Guide to the United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records
NMAH.AC.0277

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 2012

P.O. Box 37012
 Suite 1100, MRC 601
 Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
 Phone: 202-633-3270
 archivescenter@si.edu

http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Accruals note

Five (5) cubic feet of archival materials from Carlene Durgin were added on September 7, 1993. The Durgin donation consists of United Shoe Machinery Corporation records that belonged to W. Clark Goodchild. Eleven (11) cubic feet from Emhart Industries, Inc. was donated through Bruce Paul, site manager, November 9, 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by United Shoe Machinery Corporation, through Kevin Cochrane on November 20, 1987.

Processing Information note

A portion of the collection was processed by Craig A. Orr, 1987; revised by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2012-2013; processing of glass plate negatives completed by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist; Alison Oswald, archivist; Franklin Robinson, archives technician; Joe Hursey, archivist; David Peterson, volunteer; and Anne Jones, volunteer.

Trade literature documenting the United States shoe industry was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, National Museum of American History Branch in January 2001.

The finding aid was authored by Craig A. Orr and Alison Oswald.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator
United Shoe Machinery Corporation
Title
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records
ID
NMAH.AC.0277
Date [inclusive]
1898-1987
Extent
145.00 Cubic feet; 296 boxes; includes 16 mm film, microfilm, microfiche, photographs and film and glass plate negatives
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Some materials in French, German, and Spanish.
Abstract
The collection documents the activities of the United Shoe Machinery Corporation of Beverly, Massachusetts, manufacturers of shoe machinery equipment. The collection consists of engineering records, legal records, research and development records, employee/personnel records, correspondence, company catalogs, product literature, advertising materials, photographs, and moving images.

Preferred Citation note

United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Biographical/Historical note

The United Shoe Machinery Company was formed in 1899 by the consolidation of the most important shoe machinery firms in the industry: Goodyear Shoe Machinery Company; Consolidated McKay Lasting Machine Company; and McKay Shoe Machinery Company. By this merger, conflicting patents were eliminated and patents supplementing each other were brought under United control to permit their prompt combination in a single machine or process. To ensure efficiency, the new company also continued the practice previously followed by its constituent firms of renting machinery that it manufactured instead of selling it. The authorized capital of the new company was twenty five million dollars. After the 1899 merger, United grew quite rapidly. In 1903, it began construction of a new factory in Beverly, Massachusetts about thirty-five miles from Boston. At its peak, this company employed 9,000 workers and produced eighty-five percent of all shoemaking machines in the United States. By 1910, it had an eighty percent share of the shoe machinery market with assets reaching forty million dollars, and it had acquired control of branch companies in foreign countries.

In 1911, the first of three civil anti-trust suits was brought against United by the United States government. It charged that the 1899 merger had restrained trade and violated the Sherman Act. The Massachusetts District Court ruled that the 1899 merger was not an attempt to restrain trade, only an attempt to promote efficiency. The court also said that the five companies that were merged to form United were not competitive with each other. The government appealed to the Supreme Court, which only affirmed the District Court's verdict.

In 1917, the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, incorporated in 1905, absorbed the United Shoe Machinery Company. The United Shoe Machinery Corporation had its headquarters in Boston and its main manufacturing plant in Beverly, Massachusetts.

The second government suit was brought against United Shoe in 1915. The government claimed that United Shoe's leasing system restricted the shoe manufacturer to exclusive use of United Shoe's products and that it was a violation of the newly enacted Clayton Act. The Massachusetts District Court ruled in favor of the government. The Supreme Court, hearing United Shoe's appeal case, only affirmed the District Court's ruling. In 1923, United modified its leasing policy.

The last government suit against United was filed in 1947 and charged United with monopolizing the trade, manufacture, and distribution of shoe machinery from 1923 to 1947. During this period, United had bought all shares, assets, and patents of twenty one companies that dealt in the shoe machinery manufacture. The court ruled that United had clearly violated the Sherman Act, and United was forced to modify its leasing policies and restrict its purchases of other shoe machinery businesses and its acquisition of patents. In 1968, the United Shoe Machinery Corporation changed its name to USM Corporation. In 1976, United Shoe Machinery Company merged with Emhart Industries and produced the modern-day Emhart Corporation.

In 1989, in order to resist a two billion dollar takeover attempt by a New York investment group (which included oil heir Gordon P. Getty), Emhart merged with Black & Decker Corporation. The merged company operates from Black & Decker's headquarters in Towson, Maryland. The company headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, were closed in June 1989.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is among the largest and most complete bodies of business records in the holdings of the Archives Center. The records document in considerable detail the firm’s engineering department and research and development efforts in shoe making machinery and in related technical areas, especially during World War II and as it attempted to diversify its activities after the war. There is detailed information, much of it on microfilm, about the leasing of USM machines. The records also provide insight into the USM’s culture of corporate paternalism, including its athletic and relief associations and its industrial school. The collection is rich in visual materials depicting both the machines made by the firm and the employees and the facilities.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into seventeen series.

Series 1: Historical and Background Materials, 1901-1985

Series 2: Executive Records, 1927-1987

Subseries 2.1: United Shoe Machinery, 1927-1975

Subseries 2.2: Emhart Corporation, 1976-1987

Series 3: Correspondence, 1890, 1901-1915

Series 4: Wilson Palmer Files, 1925-1952

Series 5: Research and Development Department Records, 1914-1980

Subseries 5.1: Background, 1947-1974

Subseries 5.2: Financial Information, 1947-1975

Subseries 5.3: Reports, 1962-1973

Subseries 5.4: Facilities, 1947-1975

Subseries 5.5: Personnel, 1942-1979

Subseries 5.6: Labor, 1961-1970

Subseries 5.7: Subject Files, 1943-1977

Subseries 5.8: Project Files, 1914-1968

Subseries 5.9: New Development (ND) Project Files, 1924-1970

Subseries 5.10: Experimental (EX) Project Files, 1931-1938

Subseries 5.11: Automatic Controls Project, 1939-1979

Subseries 5.12: Baseball Stitching Machine Projects, 1949-1973

Subseries 5.13: Component Inserting Projects, 1954-1960

Subseries 5.14: Automatic Control Research Notebooks, 1939-1976

Subseries 5.15: Baseball Stitching Machine Research Notebooks, 1942-1956

Subseries 5.16: Component Inserting Research Notebooks, 1956-1965

Subseries 5.17, General Research Notebooks, 1939-1968

Series 6: Legal Records, 1900-1968

Subseries 6.1: Court Exhibits for Machine History, 1910-1951 (bulk 1948-1950)

Subseries 6.2: Leases, Cancellation Letters, Shipments, and Transfers (Microfilm), 1900-1958

Subseries 6.3: Patent Search, 1949

Series 7: Engineering Records, 1904-1979

Series 8: Employee/Personnel Materials, 1908-1981

Series 9: Mutual Relief Association Incorporated, 1902-1951

Series 10: Athletic Association, 1929-1962

Series 11: Industrial School Records, 1909-1938

Subseries 11.1: English for American Citizenship (Industrial Series), 1912, 1919-1921

Subseries 11.2: English for American Citizenship (Intermediate Series), 1921

Subseries 11.3: Text Books, 1909-1938

Series 12: Northwestern University Students' Cooperative Work, 1951-1960

Series 13: Aberthaw Construction Company Records, 1918-1920

Subseries 13.1: Correspondence, 1918-1919

Subseries 13.2: Reports, 1919-1921

Subseries 13.3: Purchase Orders, 1919-1920

Subseries 13.4: Receiving Records, 1919-1920

Series 14: Publications, 1898-1987

Subseries 14.1: United Shoe Machinery Corporation Catalogs, circa 1899-1961

Subseries 14.2: Beverly Today, 1979-1985

Subseries 14.3: Machinery Division Newsletter,1969-1970

Subseries 14.4: The Three Partners,1914-1920

Subseries 14.5: USM Today,1968-1976

Subseries 14.6: Quarter Century Club News, 1977-1987

Subseries 14.7: H.E. Smith & Company Catalogs, 1898-1930

Series 15: Product Literature, 1952-1979

Series 16: Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1902-1981

Series 17: Photographs, 1907-1960s

Subseries 17.1: Employees, 1907-1981

Subseries 17.2: Equipment/Products, 1961-1972

Subseries 17.3: Factories/Buildings, 1920s-1960s

Subseries 17.4: Trade Shows, 1954, 1968-1973

Subseries 17.5: Miscellaneous, undated

Subseries 17.6: Postcards, 1906-1938

Subseries 17.7: Prints from Glass Plate Negatives, undated

Subseries 17.8: Albums, 1915-1950s

Subseries 17.9: Film Negatives, 1956-1958

Subseries 17.10: Glass Plate Negatives, 1915-1923

Series 18: Audio-Visual Materials, 1934-1972

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Materials at Other Organizations

Lynn Historical Society & Museum, Lynn, Massachusetts

Lynn, Massachusetts businesses collection, 1888-1991

Small volumes and pamphlets of shoe and shoe-related industry businesses in Lynn, Massachusetts, including miscellaneous articles and histories on the shoe industry in Lynn, manuals, catalogs, broadsides, patents, handbooks, patterns, price lists, brochures, and legal materials. Businesses represented include Beaudry Machine Company, Beckman Machine Company, Bresnahan Shoe Machinery Company, George W. Emerson & Company, Hamel Shoe Machinery Company, Gregory & Read Co., David Knox & Sons Machinery Company, Krippendorf Kalculator Company (manufacturers of a mechanical device to compute pattern values), Peerless Machinery Company, Quarmby & Hilliker, Machine Builders, Swain, Fuller Manufacturing Company, W.J. Young Machinery Company, and George J. Kelly, Inc. (maker of shoe polish).

United Shoe Machinery Company Records, 1915-1974

Materials assembled by Edward F. McCarthy, director of USM research, including notebooks, diagrams, manuals, brochures, catalogs, code sheets, flow charts, price lists, handbooks, lectures, directories, lexicons, catalogs of other firms, personal notebooks on shoe construction (1927-1931), factory visits to other shoe companies, and production of leading manufacturers (1939-1960), and floor directory of the plant; ledgers listing machines shipped and returned from the Lynn and Puerto Rico plants (nine volumes, 1935-1974); and machine development materials, including patents, chiefly those of Edward Quinn.

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) Salem, Massachusetts

An accession in 1987 of institutional archives, includes publications, photographs, advertisements, lectures, scrapbook of shoes made for United Shoe Machinery Corporation of Beverly, Massachusetts, shoes from which are in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum (87020).

Beverly Historical Society, Beverly, Massachusetts

The United Shoe and Machinery Company Collection contains a large quantity of the company's patents, most of which pertain to the production and manufacture of shoes. Additionally there are patents for golf balls, nail guns, and magnetic closures. The majority of the remaining materials are Quarter Century Club documents ranging from financial and membership records, to pictures and other ephemera. The remainder of the collection consists of miscellaneous objects including sample knives and knife parts from the Booth Brothers Company.

University of Connecticut, Dodd Center

Emhart Corporation Records, undated, 1883-1989

Emhart Corporation was a multinational company located in Farmington, Connecticut. Prior to its 1989 merger with Black & Decker, Emhart operated in over one hundred countries with a worldwide work force of 30,000 employees. Emhart's products included machines for the manufacture of glass bottles and shoes; filling, sealing and packaging machinery; security systems; electronics; chemical products; metal fasteners; rubber processing equipment; and consumer and do-it-yourself products. Brand name products included True Temper® hardware and sporting goods, and Price Pfister® plumbing fixtures. Emhart's domestic roots went back to the American Hardware Company, founded in New Britain, Connecticut, in 1902.

Beverly Public Schools (Beverly, Massachusetts)

Beverly Public Schools/Beverly trade school records, 1909-1995

Materials relating to the establishment and operation of the Beverly trade schools, including trustee minutes, annual reports, curriculum journals, correspondence, photographs, programs and ephemera, and calendars.

Cornell University, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

[United Shoe Machinery Corporation publications], 1911-1913

Harvard University, Baker Library

[United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et al. court proceedings], 1911-1917

United Shoe buildings and properties

The Cummings Properties (http://www.cummings.com/pdfs/salem_evening_news_42906.pdf null) now owns and leases “the Shoe.” ( http://www.cummings.com/ccinfo.html)

Separated Materials note

Materials at National Museum of American History

The Division of Work and Industry holds artifacts related to the United Shoe Machinery Corporation. Some artifacts include a drafting table (1989.0259.349), tool chest (1989.0259.348), and molds for shoes, shoe heels, shoe welts, threads, needles, awls, and show wax.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Emhart Corporation.

Genre(s)

  • 16mm motion picture film
  • Advertisements--20th century.
  • Albums
  • Business records--20th century.
  • Catalogs
  • Clippings--20th century
  • Commercial catalogs
  • House organs
  • Legal records
  • Magazines (periodicals)--20th century.
  • Motion pictures (visual works)--20th century
  • Papers
  • Photographs--20th century
  • Photographs--Black-and-white negatives--Acetate film.--1900-1950
  • Photographs--Black-and-white negatives--Glass--1900-1950
  • Photographs--Black-and-white photoprints--Silver gelatin--19th-20th century
  • Research--20th century
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Beverly (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
  • New England

Subject(s)

  • Baseball
  • Industrial history
  • Industrial workers
  • Photography, Industrial
  • Shoe machinery industry
  • Tanners

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage and audio visual materials. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period, reference copies do not exist for audio visual materials. Arrangements must be made with the Archives Center staff two weeks prior to a scheduled research visit. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.

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Bibliography

Aberthaw, A Quarter Century of Fulfilment, 1894-1919. Boston: Aberthaw Construction Company, 1919.

Bloomfield, Meyer. Labor and Compensation, Volume 7, Factory Management Course. New York: Industrial Extension Institute, 1918.

Bulletin of the Public Library of the City of Boston, Fourth Series, Volume II, Number 1, January-March 1920.

Cummings Properties homepage http://www.cummings.com/history.html (last accessed November 29, 2012)

Dreir, Thomas B. The Three Partners, [Boston, Barta Press, 1911?].

Primaryresearch.org, a web presence of a number of projects involving secondary school students and local history for Beverly, Massachussetts) http://www.primaryresearch.org/pr/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=300001 (last accessed November 28, 2012)

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Collection Inventory

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 Series 1: Historical Background Materials, 1901-1985

This series consists primarily of printed publications describing the activities of United Shoe Machinery Corporation as well as the shoe industry. Also included is documentation about past presidents for United Shoe such as clippings, photographs, and lists of names, and photocopies of printed materials about Jan E. Matzeliger (1852-1889), a shoemaker's apprentice from Dutch Guiana. Matzeliger patented a lasting machine for shoemaking in 1891 (US Patent 274,207) which was ultimately used by the Consolidated Hand Method Lasting Machine Company. Consolidated Hand Method Lasting Machine Company merged with Goodyear Machinery Company and the McKay Shoe Company to become United Shoe Machinery Company.

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USMC presidents, 1923, undated

151 1

Jan Earnest Matzeliger materials

151 2-4

How Shoes Are Made Today (Pan American Exposition), 1901

151 5

Goodyear Welt Shoes and How They Are Made Today, 1911, 1923

151 6

An Industrial City, 1911

151 7

L'Histoire de Trois Associes(  The Story of the Three Partners), 1911

151 8

USMC/USMAA (general history), 1913

151 9

The Book of Boston, Fifty Years' Recollections of New England Metropolis, 1916

151 10

German United Shoe Machinery Company, 1901-1925 (history in German), 1925

151 11

How Modern Shoes Are Made, 1936

151 12

The USMC Parts System, 1953

151 13

How Modern Shoes Are Made, 1954

151 14

Tell and Sell, 1956

151 15

How American Shoes Are Made, 1960-1961

151 16

USM Fieldtrip/Financial Analysis 21st Annual conference (includes USM history), 1968

175 1

Toward Products for the 21st Century, [1960s?]

151 17

USM and the Footwear Industry, early 1970s

152 1

USM 75th Anniversary, 1974

152 2

O'Gorman, Gaynor. USM History, Volume 1, (pages 1-192), circa 1965

152 3

O'Gorman, Gaynor. USM History, Volume 1, (pages 193-374), circa 1965

152 4

O'Gorman, Gaynor. USM History, Volume 2, (pages 375-632), circa 1965

152 5

O'Gorman, Gaynor. USM History, Volume 2, (pages 633-759), circa 1965

152 6

USM history (bibliography), circa 1965

152 7

Turner, an Emhart unit, Oberursel, Germany (history), 1979

152 8

History of USM, 1899-1985, 1985

152 9

USM, Where the action is!, undated

153 1

"Visit to some European shoe and leather museums," American Footwear Research Institute, undated

153 2

A Short History of American Shoemaking, undated

153 3

United Facts and Facilities, undated

153 4

Historical Survey of Shoemaking, 1931-1933

153 5

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 Series 2: Executive Records, 1927-1987

This series consists of annual reports and stockholder leaflets and is divided into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: United Shoe Machinery, 1927-1975 and Subseries 2.2: Emhart Corporation, 1976-1984.

Subseries 2.1: United Shoe Machinery, 1927-1975, consists of stockholder leaflets, annual reports, directors meetings and operational reports. The stockholder leaflets were created in 1927 to keep the stockholders informed about the "nature, variety, and scope of business" of the corporation. Some leaflets cover a wide range of topics such as lasting machines, sewing machines, shoe making, and buildings. The annual reports were published by United Shoe Machinery and are arranged chronologically. Additional annual reports for 1914-1915 and 1917-1918 can be found within the D. S. Knowlton Scrapbooks in Series 16: Advertising and Marketing Materials.

Subseries 2.2: Annual Reports of Emhart, 1976-1984, consists of annual reports published by Emhart and arranged chronologically, a report to stockholders and an  Analyst Up-Date, 1977 that provided a status report for the progress made by the company.

Subseries 2.1: United Shoe Machinery, 1927-1975

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USM Stockholder Leaflets, 1927-1930

153 6

Annual Reports of USM, 1955-1975

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Annual reports, 1951-1952, 1954

153 7

Annual reports, 1955-1959

153 8

Annual reports, 1960-1965

153 9

Annual reports, 1967, 1969

153 10

Annual reports, 1970-1972

154 1

Annual reports, 1973-1975

154 2
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Directors Meeting (USM examines their role in the footwear industry), 1974

154 3

USM operational report to employees, 1975

154 4

Subseries 2.2: Emhart, 1976-1987

Annual Reports of Emhart, 1976-1987

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Annual reports, 1976-1979

154 5

Annual reports, 1980-1983

154 6

Annual reports, 1984, 1986-1987

154 7
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Report to Shareholders, 1983-1984

154 8

Analyst Up-Date, 1977

154 9

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 Series 3: Correspondence, 1890, 1901-1915

The correspondence series consists of documentation of L.D. Webber, 1890, and circular letters from various departments with United Shoe.

The correspondence of L.D. Webber, 1890, consists of two handwritten letters, one from John S. [Edmund?], Secretary of Pratt and Read Company to L.D. Webber of United Shoe Machinery.

The circular letters were created by several different departments at United Shoe Machinery's offices in Boston, but most originated in the Treasurer's office. They are typescript and were sent to the company's subsidiaries, such as the United Fast Color Eyelet Company, United Shoe Machinery Corporation of Canada, and the United Awl & Needle Company, and probably to lessees of United Shoe machines as well. The circulars generally deal with the introduction of new machines, offers of used machines for sale, notices that United Shoe will be attending trade shows, and cover letters accompanying samples of new products.

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L.D. Webber, 1890 May

1 1A

Circular letters, 1901 August 3-1908 December 28

1 2

Circular letters, 1909 January 4-1915 October 1

1 3

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 Series 4: Wilson Palmer Files, 1925-1952

This series consists of the correspondence files of Wilson Palmer, one of United Shoe Machinery's key executives. He served as Assistant to the General Superintendent at the Beverly Factory beginning in 1932, Secretary/Treasurer of the Athletic Association beginning in 1933, General Superintendent of the Beverly Factory in 1940, and as President of the Mutual Relief Association.

He retired as a Vice President of the company in the 1950s. These files deal primarily with operations and accidents at the Beverly Factory, the Athletic Association, defense work, the Mutual Relief Association, and the Turner Tanning Machinery Company. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic within the series.

The general correspondence file consists mainly of notices regarding the operation of the Beverly factory. These include lists of foremen, notices of appointments, instructions to foremen, efficiency reports, and accident reports. The file reflects the company's concern for its workers and the facilities available at the factory for their benefit. Examples of this "corporate paternalism" include the provision of safety shoes and goggles, a gas station for employee use on the grounds, sale of coal to employees at a discount, advice on handling one's financial affairs, and health bulletins. The accident material includes data used in the preparation of accident charts, an oversize chart of safety tips, and several oversize charts of time lost due to accidents from 1928-1936.

The files on the Athletic Association are primarily routine correspondence regarding accounting matters, insurance, agreements, the golf course, various social events held at the clubhouse, and letters of acknowledgement. Also dealt with are investments made on behalf of the Association, settlement of a lawsuit to which the Association was a party, and financial statements regarding the "Sam Sam," an annual athletic event for employees. Of special interest are several Bulletins of the USMC Athletic Association of Spain from 1932-1933. Included in this series are Confidential Reports, 1938 -1941, which are summary reports of production at the Beverly factory addressed to Vice President H. S. Hubbell. These detail numbers of machines and parts manufactured and shipped, manufacturing profit, depreciated assets, and return on capital investment.

The files dealing with defense work date from 1940-1952. These deal with the company's involvement in the production of defense related mechanisms, such as fuse assemblies, recoilless rifles, the Mark 50 mine, and gun turrets. The focus is on industrial mobilization planning and procedures for procurement of equipment for the U.S. military. In addition, there is a file on the training program at the Beverly factory conducted in cooperation with the G.I. Bill in 1945. Files on the Mutual Relief Association, 1939-1951, include a general file containing annual financial statements, lists of committee members, and details of United Shoe's policy on contributing to the Relief Association. Other files deal with revision of the by laws, union circulars, circa 1944, dissolution of the Association, and its replacement with a group insurance plan. Other files provide information on pattern die manufacture and sales, the development and sale of a complete shoe repair outfit, and the manufacture of cutting blades by the Turner Tanning Machinery Company, a subsidiary acquired by USMC in the 1920s.

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General correspondence, 1925-1929

2 1

General correspondence, 1929-1930

2 2

General correspondence, 1931-1933

2 3

Accidents, Beverly Factory, 1927-1936

2 4

United Shoe Machinery Corporation Athletic Association, 1929-1937

2 5

United Shoe Machinery Corporation Athletic Association of Spain, 1932-1933

2 6

Confidential reports, 1938-1940

2 7

United States defense work, general, 1940-1952

3 1

United States defense work, industrial mobilization planning, 1948-1951

3 2

United States defense work, Mark 50 mine, 1950-1951

3 3

Government Issue (G.I) Training, 1945

3 4

Mutual Relief Association, general, 1939-1951

3 5

Mutual Relief Association, by laws and dissolution, 1944-1951

3 6

Mutual Relief Association, group insurance proposals, 1943-1951

3 7

Mutual Relief Association, union circulars, circa 1944

3 8

Pattern die manufacture and sales, 1932-1936

3 9

Shoe repair, 1938-1940

3 10

Turner Tanning Machinery Company, blade manufacturing, 1938-1950

3 11

Turner Tanning Machinery Company, blade shipments, 1945-1946

3 12

Turner Tanning Machinery Company, reports on blades, 1946-1947

3 13

Accident chart, Beverly Factory, 1928-1936

177 1

Safety Do's and Don'ts chart, circa 1928

177 1

Accident chart, Die Plant, 1934-1940

177 2

Accident charts, United Last Company, 1938-1940

177 2

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 Series 5: Research and Development Department Records, 1914-1980

This series is divided into seventeen subseries and documents the research and development aspects of United Shoe Machinery. One of the largest series, it spans from 1913 to 1980 and includes progress reports on various projects, correspondence, photographs, and research notebooks. There is also information on personnel, training, and the shoe machinery industry.

Subseries 5.1: Background Materials, 1947-1974

This subseries consists of documentation that provides an overview of the activities of the Research and Development Department. The Research and Development Department included activities carried out by persons trained formally or by experience in the physical sciences or related engineering fields. Primarily through memoranda, the department's goals, objectives, functions (for example, committee work), responsibilities and working definitions are communicated. The files also include a publicity kit from 1967 for a tour of the Research and Development laboratories emphasizing the various techniques utilized in machine design and product development.

Box Folder

USMC Research and Development Division (overview), circa 1950s

20 1A

Memoranda, 1949-1968

20 1B

Definitions, 1961-1968

20 1

Goals and objectives, 1956-1974

20 2

Research Policy Committee, 1961-1964

20 3

Project management, 1947, 1962-1964, 1973

21 5

Publicity kit for development laboratories, 1967 November

175 2

Subseries 5.2: Financial Information, 1947-1975

This subseries consists of memoranda, correspondence, published articles, internal reports and line item data (profit forecast) for budget-related issues for the Research and Development Department. A technical audit of the Research and Development Department was conducted in 1961 by Arthur D. Little, Inc., to analyze the department for organization, leadership in technical efforts, capacity to produce effectively, and capacity of the company to implement a sound technical program.

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Budget and costs, 1947, 1957-1958, 1962-1971

21 2

Budget and costs, 1972-1975

21 3

Audits and analysis, 1960-1961, 1971

21 4

Subseries 5.3: Reports, 1962-1973

This subseries consists of reports for the Research Division. The accomplishment reports detail for the fiscal year what a division completed as well as pointing out problem areas. The reports are arranged chronologically. The quarterly progress reports document certain aspects of a divisions work. These reports are written in a memoranda style and are arranged chronologically. The office reports contain one report from November 4, 1957 about the potential use of data by the Program Department. Also included in the file is a memoranda about writing a report and what should be contained within it. The status reports contain specific information about experimental projects. For example, the specifics of EX 19068-EVKQ, the automatic folding machine, are briefly described, providing the reader with an overview. The status reports are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Accomplishment reports, 1967-1969

20 4

Accomplishment reports, 1970-1973

20 5

Quarterly progress reports, 1967-1968

20 6

Office reports and memoranda, 1967-1968

20 7

Status reports, 1962-1964

20 8

Status reports, 1964 July-1965 October

21 1

Subseries 5.4: Facilities, 1947-1971

This subseries consists of documentation about physical property at United Shoe and the polices and procedures for that property. Some files detail aspects of tours conducted at United Shoe Machinery facilities as well as the tours of other manufacturers. For example, United Shoe staff visited other organizations to learn more about research and development philosophies. The building and facilities file contains organizational charts, a menu from the Beverly Factory cafeteria (1961 and 1969); notices about moving offices; memoranda about using excess space; charts with square footage calculations; blueprints; evaluation of alternate sites; and other notes related to space planning issues.

The file relating to equipment includes inventories of specialized equipment for use by the Research Division and a 1955 report on Facilities and Instruments Available in the Research Division.

The disaster planning materials contain photocopies of articles and memoranda about the development of emergency procedures, especially fall-out shelters, the threat of nuclear attack, and the use of microfilming of all experimental drawings for machines and their storage. In 1962, the Research Division formed the Records Protection Committee to discuss microfilming efforts, the backlog of material to be microfilmed and future accruals. A 1961 Disaster Plan Outline details the Research Divisions action plan.

