. The development of the Cuban ore deposits by the Juragua Iron Company, Ltd., the Spanish-​American Iron Company and the Moa Bay Iron Company are described in some detail, as is the work leading up to the construction of the Sparrow's Point plant. There are also reports and correspondence on the Steelton company store.
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1 Correspondence including some construction records of furnaces, 1874-1915
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1 Reorganization papers, 1901
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1 Trips and inspections of plants, 1889-1890, 1902
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1 Letters to stockholders, 1897-1898
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1 Annual reports, carbon copies, 1903, 1914
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2 Notebook of work at Steelton, 1880
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2 Notebooks numbered 5, 6 and 7, "Notes and Sketches," work at Sparrow's Point, 1889-1890
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2 Pages of 2 volumes of sketches and memos of the buildings and furnaces for Sparrow's Point, 1888-1890
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3 Steelton Store Company, Ltd. - Articles of agreement, by-laws, minutes, correspondence, 1897-1906, 1915
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3 Steelton Store Company, Ltd. - Financial statements, 1903-1915
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4 Steelton Store Company, Ltd. - Correspondence, 1887-1918
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4 Citizens' Fire Company, No. 1, Steelton, Pa., 1885-1890
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5 Spanish American Iron Company, Cuba - annual reports
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5 Spanish American Iron Company, Cuba - reports, with blueprints, on Mayari Iron Ore treatment, 1906-1912
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5 Spanish American Iron Company, Cuba - report on Mayari, 1907
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5 Spanish American Iron Company, Cuba - Agreement with Earnline Steamship Co., 1909 November 9
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5 Spanish American Iron Company, Cuba - Correspondence, 1899-1915
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5 Mortgage proceedings, Spanish American Iron Co. to Girard Trust Co, 1907, The Cuba Review, Volume XII, No. 9, 1914 August
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6 Ashland Iron Company, Ashland Md., furnaces of the Pa. Steel Co., agreement; maps and correspondence, 1886, 1888
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6 Juragua Iron Company, Ltd., Philadelphia and Santiago, Cuba, correspondence and reports, 1890-1913
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6 Moa Bay Iron Company, Cuba, correspondence and reports, 1916-1925
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7 Maryland Extension of the Pa. Steel Co., Sparrow's Point Md. - correspondence, primarily letters between Frederick W. Wood, Superintendent, and Rufus K. Wood, Cashier, 1887-1888
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8 Maryland Extension of the Pa. Steel Co. - correspondence, 1889-1890, undated
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MD-8 Blast furnaces 1 and 2, Sparrow's Point Works, furnace lines and brickwork, Number 2 A 34, 1887 November 26; blueprint
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MD-8 Blast furnaces A and B, Sparrow's Point Works, general arrangement, Number 3 A 9, 1888 February 2; blueprint
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MD-8 Lines for A and B furnaces, Sparrow's Point Works, Number 1 D 4, 1888 July 11; blueprint
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MD-8 Arrangement for unloading ships, 1889 March 25; blueprint
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MD-8 Marine Department, Sparrow's Point, main fitting ship roof trusses for side bays, posts and braces for side bays, 1890 October 3; blueprint
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MD-8 General arrangement of Bessemer plant, Sparrow's Point Works, Number 14 A 6, 1890 December 6; blueprint
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MD-8 Marine Department, Sparrow's Point, plan of ship yard, 1890 July 8; blueprint
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MD-8 "Hunt's Automatic Machinery arranged for The Pennsylvania Steel Co.", 1890 May 2; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of Maryland Extension, Sparrow's Point, Md., 1890 May 1; blueprint
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MD-8 Five-ton open hearth furnace, Number 62F63, 1887 December 10; 1912 November 21; blueprint
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MD-8 Mine at Woodfred showing the work done yearly since the beginning of operations, 1913 January; blueprint
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MD-8 Iron Ore mine claims between Daiquiri and Sigua, Cuba; blueprint
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MD-8 The Pennsylvania Steel Co., Sparrow's Point Works. Sketch of forebay and pump wells, pump house for furnaces A, B, C, D, 1888 July 30; ink on linen
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MD-8 Sparrow's Point Works. Plan of Sparrow's Point, with grades for drainage and sewerage, and cross section of roadbed and building lot, 1888 August; ink on linen
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MD-8 Sparrow's Point Works. Ore pier at foot of 12th Street, Canton, Baltimore, 1889 March 21; ink on linen
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MD-8 Sparrow's Point Works. Outline of lS-ton Bessemer plant, 1889 April; ink on linen
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MD-8 Sparrow's Point Works, Proposed trestle outside stock house, 1889 December 9; ink on linen
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MD-8 Sparrow's Point Works, Proposed location of shifter house, 1890 April 14; ink on linen
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MD-8 Plan of Sparrow's Point area; ink on linen
II. The Maryland Steel Company, 1890-1927
Scope and Content
The largest portion of the records deals with the Sparrow's Point plant when operated by the Maryland Steel Company. It includes organization and title papers, organization charts, maps and drawings and financial and operating statements. The records give considerable information on Wood's technical contributions, including patents for mill improvements, notebooks covering production and tests and descriptions of the organizaton of work. There is also correspondence with salesmen and customers, notes on wages and working conditions and comparative reports on other British and American iron and steel works. There is particularly rich documentation on the construction and functioning of the company town.
