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USCC - Bureau of Machinery

[Record group 230-28]
Agency Function

Agency History
For the final report of the Bureau of Machinery, see Final Report of the Director-General.

The Bureau of Machinery was organized on 1 March 1875. It was originally charged with the responsibility of allotting space to exhibitors and maintenance of the Machinery Building. Subsequently, it took charge of additional buildings surrounding the Machinery Building, including those of many privately-erected structures, including the Shoe and Leather Building, the Nevada Quartz-Mill, the Glass Factory, the Printing Press Building, the Paint Building, the Ross Saw-Mill, the Chilean Building and others.

Archival Records
230-28.1 Correspondence and Papers (1875-1877)

230-28.2 Construction and Maintenance Papers (1875-1876)

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