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    Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers, ca. 1924-1973.
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    Condon, Robert Scofield (engineer), 1896-1973 (author).
    Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers, ca. 1924-1973.
    Phy. Description: 
    3.0 cu. ft.
    8 boxes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Robert S. Condon, engineer at Continental Can Co., was born in Bloomington, Ill. Graduate engineer, University of Illinois. Married Catherine Behrens, 1924 (d. 1958); they spent 15 years in Rutland, Vermont, where he was a founder of the Fibre Can Machinery Corp., later sold to the Continental Can Co. His second wife was Ilza de Souza Condon. After retirement, Condon continued consulting work; his last project was the "Marvel" pencil pointer or sharpener.
    Scope and Content: 
    Documents and photographs (including prints and negatives) relating to the patents, inventions, and designs of mechanical engineer Robert Scofield Condon. The bulk of the material concerns the development of his small "Marvel" pencil sharpener.
    6 series: (1) Correspondence, 1936-1942, 1961-1962; (2) Patents, 1931-1973; (3) Subject Files, 1955-1965; (4) Bills and receipts, 1946-1948; (5) Articles, 1924-1927; (6) Photographs, 1945.
    All materials apparently in author's personal collection until his death, when they become the property of his son, the donor.
    Finding aids: 
    Finding aid available from repository. Controls collection at folder level.
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    Robert Scofield Condon Engineering Papers, ca. 1924-1973, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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    Mechanical engineering -- 1920-1980
    Pencil pointers
    Engineers -- 1920-1980
    Pencil sharpeners
    Fibre Can Machinery Corp., Rutland (Vt.)
    Continental Can Co
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film.
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Photographic prints
    Professional papers -- 20th century.
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    1991.8049 (NMAH Acc.)
    Condon, Robert B. (donor).
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0428Add Copy to MyList

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