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John E. Hand & Sons Co. records

2002.38

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library
Creator:
John E. Hand & Sons Company.
Title:
John E. Hand & Sons Co. records
Date:
1865-2002, undated [bulk dates: 1900-1980]
Call Number:
2002.38
Extent:
26 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The John E. Hand & Sons Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1873. The Hand Company built navigational equipment for all varieties of floating vessels, and operated a chain of retail outlets with “service stations” in numerous port cities, including Baltimore and New Orleans, until 1956. Service stations sold Hand instruments as well as other nautical paraphernalia and provided compass adjusting services. The collection documents the business activities of the John E. Hand & Sons Company from its institution in 1873 to 1997, when the company was sold. The collection boasts a wide breadth of material that includes legal documents, financial records, patents, correspondence, contracts, reports, catalogs and other ephemera, photographs, and engineering plans. Together, the records provide a thorough account of the firm’s operations.
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], [Box number], John E. Hand & Sons Co. records, 1865-2002, undated [bulk dates: 1900-1980], Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library.
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Biography/History

The John E. Hand & Sons Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1873, quickly gaining a reputation as competent manufacturers of nautical instruments and compass adjusters. In fact, John Enos Hand, the company founder, is recognized as “the first man in America to adjust a compass aboard an iron ship.” 1

The Hand Company built navigational equipment for all varieties of floating vessels, and operated a chain of retail outlets with “service stations” in numerous port cities, including Baltimore and New Orleans, until 1956. Service stations sold Hand instruments as well as other nautical paraphernalia and provided compass adjusting services. Additionally, John E. and his two sons, John L. and Bartram, were inventors, who patented design improvements for numerous instruments that were employed in the company’s work.

Commercial and private contracts dominated the firm’s business until the late 1930s when the United States military began preparations for World War II. Though the Hand Company never completely abandoned its involvement with private industry, after World War II, military contracts monopolized their business. The Company obtained contracts with the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines to develop new instruments, and to build military-engineered nautical equipment. Of note are the wrist compass, developed for the Navy beginning in the 1950s, and the Mark VII Model 5 Navy Standard Binnacle.

Though it moved numerous times, the Hand Company headquarters and factory remained in the Delaware Valley, occupying several buildings in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. Maintaining its central office in Philadelphia well into the 1900s, the factory was moved to Atco, New Jersey around the turn of the twentieth century and subsequently to Haddonfield, New Jersey. It moved one last time in the 1960s to Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

In 1997, California-based Sunset Cliffs Merchandising Corporation purchased the Hand Company and all its assets for $100,000.

1 Caron Golden, “John E. Hand & Sons: A Story of an American Marine Instrument Manufacturer,”  Nautical World (April, 1999), 42-49.

Bibliography:

Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships. Bureau of Ships Consolidated Index of Drawings, Materials and Services Related to Construction and Conversion. 1965.

Golden, Caron. “John E. Hand & Sons: A Story of an American Marine Instrument Manufacturer,” Nautical World (April, 1999): 42-49.

Navy Filing Manual. Available online: http://www.hnsa.org/doc/navyfile/agroup.htm

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the business activities of the John E. Hand & Sons Company from its institution in 1873 to 1997, when the company was sold. The collection boasts a wide breadth of material that includes legal documents, financial records, patents, correspondence, contracts, reports, catalogs and other ephemera, photographs, and engineering plans. Together, the records provide a thorough account of the firm’s operations.

With the exception of catalogs, photographs and measured drawings, materials dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are primarily administrative in nature. Financial records and correspondence, for example, detail the day to day activities of the business of making nautical instruments. Later documentation, in contrast, is more technical in content, allowing for a greater understanding of the engineering work completed by the firm at the time.

Researchers should note that there is very little material regarding the personal lives of John E. Hand or his family, however, a few documents are present in the following series: II. John P. Mays Records, VI. Photographs and Negatives, and VIII. Hand Family Memorabilia.

Please review series descriptions and folder lists for further details.

Arrangement note

The collection is divided into nine series.

The collection’s nine series are clustered into three general groups. The first group, comprised of series I to IV, houses textual records, such as correspondence, financial records and reports that document the company’s day to day operations over 100 years. The series are produced in chronological order, each representing a distinct period of time in the firm’s history and leadership. Due to changes in record keeping behaviors of company managers overtime, each series maintains its own unique arrangement scheme.

Series V to VII contain company catalogs and other ephemera, photographs and negatives, and measured drawings, respectively. These series, as with series I to IV, are based on original record groups created through the day to day work of the Hand Company. Researchers should note that while separate series are designated for record groups, such as photographs and measured drawings, these materials can also be found sporadically throughout the collection, augmenting textual documentation.

Rounding out the collection are series VIII and IX, which house miscellaneous materials that include personal items belonging to John E. Hand and reference materials on compass adjusting.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library,  2010.11.24

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Smerz with assistance from Judy Stevenson, 2007

Sponsor

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project. Finding aid entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Garrett Boos.

Access Restrictions

Access and use restrictions are placed on several files as noted on box and folder lists. Restrictions to be lifted in 2026.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Custodial History note

Donated by Michael Rivkin. ISM number: 2002.38

Processing Information note

Processing of this collection was made possible by a generous grant from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Finding aid entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Garrett Boos.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Independence Seaport Museum: Hand Company instruments in Curatorial Department.

Binnacle and compass with cover, ISM # 1989.46A-B

Depth gauge, ISM # 1987.82.1A-E

Navy Sounding Machine, ISM # 1999.38

Pelorus, ISM # 1995.29.5A-B

Printer’s plates, ISM # 2002.38

Plaque, ISM # 2002.38

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • John E. Hand & Sons Company.
  • United States. Navy.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Business records
  • Catalogs
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Legal documents
  • Measured drawings
  • Patents
  • Photographs
  • Reports
Geographic Name(s)
  • New Jersey
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Hand , John Enos
  • Hand, Bartram
  • Hand, John L.
  • Mays, John P.
  • Richael, Irene
Subject(s)
  • Compasses (Mathematical instruments)
  • Nautical instruments
  • Navigation--Equipment and supplies
  • World War II

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Collection Inventory

I. Central File, Bulk, 1904-1956 1873-1995 (Bulk, 1904-1956) .

Scope and Contents note

Brought together under the umbrella “Central File,” series I is comprised of two original file systems of the same nature, documenting the first eighty-three years of the company’s history. It is by far the most diverse series in the collection and includes legal, financial, patent, personnel and real estate records, newspaper clippings as well as company correspondence and subject files. The series is divided into nine subseries based on the above listed document categories. Collectively, the subseries offer a more thorough overview of business activities than subsequent series; however there is little technical information to specifically document the development or manufacture of nautical instruments.

The Legal; Financial; Patents; Personnel; and Newspaper clippings subseries are arranged chronologically. Real estate; Early correspondence and subject files; Correspondence, Contracts and orders; and Offshoot companies subseries are arranged alphabetically.

Please note that a number of the personnel records are restricted until the year 2026, due to the presence of employees’ social security numbers on the documents.

The researcher is advised to give attention to bulk dates. A number of later documents were included in the series due to their nature or subject matter, however, there is very little in the series dated beyond 1958.

a. Legal Documents, 1904, 1911.

Box Folder

Articles of Co-partnership, 1904.

1 1

Incorporation papers, 1911.

1 2

b. Financial Records, Bulk, 1905-1958 1905-1995 (Bulk, 1905-1958) .

Box Folder

Statements & comparison sheets, 1905-1912, undated.

1 3

Statements & comparison sheets (all company outlets), 1911-1920, undated.

1 4

Balance sheets, 1911-1932.

1 5

Statements & comparisons or balance sheets, 1945, 1947.

1 6

Tax records. Reports sent to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1912-1921.

1 7

Tax records. Reports sent to the State of New Jersey, 1913-1922, 1936.

1 8

Tax records. Reports sent to the United States Government, 1913-1924, undated.

1 9

Tax records. Receipts, 1913-1924, undated.

1 10

Tax records. General finances, 1917, 1921.

1 11

Tax records, 1921-1925, undated.

1 12

Tax records. Correspondence with IRS, 1921.

1 13

Tax records. Excess profits, 1941-1945.

1 14

Tax records, 1942-1948.

1 15

Tax records. “Carryover, carry back.” 1:2, 1937-1942.

1 16

Tax records. “Carryover, carry back.” 2:2, 1943-1948.

1 17

Tax records. Letters to the IRS, 1970.

1 18

Annual reports, 1947-1948.

1 19

Business census, 1919, 1921, 1923.

1 20

Business census, 1939, 1948-1954, 1983.

1 21

Lending agencies. R.G. Dun & Company, 1911-1921.

1 22

Lending agencies. New Jersey Bankers Association, 1912-1921.

1 23

Lending agencies. Bradstreet Company, 1917-1920, undated.

2 1

Lending agencies. First Camden Bank and Trust Co, 1927-1935.

2 2

Lending agencies. Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1945, 1949.

2 3

Lending agencies. United States. Small Business Administration. 1:2, 1955-1958, 1995.

2 4

Lending agencies. United States. Small Business Administration. 2:2, 1956-1958.

2 5

Miscellaneous. Transfer of stock, company insurance, and receipts, 1919-1921.

2 6

Miscellaneous. Pass book (Newport News, VA), 1920-1921.

2 7

Miscellaneous. Liberty Bonds, 1920-1921.

2 8

Miscellaneous. Transfer of stock between Hand and George Evans & Frank Godley, 1926.

2 9

Miscellaneous. Company appraisal, 1942.

2 10

c. Patent records, 1911-1952.

Box Folder

Transfer of Patent # 649771, 1911.

2 11

Patent # 1282075, instrument for taking soundings, 1918.

2 12

Patent # 1614240, nautical instruments, 1927.

2 13

Patent, interference # 63349, “Titterington v. Hand”, 1933, undated.

2 14

Patent # 1973808, magnetic compass corrective device, 1934.

2 15

Patent # 1990939, systems for compensating a navigational compass, 1935.

2 16

Patent # 1990940, compensation devices for compasses, 1935.

2 17

Patent # 2069065, compasses, 1937.

2 18

Patent # 2613468, fishing reel, 1949-1952.

2 19

Application, 1914-1915.

2 20

Application, illuminating device, 1945-1946.

2 21

Miscellaneous. Unidentified drawings, correspondence and other records, 1945, undated.

2 22

Patents – NOT HAND, 1888, 1914, 1926.

2 23

d. Personnel, Bulk, 1940-1950 1893-1965 (Bulk, 1940-1950) .

Box Folder

[Apprenticeships], notes re contract beginnings, 1893.

2 24
Selective Service Registration, 1918.
See also

I. Central file / f. Early Correspondence and Subject Files / f. Emergency Fleet Corp.

2 25

Employee contracts, 1922-1923, 1929.

2 26

Department of Labor (incl. list of staff with wages), 1940-1943, 1965, undated.

2 27

Employee profile cards, tax withholding forms, and war bonds (photocopies for research use), 1940-1948.

2 28

Employee profile cards, tax withholding forms and war bonds. RESTRICTED until 2026, 1940-1948.

2 29

“Standard Practice Instruction Manual,” employee handbook from Baltimore store, 1944.

2 30

“Notice to all Employees”, 1948.

2 31
Volume

Payroll ledger. RESTRICTED until 2026, 1944-1951.

1

e. Real estate, 1905-1963.

Box Folder

Baltimore, MD (lease agreements), 1905-1952.

2 32

Cherry Hill, New Jersey (purchase agreement), 1963.

3 1

Haddonfield, New Jersey (deeds, mortgage, lease and correspondence), 1897-1919, 1936.

3 2

New Orleans, LA (lease agreement), 1924.

3 3

Newport News, VA (lease agreement), 1918.

3 4

Norfolk, VA (bill of sale, and lease agreements), 1919, 1925-1931.

3 5

Philadelphia, PA: 208 Chestnut Street (mortgage and insurance papers, deed, and bond and warrant), 1901-1930.

3 6

Philadelphia, PA: 208 Chestnut Street (title papers), 1902-1931.

3 7

Philadelphia, PA: 222-224 Walnut Street (lease agreement), 1904, 1917.

3 8

f. Early correspondence and subject files, Bulk, 1873-1926 1873-1948 (Bulk, 1873-1926) .

Box Folder

Deviation tables (in John E’s hand), certificates and other early records, 1873-1889.

3 9

Correspondence and other materials, 1900-1920.

3 10

Adding machine, 1915.

3 11

Advertising contracts, 1912-1914.

3 12

Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, 1920.

3 13

Board of directors meeting minutes and proxy forms, 1928-1931, 1948.

3 14

Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1918.

3 15

“Examination of the directive power of the compass by means of the universal deflector”, undated.

3 16

Gulf Refining Company, 1919.

3 17

J.V. Falck Supply Company, 1920-1921.

3 18

Marine Hardware and Supply Company (promissory notes), 1920-1921.

3 19

Philadelphia Electric Company, 1913.

3 20

Pusey and Jones Company, 1920.

3 21

[Sales book], 1918-1926.

3 22

Telephone service, 1906-1919.