The security materials consist of memoranda, photocopies of articles documenting security procedures for incoming documents, particularly for classified government contract work undertaken by United Shoe. A copy of the Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding Classified Information, Department of Defense, 1960 and 1961 is in the file as well as United Shoe's  Standard Practice Procedures for Security Control at the Beverly Research Division, 1965. Other security issues relate to master keys for offices, doors to machine rooms, and the loss of equipment through theft. A May 1970 memoranda details new security procedures to be implemented, including new identification cards. Of note is a September 1960 Industrial Security Letter about "Industrial Security and Soviet Espionage."

The parking materials include a 1948 memoranda about easing traffic problems in the Research Division parking lot, with a map.

The computer services documentation consists of memoranda, notes, and correspondence about the use of IBM computers in the Research Division with scientific software.

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Tours of other facilities, 1947, 1961-1962, 1969

21 6

Facilities and buildings, 1967-1970, 1975

21 7

Equipment inventory, 1947, 1955, 1969, 1974

21 8

Disaster planning, 1960-1969

21 9

Facilities security, 1960-1970

22 1

Facilities parking, 1948

22 2

Facilities, computer services, 1968-1970

22 3

Computer utilization, 1971

22 4

Subseries 5.5: Personnel, 1942-1979

This subseries consists of position/job descriptions, announcements and evaluations for specific employees, organizational charts, lists of employees, compensation and benefits, insurance, reports, correspondence, printed materials and memoranda related to employee and management matters.

Also included are employee identification cards, training and safety materials. The training materials include memoranda for specific training, such as basic chemistry and manuals. A 1957 orientation workbook, U.S.M.C. Organization: United in Action was given to all employees in the Research Division.

The safety materials document the division's Safety Committee, which was responsible for the compliance of safety codes and regulations. Materials include memoranda, meeting minutes, a Safety Committee Manual (1962), and information about the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

The management and personnel materials include notes, memoranda, and reports. United Shoe created a group called the "Little Leaguers" in the 1950s. Made up of personnel primarily from the Development Department, the group discussed various personnel-related issues and focused on communicating corporation policies, projects, events, and news among top research management and all other personnel. There are some informational sheets such as "R&D Management: A Study of Supervisor-Subordinate Interpersonal Relations and Securing Satisfactory Performance From Your Staff," prepared for managers as well as documentation on the corporation's use of the PERT computer program for project management.

There is extensive documentation about the corporate management visit to the Research Division in 1972 and a 1970 progress report by Choice Phillips, Jr., about the involvement of a minority (specifically African American) business operation and/or entrepreneurial venture with United Shoe. A proposal from David M. Nero of Nero Industries Incorporated, 1969 is also included and addresses training opportunities for minorities in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, there are materials about Earl Nightingale (1921-1989). Known as the "Dean of Personal Development," he was a motivational speaker and counselor to many major companies about management training. Nightingale created "Creative Thinking," "Lead the Field" and "Great Ideas" counseling sessions on 33 1/3 LP 7" records. Product literature about his counseling services and a speech "On Motivating the Disadvantaged Child" (1966), is available. Printed materials for the Success Motivation Institute, Inc. founded by Paul Meyer are also included as well as a 33 1/3 LP record, 1965.

Box Folder

Personnel, job descriptions, announcements and evaluations, 1944

22 5

Personnel, job descriptions, announcements and evaluations, 1969-1979

22 6

Personnel, employee identification cards, 1942

22 7

Personnel, compensation and benefits, 1947, 1963, 1973-1975

22 8

Personnel, training, 1946, 1957, 1959, 1964-1965

22 9

Personnel safety, 1947, 1961-1973

22 10

Personnel, management development, 1957-1958

23 1

Personnel, management development, 1962-1972

23 2

Personnel, management program review and evaluation technique, 1962

23 3

Personnel, corporate management review, 1970, 1973

23 4

Personnel, corporate management review, 1972

23 5

Personnel, black ventures, 1969-1970

23 6

Personnel, Earl Nightingale Success Motivation Institute, Inc., 1965-1966

23 7

Subseries 5.6: Labor, 1961-1970

This subseries includes an agreement between United Shoe and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local No. 271 (1961), a notice (1970), and one newsletter, the Blue Sheet (1970) as well as strike-related materials. The strike materials relate to the 1969 strike by United Electrical, Radio and Machine workers of America, Local No. 271 for unfair labor practice. The documentation consists of a newspaper article, news releases, memoranda, the  Picket Bulletin, and a button, "I Support The Union's Contract Demands, U.E. 271." The memoranda detail issues such as lost wages, flat tires for crossing the picket line, and liability issues.

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Union, 1961, 1970

23 8

Strike, 1969

23 9

Subseries 5.7: Subject Files, 1943-1977

This subseries consists of memoranda, internal reports, correspondence, notes, photographs, correspondence lists, articles, clippings, and product literature for a broad range of topics that either the Research Division worked on or compiled for future use. Also included is information about corporate reorganization, creativity training, the Explorers Science Club, and conferences and training. Loosely arranged alphabetically, the files are topical and were maintained by Research Division staff.

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Government military, gun mount, 1943

24 1

Government military, miscellaneous, 1946-1953

24 2

Government project summary for World War Two, 1947-1951

24 3

Numerical list of order numbers, World War Two, undated

24 4

20 mm aircraft gun, MK 11, 1958

24 5

Externally stored gun pods for aircraft, 1958

24 6

Confectionary Industry, 1950

24 7

Shoe pattern making system, 1956

24 8

Last research, 1958-1965

24 9

Factory loading system, undated

24 10

Geometric last, 1956, 1958-1959

24 11

Geometric, 1961-1963

25 1

Geometric, 1964-1966

25 2

Disposable rubber, 1959-1962

25 3

Attaching heels, 1961-1962

25 4

Adhesives, 1961

25 5

Harmonic Drive, infinit indexer, 1961-1966

25 6

Computers, 1961, 1968-1969, 1972-1974

25 7

Computer catalogs (A-E), 1969-1975

26 1

Computer catalogs (F-I), 1969-1975

26 2

Computer catalogs (J-Z), 1969-1975

26 3

Computers, clippings, 1969-1975

26 4

Indicators, frozen food, 1962

26 5

Attaching sole, 1962-1966

26 6

Shoe transportation, 1962-1963

26 7

Automation, 1962-1964

27 1

Automation, 1965-1970, 1972

27 2

Geomatic, 1963

27 3

Goodyear Welt, 1963

27 4

Outside stitching, 1963

27 5

Rapid mulling, 1963-1964

27 6

Urethane, 1963-1967

27 7

Automotive Industry, 1964-1965

27 8

Packaging foods, 1964, 1966-1967

27 9

Robots, 1964-1965

27 10

Cement sole attaching, 1965

27 11

Insole, 1965-1966, 1974

27 12

Plastics, elastomers, adhesives, 1966

27 13

Foam injection molding, 1965, 1968, 1970

28 1

Harmonic drive, 1965, 1969

28 2

Dynapert and Dynasert, 1967-1974

28 3

Numerically controlled material cutter, 1968

28 4

Laundry equipment, 1968-1969

28 4

SPIRAS-65 (computer), 1969-1971

28 6

Miscellaneous, 1947, 1962-1968, 1974

28 7

Corporate reorganization, court decrees and antitrust laws, 1953-1954, 1969

28 8

Corporate reorganization, shares, securities, and holder information, 1954-1972, 1975

28 9

Corporate divesture, 1970

29 1

Corporate planning, 1968-1973

29 2

Corporate planning, 1974-1975

29 3

Corporate reorganization, acquisitions, 1970

29 4

Corporate reorganization, supplies and affiliated companies, 1969

29 5

Corporate reorganization, multi-national, 1972-1973

29 6

Creativity training, 1962-1973

29 7

Creativity training, Synectics, Inc., 1962-1965

29 8

Creativity training, Synectics, Inc., 1966-1968

29 9

DuPont development conference, 1959

30 1

DuPont development conference

30 2

Industrial Research Institute, 1962, 1964, 1968, 1970

30 2

MIT management of research and development, 1964

30 3

Batelle Memorial Institute, 1965-1968, 1970, 1972

30 4

American Research and Development Annual Meeting, 1969-1971

30 5

Conference board, 1970-1972

30 6

Worldwide research and development and marketing conference, 1972

30 7

United Shoefitter (employee newsletter), 1962

30 8

Financial reports, 1967-1969, 1973, 1975

30 9

Advertisements, 1968-1970

30 10

Beverly Manufacturing Newsletter, 1975-1977, 1979

30 11

Company publications about research and the Research and Development Division, 1948 and undated

31 1

Machinery Division, undated

31 2

Bailey Division, undated

31 3

Miscellaneous, 1933, 1943, 1963-1969, 1970-1975

31 4

Research Division Explorer Post 84, science club (includes photographs), 1966, 1970-1975

31 5

Community outreach, miscellaneous, 1953, 1963, 1966, 1975

31 6

Engineering Department bulletins, 1958-1961

31 7

Engineering Department Training Program, 1965

31 8

Engineering Department, miscellaneous, 1945, 1957-1958, 1961-1962

31 9

USMC Competitors (list), 1948

31 10

Tanners Council of America, Membership Bulletin, Leather Industry Statistics, 1948-1965

32 1

U.S. Department of Commerce, Census of Manufacturers, tanning, footwear, industrial leather goods, 1963

32 2

National Footwear Manufacturers Association, Inc., Footwear Market, 1966-1975

32 3

A Study of the Impact of Imported Footwear on Domestic Production with Forecasts to 1975 (prepared for the National Footwear Manufacturers Association), 1968

32 4

American Footwear Industries Association, 1969-1970

32 5

Engineering Standards and Advanced Productivity Systems Meeting, 1970

32 6

The Impact of Imports and New Technologies on Worldwide Footwear Manufacturing, 1970

32 7

Important Aspects of the Shoe Industry Crisis, 1950 January

33 1

Blue Bulletin (L.H. LaRouche Research), Shoe Flexibity, 1951

33 2

Blue Bulletin (L.H. LaRouche Research), Research in the American Shoe Industry, undated

33 3

Blue Bulletin (L.H. LaRouche Research), A Factory Survey of Better Methods of Bottomline Goodyear Welts, undated

33 4

Blue Bulletin (L.H. LaRouche Research), Plastics, undated

33 5

Blue Bulletin (L.H. LaRouche Research), Research Findings, undated

33 5

Blue Bulletin (L.H. LaRouche Research), Natural vs. Synthetic Threads, undated

33 5

Blue Bulletin (L.H. LaRouche Research), Analysis of Factory Management Conference, undated

33 5

Subseries 5.8: Project Files, 1950-1951

This subseries consists of three projects undertaken by the Research Division that do not fall under the Experimental (EX) or New Development (ND) files. The materials include contracts, correspondence, notes and chart information for three projects, the Navy Bureau of Ordnance, precision heel attaching, and a comparison of foot scales.

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Navy Bureau of Ordnance Contracts, NDrd 401 and NOrd 3730, 1950

34 1

Precision heel attaching, 1951

34 2

Comparison of geometric and inch scale, undated

34 3

Subseries 5.9: New Development (ND) Project Files, 1924-1970

This subseries documents new development work at United Shoe through index cards, shipping requests, reports, correspondence, photographs, parts shipping notices, closure forms, government purchase order requests and requests for engineering. The index cards provide the order number, date, what was being worked on, a description, who suggested the work, who developed the work, a department manager signature and when the order was closed. Associated costs (per month) were recorded on the reverse side of the card. For example, order number, ND 9999, documents a Unishank cementing "A" machine which was opened in April 1935 and the work closed in September 1935. In some instances the cards are stamped "destroyed" with a date. New development (ND) index cards were sampled on the basis of retaining 100 cards at 1,000 card intervals.

Box

New development cards, 2,900 to 9,999, 1924-1935

59

New development cards, 10,900 to 36,928, 1936-1951

60

New development cards, 36,929 to 39,999, 1945-1951

61

New development cards, 40,900 to 44,958, 1953-1962

62

New development cards, 44,959 to 47,999, 1961-1970

63
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ND 40900, Miscellaneous (See ND 40905, ND 40883, ND 40897 and RS 2229), 1953

95 1

ND 40901, USMC shank reducing machine, model A, 1953-1954

95 2

ND 40902, Goodyear inseam sewing machine, model B, 1953-1955

95 3

ND 40903, USMC stitch down thread lasting machine, model B, 1953-1954

95 4

ND 40904, USMC eyelet stay cementing and applying machine, model A, 1953-1955

95 5

ND, 40905 (See RS 32229, ND 40883, ND 40897, ND 40900, and ND 41273), Miscellaneous (government research work), 1953

95 6

ND 40906, propulsion means for combat vehicles, 1953

95 7

ND 40907, goodyear outsole stitching machine, model A, 1953

95 8

ND 40908, USMC thermo-cementing and folding machine, model A, 1953

95 9

ND 40909, USMC sewed seat lasting machine, model A, 1953

95 10

ND 40910, Miscellaneous (government research work), 1953

95 11

ND 40911 (See ND 40913, EX 16209, EX 16531, EX 16706, EX 16835, EX 16489, EX 16848, ND 40457, EX 16531, EX 16863, EX 16716, EX 16717, EX 16755), Pilot plant for rod cement, 1953-1954

95 12

ND 40912 (ND 41043, ND 40039, ND 40519, EX 16883, EX 16722, EX 16726, ND 40179, ND 40519, EX 15484), Film type shoe cover manufacturing costs, 1953-1957

95 13

ND 40913 (See ND 40911, EX 16209, EX 16531, EX 16706, EX 16835, EX 16489, EX 16848, ND 40457, EX 16863, EX 16716, EX 16717, EX 16755), Pilot plant for rod cement, 1953

95 14

ND 40914, Demonstration during week of March 16, 1953 for personnel of Bata Shoe Company, 1953

95 15

ND 40915, Miscellaneous (government research work), 1953

95 16

ND 40916, USMC sewed seat lasting machine, model A, 1953

95 17

ND 40917, USMC toe lasting machine, model C, 1953-1954

95 18

ND 40918, USMC wood heel attaching machine, model B, 1953-1954

95 19

ND 40919 (See EX 16517, ND 39951, ND 41501 and EX 16517), USMC heel scouring machine, model A, 1953-1956

95 20

ND 41900, USMC staple side lasting machine, model D, 1956-1957

95 21

ND 41901, Combat boots with waterproof uppers for QM research and development, 1956

95 22

ND 41902 (See ND 42116, 42115, 42038, EX 17630), Miscellaneous (government research work), 1955-1957


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Mixed materials   95 23
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Mixed materials   96 1

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ND 41903, Control rod drive test mechanism evaluation test program, 1956-1957

96 2

ND 41904, Miscellaneous (government research work), 1956-1957

96 3

ND 41905, USMC stitch protector applying machine, model A, 1956

96 4

ND 41906, Miscellaneous (government research work), 1956

96 5

ND 41907, USMC sole cement applying machine, model B, 1956-1957

96 6

ND 41908, Top lasting, 1956-1958

96 7

ND 41909, Automatic power tacker, model B, 1958-1962

96 8

ND 41910, USMC tack detector, model A, 1956

96 9

ND 41911, Eyeletting machines, 1956

96 10

ND 41912, Eyeletting machines, 1956

96 11

ND 41913, Goodyear insole channeling and lip setting, machine A, 1956

96 12

ND 41914, USMC forepart cement lasting machine, model A, 1956

96 13

ND 41915, Electronic component belting machine, model B, 1956

96 14

ND 41916, USMC toe lasting machine, model D, 1956-1957

96 15

ND 41917, KAPL-S3G, control rod drive test mechanism components test program, 1956

96 16

ND 41918, KAPL-S3G, prototype control rod drive mechanism, 1956-1958

96 17

ND 41919, Miscellaneous (government research work), 1956-1958

96 18

ND 42899, Ammunition components, 1958-1960

96 19

ND 42900, Vitro in-pile tubes, 1958-1959

96 20

ND 42901, PWR maintenance and handling tool, 1958-1960

96 21

ND 42902, Design of Yankee atomic fuel handling system, 1958-1959

96 22

ND 42903, Design Yankee atomic fuel handling system, 1958-1959

96 23

ND 42904, Design of Yankee atomic fuel handling systems (specifications), 1958-1959

96 24

ND 42905, Goodyear inseam sewing machine, model D, 1958-1959

96 25

ND 42906, Vitro in-pile tubes, replacement tube, 1958-1959

96 26

ND 42907, EBS subsystem, scan programmer, engineering, 1958-1959

96 27

ND 42908, EBS subsystem, design and detail, phase I, 1958-1959

96 28

ND 42909, EBS subsystem, scan programmer, OM parts, phase I, 1958-1959

96 29

ND 42910, EBS subsystem, scan programmer, assembly and test, phase I, 1958-1959

96 30

ND 42911, EBS subsystem, servo engineering, phase I, 1958-1959

96 31

ND 42912, EBS subsystem, servo design and detail, phase I, 1958-1959

96 32

ND 42913, EBS subsystem, servo OM parts, phase I, 1958-1959

96 33

ND 42914, EBS subsystem, servo assembly and test, phase I, 1958-1959

96 34

ND 42915, EBS subsystem, phase shifter, engineering, phase I, 1958-1959

96 35

ND 42916, EBS subsystem, phase shifter, design and detail, phase I, 1958-1959

96 36

ND 42917, EBS subsystem, phase shifter, OM parts, phase I, 1958-1959

96 37

ND 42918, EBS subsystem, phase shifter, assembly and test, phase I, 1958-1959

96 38

ND 42919, EBS subsystem, labor on RF parts, phase I, 1958-1959

96 39

ND 43900, Goodyear inseam sewing machine, model D, 1959-1960

96 40

ND 43901, Attenuator assembly, 1959-1960

97 1

ND 43902, H Plane tee, 1959-1960

97 2

ND 43903, 1" valve product development, 1959-1960

97 3

ND 43904, United automatic welt toe lasting machine, 1959-1961

97 4

ND 43905, Evaluation of aerojet general valve information request, 1959-1960

97 5

ND 43906, ALCO request for quote on 1" blow down valve, 1959-1960

97 6

ND 43907, Feasibility study of an automatic assembly line, 1959-1961

97 7

ND 43908, Automatic power nailer for nails up through size 16d, 1959-1960

97 8

ND 43909, thermogrip applicator, model DN, 1960-1961

97 9

ND 43910, PWR Maintenance and refueling tool, 1960

97 10

ND 43911, Automatic power tacker, model A, 1960

97 11

ND 43912, United automatic welt toe lasting machine, model A, 1960-1961

97 12

ND 43913, Tank turret actuator employing concentric version of harmonic drive, 1960-1961

97 13

ND 43914, Yankee automatic refueling equipment manuals, 1960-1961

97 14

ND 43915, S5W seal welding equipment, fibre gears, 1960

97 15

ND 43916, Low pass filters, 1960

97 16

ND 43917, Indian point reactor refueling equipment consultant services, 1960-1963

97 17

ND 43918, Metal last sticks, 1960

97 18

ND 43919, Shock and vibration mounting design guide, 1960

97 19

ND 44900, USMC pulling pover machine, model B, 1961-1962

97 20

ND 44901, Application of harmonic drive to an airborne winch, 1961

97 21

ND 44902, United injection moulding machine, model B, 1961-1962

97 22

ND 44903, Wheel and axle assembly incorporating harmonic drive, 1961

97 23

ND 44904, Two Warner Sf400 clutches, 1961

97 24

ND 44904, USMC rough rounding machines, model B and C, 1961-1965

97 25

ND 44906, A2W control rod drive mechanism, 1961

97 26

ND 44907, United power toe lasting machine, model A and B, 1961-1963

97 27

ND 44908, XD1G control red drive mechanism, 1961-1962

97 28

ND 44909, United pulling and lasting machine, model A

97 29

ND 44910, United pulling and lasting machine, model A, 1961-1962

97 30

ND 44911, Cutting die sharpening device, 1961-1965

97 31

ND 44912, One prototype harmonic drive unit, 1961

97 32

ND 44913, Application of a hot melt adhesive to the edge of fibre board discs, 1961-1962

97 33

ND 44914, Rex rotary pounding machine, model B and FR goods

97 34

ND 44915, Two hundred ten consumable inserts, 1961-1962

97 35

ND 44916, United power toe lasting machine, model B, 1961-1962

97 36

ND 44917, USKMC pulling over machine, model B and model C, 1961-1963

97 37

ND 44918, Valve degreasing, 1961

97 38

ND 44919, Automatic functional stitching machine transition, 1961-1962

97 39

ND 45900, Helicopter blade folding device, 1962-1963

97 40

ND 45901, Helicopter blade fold and pitch locking device, 1962-1963

97 41

ND 45902, Component inserting machine, 1962-1963

97 42

ND 45903, Assembly tool for engine, 1962-1963

97 43

ND 45904, Pressure chamber door locking mechanism, 1962-1963

97 44

ND 45905, Windshield wiper drive, 1962-1963

97 45

ND 45906, Consultation services of David Dardick, 1962-1963

97 46

ND 45907, High performance harmonic drive, 1962-1963

97 47

ND 45908, A-U collagen project functions, 1962

97 48

ND 45909, Harmonic drive bearings C120011, 1962-1963

97 49

ND 45910, vehicle transporter steering mechanism, 1962-1963

98 1

ND 45911, Hermetically sealed valve actuator, 1962-1963

98 2

ND 45912, United pulling and lasting machine, model A, 1962-1963

98 3

ND 45913, United pulling and lasting machine, model A, 1962-1963

98 4

ND 45914, USM eyeletting air powered, 1962-1963

98 5

ND 45915, Rivet forming machine (Waterbury Farrel), 1962-1963

98 6

ND 45916, United pulling and lasting machine, model A, 1962-1964

98 7

ND 45917, United pulling and lasting machine, model A, 1962-1963

98 8

ND 45918, United pulling and lasting machine, model A, 1962-1963

98 9

ND 45919, United Automatic welt toe lasting, model A, 1962-1965

98 10

ND 46901, Evaluation of miscellaneous suggestions and ideas, 1964-1965

98 11

ND 46902, Cement lasting Goodyear welt shoe, 1964-1967

98 12

ND 46903, Proposal for XM70 E3/E4, 1964-1965

98 13

ND 46904, Engineering Department assistance to the Mears Division, 1964-1966

98 14

ND 46905, XD1G gear box repairs, 1964

98 15

ND 46906, Automatic production of surgeon's caps, 1964

98 16

ND 46907, Cutting press, 50 series, fabricated design, 1966

98 17

ND 46908, Sample disposal garments for Veteran's Administration, 1964-1965

98 18

ND 46909, Programmed fuel element loading machine, 1964-1965

98 19

ND 46910, CRDM refurbishment program, 1964-1965

98 20

ND 46911, CRDM refurbishment program, 1964-1965

98 21

ND 46912, CRDM refurbishment program, 1964-1965

98 22

ND 46913, USM roll top folding machine, model A, 1964-1965

98 23

ND 46914, Thermogrip applicator, model DXN, 1964-1971

98 24

ND 46915, Thermogrip, B.B. Engineering support, 1964-1968

98 25

NB 46916, Thermogrip sales support, 1965-1968

99 1-2

ND 46917, Visit to Yale and Towne (plant visit in Tennessee), 1964-1965

99 3

ND 46918, Hydraulic shook testing machine study, 1964-1965

99 4

ND 46919, USM seat moulding and fastening machine, model A, 1964-1965

99 5

Subseries 5.10: Experimental (EX) Files, 1931-1968, 1977

This subseries documents ordinary experimentation related to the development and improvement of shoe manufacturing machinery, and work done in connection with the company's post World War Two diversification efforts. The files cover all aspects of an experimental project, from the conception of an idea, through the experimental working out of problems, to the final decision to adopt or not adopt the idea for production. They also provide information on the functions of the Research Division, the manner in which it operated, and the way in which production decisions were made. In particular, they illustrate the division's interaction and cooperation with the company's Patent Department.

The materials are arranged numerically by project number and consist primarily of correspondence and notes but also include drawings, test data, order request forms, contracts (commercial or government), operating instructions, newspaper clippings, patents, research progress reports, work plans (procedures and specifications), photographs of the machines, shipping memos, product literature, and model room junking record(s). The junking record contains a wealth of information about experimental machines including: machine name, order number, device name, who developed it, model room location, application filed, patent number, order number, docket number, date issued, if the machine was commercialized, exhibit/historic value, invention acquired from outside source, involved in litigation, photographs, date junked, who authorized junking, and remarks.

The files are not complete. In some instances other project numbers are referenced. For example, EX 10,119, sole cement applying cross references several other projects, ND 8105, ND 8163, ND 8251, ND 8643 and EX 10,561. Presumably these projects also relate to sole cementing development or aspects thereof. This experimental of work by the Research Department, in conjunction with the Patent Department is well documented.

This series consists of selected experimental (EX) files. These files are a sampling chosen by the archivist to document the range of experimental work carried out by the USMC over time. They provide a record of experimental work from the 1930s through the 1970s. The majority are groups of approximately fifty files chosen at ten year intervals. In addition, all files relating to three specific projects were chosen for retention. The three projects were: Automatic Controls, Component Inserting, and a Baseball Stitching Machine. These three experiments are representative of the company's efforts to apply its experience and expertise in shoe machine technology to other areas in order to diversify its product line. Research notebooks from these same three projects were also retained by the archivist.

The index cards provide the order number, date, what was being worked on, a description, who suggested the work, who developed the work, a department manager signature, and when the order was closed. Associated costs (per month) were recorded on the reverse side of the card. The sample experimental (EX) sample files selected for retention were chosen at ten year intervals as follows: the EX 10000 files (1931-1932); the EX 13000 files (1940s); the EX 15000 files (early 1950s); the EX 18000 files (late 1950s early 1960s); the EX 19000 files (late 1960s); and the EX 21000 files (early 1970s).