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9 Origin, history and development of the Maryland Steel Co., 1886-1927
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9 Articles of incorporation, carbon copy, by-laws, carbon copies, 1891, 1901
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9 Abstract of title, Sprigg's Point resurveyed; description of Thomas Sparrow, 1891-1904
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9 Organization charts
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9 Agreements and contracts, 1887-1914
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9 Lease with Tidewater Steel Co., 1902-1903
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9 Summaries of operations, 1906-1914
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9 Correspondence re: tariffs and duties, 1890-1909
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9 Bill re: sale of liquor, 1888
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9 Bound description and map, "The Works of Maryland Steel Co. 1892", 1892
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10 Alfred Earnshaw, et al, vs. The Maryland Steel Co., in the Circuit Court No. 2 of Baltimore City, No. 1757 bound auditor's account, 1894 January-1895 June
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10 Alfred Earnshaw, et al, vs. The Maryland Steel Co., expense account stated by the Special Auditor, bound volume, 1893 April-1894 January
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10 Papers re: lawsuits, 1893-1910
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11 Patents issued to Frederick W. Wood, 1891-1908
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11 Patents issued to Henry Aiken, 1885-1900
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11 Patents issued to F.W. Wood and H. Aiken, 1894-1896
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11 Patents issued to others, 1868-1901
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11 Binder of patents, with lists [steel mills, rolling mills, furnaces, hearths, molds, various improvements and refinements of methods pertinent to steel mills]; approximately 400 items
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12 Patents - correspondence and related papers, 1890-1919
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13 Annual reports, 1896-1915
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13 Data for annual reports, including accounting and comptroller's data, 1898-1915
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13 Inspection report, sound and estimated insurable values, 1914
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14 Employees and production, 1890-1894
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14 Reports, trial balances, operating expenses, 1890-1917
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14 Employees' salaries, payrolls, applications, resignations, dwelling houses, 1888-1917
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14 Office payrolls, monthly, incomplete runs, 1887-1901
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14 U.S. Department of Labor, wage rates for time and piece workers, 1891-1902
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15 Auditor's accounts - notebook of balance sheets, Marine Department statements, coke car earnings and financial statements re additions to plant, 1902-1903
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16 Letterpress books, outgoing correspondence of F.W. Wood, President, 1896-1907
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16 General correspondence of F.W. Wood [correspondents: engineers, notably John R. Freeman and A.C. Cunningham, attorneys, and individuals representing Pa. Steel Co., Md. Steel Co., Philadelphia, New York and Boston offices, Cambria Steel Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., Baltimore Tube Co., Baltimore, Md., the Corinth Co. of West Virginia (Rufus K. Wood, President), Johns Hopkins University, and others; internal correspondence of the Md. Steel Co. regarding employees and working conditions, production, plant improvements, and the like. Included with letters are enclosures, memoranda and reports covering laboratory testing, production and inventories]
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17-20 General correspondence, 1892-1919
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21 Correspondence - Morris Sanders of Sanders and Co., London, foreign agent of the Pa. and Maryland Steel companies, 1897-1904
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21 Correspondence - Pinkerton's Detective Agency, 1899, 1910, 1915
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21 Correspondence - Aetna Explosives Company, Inc., 1915-1916
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22 Notebooks kept by F.W. Wood, with drawings of steel plants, notes on Cuban deposits by Thomas H. Graham, English iron works, lists of products, mill production, 1882-1913
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23 Marine Department, including organization, cost and profit data on contracts, vessel costs, data on U.S. docks and Merchant Marine commission, 1887-1919
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23 Fraternal organizations at Sparrow's Point, including Volume III, No. 1, Sparrow's Point Times and a program of the first annual commencement, Sparrow's Point High School, 1888-1922
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23 Housing construction, 1892-1894
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23 Buildings, estimates, costs, 1895-1904
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23 Coke ovens, 1899-1915
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23 Algiers dock, New Orleans, La., built for the U.S. Navy Department, 1900-1902
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - certificate of incorporation, 1887 July 20
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - minutes, stock subscription, store plan, 1887-1912
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - correspondence, 1887-1919
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - weekly sales reports, 1889-1890, 1915