3 23

Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation (Alexandria, Virginia), 1921.

3 24

William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Co, 1920.

3 25

Miscellaneous contracts, agreements and bills of sale, 1907-1923.

3 26

g. Correspondence, contracts & orders, Bulk, 1933-1955 1929-1977 (Bulk, 1933-1955) .

Box Folder

Advertising contracts, 1947, 1959.

3 27

Airplane & Marine Direction Finder, 1931-1932.

3 28

American Car and Foundry Company, 1934, 1939-1940, 1948.

3 29
Baker, Lyman and Company, 1940.
See also

I. Central File / g. Correspondence, contracts & orders / f. “Ship yard price information,” 1934, undated.

3 30

Baltimore Store, customer list, 1952.

3 31

Bath Ironworks Corporation, 1940.

3 32

Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, 1933.

3 33

Bethlehem Steel Company, 1937-1940, 1948, undated.

3 34

“Binnacle Assembly”, undated.

3 35

Charleston Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, 1940.

3 36

“Compass adjusting”, 1943-1945.

4 1

Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp, 1940.

4 2

Defoe Boat & Motor Works, 1933-1934.

4 3

Department of Commerce, 1934, 1939-1940.

4 4

E.J. Willis Co, 1935-1937.

4 5

Elisha Webb & Son Co, 1948.

4 6

Fulton Sylphon Co, 1947.

4 7

General Electric Company, 1947-1948.

4 8

General Engineering and Dry Dock Co, 1933.

4 9

Gibbs & Cox, 1948.

4 10

“Government Form of Bid.”, 1935-1937, 1940, undated.

4 11

Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Inc, 1939.

4 12

Ingalls Shipbuilding, 1939-1940, 1948.

4 13

Instruments. Crusader, undated.

4 14

Instruments. Lifeboat compass, 1943-1949, 1967, 1976, 1977, undated.

4 15

Instruments. Pneumatic expansion compass (drawing of jewel post & cage assembly), 1941.

4 16

Instruments. Sextants, 1942-1951.

4 17

Instruments. Sounding machine, 1941.

4 18

Instruments. Telespeed (contains blueprints), 1935-1938, 1940, undated.

4 19

Intercontinent Corporation, 1939.

4 20

Jersey Central Power and Light Company, 1948.

4 21

John H. Mathis Co. (Camden, N.J.), 1939, 1940.

4 22

Levingston Shipbuilding Co., 1948.

4 23

Luders Marine Construction Co., 1934, 1940.

4 24

Manitowoc Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. (Manitowoc, Wis.), 1934, 1940.

4 25

Marietta Manufacturing Co., 1934.

4 26

Maryland Drydock Company, 1939-1940, 1948, undated.

4 27

Mathis Yacht, 1940.

4 28
Megaphones, 1947, undated.
See also

I. Central File / g. Correspondence, contracts & orders / f. Newport News Shipbuilding, 1938-1948.

4 29

Moore Dry Dock Company, 1933, 1938-1940.

4 30

National Bulk Carriers, 1940.

4 31

Naval Supply Depot, Norfolk, VA, 1934-1940, undated.

4 32

Navy bids, Mare Island, CA, 1932-1942, undated.

4 33

Navy bids, New York Naval Yard, 1935, 1937, 1940.

4 34

Navy bids, Norfolk VA, 1932-1942, undated.

4 35

Navy bids, Philadelphia Naval Yard, 1935, 1940.

4 36

Navy bids, San Diego and San Francisco, CA, 1932-1943.

4 37

Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., 1938-1948, undated.

4 38

Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., 1945-1947.

4 39

New York Shipbuilding Corporation, 1934, 1946-1947, undated.

4 40

“Order reports”, 1944, 1945.

5 1

Peden Iron & Steel Co, 1939, 1940.

5 2
Preservation Iron Foundry, 1937.
See also

I. Central file / g. Correspondence, contracts & orders/ f. “Government form of bid,” 1935-1937, 1940, undated.

5 3

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 1948.

5 4

Pusey & Jones Corporation, 1933-1934, 1937-1940, 1948.

5 5

Quaker City Gear Works, Inc, 1946.

5 6

[Sales book], “Binnacles, Type and No.” (Also including PEX compass), 1929-1946.

5 7

Sheffler-Gross Co, 1947.

5 8

Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, 1934-1940, 1948.

5 9

Ship Chandlers, Inc, 1951.

5 10

“Ship Yard Price Information.”, 1934, undated.

5 11

Spedden Shipbuilding Co., Inc, 1939-1940.

5 12

Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., 1940.

5 13

T.S. & J.D. Negus, 1931-1934, 1947.

5 14

Tampa Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., 1938, 1939.

5 15

[Traveling salesman reports], undated.

5 16

United Dry Docks, Inc. (Staten Island, N.Y.), 1933.

5 17

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; and “Water Craft Amphibians.”, 1934, 1940, undated.

5 18

United States. Army. European Theater of Operations, undated [circa 1945].

5 19

United States. Bureau of Lighthouses, Philadelphia, 1939.

5 20
United States. Coast Guard, 1933-1940, 1948, undated.
See also

Central file / g. Correspondence, contracts & orders / Instruments. Lifeboat compass, 1943-1949, 1967, 1976, 1977, undated

5 21

United States. Coast Guard. Re: Kelvin & Wilfred O. White & Co, 1934.

5 22
United States. Maritime Commission, 1938-1940, 1948.
See also

I. Central file / g. Correspondence, contracts & orders / f. Instruments. Lifeboat compass, 1943-1949, 1967, 1976, 1977, undated

5 23

United States. National War Labor Board, 1943, undated.

5 24

United States. Navy. Contract Information, 1945, 1949.

5 25

United States. Navy Yard (various), 1932-1948, undated.

5 26

United States. War Shipping Administration Price Adjustment Board, 1943-1945, undated.

5 27

War Damage Corporation, 1942.

5 28

William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Co, 1939.

5 29

William Messer Corp, 1948, undated.

5 30

Multiple correspondents, 1934.

5 31

Multiple correspondents, 1940.

5 32

Multiple correspondents, 1948, 1950-1951, 1955, undated.

5 33

Miscellaneous notes, 1946, undated.

5 34

h. Newspaper clippings, 1898-1969.

Box Folder

News clippings (photocopies), 1898-1969.

6 1

News clippings. FRAGILE, use photocopies, 1898-1927.

6 2

News clippings. FRAGILE, use photocopies, 1927-1969.

6 3

News clippings, incl. printing plate, 1969, 1970.

41 1

i. Offshoot Companies, 1917-1922.

Box Folder

Kramer Manufacturing Company, certificate of incorporation, 1917.

6 4

Kramer Manufacturing Company, financial information, 1921.

6 5

Leonard-Lawrence Co., certificate of incorporation, 1921-1922.

6 6

II. John P. Mays Records, 1954-1979, undated.

Scope and Contents note

John P. Mays joined the Hand Company as an instrument maker in 1943. By 1956, he was promoted to the position of General Manager, where he served until his retirement in 1977. The records in this series document Mays’s tenure as General Manager. They are divided into two subseries.

Subseries a, Instrument Development and Manufacturing Files, evidences the actual work of the firm, providing a plethora of technical information about the nautical instruments the company produced in the mid-twentieth century. Generally, researchers will find development reports, product manuals, purchase orders, related correspondence and manufacturing contracts for a majority of the products represented. Files on the development and manufacture of a wrist compass for the United States Navy and the Mk VII Mod 5 Navy Standard Binnacle are particularly robust. Records are arranged alphabetically by instrument name. See multiple subseries in Series VII, Measured Drawings for associated engineering plans.

Subseries b, Correspondence and Subject Files, contains all files from Mays’s tenure that were not specifically affiliated with instrument records. In particular, there are numerous files pertaining to the firm’s history. Mays took a special interest in the Company’s early years as it approached its 1973 centennial anniversary. He compiled copies of historic photographs and documents in a scrapbook, which is housed in this subseries. Unrelated to the firm’s history, there is also significant correspondence with Electro Marine Corporation. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject and/or correspondent.

There are no personnel records for this time period.

a. Instrument Files, 1954-1994, undated [bulk: 1955-1977].

Box Folder

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 2, 1962, 1964, 1966-1967, undated.

6 7

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 4, redesign, 1967.

6 8
Binnacle. [Mk VII Mod 5], NSR 103 Reflector binnacle, general info, 1968, undated.
See also

II. John P. Mays Records / a. Instrument files / f. Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, contract # N00104-68-D-0015, 1967-1969, undated.

6 9

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, correspondence & other records, 1963-1975, undated.

6 10

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, reflector adaptor kit, 1967-1968.

6 11

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, test report, “Environmental Testing.”, 1967.

6 12

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, test report, “Shock & Vibration Testing.”, 1968.

6 13

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, “Preliminary Manual for US Navy Standard Reflector Binnacle Mk VII Mod 5”, 1969 April 15, undated.

6 14

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, Compass reader and compass card, 1976.

7 1

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, Reflector binnacle dome, 1977.

7 2

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, “Lens & Mirror Housing Assembly.”, undated.

7 3

[Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5], purchase orders, 1967-1969.

7 4

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, receipts, 1967-1969, 1975.

7 5

[Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5], parts certification, 1968-1970.

7 6

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, miscellaneous, 1968.

7 7

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, contract # N00104-68-D-0015, 1967-1969, undated.

7 8

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, contract # N00104-68-D-0015, 1968.

7 9

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, contract # N00104-70-D-0314, purchase orders, 1969.

7 10

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, contract # N00104-70-D-0314, inspection reports, 1969-1970, undated.

7 11

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, contract # N00104-70-D-0314, inspection reports, receiving & other records, 1969.

7 12

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, contract # N00104-70-D-0314, 1969-1971, undated.

7 13

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod. 5, contract # N00104-76-C-3644, 1976.

7 14

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, measured drawings (mostly photocopies), 1967-1968, 1971, undated.

7 15

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, photographs (color & b/w), undated.

7 16

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, negatives & color slides, undated.

7 17

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, miscellaneous notes, 1967-1968, 1970, undated.

7 18

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, catalogs (NOT HAND), undated.

7 19

Binnacle. K-2 Coil, “Mk VII Mod 5 with K-2 Coil”, 1971.

8 1

Binnacle. K-2 Coil, “Changes Required to Adapt K-2 Coil to Mk VII Mod 4 and 5 Binnacles”, 1972.

8 2

Binnacle. K-2 Coil, “Changes Required to Adapt 7 ½ in. Compass FSN 6605-464-6162 to Early Models of Mk VII Navy Binnacles”, undated.

8 3

Binnacle. K-2 Coil, correspondence & other records, 1971-1972, undated.

8 4

Binnacle. TR 100, reflector binnacle, general correspondence, 1973-1978, undated.

8 5

Binnacle. TR 100, reflector binnacle, general information, 1974-1978.

8 6

Binnacle. TR 100, reflector binnacle, instrument description and instructions for correcting, undated.

8 7

Binnacle. TR 100, reflector binnacle, purchase orders, 1977, undated.

8 8

Binnacle. TR 100, reflector binnacle, photographs & negatives, undated.

8 9

Binnacle. TR 100 (also TX 100, TR 101), reflector binnacle, miscellaneous measured drawings, undated.

8 10

Binnacle. Mk II Mod 0, “Technical Manual” & other records, 1971, 1972, undated.

8 11

Binnacle. Mk II Mod 0, contract # N00104-70-D-0350, Technical Manual, undated [1970].

8 12

Binnacle. Mk II Mod 0, contract # N00104-71-C-1645, Technical Manual, [1971].

8 13

Binnacle. No. 3, order for drawings, 1972.

8 14

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, general correspondence & other records, 1965, 1990, undated.

8 15

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, correspondence with United States Coast Guard, 1970.

8 16

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, correspondence with Henschel Corp, 1973.

8 17

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, adjusting, 1970, undated.

8 18

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, mounting & adjusting instructions, undated.

8 19

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, parts list, diagram and manufacturing instructions, 1962, 1967, 1994.

8 20

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, parts, flinders bar elements, 1969, undated.

8 21

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, parts, nameplate, 1972.

8 22

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, purchase orders, 1967-1968.

8 23

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, photos & slides, undated.

8 24

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, measured drawings, 1967-1972, undated.

8 25

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, miscellaneous notes, undated.

8 26

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, contract # N00024-67-M-5344, 1966-1967.

8 27

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, contract # N00024-68-C-5152, 1967-1968.

9 1

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, contract # N00024-68-C-5152, photos, slides & microfilm, undated.

9 2

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, contract # N00024-69-M-5192, 1969.

9 3

Compass. No. 5, Illumination, type B light assembly information (for Government of Israel), 1977, 1979, 1982.

9 4

Compass. No. 5, “For the Government of Israel”, 1979.

9 5

Compass. No. 5 (Mk II Mod 0), “Schedule of Material: Quantity Required for One. . . ”, undated.

9 6

Compass. No. 5, contract # N00104-76-D-5926, includes mounting instructions, 1958-1959, 1976, undated.

9 7

Compass. 6 in. compass, 1961, 1966.

9 8

Compass. Mk 8, Technical Manual, 1962.

