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Marshall B. Johnson research collection of industrial design and housewares

Accession 2268

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

Title: Marshall B. Johnson research collection of industrial design and housewares
Dates: 1870-2018, bulk 1938-2018
Accession Number: 2268
Creator: Johnson, Marshall, 1938-
Extent: 78.5 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Marshall Johnson, an industrial designer, worked for some of the most well-known small appliance companies and designed many popular consumer products as well as often doing their graphic and packaging design. He began working at Black & Decker, Inc., designing portable power tools and lawn and garden power tools. He went on to work as a corporate industrial designer for ALCOA, and later as a designer of small appliances and cookware for Wear-Ever, Proctor Silex, and Hamilton Beach, as those companies merged and evolved through the years. The Marshall B. Johnson Research Collection for Industrial Design and Housewares consists of Johnson's career files and artifacts from the various companies for which he worked, historical and research materials on the companies and their products, files on industrial designers, and Johnson's personal papers, which include materials on his family, childhood, education, interests, and other activities.
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Administrative Information


Funding Information

Support for the processing of this collection was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.

Provenance

Donation of Marshall B. Johnson, 2002

Location of Copies

View selected items online in the Hagley Digital Archives .

Processing Notes

For the most part, materials dating to the time of Johnson's employment by a particular company and relating to a product or project on which he was working were kept with his career files. Materials dating to the years before he worked for a company were filed as research materials under the Small Appliance and Housewares Research Materials subseries. Also, since Johnson's files and the drawings do not always reflect the actual date that a company was sold or merged, those files and drawings were kept together by the company name actually on that item. In some cases, a product was continued for many years and through many company name changes. In such a case, as in the Super Shooter files, the files were kept together in their original order, regardless of the company name.

Industrial designers and design firm files and drawings were separated and filed as a separate series. In a few cases, when Johnson worked very closely with them, their materials were kept with Johnson's files. In those cases, notes have been added to the designer's files referencing Johnson's career files.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

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Biographical and Historical Note

Marshall B. Johnson

Marshall B. Johnson was born in Mineola, Long Island, New York, on December 5, 1938. He was the oldest of four children born to Madeline (Ramsauer) and Loyal Johnson. By the fourth grade, Johnson had begun building model cars, singing in school and church choirs, and learning to play the trombone. Later he began designing, as well as building, model cars, which became a life-long hobby, and for which he won several awards. He became interested in Industrial Design in 1952 after reading a U.S. government career pamphlet. An unfortunate accident in his high school chemistry class left him blind in one eye, but that did not deter him from pursuing his dream of being an industrial designer. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1960 with a BFA in Industrial Design and a minor in art education.

Following graduation, Johnson became the first staff designer hired by Black and Decker, working seven years in Towson, Maryland, as their package engineer/product designer. In 1967 he moved to Pittsburgh to join the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) corporate design staff where he designed an oceanographic ship, the Alcoa Seaprobe, the ALCOA Center Engineering Research Building, furniture, and numerous products using aluminum. In 1971 he was transferred to the ALCOA’s cookware subsidiary, Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc., in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he designed cookware and small appliances, such as the first hot air corn popper, electric food gun (Super Shooter), and kabob cooker (Kabob-It and Kabob 2) to name a few. He also designed products for ALCOA’s Alcas/Cutco Division in Olean, New York, and worked with the famous industrial designer, Thomas Lamb, to use Lamb's revised handle for a line of Wear-Ever’s cookware.

ALCOA then sold Wear-Ever to Wesray Products, Inc., in 1982. In July/August of 1983, Wesray also acquired the Proctor-Silex Division of SCM Corporation, a manufacturer of kitchen appliances, and changed its name to Proctor-Silex, Inc. Shortly afterward, Wesray merged the two companies into one - WearEver-ProctorSilex, Inc. In 1988, the merged companies were in turn acquired by NACCO Industries, Inc., and moved to Glenn Allen, near Richmond, Virginia. The Wear-Ever brand and cookware division were sold to Mirro/Newell in January 1989. NACCO Industries, Inc., purchased Hamilton Beach, Inc., from Glen Dimplex of Ireland in 1990 and consolidated as Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc. After Wear-Ever was sold, Johnson stayed with Proctor-Silex through these various mergers until his retirement from Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex in 2001. Despite these companies' tumultuous history, Johnson continued to be successful in his career. He holds twenty-five design and one mechanical patents.

In addition to his busy career, Johnson’s professional interests also led him to serve on the board of the IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America), and as chair of the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic chapters of the IDSA at various times. He established two IDSA design advisory sections and provided custom product models for over forty-five housewares industry shows before retiring. His numerous volunteer activities included many projects involving young people, among them, Black Youth Achievement, Junior Achievement, Project Business for eighth and ninth graders, chairing Sea and Explorer Scout Groups, speaking to and working with high school and college classes about careers in industrial design, and also serving on school board advisory councils. He was very active with the Jaycees, serving in many high-level positions, and he served on the Boards of the Southern Ohio Speech and Hearing Center and the Goodwill. He volunteered for the Hanover (VA) Habitat for Humanity and the Central Virginia Food Bank, and served on church mission committees. In addition, he remained active in his musical interests, playing in and managing a jazz quartet and helping to organize community concert bands.

Johnson married Katherine Wright in 1964, and they had two daughters, Margaret and Patricia.Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc.

Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc.

In 1886, Charles Martin Hall, a chemist, perfected the electrochemical reduction process that extracted aluminum from bauxite ore. Prior to his discovery, there had been no easy or inexpensive way to perform this process. An associate of Hall's introduced him to Alfred Hunt, a metallurgist, and the two founded the Pittsburgh Reduction Company in 1888. In 1907 the company was renamed Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA).

Alcoa became successful in promoting the use of aluminum by entering the field of cookware. In 1901 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company, Inc. (TACU) was created as a subsidiary company to market aluminum cooking utensils made by the Pittsburgh Reduction Company. The products were sold door to door primarily by college students. Wear-Ever created the first widely accepted and available aluminum based consumer products of the time. The name Wear-Ever, Inc., was adopted in 1903 with manufacturing and administration located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

Alcoa sought new market opportunities in the early 1930s. The success of Chase Brass & Copper Company's giftware lines inspired Alcoa to expand their own product line beyond utilitarian cookware. Alcoa hired industrial designer, Lurelle Guild, and Kensington Ware, was introduced in the fall of 1934. The giftware line featured items in five categories; table and service, decorative pieces, drinking appurtenances, smoker's articles, and desk accessories.

The first showings of Kensington giftware were at the Chicago Gift Show in July 1934 and the New York Gift Show in August 1934. Guild designed a New York showroom on the twenty-first floor of the RCA Building, which opened in the fall of 1934. The products were successful and additions were rapidly added to the line.

Alcoa promoted Kensington Ware as superior to silver, pewter, and chromium and stated that it did not tarnish or stain, and only needed basic cleaning to maintain its luster. The metal was not supposed to fingerprint easily and the hard surface was supposed to be resistant to scuffing and wear. However, aluminum was easily scratched and the rims were susceptible to nicks and dents. Alcoa advertised that Lurelle Guild used brass mounts on the silvery aluminum, reflecting a trend in that period's jewelry market (i.e. platinum/gold, silver/gold). Common motifs and designs were laurel, sheaves of wheat, and stepped knobs, which were also common on French style Art Deco. It was also advertised that the new giftware would match well with other pieces of either early primitive style or new modern style. Kensington Ware was also marketed as heirloom quality and easily engraved.

In the fall of 1935, Alcoa began advertising Kensington Ware in various magazines, including Vogue, House Beautiful, American Home, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, House and Garden, Country Life, Spur, and Time. Lurelle Guild continued to design new products, which were introduced into the Kensington giftware line throughout the 1930s and early 1940s. As aluminum had to be diverted for war purposes, the production of Kensington Ware was halted until after WW II. Only a few new items were added in the late 1940s. More new items, including church altar accessories, were added throughout the 1950s up to 1960. The Kensingto Ware line was still being produced and was still popular until the late 1960s.

Alcoa had experimented with aluminum furniture as early as 1924 but had little success in convincing other manufacturers to use their metal. Their first attempts at furniture were not modern pieces, but more traditional styles with upholstery and faux wood grain enamel since Americans still had a taste for more traditional designs. In 1934 Alcoa sold its furniture subsidiary to General Fireproofing in Youngstown, Ohio and turned away from furniture until after World War II. In 1947, Alcoa reintroduced aluminum and hardwood furniture as a Kensington Line designed by Lurelle Guild. Guild designed furniture for living, dining, and bedroom, including chairs, tables, consoles, vanity desks, bed headboards, nightstands, chests and a glazed cabinet. Guild's designs were modern, and Alcoa sold over 400,000 Kensington and Wear- Ever chairs before discontinuing the line in 1952.

On January 1, 1966, Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc., was reorganized into an integrated marketing-manufacturing subsidiary of Alcoa. The manufacturing facilities and headquarters were moved to Chillicothe, Ohio from New Kensington in 1967. Wear-Ever began producing small kitchen appliances in addition to cookware and bakeware.

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Scope and Content

The Marshall B. Johnson collection for industrial design and housewares is comprised of three important groups of records, most of which relate to his career and the companies for whom he worked. The main part of the collection consists of his files, concept design and final drawings, patents, models and prototypes, and final products for those companies: Black & Decker, Inc., Towson, MD (1960-1967); ALCOA, Pittsburgh, PA (1967-1971); Alcas/Cutco, Olean, NY and Chillicothe, OH (1972-1983); Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc., Chillicothe, OH (1971-1988); Proctor-Silex, Chillicothe, OH (1983-1988) and Glen Allen, VA (1988-1990); and Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex, Glen Allen, VA (1990-2001). The collection also includes his Personal Papers, which consists of materials on his family, childhood, education, and his interests and non-work related activities. There are also pocket diaries from his college years until he retired, which detail his work and personal activities.

The second group contains the many research materials that Johnson compiled throughout his career. Whenever he was designing or working on a particular product, he would research its history and look at other examples, both historical and contemporary. Also, when he was employed by Hamilton Beach, he researched and compiled company histories and product information in order to write the history of the Hamilton Beach company. He found that the various companies had merged with or absorbed many other smaller companies through the years, and these are well documented in this collection.

In addition to historical ephemera such as trade catalogs and ads, this series also contains numerous photographs of many brands and types of products and examples of some relevant products. Many of the companies for whom he worked did not have an archivist, so Johnson saved many materials that were being discarded. There are historical materials for the companies, such as early production drawings for Wear-Ever aluminum cookware and their Kensington Ware gift line, Hamilton Beach payroll and other ledger books dating from the company's founding, and other such items.

The third series consists of biographies and drawings by various industrial designers and design firms. Many of these were staff designers for the various companies. The design firms in this subseries were firms that the companies hired to help with design ideas for new products when their own staff was pressed for time. Johnson carefully saved this material which otherwise would have been lost. Industrial designers in this group not related to any of the companies for whom Johnson worked were designers whom Johnson admired and for whom he saved articles and other information.

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Arrangement

The Marshall B. Johnson research collection for industrial design and housewares is divided into three series:

Series I. The Marshall B. Johnson papers, is divided into five subseries. Subseries A is arranged by company in chronological order, then by subject or type of file; Subseries B is arranged by subject; Subseries C is filed chronologically by binder; Subseries D is filed by subject, then chronologically; Subseries E is arranged by company name, then alphabetically by product name.

Series II. Small Appliances and Housewares Research Materials is divided into 10 subseries. Subseries A is arranged by company name, then by subject or type of file; Subseries B is organized by topic; Subseries C is filed by author's last name; Subseries D is arranged by subject; Subseries E and F are arranged alphabetically; Subseries G is arranged alphabetically by subject; Subseries H and I are arranged by Wear-Ever drawings and Kensington Ware drawings, then by drawing number. Subseries J is arranged by Related company, alphabetically by product, then other companies arranged alphabetically by product.

Series III. Other Industrial Designers and Design Firms is arranged in alphabetically by last name of designer or design firm name.

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Separated Material

The following materials are located in Hagley's Published Collections Department:

Adkins, Jan. Bridges: From My Side to Yours. Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2002.

Auerbach, Stevanne. Toys for a Lifetime: Enhancing Childhood Through Play. New York: Universe Publishing, 1999.

Buying Appliances: Consumer Education Series Book 3. New York: Xerox, 1967. Cathy, S. Truett. Eat Mor Chikin, Inspire More People: Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way. Decatur, GA: Looking Glass Books, 2002.

Chaline, Eric. History’s Worst Inventions and the People Who Made Them. New York: Metro Books, 2009.

Flatow, Ira. They All Laughed…: From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives. 1st HarperPerennial ed., New York: HarperPerennial, 1993.

Fleming, Kevin. Delaware Discovered. Annapolis, MD: Portfolio Press, 1992.

Foley, John, Ross Mason, and General Foods Ltd. The Food Makers: A History of General Foods Ltd. Banbury, Oxon: General Foods, 1972.

Forsee, Aylesa. Frank Lloyd Wright: Rebel in Concrete. Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1959.

Graf, Rudolf F., George J. Whalen. How It Works Illustrated: Everyday Devices and Mechanisms. 1974. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. Greene, Carla. I Want to Be a Telephone Operator. Chicago: Childrens Press, Inc., 1958.

Hennessey, James, and Victor Papanek. Nomadic Furniture 1. New York: Pantheon Books, 1973.

Hennessey, James, and Victor Papanek. Nomadic Furniture 2. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.

Justin, Margaret M., and Lucile Osborn Rust. Today’s Home Living, Revised. Chicago: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1953. Knauer, Kelly, editor. Great Inventions: Geniuses and Gizmos: Innovation in Our Time. Special Edition of Time. New York: Time Books, 2003. Koslow, Philip. Great Inventions. Chicago: Kidsbooks, Inc., 1998.

National Design Council. Design for People. Ottawa, Canada: Information Canada, 1975.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame. Washington, DC: National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1993.

Newson, Alex. Fifty Watches That Changed the World. London: Conran Octopus, 2015.

Padgett, Marty. Bobcat: Fifty Years. St. Paul, MN: Motorbooks, 2007.

Panati, Charles. Panati’s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things. New York: Chartwell Books, 2016. Perino, Angia Sassi, and Giorgio Faraggiana. Bridges: Triumphs of Engineering. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 2004. Pripps, Robert N., Doug Mitchel, Marci McGrath, and Chris Smith. John Deere: Yesterday & Today. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, Ltd., 2010.

Samuelson, Timothy. But, Wait! There’s More!: The Irrisistible Appeal and Spiel of Ronco and Popeil. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2002.

Shea, Ammon. The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads. New York: Penguin Group Inc., 2010. Small Inventions That Make a Big Difference. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1984.

St. George, Judith, and David Small. So You Want to Be an Inventor? New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2002.

The Triborough Bridge Authority: Fiftieth Anniversary. New York: Triborough Bridge Authority, 1941.

Vital Gaps in New York Metropolitan Arteries. New York: Triborough Bridge Authority, 1940.

Walker, Richard, Richard Tames, John Man, and Charles Freeman. Inventions That Changed the World. New York: The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., 1999.