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - monthly trial balances and statements, 1888-1890
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - annual financial statements, 1887-1889, 1901-1905, 1916-1917
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - treasurer's reports, 1887-1890
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - bakery, 1887-1888
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24 Sparrow's Point Store Company - miscellany, 1887-1900
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25 Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad Company - articles of incorporation, copy, and by-laws, 1887
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25 Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad Company - Board of Directors' resolutions, etc., 1887-1901
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25 Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad Company - lawsuits, involving rights of way, condemnation, 1887-1897
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25 Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad Company - agreements and construction contracts including agreement for sale of property, 1888-1912
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25 Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad Company - general financial, including earnings, bills, receipts, taxes, etc., 1890-1903
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26 Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad Company - general correspondence, 1887-1912
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26 Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad Company - miscellany, 1887-1897
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27 Maryland Steel Company - court orders re receivership, 1898-1894
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27 Maryland Steel Company - correspondence, statements, etc. of F.W. Wood re receivership and organization, 1893-1900
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28 Letterpress book, F.W. Wood, receiver, 1890-1894
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29 Letterpress book, F.W. Wood, receiver, 1893-1896
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30 Tests and reports - Nova Scotia ore properties, 1899
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30 Tests and reports - James Gayley dry blast equipment, 1909
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30 Tests and reports - White Sulphur Springs ore, 1913
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30 Tests and reports - Iaeger estate, West Va. coal fields, 1916
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30 Reports on other furnaces, 1908-1909
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30 Reports, analyses, results of experiments, 1897-1909
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MD-8 Survey of Sparrow's Point Farm with description and table of acreage owned by individuals, 1886; blueprint
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MD-8 Plan of Sparrow's Point, Baltimore Co., Maryland, reduced from original survey to scale by J. Smith, Sparrow's Point, Md., 1888 January; blueprint
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MD-8 Plan of Sparrow's Point, Baltimore Co., Maryland, reduced from original survey to scale by J. Smith, Sparrow's Point, Md. Revised., 1893 April 28; blueprint
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MD-8 Part of the town of Sparrow's Point, plan, 1889 December 26; blueprint
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MD-8 Main fitting shop, columns for center bay, 1891 January 7; blueprint
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MD-8 General plan of Bessemer and rail mill, Number 29A17, 1893 June 19; blueprint
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MD-8 Method of shipping sections of gates to Cascades Locks, Oregon, 1894 February 13; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of property of the Maryland Steel Co, Number SB12, 1895 April 21; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of property of the Maryland Steel Co, Number SB13, 1901 November 4; blueprint
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MD-8 Plan and profile of City and Suburban Railway location, 1895 May; blueprint
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MD-8 Lines of blast furnace A, second blast, Number 31A6, 1895 October 4; blueprint
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MD-8 Drawbridge over Colgate Creek, Baltimore and Sparrow's Point Railroad, submitted by Pennsylvania Steel Co. bridge and construction department, Number E1247 2, 1901 June 15; blueprint
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MD-8 Profile of Union R.R. and Baltimore and Sparrow's Point R.R. at Colgate Creek, 1901 July 20; blueprint
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MD-8 Marine Department, twin screw steamer test Shawmut of Boston Steam-Ship Co., 1902 March 22; blueprint
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MD-8 Table of trial run of the torpedo boat destroyer Truxtun, built at Sparrow's Point, 1902 June 25; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of property of the Maryland Steel Co., 1902 November 11; 1903 November 10; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of forests prepared by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Number 108M, 1905 July 12; blueprint
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MD-8 Soundings in channel made in 1905, other depths taken from U.S. survey of 1898, 1898, 1905 September 7; 1905 November 22; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of property of the Maryland Steel Co, Number 52 M, 1906 October 12; blueprint
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MD-8 Proposed ore handling plant for blast furnaces, 1906 November 2; blueprint
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MD-8 Temperatures of saturated and superheated steam, A and B furnaces, 1906 November 7; blueprint
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MD-8 Coke ovens, general arrangement of brickwork, Number 41B38, 1907 May 20; blueprint