9 9

Compass. Mk 8, proposal and other miscellaneous information, 1968.

9 10

Compass. Navy 7 ½ in., Mk I Mod 1, “Proposed Redesign. . .”, 1968, 1973, undated.

9 11

Compass. Mk I Mod 3, 1976.

9 12

Compass. Compass reader, 1958, 1972.

9 13

Compass. OSD 100, Subsea Compass, 1973, 1975, undated.

9 14

Compass. Proposed Auto Compass, 1974.

9 15

Compass. LMC 101-D Lifeboat Compass, light stick illumination, 1977.

9 16

Digicourse. Includes measured drawings, 1976-1977.

9 17

Digicourse. Promotional materials, 1977.

9 18

Indicator Position Angle, 1974.

9 19

Portable Wind Direction Instrument, undated.

9 20

“Sample quality control”, 1969, undated.

9 21

Thruster Lever, 1975.

9 22

Wrist Compass. “1) Contract information”, 1964-1965, undated.

9 23

Wrist Compass. “2) Miscellaneous test reports”, 1964-1965.

9 24

Wrist Compass. “3) Quotations”, 1963-1965.

9 25

Wrist Compass. “4) Part # 1, bowl”, 1964-1965, undated.

9 26

Wrist Compass. “5) Part # 2, course ring”, 1964-1965.

10 1

Wrist Compass. “6) Part # 3, course ring cover – bottom”, 1964.

10 2

Wrist Compass. “7) Part # 4, course ring cover – top”, 1964-1965.

10 3

Wrist Compass. “8) Part # 5, bowl cover”, 1964.

10 4

Wrist Compass. “9) Part # 6, jewel post", 1964.

10 5

Wrist Compass. “10) Part # 7, jewel”, 1964-1965.

10 6

Wrist Compass. “11) Part # 8, retainer disc”, 1964-1965.

10 7

Wrist Compass. “12) Part # 9, retainer ring”, 1964.

10 8

Wrist Compass. “13) Part # 10, diaphragm”, 1964-1965.

10 9

Wrist Compass. “14) Part # 11, pivot”, 1964-1965, undated.

10 10

Wrist Compass. “15) Part # 12, pivot cap”, 1964.

10 11

Wrist Compass. “16) Part # 13, magnet holder”, 1964.

10 12

Wrist Compass. “17) Part # 14, magnets”, 1964-1965.

10 13

Wrist Compass. “18) Part # 15, spring”, 1956, 1964-1965.

10 14

Wrist Compass. “19) Part # 16, card”, 1964.

10 15

Wrist Compass. “20) Part # 17, wrist strap”, 1963-1965.

10 16

Wrist Compass. “21) Part # 18, screw”, 1965.

10 17

Wrist Compass. “22) Part # 19, filler plug gasket”, 1964-1965.

10 18

Wrist Compass. “23) Part # 20, compass liquid”, 1963, 1965.

10 19

Wrist Compass. “24) Part # 21, screw”, 1965.

10 20

Wrist Compass. “Cost per unit", 1964.

10 21

Wrist Compass. Mk I Mod 1, parts lists with prices, undated.

10 22

Wrist Compass. Mk I Mod 1, Phase I, 1965-1966.

10 23

Wrist Compass. Mk I Mod 1, Phase I, 1967.

10 24

Wrist Compass. Mk I Mod 1, Phase I, Interim Report, 1965 September-1966 April.

10 25

Wrist Compass. Mk I Mod 1, [Phase I], Interim report, 1966 April-October.

10 26

Wrist Compass. Mk I Mod 1, Phase II, redesign. See also: II. John P Mays / a. Instrument files / f. Wrist Compass. Contract no. Nobs 94002, “Wrist Compass Design,” 1965-1969, 1967.

10 27

Wrist Compass. Mk I Mod 1, Phase II, Interim Report, 1967 July-November.

10 28

Wrist Compass. [SK 1007], proposed change in design, 1968.

10 29

Wrist Compass. SK 1007, Test Reports 1-3, 1969-1970.

10 30

Wrist Compass. SK 1007, Test Reports 1-5 with related correspondence, 1969, 1970.

10 31

Wrist Compass. LS-100, correspondence, 1966-1971, undated.

10 32

Wrist Compass. LS-100, general information, undated.

11 1

Wrist Compass. LS-100, development drawings, 1969.

11 2

Wrist Compass. LS-100, photographs, negatives and measured drawing, undated.

11 3

Wrist Compass. LS 3, general information, 1978.

11 4

Wrist Compass. Packing lists & test certification forms, 1964-1965.

11 5

Wrist Compass. Correspondence & inspection reports, 1965, 1966, undated.

11 6

Wrist Compass. Correspondence, 1965-1969.

11 7

Wrist Compass. Correspondence, 1970-1972, undated.

11 8

Wrist Compass. Correspondence, 1968, 1974-1979, 1982, undated.

11 9

Wrist Compass. Correspondence with Westinghouse Electric Corp, 1969-1970, undated.

11 10

Wrist Compass. General information, 1968.

11 11

Wrist Compass. Sketches and measured drawings, 1965-1969, undated.

11 12

Wrist Compass. Parts purchase orders, 1967, 1971-1973.

11 13

Wrist Compass. Product testing, environmental tests, 1969.

11 14

Wrist Compass. Product testing, “Test Report #2.”, 1969.

11 15

Wrist Compass. Product testing, 1970.

11 16

Wrist Compass. Operating & storage instructions, undated.

11 17

Wrist Compass. Sample parts, undated.

11 18

Wrist Compass. Materials catalog (NOT HAND), undated.

11 19

Wrist Compass. Contract # Nobs 66367, 1954-1955.

12 1

Wrist Compass. Contract # Nobs 78324, 1958-1962.

12 2

Wrist Compass. Contract # N104-2518A, 1963-1964, undated.

12 3

Wrist Compass. Contract # N104-3788A, 1964-1965.

12 4

Wrist Compass. Contract # Nobs 94002, “Wrist Compass Design” (contains photographs). See also: II. John P. Mays / a. Instrument files / f. Wrist compass. Phase II, 1967, 1965-1969.

12 5

Wrist Compass. Contract #’s N104-19516A and N00104-67-B-1746, 1967-1968.

12 6

Wrist Compass. Contract # N00104-68-D-0036, 1967.

12 7

Wrist Compass. Contract # Nobs 94002, 1970.

12 8

Wrist Compass. Contract # Nobs 94002, 1970 February.

12 9

Wrist Compass. Contract # N00104-73-R-ZH46, undated [1973].

12 10

Wrist Compass. Contracts, 1964-1967.

12 11

Wrist Compass. Contracts, 1967-1968.

12 12

Wrist Compass. Advertisement in Collier’s Magazine, 1955 May 27.

43 1

Multiple Instruments. Compass jewels, 1978.

12 13

Unidentified. Parts lists, undated.

12 14

Unidentified. Parts calibration, 1969-1974.

12 15

Unidentified. Purchase orders, 1968-1969.

12 16

Unidentified. Certificates of compliance from Engar Machine Company, 1972.

12 17

Unidentified. Miscellaneous, measured drawings, undated.

12 18

Unidentified. Page from manual, “Installation of Compass Correction Components.”, undated.

12 19

Unidentified. Miscellaneous: purchase orders, test reports, inspection reports, correspondence, photographs and other materials, 1958-1989, undated.

12 20

b. Correspondence and subject files, 1957-1977, undated.

Box Folder

Advertisements, 1958-1959.

12 21

“Amendment to invitation to bid”, 1957.

12 22

Baker, Lyman and Company, 1961, undated.

12 23

Company Boat, Evaluator, logbook, 1960.

12 24

Company Boat, Evaluator, 1972-1974, undated.

13 1

Company Boat, Evaluator, undated.

13 2

Company Building. Cherry Hill, New Jersey, photograph album. See also: VI. Photographs / a. Portraits and snapshots / f. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1963, 1965, undated, 1969.

13 3

Company History. “Contents of Nautical Room”, 1976.

13 4

Company History. Scrapbook. 1:3, 1969-1973.

13 5

Company History. Scrapbook. 2:3, 1969-1973.

13 6

Company History. Scrapbook. 3:3, 1969-1973.

13 7

Company History. [Scrapbook, layout] includes negatives, undated.

13 8

Company History. Narratives about John E. Hand & early company history, undated.

13 9

Electro Marine Corporation. General correspondence, 1969-1976, undated.

13 10

Electro Marine Corporation. “Installation and Instruction for Model 600 Radio – Beacon System with Antenna and Pressure Case”, undated.

13 11

Electro Marine Corporation. “Report Covering Evaluation Tests Electro Magnetic Compass System Conducted on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter PT Turner WPB82365”, 1969.

13 12

Electro Marine Corporation. “Technical Manual for Solid State Inverters Models 111-D to 113-D”, undated.

13 13

Electro Marine Corporation. Brochures for multiple products, undated.

13 14

Electro Marine Corporation. “A New Electro-Magnetic Compass System”, 1969.

13 15

Electro Marine Corporation. Report, “Electric Remote Reading Compass System”, 1968.

13 16

Manual. “Compass Adjusting for Small Boat Owners,” by John F. Vandegrift, 1971.

13 17

“Quality Control System,” by John P. Mays, 1962.

14 1

Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Auctioneers, company auction, undated.

14 2

Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1963.

14 3

[Trade Show], unbound volume, undated.

14 4

Miscellaneous, notes, list of Company owned machinery and equipment, and other items, 1957, 1973, undated.

14 5

Miscellaneous, correspondence, 1963-1974, 1977, undated.

14 6

Electro Marine Corporation. Brochures for multiple products, undated.

13 14

Electro Marine Corporation. “A New Electro-Magnetic Compass System”, 1969.

13 15

Electro Marine Corporation. Report, “Electric Remote Reading Compass System”, 1968.

13 16

Manual. “Compass Adjusting for Small Boat Owners,” by John F. Vandegrift, 1971.

13 17

“Quality Control System,” by John P. Mays, 1962.

14 1

Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Auctioneers, company auction, undated.

14 2

Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1963.

14 3

[Trade Show], unbound volume, undated.

14 4

Miscellaneous, notes, list of Company owned machinery and equipment, and other items, 1957, 1973, undated.

14 5

Miscellaneous, correspondence, 1963-1974, 1977, undated.

14 6

III. Irene Richael Records, 1955-2002, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Irene Richeal, like John P. Mays, advanced her position within the company. She joined the staff as a secretary in the 1940s; by the late 1970s she was one third owner of the firm and serving as General Manager. The records in this series date circa 1978 to 1998. They also document the company’s 1998 sale to San Diego-based company, Deutche-Optik. The series is divided into two subseries.

Subseries a, Instruments, houses information for company produced nautical instruments. Like Mays’s records, files are arranged alphabetically by instrument name.

Subseries b, Correspondence and Subject Files, is almost exclusively devoted to records produced through the company sale and associated transfer of instruments, antiques and records in the late 1990s.

a. Instruments, Bulk, 1967-1997 Bulk, 1967-1997 Bulk, 1967-1997 1955-2002 (Bulk, 1967-1997) .

Box Folder

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, 1967-1991, undated.

14 7

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, 1973-1999, undated.

14 8

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, 1985-1997, undated.

14 9

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5, Technical information, also incl. information regarding flinders bar, 1972-1987.

14 10

Binnacle. Mk VII Mod 5 & 7 ½ in. Compass (National Steel and Shipbuilding), 1991-1995, undated.

14 11

Binnacle. Navy Standard Binnacle and Reflector Hood, reel assembly, 1968-2002, undated.

14 12

Binnacle. Mk II Mod 1, Correspondence, 1986, undated.

14 13

Binnacle. No. 3, Test Reports, Shock & Vibration Tests, 1984.

14 14

Binnacle. No. 3, Test Reports, Shock & Vibration Tests, includes associated correspondence, 1982-1984.

14 15

Binnacle. No. 3, Contract # N64281-83-M-0473, 1983-1987.

15 1

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, Engineering change proposal, 1971-1983, undated.

15 2

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, Wire change, 1979, 1992.

15 3

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, Test Reports, Shock & Vibration Tests, 1968-1983, undated.

15 4

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3, 1970-1990, undated.

15 5

Binnacle/ Compass. No. 3 (Henschel Corp.), undated.

15 6

Compass. No. 3, 1979-1996, undated.

15 7

Compass. 7 ½ in. Reflector compass, 1988-1992.

15 8

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, 1965-1994, undated.

15 9

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, 1968-1970.

15 10

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, includes production time sheets and parts lists, 1976-1985, undated.

15 11

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, “Light Cap Assembly 01-300-8233.”, 1972-1996, undated.

15 12

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, “Mod 5-2 Reflector Compass Reader & Light Shield.”, 1979, 1981, undated.

15 13

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, bracket assembly, 1986, 1998, undated.

16 1

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, correction indicating device, incl. photographs, 1979, 1980, undated.

16 2

Compass. No. 5 Boat compass, shipping, 1998.

16 3

Compass. [No. 5 Boat compass], contract # N00104-87-M-TP65, 1987.

16 4

Compass. 4 in. Cruiser compass and 5 in. Hansphere compass, 1955-1995, undated.

