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    Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980 (bulk 1919-1965).
     
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    Creator: 
    Bickley, Everett H., 1888- 1972 (creator).
    Title: 
    Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980 (bulk 1919-1965).
    Phy. Description: 
    5 cu. ft.: 17 boxes; 1 folder.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Bickley was one of the more active inventors of twentieth century. While his main and most portable invention was an automatic bean sorter, his other inventions were numerous and wide in scope. Examples are: a photographic exposure meter; fly killing device; dance charts; nut-cracking device; and outdoor electric sign.
    Summary: 
    Spans much of the twenthieth century and is of value to researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately owned industry. General correspondence, patents and patent correspondence, drawings, manuals, trade literature, and photographs; also, several artifacts designed by Bickley, including a photographic exposure meter (Fotimer), a prototype slide mount (Color Tight Slide Mount), dance chart, and even a clipboard (Deskette).
    Scope and Content: 
    Correspondence, patents, drawings, manuals, trade literature, and photographs, particularly rich in information on Bickley's sorting devices. World War II innovations, and other inventions such as an exposure meter, dance charts, fly-killing device, and an outdoor electric sign known as the Motograph.
    Organization: 
    Divided into 5 series: 1. Everett H. Bickley; 2. The Bickley Manufacturing Company; 3. Sorter Information; 4. Other Inventions; 5. World War II-related Activities. Alphabetically arranged, unless otherwise specified in the finding aid.
    Provenance: 
    Gift of Audrey Bickley Beyer, daughter of Everett H. Bickley, March 1999.
    Finding aids: 
    Finding aid in repository and linked to this record (see hyperlink "Go To" above). Folder-level control.
    Loc. of Assoc. Material: 
    Bean sorter in the Division of the History of Technology (NMAH).
    Cite as: 
    The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Restrictions: 
    Unrestricted research use on site, by appointment.
    Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
    Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright status of items varies.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Photography -- Exposure.
    Fotimer (exposure meter).
    Slide mounts.
    Bean sorters.
    Inventors -- 20th century -- United States
    Patent practice
    Sorting devices
    Industry
    Photography -- Apparatus and supplies
    Insect pests -- Control
    Dance notation
    Military -- Art and science. -- 1930-1950.
    Advertising, Outdoor
    Inventions
    Research, Industrial
    Agriculture -- Quality control
    World War, 1939-1945
    Subject-Name: 
    Bickley Manufacturing Company
    H. J. Heinz Company
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Dance charts.
    Patents
    Correspondence -- 1930-1950
    Drawings -- 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: 
    1999.3022 (NMAH Acc.)
    Co-Creator: 
    Beyer, Audrey Bickley (donor).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0683Add Copy to MyList
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0683Add Copy to MyList

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