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MD-8 Summaries of operations, 1908-1909, 1912; blueprint
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MD-8 General plan and section of Bessemer rail mill and open hearth, Number 79A1, 1912 January 9; blueprint
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MD-8 Marine Department, list of ships and specifications, No. 144-161, 1915 August-1917 April; blueprint
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MD-8 Comparison of U.S. Navy Colliers, trial dates, 1910 October-1915 June; blueprint
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MD-8 Proposed arrangement of narrow guage tracks at blooming mill under new travelling stripper, 1913 May 13; blueprint
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MD-8 Proposed arrangement of ore bridge and yard, Number 83A-15, 1913 November 24; blueprint
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MD-8 Proposed extension to blast furnaces, Number 7 9 A 6, 1913 November 24; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of property of the Maryland Steel Co., Number 52-M, 1914 June 10; 1916 February 16; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of property of the Maryland Steel Co., Number 52-M, 1916 May 2; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of Sparrow's Point with ms. additions for proposed ore stockyard; blueprint
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MD-8 Maryland self contained boiler, 100 hp., as built by Maryland Steel Company, Number 9 C 17; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of Maryland Steel Co. works at Sparrow's Point, Number 11 B 4; blueprint
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MD-8 Marine department, list of ships and specifications, No. 3-34; blueprint
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MD-8 Map showing Sparrow's Point and environs, with tracts indicated; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of shorelines around Sparrow's Point, made from war department map no. 101G, Number 116M; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of shorelines of Sparrow's Point, traced from map at War Department, Number 115M; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of shorelines of Sparrow's Point, traced from map at War Department, "Pub by Flucas 1819" in corner; blueprint
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MD-8 Rail percentages; blueprint
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MD-8 National Water Purifying Co., details of constuction of no. 17 filter, 1884 October 7; blueprint
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MD-8 National Water Purifying Co., constuction of filter no. 13, 50 inch diameter, Number 108, 1888 February 9; blueprint
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MD-8 National Water Purifying Co., inside piping of filter no. 17, Number 183, 1889 July 18; blueprint
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MD-8 Sparrow's Point, Md. Y.M.C.A. building, section showing grade, etc., by Benj. B. Owens, architect, 1892 August 27; ink on linen
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MD-8 Maryland Steel Co. Survey of dock and machine shop area originally surveyed, Baltimore, 1909 July 7, 1919 June
III. Bethlehem Steel Company, Maryland Shipbuilding Plant (Sparrow's Point, Md.), 1916-1919
Scope and Content
Consists of records on the Sparrow's Point shipbuilding plant is primarily concerned with its sale to Bethlehem Steel.
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31 Correspondence and sundry papers, 1916-1918
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31 Salary charts, 1917
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31 Report on strength of steel, 1917
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31 Bethlehem Steel Co. v. Lee Dornberg, Maryland Court of Appeals, brief, 1919 October
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31 Proceedings incident to sale to Bethlehem Steel Co. of property and assets of the Pennsylvania Steel Co. (of New Jersey), Pennsylvania Steel Co. and Maryland Steel Co., 1916 February 17
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31 Report and account, E.C. Felton et aI, on dissolution of Pennsylvania Steel Co. (of New Jersey), 1919 April 10
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31 Card of accounts, Bethlehem Steel Company Maryland Plant, 1916
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MD-8 Ships constructed at Sparrow's Point Plant, 1892-1931; blueprint
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MD-8 Production of merchant mills, from office of Morgan Construction Co., Worcester, Mass., Number D 19738, 1916 January 22; 1916 May 22; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of Sparrow's Point area, with plant layout, stamped "received by Bethlehem Steel Co's Maryland Steel Plant," Number 182 M, 1916 December 23; blueprint
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MD-8 Map of property of the Bethlehem Steel Company Maryland Plant showing proposed location of bulkhead line, No. 52 - Me, 1917 March 10; blueprint
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MD-8 Ships completed and under construction, 1917 August 1; 1917 October 1; 1917 December 1; blueprint
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MD-8 Shipbuilding schedule, 1917 October 1; blueprint
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MD-8 Building schedule, corrected, 1917 January 18; 1917 March 23; blueprint
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MD-8 Shipbuilding schedule and progress report, 1918 January 31; blueprint
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MD-8 Corporation organization chart, undated; blueprint
V. Frederick W. Wood, 1857-1943
Scope and Content
Documents Wood's involvement in the Hog Island project and covers his involvement in the Eastern Rolling Mill Company, local civic affairs and consulting work for several metal mining companies in Latin America, as well as domestic miscellany including letters from his wife Caroline and household bills. Wood's diaries primarily concern business matters.