16 5

Compass. Adjusting instructions, 1980, 1983, 1985, undated.

16 6

Compass. Compass card “artwork.” See also: V. Catalogs, printed materials & other ephemera / f. “Artwork,” compass card designs, 1969-1986, undated, 1979, undated.

16 7

Compass. Repair & other miscellaneous information, 1979-1980, undated.

16 8

Compass. Compass Readers, 1962-1995, undated.

16 9

Pelorus. 4 ½ in. Illuminated Pelorus, 0236 Mk I Mod 1, 1981, undated.

16 10

Nameplates. Transparencies, multiple instruments, 1970s, 1980s.

42 1

b. Correspondence and subject files, 1979-1999, undated.

Box Folder

Brown & Bigelow, re: advertising calendars, 1990.

16 11

Ritchie Navigation Instruments, 1987.

16 12

Company Sale. Sunset Cliffs Merchandizing Corporation. Company sale agreement & associated documentation, 1997.

16 13

Company Sale. Transition, packing lists (instruments sent to San Diego), 1997-1998.

16 14

Company Sale. Transition, general correspondence (mostly letters forwarded to San Diego), 1989, 1997-1998, undated.

16 15

Company Sale. Transition, general correspondence & other records, 1986, 1995, 1998-1999, undated.

16 16

Company Sale. Transition, general correspondence & other records, 1997-1998, undated.

16 17

Company Sale. Transition, purchase orders & invoices, 1997-1999.

16 18

Company Sale. Deutche-Optik, Feld-Fraktions-Periskop, undated.

16 19

Miscellaneous. Typescript of article “John E. Hand & Sons,” by Caron Golden, 1998.

16 20

Miscellaneous. Correspondence, certificate of approval from Coast Guard, and other records, 1979, 1997, undated.

16 21

IV. Vendor / distributor contacts and purchase orders, 1947-1969, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Series IV documents purchases of raw materials, parts and other supplies, and provides contact information for retailers that sold Hand Company products. It is divided into two subseries.

Subseries a. contains a Kardex® card file, which evidences the purchase of raw materials, parts and other supplies used in the manufacture of Hand instruments from 1947 to 1948. The information is organized in three ways. The first group is arranged numerically by parts’ identification numbers. Researchers should note that the identification numbers directly correlate to Series VII. Measured Drawings, subseries b. Engineering Plans, 1946-1948, which houses drawings for those parts. The second group is arranged alphabetically by the name of the relevant raw material. For example, all brass parts are filed together under the heading “brass.” The third group is arranged alphabetically by part name; all records for the purchase of bolts are filed together. Generally, in each of the three subgroups, researchers will be able to identify for which instrument the part or raw material was purchased, a product description, part identification number, purchase order number and date, quantity purchased and unit price. In addition, there is provided a vendor name with contact information.

Subseries b. houses an index card file that provides information on vendors and suppliers as well as distributors of Hand instruments for the period ca. 1950 to 1979. It, too, is divided into three alphabetically arranged groups. The first is alphabetized by the part or raw material name, providing the names, addresses and phone numbers for all suppliers of that particular product. Following are two alphabetically arranged groups of dealers and distributors that sold Hand instruments in their shops. The groups are dated ca. 1950 to 1960 and ca. 1960 to 1979, respectively. Each card lists the name and location of the company or individual and purchase dates.

a. Kardex® card file, 1947-1948.

Box Folder

Gauge stock, 1947-1948.

18 3

Rawhide, handles, & locks, 1947-1948.

18 4

Rivets & screws, 1947-1948.

18 5

Sockets, receptacles, & plugs, 1947-1948.

18 6

Sounding tubes, rods & wire, 1947-1948.

18 7

Telephones, radio parts, lamps, & bulbs, 1947-1948.

18 8

Wire, 1947-1948.

18 9

Final assembly, 1947-1948.

18 10

Aluminum rod & sheet, 1947-1948.

19 1

Brass rod, 1947-1948.

19 2

Brass sheet, 1947-1948.

19 3

Brass tube & angle, 1947-1948.

19 4

Brass parts (various), 1947-1948.

19 5

Bronze rod, strip & sheet, 1947-1948.

19 6

Copper strip, 1947-1948.

19 7

Steel rod, 1947-1948.

19 8

Enamel, varnish, & paint, 1947-1948.

19 9

Glass, vinylite, plexiglass, & plastic, 1947-1948.

19 10

Rubber & neoprene, 1947-1948.

19 11

Wood, 1947-1948.

19 12

Miscellaneous. 1:2, 1947-1948.

19 13

Miscellaneous. 2:2, 1947-1948.

19 14

b. Index Card File, 1950-1969, undated.

Box Folder

Products and materials A-C, undated.

20 1

Products and materials D-H, undated.

20 2

Products and materials I-O, undated.

20 3

Products and materials P-R, undated.

20 4

Products and materials S-W, undated.

20 5

Dealers & Distributors A-C, 1950-1959.

20 6

Dealers & Distributors D-G, 1950-1959.

20 7

Dealers & Distributors H-L, 1950-1959.

20 8

Dealers & Distributors M-N, 1950-1959.

20 9

Dealers & Distributors O-R, 1950-1959.

20 10

Dealers & Distributors S, 1950-1959.

20 11

Dealers & Distributors T-Z, 1950-1959.

20 12

Dealers & Distributors A-E, 1960-1969.

20 13

Dealers & Distributors F-M, 1960-1969.

20 14

Dealers & Distributors N-W, 1960-1969.

20 15

V. Catalogs, printed material & other ephemera, 1909-1993, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Materials created by the Hand Company to market their products are housed in Series V. In addition there are competitor catalogs, federal specification pamphlets and other printed materials. There are no formal subseries.

Sales catalogs, dating from ca. 1909 to 1915, followed by four catalog-like volumes, dating ca. 1915 and 1956 to 1965, are first in the series. The last volumes are basically assembled brochures, ephemera and photographs. Next, researchers will find issues of “The Nautical Almanac” (published until 1920) and “The Hand Book” (published after 1926). Produced as comprehensive reference guides for seafarers these Hand Company publications included, among other things, tide charts, pertinent addresses, coastal and geodetic surveys, compass reading instructions, Morse code and the Beaufort scale of winds. Other printed materials include, advertising brochures, individual catalog pages, design layout materials and promotional calendars. Wrapping up the series are numerous competitors’ catalogs, federal specifications and other miscellaneous materials.

Please review folder listing for further details.

Box Folder

Company catalog, 1909, undated.

21 1

Company catalog, 1911.

21 2

Company catalog, [circa 1915], undated.

21 3

[Company catalog], unbound, 1956, undated.

21 4

[Company catalog], price lists, unbound, 1957-1990.

21 5

[Company catalog], brochures and other advertisements, unbound. Incl. photographs, 1965, undated.

21 6

[Company catalog], brochures and other advertisements, unbound. Incl. photographs, undated, [circa 1915].

21 7

Nautical Almanac, 1907.

21 8

Nautical Almanac, 1914.

21 9

Nautical Almanac, 1915.

21 10

Nautical Almanac, 1916.

21 11

Nautical Almanac, 1917.

21 12

Nautical Almanac, 1918.

21 13

Nautical Almanac, 1919.

21 14

Nautical Almanac, 1920.

22 1

The Hand Book, 1926.

22 2

The Hand Book, 1927.

22 3

The Hand Book, 1928.

22 4

Brochures / catalog pages. Binnacles, undated.

22 5

Brochures / catalog pages. Compasses, 1947, 1959, undated.

22 6

Brochures / catalog pages. Depth Gauge, undated.

22 7

Brochures / catalog pages. Deviastat, undated.

22 8

Brochures / catalog pages. Megaphone, undated.

22 9

Brochures / catalog pages. Mile Dial, undated.

22 10

Brochures / catalog pages. Pelorus, undated.

22 11

Brochures / catalog pages. Sounding Machines & Accessories, undated.

22 12

Brochures / catalog pages. Spot Cord, undated.

22 13

Brochures / catalog pages. Taffrail Log, undated.

22 14

Brochures / catalog pages. “Take Care of It!”, undated.

22 15

Brochures / catalog pages. Telemile & Telespeed, undated.

22 16

Brochures / catalog pages. “Your Ultimate Cruiser: Matthews ‘38’ Deluxe Sedan” (Not Hand), 1947.

22 17

Layout sheets. “As Seen in Yachting,” compass advertisement, undated.

22 18

Layout sheets. Binnacle, unidentified model, undated, before 1965.

42 2

Layout sheets. Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, undated, [circa 1965].

42 3

Layout sheets. “Crusader Compass”, undated.

22 19

Layout sheets. “Cruiser Compass”, undated.

42 4

Layout sheets. “Hansphere Model Compass”, undated.

22 20

Layout sheets. Hansphere, advertising brochure, undated.

42 5

Layout sheets. Hansphere, mounted photographs. See also: V. Catalogs, printed materials & other ephemera / f. Layout sheets. “Take Care of It!” 2:3, undated, undated.

42 6

Layout sheets. “Miledile,” mounted photographs, 1946.

42 7

Layout sheets. Sounding Machine, undated, [circa 1930].

42 8

Layout sheets. “Take Care of It!” 1:3, undated.

22 21
Layout sheets. “Take Care of It!” 2:3, undated.
See also

V. Catalogs, printed materials & other ephemera / f. Layout sheets. Hansphere, mounted photographs, undated

22 22

Layout sheets. “Take Care of It!” 3:3, undated.

42 4

Layout sheets. Telespeed/ Telemile, undated.

22 23

Layout sheets. Wrist Compass Catalog, 1968.

22 24

Layout sheets, Miscellaneous mounted photographs.

25 22

“Artwork.” Compass card designs, 1:2, undated.

23 1

“Artwork.” Compass card designs, 2:2, undated, 1969, 1970, 1986.

42 9

“Artwork.” Telespeed, undated.

23 2

“Artwork.” Logo design for company boat, undated, [circa1975].

FF

Hand business cards, 1964, undated.

23 3

Aqua Meter Instrument Corp, 1965-1966.

23 4

Bureau of Ships Manual, “Remote Reading Magnesyn Compass Marine Type”, 1944.

23 5

“Which Way is Home?”, 1972.

23 6

United States. Coast Guard [Requisition for Binnacle], undated.

23 7

Miscellaneous. Includes driving maps of Trenton, New Jersey and Pennsauken, New Jersey, undated, [circa 1985].

23 8

Competitor catalogs. Baker, Lyman, & Co., Inc., undated.

24 1

Competitor catalogs. Cassens & Plath, undated.

24 2

Competitor catalogs. Chelsea Clock Co., undated.

24 3

Competitor catalogs. Danforth/White, 1967.

24 4

Competitor catalogs. Davis Instrument Corp., 1979.

24 5

Competitor catalogs. E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Inc., 1929, undated.

24 6

Competitor catalogs. Hull Manufacturing Co., undated.

24 7

Competitor catalogs. Keefer & Co., undated.

24 8

Competitor catalogs. Marine Compass Co., undated.

24 9

Competitor catalogs. Marine Instruments Ltd., undated.

24 10

Competitor catalogs. Nuclear Engineering Co., Inc., undated.

24 11

Competitor catalogs. Radiomarine Corporation of America, circa 1946.

24 12

Competitor catalogs. Shaw Model Maker, undated.

24 13

Competitor catalogs. Sherrill, undated.

24 14

Competitor catalogs. Silva Inc., undated.

24 15

Competitor catalogs. Stryker Machine Products Co., undated.

24 16

Competitor catalogs. Tel-A-Comp Inc., undated.

24 17

Competitor catalogs. Thos. Walker & Son Ltd., 1948.

24 18

Competitor catalogs. T.S. & J.D. Negus, 1936, undated.

24 19

Competitor catalogs. W.T. Darrach Co., 1960.

24 20

Competitor catalogs. Multiple. [Unbound], 1970.

24 21

Competitor catalogs. Multiple. [Unbound], 1972.

24 22

Periodicals, 1948.

24 23

Periodicals, 1968, 1976, 1993.

24 24

Promotional Calendars, 1967-1990.

25

Federal specification, 18C14 (INT). Compasses: Boat, Magnetic, Navy Standard No. 3 with Compensating Binnacle, 1945.

26 1

Federal specification, DOD-STD-480A. Military Standard Configuration Control: Engineering Changes, Deviations, & Waivers, 1978.

26 2

Federal specification, MIL-B-16541B (WP). Bronze, Valve: Castings, 1964.

26 3

Federal specification, MIL-B-16541B (OS). Bronze, Valve: Castings, 1964, 1968.

26 4

Federal specification, MIL-C-23472 (SHIPS). Compass: Ship. Transmitting, magnetic, 1963.

26 5

Federal specification. MIL-C-2370A. Case: First Aid Packet or Lensatic Compass, M-1942, 1953.

26 6

Federal specification, MIL-C-382148 (USAF). Military Specification Compass: Magnetic, Mounted, 1968.

26 7

Federal specification, MIL-E-917C (Navy). Electric Power Equipment, Basic Requirements for (Naval Shipboard Use), 1960.