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Access Points

ALCAS Cutlery.
Aluminum Company of America.
Barnes & Reinecke, Inc.
Bennett, John F., (John Forrest), 1929-2001
Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.).
Chicago Electric Company.
Commercial catalogs.
Consumer goods.
Cookware.
Cutco Corporation.
Electric shavers
Enterprise Manufacturing Company.
Guild, Lurelle Van Arsdale, 1898-1985
Hamilton Beach, Inc.
Household appliances, Electric.
Household appliances.
Lamb, Thomas, 1896-1988
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Proctor Silex Corporation.
Proctor Silex, Inc.
Reinecke, Jean Otis
Safety razors
Scoville Manufacturing Company.
Shaving-Equipment and supplies
Tools.
Trade catalogs.
Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc.
Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex, Inc.
Women consumers.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Marshall B. Johnson papers, 1909-2018, bulk 1938-2018
Scope and Content
This series consists of 5 subseries. Subseries A contains Johnson's files from the various companies for whom he worked. Subseries B are the files of the professional associations to which he belonged, such as the Industrial Designers Society of America, and files on his professional activities. Subseries C are scrapbook binders of photographs and ephemera Johnson had compiled from business trips he took, meetings and shows he attended, portfolios of his products and projects for the various companies, and other activities.
Subseries D are files pertaining to Johnson's personal life. There are files on and photographs of his parents, his wife and children, his education, and his many interests and activities.
Subseries E are many of the actual products that Johnson designed as well as his hand-carved wooden models and prototypes of those products.
A. Career files, 1909-2018, bulk 1960-2002
Box Folder
1 1 Black & Decker - Correspondence regarding Johnson's employment, 1960, 1966-1967 [includes Johnson's 5 Year Anniversary pin from B & D]
1 2 Black & Decker - Johnson's Products and Projects, 1960-1967 [lists of products he designed for B & D; photographs, product sheets and manuals for products - includes the drawing and ad for Johnson's first product designed for B & D, U-251 jigsaw]
1 3 Black & Decker - Johnson's Products and Projects - projects, packaging, labels, and products designed by Johnson, 1960-1967 [these appear to have been loose pages from a binder]
1 4 Black & Decker - Johnson's Products and Projects - photographs, 1960-1967
1 5 Black & Decker - Johnson's Products and Projects - Black & Decker Trademark & Package Graphics Manual, by Marshall Johnson (Towson, MD: Black & Decker Mfg. Co., 1967), 1967
1 6 Black & Decker - Company information - Product Catalogs, etc., 1970s
1 7 Black & Decker - Company information, 1959, 1992, undated [Company Histories and B & D's Museum of Progress]
1 8 Black & Decker - Company information, 1972, 1977 [Quarterly Report, 1972; Annual Report Supplement, 1977]
1 9 Black & Decker - Company information, 1959, 1962,1963,1984, 1977, undated [misc., including slides of the B & D office headquarters Bldg., factory, engineering dept., and Johnson's office, taken by Johnson, 1962-1963]
1 10 Black & Decker - Company information, 1964-1996 [articles on Black & Decker in general and its products]
1 11 Black & Decker - Black & Decker's 100th Anniversary, 2009 [correspondence, information, Johnson's notes on his memories of Black & Decker]
1 12 Black & Decker - Products designed by Johnson - 2018 correspondence, 2018
Box Folder
OS-1 1 Black and Decker - Circular Saw project presentation binder, Super Saw (never produced) designed by Johnson and Project Engineer, c. 1964-1965 (see Johnson's note), circa 1964-1965
Box Folder
1 13 ALCOA - Correspondence regarding Johnson's hire at ALCOA, 1967, undated
1 14 ALCOA - brochure, A Brief Story of Aluminum and ALCOA; information sheets on ALCOA products, undated
1 15 ALCOA - Negatives, possibly ALCOA plant and aluminum rolling machine, undated
1 16 ALCOA - ALCOA Technical Center and labs photo, 1984
1 17 ALCOA - Artifact - ALCOA ALUMINUM plaque; aluminum medal commemorating Union Pacific Train in 1934 - A Sample of the Aluminum in the New Union Pacific Train Built By Pullman Car & Mfg. Corp., with ALCOA seal and Aluminum Co. of America on one side / UP car in relief and Union Pacific / Lucky Piece / 1934 on reverse., 1934, undated
1 18 ALCOA - Artifact - ALCOA Anniversary sculpture, various sections show new finishes for aluminum - Johnson used it to show finishes, circa 1964; folds flat in a box
1 19 ALCOA - Reel to reel tape, ALCOA Engineering Jobs, undated (probably late 1960s - early 1970s) - original tape is in Box 44., undated
1 20 ALCOA - List of projects designed by Johnson from Johnson's Portfolio Review Binder, 1967-1971
1 21 ALCOA - Projects designed by Johnson - slides, photographs, and photocopies, 1969-1970
1 22 ALCOA - Correspondence from Johnson to others regarding lamp parts he designed with his drawings; also correspondence and drawings for a prototype automobile, 1968, 1971
1 23 ALCOA - Aluminum car research materials, 1967-1971
1 24 ALCOA - Gruman II Jet interior and other projects by Johnson, 1967-1971
1 25 ALCOA - ALCOA Sea Probe materials - Johnson designed the interior; Seaprobe pin given to Johnson, 1968-1969; 1972
1 26 ALCOA - Thermal Pulse Welder - Designed by Johnson - correspondence and photo, 1969
1 27 ALCOA - Aluminum Stacking Chair Project, designed by Johnson, with General Fireproofing/GF Business Equipment - Marshall Johnson's concept drawings, brochures on the GF 40/4 Chairs, circa 1965, 1968-1971
Box Folder
OS-1 2 ALCOA - Copy layout approval sheet for ALCOA portable aluminum closet ad, circa 1968 (designed by Johnson), circa 1968
Box Item
OS-2 1 ALCOA - Artifact - Award plaque, aluminum and wood, ALCOA Technical Award, 1979 / M.B. Johnson /Patent / D-247-414 / 4,106,534, 1979
OS-2 2 ALCOA - Artifact - Award plaque, 1980; aluminum and wood, ALCOA Technical Award, 1980 / Marshall Johnson / Patent / D-251, 436 / D-251, 569
OS-2 4 ALCOA - Artifact - Framed scrap aluminum piece from the ALCOA Seaprobe - the Seaprobe was an ocean research ship constructed at Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, WI. The interior design, fittings (Galley, Kitchen, Bunk and Eating Area), and layout were designed by Johnson, circa 1969-1970
OS-2 5 ALCOA - Artifact - ALCOA Design Department sign, undated; aluminum, 21.5 x 3 x 1
OS-2 6 ALCOA - Artifact - Corporate Design Division sign, undated; plastic, 14 x 1.5 x 1/8
OS-2 7 ALCOA - Artifact - Marshall Johnson nameplate sign, undated; plastic and aluminum, 12 x 2 x .25
OS-2 8 ALCOA - Artifact - Two aluminum cups with Seaprobe seal in cardboard box with ALCOA Seaprobe seal on top, circa 1973
Box Item
OS-3 9 ALCOA - Artifact - Set of drafting curves in wooden box, given to Johnson when he worked at ALCOA, but used throughout his career, 1971-2001
Box Folder
1 28 Wear-Ever - Correspondence offering Johnson position at Wear-Ever as Product Development Coordinator, 1971
1 29 Wear-Ever - General Correspondence, 1971, 1976, 1981
1 30 Wear-Ever - Company Information - Economic Reports, 1978-1979
1 31 Wear-Ever - Misc. materials relating to Johnson's years at Wear-Ever, 1971-1983
1 32 Wear-Ever - Employee Newsletters, 1982
1 33 Wear-Ever - Employee Newsletters with articles or mention of Johnson, 1978, 1981-1982
1 34 Wear-Ever - Employee Special Product Catalog, undated
1 35 Wear-Ever - Reel to reel tapes - various panels, meetings, TV advertisements, etc. - these have been sent to AVD to be digitized - see Box 44 for original tapes, 1972-1981
1 36 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Projects and Projects - Status Reports and Project Summaries, 1972-1978, 1980
1 37 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Monthly and Quarterly Reports; Project Reviews, 1972-1982
1 38 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Johnson's Performance Objectives and bonus information, 1980, 1983
1 39 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Johnson's Weekly Summaries and Calendars, 1987-1988
1 40 Wear-Ever - Publicity photographs, information on Wear-Ever's 80th Anniversary Home Ec-Xpert Hotline and Beverly Evans - Beverly Evans, Dir. Of Home Economics, works closely with Wear-Ever design staff - Evans is shown working with Johnson in some of the photos., 1981
1 41 Wear-Ever - Publicity photo and newspaper ad for Wear-Ever featuring the photo of Johnson and another employee, undated
1 42 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - lists and slides of products, 1971-1983
1 43 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - New Ideas - correspondence, Problem Laboratory Reports, possible project with Don Smith, Enersyst, 1971-1981
1 44 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Johnson's New Idea Flow Chart showing the process of producing new products, undated
1 45 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Slow Cooker Product Line Proposal with costs chart, etc., 1976
1 46 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Corn Popper-Set of D & D Prints some drawn by Johnson; some drawn by Design & Development, Inc. Firm, 1976
1 47 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Electric caulking gun, Design & Development, Inc. proposal, drawings, production costs, etc. based on Super Shooter model by Johnson - caulking gun was never produced - see Patents and Johnson's prototype in Artifacts, Box 45., 1975-1979
1 48 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Drawings for various products - no designer listed, 1978, undated
1 49 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Johnson's Leghorn Egg Machine - concept designs, proposed layouts, notes, and new appliance proposal, 1979
1 50 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Johnson's Portable Kitchen (never produced) - sketches and photograph, 1981
1 51 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Various concept design drawings by Johnson for coffee-makers, toasters, blenders, etc., 1982, undated
1 52 Wear-Ever - New Product Development- Johnson's orginal concept design drawings and articles about the CanHandler, 1981-1982
Box Folder
2 1 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Promotional and other materials for the CanHandler; Fact Sheet, History, publicity photos, articles, packaging, etc., 1982, undated
2 2 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Johnson's Snoopy Popcorn Popper idea and sketches - never produced, 1982
2 3 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Johnson's new product ideas - 27 concept design drawings for new products, etc., 1981-1982
2 4 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - "New Product Development & Ideas Notebook," 1968-1981
2 5 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Johnson's product development charts, correspondence, possible new products, etc., 1970-1986
2 6 Wear-Ever - New Product Development - Consumer Panels and Surveys, 1977-1978
2 7 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Products designed for the blind by Johnson - Cerama, 1984-1988
2 8 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Labels for various products, design for Entertainment Air Popper label, undated
2 9 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Appliance labels, undated
2 10 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Informational brochures for products and for notices for employees, etc. drawn and designed by Johnson, 1981, 1983, 1985
2 11 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Products have been separated out with Johnson's notes attached - probably from a disassembled portfolio - photographs, product information sheets, drawings for safety and other employee notices, etc., 1970s-1980s
2 12 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - B&W and color photographs of Johnson's products, undated
2 13 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - B&W photos of Wear-Ever Cookware & Bakeware designed in whole or partially designed by Johnson, undated
2 14 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Product information sheets with numbers or letters, may relate to his lists from his portfolios (these were loose), 1982, 1986, undated
2 15 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Product information sheets for products designed by Johnson (or parts designed by Johnson), 1970s-1980s
2 16 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Product Sheets for Wear-Ever Products - includes some designed by Johnson, 1980s
2 17 Wear-Ever - Johnson' s Products and Projects - Promotional materials for Wear-Ever products, mostly Johnson's products - probably for distributors and trade shows - includes orginal drawing for Chicken Bucket ad, circa 1979, 1980-1981, undated
2 18 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Product manuals, product tags, and promotional cookbooks for products designed by Johnson, 1969-1983, undated
2 19 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - TV and magazine ads, 1981
2 20 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Awards - Hardware Retailing, patent award - photo, magazine articles, 1980, 1982
2 21 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - His products featured in cartoons and comics, undated
Box Folder
OS-1 3 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Products in cartoon strips -Blondie cartoon strip with Super Shooter (cookie gun) - original pen & ink drawing by Dean Young, undated
Box Folder
2 22 Wear-Ever - Johnson's Products and Projects - Products featured in cartoons and comics - the Supershooter (Icing Gun) in Blondie cartoon strip - cartoon strip from newspaper, correspondence, etc. See original cartoon drawing by Dean Young in oversize box., 1992-1993
2 23 Wear-Ever - Miscellaneous Product sheets for Cookware and Bakeware lines with special promotions, probably for distributors, 1980s
2 24 Wear-Ever - Price lists and terms for distributors, 1983
2 25 Wear-Ever - Sales Information Bulletins, 1983
2 26 Wear-Ever - Ad planner brochures for preparing ads for various appliances, undated
2 27 Wear-Ever - Ads from magazines, etc, 1967-1968, 1970s-1980s, undated
2 28 Wear-Ever - articles about Wear-Ever or Wear-Ever products, 1984, undated
2 29 Wear-Ever - Kitchen Collection - Kitchen Club, packaging designed by Johnson, 1976, 1982
2 30 Wear-Ever - Kitchen Collection - store opening, 1980, undated
2 31 Wear-Ever - Kitchen Collection - catalogs, and other materials, 1984, 1987
Box Folder
3 1 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Correspondence, etc. regarding possible project with Tower Power and their products, 1972
3 2 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Utensil Gauge Reports for various coatings, undated
3 3 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Color lists and Munsell Color Information, 1973-1977, undated
3 4 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Anchor Pattern Company, Columbus, OH - made some of the product models for Wear-Ever, 1972-1978
3 5 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Plastic moldmaker standards for finishes, undated
3 6 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Circle Plastics - plastics used in Wear-Ever products, 1977
3 7 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Borg-Warner Chemicals - plastics used in Wear-Ever products, 1976
3 8 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Ads for materials used in Wear-Ever products, showing those products, 1978, 1980, undated
3 9 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Lamb Wedgelock Handle for cookware information - ad for old-style handle Wear-Ever cookware, undated
3 10 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Drip Coffee Market Research, Cornwall Corp., Aromat, and other coffee makers, 1975, 1979
3 11 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Toaster Oven Research - photographs and slides of various brands of toaster ovens, 1977
3 12 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Report, Summary Report on State of the Art Technology in Aluminum and Stainless Steel Cookware, no author listed, circa 1986
3 13 Wear-Ever - Misc. - unpublished paper-Correct Use and Care of Aluminum Cooking Utensils, no author listed, undated
3 14 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Kit, Cooking Discussion Guide and other materials - for educators, with poster & product guide, 1984
3 15 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Booklet, Demonstrating Wear-Ever with Silverstone, 1977
3 16 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Consumer Information Booklets, 1980-1981
3 17 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Company mailbag and small linen change bag, undated
3 18 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Correspondence and Kaiser Aluminum Materials from Don Fabon, Publications Director at Kaiser, 1980s
3 19 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Kaiser Aluminum News issues, edited by Don Fabun, Publishing Director, 1966-1973
3 20 Wear-Ever - Misc. - Don Fabun/Kaiser Aluminum Publications - Fabun was publications director at Kaiser Aluminum, 1969-1971
3 21 ALCAS/Cutco - Company Information - History and product information brochures, 1970s, 1999, 2002, 2009
3 22 ALCAS/Cutco - Johnson's Products and Projects - Product drawings for various knife handles with old and new style Lamb handles - designed by Thomas Lamb, drawn by Johnson and others - these have been moved to Oversize Box 46, Folder 14., 1970, 1972, 1973
3 23 ALCAS/Cutco - Johnson's Products and Projects - Products designed by Johnson for Cutco, 1971-1983, 1992, undated
3 24 ALCAS/Cutco - Johnson's Products and Projects - Correspondence with William Scheminger, R & D Manager, Cutco, regarding designs for new Cutco products; Johnson's concept design drawings for the new products, 1997
3 25 ALCAS/Cutco - Catalogs, 1997, 2006
3 26 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex/Wesray - Company information - memo on acquisition by Wesray and merging with Proctor Silex, 1982-1984
3 27 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex/Wesray - Company information - Newspaper Clippings about the purchase and mergers, 1982-1990, undated
3 28 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information - Newspaper and magazine clippings about the two companies, 1983-1987, undated
3 29 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information, undated
3 30 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information - news releases regarding mergers, relocations, etc., 1985-1988
3 31 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information - histories of the various companies - compiled by Johnson (see files on this later), 1945, 1966, 1972, 1979, undated
3 32 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information - Who We Are, 1984 history by unidentified author, 1984
3 33 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information - 1986 Annual Report, 1986
3 34 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information - 1989 operating plan, 1989
3 35 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company information - plants information - Juarez plants, 1979-2000s
3 36 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company/Employee Information, 1985, 1988
3 37 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company/Employee Information - pension plan, stock buy-out, operating plan, etc., 1987-1989
3 38 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company/Employee Information - stock program and 1986 Annual Report, etc., 1986-1987
3 39 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company/Employee Information - Stockholder Information for Incentive Stock Option Shareholders, 1987
3 40 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company/Employee Information - Company Financial Statements, 1988
3 41 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Company/Employee Information - Employee Newsletters, 1989-1990
3 42 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Correspondence and misc. relating to Johnson's career, 1980s, undated
3 43 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Product Design Process Chart, 1988
3 44 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Projects designed by Johnson for WE/PS - list and photographs, etc., 1983-1989
3 45 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Kitchen Tool Set - Slicer/turner Revisions and handle variations fo the other kitchen tools, 4-13-1985, 1985
3 46 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Travel case for Shoe Shine kit, layouts and sketches-see also Oversize box ., 1987
Box Folder
4 1 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Automatic Drip Coffeemakers - Product information: Phase-In of Flat Pump and Product Awareness Session booklets; Feature Reference Charts for Automatic Drip Coffeemakers, 1980, 1983, 1990
Box Folder
OS-1 4 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - merger and change of address documents - Delaware state and Virginia state certificate for the merger of Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc. and Proctor Silex, 1989-1990, and change of corporate title to Proctor Silex Inc.; also documents filed for the merger in France, 1989-1990
OS-1 5 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - 1. Promotional Binders with WE/PS stainless steel product sheets, price lists, photographs, ad planner and other materials for distributors 2. 1989 brochure of WE/PS products, 1984, 1989
Box Folder
4 2 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Automatic Drip Coffeemakers - various nameplate labels with model numbers, 1988, undated
4 3 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Automatic Drip Coffeemaker - photographs - most have model numbers and other annotations, undated
4 4 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Automatic Drip Coffeemaker - product information sheets, 1980, 1982, 1990-1992, undated
4 5 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - housing labels - knob covers, temperature control, saddle, and other labels for various models of irons, 1987, undated
4 6 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - various iron housing labels, not identified, undated
4 7 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - housing labels by model number, undated
4 8 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - Product Change Request Forms for various irons, 1990-1991
4 9 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - photographs of irons, many are indentified by ID numbers, undated
4 10 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - Service Manuals for various models of irons; Iron Calibration chart, 1980, 1985
4 11 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - Quick Reference Features Charts for various models of irons, 1990