Box Folder

Time Studies on Active Developments and Proposed Developments (Book 21, experimental), 1935-1953

160 1

Experimental (EX) projects, plastic welt box toe (EX 19574), 1967

160 2

Experimental (EX) projects, urethane mastic (EX 19628), 1967

160 3

Experimental (EX) projects, polyurethane last blocks (EX 20013), 1966

160 4

Experimental (EX) projects, urethane foam (EX 20255), 1967

160 5

Experimental (EX) projects, urethane soling (EX 20830), 1969

160 6
Box

Experimental (EX) index cards, 3,772 to 4,890, 1913-1916

35

Experimental (EX) index cards, 4,902 to 6,292, 1914-1919

36

Experimental (EX) index cards, 6,307 to 7,448, 1919-1924

37

Experimental (EX) index cards, 7,453 to 9,096, 1924-1929

38

Experimental (EX) index cards, 9,115 to 10,496, 1929-1932

39

Experimental (EX) index cards, 10,501 to 11,497, 1932-1935

40

Experimental (EX) index cards, 11,504 to 12,294, 1935-1937

41

Experimental (EX) index cards, 12,301 to 12,898, 1937-1938

42

Experimental (EX) index cards, 12,900 to 13,399, 1939-1940

43

Experimental (EX) index cards, 13,400 to 13,967, 1940-1941

44A

Experimental (EX) index cards, 13,969 to 14,844, 1944-1947

44

Experimental (EX) index cards, 14,846 to 15,199, 1944-1949

45

Experimental (EX) index cards, 15,200 to 15,572, 1946-1947

46

Experimental (EX) index cards, 15,577 to 15,869, 1947-1948

47

Experimental (EX) index cards, 15,874 to 16,251, 1948-1950

48

Experimental (EX) index cards, 16,254 to 16,677, 1950-1952

49

Experimental (EX) index cards, 16,679 to 17,099, 1952-1956

50

Experimental (EX) index cards, 17,101 to 17,498, 1954-1956

51

Experimental (EX) index cards, 17,500 to 17,950, 1956-1958

52

Experimental (EX) index cards, 17,951 to 18,430, 1958-1960

53

Experimental (EX) index cards, 18,431 to 18,820, 1960-1962

54

Experimental (EX) index cards, 18,821 to 19,199, 1962-1963

55

Experimental (EX) index cards, 19,200 to 19,598, 1963-1964

56

Experimental (EX) index cards, 19,602 to 19,997, 1964-1965

57

Experimental (EX) index cards, 20,001 to 20,499, 1965-1967

58
Box Folder

EX 10,000, Lubricating system, 1931-1932

73 1

EX 10,002, Automatic edge trimming, 1931-1932

73 2

EX 10,010, Shank forming or pressing device, 1931-1932

73

EX 10,011, Hydraulic variable speed and stop mechanism, 1931-1932

73 4

EX 10,012, Magnetically controlled lasting apparatus, 1931-1932

73 5

EX 10,013, USMC wood heeling, 1931-1932

73 6

EX 10,014, Shoe heater, 1931-1932

73 7

EX 10,023, Sole flexing, 1931

73 8

EX 10,024, Cement extruding machine for shoe bottoms, 1931-1932

73 9

EX 10,025, Solvent applying, 1931

73 10

EX 10,028, Side lasting machine embodying self-conforming rubber lasting bag, 1931-1932

73 11

EX 10,033, Means and method of cementing channels with one way cement, 1931

73 12

EX 10,036, Shoe bottom heating, 1931

73 13

EX 10,039, Pulling over D and C, 1931

73 14

EX 10,040, USMC wood heeling, 1931

73 15

EX 10,041, Cutting die and method of cutting, 1931

73 16

EX 10,045, USMC staple side lasting C, 1931

73 17

EX 10,048, Automatic sole edge trimming and rounding, 1931

73 18

EX 10,058, Wood heel cementing, 1931

73 19

EX 10,059, Wood heel cover cementing, 1931

73 20

EX 10,061, USMC wood heeling, 1931-1932

73 21

EX 10,062, Adhesive for spraying misted doubling cloth, 1931-1932

73 22

EX 10,065, Goodyear inseam trimming for welt work, 1931-1932

73 23

EX 10,067, USMC top cementing RB, 1931-1934

73 24

EX 10,068, Wood heel cover trimming and bevelling machine, 1931-1957

74 1

EX 10,069, Fastening-inserting machine, 1931-1934

74 2

EX 10,071, Cement sole attaching machine, 1931-1937

74 3

EX 10,085, Pulling over and toe lasting machine, 1932-1938

74 4

EX 10,093, Cast hollow metal casts, 1931-1938

74 5

EX 10,096, Solvent applying, 1931-1934

74 6

EX 10,098, Rex pulling over machine C and D hydraulic check for pincer updraw mechanism, 1931-1936

74 7

EX 10,101, Lockstitch welting machine, 1931-1938

74 8

EX 10,112, Last pulling machine, 1931-1934

74 9

EX 10,115, Bessom shoe flexing machine, 1931-1933

74 10

EX 10,119, Sole cementing applying, 1931-1935

74 11

EX 10,121, Shoe bottom buffing, 1931-1933

74 12

EX 10,123, Cement sole attaching machine B, support to prevent slipping of shoe, 1931-1932

74 13

EX 10,134, Goodyear flexible insole B, 1931-1934

74 14

EX 10,146, Cement sole attaching A, 1931-1940

74 15

EX 10,148, Sole locating means for rubber shoe work, 1931-1938

74 16

EX 10,149, Stitching outsole rapid lockstitch, 1931-1944

75 1

EX 10,155, Cement sole attaching B, 1931-1933

75 2

EX 10,184, Sole edge stitching machine, 1931-1935

75 3

EX 10,185, Support for upper side welt, 1931-1934

75 4

EX 10,186, Shoe and method of making same with no metallic fastenings, 1931-1936

75 5

EX 10,191, Heel seat lasting, 1931-1948

75 6

EX 10,194, Heel seat lasting machine, multiple pin self conforming heel pad, 1931-1935

75 7

EX 10,204, Staple side lasting machine, model B, 1931-1937

75 8

EX 10,214, French binding with sprayed on adhesive, 1931-1932

75 9

EX 10,225, Shoe bottom cementing, 1931-1938

75 10

EX 10,226, Cement sole attaching machine B, redesigned heel gauge mechanism, 1931-1936

75 11

EX 10,232, Clicking machine, 1931-1933

75 12

EX 10,235, Solvent applying machine B, 1931-1936

75 13

EX 10,239, means and method of flexing shoes, 1931-1937

75 14

EX 10,246, Goodyear flexible insole machine, 1931-1932

75 15

EX 10,247, Thermoplastic cement for cellophane, 1932

75 16

EX 10,248, Upper roughing machine, 1931-1935

75 17

EX 10,254, Heel seat fitting machine A, laterally operating breast knives, 1931-1933

76 1

EX 10,260, Sole stitching C, ULS, redesigned take-up mechanism, 1932-1935

76 2

EX 10,262, Marking or embossing machine, 1932-1935

76 3

EX 10,265, Goodyear sole laying employing Thurstor pressure unit, 1932-1938

76 4

EX 13,780, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch machine, model D, changes to improve operation of pressure foot, 1932-1943

76 5

EX 13,783, Triple tape insole rib cement attaching machine, 1941-1958

76 6

EX 13,784, Detachable thread finger for outsole stitcher, 1941-1942

76 7

EX 13,785, Goodyear automatic sole leveling D, 1941-1943

76 8

EX 13,786, Improved methods and materials for producing stitchmaking dies, 1941-1942

76 9

EX 13,787, Determination of requirements for improved method of inseam trimming, 1941

76 10

EX 13,791, Improved back seam reinforcing machine, 1941-1942

76 11

EX 13,793, Fitting heel seat, means and method of heel seat fitting, 1937-1946

76 12

EX 13,797, Embossing tool for size and style marking, 1941-1942

76 13

EX 13,802, Sole cementing, model C, 1941-1942

76 14

EX 13,803, Cementing machine, model C, 1941-1945

76 15

EX 13,804, method of attaching wood heels to shoes, 1941-1943

76 16

EX 13,805, Method for temporary cement attaching of insoles to lasts, 1941-1943

76 17

EX 13,806, Adhesive for narrow edge folding, 1941-1944

76 18

EX 13,807, Synthetic last compound, 1941-1946

76 19

EX 13,810, Improved insole and outsole moulding machine, 1941-1951

77 1

EX 13,812, Heel and moulding and inflanging machine, 1941-1951

77 2

EX 13,815, Improved tack pulling machine, 1941-1943

77 3

EX 13,816, Automatic toe lasting machine, 1941-1942

77 4

EX 13,817, Work shoe construction with premoulded box toe and counter piece, 1941-1946

77 5

EX 13,818, Cement side lasting machine, 1941-1943

77 6

EX 13,820, Prebuffing outsole machine, 1941-1942

77 7

EX 13,824, Cement spraying unit D, 1941

77 8

EX 13,825, Thermoplastic toe lasting adhesive for use in bed machines, 1941-1943

77 9

EX 13,826, Machine for trimming inseam prior to inseaming operation, 1941-1942

77 10

EX 13,827, Simplification of plastic shoe cover material and method of applying same, 1941-1943

77 11

EX 13,828, Methods of tempering upper material by fluids or vapor, 1941-1942

77 12

EX 13,830, H-S box forming machine B, 1941-1944

77 13

EX 13,835, Prewelt lasting, model A, 1941-1947

77 14

EX 13,837, Pulling over machine, 1941-1944

77 15

EX 13,838, High frequency adhesives, 1940-1946

77 16

EX 13,839, Ideal clicking C, 1941-1953

77 17

EX 13,840, Adjustable blanking, 1940-1949

78 1

EX 13,841, Automatic welting and inseam trimming machine, 1941-1950

78 2

EX 13,842, Ideal clicking C, 1941-1942

78 3

EX 13,843, Leather measuring machine, 1941-1945

78 4

EX 13,849, Improved pinwheel type leather measuring machine, 1941-1942

78 5

EX 13,851, Ideal clicking C, 1941-1945

78 6

EX 13,855, Application of warm, moist air activating device to cement sole attaching machine, 1941-1945

78 7

EX 13,856, Outsole roughing machine C, 1941-1942

78 8

EX 13,859, Turner blocking and staking A, 1941-1946

78 9

EX 13,860, Automatic sole fitter, 1941-1957

78 10

EX 13,864, Automatic staple side lasting machine A, 1941-1953

78 11

EX 13,865, Welt straightening and seam rolling, 1941-1954

78 12

EX 13,869, Cement lasting, model A, 1941

78 13

EX 13,874, Cement lasting A, 1941-1944

78 14

EX 13,876, Automatic toe lasting machine, 1941-1962

79 1-4

EX 15,613, Cement toe lasting machine, 1947-1955

80 1-2

EX 15,614, Insole blank and backing rolling machine, 1946-1951

80 3

EX 15,615, Shoe construction research, men's work shoes, 1940-1952

80 4

EX 15,616, Insole blank and backing rolling machine, 1947-1949

80 6

EX 15,617, Jig for sawing hinge of last, 1947-1952

80 7

EX 15,618, Louis heel breast flap splitting, 1947-1955

81 1

EX 15,619, Automatic shaping of heel end, 1946-1951

81 2

EX 15,620, booth type folding machine, 1947-1951

81 3

EX 15,621, Stiffening fabric and treatment of same, 1947-1949

81 4

EX 15,622, Side lasting manually operated machine, 1947-1951

81 5

EX 15,623, Fair stitched cement shoes, 1947-1949

81 6

EX 15,624, Shoe cover, 1947-1953

81 7

EX 15,625, Goodyear automatic bobbin winding, model A, 1947-1952

81 8

EX 15,626, Automatic staple side lasting machine, 1947-1952

81 9

EX 15,627, Heel attaching machine, 1947-1950

81 10

EX 15,628, Cast shaving cylinder, 1947-1950

81 11

EX 15,629, Thread tensioning device and mechanism for actuating the same, 1947-1951

81 12

EX 15,630, Goodyear welt and turn sewing machine

81 13

EX 15,631, Goodyear automatic bobbin winding machine A, means for locking thread using rubber ring, 1947-1951

82 1

EX 15,632, Insole margin cementing machine, 1947-1952

82 2

EX 15,633, Imperial heel breasting machine, 1947-1949

82 3

EX 15,634, Roll feed bonding machine, 1947-1950

82 4

EX 15,635, Vibration mountings, 1946-1955

82 5

EX 15,636, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch machine F feed mechanism, 1947-1951

82 6

EX 15,637, Upper trimming welt work, 1947-1948

82 7

EX 15,638, Thread fastening machine employing a lock knot to attach bows, buckles and other ornaments to shoes, hats, 1947, 1964

82 8

EX 15,639, Box toe and lining trimming, 1947-1955

82 9

EX 15,640, Shoe cover, 1947-1950

82 10

EX 15,641, Kerf cutting machine, 1947-1951

82 11

EX 15,642, Cement toe lasting, 1947-1955

82 12

EX 15,643, Development of practical phase of the Putnam tanning method, 1945-1950

82 13

EX 15,644, Leather and leather treatments (physical, chemical and rheological and other physical studies of hide collagen and other high polymers of protein), 1945-1952

83 1-2

EX 15,645, The study of protein reactions, especially tanning, 1945-1947

83 3

EX 15,646, Chemical formation of long protein and protein-like polymers chains of predetermined structure, 1945-1959

83 4-5

EX 15,644, Leather and leather treatments, 1947-1957

83 1-2

GX 18,000 (Empty file), undated

84 1

EX 18001, Economical eyeletting machine, pneumatic operation, 1958-1962

84 2

EX 18002, Display tree with height-weight adjustable heel part, 1958-1961

84 3

EX 18003 (See EX 17920), Improved stitch separating machine, 1958-1963

84 4

EX 18004 (See EX 17522 and EX 18378), Collagen hat sweat bands, 1958-1960

84 5

EX 18005, PTL with semi-automatic operation, 1958-1963

84 6

EX 18006, Reinforcing cord applying unit for blank forming machine, 1958-1964

84 7

EX 18007 (See EX 18123 and EX 18197), United cement sole and breast flap attaching machine, model A, 1958-1962

84 8

EX 18008, Heeling and heel trimming system, 1958-1959

84 9

EX 18009 (See 17801), Harmonic driver reducers, 1958-1968

84 10

EX 18010, Fixing acoustic plates, 1958-1962

84 11

EX 18011, Thermoplastic polystrene toe puffs skived in a sintered condition, 1958-1959

84 12

EX 18013, Blind rivet assemblies, 1958-1962

84 13

EX 18014, USMC skiving machine, model A, 1958-1959

84 14

EX 18015, Missing (Note: sent to the Monroe Calculating Company on permanent loan), 1961

84 15

EX 18016, Water-resistant Goodyear welt shoes, 1958-1964

84 16

EX 18017, Machines for forming shoe uppers, 1958-1961

85 1

EX 18018, Thermogrip applicator, model AN, 1958-1967

85 2

EX 18019, Cement sole attaching machine, 1958-1963

85 3

EX 18020, Heat blower, 1958-1962

85 4

EX 18021, Making tacks in process machinery, 1958-1960

85 5

EX 18022, Strain wave gearing, spring loading, 1958-1961

85 6

EX 18023, Pneumatic rivet setting guns, 1958-1963

85 7

EX 18024, Harmonic drive valve actuator development, 1958-1961

85 8

EX 18025 (ND 42737), Continuous flow process, sole attaching machine, 1957-1959

85 9

EX 18026 (See ND 42681 and EX 17449), Transverse application of thermogrip adhesive, 1958-1963

85 10

EX 18028, Preheating of sole blanks prior to moulding and vulcanization, 1958-1959

85 11

EX 18029 (Note: sent to Monroe Calculating Company), 1962 April

85 12

EX 18031, Hytronic clicker, 1959-1963

85 13

EX 18032, Improvements in or relating to the treatment of objects, 1959

85 14

EX 18033 (See EX 18068 and EX 17610), 1959-1963

85 15

EX 18034 (See EX 17793 and EX 17805), Edge finishing process, 1958-1962

85 16

EX 18035, Resin foam flotation for boats and method of applying, 1959-1961

85 17

EX 18036, Eyeletting and lacing machine, 1959

85 18

EX 18037, Plastic injection sole moulding, 1959-1962

85 19

EX 18038 (Note: Sent to Monroe Calculating Company), 1961

86 1

EX 18039, Heating apparatus for shoe making, 1959-1962

86 2

EX 18040, Fibrous-based material, 1959

86 3

EX 18041 (See EX 18144), Shoe tying machine, 1959-1968

86 4

EX 18042, Stabilization means for hydraulic servomechanics (See EX 17742, 17813, 17185, 17737), 1957-1959

86 5-6

EX 18043, Insole spotting and taping, 1959-1962

86 7

EX 18044, Transverse application of thermogrip adhesive, 1958-1963

86 8

EX 18045 (See EX 18029, sent to Monroe Calculating Company, 1962 June

87 1

EX 18046 (See EX 18029, sent to Monroe Calculating Company), 1962 June

87 2

EX 18047 ( See EX 17786), Portable pneumatic tool for driving stamped staples, 1959-1964

87 3

EX 18048, Pneumatically-operated magazine lift

87 4

EX 18050 (See EX 18065), Automatic tally cutting press, 1959-1964

87 5

EX 18051, BUSMC, H-S box forming machine type A and B, 1959

87 6

EX 18052, Peg rack having two invertible shelves, 1959

87 7

EX 19442 (See EX 19028 and EX 19592), Air switch telltale system, 1964-1965

87 8

EX 19443 (See ND 46696), Heavy duty PE bag sealer for U./S.I, phase 1, 1964-1966

87 9

EX 19444, USM dryer, model B, 1964-1966

87 10

EX 19445 (See EX 19148 and EX 19468), USM heat setter, model A, 1964-1967

87 11

EX 19446 (empty) (See Central research file and CX 60018), undated

87 12

EX 19447 (See EX 19499, EX 19458 and EX 19663), Automatic assemby machine, 1964

87 13

EX 19448 (See Central research file and CX 60019), undated

87 14

EX 19449 (See EX 19561 and CX 60049), Thermal upper bonding, 1964-1967

87 15

EX 19450, Scouring interlining material for folding by oscillating band knife, 1964

87 16

EX 19451, Device for limiting the cutting depth of dies in clicking machines, 1964-1965

87 17

EX 19452, Hydraulically operated work table, 1964-1965

87 18

EX 19453, redesigned contact muller, 1964

88 1

EX 19454, Turnshoe construction, upper sewn to rand which is stitched to outsole, 1964

88 2

EX 19455, Shoe bottom roughing machine, 1964-1966

88 3

EX 19456 (See EX 19039 and EX 19472), USM backpart moulding and assembling machine, model B, 1964-1966

88 4

EX 19457 (See EX 19472 and EX 19039), USM backpart moulding and assembling machine, model C, 1964-1969

88 5

EX 19458 (See EX 19499, EX 19447, and EX 19663), Automatic assembly machine, 1964-1966

88 6

EX 19459, Sole edge finishing tool, diamond grit securing by hard chrome plate, 1964

88 7

EX 19460 (See EX 18255, EX 19207, EX 19385 and EX 19433), Low-capacity straight through fluted STF nozzle type applicator, 1964-1968

88 8

EX 19461, USM pulling and lasting machine, model B, 1965-1967

88 9

EX 19462 (See EX 20134), USM pulling and lasting machines, models B, C and D, 1964-1968

88 10

EX 19463, Pop stud, 1964-1965

88 11

EX 19464, Reliable fasteners for untapped bores, 1964-1966

88 12

EX 19466, Upper shading, 1964-1965

89 1

EX 19467, Methods of conditioning shoe parts, 1964-1969

89 2

EX 19468 (See EX 19445, EX 19802, EX 19962, EX 19968), Heat setting, 1964-1967

89 3

EX 19469, USM shoe transporter, model C+, 1964-1965

89 4

EX 19470, USM dryer, model B, 1964-1965

89 5

EX 19471, USM heat setter, model A, 1964-1965

89 6

EX 19472 (See EX 19038, EX 19456, EX 19457, EX 20440, and EX 29987), USM backpart moulding and assembling machine, model B, 1964-1967

89 7

EX 19473, Upper forming, 1964-1965

89 8

EX 19474, Hot melt adhesives, 1964-1965

89 9

EX 19475 (See EX 19065), USM shoe transporter, model B, 1964-1965

89 10

EX 19476, Sole-heel unit construction, 1964-1967

89 11

EX 19477, Vacuum drying of moccasins, 1964-1967

89 12

EX 19478, High response actuators, 1964-1967

89 13

EX 19479, Low cost electric screwdriver, 1964-1965

89 14

EX 19480, Eyelet handling, new concepts, 1964-1966

89 15

EX 19481, High velocity cementing, 1964-1967

90 1

EX 19482, Metal to metal bonding of printing plates, 1964

90 2

EX 19483 (See EX 19219 and EX 19561), Heel and edge finishing applicator, 1964-1966

90 3

EX PVC plasticizer, 1964-1969

90 4

EX 19485 (See ND 45789), Automatic power compensator, 1964-1965

90 5

EX 19486, USM pulling and lasting machine, model A and B, 1964-1965

90 6

EX 19487 (See EX 19321, EX 19590 and EX 19583), Improved two-station, direct injection sole moulding machine, 1964-1969

90 7

EX 19488, Sausage cold cut casing and end sealing, 1964

90 8

EX 19489, Drill-twist set mandrelles pop rivet, 1964-1965

90 9

EX 19490 (See ND 42733), Knot cementing machine, 1962-1965

90 10

EX 19491 (See EX 19321 and EX 19590), United injection moulding machine, model D, 1964-1965

90 11

EX 19492, United cement sole and breast flap, 1964-1966

90 12

EX 19493 (empty file), 1977

90 13

EX 19494, Thiokol/plastisol cement applying roll, 1964-1965

90 14

EX 19495, Hypodermic needle holders, 1964-1967

90 15

EX 19496 (See ND 46765), Pneumatic valve design, 1964-1967

90 16

EX 19497, Miniature screwdriver, 1964

90 17

EX 19498 (empty file), 1977

90 18

EX 19499 (See EX 19447 and EX 19458), Investigation of lithographing steel coil, 1964

90 19

EX 21200, Dyna/Pert variable center spacing inserting head, 1970-1971

91 1

EX 21201, Double acting pump for TG, 1970-1971

91 2

EX 21202, Shoe carrier for transporters, 1971

91 3

EX 21203, Method and apparatus for ironing leather, 1970-1971

91 4

EX 21204, Fasteners, 1970-1971

91 5

EX 21205, Apparatus for texting hides and skins in fluids, 1970-1971

91 6

EX 21206, Automatic bottom roughing machine, 1970-1972

91 7

EX 21207, Heel-band of foamed PU with supporting insert, 1970-1971

91 8

EX 21208, Automatic French cord turning machine, 1970-1975

91 9

EX 21209, High speed stepping motor driver, 1970

91 10

EX 21210, USM fabric feeder, 1970-1973

91 11

EX 21211, Downturn air hem former for short sleeves, 1970-1971

91 12

EX 21212, The manufacture of ceramic ware, 1970-1971

91 13

EX 21213, Blended arc type wave generator, 1970-1971

91 14

EX 21214, USM thread chain cutter and thread break detector, 1970-1971

91 15

EX 21215, USM small part fabric feeder, 1970

91 16

EX 21216, Shoe upper component assembly study, 1970-1971

91 17

EX 21217, Shoe quarter reforming machine, 1970-1971

91 18

EX 21218, Improvements in or relating to apparatus for use in handling sheet material, 1970-1971

91 19

EX 21219, Improvements in or relating to apparatus for the feeding of particulate material, 1970-1971

91 20

EX 21220, Automatic English binding machine, 1970-1974

91 21

EX 21221, Hopper filling equipment, 1970-1972

91 22

EX 21222, USM fabric edge finishing machine - model A, 1971-1973

92 1-2

EX 21223, Development opportunities for standardization, 1970-1971

92 3

EX 21224, Development opportunities - standardization, 1970-1971

92 4

EX 21225, Development opportunities - standardization, 1970-1971

92 5

EX 21226, USM variable center distance inserting machine - model A

93 1-3

EX 21226, USM variable center distance inserting machine, 1970-1973

94 1

EX 21227, Design reinforcing cord attachment, 1970-1973

94 2

EX 21228, Drive for shell-type rolls, 1970-1972

94 3

EX 21229, Reduced lasting margins - pincers detect edge of margin, 1970-1971

94 4

EX 21230, Loose compressible interlayer for activation station on number 2 B.M. and seat lasting machine, 1970-1971

94 5

EX 21231, Shoe bottom hot melt cementing machine, 1970-1971

94 6

EX 21232, Two-part urethane sheet manufacturing equipment, 1970-1971

94 7

EX 21233, BUSL machine - redesigned side pincer mechanism, 1970-1971

94 8

EX 21234, RF embossing of uppers using a silicone rubber die, 1970-1971

94 9

EX 21235, Non-woven impregnated insole with smooth finish, 1970-1971

94 10

EX 21236, Method and apparatus for mixing and extruding visco-elastic materials, 1970

94 11

EX 21237, Corrosion-resisting wash primer composition and corrosion-protected metal surface, 1970

94 12

EX 21238, Computer control - computer interface to Dyna/Pert machine line, 1970-1972

94 13

Subseries 5.11: Automatic Control Projects, 1939-1979

This subseries is one of three experimental projects that was representative of the company's efforts to apply its experience and expertise in machine technology to other areas, in order to diversify its product line. This subseries consists of documentation for projects related to automatic control and include reports, correspondence interoffice memoranda, purchase orders, invoices, loan agreements for machines (trial), sketches, testing data, and photographs.

Box Folder

Miscellaneous, 1958-1979

64 1

EX 13094, Automatic edge shaping machine, 1939-1959

64 2-6

EX 16048, Universal automatic jack employing servo mechanism, 1949-1957

65 1-2

EX 16992, Electro-hrydraulic servo jack, 1942-1956

65 3-5

EX, 17185, Automatic heel scouring machine, 1954-1959

66 1

EX 17251, Component inserting machine, 1955-1956

66 2-3

EX 17425, Automatic guidance for peripheral operation (includes stitching examples)

66 4-6

RX, 18247, Joining-stitching shoe uppers

67 1

EX 18273, Extension of automatic functional stitcher

67 2

EX 18775, Automatic functional stitching machine

67 3

EX 18829, Functional stitcher, automatic feeding

67 4

EX 19248, Stitching, automatic guidance

67 5

Subseries 5.12: Baseball Stitching Machine Projects, 1949-1973

This subseries contains documentation for three experiments to create a baseball stitching machine: EX#16002, EX#16116, and EX#16279. These three projects document experimental work in the area of baseballs, specifically of automatic controls, component inserting, and stitching. The objective of the experimental projects, according to a July 11, 1950 work request, was "to develop a suitable baseball covering equipment for mechanizing to the greatest practical extent both parts of the present discretionary hand lasting-lacing operation." The full development included an analysis of the hand procedure and how each portion of that work would be handled. The ball starts as a round cushioned cork center called a "pill," then is wrapped tightly in windings of wool and polyester/cotton yarn, and then covered by stitched cowhide. The process of assembling a baseball involves two types of workers: assemblers (who assemble the core parts of the baseball) and sewers (who stitch the cowhide covers onto the baseball by hand). There are 108 stitches in the cowhide leather of each ball, and each is done by hand.

Research personnel at USMC recognized that this development would be extremely difficult and expensive. Indeed, from July 1950 to November 1961, the total expense of the project was $343,000. In 1950, the economics of baseball stitching were detailed in a cost chart. The labor rate for lacing was fifteen to twenty cents per ball, with a production rate of five to six balls per hour. Clearly, mechanizing would increase the production dramatically.

The initial work order EX#16116 was opened to study and model work necessary to illustrate a method for preparing baseballs prior to stitching. A December 5, 1949 memo from W.L. Abel of the USMC Research Division stated that "very little consideration has been given to the mechanization of conditioning and preparation of baseball covers for machine stitching (this being the case both inside and outside the company). All attempts that we know of have been principally with the mechanization of the stitching."

Engineers at USMC broke down the problem into five areas: cover assembly (lasting); needle threading; start of stitching (anchoring the first stitch); stitching or lacing; and lastly, final stitching (final thread anchoring). Previous automated machines exhibited two serious problems: they were unable to start or stop the stitching process without manual assistance, and they were unable to vary the tension of the stitches. From 1950 to 1955, the basic model work was conducted, resulting in equipment which demonstrated the operations. In 1955, formal design and detailing were initiated to resolve existing engineering and design problems and to record, in drawing form, several pieces of equipment necessary to accomplish the overall objective.

The baseball stitching project was a team effort that involved, Sidney J. Finn, who introduced the idea in 1949, Otto R. Haas, and Joseph Fossa.

In 1972, Robert H. Bliss, Planning Director of USMC, wrote to R.B. Henderson, Vice President of Research and Development at AMF Voit, "Our development program was curtailed in March, 1961 when the Baseball Manufacturers Committee of Athletic Goods Manufacturing Association declined to support further development, and our management made a decision not to further fund the program without industry support." Bliss further noted that the baseballs stitched on USMC's model machine "were more uniform in appearance than a hand-laced ball, but there was some speculation that a major league pitcher could tell the difference and would prefer a hand-laced ball." While the economics of the time were considered good, the company could not justify spending more money on the project. Other than increasing the company's knowledge in the area of stitching technology, there was little likelihood that a broad application would result.

