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Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1995-025
Abstract The American Brake Shoe (later Abex) Company was formed in 1902 from the merger of five smaller foundries that specialized in railroad brake shoes, castings and forging, as well as hydraulic equipment. The research laboratory, known as the Mahwah Research Center, from which the collection is drawn, did applied industrial research, but was closed in 1990. Howard Avery (1906-1996), VPI graduate (B.Sc. MinE 1927, M.Sc. MinE 1928), was one of the center’s leading research metallurgists....
Dates: c. 1920s-1987

Edward H. Cahill Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-002
Abstract

The collection contains a copy of a map of part of the VPI campus drawn by Cahill in 1909, materials from his professional life, and an article in which he is cited. It also includes obituaries.

Dates: 1909 - 1976

Otis Jerome Parker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-065
Abstract

This collection includes the technical publications and internal communications from NASA's Langley Research Center, largely relating to Parker's work on "jet shoes" and other devices designed for extravehicular activity propulsion and maneuverability during the Apollo and Skylab projects.

Dates: 1963 - 1975

John T. Parsons Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1987-016
Abstract

John T. Parsons (1913-2007) was a manufacturer and inventor of numerical control, which is the application of computer technology to manufacturing processes. The John T. Papers include correspondence, memoranda, financial records, engineering drawings and specifications, files about civic affairs in Traverse City, Michigan, reading files and other materials.

Dates: ca. 1935-1987