4 12 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - product sheets for Proctor Silex SCM (1966-1983), Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex, and Proctor Silex irons, 1966-1989
4 13 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Irons - New Product Bulletin - Electronic Steam and Dry Iron, 1988-1989
4 14 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Toasters - side and end panels; housing labels - identified by model numbers, 1988-1989, undated
4 15 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Toasters - layouts for different housing and brand labels; end panel; examples of Pfaltzgraft and other toasters from Proctor Silex's "Decorator" line of toasters, 1989, undated
4 16 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Toasters - end panel drawings; front panel assembly drawings (not by Johnson), 1988
4 17 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Toasters - photographs, many have ID numbers, undated
4 18 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Toasters - brochure, Toaster Performance Standards (1977), with two photos of toasted toast variations, 1977; undated
4 19 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Toasters - product information sheets (some Proctor Silex SCM), 1980, 1986-1990, 1996
4 20 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Toaster Ovens - side panels and housing labels - indentified by model numbers, undated
4 21 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Toaster Ovens - product information sheets (Some Proctor Silex SCM), 1980s-1990
4 22 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Toaster Ovens - Cross Reference Charts, Proctor, etc., undated
4 23 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Toaster Ovens - Element Identification Reference Sheets, undated
4 24 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Popcorn Popper/Pumper - housing labels with ID numbers, undated
4 25 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Juice It and Juice Extractor - various housing labels and product sheets, 1982, 1986, 1989, undated
4 26 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - housing labels for Decorator collections and misc. other appliances, 1986-1990, undated
4 27 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Blenders - photographs and blender features chart, undated
4 28 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - misc. product photos, undated
4 29 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - negatives for appliance photographs (mostly blenders), undated
4 30 Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products - Product manuals and promotional cookbooks for various products, 1980s
4 31 Proctor Silex - Product Wattage Information Chart, 1989
4 32 Proctor Silex - booklets, Private Label Model Number Cross Reference; Proctor Silex Instruction Booklet (numbers lists), 1989-1990
4 33 Proctor Silex - Product information sheets for coffee mills, can openers, ice cream, etc., 1986-1987, 1990, 1996, undated
4 34 Proctor Silex (Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex) - Product information sheets for cookware and bakeware, 1986-1988
4 35 Proctor Silex - Product collections information sheets - color coordinated and "Decorator" line of products - Pfaltzgraf collections, Heartland, Marmalade, and others, 1986-1989
4 36 Proctor Silex - Product informations sheets with displays and packaging information, 1986, undated
4 37 Proctor Silex - Product price list with model numbers and information, 1987
4 38 Proctor Silex - Product catalogs, 1986-1989, undated
4 39 Proctor Silex (Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex) - The Kitchen Collection catalog, 1986-1987
4 40 Proctor Silex (Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex) - Kitchen Collection articles, 1987-1990
Box Folder
5 1 NACCO Industries, Inc. (Purchased Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex in 1988) - Company information - NACCO annual reports, 1987-1988, 1998
5 2 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex/NACCO - Company information - articles and memos on Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex merger, 1990-1991
5 3 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - profiles and other information, 1998-2001
5 4 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - photograph of factory and offices, Washington, NC, undated
5 5 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Mount Airy proclaimed Toaster Capital of the World - proclamation, celebrations, etc., 1993
5 6 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Booklet, Welcome to our Facility, Mt. Airy, NC, circa 1993
5 7 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Booklet on the Ham Beach/Proctor Silex company with information on the company histories, market shares, plants, and the Engineering and Product Devepment departments organization charts, circa 1995
5 8 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Hamilton Beach Brands Annual Report, 2017-2018
5 9 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Hamilton Beach 80th Anniversary Celebration, 1991
5 10 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Hamilton Beach 100th Anniversary material, 2004
5 11 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Clippings about the companies and their products, 1990-2004, 2017-2018, undated
5 12 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Employee information, booklets, memos, etc., 1992-2001
5 13 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Company information - Design & Engineering Dept. Brochure (Johnson not included), undated
5 14 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Industrial Design Dept. -Photographs, includes Johnson and co-workers, 2000
5 15 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's misc. correspondence, 1993-2000
5 16 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Johnson's Schedule of Tasks for Production, undated
5 17 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Johnson's ideas for new product development, 1992
5 18 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Products - Product Concept Studies - to research consumers' brand awareness and usage, 1996-1997
5 19 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Focus Panels materials to get consumers' responses to new products and redesigns of products, 2000-2001, undated
5 20 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - various projects and products Johnson worked on, circa 1990; 1999-2000
5 21 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Meat Grinder 226 - Manual, part lists and drawings - project to list and make a diagram of all of the parts; drawing by B. Dunn, 1989-1991
5 22 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - T620B Toaster Redesign - original concept design drawings and blueprints, both by Johnson, 1992
5 23 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Patent and information sheet for compact design food processor designed by Johnson, 1992, 1994
5 24 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - Garfield Waffle Iron (not produced), 1993
5 25 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Products and Projects - misc. appliance housing labels, 1980s-1990s
5 26 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Hamilton Beach Product List (as of November 1990), 1990
5 27 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Engineering Dept. List of Active Products, 1991
5 28 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Standard Hamilton Beach colors; raw materials for colors list, 1991-1993
5 29 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Service Bulletins and Service Manuals on micro-fiche, 1989, 1991-1992
5 30 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Parts and Service Information, 1990-1991
5 31 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Booklet, Supplier Operating System Assessment, 1999
5 32 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - New Products catalogs, 1992-1994
5 33 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Product catalogs, 1990-1996
5 34 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex -Counterscaping / Eclectrics product line catalogs and product information, 2004
5 35 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Product Information Guides, 1996-1999
5 36 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Product Information Guides, 2000-2002
5 37 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Product information guides, 2002-2006
5 38 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Product information sheets, mostly Johnson's products, 1989-1996, undated
5 39 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Commercial Products catalogs, 2001, 2003, 2006
5 40 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Commercial Products information sheets, 1991-1994, 2003
5 41 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Promotional materials for distributors, 1995-1996, undated
5 42 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Product manuals and promotional cookbooks, 1986-1997
5 43 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Product ads, 1993-1994, 1998
5 44 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Private label products - List of model numbers made for other brands; Sears Products list; product manuals for other brands made by Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, undated
5 45 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Private label products - Launch of GE branded products, 2001
Box Folder
6 1 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Company Histories and Products Archive Project - Oldest Operating H. B. Appliance Contest, 1991
6 2 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Company Histories and Products Archive Project - Johnson's work with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum exhibition, Mechanical Brides - see Research Files for more info on this exhibition, 1993
6 3 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Company Histories and Products Archive Project - Correspondence, materials compiled, etc., 1990s-2001
6 4 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Company Histories and Products Archive Project - Correspondence and materials from Gerald (Gerry) Karwowski, Collector of Racine, MI companies products and historical information, and owner of Oak Clearing Farm; book by Karwowski - Postcard History Series: Racine (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2007), 1990s-2004
6 5 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Company Histories and Products Archive Project - Final timelines and histories, other materials compiled, 1991-2000
6 6 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Company Histories and Products Archive Project - Old Product Training Seminar, given by Johnson, 1999
6 7 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Johnson's Company Histories and Products Archive Project - Correspondence and other materials from The History Factory regarding setting up a corporate archives and possible exhibition, 2000
Box Folder
OS-1 6 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - 1. Binder with magazine ads and TV spots for various products (many desiged by Johnson) The 1988 Hamilton Beach Media Plan 2. Labels for HB products, 1997-1998
Box Item
OS-6 3 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - brass and wood plaque, Presented to Marshall Johnson on the Occasion of His 25th Anniversary with Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex, Inc. / August 1, 1992, 1992
Box Item
OS-7 16 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Poster, Tenth Anniversary of the Merger Between Hamilton Beach & Proctor Silex - has timeline of accomplishments from 1990 to 2000, 2000
Box Folder
6 8 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - Design and Development of a non-electric cookie gun - proposal, drawings, etc., 1950, 1966-1967, 1975-1976
6 9 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - Design and Development of an electric cookie gun - correspondence and other materials - concept and design drawings, production, and testing information, 1964; 1973-1977
6 10 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - Design and development for electric cookie gun - proposals, drawings, etc. by design firm, Design and Development, Inc., 1975-1976, 1978
6 11 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - Product Development, Book 6 - photos of Super Shooter parts and drawings by Johnson; also examples of Super Shooter Off-On triggers as interpreted by toolmakers, 1975-1976
6 12 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever)- Cookie gun parts drawings by H.J. Adcock, 1975
6 13 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever)- Advertising campaigns and promotions for the Super Shooter, including TV commercials, 1975-1977
6 14 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever)- Super Shooter Manuals and cookbooks; hardcover cookbook, The Ready Aim Cookbook, 1976, was promoted with a coupon, 1975-1977, 1983, undated
6 15 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - Super Shooter sets sales record, 1976
6 16 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Accessories - Correspondence and drawings regarding packaging, making discs of plastic instead of aluminum, testing the discs, copyright, etc. ; also rear section of the housing with insert that could be changed for the company it was being made for., 1975-1977
6 17 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Accessories - Cookie discs - Correspondence, drawings for proposed cookie and snack discs, and production and testing information, 1976-1978
6 18 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Accessories - Cookie discs - Original drawings for the cookie disks and parts, by Johnson, 1975-1984
6 19 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Accessories - suggestions, development, etc., 1975-1977, 1989
6 20 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Accessories - Cookie Discs - Designs, prototypes, large-scale prototypes, aluminum plate used for making the prototypes, examples, etc., undated
6 21 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - New and novel uses for the Super Shooter by design firm, Foster D. Snell, Labs and Design and Development Company, 1976
6 22 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - Correspondence from Customers with feedback and suggestions, 1976-1978
6 23 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Patents - Correspondence, research, disclosure, and drawings by Johnson and others for the patents on the Super Shooter, 1975-1976
6 24 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Patents - Electric Gun for Dispensing of Comestibles; Dispensing Apparatus for Comestibles or Similar Article; Apparatus for Placing Comestibles in Dispensing Mechanism, 1976, 1978
6 25 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Patents - Earlier patents research-cookie guns, caulking guns, etc., 1909, 1934-1953, 1962-1967, 1973, 1975
6 26 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Patents - Photograph of Johnson with Super Shooter, patent, and award from ALCOA, circa 1978
6 27 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Patents - Logo and Trade Name Registration correspondence, 1976
6 28 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) Patents - Patent/trademark for Super Shooter in other countries, 1976, 1979-1981
6 29 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever)- Ronco Cookie Machine-Advertising Issues, Civil Action Lawsuit, 1976-1977
6 30 Super Shooter Project Files (Wear-Ever) - New and Improved - Correspondence and materials related to New and Improved Super Shooter, 1980-1982
6 31 Super Shooter Project Files (Proctor Silex) New and Improved - Development Data Files assembled by Johnson for new Super Shooter ideas (files pulled together from 1975-1984), 1987
6 32 Super Shooter Project Files (Proctor Silex) - New and Improved - Super ShooterPlus - New Product Bulletin and Product Sheets, 1988-1998
6 33 Super Shooter Project Files (Proctor Silex) Accessories - Correspondence and photocopies of new discs to be tried, 1989
6 34 Super Shooter Project Files (Proctor Silex) Accessories - Original pencil drawings by Johnson of new discs, 1989
6 35 Super Shooter Files (Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex) - Revitalization and creating and testing new discs, 1990-1993
6 36 Super Shooter Files (Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex) - Correspondence regarding plans for non-corded (battery-operated) Super Shooter, etc., 2000-2001
6 37 Super Shooter Files (Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex) - Super Shooter in Blondie Comic Strip, newspaper comic clipping - Dean Young gave original drawing to Johnson. See oversize box for original drawing, 1992
6 38 Super Shooter Files - Misc., 1989-1990, undated
Box Folder
7 1 Patents and Patent Research - Johnson's Black & Decker patents received & disclosures for products seeking patent protection, 1961-1967
7 2 Patents and Patent Research - Petition for patent for Kitchen Blender base by Monte L. Levin with drawings by Levin, 1971, undated
7 3 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall B. Johnson, Donald E. Watkins, et al., Patent for Dispensing Apparatus for Comestibles, or the Super Shooter, 1976-1978
7 4 Patents and Patent Research - Monte Levin, Marshall Johnson, et. al., Patents and related materials for Corn Popping Apparatus, 1980; Hot Air Corn Popper, 1984; The Popcorn Pumper; Hot Air Corn Popper (updated version), 1991, 1978-1981, 1984, 1991
7 5 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall Johnson, Patents for Hunting knife sheath and the like, 1979; Knife Sheath, 1979, 1979
7 6 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall Johnson, Patents for Pressure Cooker (non-electric),1980; Electric Pressure Cooker (Chicken Bucket), 1981, 1980-1981
7 7 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall Johnson and Robert A. Williams, et al., Patents and related materials for vertical rotisserie, or the Kabob-It, 1980, 1982
7 8 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall Johnson and Amos Gott - Patent for Cooking Utensil Cover and the like. Gott was a designer for Salvato and Coe Graphic Design firm, Columbus, OH, 1982
7 9 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall Johnson, et. Al., Patent for Hand Held Can Opener, or, the Can Handler, 1984
7 10 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall Johnson and John C. Meadway, Patents and related materials for Steam Irons (1988, 1991); Sole Plate for steam iron, 1986, 1986, 1988, 1991
7 11 Patents and Patent Research - Marshall Johnson and Diana Woehnl, Application materials for Patent for Distinctions Cookware and knob handle, correspondence and drawings, 1988
7 12 Patents and Patent Research - Mashall Johnson, Food Processor, 1994; also award plaque for patent granted (also see Portfolio files on this), 1994
7 13 Patents and Patent Research - US Patent Numbers, 1836-1945, 1945
7 14 Patents and Patent Research - Joseph Myers, Original Patent and related material for electrical heating unit for Proctor Electric, 1948, 1951
7 15 Patents and Patent Research - Original patents for Proctor Mfg. - Flat Iron, 1959 (Raymond Houck); Proctor Silex Co. Electric Iron, 1968 (Walter M. Schwartz, Jr., et al.); Japanese patent for iron, undated, 1959, 1968, undated
7 16 Patents and Patent Research - Patents in other countries for Proctor Electric Company, Proctor Silex, and Proctor and Schwartz irons - patent materials, correspondence, etc., 1955-1960, 1965
7 17 Patents and Patent Research - Original patents for Silex co. and Proctor Silex coffeemakers - Silex Co. Coffee Brewer, 1963 (Frank Rodwick, et al); Proctor Silex Therm. Controlled Electric Percolator, 1967 (Luther Madship, et al); Proctor Silex Coffee Percolator, 1968, (Walter M. Schwartz, Jr.), 1963, 1967, 1968
7 18 Patents and Patent Research - Original patents and related materials for Proctor Silex and SCM misc. appliances - Food Mixer , 1968 (Robert Wagner, et. Al. for Proctor Silex), Fry Pan, 1978 (no designer, for SCM), and other materials for patent research, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1978
7 19 Misc. Career Related Materials - Resumes, job lists, and business cards from his various positions at the various companies, biographic information, etc., 1948-2001
7 20 Misc. Career Related Materials - Paychecks-First paycheck, B & D Petty Cash slip, and last check from Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex; samples of others, 1960-2002
7 21 Misc. Career Related Materials - Johnson's lists for product design presentations, "Good-Better-Best" chart, etc., 1976,1983,2000
7 22 Misc. Career Related Materials - Miscellaneous Materials, 1968-1983, undated
7 23 Misc. Career Related Materials - Set of templates used by Johnson for his drawings - 4 ellipse templates and 2 circle templates - also see oversize box 45 for set of curves in wooden box used by Johnson at ALCOA, 1967-2001
Box Folder
OS-4 1 Design Drawings - ALCOA - Concept design drawing by Johnson for aluminum portable closet for Improbables ad campaign - closet was aluminum foam sandwich with rosewood edges, 1968
OS-4 2 Design Drawings - Black & Decker - Concept design drawings by Johnson for corded and cordless drills, 1965, undated
OS-4 3 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Automatic Drip Coffeemakers - Concept design drawings by Johnson, one is based on a Melitta ADC, 1974
OS-4 4 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Automatic Drip Coffeemakers - Proposed drawings by Johsnon for Glass Coffee Carafe and Assembly for a proposed coffeemaker, 1973-1974
OS-4 5 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Base Unit Justification - poster of drawings of products by Johnson, 1980
OS-4 6 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Drawings by Johnson for Proposed Broiler Rotisserie and Grille, 1972, 1977
OS-4 7 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Can Handler - Concept design drawings by Johnson, 1980
OS-4 8 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Can Handler - Assembly and detail drawings for parts, motor, housing, and gears, by Robert S. Myerly, 1981-1986
OS-4 9 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Can Handler - Assembly, Housing, and Wooden Model III drawings by Johnson, 1981
OS-4 10 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Can Opener - Counter top can opener, Front Housing Revised drawing by Johnson, 1984
OS-4 11 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Cerama - Concept design drawings for microwavable dishes, and layout base graphic drawings for Cerama ovenware, with location of Braille information, 1983-1984
OS-4 12 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Chicken Bucket or Basket - Proposed drawings by Johnson and others, 1977-1978
