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American Car and Foundry Company and Hamilton Watch Company sheet music for company songs

1940-1942
 Collection
Identifier: 1993-284

Abstract

This collection contains two pieces of sheet music: "Volume for Victory," the song of the A.C.F. (American Car and Foundry Company) and "Hamiltonia," song of the Hamilton Watch Company. The American Car and Foundry, Company was founded in 1899 and is still considered a leading American manufacturer of railcars and railcar parts. The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892. Among other milestones, it produced the first electric wristwatch in 1957 and the first digital watch in 1970. The Hamilton brand is currently owned and manufactured by the The Swatch Group out of Switzerland.

Dates

  • 1940-1942

Creator

Extent

2 item(s)

General Physical Description

2 items (sheet music).

Historical Note

American Car and Foundry Company is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock and railcar parts, founded in 1899 as the result of a merger among thirteen railroad carbuilding companies, including St. Charles Car Manufacturing Company. It is credited with building the first all-steel passenger railway car at their Berwick, Pennsylvania plant in 1904. In 1955, it changed its name to ACF Industries, Incorporated. In 1962, it closed the Berwick plant. It changed its name again in 2003 to ACF Industries, LLC. It still is a leading American manufacturer of railcars and railcar parts. Its manufacturing plant is in Milton, Pennsylvania.

The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892. By the turn of the twentieth century, it became watch used by the railroad industry to accurately tell time. During World War II, Hamilton ceased making watches for the consumer market and began production of several models of chronometer to meet the needs of the US Armed Forces, especially the U.S. Navy's, for an accurate timepiece that could be used for sea navigation. In January 1957, Hamilton introduced the world's first electric wristwatch, the first significant change in watches since the early sixteenth century. They developed the first digital watch in 1970. The Hamilton brand is currently owned and manufactured by the The Swatch Group out of Switzerland.

Scope and Content

This collection contains two pieces of sheet music: "Volume for Victory," the song of the A.C.F. (American Car and Foundry Company) and "Hamiltonia," song of the Hamilton Watch Company. The cover of the A.C.F. music includes a photograph of the band and chorus of the A.C.F., Berwick, Pennsylvania. The Hamilton piece is not illustrated, but has a Hamilton watch coat-of-arms on the back.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
American Car and Foundry Company and Hamilton Watch Company sheet music for company songs
Status:
Online
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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