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Archival Record Series

USCC - Bureau of Machinery

[Record Group 230-28]

230-28.1 Correspondence and Papers
19 volumes, 2 cu. ft., partial index
Correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, chiefly concerning the exhibits in Machinery Hall and the Shoe & Leather Building; applications for space in both buildings list number, exhibitor's name and address, description of article to be exhibited (often with photograph or drawing or article), required space dimensions and location, exhibit group and class numbers; printed location list of exhibitors, showing names, addresses and location by site numbers; permits and passes issued by Bureau to contractors, exhibitors, Bureau personnel bearing name, date, permit or pass number; those issued to exhibitors also show locations and floor plans of their exhibits and, in some cases, exhibitors' signatures and home addresses; alphabetical lists of Bureau personnel listing names and positions of each, and a Bureau payroll book (1876?) containing same data to which is added the rates of pay; Bureau chief's bank book with Centennial National Bank for his account "for exhibitors of water wheel."
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Shelf list is available.
230-28.2 Construction and Maintenance Papers
6 volumes, 1 cu. ft., no index
This series includes drawings, elevations, floor plans, installation plans of Machinery Hall and Annexes, Shoe & Leather Building, Saw Mill and Boiler House; contractors' construction proposals and estimates; requirements of power supply (steam, gas, water, or number of pulleys and belts) for each exhibit; record of daily amounts of coal consumed in Boiler House; printed schedules of machine shop prices, foundation construction regulations, rules and information for exhibitors.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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