OS-4 13 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Chopper and Grinder - Concept design drawings and proposed drawings for Harley/Grinder/Chopper and Coffee Mill/Grinder, 1983, 1986
OS-4 14 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Cookware - Handles and Knobs - Concept design drawing for Cookware with new style Lamb Universal Wedgelock handle, by Johnson; Revised Lamb Handle for cookware, Phase II, design by Thomas Lamb, drawn by MBJ (new style); also 6 drawings for various knives and utensils, most with new style Lamb handle, designed by Lamb, drawn by others, 1970 and 1972 - probably used by Johnson for study purposes; Cookware Knob and Handle proposal, 1986, 1970, 1972-1973, 1986
OS-4 15 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Donut Baker - wood model drawing and proposed heater housing and die cast heater, all by Johnson - never produced, 1976-1977
OS-4 16 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Dutch Oven - drawings for Dutch Oven/Casserole and Snapcover by Johnson and W.A. Kunze, 1982
OS-4 17 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Electric Wok/Paella Pan - Concept design drawings and sketches; proposed design and other drawings by Johnson, 1972-1973, 1977-1983
OS-4 18 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Food Steamer/Fresh-O-Matic - Concept design drawings by Johnson and Design & Development, Inc. design firm, 1976, 1982
Box Folder
OS-5 1 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Irons - Proposed drawings by Johnson for the U-2, U-4,and U-5 Irons with New Metal Body; Final Layout drawings for U-4 and U-5 Irons, 1984, 1987
OS-5 2 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Hot Air Popcorn Poppers/Popcorn Pumper - Proposal drawings by Johnson for HAPP exploded view, wood models, assembly, and parts and graphics, 1976-1977
OS-5 3 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Hot Air Popcorn Poppers/Popcorn Pumper - Concept design drawings by Johnson, various styles, 1977, 1980-1983
OS-5 4 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Hot Air Popcorn Poppers/Popcorn Pumper - Various propsed new models; proposed "Snoopy Head HAPP" (hot air popcorn popper) never produced because Charles Schultz rejected the idea, 1982-1985
OS-5 5 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Kabob-It (Rotary Cooker) - Johnson's assembly and revision drawings; drawings of the various parts, assemblies, and details by H.J. Adcock, C.L. Moody, and others, 1978-1980
OS-5 6 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Kabob-It 2, or Jr. - Wood model drawings by Johnson, 1980
OS-5 7 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Leghorn multi-use appliance - Concept design drawings by Johnson, proposed assembly layouts by Johnson and R. S Myerly, 1978-1979
OS-5 8 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Microwave Hot Water Heater - Various concept design drawings by Johnson, 1982
OS-5 9 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Office/Architectural Plans - Proposed wall layouts (floorplans) by Johnson for 3rd Floor Foulke Block of Corporate Offices and for Corporate Product Design Office, Model Shop, Library, and Storage; also, according to Johnson, the Conference Room and Guest Overnight Accomodations, 1979, 1983
OS-5 10 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Pressure Cooker - Preliminary design for pressure cooker; chart of various capacity pressure cookers showing the identical parts and the different parts by Johnson, 1972-1973
OS-5 11 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Probe - Proposal drawings by Johnson for Probe Case Re-design and electronic control case design, 1972-1981
OS-5 12 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Slow Cooker - Proposed drawings by Johnson for half- and full-housing, switch and cord housings for two models, and control housings revisions, 1976-1977
OS-5 13 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Super Shooter - Research: Earlier cookie press manual and proposed assembly, design No. 1 and discs (not by Johnson), 1966-1967
OS-5 14 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Super Shooter - Concept design drawings by Johnson for handle and non-handle models, 1973-1974
OS-5 15 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Super Shooter - Drawings for gun basic assembly, package, accessories, and transformer by Johnson and Design and Development design firm, 1975
Box Folder
OS-6 1 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Super Shooter - Cookie Discs - Detail drawing and proposed design drawings, by Johnson, 1975-1977
OS-6 2 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Super Shooter - Concept design and other drawings by Johnson - housing, graphics, packaging, other uses, attachments, and tie-in promotions, 1979-1982
OS-6 3 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Super Shooter - Drawings by Johnson - Super Shooter parts, Kit box, wire-taping procedure, 1975, 1979, 1987
OS-6 4 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Super Shooter - Detail drawings for Mabuchi motor, switches, and other parts by other designers, 1976-1986
OS-6 5 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Teakettle - Proposed drawings for Cerama Teakettles by Johnson, 1982
OS-6 6 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Timer - Various designs and final layout for 5-position appliance timer by Johnson, 1986-1987
OS-6 7 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Warming Tray - Concept design drawings for various sizes by Johnson, and proposed drawing for warming tray with cover by Johnson and H. Weyse, 1974
OS-6 8 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Concept design drawings by Johnson for: Clam Steamer, Waffle-maker, Pot-pourri multi use appliance, electric griddle, beverage dispensers (3), 1972-1977
OS-6 9 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever - Concept design drawings by Johnson for: Slice 'N Fry, Pasta Makers (2), Yogurt Maker, Dehydrator, Packaging for oven- and cookware, 1977-1982
OS-6 10 Desgin Drawings - Wear-Ever - Proposed drawings by Johnson for: Safety Program Key Ring, Hot Plate wood model, 25 Year Club Pin, Coffe Bean Roaster, etc., 1973-1988
OS-6 11 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Blender - 2 drawings of a woman using a blender by Johnson, 1988
OS-6 12 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Can Opener - Proposed drawing by Johnson for Counter Top Can Opener with knife sharpener, front housing revised, 1984
OS-6 13 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Proposed drawing by Johnson of pan with handle, 1986
OS-6 14 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Disposable Microwave Linings - Proposed drawings by Johnson for various dishes and pans, 1986
OS-6 15 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Irons - Concept design drawing for various iron styles, proposal sketches for various colors for irons and Temperature Control Knob, all by Johnson, 1985-1986, undated
OS-6 16 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Percolators - Proposed drawings by Johnson for various sizes and handle, spout, and cover knob, 1985
OS-6 17 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Shoe Box / Flashy Feet - Proposed drawings by Johnson for Shoe Box and Revision I, 1987
OS-6 18 Design Drawings - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Toasters - Drawings by Johnson for wide slot toasters: front and rear end panel variations, existing design and variations, front panel, rear housing color insert, Toaster Assembly Chart, Bread-Lifter Assembly, 1987-1992
OS-6 19 Design Drawings - Hamilton Beach / Proctor Silex - Waffle Baker - Proposal drawing by Johnson for Sleepy and Awake Garfield waffle baker - never produced, 1993
OS-6 20 Design Drawings - Hamilton Beach / Proctor Silex - Blender - Drawings by Johnson for Blender Jar/Commercial Division and 5 handle variations, 1992
OS-6 21 Design Drawings - Hamilton Beach / Proctor Silex - Food Chopper / Food Processor - Concept design and other drawings by Johnson for Food Chopper (Mincing Magic) Compact Food Processor, 1991, undated
OS-6 22 Design Drawings - Hamilton Beach / Proctor Silex - Food Processor - Concept design drawings and studies by Johnson for various sizes of food processors, undated
Box Item
OS-7 1 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever - Automatic Drip Coffeemaker - Proposed drawings by Johnson for ACM-6 and ACM-12 coffeemakers, 1974
OS-7 2 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever - Food Steamer - Proposed wood model steamer by Johnson and Design & Development, 1977
OS-7 3 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever - Frypan - Preliminary drawings for frypan and control outline by Johnson, 1982
OS-7 4 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever - Hot Air Popcorn Popper - various drawings by Johnson and others, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1985
OS-7 5 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever - Leghorn multi-use appliance - assembly drawings, revisions and updates of 1979 drawing by R.S. Myerly, undated
OS-7 6 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever - Office/Architectural Plans - Floor plan and electrical plan for 3rd floor Foulke Block Conference Center by Johnson (duplicate of those in Box 2, Folder 9), 1979
OS-7 7 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Can Handler - Assembly drawings by Johnson, 1985-1986
OS-7 8 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Irons - Drawings by Johnson for the U-4 iron - Preliminary design of exterior, revised and final layout, basic housing layout, 1984
OS-7 9 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Irons - Drawings by Johnson for the U-5 iron - Appearance model layout - 2 designs, 1987
OS-7 10 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Super Shooter - Rear housing, etc. drawings by Johnson and Design & Development, 1984
OS-7 11 Design Drawings - Rolled - Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Super Shooter - Drawings by Johnson for Super Shooter I and II Kit boxes, 1987
OS-7 12 Design Drawings - Rolled - Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Food Processor - Concept design drawings and proposed food processor drawing by Johnson, 1991
OS-7 13 Design Drawings - Rolled - Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Ice Crusher - Preliminary assembly drawings by Johnson, 1992
OS-7 14 Design Drawings - Rolled - Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Toasters - T620B - Rear end panel drawings, various designs by Johnson, 1992
OS-7 15 Design Drawings - Rolled - Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Toasters - T2830 - Cool wall toaster drawing by Johnson, 1990
B. Professional associations and activities, 1972-2017
Box Folder
7 22 Programs and Seminars - Metal Cookware Manufacturing Assoc. - 50th Ann. Program, 1972
7 23 Programs and Seminars - Ideation Methods Seminar, Cincinnati, OH, February 24-25, 1983, 1983
7 24 Programs and Seminars - Certificates for various seminars, from loose scrapbook pages (c. 1938-c. 2014), 1989-2000
7 25 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - General Correspondence, 1982-2002
7 31 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - Housewares Section - Johnson was the founder of this section - correspondence, newsletters, etc.; Johnson also moderated the design seminar roundtables held at the NHMA's International Housewares Show, January 1993., 1993-1995
7 26 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - Articles, newsletters, etc., 1966, 1993, 1996-2001
7 27 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - Booklet designed for 1987 conference - Industrial Design: A Dictionary, by Index Design Assoc. - 2 editions - 1987 - 1988; Marshall contributed his list included here, 1987-1988
7 28 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - History and Archives Committee, Johnson was chairman - corrspondence, newsletters, etc., 1989-1997, 2001
7 29 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - Who Done It? (IDSA History & Archives Committee, Johnson was the chair) - a column in Design Perspective magazine, which featured a product and asked who did it., 1995-1996, 2001
7 30 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - 1995 History and Archives Committee Questionnaire, 9 Industrial Designers Responded and filled-out forms on their products, education, etc., 1995
7 32 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - Signs and Symbols Section, Johnson was founding chair, 2000-2001
Box Folder
OS-8 12 Professional Associations - IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - Johnson's election to full membership certificate, 12/09/1969, 1969
Box Folder
7 33 Professional Associations - International Housewares Show, Chicago, 1988-1989
7 34 Professional Associations - International Housewares Association- Vicki Mantranga - Correspondence, exhibition, and other materials, 2001-2017
7 35 Professional Associations - International Housewares Association - 2001 Housewares design center and student design awards, Johnson was a judge, 2001
7 36 Professional Associations - International Housewares Assoc., Hagley to House Records, undated article, undated
7 37 Professional Associations - Misc. professional associations Johnson belonged to, 1997
7 38 Professional Activities - Article by Johnson, Economic Geography in Appliance Manufacturer, Aug. 1993 & a letter from a reader praising it, 1993
C. Career scrapbook binders, 1939-2006
Processing Notes
The scrapbooks were rehoused in archival binders, and the housing sleeves replaced with archival sleeves.
Box Folder
8 1 Career Binders List - These were scrapbook binders compiled by Johnson throughout his life, and contain clippings, photographs, and other materials mainly related to his education and career, but materials from his family and other interests were sometimes included. This folder contains lists of the contents of each binder., 1939-2006
8 2 Career Binders - Photocopied pages of each binder, done for conservation purposes, 1939-2001
8 1 Career Binders - Binder No. 1 - Slides of Rhode Island School of Design projects and others, products Johnson designed for the companies he worked for, etc., 1953-2001
8 2 Career Binders - Binder No. 2- - Rhode Island School of Designproject photos and others, products and items Johnson created or designed, family photos, clippings, etc., 1939-1940s, 1957-1960, 1970s-1980s
8 3 Career Binders - Binder No. 3- Johnson's Products Portfolio - lists, photographs, drawings, product information sheets, etc. of projects Johnson did for the companies for whom he worked, 1960-1994
8 4 Career Binders - Binder No. 4 - IDSA trips, membership materials, and letters regarding positions held, including Board of Directors; Black & Decker materials; Certificates for classes taken and memberships, 1952, 1969-2001, 1952, 1969-2001
Box Folder
9 1 Career Binders - Lists of the contents of each binder in this box., 1970s-2006
9 2 Career Binders - Photocopied pages of each binder, done for conservation purposes, 1970s-2006
9 5 Career Binders - Binder No. 5 - Work-related trips: 1. Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex plant, El Paso and Juarez, 1995 2. International Housewares Show, Chicago, IL, January 12-15, 1997 3. North American International Auto Show, Detroit, MI, January 2000 4. Trip to Ferro Corp. plastics colorant plant, Stryker, OH, October 1999, 1995-2000
9 6 Career Binders - Binder No. 6 - IDSA trips: 1. Conference, San Diego, CA, September 1998 2. District Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 1999, 1998-1999
9 7 Career Binders - Binder No. 7 - Work-related trips: 1. Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show, 1998 2. Sesame Place New York City Studios to review Cookie Monster cookie gun, 1998 3. 10th Anniversary of Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex merger party, 2000 4. Johnson's business cards 5. Color marketing group show, 1999 6. Trip to NHMA to judge Student Design Awards, 2000 7. International Housewares Show, 2001 8. International Housewares Show, 1997 9. Misc. other photos and ephemera, 1997-2001
9 8 Career Binders - Binder No. 8a - Portfolio Binder, part 1- 1. Product sheets and patents designed by Johnson, employee broadsides hand-lettered by Johnson, etc., 1970s-1990s 2. Cartoon strips, articles, trips 3. Johnson's 25th and 30th Anniversary parties with Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex, 1970s-2006
9 8 Career Binders - Binder No. 8b - Portfolio Binder, part 2 - 4. Johnson's retirement, 2001-2002 5. International Housewares Shows, 1993-1995, 1998, 2000 6. Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) materials, 1971-1972, 2001, 2003, 2008 7. Home Depot Materials-employment, other activities, 2002-2006 8. Sensable Machine won, 2001 this was a computer sculpting machine, which he donated to RISD in 2003, 1971-2006
D. Personal papers, 1928-2019
Box Folder
10 1 Family - Johnson's Parents - Loyal R. Johnson and Madeline Johnson materials, 1928-1941, 1976, 1999, 2005 [Loyal Johnson was a landscape architect. More of Loyal Johnson's materials can be found at the Royal Horticultural Society, The Lindley Library, London, England.]
10 2 Family - Johnson's Parents - photograph, 1964 New York World's Fair - photograph labeled L.R. Johnson on reverse; also a map clipped from newspaper, 1964
Box Folder
OS-8 4 Family - Dorothea Ramsauer (Johnson's aunt), New York School of Interior Decoration - Student Scrapbook with inserts of student papers, etc. Ramsauer graduated from the NY School of Interior Decoration., 1935-1936
OS-8 5 Family - Dorothea Ramsauer (Johnson's aunt), New York School of Interior Decoration Course book, The American Home Course in Period Furniture, by Lurelle Guild (Art Education Press, Inc. , circa 1934), circa 1934
Box Folder
10 3 Photographs - Johnson as a baby, 1938-1940
10 4 Photographs - Johnson, age 3-5, 1941-1943
10 5 Photographs - Johnson, age 9-12, 1947-1950
10 6 Photographs - Johnson during high school and at R.I.S.D., 1953-1962
Box Folder
OS-8 2 Photograph - High School - large b&w photograph (14 X 5.5)of Johnson in his Bel Air high school band uniform with his trombone (10th grade); folio of hand-copied music for his band, 1954, undated
Box Folder
10 7 Photographs - Johnson, professional photographs, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1992
Box Folder
OS-8 1 Photographs - Large color professional photograph (10 X 12.5) of Johnson, 02/2009, 2009
Box Folder
10 8 Photographs - Johnson as an adult and with his wife, children, or parents, 1964-circa 1999
10 9 Photographs - Lists of 8 mm films of Johnson and his family during his childhood and high school years-these materials were sent to AVD to be digitized, 1940s-1950s
10 10 Childhood materials - Johnson's Baby Book - With inserts, birth certificate, etc., 1938-1942
10 11 Childhood materials - cards, etc., 1938-1950
10 12 Childhood materials - drawings, 1940s
Box Folder
OS-8 6 Childhood materials - large childhood drawings, 1940s - early 1950s, 1940s-early 1950s
Box Folder
10 13 Junior High and High School - grade reports, graduation certificate, etc., 1951-1956
10 14 Junior High and High School - Band pins and high school activities pins, 1953-1956
10 15 Junior High and High School - materials from Chemistry class explosion, notation on newspaper article says "Dec. 1954," 1954
10 16 Junior High and High School - Report on Automobile Transportation by Johnson, 1952
10 17 Junior High and High School - Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild, Photographs of cars Johnson designed and made, awards he won, and other materials, 1953-1956
Box Item
OS-8 1 Junior High and High School - Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Competition Award - sterling silver and copper ring with Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild shield on top - Marshall's note - Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Ring, 3rd State Award, MD, 1955 (ring has no information on it), 1955
OS-8 8 Junior High and High School - Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Competition Certificates-certificates won for cars Johnson designed and made - 1. 1953 - Second State Junior Award, 8/27/1953 2. 1955 - Certificate, 8/15/1955 (no other information) 3. 1956 - Certificate, 8/6/1956 (no other information), 1953-1956
Box Folder
10 18 Junior High and High School - The Lamplighters - Johnson's band through high school and later - Index for Combo Music and sheet music, 1951-1968
10 19 Junior High and High School - Second Annual Band Concert at Johnson's high school (Bel Air High School, Bel Air, MD), Johnson was a soloist, 1953
10 20 Junior High and High School - Misc. pins and items from school years, 1948-1964
10 21 Junior High and High School - Bel Air High School yearbook, El Adios 1956, with photos pasted in from Johnson's 40th reunion in 1996; Includes second copy of yearbook To Aunt Dot from Marshall, 1956, 1996
Box Folder
OS-8 7 Junior High and High School - wooden frame (15 x 12.5) made in 9th grade shop class at Bel Air High School, 1953
OS-8 9 Junior High and High School - Machine Vise drawing plans made in shop class at Bel Air High School,dated 2/21/1956, 1956
OS-8 10 Junior High and High School - 1925 Locomobile Roadster plans, pencil plan and blueprint reproduction of plan, dated 6/7/1954, done in shop class at Bel Air High School, 1954
Box Folder
10 22 Education - Rhode Island School of Design -Transcripts, Alumni bulletin, graduation program, etc., 1960-1963
10 23 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Various class project drawings - also see R.I.S.D. oversize box, 1957-1958, undated
10 24 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Class papers, etc., 1959
10 25 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Photographs of Student Work, 1959-1960
10 26 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - School newspapers, Take a Break booklets, 1957-1960
10 27 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Letters from Johnson to his parents from R.I.S.D., 1956-1957
10 28 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Letters from Johnson to his parents from R.I.S.D., 1958-1960
10 29 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Rhode Island School of Design yearbook, Portfolio, 1960
Box Folder
OS-9 1 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Drawing class - pencil drawings by Johnson, 1956-1957
OS-9 2 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Perspective Class - 1. Instructions and blank perspective charts, 1956 2. Examples of Johnson's interior perspective drawings, 1956-1957, 1956-1957
OS-9 3 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Johnson's winning entries in Monsanto contest. On reverse on both: "Monsanto / Plastics in Automotive Production Contest / RISD 1959 / Winning - Selected Design / Marhshall Johnson / May 1959": 1. Preliminary sketch of design for car 2. Final drawing of design for car, 1958 (pastel/pencil drawings)., 1958-1959