Box Folder

EX 16002, 16116, 16279 (index), undated

68 1

EX 16002, Baseball stitching, 1949-1960

68 2

EX 16116, Baseball stitching, 1949-1958

68 3

EX 16279, Baseball stitching machine, 1960-1973

68 4-5

USM Corporation Baseball Lacing Machine Development Report, 1949-1960

68 6

Subseries 5.13: Component Inserting Projects, 1954-1963

This subseries documents one of three experimental projects that was representative of the company's efforts to apply its experience and expertise in machine technology to other areas, in order to diversify its product line. The subseries consists of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, notes, and work orders for machines that performed inserting functions. Research notebooks from this project were also retained.

Box Folder

Miscellaneous, undated

69 1

EX 17049, Machine for cutting, forming, and inserting 1/2 watt resistors in electronic assembly, 1954-1960

69 2-4

EX 17050, Electric component packaging device for 1/2 watt resistors, 1954-1960

69 5

EX 17051, Conveyor for automatic electronic assembly, 1954-1955

69 6-7

EX 17057, Wire terminal eyelets and tools for their insertion and setting, 1954-1958

70 1

EX 17067, Flexible packaging of electrical elements, 1954

70 2

EX 17069, Machine for cutting, forming and inserting resistors or condensers in electrical component assembly, 1954-1960

70 3

EX 17095, Electronic component packaging device, 1954-1955

70 4

EX 17101, Electronic tube socket inserting machine, 1955

70 5-6

EX 17102, Electronic component inserting machine, 1955-1963


    Box Folder
Text   70 7-9
    Box Folder
Text   71 1

Box Folder

EX 17288, Electronic tube socket, 1955-1957

71 2

EX 17289, Plug-in coil inserting machine, 1955

71 3

EX 17325, Component inserting machine, model B, 1955

Box Folder

EX 17328, Component inserting machine, model A, 1955-1956

71 5

EX 17346, Component inserting machine, 1955-1956

71 6

EX 17391, Sole and shoe bottom heat activator, 1955-1957

71 7

EX 17392, Sole attaching cement, 1955-1959

71 8

EX 17393, Component inserting machine, model B, 1955-1956

71 9

EX 17410, Small lot system of electronic component insertion, 1956-1958

71 10

EX 17433, Upright condenser inserting machine, 1955-1957

71 11

EX 17453, Direct contact cement activating machine, 1956-1958

71 12

EX 17489, Component inserting machine, model A, 1955-1957

71 13

EX 17531, Disc capacitor inserting machine, 1956-1958

71 14

EX 17541, Disc capicitor inserting machine, model A, 1956-1959

71 15

EX 17547, Disc capicitor inserting machine, 1956

72 1-2

EX 17581, Component inserting machines, 1956-1959

72 3

EX 17597, Wej cap inserting machine, 1956-1958

72 4

Subseries 5.14: Automatic Control Research Notebooks, 1938-1980

This subseries consists of notebooks that relate to automatic control projects authorized by the Research Department. The notebooks are arranged numerically and the name of the employee maintaining the notebook is listed. Many of the notebooks are standard composition notebooks, but some, such as notebook 457, bear the United Shoe Machinery Corporation logo and provide company instructions for maintaining a research notebook. Notebooks issued officially by USMC were designed to be keyed to the EX (experimental) and ND (new development) numbers assigned by the Research Department. The notebooks are paginated and in some instances witnessed and dated. They consist primarily of handwritten notes for formulas, testing data, drawings, schematics and photographs documenting work conducted by the Research Department. In some instances there are loose notes, memoranda, and sketches folded inside the notebooks. Names of research staff and date(s) are included.

Box Folder

Notebook 43A, Robert A. Perron, 1941 September-1941 December, 1942 September-1944 February

100 1

Notebook 106A, Robert A. Perron, 1941 March-1942 September

100 2

Notebook 107A, Robert A. Perron, 1944 February-1949 February

100 3

Notebook, 108A, Robert Perron, 1939

100 4

Notebook, 117A, Benjamin Parran, 1946-1947

100 5

Notebook, 121A, Robert Perron, 1938 October-1939 December

100 6

Notebook, 157A, W.E. Stolecki (gun study), 1953

100 7

Notebook, 159A, W.E. Stolecki, 1956 December-1957 October

101 1

Notebook, 160A, W.E. Stolecki, 1952 February-1953 January

101 2

Notebook, 161A, W.E. Stolecki, 1957 October-1958 [June?]

101 3

Notebook, 218, Robert R. Perron, 1949 February-1950 June

101 4

Notebook, 258, Robert R. Perron, 1950

101 5

Notebook, 457, David A. Lane, 1950

101 6

Notebook, 468, W.E. Stolecki, 1954 January-1954 June

102 1

Notebook, 476, J.J. Bradley, Jr., 1954 January-1959 January

102 2

Notebook, 491, Robert R. Perron, 1954 January-1955 September

102 3

Notebook, 582, W.E. Stolecki, 1954 July-1956 April

102 4

Notebook, 549, Thomas H. Nash, 1954-1955

102 5

Notebook, 595, J.G. Holick, 1954 October-1954 December

102 6

Notebook 2259, William L. Nickerson, 1963 December-1965 August

103 1

Notebook 2284, William L. Nickerson, 1965 September-1967 May

103 2

Notebook 2935, G.W. Cleversey, 1970 April-1980 January

103 3

Notebook 2956, J.L. Checchi (model shop), 1971 March, 1975 February, 1976 September

103 4

Notebook, John G. Hollick, 1941 September-1942 May

103 5

Notebook, John G. Hollick, 1953 November-1954 April

103 6

Subseries 5.15: Baseball Stitching Machine Research Notebooks, 1942-1958

This subseries consists of three notebooks, arranged numerically, that relate to baseball stitching research authorized by the Research Department. The notebooks are arranged numerically with the name of the employee maintaining the notebook listed. Many of the notebooks are standard composition notebooks. Notebooks issued officially by USMC were designed to be keyed to the EX (experimental) and ND (new development) numbers assigned by the Research Department. The notebooks are paginated and in some instances witnessed and dated. They consist primarily of handwritten notes for formulas, testing data, drawings, schematics and photographs documenting work conducted by the Research Department. In some instances there are loose notes, memoranda, and sketches folded inside the notebooks. Names of research staff and date(s) are included.

Box Folder

Notebook 162 A, O.R. Hass, 1942 May-1943 May

104 1

Notebook 475, O. Haas, 1954 April-1956 October

104 2

Notebook 1184, O. Haas, 1956 December-1958 October

104 3

Subseries 5.16: Component Inserting Research Notebooks, 1956-1965

This subseries consists of notebooks, arranged numerically that relate to component inserting projects authorized by the Research Department. The notebooks are arranged numerically with the name of the employee maintaining the notebook listed. Notebooks issued officially by USMC were designed to be keyed to the EX (experimental) and ND (new development) numbers assigned by the Research Department. The notebooks are paginated and in some instances witnessed and dated. They consist primarily of handwritten notes for formulas, testing data, drawings, schematics and photographs documenting work conducted by the Research Department. In some instances there are loose notes, memoranda, and sketches folded inside the notebooks. Names of research staff and date(s) are included.

Box Folder

Notebook, 772, Waldo Hanson, 1956 August-1956 September

105 1

Notebook 1061, Norman P. Flanders, 1956 October-1957 August

105 2

Notebook 1070, Waldo B. Hanson, 1956 November-1958 May

105 3

Notebook 1294, Norman P. Flanders, 1957 August-1957 November, 1965 February

105 4

Notebook 1381, Waldo Hanson, 1958 May-1959 March

105 5

Notebook 1398, Norman P. Flanders, 1958 September-1958 December

105 6

Notebook 1568, Waldo B. Hanson, 1959 March-1959 August

105 7

Notebook 1628, Norman P. Flanders (Production Control, Advanced Development Systems Department), 1959 August-1965 August

106 1

Notebook 1634, Waldo B. Hanson, 1959 August-1959 October

106 2

Notebook 1658, Waldo B. Hanson, 1959 October-1960 July

106 3

Notebook 1692, Norman P. Flanders, 1960 January-1963 November

106 4

Notebook 1798, Waldo B. Hanson, 1960 October-1961 May

106 5

Notebook 1787, Waldo B. Hanson, 1960 July-1960 October

106 6

Notebook 1865, Waldo B. Hanson, 1961 May-1962 December

107 1

Notebook 2085, Waldo B. Hanson, 1962 December-1963 April

107 2

Notebook 2154, Waldo B. Hanson, 1963 April-1963 October

107 3

Notebook 2229, Waldo B. Hanson, 1963 October-1964 April

107 4

Notebook 2315, Waldo B. Hanson, 1964 April-1964 August

107 5

Notebook 2430, Waldo B. Hanson, 1964 August-1964 December

107 6

Subseries 5.17: General Research Notebooks, 1939-1968

This subseries consists of general research notebooks that do not relate to automatic control, baseball stitching or component inserting. The notebooks are arranged numerically with the name of the staff member and corresponding dates. There are some inconsistencies in the numbering of the notebooks. Presumably a new numbering system was applied, but for purposes of arrangment, the numbers on the notebook bindings were used.

Box Folder

Notebook 1A, J.L. Minto, 1952 June-1954 February

108 1

Notebook 2, John W. Hursh, 1946 February-1950 August

108 2

Notebook 3, E.B. McMillan, 1946 February-1948 November

108 3

Notebook 3A, B.A. Wright, 1945 August-1949 January

108 4

Notebook 4, E.B. McMillan, 1946 February-1947 May

108 5

Notebook 4A, Richard E. Williams, undated

108 6

Notebook 5, E.B. Williams, 1946 March-1948 July

108 7

Notebook 6, E.B. Williams, 1946 March-1948 August

108 8

Notebook 6A, C.F. Whitaker, 1942 June-1943 June

109 1

Notebook 7, R. Kent, 1939 July-1940 July

109 2

Notebook 8A, N. Wiederhorn, 1948 October-1952 April

109 3

Notebook 8A, N. Wiederhorn, 1948 August-1949 January

109 4

Notebook 10, R.M. Osborn, 1946 March-1947 February

109 5

Notebook 10A, Dick Wildman, 1945 October-1948 March

109 6

Notebook 11, Orville N. Foust, 1946 March

109 7

Notebook 11A, Harry Powers, 1951-1953

110 1

Notebook 12, Orville N. Foust, 1946 March-1948 March

110 2

Notebook 12B, S.E. Woodbury, 1939 July-1941 September

110 3

Notebook 13, R.W. Bradley, 1946 March

110 4

Notebook 13A, B.M. Pineles, 1944 March 21-1944 March 23

110 5

Notebook 14, R.S. Prescott, 1946 April-1948 October

110 6

Notebook 15, T.D. Kroner, 1946 May-1947 November

110 7

Notebook 1, Albert E. Newton, 1947 May-1948 March

111 1

Notebook 2, Albert E. Newton, 1948 March-1948 August

111 2

Notebook 3, Albert E. Newton, 1948 September-1949 June

111 3

Notebook 4, Albert E. Newton, 1949 June-1951 February

111 4

Notebook 5, Albert E. Newton, 1951 February-1954 July

111 5

Notebook 113A, Carl Juhoha, 1946 February-1947 January

111 6

Notebook 217, Richard C. Wildman, 1949 January-1950 October

111 7

Notebook 336, T. Kroner, 1953 April-1954 February

111 8

Notebook 417, Roland Heeley, 1953 December-1956 June

111 9

Notebook 506, J. Szumsky, 1954 May-1955 May

112 1

Notebook 606, J.J. McGarr, 1954 December-1956 February

112 2

Notebook 764, W.A. Shafer, 1956 June-1956 October

112 3

Notebook 1000, Agnes V. Bowles, 1956 September-1956 December

112 4

Notebook 1164, John F. Martin, 1956 November

112 5

Notebook 1206, W.A. Shafer, 1957 January-1957 April

112 6

Notebook 1344, Catherine Surrette, 1958 January-1958 April

113 1

Notebook 1581, Frank Pulsifer, 1959 May-1963 March

113 2

Notebook 1633, John A. Meuse, 1959 August-1962 June

113 3

Notebook 1720, Stanley L. Cox, 1960 June-1961 February

113 4

Notebook 1817, Albert S. Newton, 1961 January-1961 April

113 5

Notebook 1948, William H. Campbell, 1962 February-1963 November

113 6

Notebook 2021, W.A. Shafer, 1962 July-1963 January

113 7

Notebook 2136, H. Foustoukos, 1963 March-1963 June

114 1

Notebook 2238, Maud Van Allen, 1963 November-1965 April

114 2

Notebook 2338, R.D. Johnson, 1964 June-1965 February

114 3

Notebook 2406, R.L. Peterson, 1964 July-1964 December

114 4

Notebook 2533, Richard J. Duffy, 1965 April-1965 November

114 5

Notebook 2668, Richard Duffy, 1966 May-1966 November

114 6

Notebook 2703, Gordon S. Cunningham, 1966 October-1967 January

114 7

Notebook 2803, C.P. Cardani, 1968 January-1968 May

114 8

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 Series 6: Legal Records, 1900-1968

This series consists of court records related to the various anti-trust suits brought against the company. The records include arguments, testimony, briefs, and exhibits from both sides, as well as the opinions of the courts. Records in this series have been arranged according to trial venue. Most of the material relates to the suit brought against the company in the District Court of Massachusetts, circa 1911. Exhibits relating to this case, dating from 1902-1914, primarily deal with infringements of United Shoe patents by other companies. Additional information relating to anti-trust suits against United Shoe can be found in the newsclippings.

Subseries 6.1: Court Cases, 1902-1968

Box Item

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Brief (two copies), [1913-1914?]

4 1-2

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Arguments, 1913-1914

5 1

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 2, Plaintiff's Testimony, 1913-1914

5 2

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 3, Plaintiff's Testimony, 1913-1914

5 3

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 4, Plaintiff's Testimony, 1913

6 1

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 5, Testimony Before Examiner, Plaintiff's and Defendants' Patents, 1913

6 2

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 6, Defendants' Testimony, 1913

7 1

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 7, Defendants' Testimony, 1913

7 2

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 8, Defendants' Testimony, Plaintiff's Rebuttal, Defendants' Surrebuttal, 1913-1914

8 1

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 9, Plaintiff's Exhibits, 1913-1914

8 2

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 10, Plaintiff's Exhibits, 1920

9 1

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 11, Plaintiff's Exhibits and Patents

9 2

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Volume 12, Defendants' Exhibits

10 1

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Closing Arguments for Defendants, 1914

10 2

District Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts, No. 301. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, of New Jersey, et. al, Exhibits, 1902-1914

10 3

Supreme Court of the United States, no. 207. United States of America, Appellant vs. United Shoe Machinery Company of New Jersey, et. al., Appellees, Reply to Brief for the United States, 1917


    Box Item
Text   11 2
    Box Item
Text   11 1

Box Item

District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Missouri, no. 4489. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Company, et. al., Opinion of Honorable Jacob Trieber, District Judge, Decree of the Court, 1920

11 2

District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, no. 7198. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Trial Brief for the United States, Part 1 (Summary and Analysis of Facts), 1949

District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, no. 7198. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Summary and Findings, 1953

District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, no. 7198. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Report of United Shoe Machinery Corporation under Decree, 1964

District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, no. 7198. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Petition of United Shoe Machinery Corporation for Amendment of Decree and Supporting Affidavits, 1964

District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, no. 7198. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Defendant's Main Brief on C Day Hearing, 1967

District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, no. 7198. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Defendant's Reply Brief on C Day Hearing and Proposed Findings and Conclusions, 1967

Supreme Court of the United States, no. 597. United States of America vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Respondent, on Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Brief for Respondent, 1968

Box Item

Newspaper clippings (Sherman Anit-Trust Act), 1915

34A 1

Newspaper clippings (Clayton Act), 1915-1916

34A 2

Subseries 6.2: Court Exhibits for Machine History, 1910-1951 (bulk 1948-1950)

This subseries consists of indices, correspondence, copies of illustrations, notes, news release, and memoranda. Some of the materials, those specifically used as court exhibits, were prepared by Choate, Hall & Stewart, legal counsel for United Shoe for use during the United States v. United Shoe Machinery Corporation in the United States District Court D of Massachusetts, 1950. The materials are arranged by volume number (volumes 1-33) and topically thereafter. Some of the materials bear an alpha-numeric number which was used in arranging the materials. For example, L-20-003 relates to suppliers or manufacturers of shoe machinery, 1947.

Box Folder

Index (7198), undated

155 8

Court exhibit inventory and storage, circa 1948-1949

155 9

Machinery history index, 1949 June

155 10

Volume 1, Pulling Ooer, 1948 November

155 11

Volume 2, Lacing, 1948 September

155 12

Volume 3, Eyeletting, 1948 December

155 13

Volume 4, Clicking, 1948 November

156 1

Volume 5, Outsole stitching, 1949 January

156 2

Volume 6, Leveling, 1948 November

156 3

Volume 7, Upper edge stitching, 1948 November

156 4

Volume 8, Sole cutting, 1949 January

156 5

Volume 9, Heal seat fitting, 1949 January

156 6

Volume 10, Side lasting, 1948 December

156 7

Volume 11, Toe and heel seat lasting, 1948 November

156 8

Volume 12, Welt insole making, 1948 December

156 9

Volume 13, Cement shoe process (missing)

156 10

Volume 14, Heel seat and all around nailing, 1948 December

156 11

Volume 15, Assembling, 1949 February

156 12

Volume 16, Temporary wood heel attachment, 1948 November

156 13

Volume 17, Welt beating, 1949 February

156 14

Volume 18, Inseam trimming, 1949 March

156 15

Volume 19, Sole laying, 1949 January

156 16

Volume 20, Welt butting and tacking, 1949 March

156 17

Volume 21, Welt lasting, 1949 February

156 18

Volume 22, Wood heel nailing, 1949 February

156 19

Volume 23, Unishank, 1948 December

156 20

Volume 24, Stitchdown lasting, 1949 February

157 1

Volume 25, Sole edge finishing, 1949 January

157 2

Volume 26, Welt sewing, 1949 January

157 3

Volume 27, Leather heel nailing and slugging, 1949 January

157 4

Volume 28, Welt finishing, 1949 January

157 5

Volume 29, Leather heel finishing, 1949 April

157 6

Volume 30, Leather heel making, 1948 January

157 7

Volume 31, McKay sewing and Littleway stitching, 1949 May

157 8

Volume 32, Platform cover lasting, 1949 March

157 9

Volume 33, Rough rounding and channeling, 1949 March

157 10

Civil suit information (overview), 1951-1968

157 11

Civil suit, #7198 [paragraph 20?], undated

157 12

Suppliers or manufacturers of shoe machines, 1947 March

157 13

Analysis of machines made by Singer Manufacturing, 1948 March

157 14

Major machines in commercial use, 1949 March

157 15

Civil suit #7198, publication of machine histories, 1948 April

157 16

Major machines listed in complaint, 1949 May

157 17

Market survey of machines, 1949 May

157 18

Machine cost, charges, and labor, 1949 June

158 1

Machine development from 1915 to 1932, 1949

158 2

Potential market, product survey, tacks, nails, wires, 1950 March

158 3

Side lasting, undated

158 4

United Shoe Machinery Corporation acquisition of Charles C. Blake and C.C. Blake, Inc., 1949 June

158 5

Upper leather cutting machine and new dies, 1949 June

158 6

Analysis of machines defendant's exhibit G, 1951 June

158 7

Classification of machines of exhibits D1, D2, and D3, 1951 June

158 8

United Shoe Machinery developments in automatic machinery for rubber shoe trade, 1918-1933, undated

158 9

United's responsibility for general business conditions in the shoe industry, 1949 September

158 10

Dry rubber manufacture for shoe production, 1950 June

158 11

Leather heating process, 1950 October

158 12

Competitive manufacturers of shoe machinery, 1948

158 13

Labor saving by improved equipment, 1951

158 14

Automatic shoe machinery, Volume 1, standard shoe development, 1915-1933

159 1

Automatic shoe machinery, Volume 1, standard shoe development, 1915-1933

159 2

Developments in the field of automatic machinery for rubber shoe trade, 1918-1933

159 3

"Is the United Shoe Machionery Company an Illegal Trust and Monopoly?", 1910

159 4

Subseries 6.3: Leases, Cancellation Letters, Shipments, and Transfers (Microfilm), 1900-1958, undated

This subseries consists of documentation related to the leasing of United Shoe machinery equipment to other manufacturers/companies. The materials are arranged by reel number and provide the type of document (e.g. lease) as well as any geographic information associated with the lease of the equipment. Dates associated with the documents are unknown, but presumably the documents date from 1900 to 1957. The materials were microfilmed in May 1957. Additional information about leases can be found in Series 7: Engineering Records.

Box Reel

Reel 1, Leases, A to Corbin

12 1

Reel 2, Cancelled leases, Corbin to Durand

12 2

Reel 3, Cancelled leases, Dyer Manufacturing Company to PO, undated

12 3

Reel 4, Cancelled leases, Hazard PO to Norway Shoe, undated

12 4

Reel 5, Leases, Norway Last to Brock Braintree, undated

12 5

Reel 6, Leases, Brock Braintree to commonwealth PO, undated

12 6

Reel 7, Leases, commonwealth to A. Freeman, undated

12 7

Reel 8, Leases, A. Freedman to Newbury Shoe, undated

12A 8

Reel 9, Leases, unidentified, undated

12A 9

Reel 10, Leases, Brockton, Goodyear, Chicago-Goodyear, lease 9005C, 1957 May

12A 10

Reel 11, Leases, [Chicago Goodyear/Fango Hollowell Company to Chicago Kubo Corset Company], 1957 May

12A 11

Reel 14, Cancelled leases, [H.C. Goodman to ?], undated

12A 14

Reel 16, Cancelled leases, [Cincinnati M-SE to Haverhill A. Becker?], undated

12A 16

Reel 17, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill A. Becker to Byron Shoe Company?], undated

12A 17

Reel 18, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill Beekwith and Byron Shoe to Engel Cone and Company?], undated

13 18

Reel 19, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill to Cone Shoe Company and Green Barry Shoe Company?], undated

13 19

Reel 20, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill from Green Burn Shoe Company to Haverhill Hoyt International?], undated

13 20

Reel 21, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill Hoyt Lasting, International Shoe Company to Haverhill International], undated

13 21

Reel 22, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill International], undated

13 22

Reel 25, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill], undated

13 25

Reel 26, Cancelled leases, [Haverhill, U to Z and Endicott Johnson], undated

13 26

Reel 27, Cancelled leases, [Endicott Johnson], undated

13A 27

Reel 28, Cancelled leases, [Endicott Johnson to Lynn Century Shoe], undated

13A 28

Reel 29, Cancelled leases, [Lynn Century Shoe, Chelsea Shoe, F.A. Goddard Company], undated

13A 29

Reel 30, Cancelled leases, [Lynn Century Shoe, Goddard Company, H.R. Hyde and Sons], undated

13A 30

Reel 31, Cancelled leases, [A.R. Hyde and Sons, Mayflower Shoe], undated

13A 31

Reel 33, Cancelled leases, [Stritter Shoe Company, Lynn Burlington Mills], undated

13A 33

Reel 34, Cancelled leases, [Milwaukee, Canvas Products Corporation, Ideal Shoe Manufacturing], undated

13A 34

Reel 35, Cancelled leases, #4 and #1739H, Milwaukee, Ideal Shoe Company and Pied Piper Company, undated

14 35

Reel 36, Cancelled leases, #3398 and #11046, Pied Piper Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin, undated

14 36

Reel 37, Cancelled leases, #104 and #12854, Milwaukee Shoe, undated

14 37

Reel 38, Cancelled leases, #19 and #9662, American Shoe Company, New York, undated

14 38

Reel 39, Cancelled leases, #954 and #377, New York , John Cramer and Son, Inc., undated

14 39

Reel 40, Cancelled leases, #758 and #11328, Grand Footwear, Inc., undated

14 40

Reel 41, Cancelled leases, #958 and #272, New York, undated

14 41

Reel 42, Cancelled leases, #372 and #10559, New York, undated

14A 42

Reel 43, Cancelled leases, #502 and 7658, The Clark Brown Company and New York Re-Unit, undated

14A 43

Reel 44, Cancelled leases, #3741 and #1014C, New York, F. Brown Shoe Company and Philadelphia, undated

14A 44

Reel 45, Cancelled leases, #1269 and #11540, Philadelphia, undated

14A 45

Reel 46, Cancelled leases, #46 and #3923, Philadelphia, undated

14A 46

Reel 47, Cancelled leases, #8158 and #2943B, Philadelphia, undated

14A 47

Reel 48, Cancelled leases, Philadelphia Landia lease, #2943C and [Bumut?] Printing Company, #7366, undated

14A 48

Reel 49, Cancelled leases, Rochester, [The Minchan Company?], undated

15 49

Reel 50, Cancelled leases, Rochester, the MinchanCompany to St. Louis, Ben brothers Shoe Company, leae 3710, undated

15 50

Reel 51, Cancelled leases, St. Louis, Lasting [Bracon?] Shoe Company, lease 6922B, undated

15 51

Reel 52, Cancelled leases, St. Louis Brown Shoe Company to St. Louis International Shoe, lease 1439N, undated

15 52

Reel 53, Cancelled leases, International Shoe, lease 1440C to St. Louis International Shoe, lease 133T, undated

15 53

Reel 54, Cancelled leases, St. Louis International Shoe, lease 133U to St. Louis International Shoe, lease 1089c, undated

15 54

Reel 55, Cancelled leases, St. Louis International Shoe, lease 1473a to St. Louis International Shoe, lease 7477, undated

15 55

Reel 56, Cancelled leases, St. Louis, the Moran Shoe, lease 8226A to Worcester, lease 658, undated

15A 56

Reel 57, Cancelled leases, #658 and #4968E, Worchester, Allen Square Company and B.A. Corbin and Son Company, undated

15A 57

Reel 58, Cancelled leases, #4973B and #5299, B.S. Corbin and Son Company and Joseph M. Herman Shoe Company, undated

15A 58

Reel 59, Cancelled leases, #6495 and #517, Worchester, Joseph M. Herman Shoe Company and National Shoe Company, undated

15A 59

Reel 60, Cancelled leases, Worchester, undated

15A 60

Reel 178, Cancelled leases, Haverhill, J.F. McElwain Company, Manchester, New Hampshire and Peabody Heel Company, Dover, New Hampshire, undated

15A 178

Reel 206, Cancelled leases, St. Louis, personal ledger, contingent ledger, machine statements, 1953 February 28

15A 206

Reel 475, Active leases, Auburn District, A-GR, 1956 January 10

16 475

Reel 476, Active leases, Auburn District, Ha-Norrwock Shoe, 1956 January 10

16 476

Reel 477, Cancellation letters and active leases, Auburn District, Norrwock Shoe and Brockton, 1956 January 10

16 477

Reel 478, Active leases, Brockton, Bro-Ki, 1956 January 10

16 478

Reel 479, Active leases, Brockton District, Kn-Str, 1956 January 10

16 479

Reel 480, Active leases, Brockton, Cincinnati; cancellation letters, new shipments and transfers, 1956 January 10, 1956 January 20

16 480

Reel 481, Active leases, Cincinnati, United States Shoe Goodyear, 1956 January 10

16 481

Reel 482, Active leases, Cincinnati, United States Shoe Lasting, Lamson Corporation, Philippine leases; Puerto Rico and Harrisburg District, 1956 January 10

16A 482

Reel 483, Active leases, Harrisburg District; cancellation letters; complete transfer; replacement leases, Auburn to Brockton; new shipments and transfers, 1956 January 10, 1956 January 27