A. General Correspondence
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36 Baltimore civic matters, including the Board of trade of Baltimore, Baltimore Criminal Justice Comission, Inc., and the Industrial Corp. of Baltimore City, 1921-1924
36 Caribbean Maganese Co., Baltimore, 1895-1901
36 The Eastern Rolling Mill Co., Baltimore - correspondence, 1919-1921
36 The Eastern Rolling Mill Co., Baltimore - copy of contract with War Department, 1940-1942
36 The Iron Silver Mining Co., Leadville Colo., 1899-1900
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37 Prieta Gold and Silver Mining Co., Parral, Mexico, 1898-1905
37 Shipbuilders' and Shipowners' Education Campaign, 1903-1906
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38 Personal business and financial correspondence with related papers, 1889-1940, undated
B. Personal Papers
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39 Investments - brokers' statements, receipts, accounts, etc., 1899-1938
39 United States Lloyds, Inc., marine insurance, 1915-1921
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40 Lease, mortgage, and release, 1890-1893
40 Memberships, invitations, personal letters, 1892-1897, 1908-1920, 1942
40 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1910
40 European trip, 1888-1889
40 Cuban trip, visa issued to F.W. Wood, 1882
40 Letters to Caroline S. Wood, 1913-1914
40 Household bills, 1919-1941
40 F.W. Wood, administrator of estate of William Neubaum, 1885-1888
40 F.W. Wood, C.S. Wood, and Rufus K. Wood: insurance, securities, taxes, receipts and miscellany, 1885-1942
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41 Diaries, 1893-1942, 1940
41 Memo books of checks, 1883-1925
41 Pocket notebook - Cuban trip, 1888 January
41 Pocket notebook - "Mfrs. Rail Cte. Notes", 1927
41 Check stub books, 1886, 1888, 1904-1906
41 Notes from Sparrow's Point and Steelton
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42 Notes on production, technical data, and drafts of letters concerning F.W. Wood's career with the Pennsylvania and Maryland Steel Companies, undated
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MD-8 Eastern Rolling Mill Company - layout of plant, showing tracks, buildings, underground pipe lines, Number 722, 1926 October 20; blueprint
MD-8 Eastern Rolling Mill Company - floor plan by F.A. Davey, 1941 April 22; blueprint
MD-8 Carribbean Maganese Company - map and profile of railroad constructed from Viento Frio and Nombre de Dios to the Nisporo and Soledad mines, 1895 December; blueprints
MD-8 Map of mining properties of the Caribbean Manganese Co. at Nombre de Dios, Republic of Colombia, 1897 April; blueprint
MD-8 Carribbean Maganese Company - proposed wire rope tramway, 1897 November; blueprint
MD-8 Carribbean Maganese Company - profile of proposed wire rope tramway, 1897 November; blueprint
MD-8 Carribbean Maganese Company - section of Soledad Mine from summit to level of lower tunnel, 1898 February; blueprint
MD-8 Carribbean Maganese Company - general plan of the Soledad Mine, Nombre de Dios, Republic of Columbia, 1898 February; blueprint
MD-8 Carribbean Maganese Company - front elevation of Soledad Mine, 1898 February; blueprint
MD-8 Prieta Gold and Silver Mining Company - Map of underground workings of the Prieta Mine, Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, S.B. Tyler, 1901 February; blueprint
MD-8 Prieta Gold and Silver Mining Company - Cross section of Prieta Mine and Apodaquenn Mine, circa 1901; blueprint
MD-8 Prieta Gold and Silver Mining Company - Map of Prieta Mine reproduced from drawings of old Mexican workings; blueprint
IV. American International Shipbuilding Corporation (Hog Island, Pa.), 1918-1923
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32 Correspondence, 1918-1923
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32 Trial trip data, S.S. Quinstconck, 1918
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32 "Ship steel story", 1919
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32 "Operations of the U.S. Shipping Board and U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation", 1921
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32 Printed statement of the former Director, U.S.S.B., 1921
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32 Issues of Emergency Fleet News, 1918 August 8-22
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32 Miscellany, 1918-1941
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33 Album of diagrams, "A" ships, 1918
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34 Correspondence, "Letters on Hog Island, F.W. Wood", 1919
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35 Report, "Progress report, Hog Island shipyard," containing information on ships built at Hog Island and a history of the S.S. Liberty Glo, 1918-1920
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MD-8 Corporation organization chart, Number J-145, 1918 April 19; blueprint
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MD-8 Ship program, "A" and "B" ships, chart of laying keel, launching, etc., 1918-1920; blueprint
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MD-8 Curves of stability, U.S.A.T. Cantigny, Number H - 23248, 1920 December 3; blueprint
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MD-8 Cross curves of stability, "B" ship, Number H - 23247, 1920 December 3; blueprint
VI. Miscellany, 1884-1942
Scope and Content
Consists of news clippings and tear sheets on the iron, steel and shipbuilding industries.