OS-9 5 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - National Paper Box Manufacturers Association, New England Division - Set up Box Design Award certificate - Johnson received an honorable mention in the 1959 Design Schools Contest; attached to the award certificate are two photographs of the box designed by Johnson, 1959
OS-9 6 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Poster Design by Johnson, 3/18/1960 - poster for a dance at the Metcalf Refectory, March 18 - Johnson's band was playing, 1960
OS-9 7 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Class Project - portable electric mixers: 1. Blueprints of portable electric mixer and mixer re-design, Osterette, 3/20/1960 2. Whiteprint of portable mixer drawing, Osterett, 3/20/1960 3. whiteprints of General Electric mixer, mixer assembly and motor house assembly. Note: Johnson's designs are a redesign of the orginal Osterette., 1960
OS-9 8 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Class Project - portable mixer designs by Johnson: 1. preliminary concept sketches for portable mixers 2. concept sketches for portable mixers, undated
OS-9 9 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Class Project - portable mixer drawings and photographs: 1. Mounted drawings of various portable mixers, undated 2. Mounted b & w photographs of various brands of portable mixers, undated, undated
OS-9 10 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Class Project - Concept design drawing by Johnson for salad utensils, undated
OS-9 4 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Class Project: design drawing titled, "Electric Shopping Vehicle," a two-passenger small car - color pencil drawing of the electric shopping vehicle, 09/29/1958; photostat of the plan (original is rolled and is in this box to the side), 1958
OS-9 11 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Class Project - mounted black and white photographs of objects (wooden, etc.), undated
OS-9 12 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Graduate Certificate, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, conferred on Marshall Johnson, 6/4/1960, 1960
OS-9 13 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - R.I.S.D. felt pennant, 1957
OS-9 1 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Plan (rolled) for electric shopping vehicle, September 29, 1958 by M.B. Johnson, 1958
OS-9 2 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Johnson's R.I.S.D. class ring, 1959
Box Item
OS-10 1 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Machine shop project - ball peen hammer made by Johnson during his sophmore year, 1957
OS-10 2 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Turned wood class project - wooden bowl made by Johnson during his junior year, 1959
OS-10 3 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Turned wood class project - round wooden tray made by Johnson during his junior year, 1959
OS-10 4 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Kern inking compass in case - Marshall's note: This inking compass was a 1960 graduation gift from my Dad. It was used a lot at Black & Decker. Marshall Johnson, 1960
OS-10 5 Education - Rhode Island School of Design - Woodshop class project - wooden and brass pen holder made by Johnson during his sophmore year, 1957-1958
Box Folder
10 30 Education - Harford Junior College transcripts, 1962-1963
10 31 Johnson's Marriage and Children - Wedding announcements, Christmas cards design by Johnson, etc., 1964, 1970s, 1987
10 32 Johnson's Marriage and Children - Allen School Cookbook, gift to Marshall's wife, 1976
10 33 Johnson's Marriage and Children - Easton High School yearbook, The Echo, 1956 (Easton, MD) - Katherine Wright's yearbook, Johnson's wife, 1956
10 34 Other Interests - Music - Goosetown Astonishers, 1978-1988
10 35 Other Interests - Music - Hanover Concert Band - also see Box OS-8 for more materials. Also, more material on Johnson's bands are in the Virginia Museum of History and Culture's collections., 1989-1994, 2014-2015
10 36 Other Interests - Music - Original Dixieland Strutters - also see Box 12 for scrapbook of clippings. Also, more material on Johnson's bands are in the Virginia Museum of History and Culture's collections., 1990s-2008
10 37 Other Interests - Music - Scrapbook binder, original Dixieland Strutters, photocopies of the pages from the scrapbook - note: original scrapbook binder is in Box 12, Personal Papers, 1990-1996
10 38 Other Interests - Music - International Trombone Association, 1983-1987
10 39 Other Interests - Music - United States Army Band's 2001 Eastern Trombone Workshop, 2001
10 40 Other Interests - Music - Materials from a disassembled scrapbook on Johnson's bands and other music-related interests, 1990-2014
Box Item
12 1 Other Interests - Music - Binder Scrapbook, The Original Dixieland Strutters, clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia, 1990-1996
Box Folder
OS-8 3 Other Interests - Music - Clippings, Hanover Concert Band articles - band played at the Hanover Tomato Festival, 7/11/2015, 2015
OS-8 6 Other Interests - Music - Glass plaque award, Hanover Concert Band Leadership Award / 2015 / Marshall Johnson / For Performance and Dedicated Service - Marshalls note This surprise award came in December, 2015 at the end of the Concert Bands 25th Season., 2015
Box Folder
11 1 Other interests - Cars and Car Design, 1968, 2012, undated
11 2 Other Interests - Cars and Car Design - 2nd and 3rd Place Award Certificates from Int. Association of Automotive modelers for 1962 Cobra Roadster and 1965 GT-40, 1970
11 3 Other Interests - Cars and Car Design - Photographs of and articles by Johnson about the 1932 Chevrolet Deluxe car he restored, 2014-2019
Box Item
13 1 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Plaster car built by Johnson from a mold, 1950
13 2 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - CO2 Car, model of Sir Malcom Campbell's Bluebird Special land speed racer, built by Johnson for the Bel Air High School Model Car Club - raced on a wire tether in high school corridor, 1952
13 3 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Slot car - black Cheetah, built by Johnson, 1968
13 4 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Strombecker Kit Car (wooden) - blue MG TD, built by Johnson, 1950-1951
13 5 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Strombecker Kit Car (wooden) - red Willys Jeepster, built by Johnson, 1950-1951
13 6 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Hudson Miniatures Kit Car (mfg. by Tony Kovaleski) - 1904 Franklin, built by Johnson, 1952-1953
13 7 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Fisher Body Craftsmen Guild car parts - bumpers hand-carved by Johnson's father; wheels supplied by the Guild, 1952-1956
13 8 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - 2 Revell Old Timers - plastic model cars, modified as 1910 era racing cars by Johnson, 1954-1955
13 9 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Yellow and white slot car racers, which won awards (included in Personal Papers), built by Johnson, 1968-1970
13 10 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Blue MG TD model car, built by Johnson, circa 1955
13 11 Other interests - Cars and Car Design - Model of old car, Model T?, built by Johnson, undated
Box Item
OS-8 2 Other Interests - Cars and Car Design - wooden and brass plaque award, Presented by Car Model Magazine to the Best Concours Slot Racer, 1969 IAAM Convention, Car Model Magazine - Johnson won this award for a slot car that he made and raced., 1969
OS-8 3 Other Interests - Cars and Car Design - brass plaque, 2nd Place Slot Car Model 1970 Presented by Miniature Auto Racing - Johnson won this award for a slot car that he made and raced., 1970
Box Folder
11 4 Other Activities - "Notes and Quotes From and By Marshall Johnson, 1977 - 2018," 1977-2018
11 4 Other Activities - Creative Industrial Design - Johnson's own design firm - Active Watch Project and others, 1997-1998
11 5 Other Activities - Designs by Johnson for other products, 1993-1994
11 6 Other Activities - Engraving and making clocks of cookware & bakeware for retirees, 1980s-1990s
11 7 Other Activities - Letters to the Editor, 1970s-present
11 8 Other Activities - Letters to the Editor and Correspondent of the Day Awards (various papers), some from disassembled scrapbook, circa 2000-circa 2019
11 9 Other Activities - Letters to elected officials, 1970-1993
11 10 Other Activities - Political Cartoons by Johnson, 1978-1986
11 11 Other Activities - Edgewood/Joppatowne Jaycees - Johnson was charter member and president, 1964-1965
11 12 Other Activities - Actor - Chillicothe Civic Theatre Productions, 1973
11 13 Other Activities - Home Depot Job - pins, badges, and patches he was given, 2002-2006
11 14 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Black Youth Achievement Project, Pittsburgh, PA - Class materials, information, 1968
11 15 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Black Youth Achievement Project, Pittsburgh, PA - Photographs, 1968
11 16 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Committee member of the Chillicothe Educational Advisory Committee of the Chillicothe Public Schools, 1975
11 17 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Projects and working with colleges and high schools, 1976-1994
11 18 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Projects and working with colleges and high schools - Johnson's Lecture for R.I.S.D. students, 1977
11 19 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Project Business Consultant for Junior Achievement, Chillicothe, OH, 1981-1987
11 20 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Goodwill Industries, OH - Presentation designed by Johnson, 1983, 1988
11 21 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Johnson's visit to South Anna Elementary School for Career Day - letters from staff and students, 2000
11 22 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - T-Shirt designed for musical directed by daughter, Meg, circa 1995
11 23 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - Habitat for Humanity, 2014-2015
11 24 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities-Materials from disassembled scrapbook, 1970s-2014
Box Item
OS-8 4 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - wooden and brass award plaque in the shape of the state of Ohio: Presented to Marshall B. Johnson / In Recognition of Unselfish Support and Leadership Provided to Three Human Services Agencies of the Chillicothe, Ohio Community, 1974 1988 / Thanks for All Your Love / The Speech and Hearing Center / Goodwill Industries / Junior Achievement, 1988 [Johnson received this at a Farewell Concert with The Goosetown Astonishers, which benefitted these three agencies. The concert was organized by Johnson when he and his family were moving with Wear-Ever / Proctor Silex to Virginia. Names of the presenters are on the reverse.]
OS-8 5 Other Activities - Volunteer Activities - wooden and brass plaque award, Hanover County Historical Commission Resolution of Appreciation for Marshall Johnson, who served with distinction in the Hanover County Historical Commission from August 2003 August 2009 / August 18, 2009, 2009 [A letter is attached to the reverse from Assistant County Administrator congratulating Johnson on this award, August 28, 2009.]
Box Folder
11 25 Other Activities - Hanover County Historical Commission - Johnson was a Representative for 6 years, 2003-2009
11 26 Other Activities - Postcards for Lindsay- Photographs of Johnson's artwork for this cause, 2008
11 27 Other Activities - Johnson's Wacky Racers - racers made from various other items - note: see also two examples in Personal Papers, Box 12, undated
Box Item
12 2 Other Activities - 2 of Johnson's Wacky Racers, vehicles made from various other items, undated
Box Folder
11 28 Other Activities - Fairmount Christian Church Activities, 2006, 2013-2015
11 29 Other Activities - Virginia Historical Society Materials, 2006
11 30 Other Activities - Miscellaneous, 1970s-2008
11 31 Pocket Diaries - at Bel Air High School, 1955/1956; R.I.S.D., 1956-1958, 1955-1958
11 32 Pocket Diaries, 1959-1961
11 33 Pocket Diaries, 1962-1963
11 34 Pocket Diaries, 1964-1966
11 35 Pocket Diaries, 1967-1969
11 36 Pocket Diaries, 1970-1972
11 37 Pocket Diaries, 1973-1976
11 38 Pocket Diaries, 1977-1979
11 39 Pocket Diaries, 1980-1982
11 40 Pocket Diaries, 1983-1985
11 41 Pocket Diaries, 1986 - 1988
11 42 Pocket Diaries, 1989 - 1991
11 43 Pocket Diaries, 1992 - 1994
11 44 Pocket Diaries, 1995 - 1997
11 45 Pocket Diaries, 1998 - 2000
11 46 Pocket Diaries - Day Minder Calendar, 2000
Box Folder
12 1 Pocket Diaries - Day Minder Calendar, 2001
12 2 Pocket Diaries, 2001 - 2003
12 3 Pocket Diaries, 2004 - 2006
12 4 Pocket Diaries, 2007 - 2009
12 5 Pocket Diaries, 2010 - 2012
12 6 Pocket Diaries, 2013 - 2015
12 7 Pocket Diaries, 2016 - 2018
12 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1979, 1980s, 1990s
12 9 Miscellaneous Materials (materials from a disassembled scrapbook), 1980s - circa 2008
Box Folder
OS-8 11 Miscellaneous - charcoal sketch caricature of Johnson, by Greg, 2001 - on reverse: "Done at the Color Marketing Group Meeting at Disney World, Florida, April 2001," 2001
Box Folder
12 10 Miscellaneous - Personal and other materials compiled while processing the collection, 1960s - 2019
E. Products designed by Johnson - Artifacts, 1960-2002
Box Item
14 1 Black & Decker - Air Impact Wrench No. 778, 1963
14 2 Black & Decker - Air Impact Wrench, wood model, 1963
14 3 Black & Decker - U-251 Deluxe Jig Saw, 1961
14 4 Black & Decker - U-351 Professional Jig Saw, undated
14 5 Black & Decker - U-410 Utility Jig Saw, 1964
14 6 Black & Decker - U-140 Utility Finishing Sander, 1964
Box Item
15 1 Black & Decker - Circular Saw & Case, "Saw Cat," 1964
Box Item
16 1 Black & Decker - Cordset plugs, Johnson's note: reduce amount of material, better grip, more prominent location for connect to grounded outlet, 1961
16 2 Black & Decker - Drill Kit Box - Johnson's note: Johnson designed, engineer - Sherwood Woody Enders, plastics production - Hank Romanowski. First injection molded part produced at B&D c. 1963, size of parts limited to 8 oz. - the capacity of the first production injection molding equipment., circa 1963
16 3 Black & Decker - Orange cord plug holder - to keep plugs connected, 1966
16 4 Black & Decker - Cut Off Gauge [45 degree angle tool], 1965
Box Item
17 1 Wear-Ever - CanHandler - Wood design/photo model, circa 1981
17 7 Wear-Ever - CanHandler - Plastic model with metal can opener attached, circa 1981
17 2 Wear-Ever - CanHandler - Demonstration model to show how the CanHandler works (transparent plastic model), circa 1981
17 3 Wear-Ever - CanHandler - Engineering model enclosing the basic CanHandler components, circa 1981
17 4 Wear-Ever - CanHandler - First working prototype with cast epoxy parts, circa 1981
17 5 Wear-Ever - CanHandler - Packaging, 1982
17 6 Wear-Ever - CanHandler - Final product, 1982
Box Item
18 1 Wear-Ever - Cerama - Model of proposed ceramic casserole dish made by Anchor Pattern, never produced, 1986
18 2 Wear-Ever - Cookware - 10 inch pan with old style Lamb handle, experimental DuPont graphic on cookware surface (was not put into production), 1986
18 3 Wear-Ever - Cookware - 5 Ply Stainless Cookware Demonstration Prop - designed by Johnson and RichardsonSmith, circa 1987
18 4 Wear-Ever - Cerama - Ceramic bowl, 1986
18 5 Wear-Ever - Cerama - 14 oz. ceramic bowl with plastic cover, includes Braille labeling - Johnson's note: at Wear-Ever, a line of ceramic bowls with Braille dots on the base and on the cover, indicating capacity. Notch line on inside of bowl. Indicates capacity 1/4 inch from top of bowl. Developed with the help of students at the Ohio School for the Blind in Columbus. Silverstone Coating. A fun and rewarding project!, 1986
18 6 Wear-Ever - Cerama - 8 inch ceramic square baking dish, Braille inscription, 1986
18 7 Wear-Ever - Cookware - 8 inch chef-style fry pan, aluminum nonstick, ergonomically designed handle, undated
18 8 Wear-Ever - Cookware - Glass cover or lid for pan or pot - has a drip ring for condensation; can also be turned upside down for a smaller pan, undated
Box Item
19 1 Wear-Ever - Cookware - Preproduction prototypes of handles for 5-ply stainless steel pans (6), undated
19 2 Wear-Ever - Cookware - Various designs for other handles (11), undated
19 3 Wear-Ever - Cookware - Various knobs for pan covers, small and large - the variations of the knobs were to try to reduce the amount of phenolic material used to make the knob. The final knob design used 15 per cent less material than previous designs., undated
19 4 Wear-Ever - Cookware - Handles for the Chicken Bucket, undated
19 5 Wear-Ever - Cookware - MicroRave Meat Rack, undated
19 6 Wear-Ever - Other items: 25 Year Club Pin - see drawings in Design Drawings series, undated
Box Item
20 1 Wear-Ever - Kitchen untensils - 7 blue plastic (epoxy resin) kitchen tools, designed by Johnson, but made by a plastics company, circa 1978
20 2 Wear-Ever - Glasserole prototype from Anchor-Hocking, clear glass, designed by Johnson, circa 1980
20 3 Wear-Ever - Glasseroles small loaf dish - First tool sample, no non-stick coating on the interior, circa 1984
Box Item
21 1 Wear-Ever - Kabob-It, complete unit, 1982
Box Item
22 1 Wear-Ever - Kabob-It, complete unit, 1982
22 2 Wear-Ever - Popcorn Pumper, Cutaway unit to show interior, 1978
Box Item
23 1 Wear-Ever - Popcorn Pumper - Brass plaque used with the model in the film short, Popcorn, the Movie. Plaque reads: WEPP / Wear-Ever Popcorn Pumper / Veteran of 49 Kernel Deposits and a total of 172,000 light years traveled in the Milky Way Galaxy, Retired 1979., 1979
23 2 Wear-Ever - Popcorn Pumper, base only, with attached label: The 1,000,000th No. 73,000 Popcorn Pumper, Assembled Sept. 18, 1981, 1981
23 3 Wear-Ever - Popcorn Pumper, base only, with attached label: Popcorn Pumper No. 2, Assembled 29 January 1981, 1981
23 4 Wear-Ever - Popcorn Pumper, base only, with attached label: No. 5,000,003, 11 January 82, 1982
23 5 Wear-Ever - Popcorn Pumper, plastic top with aluminum butter holder, 1978
Box
45 Wear-Ever - Super Shooter electric cookie gun, early model, with tube filler that was patented later (note from Johnson), 1976
45 Wear-Ever - Super Shooter Caulking Gun - prototype made from Super Shooter handle with wooden parts for caulk tube - patented but never produced - see Patents and other documentation in Johnson's Career Files, Box 1, Folder 47., circa 1975
Box Item
24 8 ALCAS/Cutco - Sales demonstration tool, Shake Hands with Cutco - Tool consists of two joined handles, one with new style Lamb handle, one with typical knife handle., undated
24 7 ALCAS/Cutco - Phenolic Spoon rest, circa 1973
24 3 ALCAS/Cutco - Leather knife sheaths, 3 large - for hunting knives, with polypropylene insert designed by Johnson, one is a hand-cut sample, 1978
24 5 ALCAS/Cutco - Leather knife sheaths, 3 medium, for fish fillet knives, with polypropylene insert designed by Johnson, one has the stitch sample, 1980, one has a hand cut insert, 1980
24 9 ALCAS/Cutco - Original Tom Lamb Cookware Handle for Wear-Ever - old style - 1 assembled, 4 unassembled, undated
24 6 ALCAS/Cutco - Letter opener with old style Lamb Handle - Johnson's note: First Series, circa 1968
24 12 ALCAS/Cutco - Lamb handled steak knives (2) - 1 old style and 1 new style, undated
24 10 ALCAS/Cutco - Peeling knife with imitation Lamb Handle (not designed by Johnson), undated
24 11 ALCAS/Cutco - Lamb Wedge-Lock handle (metal handle without blade) - old style, undated
24 4 ALCAS/Cutco - wood and metal cutting die for knife sheath, 1978
24 13 ALCAS/Cutco - Lamb handles - production handles - new style, undated
24 14 ALCAS/Cutco - Leather knife sheaths, 4 small, for folding knives, undated
24 15 ALCAS/Cutco - Thomas Lamb handles cast in clear plastic (never produced) - new style, 1972
24 16 ALCAS/Cutco/Wear-Ever - advertising sponges (7), undated
24 17 ALCAS/Cutco - Spirit of '76 belt buckle, 1976
24 1 ALCAS/Cutco - Lamb steak knife handles (2) - old style, 1971
24 2 ALCAS/Cutco - Lamb handles - various designs for kitchen utensils - new style, 1971
Box Item
25 1 Proctor Silex - Irons - U-4 Iron, wooden model, painted white - Johnson's note: details hand carved with a pocket knife, file, & chisel in a motel room in Englewood Cliffs, NJ - where the Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex sales & marketing offices were located - sprayed white in the office stairwell the next day, approved by that afternoon, c. 1983. Note: this project was the first attempted & accomplished by Wear-Ever and Proctor Silex after the merger, circa 1983
25 2 Proctor Silex - Irons - I-24 iron, Blast of Steam Iron (includes note by Johnson regarding the development of this iron), circa 1983
25 3 Proctor Silex - Irons - U-4 Iron - first production series manufactured in Southern Pines, NC - Factory Model I-2703, circa 1984
25 4 Wear-Ever/Proctor Silex - Flashy Feet Shoe Polisher Kit case, circa 1989
25 5 Proctor Silex - Irons - plastic housing model of iron - Johnson's notes: first shots from production tooling-before texturing the molds, circa 1983
25 6 Proctor Silex - Irons - I-24 iron - Spray Steam Iron - final product, circa 1983
25 7 Proctor Silex - Irons - wooden model and whole sample for iron cords, designed by Johnson, circa 1983
Box Item
26 1 Proctor Silex - Timer Switch models, never produced, 1989
26 2 Proctor Silex - Irons - Electronic Shut-Off Memory Iron in Box, model 13322, undated
26 3 Proctor Silex - Popcorn Pumper - new design, undated
26 4 Proctor Silex - Super Shooter II kit box (never produced), undated
Box Item
27 1 Hamilton Beach - Food Chopper/Mincing Magic (in box), 1991
27 2 Hamilton Beach - Food Processor with attachments, undated
Box Item
28 1 Hamilton Beach - Blender cup, stainless steel, engraved: Hamilton Beach / Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation, 1904 - 2004, 2004
28 2 Hamilton Beach - Food Chopper/Mincing Magic, 1991
28 3 Hamilton Beach - Food Chopper/Mincing Magic demonstration model with translucent housing, circa 1991
Box
45 Hamilton Beach - Sesame Street Cookie Monster Cookie Press in original box with Use and Care Guide (this is an updated version of the Super Shooter, 1998
Box Item
28 4 Hamilton Beach - Toaster end panel - Johnson's note: designed by Raymond Loewy, undated
II. Small appliance and housewares research materials, 1870-2016, bulk 1900-2016
Scope and Content
This series consists of the historical materials relating to the various company histories that Marshall compiled throughout his career. Subseries A contains histories, ephemera, and photographs relating to the various companies. This group includes materials on all of the small, forgotten companies that were merged with or absorbed by the larger companies whose names survived through the years.