16A 483

Reel 484, Active leases, Los Angeles; replacement leases, Auburn, Brockton, Cincinnati and Harrisburg; new shipments and transfers, 1956 February 28, 1956 January 10

16A 484

Reel 485, Active leases, Harrisburg District, McC-Win, 1956 January 10

16A 485

Reel 488, Active leases, Haverhill District, Kn-McElwain Goodyear, 1956 January 10

16A 488

Reel 489, Active leases, Haverhill District, McElwain Lasting and Cementing; cancellation letters; complete transfer; replacement leases; new shipment and transfers, 1956 February 10, 1956 January 10

16A 489

Reel 490, Active leases, Haverhill District, Roc-Wise, 1956 January 10

16A 490

Reel 491, Active leases, Johnson City; cancellation letters; complete transfers; replacement leases, Auburn, Brockton, Cincinnati and Harrisburg; new shipments and transfers, Auburn, Brockton, Haverhill and Johnson City, 1956 February 17, 1956 January 10

17 491

Reel 492, Active leases, Johnson City, Endicott Johnson Goodyear, 1956 January 10

17 492

Reel 493, Active leases, Johnson City; cancellation letters; complete transfer; replacement leases, Auburn, Brockton, Cincinnati, Harrisburg and Johnson City; new shipments and transfers, Auburn, Brockton, Cincinnati, Haverhill, Harrisburg , Johnson City and Los Angeles, 1956 February 24, 1956 January 10

17 493

Reel 494, Active leases, Los Angeles; replacement leases; new shipments and transfers, Auburn, Brockton, Haverhill, Johnson City, Los Angeles, 1956 February 28, 1956 January 10

17 494

Reel 495, Active leases, Lynn; cancellation letters; complete transfers; replacement leases; and new shipments and transfers, 1956 January 10, 1956 March 2, 1956 March 5

17 495

Reel 496, Active leases, Lynn District; Milwaukee, Florsheim Shoe, Harding Factory, 1956 March 5-7

17 496

Reel 497, Active leases, Milwaukee District, Fr-mi, 1956 March

17 497

Reel 498, Cancellation letters and replacement leases; new shipments and transfers, Milwaukee, 1956 March 8-14, 1956 March 9

17A 498

Reel 500, Cancellation letters; complete transfers; replacement leases; new shipments and transfers; and active leases, Nashville, 1956 March 16

17A 500

Reel 501, Active leases, Nashville, Foo-General Shoe Lasting, 1956 March 21-22

17A 501

Reel 502, Active leases, General Shoe Lasting (#4169) and Nashville and New York; cancellation letters; replacement leases; new shipments and transfers, 1956 March

17A 502

Reel 503, Active leases, New York, Bele-Fe, 1956 March 26-28

17A 503

Reel 505, Active leases, New York, le-Sw, 1956 April 23

17A 505

Reel 506, Active leases, New York and St. Louis; cancellation letters; replacements leases; and new shipments and transfers, 1956 April 4-5

17A 506

Reel 507, Active leases, St. Louis, Brown Shoe, 1956 April

18 507

Reel 508, Active leases, St. Louis, International Shoe, #939, 1956 April 10

18 508

Reel 509, Active leases, St. Louis, International Shoe, #940, 1956 April

18 509

Reel 510, Active leases, St. Louis, International Shoe, #1170; Cement Shoe; cancellation letters; replacement leases; new shipments and transfers, 1956 April 12-13

18 510

Reel 511, Active leases, St. Louis (J-Th), 1956 April 16

18 511

Reel 513, Active leases, Worcester (Am-J), 1956 April 20

18 513

Reel 514, Active leases, Worcester, K-Z; replacement leases and new shipments and transfers, 1956 April 24, 1956 April 27

18 514

Reel 515, Cancellation letters; replacement leases; new shipments and transfers; complete transfers, 1956 June 8, 1956 May 18, 1956 May 25

18A 515

Reel 520, Active leases; replacement shipments; cancellation letters, 1956 August 3, 1956 July 27 , 1956 July 9-13

18A 520

Reel 525, Cancellation notices; active leases and new shipments, 1956 December 1

18A 525

Reel 528, New shipments and renewal leases, 1957 February 20-1957 April 11

18A 528

Reel 529, Shipments and renewal leases, 1957 May 10 to 1957 June 11

18A 529

Reel 533, Shipments and replacement leases, 1957 August 16

18A 533

Reel 534, Active leases and replacement leases, 1957 August 16-1957 October 15

18A 534

Reel 538, Replacement leases and new shipments, 1958 January 2 to 1958 March 15

19 538

Reel 539, New leases, 1958 June 6, undated

19 539

Reel 541, Unidentified, undated

19 541

Reel 542, New leases (general ledger, contingent, and personal), 1958 August 31

19 542

Reel 543, New leases and replacement leases, 1958 November 10 to 1958 November 12

19 543

Reel 545, Contingent ledger, general ledger and personal ledger, 1959 February 28

19 545

Reel 546, New leases, replacement leases, general ledger, personal ledger, matric engineering account, contingent ledger, 1958

19 546

Subseries 6.4: Patent Search, 1949

This subseries consists of documentation about patent searches conducted by United Shoe Machinery Corporation for non-commercial patents assigned to United Shoe Machinery Corporation from January 1, 1920 to July 25, 1920. The search was conducted in 1949 presumably for the purposes of litigation. The search compiled data that included the name of the machine, name of device, inventor, application filing date, patent number, date of issue, whether the machine was experimental, whether the machine was shipped, and general remarks. The patent searches were paginated in two sections, pages 1 to 25 and pages 1 to 667.

Box Folder

Patent searches, pages 1-25, 1949

155 1

Patent searches, pages 26-99, 1949

155 2

Patent searches, pages 100-210, 1949

155 3

Patent searches, pages 211-320, 1949

155 4

Patent searches, pages 321-425, 1949

155 5

Patent searches, pages 426-535, 1949

155 6

Patent searches, pages 536-667, 1949

155 7

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 Series 7: Engineering Records, 1904-1979

The engineering records consist of correspondence, notes, drawings, reports, indices, lists of machines, financial information (operating statements) and orders (for machines and parts) related to work done by the Engineering Department. Also included are a floor directory (1930) detailing the departments and a 1919 building permit from the City of Beverly Massachusetts to build a storage building.

The machine records, 1901-1957, include cards that detail the name of the company, its address, and date where it was used. In some instances the cards are stamped "junked at Beverly."

The leases, 1900-1957, consist of index cards detailing the company, its address, the type of machine, and model leased from United Shoe. In some instances, leased machines were sold and this information along with dates for shipping and receiving, are recorded. The cards are arranged alphabetically and are fragmentary. Only companies beginning with "G" or "W" are represented.

Parts order cards, 1951-1958, consists of index cards detailing specific parts made for machines. The cards record the order number, number of parts made, the material used (e.g. steel), and a date. The cards contain both handwritten comments and computer generated print-out information. The cards are arranged numerically by part number and almost all of them are stamped "dead file."

Instructions for machine parts, 1949, consists of "white bulletins" issued from the Engineering Department for employee use detailing changes for parts for specific machines. The changes were adopted and put into effect through the use of a "Blue Bulletin" after review. The materials are arranged chronologically.

Drawing room files, 1906-1929, consist of "file letters" detailing changes made to drawings for specific machines. The files also indicate the names of parts, whether parts are obsolete, who is authorizing and a list of individuals and departments who receive notification of the change. The changes, if approved, were included for distribution in the Blue Bulletin and/or catalog. The materials are arranged alphabetically by machine name and are highly fragmented. Only a portion of the machines that begin with the letter "C" are represented, for example, Cresat Sole Wetting Machine, Model, A, 1908.

The engineering design notes, 1944-1946, consist of information compiled for designers citing new developments or calling out a particular design element. The notes were then circulated within certain engineering groups.

Box Folder

Schedule of machines manufactured by United Shoe, 1904

161 1

Machines adopted by United Shoe, 1903-1913, 1914 January 3

161 2

Handbook of Shoe Factory Engineering, 1916

161 3

Building permit, City of Beverly, 1919 October

161 4

Floor Directory (department organizational listing), 1930 February

161 5

Eyelet Sett Department (operating statements), 1934 August 25

161 6

Elliott Street Plant (expense orders), 1935-1936

161 7

Machine Records, 1901-1958

Box Folder

Counter Skiving machine D and S, 1902-1910

161 8

C.H.M. Lasting machine, 1932-1957

161 9

Improved stripping model F and S, 1901-1935

161 10

 Subseries: Machine leases, 1900-1957

161 11

Parts order cards, 1951-1958

161 12

Instructions for machine parts, 1949

161 13

Drawing room files, 1906-1929

161 14
Box Folder

Machine Shipments and Return Book, San Francisco, 1935-1941

177 5

Estimates for machines/devices, 1937-1950

Box Folder

Estimates for machines/devices (11150-11172), 1937-1939

175 3

Estimates for machines/devices (11180-11190), 1939

175 5

Estimates for machines/devices (11173-11179), 1939

175 4

Estimates for machines/devices (11230-12249), 1939

175 6

Estimates for machines/devices (11250-11259), 1939

175 7

Estimates for machines/devices (11260-11291), 1939

175 8

Estimates for machines/devices (8900B-8999B), 1950

175 9
Box Folder

Gear design and planetary linkages, 1942-1944

162 1

Engineer Design notes, 1944-1946

162 2

Outline of shoemaking procedures, 1948

162 3

Cement sole attaching machine-Model C, 1952

162 4

Goodyear outsole stitching machine-Model A, 1952

162 5

Stitchdown thread lasting machine-Model B, 1953

162 6

USMC adhesive applicator, model A (operating instructions), 1957 December

162 7

Automatic Controlled Stitcher-Model A, 1973

162 8

Automatic Controlled Stitcher-Model A, 1975

162 9

Automatic Controlled Stitcher-Model B (two copies), 1979

162 10-11

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 Series 8: Employee/Personnel Materials, 1908-1981

The employee and personnel materials consist of benefit, pension and insurance plans, a suggestion plan, an open house flier, family night documentation, and clubs for employees. Family Night was created by the Research Division to acquaint families with their work and explain how they contribute to the research effort of the company. Activities included demonstrations and displays of various machines.

There are employee cards, 1908-1917, which consist of index cards, arranged alphabetically by employee surname that detail the kind of work (planer, grinder, laborer, tool maker), age, marital status, where the person last worked, where they worked the longest, if they were interviewed, home address, when they began work, and if they retired or were discharged, with a reason.

From 1907 to 1940 the United Shoe sponsored the “Sam Sam” festival which included carnival rides, midway games, and entertainment for its employees and their families. Images of the "Sam Sam can be found in Series 17: Photographs, Subseries 10: Glass Plate Negatives.

Box Folder

Employee cards, Ab-Am, 1908-1917

163 1

Employee cards, An-Ax, 1908-1917

163 2

Noble Sect of Italian Mafia (Beverly Factory employees), 1903

163 3

How to make shoes (new employee/students notes), 1931

163 4

USMC, Service, the Achievement of the Past, the Assurance of the Future, 1940

163 5

Pension system of United Shoe Machinery Corporation, 1945

163 6

United Employee Magazine (mock-up), circa 1950s

o177 3

Family Night, 1957, 1964

163 7

Plants and purchasing representatives directory, 1965

163 8

Group life insurance, 1965, 1977

163 9

Employees' benefit plan, 1967, undated

163 10

Employee suggestion plan policy manuall, [circa 1970s?]

163 11

Open house, 1977 November

163 12

Open house, 1981 May

163 13

United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (Local No. 271), 1944-1949

This material consists of correspondence between the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local No. 271 and the United Shoe Machinery Corporation. The majority of the letters relate to settlements, grievances and the reclassification of jobs.

Box Folder

Local No. 271, correspondence, 1944

163 14

Local No. 271, correspondence, 1945

163 15

Local No. 271, correspondence, 1946

163 16

Local No. 271, correspondence, 1947

163 17

Local No. 271, correspondence, 1948

163 18

Local No. 271, correspondence, 1949

163 19

USMC Clubs

Box Folder

Boston USMC Club, 1901-1953

163 20

Quarter Century Club, 1927-1931, 1963, 1969-1970

163 21

Quarter Century Club (Our Emblem Black and Gold), 1943

163 22

USMC 25th Anniversary pin (for Richard A. Wallace), 1951 June 9

163 23

Women's Bowling League, 1952-1955

163 24

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 Series 9: Mutual Relief Association Incorporated, 1902, 1906-1951

This series primarily consists of the Relief Association's Minute Books, financial statements, account books, and compensation records. The Mutual Relief Association was established in 1907 for the purpose of paying a death or funeral benefit or disability benefit. Fees were typically nominal and associated with earning capacity. Members were entitled to substantial financial assistance in time of illness or physical problems. The membership was limited to employees of the United Shoe Machinery Corporation.

The Minute Books only cover the period 1906-1938. The annual meeting papers supplement the minutes and provide information such as revisions of by laws, the election of officers, financial statements, and Treasurer's and Secretary's Annual Reports for the years 1915-1951. Financial statements include balance sheets, quarterly statements, audit reports, and the Treasurer's Annual Reports. The account books, ledgers, journals, and cashbooks cover the period 1929-1951. Compensation records include the Cashbook of the Disability and Death Benefits Fund and a compensation card file from 1907-1951. The latter, an index card file alphabetically arranged by name, provides information on the illnesses and compensation paid to the Association's members.

Additional items of interest in this series include copies of the association's Charter and several copies of its by- laws. Also included are a copy of the Constitution and bylaws of the Consolidated and McKay Mutual Relief Association, dated 1902.

The compensation card file consists of index cards documenting employees who were injured, sick or on disability. The cards provide the name of the employee, the date, the number of days out of work, the nature of the illness or disability, and the amount of the benefit paid. The cards are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

Charter and by-laws record, 1907 May

115 1

By-laws (includes constitution and by-laws of the Consolidated and McKay Mutual Relief Association, 1902), 1902, 1907-1929

115 2

By-laws, 1947

115 2A

Minute Book 1, 1907 May-1929 April

115 3

Minute Book 2, 1929 April-1938 April

115 4

Directors' Minute Book 1, 1906 March-1913 March

115 5

Directors' Minute Book 2, 1913 March-1938 February

115 6

Secretaries' rough minutes, 1906 March-1908 March

116 1

Annual meeting papers, 1915-1927

116 2

Annual meeting papers, 1928-1933

116 3

Annual meeting papers, 1934-1937

116 4

Annual meeting papers, 1938-1940

116 5

Annual meeting papers, 1941-1943

116 6

Annual meeting papers, 1944

117 1

Annual meeting papers, 1945-1946, 1951

117 2

Balance sheets, 1929 June-1934 June

117 3

Operating statements, 1941 March

176 1

Quarterly statements, 1934 September-1938 December

117 4

Quarterly statements, 1939 April-1943 December, 1951 March-1951 November

117 5

Treasurers' annual reports, 1932-1943

117 6

Audit reports, 1929-1942

118 1

Ledger, 1929-1938

118 2

Ledger, 1938-1944

118 3

Ledger, 1944-1951

118 4

Journal, 1929-1944

118 5

Journal, 1944-1951

119 1

Cashbook, 1929-1942

119 2

Cashbook, 1942-1948

119 3

Cashbook, 1948-1951

119 4

Cashbook (Disability and death benefits fund), 1944-1951

119 5
Box

Compensation card index (A-K), 1920s-1950s

120

Compensation card index (L-Z), 1911-1950

121
Box Folder

Beverly Factory Statements, 1941

176 1

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 Series 10: Athletic Association Records, 1929-1962

These files belonged to Wilson Palmer and were generated during his tenure as the Association's President. The materials consist of correspondence, financial statements, invitations, programs and some photographs for the company's Athletic Association, established to promote the enjoyment of sports and other leisure activities. At the Club House, there were a library, theatre, locker rooms, lounges, and bowling alleys. Sports sponsored by the company included baseball, bowling, a gun club, tennis, football, cricket, boating, and soccer. Each year United Shoe hosted an field day with athletic competitions and prizes awarded.

The correspondence is mainly concerned with activities held at the employees' club house, such as dinners and golf tournaments. It also covers the operation and organization of the Association and the maintenance and improvement of its facilities, especially the care of the golf course and its landscaping. There is also one file dealing with outings of other organizations that used the Athletic Association's grounds.

The Financial Statements primarily consist of statistical information on the Association's assets and liabilities, income and expenditures, and cash flow. Each type of statement compares the financial situation with the same period of the previous year. The quarterly statements provide data on the main association and on its many subdivisions--boat, cricket, gardeners, golf, gun, hockey, tennis, bowling, pool, and chess.

Additional items of interest include bowling league schedules, programs for various activities such as the Entertainment and Dance of the U.S.M.A.A. Gold Division (1948) and Foreman's Banquet (1948); sketches of tennis court construction (1953); a golf division schedule and dues and green fees (1960); and menus for the country club (1960-1961).

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1937-1946

122 1

Correspondence, 1947-1948

122 2

Correspondence, 1949-1952

122 3

Correspondence, 1953-1959

122 4

Correspondence, 1960-1961

122 5

Correspondence, 1961-1962

122 6

Correspondence (about outings), 1944-1948

122 7

Photographs (club house and golf course), [1950s?]

122 8

Quarterly financial statements, 1929-1932

123 1

Quarterly financial statements, 1931-1935

123 2

Quarterly financial statements, 1934-1940

123 3

Quarterly financial statements, 1949-1962

123 4

Monthly statements, 1930-1935

123 5

Monthly statements, 1936-1940

123 6

Monthly statements, 1949-1952

123 7

Monthly restaurant reports, 1931-1939

123 8

First annual concert and dance (program), 1935

123 9

Fourth annual concert and dance (program), 1938

123 9

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 Series 11: Industrial School Records, 1909-1938

About 1909, United Shoe Machinery initiated its own state-chartered industrial school, where generations of future workers and managers were trained. The newly formed Beverly Industrial School was "the first successful school for mechanics in the United States," according to New England Magazine in 1911. Two groups, each consisting of thirty-five young men, alternated between the factory and Beverly High School, and before that the adjacent McKay School, spending one week at the factory and then one week at the high school. Coinciding with the opening of the United Shoe Manufacturing Corporation in Beverly came a local and state movement for industrial training in high schools.

Two groups, A and B, each consisting of thirty-five young men, alternated between the United Shoe Machinery factory and Beverly Industrial School, spending one week at the factory and then one week at the high school. Instruction included mathematics, chemistry, electricity, mechanics, mechanical drawings, blueprint reading, English civics, and industrial economics. The machinist-instructors taught both in the factory and the classroom, while subject specialists taught the other subjects. Beverly Superintendent Adelbert L. Safford said, “Today we need men who can do things, men who can create not only with the brain--and it takes brains to be a good mechanic or a good farmer in this age--but with skilled hands as well.”

Fourteen young men graduated from the Beverly Industrial School on December 18, 1912. The school would undergo several name changes--Beverly Independent Industrial School; Beverly Industrial Training School; the Beverly Cooperative Trade School (1925-circa 1980); Claude H. Patten Trade School (1968) opened at the new Beverly High School; and the Claude H. Patten Trade School Vocational High School (1970-1995). The Vocational High School eventually ceased operation in 1995.

In addition to teaching skills in the industrial school, United Shoe also established a program to teach its immigrant workforce English. Using the English for American Citizenship Program (Industrial Series, 1919) the program not only taught the workforce to speak English, it taught life lessons in “punching the clock,” “buying clothes,” “spending money,” “asking for directions,” and “buying groceries.” Prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Education, University Extension, the Industrial Series Program was free to all residents of the State of Massachusetts. The courses were wide ranging, and included language, economics, mathematics, government, civil service, drawings, electricity, natural science, and homemaking. Courses were also taught for teachers and were held at Boston area schools such as Simmons College, Boston University, and Franklin Union.

Helping its immigrant workforce was just one example of United Shoe fostering skills for living in the world. United Shoe also sought to weave into its English lessons and hands-on training with machinery, “civic literacy” with lessons about Washington’s Birthday, the flag, and the Constitution. A page from an employee’s copybook shows a lesson an employee practiced writing titled, “The Declaration of Independence.”

This series primarily consists of textbooks and lesson plans used for teaching the English language and American citizenship to immigrants. Most of the texts promote middle class values and habits along with instruction in the language. The earliest textbook, English for Foreigners, dates from 1909. There are also a number of students' copy books, 1935-1938, containing practice writing and spelling exercises. In addition, one folder contains a number of miscellaneous lessons and teaching aids, which were used for English and civics instruction. These include lessons on "Keeping the Child Well," Care of the Eyes, and "How to be Happy;" a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance; labels and cards containing words such as "up," "down," "push;" and cut out pictures from magazines, evidently for use as visual aids. There are also application forms for naturalization, United States Department of Labor Citizenship Declaration Cards, circa 1911, and a number of plant survey cards for English and citizenship classes. Included are English lessons for immigrant employees seeking American citizenship. Prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Education, University Extension, the courses offered were free to all residents of the State of Massachusetts. The courses were wide ranging, and included language, economics, mathematics, government, civil service, drawings, electricity, natural science, and homemaking. Courses were also taught for teachers and were held at Boston area schools such as Simmons College, Boston University and and Franklin Union.

There are seventy-two lessons from the "intermediate series" (bound) and thirty-six lessons from the "industrial series" (loose). The lessons consist of short written selections and lists of sentences to be repeated by the participant. The lesson topics included buying clothes, buying groceries, riding on the elevator, being a good American, civic creed, and Independence Day.

Subseries 11.1: English for American Citizenship (Industrial Series), 1912, 1919-1921

Box Folder

English for American Citizenship (Industrial Series), 1919

124 1

Lesson 1, Pulling the check, 1919

124 2

Lesson 3, Buying clothes (women), 1919

124 3

Lesson 4, How Max Spends His Money, 1919

124 4

Lesson 5, Day Work and Piece Work, 1919

124 5

Lesson 7, Helping the New Man (Men), 1919

124 6

Lesson 8, A Pass-Out, 1919

124 7

Lesson 9, Asking Directions to the Factory, 1919

124 8

Lesson 12, Buying Groceries, 1919

124 9

Lesson 13, The United States Free Employment Service, 1919

124 10

Lesson 14, Removing Dirt from the Eye, 1919

124 11

Lesson 15, The Fire Drill, 1919

124 12

Lesson 16, Why Maria Always Wears a Cap, 1919

124 13

Lesson 17, Care of Cuts and Burns, 1919

124 14

Lesson 18, How James was Injured, 1919

124 15

Lesson 19, Riding in an Elevator, 1919

124 16

Lesson 20, Burning Clothing, 1919

124 17

Lesson 21, Accidents Due to Wearing High Heels, 1919

124 18

Lesson 24, Just One Smoke (part 1), 1919

124 19

Lesson 25, Just One Smoke (part 2), 1919

124 20

Lesson 26, How John Stopped a Man from Bleeding, 1919

124 21

Lesson 27, Frank, the Brakeman (part 1), 1919

124 22

Lesson 28, Frank, the Brakeman (part 2), 1919

124 23

Lesson 30, Artificial Respiration, 1919

xx 24

Lesson 31, Workmen's Compensation, 1919

124 25

Lesson 32, Accident Prevention Rules for Factory Employees, 1919

124 26

Lesson 34, The State Bureau of Immigration, 1919

124 27

Lesson 35, Washington's Birthday, 1919

124 28

Lesson 36, Lincoln's Birthday, 1919

125 1

Subseries 11.2: English for American Citizenship (Intermediate Series), 1921

Box
x
Folder
x
Box Folder

Lessons 3-72 (bound), 1921

125 2

English for American Citizenship (Introductory Set), 1919

125 3

English for American Citizenship (Intermediate Set), 1919

125 4

Subseries 11.3: Text Books, 1909-1938

Box Folder

A Practical Reader for Adults, 1930

125 5

Teacher's Manual for A Practical Reader for Adults

125 6

Miscellaneous Lessons and Teaching Aids (includes Thompson's minimum essentials quick oral test and study papers), 1913, undated

125 7

Students' Copy Books, 1935, 1935-1938, 1938

125 8

Forestry Primer, 1928

125 9

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Education, Division of University Extension Reading Lessons for Citizenship Training , 1937

125 9
Box

Goldberger, H.A. English for Coming Citizens, 1918

126

Goldberger, H.H. Intermediate English for Coming Citizens, 1924

126

O'Brien, Sara R. English for Foreigners, Book One, 1909

126

Beshgeturian. New World Language Series, Foreigner's Guide to English, 1917

126

Prior and Ryan. How to Learn English: A Reader for Foreigners, 1913

126

Bryce and Sherman. The Aldine Speller: Part Four, for Grades Seven and Eight, 1916

126

Plass, Anna A. Civics for Americans in the Making, 1912

126

United States Department of Labor. Federal Citizenship Textbook. Part I: English for American Citizenship, 1921

126

United States Department of Labor. Federal Textbook on Citizenship Training. Part I: Our Language, 1924

126

United States Department of Labor. Federal Textbook on Citizenship Training. Part I: Our Language, 1936

126

United States Department of Labor. Federal Citizenship Textbook: A Course of Instruction for Use in the Public Schools by the Candidate for Citizenship. Penmanship Sheets, 1921

126

Tarr and McMurray. New Geographies, 1915

126

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 Series 12: Northeastern University Students' Cooperative Work, 1951-1960

This series consists of twenty-two dossiers on individual engineering students who participated in a cooperative work program at the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, sponsored by Northeastern University. Each file includes an interview form with personal data; a proposed training program; school transcripts; foremens' evaluations of the students' work; and miscellaneous correspondence about interviews, duties, and work progress.

Box Folder

Bulygo, John C.

127 1

Breslin, George W.

127 2

Beaulieu, Elphege A.

127 3

Crawford, Juan H.

127 4

Curtis, Kenneth L.

127 5

d'Entremont, Norman A.

127 6

Duratti, Alfred J.

127 7

Estes, Richard W.

1127 8

Feeley, Robert F.

127 9

Foley, Lawrence A.

127 10

Henricks, Paul V.

127 11

Hiseler, Kenneth W.

127 12

Hopkins, Donald A.

127 13

Hough, Harold L.

127 15

Kelley, Robert W.

127 15

Longobardi, Ralph E.

127 16

McHugh, William E.

127 17

Meagher, George F.

127 18

O'Brien, John H.

127 19

Rapisarda, Thomas G.

127 20

Rehn, Albert H.

127 21

Sanchez Stephan J.

127 22

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 Series 13: Aberthaw Construction Company Records, 1918-1920

The Aberthaw Construction Company (contracting engineers) of Boston was founded in 1894 and specialized in concrete. The company made walks, stairways, and vault and building foundations. This series is divided into four subseries: Subseries 1, Correspondence, 1918-1919; Subseries 2, Reports, 1919-1920; Subseries 3, Purchase Orders, 1919-1920; and Subseries 4, Receiving Reports, 1919-1920. It consists of correspondence, reports, purchase orders and receiving reports for work the Aberthaw Construction Company completed for United Shoe Machinery Corporation.

Subseries 1, Correspondence, 1918-1919, consists primarily of correspondence addressed to and from the Aberthaw Construction Company about work estimates and construction materials. There is a typescript copy of A.B. Cohen's paper "Reinforced Concrete Flat-Slab Railway Bridges," that appeared in  Proceedings of the American Concrete Institute, 1918.

Subseries 2, Reports, 1919-1920, documents the weather conditions and describes what work occured, how many men were on site and the number of hours worked. The reports were written in longhand and then transcribed.