26 8

Federal specification, MIL-E-16400G (Navy). Electronic, interior communication & navigation equipment, naval ship and shore, 1974.

26 9

Federal specification, MIL-H-3982B. Hardware (fasteners and related items), packaging and packing for shipment of, 1964.

26 10

Federal specification, MIL-I-45208A. Inspection System Requirements, 1963.

26 11

Federal specification, MIL-I-983E (Ships). Interior communication equipment, naval shipboard; Basic design requirements for, 1966.

26 12

Federal specification, MIL-L-5020A and B. Liquid, Compass, Aircraft, 1956, 1975.

26 13

Federal specification, MIL-M-15071G (Navy). Manuals, technical; Equipments and systems content requirements for, 1969.

26 14

Federal specification, MIL-M-19590B. Marking of commodities and containers to indicate radioactive material, 1958.

26 15

Federal specification, MIL-Q-9858A. Quality Program Requirements, 1963.

26 16

Federal specification, MIL-R-3781D. Roller motorized 3-wheel, 10 to 12 ton gasoline or diesel engine driver, 1972.

26 17

Federal specification, MIL-S-901C (Navy). Shock tests, High impact, Shipboard machinery, Equipment & systems, Requirements for, 1964.

26 18

Federal specification, MIL-S-3950C. Switch, Toggle, General Specification for, 1967, 1968.

26 19

Federal specification, MIL-T-46072 (MR). Tube, round, copper alloy numbers 330, 331, 332, and 370 (leaded brass), seamless, 1963.

26 20

Federal specification, MIL-STD-120. Gage Inspection, 1950.

26 21

Federal specification, MIL-STD-276. Impregnation of porous, nonferrous metal casting, 1956.

26 22

Federal specification, MIL-STD-105B. Military Standard Sampling Procedures for Inspection by Attributes, 1958-1961.

26 23

Federal specification, MIL-STD-105D. Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes, 1963.

26 24

Federal specification, MIL-STD-129D. Marking for Shipment and Storage, 1964-1969.

26 25

Federal specification, MIL-STD-108E. Definitions and basic requirements for enclosures for electric and electronic equipment, 1966.

26 26

Federal specification, MIL-STD-480. Configuration Control: Engineering Changes, Deviations, and Waivers, 1968.

26 27

Federal specification, MIL-STD-171C (MR). Finishing of Metal and Wood Surfaces, 1972.

26 28

Federal specification, QQ-B-613c. Brass, leaded and nonleaded: flat products, 1967.

27 1

Federal specification, QQ-B-621b. Brass, castings, leaded yellow, 1957.

27 2

Federal specification, QQ-B-626c. Brass, leaded and nonleaded: Rod, shaped, forgings, & flat products with finished edges, 1967.

27 3

Federal specification, QQ-B-637a. Brass, naval: Rod, wire, shapes, forging, & flat products with finished edges, 1967.

27 4

Federal specification, QQ-B-639a. Brass, naval: Flat products, 1967.

27 5

Federal specification, QQ-B-654. Brazing alloys, silver, 1970.

27 6

Federal specification, QQ-C-390. Copper alloy castings (including cast bar), 1967.

27 7

Federal specification, QQ-I-652b. Iron castings, gray, undated.

27 8

Federal specification, QQ-W-321d. Wire, copper alloy, 1967.

27 9

Federal specification, TT-W-571. Wood preservative: Treating practices, 1968.

27 10

Federal specification, MIL-Q-9858A. Quality Program Requirements, 1963.

26 16

Federal specification, MIL-R-3781D. Roller motorized 3-wheel, 10 to 12 ton gasoline or diesel engine driver, 1972.

26 17

Federal specification, MIL-S-901C (Navy). Shock tests, High impact, Shipboard machinery, Equipment & systems, Requirements for, 1964.

26 18

Federal specification, MIL-S-3950C. Switch, Toggle, General Specification for, 1967, 1968.

26 19

Federal specification, MIL-T-46072 (MR). Tube, round, copper alloy numbers 330, 331, 332, and 370 (leaded brass), seamless, 1963.

26 20

Federal specification, MIL-STD-120. Gage Inspection, 1950.

26 21

Federal specification, MIL-STD-276. Impregnation of porous, nonferrous metal casting, 1956.

26 22

Federal specification, MIL-STD-105B. Military Standard Sampling Procedures for Inspection by Attributes, 1958-1961.

26 23

Federal specification, MIL-STD-105D. Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes, 1963.

26 24

Federal specification, MIL-STD-129D. Marking for Shipment and Storage, 1964-1969.

26 25

Federal specification, MIL-STD-108E. Definitions and basic requirements for enclosures for electric and electronic equipment, 1966.

26 26

Federal specification, MIL-STD-480. Configuration Control: Engineering Changes, Deviations, and Waivers, 1968.

26 27

Federal specification, MIL-STD-171C (MR). Finishing of Metal and Wood Surfaces, 1972.

26 28

Federal specification, QQ-B-613c. Brass, leaded and nonleaded: flat products, 1967.

27 1

Federal specification, QQ-B-621b. Brass, castings, leaded yellow, 1957.

27 2

Federal specification, QQ-B-626c. Brass, leaded and nonleaded: Rod, shaped, forgings, & flat products with finished edges, 1967.

27 3

Federal specification, QQ-B-637a. Brass, naval: Rod, wire, shapes, forging, & flat products with finished edges, 1967.

27 4

Federal specification, QQ-B-639a. Brass, naval: Flat products, 1967.

27 5

Federal specification, QQ-B-654. Brazing alloys, silver, 1970.

27 6

Federal specification, QQ-C-390. Copper alloy castings (including cast bar), 1967.

27 7

Federal specification, QQ-I-652b. Iron castings, gray, undated.

27 8

Federal specification, QQ-W-321d. Wire, copper alloy, 1967.

27 9

Federal specification, TT-W-571. Wood preservative: Treating practices, 1968.

27 10

VI. Photographs and negatives, 1873-1987, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Series VI houses a majority of the collection’s photographic prints and negatives. It is divided into two subseries.

Subseries a, Portraits and Snapshots, gathers together images in which the subject matter is other than nautical instruments. Portraits of John E. Hand, his sons and grandsons as well as images of men working in the Atco factory at the turn of the twentieth century offer a glimpse into a more personal side of the business, which is otherwise absent from the collection. Researchers will also find images of nearly all company buildings in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Subseries b, Instruments, contains a collection of black and white photographs of company manufactured nautical instruments that are presumed to date from the early decades of the twentieth-century. Other prints were added to the record group during processing, dating from the second half of the twentieth century. Photographs are arranged alphabetically by instrument name.

Filed at the end of each of the subseries are negatives of various formats including 2 x 3 in. and 35 mm. While many of the negatives match photographs in the series, there are numerous negatives for which there are no corresponding prints.

a. Portraits and snapshots, 1873-1987, undated.

Box Folder

John E. Hand, circa 1873.

43 2

John E. Hand, circa 1900; 1930, undated.

28 1

Bartram Hand, 1916, undated.

28 2

John L. Hand, 1972, undated.

28 3

[John L. Hand], multiple images, undated.

44 1

John B. Hand, 1974, 1987.

28 4

John P. Mays, undated.

28 5

John P. Mays (un-framed), undated.

44 2

Staff, Men working, 1915, undated.

28 6

Staff, Men working, [1940s?], undated.

28 7

[Staff], Christmas party, 1943.

28 8

Staff, Testing Mk VII Mod 5 binnacle, [circa 1970], undated.

43 3

Building, Atco, New Jersey, [circa 1900], undated.

28 9

Building, Atco, New Jersey (mounted photos), [circa 1900], undated.

28 10

Building, Atco, New Jersey, exterior and interior images, 1915, undated.

44 3

Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1963, 1965, undated.

28 11

Building, Haddonfield, New Jersey, [before 1964?], undated.

28 12

Building, Philadelphia, 3rd and Chestnut Streets, prior to construction of the Hand Building, [circa 1880?], undated.

44 4

Building, Philadelphia, PA, 243 Chestnut St, undated.

28 13

Building, Unidentified Retail Location, Baltimore (?), undated.

28 14

Building, Unidentified Interior, Cherry Hill (?), undated.

28 15

Company Boat, Evaluator, undated.

28 16
Photo Albums, containing copies of historic photographs, probably compiled by John Mays, [circa 1973], undated.
See also

II. John P. Mays / b. Correspondence and subject files / f. Company history. Multiple files

28 17

[Samuel T. Freeman & Co., Company auction], circa 1976.

28 18

Trade Show set ups, circa 1940s, 1960s, undated.

28 19

USCGS Bear, arctic expedition, [1924], undated.

44 5

Miscellaneous, Unidentified prints, undated.

28 20

Miscellaneous, Unidentified negatives (not related to Hand Company), 1986, undated.

28 21

Negatives. John E. Hand, undated.

31 1

Negatives. John L. Hand, A. Badger, and John P. Mays, undated.

31 2

Negatives. Bill Braaksma, undated.

31 3

Negatives. Charles Summer, pictures on a boat, 1971.

31 4

Negatives. Staff, miscellaneous images, incl. a group portrait from staff Christmas Party, circa 1900, undated.

31 5

Negatives. Building, Atco, New Jersey, exterior, undated.

31 6

Negatives. Building, Haddonfield, New Jersey, exterior, [circa 1915], undated.

31 7

Negatives. Building, Haddonfield, New Jersey, exterior. “Hand building & station” (incl. portrait of unidentified man), 1963.

31 8

Negatives. Building, Haddonfield, New Jersey, exterior & interior, 1966.

31 9

Negatives. Building, [Haddonfield, New Jersey], interior, undated.

31 10

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, exterior, 1963.

31 11

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, exterior, 1965.

31 12

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, exterior, 1977.

31 13

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, exterior in winter, 1969.

31 14

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, exterior & interior (“fish eye” lens), 1968.

31 15

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, interior (“fish eye” lens), 1965.

31 16

Negatives. Building. Cherry Hill, New Jersey, interior, 1963.

31 17

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, interior. Nautical Room, 1976.

31 18

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, interior. Office, 1967.

31 19

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, interior. Trophy Room, 1966.

31 20

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, interior. Trophy Room (50mm lens), 1966.

31 21

Negatives. Building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, interior. Trophy Room (“fish eye” lens), 1968.

31 22

Negatives. Building, Philadelphia, PA, 243 Chestnut St, undated.

31 23

Negatives. Building, unidentified, “Old Hand Building,” interior, 1965.

31 24

Negatives. Auction, 1975 April 16.

31 25

Negatives. Show Installation for New York Show, (trade show?), 1977 January 10.

31 26

Negatives. News clippings & other historic documents. 1:4, circa 1960.

31 27

Negatives. News clippings & other historic documents. 2:4, circa 1960.

31 28

Negatives. News clippings & other historic documents. 3:4, circa 1960.

31 29

Negatives. News clippings & other historic documents. 4:4, circa 1960.

31 30

1907 Nautical Almanac and Co. catalog, undated.

31 31

Negatives. USCGC Bear, arctic expedition. 1:2, 1924.

31 32

Negatives. USCGC Bear, arctic expedition. 2:2, 1924.

31 33

Negatives. USCG Gallatin, incl. shots of instruments, 1970 May.

31 34

Negatives. Tanker, Great Lakes, 1978.

31 35

Negatives. “Parma, 1902-1935.”, undated.

31 36

Negatives. Oil Paintings of Ship, owned by J.B. Hand?, undated.

31 37

Reel to Reel Film. Wrist Compass L-S-I Lonnie A. Sutherland: Side #1: “1st Meeting July 19, 1969”, “392 Pre-Agreement”, “520 Talk about sales”, “972 End”; Side #2 "Tape sent us Sept. 1, 1969”, “390 Return tape 9/12/69”.

Box

“683 Phone call 10/30/69”, 1969.

40

Reel to Reel Film. J.E. Hand & Sons Co. Auction. Samuel T. Freeman Co. Philadelphia, PA, 1975 April 22.

40

b. Instruments, 1900-1990, undated.

Box Folder

Azimuth, photo nos. 6591-6592, 6594, undated.

28 22

Azimuth, multiple models, undated.

28 23

Banjo, undated.

28 24

Binnacle, circa 1900.

28 25

Binnacle, “CG Binnacle.”, 1986.

28 26

Binnacle, Eureka u/4 Binnacle, photo nos. 3680-3681, undated.

28 27

Binnacle, Hand Skylight Binnacle, photo no. 60356, undated.

28 28

Binnacle, LNS Binnacle, photo nos. 2908-2910, undated.

28 29

Binnacle, LNS Binnacle, photo nos. 3710-3711, undated.

28 30

Binnacle, LNS Binnacle, photo nos. 3713-3715, undated.

28 31

Binnacle, LNS Binnacle, photo no. 7048, undated.

28 32

Binnacle, LNS Binnacle, multiple models, undated.

28 33

Binnacle, Mk VII Mod 5, Lens & Mirror Housing Assembly, undated.

28 34

Binnacle, Navy Standard Binnacle, photo nos. 370-371, undated.

28 35

Binnacle, “N.S. Binnacle & Compass.”, undated.