Subseries B, C, and D contain published sources of information on the various appliances and subjects of interest to Johnson. Subseries E are files on museum exhibitions and other museums Johnson visited and, in some cases, worked with. Subseries F contain the information Johnson compiled on various collectors and clubs for the appliances of interest. Subseries G are files and binders of photographs of the appliances and other items that Johnson had collected while researching particular products.
Subseries H are 65 ink on drafting linen production drawings (18"X24") for Wear-Ever's regular line of aluminum cookware products. These include drawings for coffee pots and perculators, tea kettles, pitchers, ricers, and several kinds of pans.
Subseries I are 203 ink on drafting linen production drawings for Wear-Ever's Kensington Ware line of aluminum giftware. While many of them were designed by Lurelle Guild, the drawings only note who drew them.
Subseries J are the actual small electric and hand-operated appliances, tools, and razors that Johnson collected to study while designing his products.
General Note
Some drawings included as part of Subseries I include a page reference to Paula Ockner and Leslie Pina's book, Art Deco Aluminum: Kensington (Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Publishing Ltd.), 1997. The pages referenced generally include more historical detail of the piece shown in the original drawing; a photograph of the finished piece, and/or a print of the item's patent. A copy of Ockner and Pina's book may be found here in Hagley's Library.
A. Company histories, trade catalogs, advertisements, and ephemera, 1870-2004, bulk 1900-2004
Box Folder
29 1 The Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) - Modern Metals (Nov. 1948) - Alcoa's company magazine, 1948
29 2 The Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) - ALCOA-Periodical- Automotive Industries, June 1, 1968, whole periodical is on aluminum cars, 1968
Box Folder
OS-11 1 The Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) - ad, 1934
Box Folder
29 3 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - Pittsburgh Reduction Company letterhead, undated
29 4 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - "Wear-Ever," 1913
29 5 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever- "Wear-Ever" Magazine, January, March, September, November 1915 and article "Charles Martin Hall" (March 1915), 1914-1915
29 6 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - Booklet, "Early Wear-Ever History"- Silver Anniversary of Wear-Ever, 1925
29 7 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - Early History - Photographs, undated
29 8 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - Early Patents (photocopies) for aluminum products - J. H. Wilson for teapot handle (1929); L. Guild et. al. for a teakettle and pitcher (1932); G. W. Bungay for a vacuum cup (1933), 1929, 1932-1933
29 9 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - Company histories (type-written manuscripts), 1939; late 1960s; c. 1977
29 10 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - ads, early 1900s, 1920s, 1937, 1939, 1946
29 11 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever/ALCOA-National Geographic ads and other magazines, 1940s
29 12 The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company/Wear-Ever - Wear-Ever-Catalogs and price lists, misc. undated catalogs, 1909, 1916, 1922, undated
29 13 Wear-Ever and Alcoa - booklets: Facts Worth Knowing About Wear-Ever Aluminum Equipment (1947); ALCOA at New Kensington (circa 1953); and other booklets on ALCOA and Wear-Ever, 1946-1947, circa 1953, undated
29 14 Wear-Ever - Wear-Ever Aluminum utensils catalogues, Catalogues 62 (1934); 64 (1936); 65 (1937); 68 (1939), 1934, 1936-1937,1939
29 15 Wear-Ever - Wear-Ever Aluminum utensils catalogues, unnumbered (1947 and 1949), 69 (1948), 69A and 69B (late 1940s); 69E (1955),69R (1950), 1940s-1950
29 16 Wear-Ever - Wear-Ever Specialties catalogs, 1928, 1940, undated
29 17 Wear-Ever - Wear-Ever Cookware Catalogs and Cookware Sets Catalogs, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1997, undated
29 18 Wear-Ever - Wear-Ever Aluminum Hotel Ware Catalogs, Nos. 54, 56, and one unnumbered, 1929, circa 1931, 1939, undated
29 19 Wear-Ever - Westmorland Silver Company, founded in 1940 by Wear-Ever Aluminum and Wallace Silversmiths-booklet, The Perfect Hostess (1958); photocopied booklet, Your Dreams Come True (1949), 1949, 1958
29 20 Wear-Ever - Kensington Traditional Buffet Servingwear Catalogs, Kensington for Casual Living catalogs, etc. and Price Lists, 1958, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, undated
29 21 Wear-Ever - Kensington ware, photocopies of the larger drawings, 1922-1960 - see oversize boxes for originals, 1922-1960
29 22 Wear-Ever - Black and white photographs of Kensington aluminum products, undated
29 23 Wear-Ever - Distributor Binder - price lists, product information sheets, etc., 1967
29 24 Wear-Ever - Product manuals and brochures, early 1900s-1950s
29 25 Wear-Ever - Promotional Cookbooks, 1920s-1970s
29 26 Wear-Ever - Wear-Ever product listings on Ebay (vintage and modern), listings 2001, 1940s-1970s
29 27 Wear-Ever - Coffee pot brochure: An Early American Pot Becomes Modern and photocopies of patent drawings of the coffee pot, which was desgined by Lurelle Guild and I. W. Wood - an actual example of this pot is in the Artifact series of this collection., 1932
29 28 Wear-Ever - color photograph of a Coke Dispenser, undated
29 29 Wear-Ever - Cookware product information sheets, 1960s-1970s
29 30 Wear-Ever - Training materials: Information on materials used in the manufacture of Wear-Ever cooking utensils, 1963
29 31 Wear-Ever - 60th Anniversary Brochure, history, etc., and photos, 1963
Box Folder
OS-11 3 Proctor Schwartz/Proctor Silex - Typewritten copy of history by Arthur Redstone, other information by Clarence Staets, Jr. (histories cover 1788-1969); also charts of companies merging and employees, 1970, 1997
Box Folder
30 1 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor-Schwartz - Company history, toaster patent, products, etc., 1914, 1920-1960, 2000
30 2 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor-Schwartz -"History of Proctor-Silex, 1788-1972," unpublished manuscript by Arthur Redstone, undated
30 3 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - "History of Electrical Division and Product Deveopment," by Joseph W. Myers, an address to the Proctor organization in 1945; other histories, clippings, etc., 1945-1997
30 4 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Product manual and parts lists, and service information, 1936-1950
30 5 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - "Chronology of Ironing Table Development," typed manuscript; Total Ironing Table Sales; photocopy of patent for Proctor Ironing table (1958), 1947-1958
30 6 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Publicity photographs of women ironing, Proctor irons, and Proctor toasters, undated, 1950s
30 7 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Publicity photographs of women ironing with press release information attached to each, 1950-1952
30 8 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Proctor Irons - photocopied product information sheets, ads, etc., 1940s-2000s
30 9 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Proctor Service Manuals and Parts Lists for Irons, Toasters, and Roasters, 1950-1958
30 10 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Distributor's Notebook-Price Lists, Product Sheets (mostly ironing boards), Product Brochures, 1955-1959
30 11 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Silex/Proctor Silex-Distributor's Notebook-Product Pages, Price Lists, 1950s-1961
Box Folder
OS-11 4 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Electric Company - Iron packaging, undated, iron ads (photocopies), 1945, 1948, undated
Box Folder
30 12 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Silex Corporation - Service manual, section one, parts list and drawings for toasters with model and part numbers - inlcudes Proctor and Mary Proctor products, as well as other brands manufactured by Proctor, 1954-1968
30 13 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Silex Corporation - Toaster Repair Service instructions with model numbers and cord change-over instructions, 1966
30 13 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Silex Incorporated - Product manuals and other information for various appliances, 1960-1966
30 14 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - SCM Proctor Silex - various Proctor iron product labels, 1960s-1970s
30 15 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - SCM Proctor Silex - Product Manuals, 1966-1982
30 16 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - SCM Proctor Silex - Product Sheets, 1972-1973, undated
30 17 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - SCM Proctor Silex - 50th Anniversary, 1979
30 18 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Silex Ltd. of Canada - Service Repair Manual, Section 2 (Section 1 is missing) - Includes Silex, Proctor, Mary Proctor, etc., appliances with model and repair part numbers, 1960-1966
30 19 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Proctor Silex Ltd. of Canada - Service Repair Manual, Section 2 - "obsolete types, June 29, 1966" - Includes Proctor, Mary Proctor, etc. appliances with model numbers and part numbers, 1962-1966, undated
30 20 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Silex Company - Histories and other information (The Silex Company was acquired by Proctor Electric in 1960), 1929-1960
30 21 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Silex - Coffee Maker - photographs, photocopied ads and other materials, 2005, , undated
Box Folder
OS-11 5 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Silex - Silex Coffee Maker ads, 1937, undated
Box Folder
30 22 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Silex Company - Instruction book for Silex Electric Coffee Maker, 1947
30 23 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Silex - Products, Catalogs, and other photocopied information, undated
30 24 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Silex Company - Photographs of products, undated
30 25 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Glori-Matic, Golden Shield, and Grant Maid Irons, undated
30 26 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: J.C. Penny Co. Irons, undated
30 27 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Lady Price and Lady Susan Irons, undated
30 28 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Mary Proctor and Mary Dunbar Irons, undated
30 29 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Montgomery Ward and Signature (for M.W. Irons), undated
30 30 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Proctor [Electric Co.] Irons, undated
30 31 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Proctor Silex - Irons and other appliances, undated
30 32 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Silex - Irons and other appliances, undated
30 33 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification plates: Viking and Vornado Irons, undated
30 34 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Windsor and Wizard Irons, undated
30 35 Proctor Silex and Related Companies - Brand and Signature Product Identification Plates: Misc. brand plates for irons and other appliances, undated [Folder includes: AMC, Berkley, Coronado, Dormeyer, and Kenmore]
Box Folder
31 1 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Bloomfield Industries (purchased a division of Proctor Silex in 1961), 1961, undated
31 2 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Chicago Electric Co. - Brands, Handi Hot and Sterling, undated
31 3 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Dominion/Dominion Electric Corp.-Product Brochures and Booklets, 1971-1972, undated
31 4 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Products on eBay, eBay listings 2001, 2001
31 5 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Enterprise Manufacturing Company of PA (1866-1955) (absorbed by Proctor Silex in 1955), undated
31 6 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Enterprise Mfg. Co. of Pennsylvania - products on eBay, Ebay listings 2001, 2001
31 7 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Liberty Gauge & Instrument Company, Cleveland (purchased by Proctor and Schwartz, 1929), undated
31 8 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Liberty Gauge and Proctor - Irons; designer Joseph Myers information, 1921-1928, 1930s, 1974
31 9 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Mrs. Potts Sad Irons (Mrs. Potts Sad Irons was absorbed by Enterprise), 1870-1871, 1878, undated
31 10 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - SCM Corporation information, 1973
31 11 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Shetland Lewyt Company information, 1960s
31 12 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Shetland Lewyt distributors' binder - Product Sheets, Correspondence, etc., 1972
31 13 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Shetland Lewyt distributors' binder - Prodoct Sheets, Service Manuals, Correspondence, etc., 1968-1972
31 14 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Shetland Company/Shetland Lewyt - Product booklets, price lists, etc., 1961, 1967-1972, 1983, undated
31 15 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Shetland Lewyt - Photographs of producets, E-Bay listings (2001), etc., undated
31 16 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Product photographs, undated
31 17 Companies absorbed by or merged with Proctor and/or Silex - Frank M. (or E.) Wolcott Manufacturing Company / Torrid Brand - purchased the Silex Company in 1929, changed name to The Silex Company in 1936, 1909-1936
31 18 Hamilton Beach related companies - Scovill - Company Information, Fasteners, 2000
31 19 Hamilton Beach related companies - Scovill Manufacturing Company - "A Short History of Scovill," 1969
31 20 Hamilton Beach related companies - Scovill Manufacturing Company - Production drawings for Carpet washer screws, plugs, etc. (originals), 1919-1922
31 21 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach and Related Companies - Scovill/Clinton Products, undated
31 22 Hamilton Beach related companies - NuTone Scovill - Product Manuals, ads, etc., 1981, 1984, undated
31 23 Hamilton Beach related companies - Puritron/Scovill and Puritron/Hamilton Beach - Product Sheets and Price Lists, 1960, 1962, 1965, undated
31 24 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scovill - Service Catalog Binder, 1964-1982
31 25 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scovill Service Catalog - with model numbers and drawings, and parts numbers, 1964
31 26 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scoville - Product manuals and promotional cookbooks, 1922-1986
31 27 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scovill - Hamilton Beach TV ads for various products, 1975, undated
31 28 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scovill - Chart of accounts, 1935 - 1937, revised 1938, 1935-1938
31 29 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scovill - Product Sheets, 1950s-1980s
31 30 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scovill - Product ads, 1940, 1959, 1961,1968, undated
31 31 Hamilton Beach related companies - Hamilton Beach/Scovill - History and misc., 1973-1974, 1985
31 32 Hamilton Beach - Company history materials and chart from the Racine Heritage Museum, 1997-1998
Box Folder
OS-12 1 Hamilton Beach Ledger Book - 1. Employees, 1965 2. cash, 1962-1965, 1962-1965
OS-12 2 Hamilton Beach Ledger Book - Check and Deposit Register, Feb. 1910-Dec.1912, 1910-1912
OS-12 3 Hamilton Beach Ledger Book - Office and Factory Payroll, September 19, 1910-October 21, 1913, 1910-1913
Box Folder
31 33 Hamilton Beach - Chester H. Beach Patent Drawings (Photocopies), 1914-1927
31 34 Hamilton Beach - Production drawings for screws, washers, brackets, etc. for Hamilton Beach products (originals), 1917-1963
31 35 Hamilton Beach - Production Drawings for parts and name plates for Hamilton Beach products (originals), 1931-1962
31 36 Hamilton Beach - Receipts, thank you letters, and Guarantee certificates for purchasers of Hamilton Beach products, 1923, undated
31 37 Hamilton Beach - Various photocopied materials pertaining to Hamilton Beach Company, 1920s, undated
31 38 Hamilton Beach - Photocopied photos of various soda fountain mixers, 1920, undated
31 39 Hamilton Beach - Photograph of Hamilton Beach refrigerator, 1930s
31 40 Hamilton Beach - Repair Parts Price lists with photos of parts and diagrams for various Hamilton Beach products, 1930-1936
31 41 Hamilton Beach - Product manuals and promotional cookbooks, 1920s-1940s
31 42 Hamilton Beach - Product ads, 1920s-1930s
Box Folder
OS-11 2 Hamilton Beach - Product ads, oversize, 1917-1950s
Box Folder
31 43 Hamilton Beach - Production charts for various mixers and blenders, 1940-1968
31 44 Hamilton Beach - Products, Parts, and Price Lists, 1942, 1958, undated
31 45 Hamilton Beach - Products, Parts, and Price Lists, 1964, 1969, undated
31 46 Hamilton Beach - Model numbers of appliances and last date manufactured, 1948-1987
31 47 Hamilton Beach - Hamilton Beach appliance research and correspondence, 1997-1998, 2000
31 48 Hamilton Beach - Hamilton Beach appliance research from Gerald (Gerry) Karwowski, 1999-2000, undated
31 49 Hamilton Beach - Hamilton Beach appliance E-Bay listings (2001), 1902 - 1960s, undated
31 50 Hamilton Beach - Hamilton Beach and Proctor Silex logos - compiled by Gerald (Gerry) Karwowski, 1910s-1990s
31 51 Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex - Photos of appliances made by Hamilton Beach - note: also see Johnson's Appliance Collections folders, undated
Box Folder
OS-11 6 Other Companies/Brands - Ads for miscellaneous brands, 1905, 1919, 1920s, 1937, 1950
Box Folder
32 1 Other Companies/Brands - Advance Aluminum Castings Corp. - Minitmaid Magic Cooker product manual and promotional cookbook, 1955
32 2 Other Companies/Brands - Allcraft Plastic Co., Inc., circa 1982
32 3 Other Companies/Brands - Argo Industries, 1969
32 4 Other Companies/Brands - Betty Crocker - The Betty+H158 Crocker Ironing Primer, 1946
32 5 Other Companies/Brands - Bissell, 1940, 1979
32 6 Other Companies/Brands - Club Aluminum Company - Promotional cookbook, 1920-1921
32 7 Other Companies/Brands - The Cornelius Company, 1977, undated
32 8 Other Companies/Brands - Corning Glassworks - Promotional cookbooks, ads, etc., 1931, 1963, 1968, undated
32 9 Other Companies/Brands - Deepfreeze Home Freezers, 1952
32 10 Other Companies/Brands - Faberware, 1983, undated
32 11 Other Companies/Brands - Fitzgerald Manufacturing - Promotional cookbook, 1930s
32 12 Other Companies/Brands - General Electric - ads, product manual, product information sheets, 1950s-1980s
32 13 Other Companies/Brands - Gillette, undated
32 14 Other Companies/Brands - Gravely Mowers - ads, product informationn sheets, manuals, service information, 1950-70s, 1999, undated
32 15 Other Companies/Brands - Idex Corporation, undated
32 16 Other Companies/Brands - Jay Kay Metals Specialties Co. - Promotional cookbook, undated
32 17 Other Companies/Brands - Kitchen Craft - Waterless cooker product manual, 1926
32 18 Other Companies/Brands - Larkin Co. - Promotional cookbook, 1913
32 19 Other Companies/Brands - Magic Mill, 1975
32 20 Other Companies/Brands - Maxim Company, 1980, undated
32 21 Other Companies/Brands - Maxwell House - Promotional cookbook, 1937
32 22 Other Companies/Brands - Melitta USA Inc. - Automatic drip coffeemaker manual, 1993
32 23 Other Companies/Brands - Metal Cookware Manufacturers Association - Consumer Information Guides to Metal Cookware and Bakeware, 1975, 1977-1978
32 24 Other Companies/Brands - Mirro Aluminum - Promotional cookbook, 1920s
32 25 Other Companies/Brands - Moulinex Products, Inc. - Promotional cookbook, manual, product information sheet, 1977, 1979, 1980
32 26 Other Companies/Brands - Oster - A Division of Sunbeam - blender manuals and promotional cookbooks, product registration and accessories materials, 1969-1979, 1985, 1991
32 27 Other Companies/Brands - Potlatch Corporation - Context 1 Design competition winners, 2002
32 28 Other Companies/Brands - Presto (National Presto Industries) - promotional cookbook, product information sheets, product catalog, etc., 1971, 1984, 1985, 1989, undated (1940s?)
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OS-11 7 Other Companies/Brands - Razor ads, 1920s-1930s, undated
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32 29 Other Companies/Brands - Rival - Product manuals and guides, product information sheets, promotional cookbooks, 1945, 1979, undated
32 30 Other Companies/Brands - Robert Shaw-Fulton Controls Co., undated
32 31 Other Companies/Brands - Ronco Corporation - clippings, articles - see artifacts also., 1970, 2007, 2016, 2018
32 32 Other Companies/Brands - Ronson Corporation - Product information sheets, manual, ads, articles, 1965-1976, undated
32 33 Other Companies/Brands - Rubbermaid - clippings, 1998
32 34 Other Companies/Brands - Salton - catalog, product manuals, articles, 1971-1980
32 35 Other Companies/Brands - SodaStream, LTD.- product manual and Wear-Ever test kitchen results, 1981
32 36 Other Companies/Brands - Sunbeam - Mixmaster product manual, cookbook, and product catalog, 1940s
32 37 Other Companies/Brands - Topper Toys - panel from Suzy Homemaker Sweet Shoppe toy, 1968
32 38 Other Companies/Brands - Waring Products Corp. - Promotional cookbooks for blenders, ads, 1956, 1958,1968
32 39 Other Companies/Brands - Welbilt Corporation - articles, ad, 1996, 1998
32 40 Other Companies/Brands - West Bend Company - product manual and cookbook for Electric Skillet, 1983
32 41 Other Companies/Brands - Westinghouse Electric Corporation - articles, ad, circa 1970, undated
32 42 Other Companies/Brands - William Campbell Co. - ad for electric fireless cooker range, undated
32 43 Other Companies/Brands - Zyliss U.S.A., Inc. - product information catalog, 1983
32 44 Other Companies/Brands - Misc. promotional cookbooks, product use and care booklets and manuals, 1920s-1990s
32 45 Other Companies/Brands - ads and other materials, 1930s-2000s
32 46 Other Companies/Brands - Product information sheets, etc., 1960s-1990s, undated
32 47 Other Companies/Brands - Housewares catalogs: Allied Housewares Distributors Association, 1958; Cohens, Jacksonville, FL., 1958, 1958
32 48 Other Companies/Brands - Best Jewelers catalog, 1989-1990, showing many of the Proctor Silex, Hamilton Beach, etc. products, 1989-1990
B. Articles and periodicals, 1900-2015
Box Folder