Subseries 3, Purchase Orders, 1919-1920, consists of documentation describing the materials purchased for United Shoe Machinery projects through Aberthaw Construction's Purchasing Department, an agent for United Shoe. Invoices for materials were sent directly to United Shoe Machinery. All of the purchase orders have a job number of 1172, presumably a number assigned to United Shoe machinery and other alphanuneric designations such as E2554.

Subseries 4, Receiving Reports, 1919-1920, consists of reports documenting the receipt of goods, especially construction materials, for projects. The reports are arranged alphabetically by the name of the company furnishing the goods.

Subseries 13.1: Correspondence, 1918-1919

Box
164
Folder
1

Subseries 13.2: Reports, 1919-1920

Box Folder

Reports, 1919 October

164 2

Reports, 1919 November

164 3

Reports, 1919 December

164 4

Reports, 1920 January

164 5

Reports, 1920 February

164 6

Reports, 1920 March

165 1

Reports, 1920 April

165 2

Reports, 1920 May

165 3

Reports, 1920 June

165 4

Subseries 13.3: Purchase Orders, 1919-1920

Box Folder

D188 to D2952, 1919

165 5

D9251 to D9349, 1919

165 6

D9351 to D9400, 1919-1920

165 7

D9401-D9467, 1920

166 1

D9551 to D9600, 1919

166 2

D11281 to D31273, 1919-1920

166 3

E275 to E6946, 1919

166 4

Subseries 13.4: Receiving Records, 1919-1920

Box Folder

Receiving records (A), 1919-1920

166 5

Receiving records (B), 1919-1920

166 6

Receiving records (C), 1919-1920

166 7

Receiving records (D-E), 1919-1920

166 8

Receiving records (H), 1919-1920

166 9

Receiving records (L-M), 1919-1920

166 10

Receiving records (O-R)), 1919-1920

166 11

Receiving records (S-U), 1919-1920

166 12

Receiving records (W), 1919-1920

166 13

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 Series 14: Publications, 1898-1987

This series contains issues of the company's employee magazines and a number of the self promotional publications it sponsored. There are also bound catalogs for the H.E. Smith & Company, proprietors of Nox Em' All Shoes, 1898-1930.

Subseries 1, catalog, depict and describe all the shoe making equipment, tools, and supplies manufactured by United Shoe, and provide information on specifications and prices. Many of the catalogs are annotated with hand-written revisions and several contain extensive notes about various machines. The USMC Marking Machine, circa 1940  Type Style and  Specification Book, circa 1940, and shows examples of all the types of markings that USMC placed on its products. The 1969 book  Machine Names & Symbols lists the company's authorized machine names and their symbols. The materials are arranged chronologically.

This series also contains a complete run of The Three Partners from July 1914 to December 1920. This employee magazine was published by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation Athletic Association and is typical of company magazines published at large corporations. It contains information on events within the factory and in branch offices; tips on machinery use and safety; photographs of employees, their families, and their activities; biographic profiles of managers and executives; and articles on American business and labor relations. In addition, the issues published during the war years feature United Shoe employees serving in the military; war-related activities in the factory and on the home front; and a feature page of war photographs.

A later employee magazine, USM Today, is also included in this series. It began publication in 1969, under the direction of the company's Public Relations Department. Heavily illustrated, it focuses on new developments among the many international branches and subsidiaries of the USM Corporation. Issues from 1969-1974 are included in the series. Another employee publication,  Beverly Today, is a heavily illustrated newspaper published exclusively for employees at the Beverly factory site. The focus of this bi-monthly publication is on the employees and their activities, both on and off the job. Issues from 1979-1985 are included. The  Quarter Century Club News is a news magazine published by the Quarter Century Club, which had been founded in 1926 for employees who had completed 25 years of employment with United Shoe. Its focus is on the personal activities of employees, both active and retired. The magazine covers all branches of the company's operations and it, too, is heavily illustrated with photographs. Included in this series are issues from 1977-1987.

Two publications of particular interest in this series are An Industrial City and  The Story of Three Partners, both published in 1911. These two publications are intended to portray the company's warm benevolence towards and concern for its employees.

Subseries 14.1: Catalogs (USMC), 1899-1961

Box Folder

Illustrated Catalogue of Shoe Machinery, [1902?]

169 1

Illustrated Catalogue of Shoe Machinery, number 2, loaned to E.D. Cox, 1902

169 2

Illustrated Catalogue of Shoe Machinery, number 16, loaned to Mr. Clark, 1902

169 3

Book of General Information for Agents, copy 1, 1908

170 1

Book of General Information for Agents, copy 2, 1908

170 2

Book of General Information for Agents, copy 3, 1908

170 3

Maschien-Katalog der Deutschen Vereinigten Schuhmaschien Gesellschaft, Stanzeri-Maschinen, Abteilung 2, 1910

170 4

Maschien-Katalog der Deutschen Vereinigten Schuhmaschien Gesellschaft, Ueberhol und Zwick System, Abteilung 3, 1910

170 5

Maschien-Katalog der Deutschen Vereinigten Schuhmaschien Gesellschaft, Goodyear Welt System, Abteilung 4, 1910

170 6

Maschien-Katalog der Deutschen Vereinigten Schuhmaschien Gesellschaft, Bodenbefestigungus Absatz u. Ausputz Maschinen, Abteilung 5, 1910

170 7

Finishing Wheels, Rolls and Accessories, 1913

171 1

Illustrated Catalogue of Shoe Machinery, Foreign Department, 1914

171 2

United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Goodyear Department, 1917

171 3

Accessories and Findings for Boot and Shoe Manufacturers and Repairers (Foreign Department), 1919

171 4
Box Item

Accessories and Findings, When and Where for Boot and Shoe Manufacturers and Repairers (Foreign Department), 1919

172 1
Box Folder

Goodyear Shoe Repairing Machinery, 1922-1926

173 1

Catalog of Supplies, 1925

173 2

USMC Brushes, 1930

173 3

USMC Marking Machine, circa 1940

173 4

Salesman's Manual, 1941

173 5
Box Item

Shoemakers Handbook, 1941

172 2
Box Folder

USMC Standardized Knife List (KZG), 1943

173 6

USMC United Shoe Factory Supplies for Shoe Repairing Modern Equipment Supplies and Shoe Tools, 1948

173 7
Box

USMC Machines (four copies), circa 1940

174-175
Box Folder

Tools for the Shoemaker, 1940s-1950s

178 2

Tools for the Shoemaker, 1950

178 3

USMC Supplies for Shoe Repairing, Dealer Price List, 1950

178 4

Shoemaking Supplies, 1955

178 5

Machinery Handbook, 1955

178 6
Box Item

Machinery Handbook, 1956-1967

179 1

Machinery Handbook, [1960s?]

179 2

Machinery Terms and Specifications, 1955-1967

180 1
Box Folder

USMC United Repair Outfit Findings, [1940s-1960s?]

180 1

Machine Names and Symbols, 1969

180 2

Commercial machines, agitator to finishing, undated

180 3

Commercial machines, fitting to outsoling, undated

181 1

Commercial machines, pasting to shearing, undated

181 2

Commercial machines, skiving to wiring, undated

181 3

Tools for the Shoemaker, undated

181 4

USMC Cans and Receptacles, undated

181 5

Small tools and supplies, undated

181 6

Subseries 14.2: Beverly Today, 1979-1985

Box
167
Folder
1

Subseries 14.3: Machinery Division Newsletter, 1969-1970

Box
167
Folder
2

Subseries 14.4: The Three Partners , 1914-1920

Box Folder

The Three Partners (front and back boards), 1914-1917

128 1

The Three Partners, 1914 July-1914 December

128 2

The Three Partners, 1915 January-1915 June

128 3

The Three Partners, 1915 July-1915 December

128 4

The Three Partners, 1916 January-1916 June

128 5

The Three Partners, 1916 July-1916 December

128 6

The Three Partners, 1917 January-1917 June

128 7

The Three Partners, 1917 July-1917 December

128 8

The Three Partners, 1918 January-1918 June

129 1

The Three Partners, 1918 July-1918 December

129 2

The Three Partners, 1919 January-1919 June

129 3

The Three Partners, 1919 July-1919 December

129 4

The Three Partners, 1920 January-1920 June

129 5

The Three Partners, 1920 July-1920 December

129 6

Subseries 14.5: USM Today, 1968-1976

USM Today, 1968 September

Box
167
Folder
3

USM Today, 1969 May-1969 December

167 4

USM Today, 1970 January-1970 May

167 5

USM Today, 1970 June-1970 December

167 6

USM Today, 1971 January-1971 August

168 1

USM Today, 1973-1976

168 2

Subseries 14.6: Quarter Century Club News , 1977-1987

Box
168
Folder
3

Subseries 14.7: H.E. Smith & Company Catalogs, 1898-1930

Box Folder

H.E. Smith & Company Catalogue, 1898-1902

131 1

H.E. Smith & Company Catalogue, 1903-1909

131 2

H.E. Smith & Company Catalogue, 1910-1913

131 3

H.E. Smith & Company Catalogue, 1914-1917

131 4

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 Series 15: Product Literature, 1952-1979

This series consists of product literature, 1952-1979, documenting equipment and machines made by United Shoe Machinery and its divisions or subsidiaries. Farrel Company Division of Rochester, New York and Ansonia and Derby, Connecticut, are also well represented. Technical data such as weight, dimensions, work surfaces, strikes, cycle speeds, operating specifications, and sales and order information are provided. In some instances there is literature that describes the work and programs at the division or department level. The materials are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

Adhesive applying, 1970

182 1

Advanced development and Systems Department, circa 1960s

182 2

Aluminum extrusion presses, 1974

182 3

Atomic Power Department

182 4

Automated pelletizing system, undated

183 5

Automatic leveling, undated

182 6

Automatic edge shaping, undated

182 7

Automatic systems, 1979

182 8

Backpart molding and assembling machines, [1960s-1970s?]

182 9

Banbury mixers, 1970

182 10

Breast flap trimming, 1960s

182 11

Castings, 1976

182 12

Cementing, 1960s

182 13

Clamp machinery, undated

182 14

Contract manufacturing capabilities, [1963?]

182 15

Cutting equipment, 1960s

182 16

Cutting, 1979

182 17

Drill grinders, 1960s

182 18

Drying and heating, 1960s

182 19

Dyna/Pert, 1960s

182 20

Dynasert, 1960s

183 1

Electrobeam machine tools, 1975

183 2

Equipment and machine information, 1960s

183 3

Eyeletting, 1953-1962

183 4

Exports, 1979

183 5

Extrusion, undated

183 6

Farrel continuous mixers, 1970

183 7

Farrel Corporation (general information about the company), 1970s

183 8

Fasteners, 1965, 1967

183 9

Fitting, 1979

183 10

Fluid mechanics, 1960s

183 11

Footwear materials, 1979

183 12

Gear units, undated

183 13

General information, 1979

183 14

General machinery, 1979

183 15

Generator frame machining, undated

183 16

Geometric heeling system, 1960s

183 17

Geometric last system, 1955-1959

184 1

Harmonic drive, 1960s

184 2

Heel nailing and fastening, 1960s

184 3

Hydroload, 1970s

184 4

Injection molding, 1960s-1970s

184 5

Injection molding, 1979

184 6

Insole beveling and recessing, 1960s

184 7

Insole tacking, 1960s

184 8

Laboratory equipment, 1969

183 9

Lasting, 1979

183 10

Lathes, 1970s

184 11

Leather measurement system, 1960s

184 12

Machine/shoe knives, 1960s

184 13

Metal stamping, 1960s

184 14

Mixers/extruders, undated

184 15

Outsole finishing, 1960s

184 16

Parabolt concrete anchors (The Molly Company), 1969

184 17

Parts, 1979

184 18

Pattern grading, 1960s

184 19

Perforating machine punches, 1955

184 20

Pfaff sewing machines, 1979

184 21

Powasert automatic fastening systems nailers and screwdrivers, 1970

185 1

Powasert, 1979

185 2

Presses, undated

185 3

Process laboratory, 1965

185 4

Processing equipment, undated

185 5

Product directory, 1966-1968

185 6

Product equipment, 1979

185 7

The Products of USM, 1968-1970

185 8

Pulling and lasting machines, 1960s-1970s

185 9

Railroad wheel-shop equipment, 1970s

185 10

Reforming machine, [1971?]

185 11

Roll grinder, 1968

185 12

Roll measurement and tolerances, 1967-1968

185 13

Roll top folding, 1960s

185 14

Roughing machines, 1960s

185 15

Rubber industry, 1965

185 16

Rubber and plastics calendar, 1969

185 17

Screw drives (Ingersoll Rand), 1963

185 18

Screw and extruding machine, 1965, 1969, 1970

185 19

Seat molding and fastening, 1960s

185 20

Selected equipment, 1960s

185 21

Servomechanics regulators control systems, 1960s

185 22

Socket screws (Parker-Kallon Corporation), 1960s

186 1

Sole rib attaching, 1960s

186 2

Speed reducers, 1968

186 3

Stitching, 1960s

186 4

Sugar cane machinery, 1971

186 5

Thermo cementing and folding, 1960s

186 6

Thermoplastic sole machine, 1960s

186 7

Thermoplastic upper reinforcing machine, 1960s

186 8

Transporter systems, 1960s

186 9

Tru-line printed on process, 1960s

186 10

Underwater granulator, 1970s

186 11

Vamp performing machines, 1960s

186 12

Vertical boring mills, 1975

186 13

Welding and cutting, undated

186 14

Welts, 1965-1968

186 15

Goodyear shoe repairing machinery, 1930

186 16

36 new machines in 5 years, 1952

186 17

And no skill needed with BU welding and cutting, [1968?]

186 18

United Machinery Group, cutting and fitting, [1971?]

186 19

New dimensions in the footwear industry, 1972

186 20

The second industrial revolution brought to you by USM Corporation, undated

186 21

USM Now, selected equipment, undated

186 22

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 Series 16: Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1902-1981

This series consists of advertisements, sales and marketing information, scrapbooks, news releases, publicity, and newsclippings.

The advertising and sales materials include plans, style guides, presentations, seminars and meeting notes for United Shoe's strategy in promoting it's products within the footwear industry. The market studies and plans provide detailed analyses of materials, financial shares of the market, competiton in dollar terms, and the viability of their product in the U.S. market.

The United Shoe scrapbooks, 1902-1951, contain advertisements primarily for United Shoe Machinery Company. They consist of scrapbook pages with mounted ads, but there is one folder of loose ads. The scrapbooks are arranged using a numeric and later, alpha-numeric pagination system. The majority of the ads feature shoe making equipment, but there is some ethnic imagery such as the "Orientel Shoe Manufacturer" (ad number 371), box 133, folder 3. Some ads are in color and feature images of women.

The competitor's scrapbooks, 1914-1917, are arranged chronologically and contain advertisements from American Shoe Machinery, Campello Machine Company, Fortuna Machine Company, and others. Indices for each year provide an alphabetical index and access to specific companies and ads.

The majority of news releases consist of documentation for promotions, appointments, and retirements at USM Corporation. In some instances, black and white copy prints of the United Shoe Machinery employee or employees are included.

The publicity materials consist primarily of trade magazine publicity featuring USM Corporation, although there is some correspondence and news releases. Some publications include Leather and Shoe,  The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald American,  Beverly Times,  Journal of the British Boot and Shoe Institution,  American Shoemaking,  Modern Plastics, and  Footwear News.

The newsclippings consist of materials from trade journals and newspapers that reference United Shoe Machinery Corporation, its divisions, or shoemaking in general. There is a small album of photographs containing images of shoe manufacturing executives. The materials are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Sales Department record and follow-up system, 1940 October

187 1

Sales Manual, footwear cutting system, [1969?]

187 2

Sales Meeting (new product sales information), 1981 March

187 3

Corporate Systems (presentation), 1970

187 3-5

Advertising plan, 1973

187 6

Advertising plan, 1974

187 7

Sales and marketing information for the United Shoe Machinery pulling, toe and side lasting machine, model RB, 1978

187 8

Corporate style for advertising, 1970s

187 9

Corporate style for exhibitions, 1970s

187 10

Sales Seminar (Lasting Department), 1974 September

188 1

Sales Meeting (new product sales information), 1981 March

188 2

Goodyear Welt Market Information Study (new product planning and market services), 1968 August

188 3

Mechanization in the shoe industry (new product planning and market services), 1968 October

188 4

Footwear industry analysis, 1970 December

188 5

Domestic footwear industry trends, 1970 December

188 6

Market study (materials), 1974 May

188 7

Marketing plan (Lasting Department), 1975 February

188 8

Shoe machine strategy (preliminary marketing plan), 1976 May

188 9
Box Box

Advertisements, 1902-1951

176 2
Box Folder

Advertisements, 1974

176 2

Advertisements (W.L. Douglas shoe ad), undated

176 3

United Shoe Scrapbooks, 1902-1951

Box Folder

Miscellaneous advertisements (loose), undated

133 1

Page numbers 100-232, 1902

133 2

Page numbers 233-375, undated

133 3

Page numbers 376-500, undated

133 4

Page numbers 501-631, undated

134 1

Page numbers 632-780

134 2

Page numbers 781-899, 1911-1912

134 3

Page numbers 1000-1110, 1914

Box Folder

Page numbers, A-100 to A-251, 1921

135 1

Page numbers, A-252 to A-421, 1921-1922

135 2

Page numbers, A-422 to A-499, 1922-1923

135 3

Page numbers, A-738 to A-928, 1924-1925

135 4

Page numbers, A-929 to A-999, 1925-1926

135 5

Page numbers, B-1 to B-78, 1926

136 1

Page numbers, B-79 to B-154, 1926

136 2

Page numbers, B-155 to B-236, 1926-1927

Box Folder

Page numbers, B-237 to B-299, 1927

136 4

Page numbers, B-300 to B-360, 1927

137 1

Page numbers, B-361 to B-410, 1927-1928

137 2

Page numbers, B-411 to B-460, 1928

137 3

Page numbers, B-461 to B-489, 1928

137 4

Page numbers, B-576 to B-690, 1928-1929

137 5

Page numbers, B-691 to B-760, 1929

138 1

Page numbers, B-761 to B-803, 1929

138 2

Page numbers, B-804 to B-850, 1930

138 3

Page numbers, B-851 to B-910, 1930

138 4

Page numbers, B-911 to B-998, 1930

139 1

Page numbers, C-1 to C-686, 1930-1931

139 1

Page numbers, C-935 to C-980, 1948-1949

139 3

Page numbers, C-981 to C-999 and D-1 to D-20, 1949

139 4

Page numbers, D-21 to D-55, 1949-1951

139 5

Competitors Scrapbooks, 1914-1917

Box Folder

Scrapbook, Index, 1914

140 1

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 1-150, 1914

140 2

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 151-320, 1914

140 3

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 324-424, 1914

140 4

Scrapbook, Index, 1915

141 1

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 1-140, 1915

141 2

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 141-300, 1915

141 3

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 301-429, 1915

141 4

Scrapbook, Index, 1916

141 5

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 1-127, 1916

141 6

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 128-214, 1916

141 7

Scrapbook, Index, 1917

142 1

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 1-108, 1917

142 2

Scrapbook, Index, 1918

142 3

Scrapbook, Page numbers, 1-100, 1918

142 4

Scrapbook, 1919 January-1919 September

142 5

News Releases, 1974-1975

Box Folder

News releases, 1974 April-1974 May

190 3

News releases, 1974 June-1974 July

190 4

News releases, 1974 August-1974 September

190 5

News releases, 1974 November

190 6

News releases, 1975

190 7

Publicity, 1973

Box Folder

Publicity, 1973

189 1-2

Publicity, 1974

189 3-4

Publicity, 1975

190 1-2

Newsclippings, 1899-1957

Box Folder

Newsclippings, 1899-1910

145 1

Newsclippings, 1911 January-1911 November

145 2

Newsclippings, 1911 November-1911 December

145 3

Newsclippings, 1912

145 4

Newsclippings, 1913-1914

146 1

Newsclippings, 1915-1918

146 2

Newsclippings (shoemaking), 1914-1915

146 3

Photo scrapbook of shoe manufactuer executives (with newsclippings), circa 1910-1911

146 4

Newsclippings ( The Boston Daily Tribune), 1907

177 4

Newsclippings (USMC trusts, royalty system), 1906

147 6

Newsclippings (USMC trusts, royalty system), 1910

147 7

Newsclippings (USMC trusts, royalty system), 1911

147 8

Newsclippings (USMC trusts, royalty system), 1912 January-1912 June

147 9

Newsclippings (USMC trusts, royalty system), 1912 July-1912 December

147 10

Newsclippings (USMC trusts, royalty system), 1913

147 11

Newsclippings (USMC trusts, royalty system), 1915, 1917

147 12
Box

Newsclipping scrapbook of D.S. Knowlton, 1913-1915

143

Newsclipping scrapbook of D.S. Knowlton, 1917-1918

144
Box Folder

NewsclippingsModern Shoemaking, 1915-1916

147 1
Box

NewsclippingsModern Shoemaking, 1919-1920

147
Box Folder

NewsclippingsAmerican Shoemaking, 1926-1931

147 3

NewsclippingsAmerican Shoemaking, 1930-1931

147 4

NewsclippingsAmerican Shoemaking, 1926-1932

147 5
Box Item

Newsclippings (scrapbooks), 1925 September-1929 February

148 1

Newsclippings (scrapbooks), 1929 August-1931 March

148 2

Newsclippings (scrapbooks), 1931 March-1933 August

149 1

Newsclippings (scrapbooks), 1933 September-1935 April

149 2

Newsclippings (scrapbooks), 1935 August-1939 January

150 1

Newsclippings (scrapbooks), 1939 January-1942 June

150 2
Box Folder

Newsclippings (anti-trust legal suit), 1947-1950

130 1

Newsclippings (anti trust legal suit), 1951

130 2

Newsclippings (Beverly Factory), 1957

146 5

Newsclippings, 1898, 1933

176 4

Newsclippings, 1962

190 8

Newsclippings, 1971-1973

190 9

Newsclippings, 1975 January-1975 April

190 10

Newsclippings, 1975 May-1975 June

190 11

Newsclippings, 1976 January

190 12

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 Series 17: Photographs, 1907-1981

This series consists of black and white and color photographs (originals, copy prints, and later prints), postcards, glass plate negatives (silver gelatin on glass) and film negatives (silver gelatin on cellulose acetate safety film) documenting the United Shoe Machinery Corporation and its activities. Images include, but are not limited to, portraits of United Shoe Machinery executives, employees, ledger pages from bound volumes, drawings/blueprints (especially wiring diagrams), the arrival of trains, factories and buildings (with directional views north, south, east and west), trucks, construction work, interior offices, bicycles used by employees, and hospital interiors with operating rooms. The materials are arranged topically. The film negatives and the glass plate negatives contain images of machinery manufactured by the company and other topics depicted in the employees, equipment/products, and factories/buildings subseries.

Subseries 17.1: Employees, 1907-1981

Box Folder

United Shoe Bowling League, 1907 May

176 5

Beverly Industrial School football team, 1913

176 6
Box

Brockton, Massachusetts (office staff), 1910-1916, 1944

192

Branch Office (at Beverly Factory), 1915 June 16

192

Order Department, 1916

192

Annual banquet (for superintendents and foremen), 1916 April 13

192

"B" Building Identification Unit, 1916

Box

Turn rink at Slipper City Shoe, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1918

192

Experimental Department Outing, 1922 September 9

192
Box Folder

United Shoe Mutual Relief Association Dreamland Theatre, 1920 March

176 7

United Shoe Machinery Gun Club, circa 1920s

176 8

United Shoe Machinery parade float, 1930

176 9
Box

USMAA Schemers Dinner for George H. Vose, 1936 February 3

192

Insole tacker (at Elliott Street Factory), 1948

192
Box Folder

Beverly Factory Safety Committee, 1949 August

176 10
Box

Pattern Making Department, 1949

192

Retirement party, 1953

192

Employees in factory (operating equipment), circa 1955

192
Box Folder

Employees using eqiupment in factory, circa 1950s

176 11
Box

School on Electrical Electronic and Hydraulics, 1960 November 2

192

School on Electrical Electronic and Hydraulics, 1960 November 14

Box

Employees (general), 1962

192

Employees (office), 1964

192

Secretary's Week, 1966 April 27

192

Employees (general), 1967

192

Employees (general), 1969

192

Employees (general), 1970 April

192

Marshall, Bob (Edlund tape drill operator), 1970

192

Employees (office), 1976

192

Employees (general), 1978-1981

Box

Dynapert Development Labs, 1977 December

192

[Prebles?], undated

193

Carrico, Walter H., undated

193

Foley, John A., undated

193

Loomer, H.M., undated

193

Pease, Charles, undated

193

Drugan, Col. Joseph R., undated

193

Pheney, William G., undated

193

Grossland, Sam, undated

193

Hurd, William R., undated

193

Payne, A.E., undated

193

McGill, Edwin, undated

193

Titus, W.H., undated

193

Hatch, Roy P., Fred F. David and Mary Smith, undated

193

Eichhorn, undated

193

Butterworth, H., undated

193

Mitton, undated

193

Thomas, undated

193

Wallace, H.N., undated

193

Atkinson and Flynn, undated

193

Barker, Robert, undated

193

Whalen, Joseph T., undated

193

Grayes, Bill and Reuben D. Wetherbee, undated

193

Brogan, Michael T., undated

193

Ellis, Harry D., undated

193

Rogers, Chester E., undated

193

Vose, George H., undated

193

Eaton, George F., undated

193

McMahon, Jas. E., undated

193

McFeeley, Ronald, undated

193

Brock, Mathias, undated

193

Drilling Department, undated

193
Box Folder

United Shoe Machinery Band in Raymond, New Hampshire, undated

176 12
Box

Radial drills (employee operating), undated

193

Headstone of Ernst D. Moor and Elsie Warner Moore, undated

193

Subseries 17.2: Equipment/Products, 1961-1972

Box

Harmonic drive and terminal cargo winch, 1965

194

Research and Development Departments (products and related data), 1961-1966

197

Rockets, 1968 October 22

195

Portable power device for skiers, 1969 December 9

195

Gig Products (E39545 to E39559), circa 1960s

199

Time clocks, 1970 September 15

195

[Saturn rocket harmonic drive?], 1970

195

Fabric edge finishing system, 1972 March 21

195

Contracts Department (cost reduction), undated

194

Subseries 17.3: Factories/Buildings, 1920s-1960s

Box

Aerial of factory, circa 1920s

195

Aerial of factory, 1948

195

Aerial of factory, 1949

195

Aerial of factory, undated

195

Beverly Factory, 1957

195

Automatic Lasting Line, 1965

195

Research Division Facilities, circa 1960s

Factories/facilities (domestic and foreign), circa 1960s

Subseries 17.4: Trade Shows, 1954, 1968-1973

Box

USMC Exhibits at National Shoe Fair (Chicago), 1954

198

Trade Shows, 1968-1973

198

Subseries 17.5: Miscellaneous, undated

Box
198

Subseries 17.6: Postcards, 1906, 1907, 1914, 1917, 1938

Box
198

Subseries 17.7: Prints from glass plate negatives, undated

The prints were presumably made by the U Nited Shoe Machinery Corporation and are arranged numerically.

