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ORLAN W. BOSTON DYNAMOMETER PAPERS, 1927-1950
#811

(.33 cubic feet: 1 DB)

By: Don Darroch & Robert S. Harding, September 2002

Biography

Orlan W. Boston graduated from the University of Michigan Engineering College in 1913, received a Masters degree in 1917, and the degree of Mechanical Engineer in 1926. In 1917 he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance and later was employed by the Cleveland Tractor Co. In 1921 he joined the University of Michigan faculty as Professor, College of Engineering.

Scope & Content

This collection consists of technical papers, tables, charts, photographs and other information on tests of the physical and chemical properties of metals as determined by various cutting and other processes.

Provenance

Boston donated his papers (and artifacts) to the Division of the History of Technology, Engineering and Industry Collections, (formerly the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering), National Museum of American History in 1961. They transferred the papers to the Archives Center in 2002.

Container List

Box Bound
Papers

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1

Research papers and writings by O.W. Boston and others, ca. 1924-1950

2

“Machinability of Metals,” Paper 22, O.W. Boston, 1927 

 

3

“Surface Quality versus Cutting Fluids and Speed Tool Stopped in Cut to Leave Built-up Edge and Chip Attached,” O.W. Boston, University of Michigan, ca. 1927

 

4

“Methods of Tests for Determining Machinability of Metals in General with Results,” Paper 32, O.W. Boston, 1928

 

5

“Preliminary Photographic Work in Metal Cutting on a Planer to Study Chip Formation and ‘What Happens When Metal is Cut.” University of Michigan Machine Tool Lab, O.W. Boston, 1928 (not published)

 

6

“What Happens When Metal Is Cut?” Paper 44, O.W. Boston, 1928

 

7

“A Simple Cutting Tool for Measuring Pressures in the Direction of the Cut,” Paper 59, O.W. Boston and C.E. Kraus, 1931

 

8

Cutting Temperatures: miscellaneous papers, reports, bibliography and data by students of Prof. O.W. Boston, University of Michigan, 1934-1942

 

9

Address on “Machinability of Metals” to American Society for Metals, Hamilton, Ontario, March 1937, O.W. Boston, Professor of Production Engineering, University of Michigan.

 

10

“Analysis of Machinability Data from Cold-Finished & Heat Treated SAE 1045 Steel,” Paper 106, O.W. Boston & W.W. Gilbert, University of Michigan, June 8, 1939

 

11

“Cutting Temperatures: Verification of the Two-Tool Thermocouple,” William S. Bugielsky, May, 1942

 

12

“Nomenclature and Terminology Applied to Teeth of Milling Cutters,” O.W. Boston, University of Michigan, November, 1937. Later Paper 91 and ASA Standard B5cl, 1947.

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