32 49 Advertising history - articles, 1985, 2004
32 50 Armco Steel Corp. - Student Design Program - booklets on the program, 1978
32 51 Appliance colors - articles, booklets, etc., 1976,1985-1986, 2012
32 52 Cars - articles, 2003, 2006, 2007
32 53 Coffee Makers - articles, 1994, undated
32 54 Columbus, OH - clippings, 1987
32 55 Cooking and Food Preparation - articles and clippings, 1995, 2012, undated
32 56 Designs for disabled persons and universal design - booklets, etc., 1986, 1996-1998
32 57 Domestic science - articles, 1900, 1912, 1914
32 58 History and design of power tools - articles, 1971, undated
32 59 Housewares / Appliances - articles and clippings, 1967, 1970s-1980s, 1998
32 60 Housewares / Appliances History - articles and clippings, 1913, 1950s, 1970s, 1988, 1999-2002
32 61 Industrial Design / Design - articles, 1960-2002
32 62 Innsbrook Business Park, Richmond, VA-clipping, 1990
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33 1 Invention & technology - articles, 1942, 1945, 1974-1979, 1985, 2005, 2007
33 2 Inventions, miscellaneous - articles, 1979-2015
33 3 Earl Litshey articles from Retail Home Furnishings Magazine on housewares, 1978, 1984
33 4 Plastics - articles, 1939,1992, 2000
33 5 "50 years of Progress in Plastics," 1987
33 6 Toys, Toy Companies - articles, 1985, 2006, 2011, 2013-2016
33 7 Miscellaneous Articles - including aluminum furniture article, 1946, 1983, 1986, 1992-2016
33 8 Appliance Manufacturer (Nov. 1987), "Maytag Culture," 1987
33 9 HFD Retailing Home Furnishings (May 28, 1979), "30 Years of Housewares," 1979
33 10 Industrial Design (April 1969) vol. 16, no. 3, "Fifteen Years of Industrial Design," 1969
33 11 Innovation (Spring 1998), "Design History," 1998
33 12 Modernism (Winter 2005-2006), 2006
33 13 Plastics Design Forum, vol. 11, no. 2 (March/April 1986) and vol. 16, no. 2 (March/April 1991), 1986, 1991
33 14 Plastics Design Forum, vol. 1, no. 1 (March/April 1976) and vol. 6, no. 2 (March/April 1981), 1976, 1981
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OS-11 8 Articles on new inventions and the best new products, 1962, 1968, 1983, 2005, undated
OS-11 9 Articles on design, 1953, 1967, 1987, 2000, undated
OS-11 10 Article, "Both Fish and Fowl," George Nelson, Fortune Magazine (February 1934) - on industrial designers Loewy, Guild, and others, 1934
OS-11 11 Articles on design, 1969, 2004, 2015, undated
OS-11 12 Article, "The Golden Anniversary of the Golden Arches," Nation's Restaurant News, 1994., 1994
C. Publications, 1968-2019
Box Folder
33 15 List of Johnson Collection publications sent to Library Publications Dept., and list of publications kept with collection, 2019
33 16 Materials inserted into books which have been sent to Library Publications Dept., 2003-2014
33 17 Bezene, Norm. This Inventive Century: The Incredible Journey of Underwriters Laboratories, 1894-1994. Northbrook, IL: Underwriters Labroratories, 1994, 1994
33 18 Caplan, Ralph. By Design. New York: McGraw Hill, 1983. Inscribed to Johnson by author. Includes inserts on Caplan., 1983
33 19 Hertzberg, Robert. Repairing Small Electrical Appliances. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Pubs., 1968, 1968
33 20 Killbride, Richard J. Art Deco Chrome: The Chase Era. Stamford, CT: Jo-D Books, 1988, 1988
33 21 Norman, Donald A. The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Doubleday Currency, 1990., 1990
33 22 O'Neill, Bill. Industrial Design: A Designer's Dictionary. Cincinnati, OH: Index Design Associates, 1988. Johnson contrubuted to this edition - see Career Files - Other Professional Activities for more information on this., 1988
33 23 Papanek, Victor, and James Hennessey. How Things Don't Work. New York: Pantheon Books, 1977., 1977
33 24 Pearce, Christopher. Fifties Sourcebook: A Visual Guide to the Style of a Decade. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1990., 1990
33 25 Petroski, Henry. Invention By Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997., 1997
33 26 Petroski, Henry. To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. New York: Vintage Books, 1992., 1992
33 27 Pinfold, Wallace G. A Closer Shave: Man's Daily Search for Perfection. New York: Artisan, 1999., 1999
33 28 Staten, Vince. Did Monkeys Invent the Monkey Wrench? Hardware Stores and Hardware Stories. New York: Touchstone, 1997., 1997
33 29 Tambini, Michael. The Look of the Century. New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 1996, 1996
33 30 Jenison, Louis Peet and Lenore E. Sater, ed. Household Equipment. 1970, 1975, John Wiley & Sons. Includes two editions: 6th edition (1970) and 7th edition (1975) with chapters on appliances (removed from book), 1970, 1975
33 31 Williams, E. Todd. The First Men's Guide to Ironing. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. Signed to Johnson by the author. Many clippings inserted into book., 1992
D. Appliance histories, 1940-2005
Box Folder
34 1 Correspondence regarding old appliances, 1993, 2002
34 2 Appliance histories - list of various appliance companies compiled by Johnson, undated
34 3 Appliance product histories compiled by Assoc. of Home Appliance Manufacturers, 1987
34 4 Can Openers, 1981, 2000, undated
34 5 Irons, 1945, 1960, 1980, undated
34 6 Microwave Cookware, 1983, 1986
34 7 Pressure Cookers, Slow Cookers, 1973, 1980
34 8 Razors, 1940s-2000s
34 9 Razor research - correspondence and information on collectors, dealers, etc., 1992-1993
34 10 Toasters, 1990-2005
E. Museums and exhibitions, 1979-2006
Box Folder
34 11 Cooper-Hewitt Museum exhibition, Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines From Home to Office. New York: Cooper-Hewitt, 1993; catalog and clippings. Also see Career Files - Johnson worked with the curator and lent several of the objects., 1993
34 12 Cooper-Hewitt Museum exhibition, Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer - exhibition brochure and other materials, 1994
34 13 Exhibition, Pininfarina Design in 20 Objects for Daily Use. Florence: Le Monnier, 1999. Catalog for exhibition held at the Italian Cultural Institute, Washington, DC. Catalog is inscribed to Johnson. Also has cards, photographs, and other materials tipped in., 1999
34 14 Toledo Museum of Art exhibition, The Alliance of Art and Industry: Toledo Designs for a Modern America. Toledo: Toledo Museum of Art, 2002. Catalog and other exhibition materials. Inscribed to Marshall from Vicki Matranga, one of the authors., 2002
34 15 Decorative Arts Center of Ohio exhibition, Roasting & Toasting, Grilling & Chilling: Ohio's Artful Appliances. Curated by Vicki Matranga; exhibition materials, clippings, and photos of objects Johnson lent to this show., 2004
34 16 Toaster Museum Foundation - newsletters, clipping, note from the President of the Board of Directors, 1997-2001
34 17 Miscellaneous museums and exhibitions, 1979-2006
F. Materials on collectors and collectors' clubs, 1980-2016
Box Folder
34 18 Collectors and Clubs for Housewares and Appliances, etc., 1980s-2000s
34 19 Gerald (Gerry) Karwowski, Case, Union Grove, WI - collector of Racine, WI manufacturing companies products; corresponded with Johnson and sent him much of his research and examples of Hamilton Beach and other companies' products. See also Career Files for more on Karwowski., 1998, undated
34 20 Kollecting Old Kitchen Stuff (KOOKs) - club material, newsletter, etc., 1996-1997
34 21 General Collecting, Connoisseurship - clippings, articles, 1984, 1993, 2016, undated
G. Johnson's small appliances and housewares photographic collection, 1900s-2000s
Box Folder
34 22 Photographs of Irons, undated
34 23 Photographs of razors - non-electric razors, safety razors, and electric razors, undated
34 24 Photographs of toasters, undated
34 25 Photographs of misc. appliances, most are identified, undated
34 26 Negatives for the photographs of the appliances and razors, undated
34 27 Products owned by Johnson at one time, identified, undated
34 28 Photocopies of Binder #1 pages - "Appliance Collection" - see binder in Box 35. Photocopies were made for conservation purposes., undated
34 29 Photocopies of Binder #2 pages of the appliances - see binder in Box 35. Photocopies were made for conservation purposes., undated
34 30 Photocopies of Binder #2 pages - "Razors" - see binder in Box 35. Photocopies were made for conservation purposes., undated
Box Item
35 1 Binder #1 - "Appliance Collection," undated
35 2 "Miscellaneous Appliances and Razor Collection," undated
H. Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company / Wear-Ever production drawings, 1921-1964, bulk 1921-1940
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OS-13 1 No. SF-3 Handle for Waffle Molds Nos. 340-341, undated [drawn by M.E.H.]
OS-13 1 No. SF-116 Spout (The United States Aluminum Co.), 1921 August 8 [drawn by W. F. C.]
OS-13 1 No. SF-142 Coffee Pot Handles, 1927 May 23 [drawn D. F. L. & A. D.]
OS-13 1 No. SF-187 Tea Kettle Bails With Alaska Grips, 1930 January 27 [drawn by G. S. S.]
OS-13 1 No. SF-378 Loop Handles, 1935 December 23 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 1 No. SF-460 Canteen Case and Strap, 1939 December 20 [drawn by Hunter]
OS-13 1 No. SF-467 Canteen (New Style) Case & Strap, 1940 March 8 [drawn by Hunter]
OS-13 2 No. SU-455 Can Opener Assembly, 1948 April 2 [drawn by Hunter]
OS-13 2 No. SU-463 Ricer Assembly, 1929 September 18 [drawn by A. Dangaix]
OS-13 2 No. SU-465 Jiffy Juicer Assembly, 1939 April 25
OS-13 2 No. SU-465 Jiffy Juicer Frame Detail, 1938 November 1
OS-13 2 No. SU-465 Jiffy Juicer Frame Details, 1938 November 4
OS-13 2 No. SU-465 Jiffy Juicer Handle Details, 1938 November 25
OS-13 2 No. SU-465 Jiffy Juicer Strainer Details, 1938 November 28
OS-13 2 No. SU-472 Pitcher, 1934 October 19 [1 of 3 drawn by J.J.M., 1934 October 19; 2-3 drawn by Bowers, 1932 February 1]
OS-13 2 No. SU-741 1/4 Triplicate Saucepan, 1927 September 19 [drawn by J.T.W.]
OS-13 2 No. SU-742 Triplicate Saucepan, 1927 September 22 [drawn by J. T. W.]
OS-13 2 No. SU-742 3/4 Triplicate Saucepan, 1927 September 23 [drawn by J. T. W.]
OS-13 2 No. SU-2081 Triplicate Saucepan, 1935 November 4 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 2 No. SU-2081 3/4 Triplicate Saucepan, 1931 May 12 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 2 No. SU-955 Tea Kettle Assembly, 1927 July 22 [drawn by H. M. M.]
OS-13 3 No. SU-966 Drip Coffee Maker, 1949 December 2 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-13 3 No. SU-973 Percolator Assembly, 1929 January 10 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 3 No. SU-1032G Milk Pail, 1936 December 8 [drawn by Murin]
OS-13 3 No. SU-1273 Electric Percolator, 1929 April 8 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 3 No. SU-1346 Electric Percolator, 1929 September 6 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 3 No. SU-2022 Pitcher, 1933 September 25 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 3 No. SU-2031 Drip Coffee Pot, 1934 April 26 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 3 No. SU-2032 Drip Pot, 1934 March 22, 24, 27 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2055-H Pan and Cover, 1939 February 15 [drawn by R. Hunter]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2206G Coffee Pot, 1936 November 4 [drawn by Stuckly]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2210 Drip Coffee Pot, 1930 October 16 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2252 Pan & Cover Assembly, 1935 February 23 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2303 Convex Sauce Pan, 1928 March 9 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2320 Asparagus Cooker, 1932 December 16 [drawn by A. Dangaix]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2334 Tip-n-Drain, 1936 September 12 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2434 (United States Aluminum Company) Double Boiler, 1922 January 4 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2472 Pudding Boiler, 1927 December 23 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 4 No. SU-2592 (United States Aluminum Company) Double Fry Pan, 1923 December 3 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 5 No. SU-2644 1/2 Dutch Oven, 1936 April 1 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 5 No. SU-2903 Pan, 1931 December 18 [drawn by A. D.]
OS-13 5 No. SU-3006 Percolator, 1935 November 1-2 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 5 No. SU-3006 Bell Percolator, undated [drawn by G. L. A.]
OS-13 5 No. SU-3006-E Coffee Brewer, 1932 February 23 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 5 No. SU-3006 (Aluminum Co. of America) Coffee Brewer Percolator Cover, 1964 May 21 [drawn by J. H. Heilman]
OS-13 5 No. SU-3008 (Aluminum Co. of America) Bell Shaped Percolator, 1935 October 31; 1960 September 16 [1 of 2 drawn by Bowers, October 31, 1935; 2 of 2 drawn by J. H. H., September 16, 1960]
OS-13 5 No. SU-3008 (Aluminum Co. of America) Percolator Cover, 1964 May 27 [drawn by J. H. Heilman]
OS-13 5 No. SU-3008-E Coffee Brewer, 1933 February 22 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3012 Bell Shaped Percolator, 1933 November 17, undated [1 of 2 drawn by Bowers, March 28, 193(?), March 31, 19(?); 2 of 2 drawn by D. F. L., November 17, 1933]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3055 Tea Kettle, 1932 December 13 [drawn by C. R. B. & J. J. M.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3073 Whistling Tea Kettle, 1940 October 9 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3082 Whistling Tea Kettle Assembly, 1935 April 24 [drawn by D.F.L.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3082 Whistling Tea Kettle Details, 1935 April 19 [drawn by D.F.L.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3082 Whistling Tea Kettle Details, 1935 April 20 [drawn by D.F.L.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3088, undated [drawn by A. L. A.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3092 1/2 Electric Range Tea Kettle, 1936 December 9 [drawn by La Lama]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3102 (United States Aluminum Company) Soup Strainer Assembly, 1922 October 9 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3384 (United States Aluminum Company) Triangular Sink Strainer, 1923 August 9 [drawn by W. H. B.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-3410 (United States Aluminum Company) Cover, 1921 January 6 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-5051 Drip Coffee Pot Assembly, 1932 December 28 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 6 No. SU-5052 Oval Drip Coffee Maker, 1931 September 16 [drawn by D. F. L.]
OS-13 7 No. SU-5061 Bell Shaped Percolator, 1933 January 5 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-13 7 No. SU-5072 Wear Ever Drip Coffee Maker, 1931 May 6 [drawn by Bowers & J. R. S.]
OS-13 7 No. SU-5081 1/2 Double Boiler Assembly, 1931 September 8 [drawn by C. R. B.]
OS-13 7 No. SU-6004 Pot Assembly, 1931 March 12 [drawn by R. F. S.]
I. Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company / Kensington Ware production drawings, 1934-1960, bulk 1934-1940
General Note
Some drawings include a page reference to Paula Ockner and Leslie Pina's book, Art Deco Aluminum: Kensington (Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Publishing Ltd.), 1997. The pages referenced generally include more historical detail of the piece shown in the original drawing; a photograph of the finished piece, and/or a print of the item's patent. A copy of Ockner and Pina's book may be found here in Hagley's Library.
Box Folder
OS-13 8 No. KW-7001 Memo Pad, 1937 February 27; 1937 May 13 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Memorandum Book pg. 109]
OS-13 8 No. KW-7000 Blotter Holder with serrated edges, 1937 February 27 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Blotter Holder pg. 108]
OS-13 8 No. KW-7004 Calendar Holder, 1935 June 14 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Calendar Holder pg. 112]
OS-13 8 No. KW-7006 Blotter Holder, 1935 January 11 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Waverly Blotter Holder pg. 108]
OS-13 8 No. KW-7007 Pad Holder, 1935 January 12 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Jot-It Memorandum Pad Holder pg. 113]
OS-13 8 No. KW-7010 Memo Pad, 1940 July 29 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-13 8 No. KW-7012 Kleenex Tissue Box Holder, 1937 March 31 [drawn by Bowers & La Lama; Lido Lipstick Tissue Holder pg. 114]
OS-13 9 No. KW-7013 Memorandum Paper Roll Holder, 1937 October 15; 1937 October 18 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild, Oxford Memo Roll pgs. 114-115]
OS-13 9 No. KW-7029 Vase, 1936 November 11 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild, Gainsborough Vase pg. 35]
OS-13 9 No. KW-7030 9 1/2" Vase, 1936 May 9; 1936 May 11 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild design, Sherwood Vase pg. 35]
OS-13 9 No. KW-7031 Laurel Vase, 1927 May 25-27 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild design, Marlborough Vase pg. 32]
OS-13 10 No. KW-7032 Flower Vase, 1940 July [1 of 2 drawn by W. Geneitis, 1940 July 20; 2 of 2 drawn by Murin, 1940 July 1; Kingston Vase pg. 35]
OS-13 10 No. KW-7050 Golden Chatham Tray, 1957 March 26 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 10 No. KW-7055 Golden Dorchester Tray, 1957 March 27 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 10 No. KW-7060 Golden Dorchester Tray, 1957 April 1 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 10 No. KW-7065 Golden Dorchester Canapé Plate, 1957 April 2 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 10 No. KW-7070 Golden Dorchester Canapé Plate, 1957 April 2 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 10 No. KW-7072 Golden Regency Canapé Plate, 1957 April 3 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7100 Zodiac Tray, 1937 June 8 [drawn by Murin; Lurelle Guild design, Zodiac Tray pg. 20]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7102 15" Platter, 1935 June 4 [drawn by D. F. L.; Lurelle Guild design, Compass Platter (companion to Zodiak tray) pg. 24]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7104 Cheese & Cracker Server, 1935 January; 1938 July [1 of 2 drawn by D. F. L., 1935 January 16; 2 of 2 drawn by Topping, 1938 July 28; Carlton G. Towne design, York Cheese and Cracker Server pg. 84]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7105 Platter, 1935 December 17 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Aztec Footed Platter pgs. 77-78]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7106 Platter, 1937 October 4 [drawn by Murin; Lurelle Guild design, Cortez Footed Platter pgs. 77-78]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7107 Constellation Platter, 1939 June 5 [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Constellation Platter pg. 29]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7109 Laurel Tray, 1937 June 11 [drawn by Murin; Lurelle Guild design, Laurel Tray (7110 pg. 86)]
OS-13 11 No. KW-7112 Tray, 1938 April 21 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Round Tray pg. 85]
OS-13 12 No. KW-7120 Fruit Bowl, 1950 August 15 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-13 12 No. KW-7130 Well and Tree Platter, 1950 July 27; 1950 July 31; 1950 July 25 [drawn by Bowers] ; 3.0 items
OS-13 12 No. KW-7148 Serving Tray, 1956 July 12; 1956 July 18 [drawn by Bowers; Chatham Tray pg. 90, 127]
OS-13 12 No. KW-7150 Cocktail Tray, 1935 February 8 [drawn by J. J. M.; Radcliffe Tray]
OS-13 12 No. KW-7151 Rectangular Tray, 1935 January 10-11 [drawn by Bowers; Chelsea Serving Tray]
OS-13 12 No. KW-7151 1/2 Tray Divider & Board, 1936 August 12 [drawn by J. J. M.; Chelsea Buffet Server]
OS-13 13 No. KW-7152 Rectangular Tray, 1935 June 12 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild desing, Clipper Ship Buffet Server pg. 88]
OS-13 13 No. KW-7152 1/2 Tray Divider [1 of 2 drawn by Nelson, June 29, 19352 of 2 drawn by D. F. L., September 17, 1935Lurelle Guild designer, Clipper Ship Buffet Server]
OS-13 13 No. KW-7153 Rectangular Tray, 1935 August 23 [drawn by F. A. H.; Lurelle Guild design, Clipper Ship Tray pg. 88]
OS-13 13 No. KW-7154 Tray, 1935 [1 of 2 drawn by J.J.M. and Bowers, 1935 September 3; 2 of 2 drawn by Bowers, 1935 November 16; Lurelle Guild design, Hunt Tray pg. 87]
OS-13 13 No. KW-7155 Bread Tray, 1935 June 20; 1935 September 3 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Dover Tray pg. 73]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7156 Tray, 1936 July 29 [drawn by J. R. S.; Lurelle Guild design, Hunt Serving Tray pg. 87]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7157 Rectangular Tray, 1938 May 2 [drawn by La Lama; Chelsea Serving Tray pg. 75 (picture is example of Art Deco leaf)]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7158 Bread Tray, 1938 December 16 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild design, Irvington Tray pgs. 73-74 (example of Art Deco)]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7159 Tray, 1938 December 9 [drawn by Murin; Savoy Round Tray pg. 72]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7160 Serving Tray, 1940 October 3 [drawn by Stuckley]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7160 Engine Tray, 1953 December 3 [drawn by (C.) W. R.]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7161 Rectangular Tray, 1940 December 13-14 [drawn by La Lama]
OS-13 14 No. KW-7162 Army Tray, 1941 January 17 [drawn by Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, pg. 29 (tray with detail of minute man, muskets and stars)]
OS-13 15 No. KW-7162 Dorchester Tray, 1954 August 7 [drawn by Bowers; Dorchester Tray pg. 80]
OS-13 15 No. KW-7163 Savoy Square Tray, 1954 November 23 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 15 No. KW-7164 Commodore Perry Tray, 1954 November 23 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-13 15 No. KW-7165 "Queen" Tray, 1955 January 21 [drawn by (C.) W. R; Queen Tray pg. 80]
OS-13 15 No. KW-7166 Square Tray, 1955 October 12 [drawn by Nelson; Square Tray, plain]
OS-13 16 No. KW-7200 Coffee Server, 1937-1938 [1 of 4 drawn by Murin, 1937 August 16; 2 of 4 drawn by Bowers, 1938 August 31; 3 of 4 drawn by Bowers, 1938 September 2; 4 of 4 drawn by Murin, 1937 August 16; Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Coffee and Tea Service pgs. 100-103]
OS-13 16 No. KW-7202 Cream Pitcher, 1935 September 21; 1935 October 3 [drawn by D. F. L.; Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Creamer pgs. 100-103]
OS-13 16 No. KW-7203 Sugar Bowl, 1935 September 5; 1935 September 11 [drawn by D. F. L.; Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Sugar Bowl pgs. 100-103]
OS-13 16 No. KW-7207 Cream Pitcher, 1939 May 10 [drawn by Stuckley; Beverly Creamer pg. 106]
OS-13 17 No. KW-7231 Pitcher, 1935 March 13-14 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Pitcher pg. 92]
OS-13 17 No. KW-7232 Pitcher [1 of 2 drawn by Bowers and La Lama, 1937 April 19 March 11, 1937; 2 of 2 drawn by Bowers, April 19, 1937Lurelle Guild design, Riviera Pitcher pg. 97]
