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Technical Illustration

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Bulova Collection

Identifier: MG-025
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of various materials related to the watch company, Bulova. The documents span several decades of the company's history. This includes information on their corporate headquarters, manufacturing reports and drawings, repair and service manuals, and a number of documents on the Accutron.There are a number of annual reports and internal documents as well as information on the history of the company. There are several documents on the Bulova School of...

David M. Munro Collection

Identifier: MG-438
Content Description This collection includes three drawings related to a clock made by David M. Munro. The tall-case clock in question is part of the National Watch and Clock Museum collection and is a 14-day time and strike brass movement with perpetual calendar. It is a clock that automatically adjusts for daylight savings time. The schematics in this collection primarily focus on the dial and pendulum, as well as one drawing of unidentified measurements.

David S. Gourley Collection

Identifier: MG-038
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various horological patents, including an original patent of David S. Gourley of an alarm mechanism for clocks from the 1930s. A number of the patents are copies that belonged to a patent lawyer, Watson Coleman.

Additionally, this collection contains several drawings and illustrations that are associated with Gourley's inventions. Most of these drawings are rough and are not identified or dated.

Dr. H. Schmidt Collection

Identifier: MG-028
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies from April 1997 of blueprints from the Meridian Instrument Company. The blueprints are technical illustrations of various tools and machines, such as jigs, escape wheels, screws, and sextants. Original documents are from around the 1940s.

Franklin Dennison Collection

Identifier: MG-322
Scope and Contents This collection includes records and materials of Franklin Dennison, such as personal and business correspondence. Additionally, there are a number of watch and clock schematics and drawings.

Fred A. Beeler Papers

Identifier: MG-418
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of one folder of escapement drawings. These technical drawings include notes, equations, and angles relevant to the building of an escapement. In particular, these are the operational notes associated with escapement models created by Fred Beeler. These escapement models are part of the National Watch and Clock Museum collection.

Hamilton Design Files and Project Report Collection

Identifier: MG-414
Scope and Contents This collection contains the design records and reports of projects dating from the 1940s and the 1950s. Primarily, these reports are from post-WWII, however there are some reports compiled by British Intelligence that seem to date from the WWII era. The design records include information of various Hamilton watch model movements, including design changes, memos, technical drawings and schematics, test results, and calculations. The reports included are...

Hamilton Records Collection

Identifier: MG-335
Overview This collection contains correspondence, drawings, photographs, reports, and other records that document various activities and operations of Hamilton Watch Company. It highlights many of Hamilton's horological accomplishments as a fixture of American watchmaking.

Lux Clock Company Collection

Identifier: MG-320
Scope and Contents This collection includes material of the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company. Material in the collection includes correspondence, internal memos, amchine photographs, and blueprint copies.

Rasmus Sørnes Collection

Identifier: MG-381
Scope and Contents This smaller collection includes drawings, plans, and photographs related to the astronomical clocks created by Rasmus Sørnes during the mid-20th Century. The language used to label the drawings in this collection is Norwegian, as Sørnes was from Norway. A small number of the illustrations have hand-written English translations. Many of the drawings relate to the astronomical elements of creating an astronomical clock. There are illustrations involving calculations of the planets, sun, and...