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Eisler Engineering Company Records,
1885-1988 (bulk 1920-1950s)

Extent and Forms of Material: 30 cubic feet, including photographs and blueprints (49 boxes, 25 oversize folders)
Creator: Eisler Engineering Company
Abstract: Records document Charles Eisler, a Hungarian immigrant who was a skilled mechanic and engineer and his company, Eisler Engineering Company of Newark, New Jersey, which manufactured equipment for producing electric lamps, television and radio tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment.
Repository: Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; archivescenter@si.edu; 202-633-3270; www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives
Collection Number: AC0734
Processing Note: Processed by John Mask, intern, and Alison Oswald, archivist, December 2006.
© 2008 by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.

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Information for users of the collection

Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for research use. Series 3, Employee Records, personnel files are restricted; see repository for details.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use: Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Preferred Citation: [Title and date of item], Eisler Engineering Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXXX

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Container listing: series 5, 6, 7

Series 1 ::: Series 2 ::: Series 3 ::: Series 4 ::: Series 5 ::: Series 6 ::: Series 7 ::: Series 8 ::: Series 9

    SERIES 5, DIAGRAMS AND DRAWINGS, 1924-1960
    Subseries 1, Wiring Diagrams, 1934-1956
32 1 Master File, 1935-1956
  2 Timers and Contactors, 1936-1946
  3 Special Timers and Contactors, 1934-1946
  4 Transformers, Undated
  5 Machine No. 1001 Air Operated Electric Contact Clamp, Undated
    Subseries 2, Drawings, 1924-1960, undated
  O/S Folder 10 Metro Light Corp.
37 East 18th Street, New York, NY
August 27, 1931
    Miniature lamp factory layout for Multi Lite Corp.
Newark, NJ
January 3, 1933
    Chas. Eisler Engineering Co.
Newark, NJ
Undated
    Factory layout for Northern MFG Co.
371 Ogden Street
Newark, NJ
Undated
    Factory layout for B.H. Schmitt
215 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NJ
July 29, 1924
    Radio Romanuck Works
Equipment required for new proposed radio tube plant for 50,000 radio tubes per day
Leningrad, USSR
December 15, 1932
    Productos Nacionales (Proposed machine layout for)
October 12, 1932
    Radio Romanuck Works
New proposed radio tube plant for 50,000 radio tubes per day
Leningrad, USSR
December 15, 1932
    Plan showing land and track to be leased to Lesire Corporation
C.R.R. Company of New Jersey
Dover, NJ
August 2, 1960
    East Blackwell Street
Diagram and surrounding area
Undated
    Machine Coiler
Machine No. 1
  O/S Folder 11 Filament Coil Cutter
Machine No. 4-CE
  O/S Folder 12 Tube Bending
Machine No. 13-RT, A
  O/S Folder 1 Watch Crystal Forming
Machine No. 23-6WN
    Auto Stem Machine No. 23-24P
Esiler Tracings
  O/S Folder 2 Auto Stem Machine No. 23-24P
Drawing 8 (originals)
  O/S Folder 3 Auto Stem Machine No. 23-24P
Blue prints
  O/S Folder 4 Auto Stem Machine No. 23-24P
Arrow Machine Tracings
  O/S Folder 5 Auto Stem Machine Folder 2
Arrow Machine Co.
Exhaust Tube feed
Chuck Opener
Auto Wire feed Sketches
Unloader
Turret
Stem head
Flare Feed
Table and Spider Cover
  O/S Folder 6 Auto Stem Machine Folder 2
Arrow Machine Co.
Cane Feed Details
Button and cane Feed Details
Fear Box
Gas and Air Blow Out and Manifolds
Cams/Cam levers (CL)
Flare and tube Gauge
Parts Lists
  O/S Folder 7 Stem Heads
Machine Nos. 20, 27, 20-B, 20-D, 20-F, 20-L, 20-S, 20-EY, 20-ES, 20-YK, 20-ST, 20-BSP
Special Stem 221-D
  O/S Folder 8 Stem heads, folder 3, draw no. 6
Machine No. 23-12 TEC/TCM
  O/S Folder 9 Stem heads Machine No. 20-FS, 20-SH, 20-BM, draw no. 6
  O/S Folder 13 Getter Cup
Machine No. 32-J
  O/S Folder 14 Grid Flattener and Cutter
Machine No. 43-A
  O/S Folder 15 Sealing
Machine No. 57-7-7
    Bulb Carbonizing
Machine No. 57-CAR
    Water Level Sealing
Machine No. 57-8-4WL
  O/S Folder 16 Cathode Ray and Tube Sealing
Machine No. 57-16-8TV
  O/S Folder 17 Exhaust
Machine No. 59
    McLead Gauge
Machine No. 59-N
