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MAX KRONENBERG MACHINING SCIENCE PAPERS, 1920-1966
#813

(1 Cubic Foot: 3 DB)

by: Don Darroch & Robert S. Harding, October 2002

Biography

Max Kronenberg was born in Berlin, Germany in 1894 and was educated there. He served in the German Army in World War I.  Returning to Berlin he completed his higher education earning a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Berlin in 1927. He served as a professor there, but later moved to the U.S. where he was employed by the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. in 1936. He specialized in developing techniques for machining of metals and became internationally known in the field, publishing more than 140 papers on those subjects in several languages. In 1941 he became a naturalized U.S. citizen and in 1945-1946 was consultant to the Secretary of War. Later he assisted the U.S. delegation to the U.N. and received numerous honors and awards from technical associations and societies. From 1948 he was self-employed as a consulting research engineer. He died in 1972 in Cincinnati.

Scope & Content

This collection includes technical reports containing laboratory notes, charts, graphs, drawings, and diagrams relating to Kroenberg’s career as a researcher and analyst in the field of machining of metals from the 1920s to the 1960s. The papers are in English, in Kronenberg’s native German as well as in French, Russian and Spanish. They relate to his employment with the Cincinnati Milling Machine Co., as well as his later career as independent consultant, including his work on United Nations studies of the machine Industry in developing countries.

Provenance

This collection was transferred to the Archives Center in 2002 from the Division of the History of Technology, NMAH.

Container List

Box  Folder

1

1

Various Vibration Problems (Vibr. I)

 

2

Torsional Vibration of Gear Trains (Vibr. II)

 

3

Commercial Research Laboratories, Inc. (manufacturers of Cox Instruments)

 

4

Notes, Calculations and Charts: mechanics of gear drive shafts

 2

5

Proposal for the Development of Ultra High-Speed, Machining Devices, June 15, 1959, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

6

Ultra High-Speed Machining (Feasibility Study) Phase I AMC Aeronautical Systems Center USAF, June 1960 (bound volume, 287 pp.)

 

7

Report #15 (Lockheed) on Ulta high speed machining (96 pp. plus graphs)

 

8

United Nations Treatise on Acceptance tests for Machine Tools (91 pp. plus “Practical Guide)

 

9

United Nations Trip, Moscow, September - October, 1966 (correspondence, notes and papers)

3

10

Kronenberg publications, 1920-1941 (bound volume, including material in French, Russian, Spanish, German and English)

4

11

Kronenberg publications, since 1960

12 Trends in the Design of Metal Working Machinery and in Production Methods, 1966 (In English, French, Spanish & Russian)

13

Biography, Awards, List of Publications

5

14

Lecture Notes - Technical University of Berlin, June 1971

 

15

Illustrations for American Edition of Science & Practice of Metal-Cutting

 

16

Prints of redrawn illustrations for American Edition

 

17

Handwritten pages for American Edition

 

18

Original Illustrations for German text, Vol. I, 1954

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