Category Archives: Marine Engineering

Riggs & Brother

Riggs & Brother records, 1887–1929. 31 boxes, 15 volumes, 5 folders (15.16 linear feet). About Riggs & Brother Riggs and Brother, a Philadelphia chronometer and nautical instrument manufacture and import company, was founded in 1818 by William H.C. Riggs. The … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad records , 1893–1959. Approximately 550 rolled plans (45.33 linear feet). About Pennsylvania Railroad The Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the “Pennsy,” the Pennsylvania Railroad was headquartered in Philadelphia. The PRR was the largest … Continue reading

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Hand & Sons

John E. Hand & Sons Co. records, 1865–2002. 46 boxes, 7 volumes, plus 9 flat file drawers, and 18 rolled drawings (19.08 linear feet). Abstract The collection documents the business activities of the John E. Hand & Sons Company from … Continue reading

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Edwards, Charles B.

Charles B. Edwards diaries, 1901–1933. 1 box (0.41 linear feet). About Charles B. Edwards Charles B. Edwards was born 1869. In 1913 he was hired by Westinghouse Machine Company and in 1914, the Edwards family moved to England, where he … Continue reading

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Thayer, Horace Holden

Horace Holden Thayer papers, 1893–1943. 16 boxes, 1 folder (6.41 linear feet). About Horace Holden Thayer Horace Holden Thayer was a naval architect and marine engineer. His office was located in the Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia. Thayer was a graduate of … Continue reading

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Chapman and Co.

O.C. Chapman records, 1896–1955. 15 boxes (6.16 linear feet). About Chapman and Co. O.C. Chapman and Co., Consulting Engineers and Naval Architects, had offices located at 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. About the collection The collection consists of plans and … Continue reading

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Farragut, David Gleason

Letter to John Dahlgren from David Gleason Farragut, 1862. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About David Gleason Farragut David G. Farragut was a U.S. Naval officer. He was appointed Midshipman in 1810 and rose through the ranks to become Admiral … Continue reading

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Hettinger Engine Company

Hettinger Engine Company engine plans, 1907–1916. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Hettinger Engine Company Hettinger Engine Company was located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The company was a primary manufacturer of gasoline engines used in various boats and dredges in … Continue reading

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Massey, Irwin T.

Irwin T. Massey papers, 1941–1966. 1 box (1 linear foot). About Irwin T. Massey Irwin T. Massey was a marine engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, 1932-1964. He specialized in dredging. About the collection This is a collection of … Continue reading

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Pusey & Jones Corporation

Pusey & Jones records, 1905–1942. 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet). About Pusey & Jones Corporation The Pusey and Jones Corporation was a major ship and equipment manufacturer from 1846 to 1959. Ship building was the primary focus from 1853 until … Continue reading

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