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Albert Ladd Colby Report on the Boston Molasses Tank

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0098
Scope and Contents Total 10 volumes collection contains typescript reports of the test results, blue prints of the molasses tank and photographs of steel pieces from the tank that are tested. First 4 volumes of the collection, lacking the volumes fifth and sixth*, contain Albert Ladd Colby’s final general report to the defense team, Larkin & Perry Attorneys at Law. Additional 5 volumes are A. L. Colby’s private and confidential reports to Larkin & Perry and a summary of his testimony in the court....
Dates: 1919-1922

Benjamin Franklin Fackenthal chemical analysis notebook

 Collection
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

Bethlehem Steel Company Documents, 1905-1945

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0181
Abstract This collection reflects steel making practice at the turn of the twentieth century particularly the reuse of by-products of steel manufacture. It appears that the European steel manufacture was interested in economical reuse of the by-products. Bethlehem Steel Company recognized the potential of the European manufacturing practice and sent engineers to Europe to observe these practices. Also included in this collection are descriptions of Pennsylvania steel mills at the turn of the...
Dates: 1905-1945

Birdsboro Steel Foundry & Machine Company Record Book

 Item
Identifier: SC MS 0297
Abstract

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

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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

Blair Birdsall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0175
Abstract

This collection contains the technical and professional documents of consulting engineer Blair Birdsall. Most of the collection are documents pertaining to the multitude of bridges he worked on, including the Golden Gate, Chesapeake Bay, and Brooklyn Bridges, as a consulting engineer or as a design engineer. The collection spans from 1900 to 2002 covering his entire career and also early Steinman Boynton Gronquist & Birdsall and John A. Roebling Sons Engineering companies.

Dates: Inclusive Dates

C. Walter Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0080
Dates: 1942-1945

Delaware River Bridge Construction Photographs, 1921-1926

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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

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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

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Green, B. C. 1
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Hanna, Tony. 1
Harpel, Kenneth 1
Hellertown Historical Society 1
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record 1
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Karakash, John J. 1
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Ketter, Richard 1
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Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company 1
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