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Benjamin Franklin Fackenthal chemical analysis notebook

Identifier: SC MS 0188
Abstract An interesting collection of early twentieth century analyses of ores collected by Benjamin Franklin Fackenthal, Jr., a prominent chemist of the era. Fackenthal established laboratories at the Durham Iron Works in Riegelsville, Pa and also in Lancaster, Pa. where mineral analysis was made of iron ores and limestone from samples sent by clients. What is especially interesting about the notebook is the listing of many iron ore and limestone quarries located in the Lehigh Valley area. Among...
Dates: 1856-1941

Birdsboro Steel Foundry & Machine Company Record Book

Identifier: SC MS 0297

A very detailed account of the Brooke Family control of the foundry and machine company. The transactions reflect the singular family control for almost 200 years in spite of large indebtedness to maintain control of power, wealth and influence in the iron and steel industry of Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1906-01-01 - 1937-12-31

Birkinbine Engineering Company Records, Collection II

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

Bradley Stoughton Metallurgy of Iron and Steel Textbook Manuscript

Identifier: SC MS 0053

This collection contains a typewritten manuscript of Stoughton’s Metallurgy of Iron and Steel, some chapters with illustrations, one with suggestions for corrections and revisions. This manuscript appears to date from around 1958.

Dates: 1958

Delaware River Bridge Construction Photographs, 1921-1926

Identifier: SC Photo-0007
Abstract Delaware River Bridge (also known as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from 1956) construction photographs (circa 1921-1926) contain 208 photographs and one fiscal report dated 1928. Each of these items relate to the Delaware River Bridge connecting Philadelphia, PA to Camden, N.J. The subjects of the photographs are various on site construction views, several artist’s renderings of the proposed bridge and some neighborhood demolition views. An annual report of 21 pages by the Joint...
Dates: 1921-1926

Liscom Family Correspondence

Identifier: SC MS 0171
Abstract This collection is a single family’s involvement in the development of bridge building in 19th century America. The perspective is of a family of New England itinerant entrepreneur bridge builders. The types of bridges noted are specifically the truss and cantilever styles, illustrated with blueprints, drawings and photographs. The correspondence is between family members working for several bridge fabricating companies. The range of time primarily from the mid 1850s to 1905 shows the...
Dates: 1836 to 1905

Robert M. Wheeler Papers

Identifier: SC MS 0140
Abstract Documents and photographs assembled by Robert M. Wheeler primarily of the portion of his career as Mine Captain of No. 3 mine at the Cornwall Iron Mine, a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. His contributions to the iron ore operation in the Cornwall Iron Mine as well as other mines belonging to the Bethlehem Cornwall Corporation were valued by the Bethlehem executives based on the correspondence content. Mr. Wheeler’s material gives an insight into open pit and underground mining...
Dates: 1956 - 1984

The Autobiography of John Fritz Holographic Manuscript, ca. 1910

Identifier: SC MS 0011
Scope and Contents

This collection contains material regarding John Fritz’s early life and his professional career later on. It also includes miscellaneous material relevant to his life.

Dates: 1910

The Lehigh Coal And Navigation Company collection

Identifier: SC MS 0120
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1826-1913; Bulk, 1826-1913 1815-1940

Walnut Street Bridge, Hellertown (Pa.)

Identifier: SC MS 0367

Detailed drawings of the structural members of a historic cast-iron Pratt-truss bridge which the students of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Lehigh University used for refurbishing and reconstructing the bridge in a public park in nearby Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1991

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Ketter, Richard 1
Keystone State Construction Company 1
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Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company 1
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Martin, Edward, 1879-1967 1
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Neil, C. R. 1
New York Shipbuilding Corporation 1
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Smith, A. T. 1
Stoughton, Bradley 1873-1959 1
Tebelman, C. G. 1
Thomas Iron Company 1
Walnut Street Bridge (Hellertown, Pa.) 1
Wheeler, Robert M. 1
Wonfor, George A. 1
Zimmerman, A. A. 1
Zozaya, José 1
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