28 36

Binnacle, Navy Standard Binnacle, unidentified models. 1:3, undated.

28 37

Binnacle, Navy Standard Binnacle, unidentified models. 2:3, undated.

29 1

Binnacle, Navy Standard Binnacle, unidentified model. 3:3, undated.

44 6

Binnacle, No. 3 Reflector Binnacle (for Henschel Corp.), undated.

29 2

Binnacle, Offshore Binnacle & Compass, 1990.

29 3

Binnacle, PD Binnacle, photo nos. 1146-1147, undated.

29 4

Binnacle, PD Binnacle, photo nos. 57281, 57855-56, 57865, undated.

29 5

Binnacle, PD Binnacle, photo nos. 58396-58399, undated.

29 6

Binnacle, PD Binnacle, various images, undated.

29 7

Binnacle, [Reflector Binnacle], unidentified model, circa 1990.

29 8

Binnacle, Shelf Binnacle, unidentified model, undated.

29 9

Binnacle, Shelf Binnacle with Compasses, multiple models, 1990, undated.

29 10

Binnacle, ST7 Binnacle with Spherical Compass, photo nos. 3328-3332, undated.

29 11

Binnacle, STD 7-9 Binnacle with Spherical Compass, photo nos. 1148-1150, undated.

29 12

Binnacle, TR100, reflector binnacle, undated.

29 13

Binnacle, Unidentified binnacle aboard the USCG Dallas, undated.

29 14

Clinometer, photo no. 68537, undated.

29 15

Clinometer, 1952.

29 16

Compass, “Boat Compass in Binnacle,” US Navy No. 4, undated.

29 17

Compass, Box compass, Pex model, undated.

29 18

Compass, Box compasses, multiple models, undated.

29 19

Compass, Navy Standard Compass with Azimuth Circle, photo nos. 6593-6594, 6596, undated.

29 20

Compass, Navy Standard Compass with Azimuth Circle, multiple images, undated.

29 21

Compass, T100 Compass & Binnacle, undated.

29 22

Compass, Unidentified models, undated.

29 23

Compass Readers, undated.

29 24

Compass Reader for 7 ½ in. to 10 in. cards, undated.

29 25

“Cruiser,” model AB-103-3, undated.

29 26

“Cruiser,” model AB-103-4D. 1:2, undated.

29 27

“Cruiser,” model AB-103-4D. 2:2, undated.

29 28

“Cruiser,” model AB-103-5D, undated.

29 29

[“Cruiser”], undated.

44 7

[“Cruiser”], unidentified models, undated.

29 30

Crusader, undated.

29 31

Dolphin, undated.

29 32

Electric Navigator Log, photo no. 6000, undated.

29 33

Hand Depth Gauge, undated.

29 34

Hand Deviastat, photo no. 2392, undated.

29 35

Hand Nantucket Harpoon Log, photo no. 6589, undated.

29 36

Hand Zephyr Taffrail Log, photo no. 6590, undated.

29 37

“Hansphere,” models HS-102-7f and HS-102-7fD, undated.

30 1

“Hansphere,” model HS-102-5g, undated.

30 2

[“Hansphere”], multiple models, undated.

30 3

[Hansphere], multiple models, undated.

44 8

Lifeboat Compass, Coast Guard, photo nos. 5861-5862, undated.

30 4

Lifeboat Compass, Maritime Comm, photo nos. 6226-6227, undated.

30 5

Matthews “38” Cruisers and other pleasure boats equipped with Hand Instruments, 1930s.

30 6

Parallel Rule, photo no. 2394, undated.

30 7

Pelorus, “A” pelorus, photo nos. 68535-68536, undated.

30 8

Pelorus & Stand (multiple versions), photo no. 6497, undated.

30 9

Pelorus, “Type CG 7 ½” photo no. 372, undated.

30 10

Pelorus, 4 ½ in. Pelorus, color prints & negatives, circa 1980.

30 11

Skylight Head, undated.

30 12

Sounding Machine, photo nos. 2911-2913, undated.

30 13

Sou’wester, undated.

30 14

Telespeed & Telemile, photo no. 2861, undated.

30 15

Telespeed & Telemile, photo nos. 5341-5343, undated.

30 16

Telespeed & Telemile, photo no. 6001, undated.

30 17

Telespeed & Telemile, photo no. 7259, undated.

30 18

Telespeed & Telemile, various shots, multiple models, undated.

30 19

Wrist Compass. See also: II. John P. Mays / a. Instrument files / f. Wrist Compass. LS-100, photographs & negatives, undated, circa 1955.

30 20

Album, incl. images of multiple instruments, undated.

30 21

Miscellaneous instruments, incl. photos of groups of instruments, undated.

30 22

Unidentified, binnacles, photo nos. 8184-8186, undated.

30 23

Unidentified [instrument to gauge direction of wind?], undated.

30 24

Unidentified instruments, undated.

30 25

Unidentified instruments, 1968, undated.

30 26

Unidentified instruments, undated.

44 9

Not Hand, incl. information on Bludworth Direction Finder & Radio (incl. blueprints), circa 1936.

30 27

Index to the following series of photos filed by John P. Mays, undated.

30 28

#2 Bearing Circle, undated.

30 29

#3 No. 3 Binnacle. Mk II Mod 0. Film of engineering plan, undated.

30 30

#4 Binnacle Hood Ref[lector], undated.

30 31

#6 Wrist Compass (includes negatives), undated.

30 32

#7 Mk VII Mod 5 Binnacle (prints & negatives), undated.

30 33

#12 Baker American Binnacle (color photos/slides), undated.

30 34

#16 Thruster Level, 2 models (color photos & negatives), undated.

30 35

#17 TR 100 (color photos & negatives), undated.

30 36

#18 Subsea Compass (color photos/slides), undated.

30 37

Negatives. Binnacle, Mk VII Mod. 5, 1968.

31 38

Negatives. Binnacle, Mk VII Mod. 5, 1968 December 13.

31 39

Negatives. Binnacle, Mk VII Mod. 5 Test Lab, 1968.

31 40

Negatives. Binnacle, Mk VII Mod. 5, Associated Testing Lab, 1968 August 17.

31 41

Negatives. Binnacle, Mk VII Mod. 5, reflector dome, 1977 April.

31 42

Negatives. Binnacle, Mk VII Mod. 5, hood, mirror, & lens assembly, 1978.

31 43

Negatives. Binnacle, Mk VII Mod. 5 (includes portrait of unidentified woman), undated.

31 44

Negatives. Binnacle, parts, flinders bar for No. 3 binnacle, undated.

31 45

Negatives. [Binnacle], Ref[lector] Assembly (Sperry Rand Corp), 1974 January 18.

31 46

Negatives. Binnacle, TR 100, “first pictures”, 1974.

31 47

Negatives. Binnacle, TR 100, 1978 February.

31 48

Negatives. Binnacle, TR 100, Reflector binnacle, circa 1961.

31 49

Negatives. Binnacle, two unidentified models, undated.

30 38

Negatives. Compass, 7 ½ in. Compass, 1968 May 3.

31 50

Negatives. Compass, No. 5 Compass (Gov’t of Israel order no. 833-80211-01-A-C1), 1978 February 24.

31 51

Negatives. Compass, Navy No. 5 and Mk 8, undated.

31 52

Negatives. Compass, “Old Compass, Correction on Compass”, undated.

31 53

Negatives. Compass reader, Mk I Mod. 4 on 7 ½ in. Compass, 1975 October.

31 54

Negatives. Mounts, L.M.C prop types of mounts, undated.

31 55

Negatives. Not Hand, Electro Marine Compass Remote Indicator, 1969 July.

31 56

Slides. Unidentified shelf binnacle. 1:2, undated.

31 57

Slides. Unidentified shelf binnacle. 2:2, undated.

31 58

VII. Measured drawings, 1912-1991, undated [bulk 1912-1980].

Scope and Contents note

This series houses engineering plans created or used by the Hand Company from 1912 to 1991. There are original pencil sketches and drawings, reproducibles, blueprints, sepia and diazo prints, photostats, photocopies and microfilm. It is divided into five subseries, which are based on the date of creation and/or maker. The first three subseries house plans created by the Hand Company. Following, are two subseries of engineering plans created by military agencies.

Subseries a, Engineering Plans Created Before 1946, retains drawings for a variety of nautical instruments designed and/or manufactured by the Hand Company from 1917 to 1946. A chronological arrangement was imposed during processing.

Subseries b, Engineering Plans Created from 1946 to 1948 was created by company engineers, providing for the construction of individual instrument parts and assembly. It is distinguished from other measured drawings subseries in the collection by its design and unique organizational scheme. All drawings within the group maintain the same format, which consists of a signature block in the lower right corner, and identification number and part name noted in the upper right corner. Identification numbers provide the basis for the numerical arrangement scheme.

Three categories of drawings are represented: instrument parts, part assembly diagrams and complete assembly diagrams. Instrument parts drawings are assigned eight digit identification numbers; the first four digits correspond to the general type of part, the last four correspond to the specific part. Please note, however, that folder titles reflect only the first four digits. Part assembly diagrams are identified by a four-digit number preceded by the letter “A,” and complete assembly diagram identification numbers are preceded by “CA.” A majority of parts plans are drawn to actual size, pictured on 8 ½ by 10 inch sheets of paper. Large format drawings also exist for a number of the plans.

Please note that there are two duplicate sets of drawings. The first houses “reproducible” pencil drawings, and the second consists of blueprint reproductions.

Researchers interested in materials or supplies used in the manufacture of these parts should also consult Series IV. Vendor / distributor Contacts and Purchase Orders, which contains a complimentary file; its organization mimics that of this subseries and it also dates to the mid 1940s.

Subseries c, Engineering Plans Created After 1948, contains drawings for company buildings as well as nautical instruments, dating from 1948 to 1991. A chronological arrangement was imposed during processing, with a group of unidentified drawings filed at the end.

Subseries d, Bureau of Ships (BuShips) and Other Military Issued Engineering Plans, gathers drawings associated with military contracts, identified by military identification numbers and agency names, from 1912 to 1972. The drawings are first grouped by agency; New York Navy Yard, Coast Guard, Bureau of Ships (BuShips), Ships Parts Control Center and the Naval Engineering Center, and then arranged chronologically. Folder titles take the following format: “Creating agency name. “Instrument name and/or title of drawing(s).” Drawing number(s).” Please review box and folder list for more details.

Subseries e, Filmed Engineering Plans (Aperture Cards), is the last subseries in Series VII. It consists of aperture cards, which are machine readable cards containing mounted microfilm. They were issued to the Hand Company by the Navy’s Bureau of Ships from 1974 to 1988. © 2007 Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library

Cards are marked with government assigned drawing numbers that coordinate with numbers assigned to drawings housed in the previous subseries. Please review the folder list for more details.

a. Engineering plans created before 1946, 1917-1948, undated.

Box
Box Folder

2 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

43 4

3 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

41 2

4 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

41 2

5 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

43 4
Flat-file Folder

6 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

1 4

7 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

1 4

8 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

1 4

9 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

1 4

10 in. compass bowl, 1917/1918.

1 4

Unidentified compass bowls, [1917/1918], undated.

1 3

Unidentified compass bowl, [1917-1918], undated.

1 6
Box Folder

Compass boxes, various sizes, 1918.

41 3

6 in. Hansphere, 1925.

32 1
Flat-file Folder

LNS binnacle, incl. drawing no. 1874, 1932, 1942, 1943, undated.

1 7
Box Folder

[A-st. C-1], various drawings, 1934.

43 5

OTS 7 (binnacle), 1934.

43 6
Flat-file Folder

Speed Indicator, 1935.

1 2
Box Folder

Hand Deviastat, 1935.

41 4

OTS-5, 1935.

41 4

PEX (compass), 1935.

41 4

Hand Log, [circa 1935], undated.

41 4

Parts: Trunion head, 1935.

32 2

Parts: Miscellaneous, 1935.

32 3

Parts: Miscellaneous, undated.

32 4

Telespeed / Telemile. 1:2, 1935, 1937.

32 5

Telespeed / Telemile. 2:2, 1935, 1937.

32 6

Speedometer unit (proposed design), 1938.

32 7

7 in. Spherical Compass, 1941.

41 5

Binnacle Type FSS with PEX, 1941.

41 5

Pneumatic Expansion Compass, 1941.

32 8

Pneumatic Expansion Compass, 1941.

41 5

UNS [compass], 1941.

41 5
Flat-file Folder

Broom Fairlead, 1942.

1 6
Box Folder

Punch 7 ½ in. card, 1942.

41 6
Flat-file Folder

Type PEX U/NS (compass), drawing no. 1875, 1942.

1 5

Type PEX U/5 (5 in. compass), drawing no. 1877, 1942.

1 5

Type PEX U/7 [7 in. compass], drawing no. 1878, [1942], undated.

1 5

Type SXD binnacle with U/5 compass, drawing no. 1882, 1942.

1 5
Box Folder

5 in. quadrantal globe, 1943.

32 9

[Pelorus], sketches, 1943, undated.

32 10
Flat-file Folder

Sounding Machine (sinker), 1943.