Box

6004

198

6005

198

6162

198

6575

198

7244

198

8897

198

8561

198

10120

198

10505

198

10547

198

10553

198

10555

198

11001, John B. Hardaway, 1923

198

11074, Cavanaugh

198

11075, Cavanaugh

198

11081, Warren

198

10848

198

11626, 1918

198

11627, 1918

198

11644, 1918

198

11681, 1918

198

13079, Sam-Sam committee girls, 1919 August 15

198

13080, Sam-Sam committee girls, 1919 August 15

198

14271, Boothco beading, model A, 1920 February 26

198

14272, Boothco beading, model A, 1920 February 26

198

15600, Boothco beading, Model C, 1921 July 12

198

15601, Boothco beading, Model D, 1921 July 12

198

15613, Pluma skiving, 1920 December 26

198

16344, Maurice Bresnahan, 1922 June 26

198

16391, Laura Goodridge, 1922 October 3

198

17325, Unidentified, undated

198

20769 (E16543), Unidentified, 1922 August 31

198

20770 (E16544), Unidentified, 1922 August 31

198

Subseries 17.8: Albums, 1915-1950s

This series includes bound albums of photographs of United Shoe inventors, the Turner Tanning Machinery Company, Stetson Shoe Company and the Beverly Factory Exhibit.

The Research Division Inventors Album, 1915-1920, is arranged alphabetically by last name of inventor and includes portraits. Some of the photographs are annotated and contain information such as a death date.

The Turner Tanning Machinery Company was formed by William B. Turner in 1902 to produce a vertical single table putting-out machine invented by Joseph Vaughn. The company moved from Boston to Peabody, Massachusetts, in 1905, and soon thereafter set up overseas subsidiaries in Germany and England. The United Shoe Machinery Company acquired a controlling interest in Turner Tanning in the early 1920s. By 1938, USMC had acquired complete control and Turner Tanning became a wholly owned subsidiary. In 1961 it was dissolved and the business absorbed into USMC as the Turner Tanning Machinery Division.

Turner Tanning Machinery Company Photographs, 1926-1937, consist of black and white photoprints, mainly 8" x 10". The tanning process photographs, taken at an unidentified tannery, depict several stages of the tanning process, but, since none are captioned, they probably do not depict the tanning process in the correct order. Most show Turner machinery in use. The Machinery Photograph Albums, 1926-1937, mainly contain photoprints of various Turner machines taken during their development process. These are accompanied by detailed explanatory captions. They are not arranged chronologically within the albums. They include Turner Tanning Machinery Company photographs, 1926-1937 (8" x 10" photoprints, some in albums), and pictures taken in the Beverly factory.

Box

USMC Research Division Inventors, 1915-1920

202A

Turner Tanning Machinery Photograph Album (illustrating development of hide and leather working machinery), 1930-1936

202B

Turner Tanning Machinery Photograph Album, 1926-1937

202C

Turner Tanning Machinery Photograph Album, 1926-1937

202C

Turner Tanning Machinery (loose photographs), circa 1920s

199

Stetson Shoe Company (men's welt construction), circa 1950s

200

Beverly Factory Exhibit, circa 1950s

201-202

Subseries 17.9: Film Negatives, 1956-1958

The film negatives are arranged numerically and have a description and date. In some instances, the film negatives were so severely deteriorated that they could not be saved. Descriptive information about those negatives was recorded in the container list and the negatives were disposed of. Therefore there are no corresponding box numbers.

Box

B17288, Goodyear insole channeling and lip setting machine, model A, 1956

206

B17289, Goodyear universal rounding and channeling machine, 1956

206

B17290, Crest heel blacking machine model C, 1956

206

B17292, McKay sewing machine model R, 1956

206

B17293, McKay sewing machine model R, 1956

206

B17294, Heel scouring machine model A-A, 1956

206

B17295, Heel scouring machine model A-A, 1956

206

B17296, Electronic component B, 1956

206

B17297, Lasting machine Model RA (foreign set-up shipment), 1956

206

B17298, Goodyear upper stapling machine, model B, 1956

206

B17299, Hytronic cutting machine model A, 1956

206

B17300, Hytronic cutting machine model A, 1956

206

B17301, Twin sole moulding machine, model G, 1956

206

B17302, Twin sole moulding machine, model G, 1956

206

B17303, Box toe and lining trimming machine, 1956

206

B17304, Box toe and lining trimming machine, 1956

206

B17305, Automatic power nailer, 1956

206

B17306, Goodyear welt and seam rubbing machine model A (motor drive domestic shipment), 1956

206

B17307, Goodyear welt and seam rubbing machine model A (motor drive domestic shipment), 1956

206

B17308, Hetronic cutting model A (foreign shipment), 1956

206

B17309, Hetronic cutting model A (foreign shipment), 1956

206

B17310, Radiant heat activator, 1956

206

B17311, Radiant heat activator, 1956

206

B17312, Reid-o-matic precision surface grinder, model 824 (domestic shipment), 1956

206

B17313, Automatic power nailer, model B, 1956

206

B17314, Reid-o-matic precision surface grinder, model 824 (domestic shipment), 1956

206

B17315, Channel opening machine, model A, 1957

206

B17316, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch machine, model G, 1957

206

B17317, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch machine, model G, 1957

206

B17318, Goodyear automatic bobbin winding machine, 1957

206

B17319, Goodyear automatic bobbin winding machine, model A, 1957

206

B17320, Cement spraying unit, model E, 1957

206

B17321, Staple fastening machine, model O, 1957

206

B17322, Staple fastening machine, model O, 1957

206

B17323, Heel breast scouring machine, model N, 1957

206

B17324, Heel breast scouring machine, model N, 1957

206

B17325, Goodyear welt and seam rubbing machine, model A, 1957

206

B17326, Goodyear welt and seam rubbing machine, model A, 1957

206

B17329, Staple side lasting machine, model D, 1957

206

B17330, Staple side lasting machine, model D, 1957

206

B17331, Breast leaf splitting machine, model B, 1957

206

B17332, Breast leaf splitting machine, model B, 1957

206

B17333, Boothco trimming machine, model F, 1957

206

B17334, Boothco trimming machine, model F, 1957

206

B17335, Impression stitch burnishing machine, #2, 1957

206

B17336, Impression stitch burnishing machine, #2, 1957

206

B17337, B-1 upper mechanism, 1957

206

B17338, B-1 lower mechanism, 1957

206

B17339, B-2 upper mechanism, 1957

206

B17440, B-2 lower mechanism, 1957

206

B17441, Ironing machine, 1957

206

B17442, Tymaster twine bundling machine, 1957

206

B17443, Tymaster twine bundling machine, 1957

206

B17444, Radiant heat activator, 1957, 1958

206

B17445, edge setting and wheeling machine, 1957, 1958

206

B17446, Edge setting and wheeling machine, 1957, 1958

206

B17447, Forepart cement lasting machine, 1958

206

B17448, Forepart cement lasting machine, 1958

206

B17449, Unidentified, 1958

206

B17450, Unidentified, 1958

206

B17451, Cement heel attaching machine, model A, 1958

206

B17452, Goodyear insole rib attaching machine, 1958

206

B17453, Goodyear insole rib attaching machine, 1958

206

B17454, Goodyear sole leveling machine, 1958

206

B17455, Goodyear sole leveling machine, 1958

206

B17456, Sole stitching machine, model B, 1958

206

B17457, Sole stitching machine, model B, 1958

206

B17458, Forepart cement lasting machine, 1958

206

B17459, Forepart cement lasting machine, 1958

206

B17460, United Auto lasting machine, 1958

206

B17461, United Auto lasting machine, 1958

206

B17462, United power toe lasting machine, 1959

206

B17463, United power toe lasting machine, 1959

206

B17464, Goodyear insole rib attaching machine, 1959

206

B17465, Goodyear insole rib attaching machine, 1959

206

B17466, Rough rounding machine, 1959

206

B17467, Rough rounding machine, 1959

206

B17468, Splitting machine, model G, 1959

206

B17469, Splitting machine, model G, 1959

206

B17470, Damaged crates taken in shipping room, 1960

206

B17471, Damaged crates taken in shipping room, 1960

206

2676, unidentified, undated

206

6299, Loose nailing, 1914 March 13

206

7013, Station 27, McKay Street bertween Matthies and Goodyear Streets, looking west 20N, 1914 October 21

206

8242, Adjustable last, 1915 November 3

206

8525, Rapid hand method c, 1950 March 23

206

15619, Motor, type RSA, EA 7019-5, 1921 October 13

206

16344, Maurice Bresnahan, 1922 June 26

206

17358, Heel breast (deteriorated), 1923 August 31

17359, Goodyear jointing machine for catalogue (deteriorated), 1923 August 31

17367, USMC high stand finishing shaft machine, motor D (deteriorated), undated

20008, [Consolidated...motor drive?] (deteriorated), 1923 October 31

20011, GR lip turning and slashing (deteriorated), 1923 November 3

20018, Goodyear automatic sole leveling (deteriorated), 1923 November 8

20020, Motor, type RKT, ED-7011-3 (deteriorated), 1923 November 9

20021, Factory grounds, near power house (deteriorated), 1923 November 9

20022, Factory grounds, near power house, showing heap of cement fallen from chimney (deteriorated), 1923 November 9

20028, Sewing GR welt, front and right (deteriorated), 1923 November 16

20029, BT and UHT heel cutters, profiling fixture for cutting edge, front and left, Cutter Department (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20030, BT and UHT heel cutters, profiling fixture for cutting edge, Cutting Department (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20031, BT and UHT heel cutters, milling machine (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20032, BT and UHT heel cutters, milling machine (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20033, BT and UHT heel cutters, milling machine (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20034, BT and UHT heel cutters, lathe with fixture facing and grooving, Cutter Department (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20035, BT and UHT heel cutters, lathe adapted for turning outside shape, Cutter Department (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20036, BT and UHT heel cutters, lathe adapted for turning outside shape (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20038A, Chester Pearson (deteriorated), 1923 November 28

20038B, Chester Pearson (deteriorated), 1923 November 28

20039, J.E. McMahon (deteriorated), 1923 November 28

20039A, J.E. McMahon (deteriorated), 1923 December 8

20040, Rex pulling-over machine, model D (deteriorated), 1923 November 28

20043, Pluma skiving, Model E (deteriorated), 1923 December 3

20044, Single sole moulder (deteriorated), 1923 December 3

20045, Type of shoes worn by workman in foundry, 1923 December 7

20047, George D. Alderman (deteriorated), 1923 December 10

20048, Star channel cementing machine (deteriorated), 1923 December 11

20049, Star channel cementing machine, motor drive, model D (deteriorated), 1923 December 10

20050, Upper trimming knife (deteriorated), 1923 December 11

20051, Shoes and puttees worn by workman in the foundry (deteriorated), 1923 December 17

20052, Shoes worn by foundry workman (deteriorated), 1923 December 17

20054, George D. Alderman (deteriorated), 1923 December 10

20055, USMC grinding machine, model F, motor drive (deteriorated), 1923 December 14

20056, USMC stitch and upper cleaning (deteriorated), 1923 December 15

20057, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch, model O (deteriorated), 1923 December 15

20058, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch, model O (deteriorated), 1923 December 15

20059, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch, model O, ORL, electric heat (deteriorated), 1923 December 16

20060, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch, model O, ORl, electric heat (deteriorated), 1923 December 15

20061, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch, model O, ORl, electric heat (deteriorated), 1923 December 15

20062, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch, model O, ORl, electric heat (deteriorated), 1923 December 15

20063, USMC bottom drier, model A, electric heat (deteriorated), 1923 December 17

20064, Shows worn by men in foundry (deteriorated), 1923 December 17

20065, Shows worn by men in foundry (deteriorated), 1923 December 17

20066, Special drilling machine (deteriorated), 1923 December 18

20067, Special drilling machine (deteriorated), 1923 December 18

20068, regent stamping, operator Hall (deteriorated), 1923 December 19

20069, Block plane, number 4, operator Sherman (deteriorated), 1923 December 19

20070, Tip scouring, operator Kennison (deteriorated), 1923 December 19

20071, Planet sole rounding (deteriorated), 1923 December 21

20072, ideal clicking (deteriorated), 1923

20073, Ideal clicking twin, model E (deteriorated), 1923 December 19

20074, Ideal twin clicking, top part of machine (deteriorated), 1923 December 19

20075, Head showing light-weight casting (deteriorated), 1924 January 2

20076, Insole lip cutting and scouring (deteriorated), 1924 June 4

20077, Crest heel black (deteriorated), 1924 January 4

20078, Head showing light-weight casting (deteriorated), 1924 January 4

20079, Motor type RC, ED 7107-2, 1924 January 4

20080, Loose tacker (deteriorated), 1924 January 4

20081, Loose tacker used on all LM machines (deteriorated), 1924 January 4

20082, Pluma skiving (deteriorated), 1924 January 7

20083, GR insole toe lip forming (deteriorated), 1924 January 27

Box

20679, Rotary edge setting, front and right, motor drive electric heat (deteriorated), 1924 August 14

206

20680, Rotary edge setting, front and left, 1924 August 14

206

20683, Economy insole lip cementing, front and left, motor drive, 1924 April 21

206

20684 (E17810), Economy insole lip cementing, motor drive, 1924 April 21

206

20687 (E17602), Rotary cementing with turning device, back and left (deteriorated), 1923 September 17

20688 (E17603), Rotary cementing with turning device, back and left (deteriorated), 1923 September 17

20689 (E17782), Rotary cementing transferring device (deteriorated), 1924 March 24

20690 (E17783), Rotary cementing transferring device (deteriorated), 1924 March 24

Box

20706 9E17786), Automatic heel compressing, front and left, 1924 March 25

206

20707 (E17787), Automatic heel compressing, number 7, back and left, 1924 March 25

206

20708 (E17788), Automatic heel compressing, number 7, back and right, 1924 March 25

206

20712, Motor DC, HP, ED-7126, type 50, 1924 August 27

206

20723, Mario Gorina (Shorty), missing, 1924 September 5

Box

20724, Mario Gorina (Shorty), 1924 September 5

206

20737 (E17590), Ideal clicking, part of head, right side, showing magnetic locking device unlocked (deteriorated), 1923 August 31

20738 (E17597), Ideal clicking, part of head, right side, showing magnetic locking device locked (deteriorated), 1923 August 31

20740 (E17685), Ideal clicking (deteriorated), 1933 December 10

20741 (E17688), Ideal clicking, right side, motor drive, single phase(deteriorated), 1923 December 11

20742 (E17755), Ideal clicking, redesigned (deteriorated), 1924 February 19

20743 (E17761), Ideal clicking, gear driven type with motor (deteriorated), 1922 February 21

20744 (E17770), Tip scouring, model L, front motor D (deteriorated), 1924 February 26

20745 (E17771), Tip scouring, model L, head motor drive (deteriorated), 1924 February 26

20754, GR outsole rapid lockstitch, front and electric heat (deteriorated), 1924 September 17

20755, GR outsole rapid lockstitch, head front hood open, electric heat (deteriorated), 1924 September 17

20756, GR outsole rapid lockstitch, head front hood closed, electric heat (deteriorated), 1924 September 17

20757, GR outsole rapid lockstitch, part of head front showing AWL mechanical, electric heat (deteriorated), 1924 September 17

20758 (E17817), USMC edging, choke coil variable complete with guard (deteriorated), 1924 April 26

20759 (E17818), USMC edging, choke coil variable complete with guard, showing coil at minimum output closed (deteriorated), 1924 April 24

20760 (E17819), USMC edging, choke coil variable complete with guard, showing coil at maximum output open (deteriorated), 1924 April 26

20761, Heater USMC, adaptors 1-3-4 (deteriorated), 1924 September 18

20766, USMC shank reducing, front and left, motor drive (deteriorated), 1923 November 23

20767, USMC shank reducing, front and right, motor drive (deteriorated), 1924 April 3

20768, USMC shank reducing, back and left motor drive (deteriorated), 1924 April 1

Box

20771, Knife heaters, NOS-2-5-6, 1924 September 24

206

20781 (E17950), Bobbin winding, part of machine front showing winding mechanism, 1924 August 5

206

20782 (E17977), Bobbin winding, front and left, electric heat, 1924 September 11

206

20783 (E17978), Bobbin winding, head, electric heat, 1924 September 11

206

20813, Ideal twin clicking, front and right, 1924 October 27

206

20814, Ideal twin clicking, ICD, motor drive, front and left, 1924 October 27

206

20815, McKay sewing, gas heat, front and left, 1924 October 9

206

24909, Signs for United Shoe Machinery Corporation Athletic Association, 1932

207

24929, Edging machine, operator Miss Hannon, 1932

207

24932, Bridge, railway, 1932

207

24939, Danvers and Pickering Polo Teams (Sam Sam), 1932

207

24983, Clean out door for Washington machine, 1933

207

24984, Copy of old Goodyear factory, 1933

207

24994,[Safety?], 1933

207

24999, Mrs. Packer, 1933

207

25003, Safety campaign, 1933

207

25008, Mr. Thomas, 1933

207

25014, Prizes for Sam Sam, 1933

207

25017, Runners for Van van, 1933

207

25019, Henry Cottrell, 1933

207

25031, A.E. [Hallby?], 1933

207

25032, Ms. Norma Yeaton, 1933

207

25035, Horse shoe contest, 1933

207

25036, [Experimental ?], 1933

207

25037, Mr. Nash, 1933

207

25046, F. Churchly, 1933

207

25052, G.W. [Dashon?]; Watterman, and Laird, 1933

207

25053, Mr. Watterman, 1933

207

25054, Mr. Laird, 1933

207

25055, Mr. Hyde and Sons, 1933

207

25060, J.A. Fultz, 1933, 1934

207

25060, G.H. Vose, 1934

207

25065, G.H. Vose, 1934

207

25072, Sample of files, 1934

207

25077, Safety winner, 1934

207

25086, John Simple, 1934

207

25089, USMC gas station, 1934

207

25100, Sam Sam, 1934

208

25104, Mr. Camphill (accident), 1934

208

25105, Mr. Roland Damiani (accident), 1934

208

25109, H. Moffatt, 1934

208

25114, G.W. [Drashon?], 1934

208

25115, Lamps, 1934

208

25116, Brown (with gun), 1934

208

25117, Margaret Curtis golf prize, 1934

208

25122, C.A. Hurrick, 1934

208

25134, Safety Winners, 1934

208

25144, W.H. Nutt, 1934

208

25190, USMC Safety Trophy, 1935

208

25195, Boston Officer Band, 1935

208

25199, Walter Ray, 1935

208

25200, H.P. Cole, 1935

208

25201, Ms. Thomas, 1935

208

25202, View of golf green, 1935

208

25203, School job, 1935

208

25204, Wilson Palmer, 1935

208

25207, W. Alcock, 1935

208

25215, USMCAA club house, 1935

208

25216, USMCAA club house (front left), 1935

208

25217, USMCAA club house (left side), 1935

208

25218, USMCAA club house (front right), 1935

208

25219, USMCAA club house (right side), 1935

208

25220, USMCAA club house (front left), 1935

208

25224, Sprinkling system, 1935

208

25225, Sam Sam, 1935

208

25230, Safety Room, 1935

208

25242, Mr. Thomas De Graf, 1935

208

25242, Mr. Thomas De Graf, 1935

208

25252, [Largs?], 1935

208

25253, Large shoe with Mr and Mrs. Tom Thumb, 1935

208

25254, Mr. Thomas, 1935

208

25255, Mr. [Karus?], 1935

208

25259, P.E. Siaver, 1935

208

25260, John A. Miller, 1935

208

25261, Safety Shield, 1935

208

25263, N. Wallace, 1935

208

25269, H.J.J. Ferrier, 1935

208

25279, George P. Hilpert, 1935

208

25280, J.M. Costello, 1935

208

25285, George W. Brown, 1935

208

25286, S. Winslow, Jr., 1935

208

25288, Heel seat fitting machine, model A, 1935

208

25289, Heel seat fitting machine, model A (front right), 1935

208

25326, Safety Trophy, 1935

208

25342, Beverly Trade School, 1936

208

25347, I.L. Morse, 1936

208

25348, West Park League, 1936

208

25349, Mr. Todd, 1936

208

25350, J.G. Yeaton, 1936

208

25351, Jaw for boring mill, 1936

208

25360, Club house, 1936

208

25361, Quarter Century Bowling League, 1936

208

25362, Sam Sam, 1936

208

25363, Sam Sam (auto with ladies), 1936

208

25375, Ingersoll Miller (close up with gears), 1936

208

25394, Sam Sam (high diving gunn), 1936

208

25413, Sam Sam (cup for road roll), 1936

209

25414, Sam Sam (flower show), 1936

209

25415, Alice and Lucille Belanger, 1936

209

25422, Rear of club house, 1936

209

25437, Golf ball winding machine F, 1936

209

25449, Fish hook barbing machine (front right), 1936

209

25450, Fish hook barbing machine (top), 1936

209

25451, Fish hook eyeing machine (front right), 1936

209

25452, USMAA club house, new year party, 1936-1937

209

25453, J.J. Kelliher, 1937

209

25477, Willard D. Foster, 1937

209

25481, USMC orchestra, 1937

209

25485, Roof of B Building, 1937

209

25489, USMC orchestra at high school, 1937

209

25494, Copy group, 1937

209

25574, W. Gillette, 1937

209

25574, W. Gillette, 1937

209

25667, Factory, aerial view of north end, undated

209

25669, Boston office, new building, 1939

209

25692, Sanding booth (paint shop), 1939

209

25693, Sanding booth (paint shop), 1939

209

25694, Sanding booth (paint shop), 1939

209

25695, Rack section loading and unloading (paint shop), 1939

209

25696, Dipping oven (paint shop), 1939

209

25698, Unloading end of two-compartment oven (paint shop), 1939

209

25699, Loading end of compartment oven (paint shop), 1939

209

25700, Unloading section heavy parts (paint shop), 1939

209

25701, Loading end of dipping oven (paint shop), 1939

209

25702, Sanding table (paint shop), 1939

209

25703, Loading end of heavy parts (paint shop), 1939

209

25704, Paint stock room (paint shop), 1939

209

25705, Small spray booth (paint shop), 1939

209

25706, Loading end of two-compartment oven (paint shop), 1939

209

25707, Filling section (paint shop), 1939

209

25708, Primer surfacer sealer spray booth (paint shop), 1939

209

25709, Paint stock room (paint shop), 1939

209

25719, Engineering Department bays showing overhead lights, 1939

209

25720, B-1 floor, heavy work department, bays 27 and 28, 1939

209

25742, May Eastman at her desk, 1939

209

25743, Clock given to Ms. Eastman, 1939

209

25772, Tennis group, 1939

209

25803, Accident (pair of broken glasses), 1940

209

25807, USMA club house (rear view), 1940

209

25821, USMA Branch of Beverly Saving Bank, 1940

209

25822, USMA Branch of Beverly Saving Bank (east), 1940

209

25823, USMA main gate, 1940

209

25824, USMA main gate, 1940

209

25825, USMA main gate, 1940

209

25826, USMA parking space, 1940

209

25827, USMA golf house, 1940

209

25872, Freight entrance, 1940

209

25873, [House?] for F.B.I., 1940

209

25874, [House?] for F.B.I., 1940

209

25875, Building, for F.B.I., 1940

209

25876, Building, for F.B.I., 1940

209

25900, Portrait of Philip Yoroseezewski, 1941

209

25915, Copy of Silver Life Membership, 1941

209

25925, Power House chimney (northside), 1941

209

25926, Power House chimney (southeast side), 1941

209

25927, Power House chimney (west side), 1941

209

25928, Power House chimney (east side), 1941

209

25945, USMC cricket team (taken circa 1900), 1941

209

26025, Portrait of John Carnevale, 1942

209

26075, Bowling champ, 1943

209

26081, Factory interior, 1943

209

26086, Group at Winchester factory (circa 1989), 1944

209

26096, Dictation to Shirley, heads down, 1944

209

26098, Conference, Bart, Mach, Paine and Hutch, 1944

209

26142, Bardonis and Oliver Larret lathe, 1944

209

26143, Monfield's at Haverhill, 1944

209

26144, Monfield's at Haverhill, 1944

209

26205, Shell shop pictures, 1945

209

26236, Aerial view of the USMC, 1945

209

26237, Aerial view of the USMC (north by east), 1945

209

26239, Aerial view of the USMC (southwest), 1945

209

26240, Aerial view of the USMC (east by north), 1945

209

26241, Aerial view of the USMC (north), 1945

209

26251, Ford on rail (Mr. Holt and Mr. Campbell), 1945

209

26252, Ford on rail (Mr. Holt and Mr. Campbell), 1945

209

26254, Winslow and Rogers (82 Boston Street, Salem, Massachusetts), 1945

209

26331, USMC club house golf tournament, 1945

209

26333, USMC club house golf tournament (score board), 1946

209

26336, Hydraulic eyeley clinch laster, 1946

209

26345, Wilson Palmer, 1946

209

26436, V. Christofore, 1947

209

26445, West Park bowling league anniversary (1923), 1948

209

26527, Edward Brock (retirement), 1949

209

26567, G.D. Alderman, Hugh Moffett, Ben Morell, and Bill Allen, 1949

209

26569, USMC club house, 1949

209

26570, USMC club house (main entrance), 1949

209

26571, USMC club house (far left), 1949

209

26594, Shipping schedule, 1949

209

26596, Drop forge showing #1000 hammers forging alloy steel part, 1949

209

26332, USMC club house golf tournament (score board), 1945, 1946

209

26646, USMC chimney (looking southwest), 1950

209

26647, USMC chimney (looking south), 1950

209

26648, USMC chimney (looking north), 1950

209

26649, USMC chimney (looking west), 1950

209

26650, USMC chimney (looking northeast), 1950

209

26651, USMC chimney (base up), 1950

209

26652, USMC chimney (base), 1950

209

26653, USMC chimney (looking southeast), 1950

209

26802, Factory interiors, 1950

209

26810, USMAA football/soccer division, 1950

210

26865, Stanley McKenzie, accident, fell on toe of safety shoe, 1950

210

26895, Die spot welding, machine model C, 1950

210

26905, Safety Committee, 1950

210

26963, Mr. Stokes and Mr. Yeaton, 1950

210

27007, Ms. A. Ganley, 1951

210

27008, Ms. A. Ganley, 1951

210

27084, L. V. Marks Shoe Company (Vanceburg, Kentucky), 1951

210

27085, L. V. Marks Shoe Company (Vanceburg, Kentucky), 1951

210

27086, L. V. Marks Shoe Company (Vanceburg, Kentucky), 1951

210

27087, L. V. Marks Shoe Company (Vanceburg, Kentucky), 1951

210

27093, Beverly Industrial School football team (Class of 1913), 1951

210

27257, Old twin soccer player outing, club house, 1952

210

27463, Joseph and Harry Butterworth (Joseph's retirement), 1952

210

27802, Bill-Fold Junior Achievement, 1953

210

28012, Model boat given by Earle Ray in 1952 to USMAA Yacht Club Division, 1953

210

28013, USMC Stitch down thread lasting machine, model B, 1953

210

28014, USMC Stitch down thread lasting machine, model B, 1953

210

28015, USMC Stitch down thread lasting machine, model B, 1953

210

28016, USMC Stitch down thread lasting machine, model B, 1953

210

28108, Unidentified, undated

210

28407, Quarter Century Club members, 1953

210

28532, Quarter Century Club members, 1954

210

28535, Photograph Department, 1954

210

28535, Photograph Department Special, 1954

210

28538, USMC thermo-cementing and folding machine, 1954

210

28558, Inside of shoe shop, 1954

210

28563, Hoague-Sprague Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1954

210

28654, USMAA soccer (taken in 1914), 1954

210

28655, David T. Donohue, 1954

210

28695, Quarter Century Club (new members), 1954

210

28770, View of club house, 1954

210

28771, View of club house, 1954

210

28772, View of club house, 1954

210

28773, View of club house, 1954

210

28775, View of club house, 1954

210

28795, Snapshots of Rocky Dipaulo (retirement), 1954

210

28814, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28815, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28816, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28817, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28818, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28819, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28820, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28821, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28822, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28823, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28824, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28825, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28826, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28827, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28828, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28829, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28830, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28831, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28832, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28833, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28834, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28835, Mr. Giancola and Mr. Laravee, 1954

