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Birkinbine Engineering Company Records, Collection II

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0084-2
Abstract The Birkinbine Engineering Company got its start through Henry P. M. Birkinbine. His son, John, gained early engineering experience through various water supply projects in and around Philadelphia; this experience later helped direct the Birkinbine Engineering Company’s involvement in many water-related projects around the country in the late 19th century as part of the improved public sanitation initiatives. The Birkinbine firm also specialized in mining engineering, both in the United...
Dates: 1840-1963

Charles A. Vinscherer Civil Engineering Notebook

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Identifier: SC MS 0122
Abstract

This manuscript describes observations and comparisons of various waterways engineering structures in eastern United States and the Rhineland of Germany. Detailed notations are made about the structures on the Schuylkill Navigation system above Reading, PA and the Louisville – Portland Canal system.

Dates: 1855 to 1881

Wetherill Family Papers

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Identifier: SC MS 0163
Abstract

This collection contains documents reflecting a time frame from mid 18th century to mid 19th century. The Wetherill family was a Philadelphia Quaker family prominent in manufacture and civic leadership. The documents specifically indicate a family interest in the Philadelphia Water Works, the Schuylkill Navigation Company and promoting the establishment of the Schuylkill Canal.

Dates: Mid 18th century to the mid 19th century

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