1 6

Type N.S. Compass, 1943.

1 6

ST U/7 (binnacle), quadrantal brackets, 1943.

1 2
Box Folder

U.N.S. Compass and New Float, 1943.

41 6

4 in. molded glass compass. 1:2, 1944, undated.

32 11

4 in. molded glass compass. 2:2, 1944, undated.

32 12

Compass reader, 1944.

41 7

Lifeboat compass. 1:2, 1944.

43 7
Flat-file Folder

Lifeboat compass. 2:2, 1944.

1 6
Box Folder

Compass box, 1947-1948.

41 7

5 in. spherical compass, undated.

32 13

7 in. Hansphere, undated.

41 8
Flat-file Folder

Binnacle type STQ-7 (dimension sketch), undated.

1 6
Box Folder

Clinometer, undated.

32 14

Compass bowls, misc. drawings and sketches, undated.

41 9

Unidentified, drawings, 1934-1935, undated.

32 15

Unidentified, blueprints, 1934, 1937, 1940, undated.

32 16

Unidentified, sketches and drawings, 1935, 1940, 1944, undated.

41 10

Unidentified, sketches and drawings, 1943, undated.

32 17
Flat-file Folder

Unidentified, 1935, undated.

1 2
Box Folder

Not Hand, “726 Meter mounting dimensions”, 1938.

32 18

Not Hand, “Hook up for a U-flex two tube reflex circuit”, undated.

32 19

b. Engineering plans created, 1946-1948, 1941-1963.

Box Folder

[Bills of Materials], Clinometer, 1946-1947.

32 39

AB-103, 1947-1948.

32 40

CA-100 to CA-157, AB-103-04, Saturn-II-2, 1946-1948.

45 1
Flat-file Folder

CA-100 to CA-159, AB-103-04, Unnumbered, 1946-1948.

2 1
Box Folder

CA-103, Instrument assembly diagrams, 1947-1948.

32 41

CA-154, Instrument assembly diagrams, 1947.

32 42

A-0000 to A-0049, Parts assembly diagrams, 1947.

32 43

A-0004 to A-0140, Parts assembly diagrams, 1946-1948.

45 2
Flat-file Folder

A-0014 to A-0132, Parts assembly diagrams, 1946-1948.

2 2
Box Folder

A-0050 to A-0099, Parts assembly diagrams, 1947.

32 44

A-0100 to A-0149, Parts assembly diagrams, 1947-1948.

32 45

0001 to 0025, 1946-1948.

45 3

0001, Bowl Rings, 1947-1948, 1963.

32 46

0002, Verge Rings, 1946-1947, 1963.

32 47

0003, Glass, 1946.

32 48

0004, Bowls, 1946-1948.

32 49

0005, Bellows, 1946-1947.

32 50

0006, Card Blanks, 1947-1948.

32 51

0007, Gimble Rings, 1946-1947.

32 52

0008, Spacer Ring, 1946.

32 53

0009, Under Lite Bellow Shield, 1947.

32 54

0010, Pivots, 1946-1947.

32 55

0011, Jewels, 1946-1947, 1957.

32 56

0012, Pins, 1946-1948.

32 57

0014, Float Tops, 1948.

32 58

0015, Cones, 1935, 1944, 1946, 1948.

32 59

0016, Springs, 1946-1947.

32 60

0017, Float Bottoms, 1946, 1948.

33 1

0018, Washers, 1946-1947.

33 2

0019, Springs, 1946-1947.

33 3

0020, Spacers, 1947.

33 4

0021, Magnet Holders, 1935, 1945-1948.

33 5

0022, Gaskets, 1946-1947, 1968.

33 6
Flat-file Folder

0023 to 0111, Large format drawings, 1946-1948.

2 6
Box Folder

0024, Cups, 1946-1947.

33 7

0025, Brackets & Mounts, 1946-1948.

33 8

0026, Buttons, 1946-1947.

33 9

0027 to 0052, Large format drawings, 1946-1948.

45 4

0027, Cowls, 1946-1948.

33 10

0028, Connectors, 1946.

33 11

0029, Glare Shields, 1946.

33 12

0030, Deviastat Magnet Holders, 1946-1947.

33 13

0032, Magnets, 1946-1947.

33 14

0033, Rings, 1946-1947.

33 15

0034, Prism Hold Down, 1947.

33 16

0035, Magnets, 1946.

33 17

0037, Light Sockets, 1946.

33 18

0038, Bushings, 1946-1947.

33 19

0040, Jewel Posts, 1946, 1948.

33 20

0041, Retainers, 1946-1947.

33 21

0042, Caps, 1946-1947.

33 22

0044, Blocks, 1946-1947.

33 23

0045, Deflectors, 1946-1947.

33 24

0046, Deviastat Mounts, 1946-1947.

33 25

0047, Bellow Shields, 1946.

33 26

0048, Rods, 1946-1947.

33 27

0049, Caps, 1946-1947.

33 28

0050, Slugs, 1946-1947.

33 29

0051, Posts & Sleeves, 1944, 1946.

33 30

0052, Cylinders, 1946.

33 31

0056, Rings, 1946, 1948.

33 35

0057, Support Rings, 1946-1947.

33 36

0059, Tubes, 1946-1948.

33 37

0060, Studs, 1946-1948.

33 38

0061, Lubber Lines, 1946-1947.

33 39

0062, Bases & Bottoms, 1946-1947.

33 40

0064, Bolts& Screws, 1946-1948.

33 41

0065, Screws & Pins, 1946-1948.

33 42

0066, Lugs & Lug caps, 1946-1947.

33 43

0067, Ears, 1946-1947.

33 44

0053, Plugs, 1946-1947.

33 32

0054, Clips, 1946-1947.

33 33

0055 to 0125, Large format drawings, 1946-1948.

45 5

0055, Glass, 1946-1948, 1977.

33 34

0068, Plates, 1946-1948.

33 45

0070, Rings, 1946-1947.

33 46

0071, Deviastat Magnet Covers, 1946.

33 47

0072, Lamp Hood, 1946.

33 48

0073, Knobs, 1946-1947.

33 49

0075, Nuts, 1946-1948.

33 50

0076, Light Shutter, 1946.

33 51

0077, Light Shutter, 1946.

33 52

0079, Angles, 1946-1947.

33 53

0080, Deviastat Keys, 1947.

33 54

0082, Verge Rings, 1946.

33 55

0083, Gears, 1946-1948.

33 56

0084, Pinion Gears, 1946-1948.

33 57

0085, Shafts, 1945-1947.

33 58

0086, Couplings, 1946, 1948.

33 59

0087, Worms & Gears, 1946-1947.

33 60

0088, Drive Dog, 1946.

33 61

0089, Pointers & Hands, 1946-1947.

33 62

0090, Wheels, 1946-1948.

33 63

0091, Rotar Fin, 1947.

33 64

0092, Hooks, 1946-1947.

33 65

0093, Diaphragm Fixtures, 1946.

33 66

0095, Mile Dial, 1946-1947.

33 67

0096, Lead Link, 1947.

33 68

0098, Level Vial, 1947.

33 69

0099, Door Latch, 1946.

33 70

0100, F.B. Elements & Clamp Bar, 1946-1947.

33 71

0102, Sheeve Wheel, 1947.

33 72

0103, Supports, 1947.

33 73

0104, Compass Reader Bases, 1947.

33 74

0106, Crusader #158 Plastic Compass, 1947.

33 75

0107, Verge Ring, 1947.

33 76

0109, Sphere, 1946.

33 77

0110, Doors, 1946.

33 78

0111, Cases, 1946-1947.

33 79

0112, Mile Dial, 1946.

33 80

0113, Vibrastat, 1946.

33 81

0114, Hood Collar, 1946.

33 82

0116, Pendulums, 1947.

33 83

0117, Bridges, 1946-1947.

33 84

0118, Mile Dial Bow, 1947.

33 85

0121, Deviastat Rivets, 1947.

33 86

0122, Legs, 1947.

33 87

0123, Large Compass Reader, 1947.

33 88

0124, Compass Reader Leg Extension, 1947.

33 89

Obsolete CA-103, Obsolete instrument assembly diagrams, 1946.

33 90

Obsolete A-0000 to A-0070, Obsolete parts assembly diagrams, 1945-1947.

34 1

Obsolete A-0071 to A-0150, Obsolete parts assembly diagrams, 1947.

34 2

Obsolete [Bills of Materials], 1947.

34 3

Obsolete 0001 to 0025, Obsolete parts plans, 1941, 1946-1947.

34 4

Obsolete 0026 to 0050, Obsolete parts plans, 1946-1947.

34 5

Obsolete 0051 to 0075, Obsolete parts plans, 1946-1947.

34 6

Obsolete 0076 to 0100, Obsolete parts plans, 1946-1947.

34 7

Unnumbered drawings, 1946-1947.

34 8

AB-103, 1947.

34 9

CA-100 to CA-157, Large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

45 6
Flat-file Folder

CA-100 to CA-157, Large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

2 3
Box Folder

CA-100, Bills of materials (blueprints), 1947.

34 10

CA-101, Bills of materials (blueprints), 1946.

34 11

CA-103, Instrument assembly diagrams (blueprints), 1947-1948.

34 12

CA-104, Instrument assembly diagrams (blueprints), 1947.

34 13

A-0000 to A-0050, Parts assembly diagrams (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 14
Flat-file Folder

A-0014 to A-0140, large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

2 4
Box Folder

A-0046 to A-0136, large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

45 7

A-0051 to A-0100, Parts assembly diagrams (blueprints), 1947-1948.

34 15

A-0101 to A-0150, Parts assembly diagrams & bills of materials (blueprints), 1947-1948.

34 16

0001 to 0015, large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

45 8

0001, Bowl rings (blueprints), 1946-1948, 1963.

34 17

0002, Verge rings (blueprints), 1946, 1963.

34 18

0003, Glass (blueprints), 1946.

34 19

0004, Bowls (blueprints), 1946-1948.

34 20

0005, Bellows (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 21

0006, Cards (blueprints), 1947-1948.

34 22

0007, Gimble Rings (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 23

0008, Spacer Rings (blueprints), 1946.

34 24

0009, Shield Bellows (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 25

0010, Pivots (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 26

0011, Jewels (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 27

0012, Shadow Ring (blueprints), 1946-1948.

34 28

0014, Float Tops (blueprints), 1946.

34 29

0015, Cones (blueprints), 1944, 1946, 1948.

34 30

0016, Coil Springs (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 31

0017, Float Bottoms (blueprints), 1946.

34 32

0018, Washers (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 33

0019, Springs (blueprints), 1946-1947.

34 34

0020, Spacers (blueprints), 1947.

34 35

0021, Card Magnets (blueprints), 1946-1948.

35 1

0022, Gaskets (blueprints), 1946-1947, 1968.

35 2

0023 to 0046, Large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

45 9

0023, Binnacle Deck Mounts (blueprints), 1946.

35 3

0024, Cup Deviastat (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 4

0025, Brackets & Mounts (blueprints), 1946-1948.

35 5

0026, Buttons (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 6
Flat-file Folder

0027 to 0110, Large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

2 5
Box Folder

0027, Cowls (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 7

0028, Connectors (blueprints), 1946.

35 8

0029, Glare Shields (blueprints), 1944, 1946.

35 9

0030, Deviastat Magnet Holder (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 10

0032, Deviastat Magnets (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 11

0033, Glare Shield Support Ring (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 12

0034, Prism Hold Down (blueprints), 1947.

35 13

0037, Light Socket (blueprints), 1946.

35 14

0038, Bushings (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 15

0040, Jewel Posts (blueprints), 1946-1948.

35 16

0041, Retainers (blueprints), 1946-1948.

35 17

0042, Cap Retainers (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 18

0044, Blocks (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 19

0045, Deflectors (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 20

0046, Platforms (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 21

0047, Bellow Shields (blueprints), 1946.

35 22

0048, Rods (blueprints), 1946-1948.

35 23

0049, Caps (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 24

0050, Slugs (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 25

0051, Jewel Post Sleeves (blueprints), 1946.

35 26

0052 to 0063, Large format drawings (blueprints), 1946-1948.

45 10

0052, Cylinders (blueprints), 1946.

35 27

0053, Plugs (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 28

0054, Clips (blueprints), 1946-1947.

35 29

0055, Glass (blueprints), 1944, 1946-1948.

35 30

0056, Rings (blueprints), 1946, 1948.

36 1

0057, Supporting Rings (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 2

0059, Tubes (blueprints), 1946-1948.

36 3

0060, Studs (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 4

0061, Lubber Lines (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 5

0062, Bases & Bottoms (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 6

0063, Sealing Rings (blueprints), 1946.

36 7

0064, Bolts & Screws (blueprints), 1946-1948.

36 8

0065, Screws & Pins (blueprints), 1946-1948.

36 9

0066, Lugs & Lug Caps (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 10

0067, Ears (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 11

0068, Plates (blueprints), 1946, 1948.

36 12

0069 to 0115, (blueprints), 1946-1948.

45 11

0070, Rings (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 13

0071, Deviastat Magnet Covers (blueprints), 1946.

