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Arnold M. Kneitel (1923-2012) worked in the Film Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, specializing in marketing research for Mylar polyester film. His papers are related to his career he preserved at home and include ephemera relating to the marketing of Mylar and papers on office management information systems and the early years of word processing, among other items.
Arthur D. Hall (1924-2006) was a systems engineer who spent the first part of his career with Bell Telephone Laboratories and later taught at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted an independent consulting business. In the latter capacity he developed a patented automated agricultural production system that the called "Autofarm," but was unable to make the leap from invention to true innovation. It was an early, but failed attempt at "green" farming. The Arthur D. Hall III papers represent a portion of his total archive that survived at the time of his death and was removed from his home office in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The main focus of the papers is Hall's work to develop Autofarm and his unsuccessful attempts to secure funding and market the concept to paying customers. There are smaller amounts of material dealing with his career at Bell Labs and his writing and publishing efforts.
The Brown Instrument Company developed, manufactured, and sold industrial controls and measuring instruments, such as thermometers, pressure gauges, voltmeters, and pyrometers. The company was founded in 1857 by an English engineer and inventor, Edward Brown (1834-1905). The records of the Brown Instrument Company consist of research files documenting the development of measuring instruments and industrial control systems used in continuous process manufacturing.
The Leeds & Northrup Company thrived throughout the twentieth century as a premier manufacturer of precision measuring and scientific equipment. The bulk of the Leeds & Northrup Electrical Power Systems records come from three employees, whose work at Leeds & Northrup spanned from 1928-1981: W. Spencer Bloor (1918-2002), Nathan Cohn (1907-1989), and S. Byron Morehouse. All worked within the Instrumentation and Controls for Electric Power Application Division. The records include papers, presentations, correspondence, memos, blueprints, and other materials relating to the development of a national electrical power grid in the United States. Technological and commercial developments in automatic electric power generation control, stabilization of energy load across regions, and problems of interconnection feature prominently in these materials.
From 1906 to the 1970s, the Honeywell corporation grew from specializing in thermostats and home heating into military engineering, cameras and computing. James Warren Scarlett (1937-2016) was a team leader and electrical engineer at Honeywell through the crucial 1970s period where they led the world in developing process control technology for industrial plants. His records illustrate the development of Honeywell's Industrial Process Control Division's TDC 2000 and TDC 3000 systems. The collection has particular strengths in materials documenting the design of the user interface, sometimes referred to as the man-machine-interface (MMI). Materials include reports, papers, presentation slides, books, correspondence, and business cards.
The Leeds & Northrup Company traces its origins to Morris E. Leeds & Company, established by Morris E. Leeds (1869-1952) in 1899 to develop and manufacture precision instruments. Their records consists of minutes from the Development and Executive Committes and the Cooperative Association.
The Trundle Engineering Company was an industrial engineering management consulting company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Clients would hire Trundle Engineering Company to perform studies on their organization or operating methods. One aspect of the business was the design and manufacture of custom machinery for increased efficiency. This album is a salesman sample photograph album providing an overview of inventions and technology developed by the Trundle Engineering Company. Machinery represented here includes spiral meat-cutting machine, matchbook cover book-cutting machine, traffic signal control boxes, spinning machine for making artificial silk, ice cream freezing machinery, remote control spotlight, and a golf ball center compression test machine.
Walter E. Trabbold (1921- ) was vice president of the Bank of Delaware from 1968 to 1981, and spent forty-one years in the banking industry. He was a pioneer in bank automation, bank information systems, and cash management systems. The papers include Trabbold's personal collection of technical bulletins, annual reports, correspondence, several of his publications on the banking industry, as well as newspaper clippings and other material related to data and information management systems related to banking.
- Subject: Automation X
- Manuscripts and Archives 7
- Audiovisual Collections 1
- Engineering 2
- Engineering instruments 2
- Machine-tools 2
- Research, Industrial 2
- Agricultural machinery 1
- Agriculture 1
- Analog computers 1
- Antitrust law 1
- Banks and banking 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Company unions 1
- Electric industries 1
- Electrical engineering 1
- Electrical engineers 1
- Electronic industries 1
- Engineers 1
- Grievance arbitration 1
- Heating and ventilation industry 1
- Industrial recreation 1
- Information technology 1
- Machinists 1
- Marketing 1
- Measuring instruments 1
- Mechanical engineering 1
- Open and closed shop 1
- Patents 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
- Photograph albums 1
- Polyethylene terephthalate 1
- Reports 1
- Sales promotion 1
- Technological innovations 1
- Vacuum-tubes 1 ∧ less
- Leeds & Northrup Company 2
- American Telephone and Telegraph Company 1
- Bank of Delaware 1
- Bell Telephone Laboratories 1
- Brown Instrument Company 1
- Cohn, Nathan, 1907-1989 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Film Department 1
- Hall, Arthur D., III (Arthur David) 1
- Honeywell Inc 1
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1
- Kneitel, Arnold M., 1923-2012 1
- Leeds, Morris Evans, 1869-1952 1
- Metal Manufacturers' Association of Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
- Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company 1
- North American Power Systems Interconnection Committee 1
- Northrup, Edwin F. (Edwin Fitch), 1866-1940 1
- Scarlett, James W. (James Warren), 1937-2016 1
- Trabbold, Walter E. 1
- Trundle Engineering Company 1 ∧ less