    Neon Units
Machine No. 59-NP, NM, N6
    Ex. Machine and G.E. Solar Collector
Machine 59-FE
  O/S Folder 18 5 Position Manifold
Machine No. 59-R, RT, SUR, C
  O/S Folder 19 Basing and Soldering
Machine No. 89-BS, M, BH
  O/S Folder 20 Flashing and Soldering photos and Basing and Soldering 36 Head
Machine No. 89-CSV
  O/S Folder 21 Butt Sealing (Tipless)
Machine No. 102-D
    X-Ray Butt Sealing
Machine No. 102-X
  O/S Folder 22 Beading
Machine No. 104, 105-MBT
  O/S Folder 23 Forming Tool for Fluorescent Tubes
Machine No. 116-FLO
  O/S Folder 24 G.E. Solar Heat Collector
Machine No. 160-12-BFL
  O/S Folder 25 Sealing Machine and G.E. Solar Heat Collector
Machine No. 160-12-BFL
44 1 A.S. Stem Machine
Flare and Tube Gauge Tracings, Undated
  2 A.S. Stem Machine
Flare Feed, 1925
  3 A.S. Stem Machine
Unloader, 1926-940
  4 Auto Stem Machine No. 23-24P
Drawings never used
  5 Auto Stem Machine
Drawings never used
  6 Auto Stem Machine
Blueprints
45 1 A.S. Stem Machine
Cane Feed Drawings, 1925
  2 A.S. Stem Machine
Cane Feed Drawings, 1925
40 1-2 Specification drawings (index)
  3 Fire, burner, miscellaneous, and tool drawings
  4 Small jobs, machine names and parts index
  5-6 Light bulb drawings and specifications
45 4 Subseries 3, Drafting tools, undated
    SERIES 6, SALES RECORDs, 1924-1984
    Subseries 1, Customer Sales Lists, 1951-1958
40 7 1956-1958
  8 1951-1952
    Subseries 2, Lamp Machinery Sales Records, 1929-1958
  9 1929-1938
  10 1937-1958
    Subseries 3, Eisler Catalogs, 1924-1979
  11 1924
  12 1929
  13 1933
  14 1934
  15 1935
  16 1936
  17 1937
  18 1938
  19 1941
  20 1945
  21 1948
  22 1949
  23 1950
  24 1951
  25 1953
  26 1955
  27 1956
  28 1958
  29 1971, 1972, 1974, 1979
  30 Undated
43   Index cards for Eisler catalog
    Subseries 4, Other companies catalogs, 1929-1984
40 31 Arrow Manufacturing and Machine Co., 1929
  32 EnerPac Hydraulics Tools, 1983
  33 Federal Standard Stock Catalogue, 1930
  34 General Elevator, 1984
  35 Ideal, [1966?]
36 Photographs from magazines for new catalogs, undated
  37 Index for catalog 43-B; CE-48B; 45-CE; 49-FLN
    SERIES 7, LITIGATION AND PATENT RECORDS, 1897-1953
    Subseries 1, Litigation Records, 1926-1929, 1949, 1953
41 1 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Defendant, 1927
On US Patents Nos. 1,128,120 and 1,220,836
  2 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Defendants, 1926
In equity No. 1148
  3 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Defendants, Undated
In equity No. 1150
  4 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Plaintiff, 1926
In equity No. 1148
  5 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Plaintiff's brief, Undated
In equity No. 1150
  6 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Plaintiff-Appellant, Undated
  7 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Defendants-Appellees, Undated
Docket no. 4074
  8 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Plaintiff, 1928
No. 3725, March 1928
No. 3748, March 1928
  9 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Brief for the Defendant-Appellants and Defendant-Appellees, February 24, 1928
Docket no. 3725
Docket No. 3748
  10 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Transcript of Record, March 1928
  11 General Electric vs. Charles Eisler and Eisler Engineering Co.
Transcript of Record, October 1929
Volume 2. Exhibit Book
Docket No. 4074
  12 United States of America vs. General Electric Company
Opinion, 1953
Civil Action No. 1364
  13 United States of America vs. General Electric Company
Final Judgment, 1953
Civil Action No. 4575
  14 Antitrust/Lamp Monopoly, 1949
  15 Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. vs. Beacon Lamp Co., Leopold Rossbach, C. L. Shoninger, A.H. Moses, L.E. Whicher and J.T. Hambay
Record, filed March 1, 1897
    Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. vs. Beacon Lamp Co.
Brief for Complainant, March 1898
In equity No. 11
Docket No. 58, September 1896
  16 William Harris correspondence, 1927-1940
    Subseries 2, Patents, 1913-1931
  17 Tube Patents, 1924-1931, Book 3
  18 Raytheon Tube Patents, 1913-1929

Series 1 ::: Series 2 ::: Series 3 ::: Series 4 ::: Series 5 ::: Series 6 ::: Series 7 ::: Series 8 ::: Series 9

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