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    Gerber Fabric Cutter Video Documentation, 1995-1996.
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    Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation (creator).
    Gerber Fabric Cutter Video Documentation, 1995-1996.
    Phy. Description: 
    2.5 cu. ft.: 9 boxes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    H. Joseph Gerber invented the computer-controlled fabric cutter.
    This videohistory documents the inventor, engineers, assembly workers, operators and other technicians who worked with the Gerber S-70 computer-controlled fabric cutter.
    Divided into 5 series: 1) Notes; 2) Audio tapes; 3) Original videos; 4) Master Videos; 5) Reference videos.
    This videohistory was created by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation with NMAH staff Peter Liebhold, Division of History of Technology. Transferred to Archives Center July 8, 1997.
    Finding aids: 
    Container List.
    Loc. of Assoc. Material: 
    The Gerber Fabric Cutter supplements the Museum's collecting effort in automation and work culture. NMAH has collected a number of small graphic computational devices and Gerber's seminal machine, the S-70 cutter.
    Related objects in Division of History and Technology; Division of Engineering; and Division of Computers, Information, and Society.
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    Gerber Fabric Cutter Video Documentation, February 1995-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Unrestricted research use of Series 3 on site, by appointment.
    All rights transferred to Museum in Deed of Gift.
    Cutting machines -- 1940-1990 -- North Carolina -- Connecticut -- Michigan
    Industrial factories -- 1940-1990
    Inventions -- 1920-2000 -- United States
    Factories -- 1940-1990
    Machinery -- 1940-1990
    Automation -- 1940-1990
    Work -- 1940-1990
    Fabric cutters -- 1940-1990
    Computerized instruments -- 1940-1990
    Inventors -- 1940-1990
    Gerber, H. Joseph, inventor
    Gerber Company
    Form / Genre: 
    Videotapes -- 1990-2000
    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: 
    1997.3157 (NMAH Acc.)
    Liebhold, Peter (creator).
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0609Add Copy to MyList

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