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Frank E. Ellwanger Commonplace Book 1906-1914

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0169
Abstract An early 20th Century scrapbook containing miscellaneous household tidbits of knowledge, medical remedies, scientific inventions and mechanical observations compiled by Frank Ellwanger, a citizen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Personal observations and notations as well as articles clipped from newspapers, magazines and brochures are included. With its various recipes for making home remedies and references to do-it-yourself solutions, the volume compares to a receipt book or commonplace...
Dates: 1906-1914

Frank Oliver Dufour Notes

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0189
Abstract This manuscript primarily presents the civil engineering problems from Prof. Mansfield Merriman’s class on “Materials of Mechanics.” Also, included in the notebook is a curious collection of “recipes” for making beer, brick, bread, glass of various types, coloring pottery, glycerine, descriptions of various telegraph systems: duplex differential method as perfected by Frischer, duplex bridge method perfected by Dr. Muirhead, and the Atlantic Cable System as well as a blueprint from the...
Dates: 1896-19??