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43 Newspaper articles
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43 Railroad tickets, 1895-1909
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43 Reprinted article on torpedo boat destroyers, with ms. list of costs
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43 Shipbuilding terms, mimeographed pamphlets
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44 Technical journals, annual reports of steel companies, article about ships built by the Maryland Steel Co., 1884-1942
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MD-8 Plan of unidentified rail yard; ink on linen
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MD-8 Plan of unidentified plant, showing open hearth, duplex, rolling mill areas; ink on linen
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MD-8 Rail failures, 1908-1917, compared by calendar months, Pennsylvania Railroad, stamped Maryland Steel Co., 1914 October 27; blueprint
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MD-8 Development of Locomotives and rails, 1831-1931, Pennsylvania Railroad. Number 66135-B, 1928 December; blueprint
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MD-8 The S.R. Smythe Co., Pittsb,urgh, Pa., 20-ton open hearth tilting furnace, Number C 276, 1910 October 28; blueprint
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MD-8 The S.R. Smythe Co., proposed arrangement of 20-ton tilting open hearth furnace and gas producers, Number E 342, 1910 October 10; blueprint
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MD-8 Evolution of the rail, 1832-1930; blueprint
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MD-8 Apparatus for continuous casting of steel, designed by F. W. Wood, 1896 December; blueprint
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MD-8 Apparatus for continuous casting of metals, "design commenced Dec 1896 finished 20 Jan 1897"; blueprint
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MD-8 Apparatus for ramming pipe flasks, invented and patented by Philip H. Sharp, Philadelphia, Pa.; blueprint
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MD-8 Gjers' patent soaking pits for large size ingots with auxiliary regenerative gas firing; blueprint
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MD-8 Proposed arrangement of ore crushers; blueprint
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MD-8 Sheppard coal hand ling method, 1909; blueprint
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MD-8 Test data for blowing engines 1, 2, 5, 6, with pages of diagrams, 1906 October 18-1906 October 24; blueprint
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MD-8 Diagrams of bloom and rail mills, rail mills and rolls in the United States and Canada, 1907-1913; blueprint
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MD-8 Drawings S-l, S-2, S-3, S-4 of ore crushing plant at Cornwall, Pa.; blueprint
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MD-8 Railroad engine number 62, "weight of engine in working order 72,300 lbs"; blueprint
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MD-8 Side and front views of railroad car carrying a gun, Marked Altoona, Number 122298 8802 A, 1992 September 23; blueprint
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MD-8 Side and front views of railroad car carrying a gun, Marked Altoona, Number 122299 8803 A, 1892 September 23; blueprint
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MD-8 Unidentified machines and apparatus, undated; blueprint
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MD-8 Navigational map, anchorages on the north coast of Cuba, 1884, 1889
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MD-8 Maps showing tracks and stations in Baltimore, 1888
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MD-8 Bradshaw's railway map of Europe
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MD-8 Map of the island of Santo Domingo
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MD-8 Plans for the Bigelow-Foster Marine Boiler installed in cargo vessels built by Bayles Shipyard, Inc., 1918
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MD-8 Diagram and chart of sections of rails used by companies incorporated with the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1831-1931