OS-13 17 No. KW-7244 Ice Bowl, 1940 October 2 [drawn by Stuckley]
OS-13 17 No. KW-7245 Ice Jar, 1939 May 9 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Newport Ice Bowl pg. 98]
OS-13 17 No. KW-7246 Bowl, 1937 July 9 [drawn by Murin; Coldchester Ice Bowl pg. 49]
OS-13 17 No. KW-7247 Ice Tongs, 1936 April 9 [drawn by J. J. M.; Lurelle Guild design, Coldchester Ice Tongs pg. 98]
OS-13 17 No. KW-7249 Old Fashioned Cup, 1938 October 5 [drawn by Murin; Coldchester Old-Fashioned Cup]
OS-13 18 No. KW-7251 Cocktail Shaker, 1937 August 4 [drawn by Atwood; Lurelle Guild design, Coldchester Cocktail Shaker pg. 99]
OS-13 18 No. KW-7252 Beverage Cup, 1934 December 28 [drawn by J. J. M.; Coldchester Tumbler pg. 93]
OS-13 18 No. KW-7253 Cocktail Cup, 1935 November 19 [drawn by D. F. L.; Lurelle Guild design, Coldchester Cocktail Cups pg. 99]
OS-13 18 No. KW-7255 Tumbler, 1938 March 18 [drawn by Bowers; Riviera Tumblers]
OS-13 18 No. KW-7261 Gravy Boat, 1936 May 25, 27 [drawn by D. F. L.; Lurelle Guild design, Southampton Sauce Boat pg. 71]
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OS-14 19 No. KW-7300 Coaster Plain and Ornamented, 1937 August 23 [drawn by Atwood; Vanity Fair Coasters]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7301 Butter Plate, 1949 July 7 [drawn by Lecnar; Vanity Fair Butter Plate pg. 72]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7314 Celery Dish, 1939 June 1 [drawn by Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Clifton Celery Dish pg. 75-76]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7316 Canapé Plate, 1936 November 2 [drawn by Bowers; Nassau Canapé Plate]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7317 Service Plate, 1937 September 23 [drawn by Murin; Plain Service Plate]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7320 Canapé Plate, 1937 April 1 [drawn by La Lima; Northumberland Canapé Plate]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7321 Canapé Plate, 1937 April 19 [drawn by Hunter; Havana Canapé Plate pg. 69]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7322 Canapé Plate, 1940 October 4 [drawn by Stuckley]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7324 Dorchester Plate, 1940 October 4 [drawn by (illegible)]
OS-14 19 No. KW-7325 Savoy Canapé Platter, 1954 November 24 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 20 No. KW-7326 Canapé Plate, 1937 April 5 [drawn by La Lima; Bimini Canapé Platter pg. 69]
OS-14 20 No. KW-7326 Canapé Plate [1 of 2 drawn by Lecnar, 1957 May 6; 2 of 2 drawn by Heintz, 1953 March 25; Bimini pg. 69]
OS-14 20 No. KW-7327 Platter, 1954 September 30 [drawn by Lecnar; Canapé Plate, Plain]
OS-14 20 No. KW-7328 Salad Plate, 1938 April 5 [drawn by Murin; Burmuda Plate, Plain]
OS-14 20 No. KW-7330 Salad Plate, 1938 April 5 [drawn by Murin; Malolo Plate pg. 91]
OS-14 20 No. KW-7331 Shell Design Plate, 1938 October 19 [drawn by Murin; Lurelle Guild design, Shell Canapé Plate pgs. 70, 126]
OS-14 20 No. KW-7332 Oval Platter, 1939 November 27-28 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild design, Hampton Oval Platter pg. 79]
OS-14 21 No. KW-7380 Spaghetti Dish and Cover, 1935 July 2; 1935 July 16 [drawn by J. J. M.; Lurelle Guild design, Hyde Park Serving Dish pg. 61]
OS-14 21 No. KW-7381 Double Vegetable Dish, 1935 July 31, 1935, August 1 [drawn by D. F. L.; Lurelle Guild design, Dorchester Double Serving Dish pg. 60]
OS-14 21 No. KW-7382 Oval Serving Dish, 1939 November 15 [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Winchester Double Serving Dish pg. 63]
OS-14 22 No. KW-7383 Covered Serving Dish, 1940 January 22-23 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 22 No. KW-7384 Casserole, 1953 November 13, 17 [drawn by Heintz; Canterbury Casserole pg. 61]
OS-14 23 No. KW-7400 Candle Stick, 1935 October 3 [drawn by J. J. M.; Lurelle Guild design, Vanity Fair Candle Holders pgs. 41-42]
OS-14 23 No. KW-7402 Candle Stick, 1936 June 24 [drawn by J. J. M.; Lurelle Guild design, Sherwood Candle Holder pg. 44]
OS-14 23 No. KW-7405 Candle Stick Holder, 1939 July 3 [drawn by Hunter; Samuel C. Brickley design, Stratford Candle Holders pg. 43]
OS-14 23 No. KW-7407 Low Flower Bowl, 1939 October 18 [drawn by Bowers; Henley Flower and Fruit Bowl]
OS-14 23 No. KW-7410 Bowl, 1935 March 21 [drawn by D. F. L.; Wiltshire Bowl pg. 58]
OS-14 23 No. KW-7411 Bowl, 1937 September 25, 1937, October 5 [drawn by Murin; Lurelle Guild design, Stratford Compote pg. 43]
OS-14 23 No. KW-7416 Sun Dish, 1939 October 16 [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Corona Ash Tray pg. 125]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7417 Charleston Serving Dish, 1957 April 9-10 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7418 Cambridge Serving Dish, 1955 September 6, 12 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7421 Pear Shaped Jam Jar and Cover, 1937 March 18 [drawn by La Lama; Croydon Jam Jar pgs. 81-82]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7422 Candy & Nut Dish, 1937 October 9 [drawn by La Lama; Lurelle Guild design, Devonshire Candy Dish pg. 44]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7423 Big Apple Jam Jar, 1937 October 25 [drawn by La Lama; Cortland Jam Jar pgs. 81-82]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7424 Lotus Bowl, 1952 May 21 [drawn by Lecnar; Pgs. 29, 28]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7425 Small Ming Bowl, 1939 May 4 [drawn by Stuckley; Ming Bowl pg. 50, appendix A calls it Cathay Bowl]
OS-14 24 No. KW-7426 Large Ming Bowl, 1938 March 21 [drawn by Bowers; Pg. 50]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7427 Fruit Bowl, 1940 April 16 [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Ships Galley Bowl pg. 26]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7428 Fruit Bowl, 1953 December 15 [drawn by Bowers; Imperial Fruit Bowl pg. 48]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7429 Holiday Bowl, 1955 February 21 [drawn by Bowers; Holiday Bowl pg. 58-59]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7430 Continental Covered Bowl, 1956 January 9 [drawn by Lecnar; Continental Bowl pg. 50-51]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7431 Golden Ming Bowl, 1957 April 4 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7432 Golden Dorchester Bowl, 1957 April 4 [drawn by Lecnar; Lurelle Guild design, pg. 59]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7440 Bill Fold, 1938 May 18, app. A [drawn by La Lama]
OS-14 25 No. KW-7471 Sussex Jar, 1939 May 31, app. A [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, pg. 122-124]
OS-14 26 No. KW-7500 Blotter Holder, 1940 April 29 app. A [drawn by R. Hunter]
OS-14 26 No. KW-7501 Memo Book, 1940 April 29 [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Rodney Memo Book pg. 118]
OS-14 26 No. KW-7502 Stationary Rack, 1937 March 11 app. A [drawn by La Lama]
OS-14 26 No. KW-7506 Blotter Holder, 1940 April 30 app. A [drawn by R. Hunter]
OS-14 26 No. KW-7515 Flower or Fruit Bowl, 1936 April 27 [drawn by D. F. L.; Lurelle Guild design, Sherwood Compote pg. 45]
OS-14 26 No. KW-7547 Cigarette Box, 1939 May 22 [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Carolinian (Coach'n Four) Cigarette Box pg. 133]
OS-14 26 No. KW-7551 Vista Cigarette Box, 1940 December 4 app. A [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7604 Sir Walter Ash Receiver, 1955 August 29 app. A [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7605 Match Box Holder, 1937 September 22 app. A [drawn by Murin]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7606 Match Box Holder, 1937 September 22 app. A [drawn by Murin]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7607 Ash Tray, 1935 November 8 [drawn by D. F. L.; Hostess Ashtray pg. 138]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7609 Ash Tray, 1936 June 4 [drawn by J. J. M.; Donald G. Wharton design, Mall Ashtray pg. 127]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7610 Ash Tray, 1940 April 19 [drawn by W. Genutis; Unknown, perhaps wrong # because it is not Hexagon Ash Tray as Okner/Pina states]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7611 Dished Ash Tray, 1935 January 18 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7613 Savoy Ash Tray, 1954 November 24 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7614 Dished Ash Tray, 1935 January 11 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Princess Anne Ashtray Plain pgs. 129-130]
OS-14 27 No. KW-7615 Ash Tray, 1940 October 10 [drawn by R. Hunter; Unknown Line, pg. 125]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7616 Pipe Ash Tray, 1939 June 5 [drawn by Stuckley; Empire Smoker's Tray pg. 125]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7617 Ash Tray, 1939 October 18 [drawn by R. Hunter; Colby Ashtray pg. 125]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7620 Carded Match Holder, 1935 July 22 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Rainbow Match Master pg. 137]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7623 Childs Cup, 1938 December 13 [drawn by La Lama; Norwich Child's Cup]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7624 Baby Porringer, 1938 December 14 [drawn by Murin; Norwich Porringer]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7625 Hurricane Lamp, 1940 November 15 [drawn by C. R. Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Cape Cod Hurricane Lamp pg. 28]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7692 Hat Brush, 1936 June 2 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7693 Clothes Brush, 1936 June 1 [drawn by J. J. M.; Lurelle Guild design, Clothmaster pgs. 117-118]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7694 Military Brush, 1937 March 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 28 No. KW-7696, KW-7697 Salt and Pepper Shakers, 1939 June 23 [drawn by R. Hunter; Lurelle Guild design, Raleigh Salt and Pepper Shakers pgs. 79, 81]
OS-14 29 No. KW-7700 Snack Tray, 1957 May 31 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 29 No. KW-7701 Nibbler, 1957 Juen 28 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 29 No. KW-7702 Server, 1957 June 27 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 29 No. KW-7703 Bowl, 1957 June 27 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 29 No. KW-7725 Chip 'n Dip Set, 1957 June 26 [drawn by Bowers; Chip and Dip Set pg. 83]
OS-14 29 No. KW-7730 Pitcher [1 of 7 drawn by Lecnar, July 15, 19572-7 drawn by Bowers, August 21, 1956Serving Pitcher pg. 95]
OS-14 30 No. KW-7731 Two Tiered Tray, 1960 January 29 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 30 No. KW-7732 Tow Tiered Tray, 1960 February 9 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 30 No. KW-7733 Three Tiered Tray, 1960 February 10 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 30 No. KW-7740, G-7740 Canapé Plate (Moiré), 1960 March 18 [drawn by Michael; Norwich Canapé pg. 146]
OS-14 30 No. KW-G-7741 One Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 9 [drawn by Lecnar; Hastings Plate pg. 143]
OS-14 30 No. KW-7742, G-7742 Two Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 10-11, 14 [drawn by Lecnar; Cantebury Tray]
OS-14 31 No. KW-7744, G-7744 Plate (Moiré), 1960 March 14 [drawn by Lecnar; Highgate Server]
OS-14 31 No. KW-7749, G-7749 Server (Moiré), 1960 March 18 app. A [drawn by Michael; Stratford Server pg. 143]
OS-14 31 No. KW-7748, G-7748 Nibbler (Moiré), 1960 March 18 [drawn by Michael; Stratford Server]
OS-14 31 No. KW-7750, G-7750 One Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 15, 18 app. A [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 31 No. KW-7751, G-7751 One Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 17 app. A [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 32 No. KW-G-7752, Two Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 18 [Georgian Tiered Tray pg. 145] [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 32 No. KW-7753, G-7753 Candy Dish (Moiré), 1960 March 21 app. A [Norwood Compote] [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 32 No. KW-7754, G-7754 Compote (Moiré), 1960 March 22 [drawn by Lecnar; Townsend Compote pg. 144]
OS-14 32 No. KW-7758, G-7758 Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 22 app. A [drawn by Michael; Savoy Tray]
OS-14 32 No. KW-7759, One Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 24 app. A [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 33 No. KW-G-7759, One Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 24 app. A [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 33 No. KW-7760, G-7760 Chip and Dip Set (Moiré), 1960 March 22 app. A [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 33 No. KW-7761, G-7761 Cake Stand (Moiré), 1960 March 24 app. A [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 33 No. KW-7764, G-7764 Square Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 21 [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 33 No. KW-7765, G-7765 One Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 24-25 [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7775, G-7775 Serving Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 21 [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7776, G-7776 Serving Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 21 [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7777, G-7777 Serving Tray (Moiré), 1960 March 21 [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7780, G-7780 Ashtray (Moiré), 1960 March 22 [drawn by Michael; Westbrook Ash Tray pg. 143]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7781, G-7781 Canapé Plate (Moiré), 1960 March 21 [drawn by Michael]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7782, G-7782 Bread Tray (Moiré), 1960 July 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7783, G-7783 Oval Tray (Moiré), 1960 July 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 34 No. KW-7784, G-7784 Oval Platter, 1960 July 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-7785, G-7785 Serving Dish (Moiré), 1960 July 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-7786, G-7786 Serving Dish (Moiré), 1960 July 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-7787, G-7787 Tow Tier Tray (Moiré), 1960 July 8 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-7788, G-7788 Compote (Moiré), 1960 July 6 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-7789, G-7789 Fruit Bowl (Moiré), 1960 July 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-7790, G-7790 Compote (Moiré), 1960 July 12 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-7791, G-7791 Compote (Moiré), 1960 July 5 [drawn by C. R. Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-G-7792 Casserole (Moiré), 1960 September 7 [drawn by C. R. Bowers]
OS-14 35 No. KW-G-7793 Casserole Warmer (Alcohol) (Moiré), 1960 September 8 [drawn by E. B. P. and Bowers; Goes with Casserole]
OS-14 36 No. KW-7999 Kensington Ware Display Sign, 1938 June 3 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 37 No. KW-10030 Picture Frames (10130, 10230, 10330, 10031, 10131, 10132, 10133, 10231, 10331), 1936 January 9 [drawn by J. J. M.; Kensington Picture Frames pg. 27]
OS-14 37 No. KW-10040 Picture Frames (10140, 10240, 10041, 10141, 10241), 1936 January 9 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-1 Kensington Ware Knobs, 1935 January 29 [drawn by J. J. M.]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-3 Picture Frame Brackets, 1936 February 11 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-4 Aluminum Extruded Handles, 1955 May 23 [drawn by C. W. R.]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-5 Kensington Ware Fittings, 1937 July 8 [drawn by Murin]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-7 Base Cups, 1937 May 27 [drawn by La Lama]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-9 Kensington Ware Fittings, 1937 August 12 [drawn by Atwood]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-10 (KW-7200) Spout, 1937 August 21 [drawn by Murin]
OS-14 38 No. KWF-13 Giftware Handles, 1938 April 20 [drawn by Bowers]
OS-14 39 No. KWF-14 Aluminum Handles [1 of 2 drawn by La Lama, 1938 December 13; 2 of 2 drawn by C. W. R., 1953 December 2]
OS-14 39 No. KWF-15 (KW-7014) Reminder Pad Filler, 1939 July 20 [drawn by Stuckley]
OS-14 39 No. KWF-16 (7251, 7380, 7491, 7400, 7004 A & B, 7471, 7200) Kensington Ware Ornaments, 1939 December 1 [Lurelle Guild designs]
OS-14 39 No. KWF-17 Kensington Ware Ornaments, 1939 December 2 [drawn by R. Hunter]
OS-14 39 No. KWF-18 Kensington Ware Ornaments, 1939 December 4 [drawn by R. Hunter]
No. KWF-19 Kensington Ware Fittings, 1940 March 29 [drawn by R. Hunter]
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OS-14 39 No. KWF-19 (No. KW-7231) Pitcher Handle, 1946 November 7 [drawn by Bowers; Lurelle Guild design, Mayfair Pitcher pg. 92]
OS-14 39 No. KWF-20 Kensington Ware Fitting, 1950 July 19 [drawn by Lecnar]
OS-14 39 No. KWF-21 (No. KW-7428) Fruit Bowl Foot, 1953 December 8 [drawn by Bowers; Imperial Fruit Bowl pg. 48]
J. Artifacts, 1900s-1970s
Box Item
36 1 Wear-Ever/Kensington products - Wear-Ever aluminum oval coffee percolator set, designed by Lurelle Guild, circa 1945
Box
45 Wear-Ever/Kensington products - Wear-Ever aluminum footed ricer, possibly designed by Barnes & Reinecke firm - see drawings by Barnes & Reinecke in Box OS-15, undated
Box Item
36 2 Wear-Ever/Kensington products - Kensington aluminum plates - Shell design and Northumberland Stag design, circa 1935
Box
45 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Irons - Enterprise Manufacturing Company (acquired by Proctor) - 2 cast iron sad irons, one with wooden detachable handle, the other with cast iron handle (dates are patent dates), 1870, 1877
Box Item
37 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Blenders - Ronson "Cook n' Stir Blender," heated blender, circa 1973
Box Item
38 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Can Openers - hand operated can openers, choppers, and other kitchen tools, undated
Box Item
39 1 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Can Openers - Ronson Can-Do Can Opener - electric and portable with multi-use accessories, in box (looks much like the Can Handler), early 1960s
39 2 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Can Openers - Shetland Can Opener - electric hand-held can opener, before 1961
39 3 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Can Openers - Westinghouse Sesame Can Opener and Knife Sharpener - Johnson's note: "Sesame" - First side opening can opener, electric powered., 1971
39 4 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Can Openers - Union Die Casting Co. Can Opener and Knife Sharpener - Johnson's note: 1st electric can-opener with knife sharpener, model 56A, 1956
Box Item
40 1 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Cookie Gun - Ronco, The Cookie Machine - cordless, electric cookie, Hors d'oeurvre, and candy maker. Johnson's note: This was used in a patent infringement case involving the Proctor Silex Super Shooter cookie gun., 1976
40 2 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Ice Crusher - Dazey Corporation, Triple Ice Crusher, circa 1945
40 3 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Lighter - Puritron Electric Lighter (for Hamilton Beach), late 1950s
Box
41 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Razors - Safety and Electric Razors - Brands - Durham, Enders, Ever-Sharp, Ever-Ready, Gem, Gilette, early 1900s-1970s
Box
42 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Razors - Safety and Electric Razors - Brands - Remington, Ronson, Schick, early 1900s - 1990s
Box
43 Small Appliances and Tools Research - Razors - Safety and Electric Razors - Brands - Sears, Sunbeam, Wilkinson, Misc. - cartridge razors, safety razonrs, electric razors, early 1900s - 1990s
III. Other industrial designers and design firms, 1938-2001
Scope and Content
For the most part, this series consists of biographical information and drawings by the various industrial designers and design firms with whom Johnson worked. Some of these industrial designers were staff designers for Wear-Ever, Proctor Silex, or Hamilton Beach. The companies also sometimes hired outside industrial design firms to help in preparing concept design drawings for new products when they were pressed for time. Others of the industrial designers listed have no relation to the companies for whom Johnson worked - they were designers whom Johnson admired or whose work was of interest to him.
Arrangement
The individual industrial designers and design firms are arranged in alphabetical order.
A. Barnes & Reinecke, 1942-1943, undated
Box Folder
OS-15 18 Concept design drawings and studies for Wear-ever products, 1943, undated [aluminum pots and coffemaker base, one dated 7-3-43; mug with handle, project 1082; hand-operated can openers; motor driven and hand operated ricers, project 984, one dated 7-19-43]
OS-15 19 Portfolio covers that housed the drawings; 1942 ad from Colliers for J. O. Reinecke, 1942, undated
Box Item
44 1 Artifact - 3M tape dispener, circa 1948 [designed by Jean Otis Reinecke (1909-1987)]
B. Bennett, John, 1978 - 1985
Box Folder
44 1 Correspondence and articles about John Bennett and bent-handle products, 1978 - 1985
C. Bobcock & Schmid Associates, Inc., undated
Box Folder
OS-16 29 8 mounted concept design drawings for Proctor Silex electric coffeemakers and carafe, undated [Bobcock & Schmid was one of the design firms Wear-Ever (or Johnson) used when they did not have time to develop concept design drawings for a product]
D. Brady, Martin, 1990-1991
Scope and Content
Brady was a Hamilton Beach product designer.
Box Folder
OS-15 20 Three concept design drawings for can openers, 2 with Proctor Silex logo (7/90 and 9/91) and 1 with no logo., 1990-1991; Note on reverse says it was done for Hamilton Beach, 7/90
E. Brookshire, Phillip, 1988 - 2000, undated
Scope and Content
Brookeshire was one of the principals of Index Design Associates, Cincinnati, OH
Box Folder
44 2 Product concept drawings and correspondence for companies, Bates - Dow, 1988 - 2000, undated
44 3 Product concept drawings and correspondence for companies, Hamilton Beach / Proctor Silex - Hobart, 1988 - 2000, undated
44 4 Product concept drawings and correspondence for companies, Kraft - Scotts, 1988 - 2000, undated
44 5 Product concept drawings and correspondence for companies, Tokheim - misc., 1988 - 2000, undated
F. Design and Development, Inc., circa 1977
Box Folder
OS-16 30 Concept design drawings for Wear-Ever hot air popcorn popper by Don Watkins, circa 1977 [Johnson often had Design and Development, Inc. do concept designs for him; he often helped them with the designs - when he didn't have time to develop concept designs for a product. See his Career Files for more from this firm.]
G. Guild, Lurelle Van Arsdale, 1938, 1973,1977 - 1985, undated