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Doodles, Drafts, and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian  
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More than one person worked on these drawings. Some reflect the ideas of many individuals, some one person's idea, redrawn or completed by another person.

Displaying 1 to 31 of 31 Matches

125,000-HP hydraulic scheme for Niagara Falls, 1890
Faesch & Piccard, Geneva, Switzerland
ink and watercolor on paper

1500-kW steam turbine alternator for Hartford Electric Light Co., 1899
Westinghouse Machine Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ink on paper

Assembly line instructions, about 1989
New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., Fremont, California
computer print on paper

Automatic compound bevel wheel cutting machine, 1883
ink on linen

Cross-compound pumping machine, 1897
Holly Manufacturing Company, Lockport, New York
ink on linen

Fire insurance map for Pratt, Read & Company keyboard factory, Deep River, Connecticut, 1921>
Factory Insurance Association
printed ink on paper

Accessible Snowboard, first concept drawing, 1996
ink, pencil, crayon on paper

Gears for lathe tool #16, date unknown
company unknown
ink on varnished paper

Hendey Machine Tools, catalog cover
Torrington, Connecticut, about 1936

Hydroelectric generating plant, Columbia Mills Company, Columbia, South Carolina, 1894
Lockwood, Greene & Co., Providence, Rhode Island
ink on linen

Nameplate design for Leavitt “Mackinac” compressor engine, 1898
Made by I.P. Morris Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ink on linen

Notebook of sound-related inventions, 1882
Charles Sumner Tainter, Washington, D.C.

Patent drawing of bowl and cover, 1957
Earl S. Tupper, Leominster, Massachusetts
printed ink on paper

Patent drawing of Maidenform brassiere, 1938>
William Rosenthal and Charles M. Sachs, Maidenform Co., New York, New York
printed ink on paper

Accessible Snowboard, possible lift mechanism, 1996
ink, charcoal, pastel on paper

Accessible Snowboard, possible seated position, 1996
ink on paper

Accessible Snowboard, possible seating system, 1996
ink, crayon, pastel on paper

Presentation boards for Singer sewing machine handle, 1977
Henry Dreyfuss Associates, New York, New York
ink and colored pencil paper

Proposed elevation for Grand Central Terminal Station, 42nd Street, 1904
ink and watercolor on linen

Proposed elevation for Grand Central Terminal Station, Vanderbilt Avenue, 1905
ink and watercolor on linen

Rail mill engine for Bethlehem Iron Company, about 1873
Alexander Lyman Holley, Providence, Rhode Island
ink on paper

Sewing instruction card, 1958
Maidenform Co., New York, New York
printed ink on paper

Shop drawing cards, 1857
Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ink on board

Drawing: Standard 80 lb Rail, March 1890
New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad
India ink on linen

Drawing: Standard Rail Splice, December 1893
New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad
India ink on linen

Drawing: Standard Splice Bolt, November 1891
New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad
India ink on linen

T-shirt production plan, 1995
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp., Irvine, California
machine copy

Watch assembly, 1922
Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
ink on linen

Idea log, 1985-1988

Drawing: Standard Tack Spike, December 1904
Erie Railroad Co.
India ink on linen

Utility sketchbook, 1988