210

28836, Otto Haas, 1954

210

28837, Victor Morin, 1954

210

28838, Quarter Century Club members, 1954

210

28839, Puritan Club Ministrels, 1954

210

28867, Beverly Factory construction (1903-1904), 1954

210

28868, Industrial exhibit, 1954

210

28920, USMC staple side lasting machine, model C, 1954

210

29071, North Shore wood crafters, 1955

210

29127, Aerial view of factory (taken 1947), 1955

210

29237, Annual outing of the A-2 drawing room, Scandinavian Grove (1928), 1955

210

29354, Shoe box, 1955

210

29369, Factory (sooutheast view), 1955

210

29395, Roderick B. Spurer (Beverly Co-op Trade School Alumni Scholarship Winner), 1955

210

29417, Miscellaneous shoes, 1955

210

29418, Miscellaneous copy of #4C, 1955

210

29426, Miscellaneous shoes, 1955

210

29427, Miscellaneous shoes, 1955

210

29432, Beverly Factory Assembly Department, retirement testimonial dinner, 1955

210

29447, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29448, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29449, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29451, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29452, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29453, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29454, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29455, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29456, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29457, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29458, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 1955

210

29462, M. Reid, 1955

210

29596, Wood last, 1955

210

29600, Construction (1903), 1955

210

29634, Boston office building, 1956

210

29799, John Waitt (high school graduation), 1956

210

29800, Blanche Sherman, 1956

210

29801, Verna White, 1956

210

29837, USMC hydronic cutting machine, model A, 1956

210

29854, Group of machines with operators, 1956

210

29855, Group of machines with operators, 1956

210

29906, United Shank ad, 1956

210

29907, United Shank ad, 1956

210

29908, United Shank ad, 1956

210

29923, Joseph M. Morey, Jr. (1956 Trade School Award winner), 1956

210

29954, United Shank ad, 1956

210

29955, United Shank ad, 1956

210

29956, United Shank ad, 1956

210

29957, United Shank ad, 1956

210

29958, United Shank ad, 1956

210

30023, United Shoe Machinery Athletic Association (improper use of towels), 1956

210

30063, Quarter Century members, 1956

210

30104, Aerial view of USMC, 1956

210

30105, Aerial view of USMC, 1956

210

30119, USMC Boston office building, 1956

210

30120, USMC Boston office building, 1956

210

30121, USMC Boston office building, 1956

210

30134, Frank Noone Shoe Company, 1956

210

31079, Aerial view of factory, 1956

210

31080, Aerial view of factory, 1956

210

31151, USMC Club House interior, 1956, 1957

210

31152, USMC Club House interior, 1956

210

31153, USMC Club House interior, 1957

210

31154, USMC Club House interior, 1957

210

31155, USMC Club House interior, 1957

210

31156, USMC Club House interior, 1957

210

31157, USMC Club House interior, 1957

210

31158, USMC Club House interior, 1957

210

31159, USMC Club House interior, 1957

210

31160, Construction of Beverly factory (1903-1904), 1954

210

31163, Clubhouse showing tennis court, 1957

210

31270, Junior Achievement Trade Fair best display, 1957

210

31403, B. Dumphrey, 1957

210

31458, Factory identification, 1957

210

31493, Boston office building, 1957

210

31650, Two shoes, 1957

210

31651, Girl and shoes, 1957

210

31652, Copy of shoes, 1957

210

31702, Aerial view of factory, 1958

210

31968, Junior Achievement (book ends), 1958

210

32080, Uncle Eph goes to town (Mutual Relief Association, 1920), 1959

210

32091, Atomic publicity, 1959

210

32092, Atomic publicity, 1959

210

32093, Atomic publicity, 1959

210

32191, Quarter Century members, 1959

210

32282, Antonio C. DePiero, 1959

210

32400, Drawing board, 1959

210

32467, Quarter Century Club members, 1959

210

Subseries 17.10: Glass Plate Negatives, 1915-1924

This subseries contains index cards and glass plate negatives. The index cards for the glass plate negatives are arranged numerically, by plate number, and are incomplete. The cards provide the number of the glass plate, a description (noting front, right, left, or rear view), in some instances a date, and an abbreviation for the equipment/machine. For example, glass plate #20900, Welt Cutting (front and right), WCN. The number assigned to each negative is located in the upper right corner of the glass plate. In some instances there are "positive" plates. This has been noted in the container list. Prints found with negatives have been separated and can be found in Box 198, where they are arranged numerically. Prints were not made for all glass plate negatives.

The glass plates consist of more than 3,700 plates and are incomplete. The majority of the plates are 8" x 10," although some are 5" x 7," and they depict primarily views of shoe making equipment and machinery. However, other subjects are also represented such as portraits of United Shoe Machinery executives, copies of ledger pages copies of drawings/blueprints (especially wiring diagrams), the arrival of trains, buildings/property of United Shoe Machinery (with directional views north, south, east and west), trucks, construction work, interior offices, employees, bicycles used by employees, and hospital interiors with operating rooms. Duplicate plates (multiple views of the same image) were weeded, and in some instances, only one plate was retained. Some plates were badly deteriorated and they were discarded. These plates are listed in the container list and noted parenthetically (deteriorated). Broken glass plates were housed in sink mats, and this is noted in container list.

Box

Index cards for glass plates, 36 to 8899

203

Index cards for glass plates, 9000 to 10199

204

Index cards for glass plates, 10500 to 23799, 1906-1926

205

38, American Lightning Nail, #474 jack with last, undated

212

61, Expedite finishing machine, head-front, 1904

212

90, Pope's heel building machine, undated

212

92, Pope's heel building machine, undated

212

96, Automatic staple nailing machine, undated

212

98, Automatic staple nailing machine, undated

212

197, Automatic compressor machine, undated

212

200, Automatic compressor machine, undated

212

202, Automatic compressor machine-back without balance wheel, undated

212

204, Automatic compressor machine-back, undated

212

205, Automatic compressor machine-back without balance wheel, undated

212

206, Automatic compressor machine-back and right, undated

212

209, McKay Heel compressing machine, number 4, 1904

212

210, Portable bench, 1904

212

220, Pope's heel building machine-copy of drawing (two copies), undated

212

221, Pope's heel building machine, undated

212

222, Pope's heel building machine, undated

212

250, Sole and heel cutting machine, undated

212

251, Taper nail tacking machine, single head, undated

212

252, Taper nail tacking machine, double head, undated

212

254, Forepart trimming machine, head, 1905

212

259, Rapid standard screw machine, 1906

212

268, Middleboro Factory, interior view showing pulling over system, 1906 April 5

212

285, Goodyear welt beating and slashing machine, 1905 March 17

212

312, Improved gearless sole cutting machine, 1906

212

314, Improved gearless sole cutting machine, model C, 1906 March 20

212

316, Tap and sole roughing machine, 1905 August 3

212

336, Name plates, 1905

212

337, Name plates, 1905

212

338, Name plates, 1905

212

339, Name plates, 1905

212

340, Name plates, 1905

212

343, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, head showing German tension attachment, 1905

212

345, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, head showing German tension attachment, steam, 1905

212

346, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, head showing German tension attachment, 1905

212

371, American Lightning heel and nailing machine, showing inclined driver, 1906 February 15

212

372, American Lightning heel and nailing machine, showing inclined driver, 1906 February 15

212

425, Awl production showing female workers, undated

212

426, Awl production, group portrait of female workers, undated

212

427, Awl production, showing female workers, undated

212

440, Stock racks, finished stock department, undated

212

446, Fisher compressing machine, 1906 April 9

212

447, Fisher compressing machine, 1906 April 9

212

449, Nail setting machine, factory of Tufts and Friedman, West Lynn, Massachusetts, 1906 April 11

212

452, Rapid nailing machine, 1906 April 11

212

454, Hand powered rolling machine, undated

212

460, Planet sole rounder, 1905 August 1

212

462, Fisher compressing machine, 1906 April 18

212

467, Pulling over arrangement, 1906

212

469, Beacon heel seat beating machine, 1906 April 27

212

470, Beacon heel seat beating machine, 1906 April 27

212

475, Number stamping machine, 1906 April 27

212

478, Hand profiler machine, 1906 May 4

212

479, Hand profiler machine, 1906 May 4

212

480, Heel mould routing out machine, 1906 May 4

212

503, Summit splitting knife, 1906 May 16

212

514, Nail loading and distributing attachment, model M, 1906 June 2

212

516, Name plates, 1906 June 1

212

522, Boston lasting machine, 1906 June 15

212

525, American Lightning nailing machine, part view showing toggle device operating pressure cams, 1906 June 28

212

526, American Lightning nailing machine, part view showing toggle device operating pressure cams, 1906 June 28

212

529, William Langdell, portrait for picnic program, 1906 June 19

212

530, Mr. Rumble, portrait at picnic program, 1906 June 19

212

538, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, model E steam welt, 1906 January 12

212

561, The Ledge, looking south showing Crushing Plant, 1907

212

563, Staple Fastener, model D, 1906 August 3

212

571, Rex pounding machine, model E, showing toe of shoe position, 1906 September 12

212

572, Rex pounding machine, model E, showing shoe in shank of machine, 1906 September 12

212

574, Goodyear improved sole layer, 1906 September 20

212

576, The ledge looking southeast, 1907

213

578, Factory, chimneys from rear of power house, 1906 September 27

213

579, Factory, chimneys from rear of roof of building B, 1906 September 27

213

581, Factory, chimneys from yard of foundry, 1906 September 27

213

582, Factory, chimneys from roof of building B, 1906 September 27

213

594, Middleboro Factory (Leonhard & Barrows), interior showing a line of pulling over machines, 1906 September 19

213

596, Xpedite heel finishing machine, drawing of standard beads and wheels, 1906 October 9

213

597, Heel scouring machine, model S, copy of drawing from E.E. Spencer and Company catalog, 1906 October 15

213

598, Heel scouring machine, model S, copy of drawing from E.E. Spencer and Company catalog, 1906 October 15

213

599, Heel scouring machine, model S, copy of drawing from Campbell Machine Company catalog, 1906 October 16

213

630, Empire splitting machine, bench model, 1906 November 30

213

642, Box toe gumming machine, top view showing feed and brush, 1906 December 12

213

648, Goodyear improved sole layer, twin model, undated

213

650, Goodyear welt and turning machine, German tension attachment, undated

213

656, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, wax pots, 1906 January

213

680, Vulcan foot power eyeletting machine, 1907

213

696, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, head showing German tension attachment, undated

213

697, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, head showing German tension attachment, gas, undated

213

722, Goodyear welt indenting and burnishing machine, 1907

213

738, Apex channeling machine, 1907 April 18

213

754, Climax finishing shaft, model C, 1907

213

757, Apex tap skiving or rand splitting machine, 1907

213

780, Alpha wood heel nailer, 1907

213

781, Rex upper trimming machine, 1907 June 10

213

786, Ballroom platform, A-1 floor, undated

213

819, Restaurant, looking south, undated

213

820, Universal double clinch machine, 1907

213

840, Restaurant, group of girls working at table, undated

213

856. Cobbler's shaft with rapid stitcher, 1907

213

906, Ideal lasting machine, undated

213

943, Starlight edge folding machine, 1907

213

946, Heel breast scouring machine, model N, undated

213

948, Shoe repair outfit, undated

213

949, Shoe repair outfit, machine bench, undated

213

950, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch machine, part of head with attachment, undated

213

995, Ideal lasting machine at Lynn Factory, 1908 February 29

213

998, Restaurant, cooks in the kitchen, undated

213

1002, Restaurant, small dining room, undated

213

1003, Beaudry heel finishing machine, left, 1908

213

1004, Beaudry heel finishing machine, head front, 1908

213

1026, Rolling Mill, model H, 1909 April 23

213

1027, Goodyear heel turning machine, 1908 March 26

213

1041, Mr. Alger's office, undated

213

1042, Foundry, main floor, looking north, undated

213

1052, Rex pounding machine, 1908

213

1053, Twin edge setting device with wood heel attachment on RMES, 1908

213

1054, Knurling machine, front and right, undated

213

1055, Knurling machine, front and right, undated

213

1058, Ultima heel trimming machine, front and left, 1908

213

1059, Lasting machine, number 5, undated

213

1062, Lasting machine, number 5, undated

213

1065, Paragon vamp marker, model C, 1908

213

1066, Paragon vamp marker, model C, top view, 1908

213

1068, Ideal clicking press, front, 1908

213

1072, American twin sole moulding machine, sole placing attachment, undated

213

1074, Planet sole rounder, model D, head showing pattern and holder, undated

213

1076, Planet sole rounder, model D, full view showing pattern and holder, undated

213

1078, Factory polishing job, undated

213

1083, Wunderhoox, undated

213

1085, McCay Stitcher, model S, 1908

213

1087 (broken), undated

278

1088 (broken), undated

278

1089, Hand miller machine on which man injured at Winchester, undated

213

1090, Tap and sole roughing machine, model A, undated

214

1129, Shoe repair outfit machine, bench model for trimming and finishing, showing idler pulley, undated

214

1131, Device for marking clicking dies, 1908

214

1132, Gas furnace used in making clicking dies, 1908

214

1140, Goodyear welt grooving and beveling machine without welt holder, 1908

214

1142, American twin sole moulding machine with sole placing attachment taken at Cross Shoe Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, undated

214

1143, American twin sole moulding machine with sole placing attachment taken at Cross Shoe Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, undated

214

1144, Factory wash sinks, undated

214

1185, Hub lining cementer, model E, 1908

214

1188, Crescent toe gouging machine, model C, 1908 December 10

214

1202, Assembling machine, model E, 1908

214

1203, USMC trademark done in plants and flowers in front of Building A, 1908

214

1204, American twin shoe moulding machine, model B, undated

214

1205, Imperial heel breasting machine. model B, undated

214

1207, Goodyear gutsole rapid lockstitch, part of head showing needle in leather, Mayo's thread pulling mechanism, undated

214

1209, Hub lining cementer, model E, 1908

214

1254 (broken), undated

278

1277, Rotary feather edge and shank reducing machine, model H, 1908

214

1280, Champion strip beveling machine, 1908

214

1281, Goodyear welt and turn shoe machine, model G, 1908

214

1282, McKay sewing machine showing nash single tooth pawl, 1908

214

1283, Sketch of cutter, number 248 with descriptions, 1908

214

1283, Sketch of cutter, number 248 with descriptions, 1908

214

1286, undated

214

1287, undated

214

1288, undated

214

1305, undated

214

1321, undated

214

1322, undated

214

1324, undated

214

1326, undated

214

1327, undated

214

1329 (broken), undated

278

1330, undated

214

1332, undated

214

1334, undated

214

1357, undated

214

1358, undated

214

1360, undated

214

1386, undated

214

1387, undated

214

1389, undated

214

1405, undated

214

1406, undated

214

1412, undated

214

1414, undated

214

1415, undated

214

1416, undated

214

1419, undated

214

1422, undated

214

1426, undated

214

1427, undated

214

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214

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214

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214

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214

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214

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214

1440, undated

214

1463, undated

214

1464, Employment office showing key racks, undated

214

1465, undated

214

1469, undated

214

1470, undated

214

1501, undated

215

1528, undated

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215

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215

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215

1600, undated

215

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215

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215

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215

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215

1657, undated

215

1659, undated

215

1660, undated

215

1661, undated

215

1663 (positive), undated

215

1663 (negative), undated

215

1665, undated

215

1666, undated

215

1667, undated

215

1669, undated

215

1670, undated

215

1671, undated

215

1672, undated

215

1673, undated

215

1673 (broken), undated

278

1674 (broken), undated

278

1675, undated

215

1677, undated

215

1678, undated

215

1679, undated

215

1680, undated

215

1681, undated

215

1682, undated

215

1683, undated

215

1684, undated

215

1685 (broken), undated

278

1686, undated

215

1687, undated

215

1688, undated

215

1689, undated

215

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215

1691, undated

215

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215

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215

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216

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216

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216

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216

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216

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1719, undated

216

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216

1721, undated

216

1756, undated

216

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216

1758, undated

216

1765, undated

216

1774, undated

216

1775, undated

216

1780, undated

216

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216

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216

1783, undated

216

1785, undated

216

1786, undated

216

1787, undated

216

1788, undated

216

1789, undated

216

1790, undated

216

1805, undated

216

1806, undated

216

1808, undated

216

1810, undated

216

1812, undated

216

1848, undated

216

1849, undated

216

1851, undated

216

1867, Factory, girls' reception and lounging area, undated

216

1882, undated

216

1884, undated

216

1902, undated

216

1903, undated

216

1904, undated

216

1905, undated

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1906, undated

217

1909, undated

217

1911, undated

217

1912, undated

217

1918, undated

217

1921, undated

217

1928, undated

217

1929, undated

216

1931B, undated

216

1932, undated

216

1933, undated

216

1934, undated

216

1935, undated

216

1937, undated

216

1939, undated

216

1940, undated

217

1941, undated

217

1942, undated

217

1944, undated

217

1947, undated

217

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217

1955, undated

217

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217

1962, undated

217

1964, undated

217

1973, undated

217

2218, undated

217

2224, undated

217

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217

2226, undated

217

2228, undated

217

2230, undated

217

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217

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217

2235, undated

217

2252, undated

217

2253, undated

217

2254, undated

217

2255, undated

217

2256, undated

217

2257, undated

217

2258, undated

217

2259, undated

217

2260, undated

217

2266, undated

217

2271, undated

217

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217

2274, undated

217

2297, undated

217

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217

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217

2300, undated

217

2305, undated

217

2307, undated

217

2317, undated

217

2318, undated

217

2319, undated

217

2320, undated

217

2321, undated

217

2344 (broken), undated

278

2345, undated

217

2353, undated

217

2355, undated

217

2358, undated

217

2359, undated

217

2376, undated

217

2384, undated

217

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217

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217

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218

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218

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218

2395, undated

218

2414, undated

218

2415, undated

218

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218

2417, undated

218

2425, undated

218

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218

2427, undated

218

2429, undated

218

2431, undated

218

2433, undated

218

2463, undated

218

2464, undated

218

2465, undated

218

2466, undated

218

2468, undated

218

2469, undated

218

2499, undated

218

2505, undated

218

2506, undated

218

2507, undated

218

2508, undated

218

2511 (broken), undated

278

2512, undated

218

2513, undated

218

2516, undated

218

2517, undated

218

2518, undated

218

2519, undated

218

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218

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218

2522, undated

218

2523, undated

218

2554, undated

218

2558, undated

218

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218

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218

2562, undated

218

2563, undated

218

2564, undated

218

2598, undated

218

2599, undated

218

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219

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218

2602, undated

218

2603, undated

218

2625, undated

218

2635, undated

218

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218

2647, undated

218

2656, undated

218

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219

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219

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219

2668, undated

219

2670, undated

219

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219

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219

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219

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219

2677, undated

219

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219

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219

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219

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219

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219

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219

2687, undated

219

2702, undated

219

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219

2704, undated

219

2719, undated

219

2739, undated

219

2740, undated

219

2749, undated

219

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219

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219

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219

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219

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219

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219

2756, undated

219

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219

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219

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219

2761, undated

219

2762, undated

219

2763, undated

219

2764, undated

219

2765, undated

219

2768, undated

219

2775, undated

219

2776 (broken), undated

279

2779, undated

219

2781, undated

219

2783, undated

219

2784, undated

219

2785, undated

219

2802, undated

219

2803 (broken), undated

279

2805, undated

219

2807, undated

219

2808, undated

219

2809, undated

219

2810, undated

219

2814, undated

219

2815, undated

219

2816, undated

219

2817, undated

219

2818, undated

219

2819, undated

219

2820, undated

219

2821, undated

219

2824, undated

219

2825, undated

219

2826, undated

219

2827, undated

220

2828, undated

220

2829, undated

220

2830, undated

220

2833, undated

220

2834, undated

220

2835, undated

220

2844, undated

220

2845, undated

220

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220

2847, undated

220

2850, undated

220

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220

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220

2857, undated

220

2860, undated

220

2865, undated

220

2867, undated

220

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220

2887, undated

220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

2906, undated

220

2917, undated

220

2922, undated

220

2923, undated

220

2925, undated

220

2933 (broken), undated

279

2935, undated

220

2936, undated

220

2937, undated

220

2938, undated

220

2939, undated

220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

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220

2950, undated

220

2963, undated

220

2969, undated

220

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221

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221

2979, undated

221

2992, undated

221

2993, undated

221

2999, undated

221

3006, undated

221

3008, undated

221

3011, undated

221

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221

3025, undated

221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

4000, undated

221

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221

4003, undated

221

4018, undated

221

4019, undated

221

4023, undated

221

4024, undated

221

4025 (broken), undated

279

4026, undated

221

4028, undated

221

4029, undated

221

4030, undated

221

4031, undated

221

4033, undated

221

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221

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221

4037, undated

221

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221

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221

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221

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221

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221

4046, undated

221

4086, undated

221

4089, undated

221

4095, undated

221

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221

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221

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221

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221

4103, undated

221

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221

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221

4107, undated

222

4110, undated

222

4167, undated

222

4168, undated

222

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222

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222

4177, undated

222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

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222

4199, undated

222

4206, undated

222

4210, undated

222

4234, undated

222

4236, undated

222

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222

4239, undated

222

4240, undated

222

4242, undated

222

4244, undated

222

4245, undated

222

4252, undated

222

4253, undated

222

4255, undated

222

4260, undated

222

4272, undated

222

4274, undated

222

4276, undated

222

4278, undated

222

4279, undated

222

4307, undated

222

4308, undated

222

4309, undated

222

4311, undated

222

4312, undated

222

4314, undated

222

4319, undated

222

4331, undated

222

4332, undated

222

4340, undated

222

4341, undated

222

4342, undated

222

4357, undated

222

4358, undated

223

4360, undated

223

4361, undated

223

4391, undated

223

4393, undated

223

4395, undated

223

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223

4398, undated

223

4400, undated

223

4401, undated

223

4402, undated

223

4405, undated

223

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223

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223

4409, undated

223

4424, undated

223

4441, undated

223

4442, undated

223

4443, undated

223

4444, undated

223

4452, undated

223

4453, undated

223

4454, undated

223

4456, undated

223

4457, undated

223

4458, undated

223

4459, undated

223

4472 (broken), undated

279

4487, undated

223

4488, undated

223

4489, undated

223

4512, undated

223

4515, undated

223

4520, undated

223

4521, undated

223

4522, undated

223

4523, undated

223

4524, undated

223

4525, undated

223

4526, undated

223

4529, undated

223

4533, undated

223

4542, undated

223

4543, undated

223

4546, undated

223

4547, undated

223

4548, undated

223

4549, undated

223

4550, undated

223

4553, undated

223

4554, undated

223

4555, undated

223

4597, undated

xx

4598, undated

xx

4599, undated

xx

4602, undated

xx

4603, undated

xx

4604, undated

xx

4606, undated

xx

4607, undated

xx

4608, undated

xx

4609, undated

xx

4610, undated

xx

4617, undated

xx

4618, undated

xx

4620, undated

xx

4622, undated

223

4623, undated

223

4628, undated

223

4629, undated

223

4630, undated

223

4631, undated

223

4632, undated

224

4633, undated

224

4664, undated

224

4665, undated

224

4674, undated

224

4675, undated

224

4676, undated

224

4677, undated

224

4678, undated

224

4679, undated

224

4680, undated

224

4681, undated

224

4682, undated

224

4683, undated

224

4684, undated

224

4685, undated

224

4687, undated

224

4688, undated

224

4689, undated

224

4690, undated

224

4691, undated

224

4692, undated

224

4694, undated

224

4695, undated

224

4696, undated

224

4697, undated

224

4698, undated

224

4699, undated

224

4544, undated

224

4699

224

4700

224

4701

224

4702

224

4703

224

4704

224

4705

224

4706, Cam cutting fixtures, drill jig, tool room, 1912 May

224

4707, leader, tool room, 1912 May

224

4708, slotting fixtures, 192 May

224

4709, shaft slotting fixtures, 1912 May

224

4710, slotting fixtures, 1912 May

224

4711

225

4712

225

4713

225

4714

225

4715

225

4716

225

4717

225

4718

225

4720, Goodyear welt and turn shoe with Goodyear steam generator (gas), 1912 May 9

225

4721, Goodyear welt and turn shoe with Goodyear steam generator (kerosene), 1912 May 9

225

4722, Drill jig, 1912 May 14

225

4723, Drill jig, supplementary tools, 1912 May 14

225

4733

225

4735

225

4736, McKay sewing, horn caps, original tip and cap, 1912 May 22

225

4737

225

4740

225

4741

225

4742

225

4743

225

4744

225

4745

225

4746

225

4747

225

4748

225

4753

225

4754

225

4755

225

4756

225

4757

225

4758

225

4759

225

4760

225

4761

225

4762

225

4763

225

4764

225

4765

225

4766, Grinding, cutting edges after hardening, heel cutter work, 1912 May 24

225

4767

225

4768, Testing, top view, bench, heel cutter work

225

4769, Testing machine, bench, heel cutter work

225

4770, Male and female guages, grooving tool, heel cutter work

225

4771, Jaws of vise, milling machine for heel cutter work

225

4772, Vise belonging to digging machine, heel cutter work

225

4773, Size rings for lathe used for grooving heel cutters

225

4774, Holder for grinding machine, heel cutter work

225

4775

225

4776, Holding fixture for grinding cutters, after hardening

225

4777, Scales, heel cutter work

225

4779, Knives, Washburn heel trimming

225

4780, Knives, chase skiving, champion shank skiving

225

4781

225

4782, Goodyear steam generator, pipe attachment

225

4793

225

4794

225

4795

225

4796

225

4797

225

4798

225

4809

225

4816, Goodyear outsole rapid lockstitch, part of head, 1912 June 21

225

4819, Patent leather repairing, 1912 January 28

225

4820

226

4822

226

4824, Embossing, 1912 July 3

226

4825

226

4826

226

4827, Embossing, 1912 July 3

226

4828

226

4837, Old background, 1912 July 11

226

4849

226

4850

226

4851

226

4852, Universal slugger grinding, 1912 July 22

226

4853

226

4860

226

4864, Block plane, 1912 July 27

226

4870

226

4871

226

4873

226

4880

226

4881, Deflective column, 1912 August 2

226

4887

226

4888

226

4889

226

4890, Goodyear upper stapling, 1912 August 7

226

4908

226

4909, Goodyear turn and welt shoe, heel back, 1912 August 9

226

4910

226

4923

226

4924

226

4927

226

4928, Cobbler shop, 1912 September 13

226

4938, Foundry, 1912 September 13

226

4939

226

4940

226

4941

226

4944

226

4945, Cobbler shop (on lawn with factory buildings), 1912 September 16

226

4946, Goodyear universal rounding and channeling (with protective cover), 1912 September 16

226

4948, Goodyear turn and welt, 1912 September 16

226

4950

226

4951

226

4952

226

4953

226

4954

226

4955

226

4956

226

4958, Loose nailing, 1912 September 18

226

4959, Goodyear outside rapid locksmith, 1912 September 19

226

4963

226

4966

226

4967

226

4982, Gun club--tending fire for cooking clams (two copies), 1912 September 28

227