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THE THOMAS ARMAT PAPERS

Collection name: THE THOMAS ARMAT PAPERS

Scope note: The Thomas Armat Papers consist of a few letters to Thomas Armat and members of his family and 67 glass negatives with photos of documents and early motion picture devices. The correspondence includes 1 letter from Thomas Edison to Armat crediting Armat with the invention of the motion picture projector and 1 letter from Orville Wright to Armat regarding the Smithsonian Institution. Many of the photos are of legal documents for a case, Armat Motion Picture Company v. Edison Manufacturing Company.

Accession data: Gift of Mrs. C. Brooke (Mary T.) Armat, July, 1988.

Bulk dates: 1895 - 1946 Span dates: 1895 - 1978

Extent: .75 LINEAR FEET

ACCESSION DATA: Gift of Mrs. C. Brooke (Mary T.) Armat, July, 1988.
BULK DATES: 1895 - 1946
SPAN DATES: 1895 - 1978 EXTENT: .75 LINEAR FEET

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Thomas Armat Correspondence Series


SERIES: 2. Thomas Armat Photographs Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: 67 glass negatives and copies of photos produced from them, being recordsof correspondence, legal documents, machines and Armat's house. Possiblyoriginally photographed as evidence for a legal case.

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