36 14

0072, Hoods (blueprints), 1946.

36 15

0073, Knobs (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 16

0075, Nuts (blueprints), 1946-1948.

36 17

0076, Light Shutter (blueprints), 1946.

36 18

0077, Light Shutter (blueprints), 1946.

36 19

0079, Angles (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 20

0080, Deviastat Keys (blueprints), 1947.

36 21

0082, Verge Rings (blueprints), 1946.

36 22

0083, Gears (blueprints), 1946-1948.

36 23

0084, Pinion Gears (blueprints), 1946-1948.

36 24

0085, Shafts (blueprints), 1945-1947.

36 25

0086, Couplings (blueprints), 1946, 1948.

36 26

0087, Worms & Gears (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 27

0088, Drive Dog (blueprints), 1946.

36 28

0089, Pointers & Hands (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 29

0090, Wheels (blueprints), 1946-1948.

36 30

0091, Rotar Fin (blueprints), 1947.

36 31

0092, Hooks (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 32

0093, Diaphragm Fixtures (blueprints), 1946.

36 33

0095, Mile Dial (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 34

0096, Lead Link (blueprints), 1947.

36 35

0099, Door Latch (blueprints), 1946.

36 36

0100, F.B. Elements & Clamp Bar (blueprints), 1946-1947.

36 37

0102, Sheeve Wheel (blueprints), 1947.

36 38

0103, Supports (blueprints), 1947.

36 39

0104, Compass Reader Bases (blueprints), 1947.

36 40

0106, Crusader #158 Plastic Compass (blueprints), 1947.

36 41

0109, Sphere (blueprints), 1946.

36 42

0110, Doors (blueprints), 1946.

36 43

0111, Cases (blueprints), 1946-1947.

37 1

0112, Mile Dial (blueprints), 1946.

37 2

0113, Vibrastat (blueprints), 1946.

37 3

0117, Dolphin Log Bridge (blueprint), 1947.

37 4

0118, Mile Dial Bow (blueprint), 1947.

37 5

0121, Deviastat Rivets (blueprint), 1947.

37 6

0122, Legs (blueprints), 1947.

37 7

0123, Large Compass Reader (blueprints), 1947.

37 8

0124, Compass Reader Leg Extension (blueprints), 1947.

37 9

Unnumbered drawings (blueprints), 1947.

37 10

[Bills of Materials], 1947.

37 11

[Binnacle Assembly Instructions], undated.

37 12

Projection System (Compass), undated.

37 13

[Telemile], 1935, 1937-1938.

37 14

Miscellaneous Drawings, 1941.

37 15

c. Engineering plans created after 1948, 1948-1991, undated.

Flat-file Folder

Company building, Haddonfield, New Jersey. FRAGILE, 1948.

4 1

Company building, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1961, 1963, 1964.

3 8

Compass equipment models, 1950.

6 1

Proposed compass reader, 1955.

4 6
Box Folder

Proposed pressure gage to be worn on wrist, 1955.

32 20

Float, 1956.

32 21
Flat-file Folder

Tel-a-comp, 1958.

4 6

Dara compass corrector, 1958.

4 6

[Material – NI – CU]. Dwg no. 069, 1960.

4 6

Wrist compass. Dwg no. 400-533966, multiple copies, heavily annotated, 1960.

6 2

Wrist compass, Mk I Mod I, Dwg nos. Ex; EX-701, 1961.

3 2

Wrist compass, Tool for assembly, 1962.

3 1

Wrist compass, Proposed, Dwg no. 691120, 1969.

3 3

Wrist compass, LS-1, Dwg no. 700-501, 1970.

3 3

Wrist compass, Dwg nos. SK-1000 to SK-1004, Sk-1007 (Rev. A), incl. contract # Nobs 94002, 1965, 1966, undated.

6 3
Roll-No.

Wrist compass, Dwg no. SK 1007, Rev. C, p. 1:1, contract # Nobs 94002, 1970.

1
Box Folder

Wrist compass, Various drawings and scraps. See also: 1. John P. Mays/ Instruments / Wrist Compass, multiple files, 1960, 1978.

43 8
Flat-file Folder

Wrist compass, Sketches of parts, undated.

4 5

Projector compass, 1961.

4 6
Box Folder

6 in. compass, 1961.

43 9
Roll-No.

6 in. compass, assembly plan, 1971.

2
Flat-file Folder

Navy No. 3 compass reader. Dwg no. CR-106, CR-106 Rev. A. (Contract No. N00024-67-M-5344), 1965, 1967, undated.

6 1
Box Folder

Navy No. 3 compass. Lens, 1965.

32 22
Flat-file Folder

SDT 5” Binnacle. Dwg n. 1885.

6 1
Box Folder

Bezel ring (parts), 1966.

32 23

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, Healing magnet, 1968.

32 24
Roll-No.

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev A, p. 1:6, 1968-1969.

3
Flat-file Folder

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev. A, B pp. 3:6, 5:6, 6:6, 1968-1969.

5 1
Roll-No.

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev B, pp. 1:5, 2:5, 1968-1969.

4
Flat-file Folder

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev B, pp. 3:5, 4:5, 5:5, 1968-1969.

5 2

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev B, (photostats), 1968, undated.

4 3
Roll-No.

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev C, pp. 1:6, 2:6, 1968-1969.

5
Flat-file Folder

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev C, D, pp. 3:6, 4:6, 5:6, 6:6, 1968-1969.

5 3
Roll-No.

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, Rev D, pp. 1:6, 2:6, 1968-1969.

6
Flat-file Folder

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100-H, Rev B, p. 1:1, 1968.

5 3
Roll-No.

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. NSR 103-100, undated.

7

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, reflector kit, dwg no. NSR 104-100, Rev. A, p. 1:1, 1969.

8
Flat-file Folder

Binnacle and compass, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. 9240-030, pp. 3:6, 4:6, 5:6, 6:6, 1975.

5 4

Binnacle, MK VII Mod 5, dwg no. RD 100, 1977.

3 6

7 ½ in. compass, NSR 102-100, pp. 1:3, 2:3, 3:3, 1969, undated.

5 5
Box Folder

“Change parts.” Re. BuShips dwg no. S2407-F-533806, 1971.

32 25
Flat-file Folder

Section for mounting magnetic compass. Dwg no. SK547, 1973.

5 6

Installation of reflector compass [dlgn] frigate, Dwg no. 3R100; plan for mounting magnetic compass (for Henschel Corp), 1973.

5 6
Roll-No.

Installation of reflector compass [dlgn] frigate, Dwg no. 3R100; plan for mounting magnetic compass (for Henschel Corp), 1973.

9
Flat-file Folder

Thruster lever, Dwg no. TL100, 1974-1975.

5 7
Box Folder

Offshore Binnacle, undated.

43 9

Offshore Baker Compass, 1968.

32 26
Flat-file Folder

Binnacle Stand Assembly Drawing No. 770809 (2 pages), 1977.

4 2

Magnetic compass deviation correction indicator. Dwg no. 800201, 1980.

3 4
Box Folder

Projector compass. No. 5 Expansion bezel ring, 1991.

32 27

Compass card scraps, undated.

43 8

“Installation of dome clip”, undated.

32 28

Drawings and sketchs, various parts, undated.

32 29
Flat-file Folder

Unidentified (multiple instruments), 1956, 1973, undated.

4 4
Box Folder

Unidentified (multiple instruments) 1:2, undated.

32 30

Unidentified (multiple instruments) 2:2, undated.

32 31
Flat-file Folder

Unidentified (scraps), undated.

3 7

Not Hand. Corrector Assembly, 1960.

3 5

Not Hand. Bearing circle and compass holder, installation and assembly, 1961.

3 5

Not Hand. Under [water] wrist compass, 1969.

3 5

Not Hand. Pedestal type binnacle and assorted parts, 1970.

3 5
Box Folder

Not Hand. Standard-Thomson Corp. “2 15/16 O.D. Bellows.”, circa 1955.

32 32

Not Hand. Bendix Corp., parts plans, 1960-1961.

32 33

Not Hand. Bethos, Inc. “Compass element model 260 underwater current compass”, 1965.

32 34

Not Hand. Electro Marine Corp., parts, 1:2, 1970.

32 35

Not Hand. Electro Marine Corp., parts, 2:2, 1970.

32 36

Not Hand. Wrought Metal Products, parts, 1979.

32 37

d. BuShips and other military issued engineering plans, 1912-1972.

Flat-file Folder

NY Navy Yard. “Compensating binnacle type VI & VII, details.” 28127-F, 1912.

7 2

NY Navy Yard. “Compensating binnacle type VI, assembly.” 28127-H, 1912.

7 2

NY Navy Yard. “Compensating binnacle torpedo boat type.” 42819-F, 2-9:9 sheets, 1917.

7 2

NY Navy Yard. “Lead line reels. Deep sea, coasting and log, Type plan.” Hull div. no. 67773, 1919.

7 2

NY Navy Yard. “Compensating binnacle Mk VI and VII Mod 2, switch receptacle and plug, small details.” N42, 1937.

7 4

NY Navy Yard. “Parts for compensating binnacle MK VI and others,” annotated, 1939-1943.

7 1
Volume

NY Navy Yard. “Assembly for Mk VII Mod 5, and assorted parts.” N3100, N352 to N970, N1529 to 3139 (not inclusive), photographic reproductions. Some pages annotated, 1939-1940, 1967 undated.

2
Box Folder

NY Navy Yard. “Assembly for Mk VII Mod 4 and assorted parts.” N3100, N352 to N970, N1529 to 3139 (not inclusive), photographic reproductions, loose pages. Some pages annotated, 1939-1940, 1967 undated.

41 11
Flat-file Folder

NY Navy Yard. “Card float and assembly details.” N232, 1939.

7 4

NY Navy Yard. “Window frame.” N442, 1940.

7 4
Box Folder

NY Navy Yard. Parts, various. N453A, N455B to 461, N525C, N531, N970, N2228, N3129, 1942-1943.

41 12
Flat-file Folder

NY Navy Yard. “UNS Standard compensating binnacle Mk VII Mod 4 (for 7 ½ in. magnetic compass).” N3100, 1943.

7 4

NY Navy Yard. “Dome assembly.” N3131, 1943.

7 4
Box Folder

NY Navy Yard. “Heeling magnet assembly, and packing box assembly.” N405, N571A, 1940, 1943.

43 10

NY Navy Yard. “Pedestal,” annotated. N343, [1943].

41 11
Flat-file Folder

NY Navy Yard. “Bid no. N140-125-58.” N440 to N443, N453 to 462 (not inclusive), N970, N2228, N3129, N3131, S2407 533627 and S2407 533638, 1939-1940, undated.

7 3
Box Folder

Coast Guard. “Boat compasses, sketch of standard mounting.” RD 5 S2471, 1944.

43 11
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. “General type plans gauge board for mounting trim and heel indicator clinometer tubes.” S2407 860348, alt D, 1941.

8 2

BuShips. “Heeling magnet, Mk 1 Mod 0.” S2407 921609, 1941.

9 4

BuShips. “Heeling magnet holder, Mk 1 Mod 0 (for shelf type binnacle).” S2407 921609, 1941.

8 3

BuShips. “Heeling magnet Mk 1 brass holder and box.” 58530 S2407 533139, alt. 1, 1944.

8 3

BuShips. “Compensating binnacle no. 1 Mk VII.” 466730 to 466734, 487066 (also marked with NY Navy Yard nos. N10 to N15), 1942.

8 2

BuShips. “Sectional Assembly . . . high pressure air compressor.” 533820, 1942.

9 4
Box Folder

BuShips. “Compass reader.” S2407 501979, 1944.

43 10
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. “Composite scales (range time speed).” 564095 S2407 533063, Alt. 1, 1944.

8 6

BuShips. “Azimuth, assembly & details.” S2407 607127, also includes note, 1944, 1971.

9 4

BuShips. “Sluable gimbal support.” 58000 S2407 533080, Alt. 2, 1945.

8 6

BuShips. “Dome head shelf binnacle for 7 ½ in. compass, assembly.” 58010 S2407 533598, Alt 4, 1945.

8 2

BuShips. “Navy no. 1 compass Mk 1 Mod 0.” 58000 S2407 533381 to 533392, 1945.

8 1

BuShips. “Navy no. 1 compass, Mk I Mod 0.” 58000 S2407 533389, p. 9:12, 1945.

8 3

BuShips. Navy no. 5, Mk II Mod 0. “Handle & support bracket to adapt no. 5 compass for portable & non compensating use, assembly & details.” 58249 S2407 533348, Alt B, 1945.

8 4

BuShips. Navy no. 5 Mk II Mod 0. 58246 S2407 533181 to 533189, Rev. A, B, 1946.

8 4

BuShips. “Navy No. 5, Mk II Mod 0, assembly and details.” 58246 S2407 533180 to 533189, Rev. A, B, C, 1946.

9 5

BuShips. “Standard plan compass reader for 5 in. compass.” S2407 501979, 1946.

9 2
Box Folder

BuShips. Corrector Magnets. 58529 S2407 533675, 1951.

41 15

BuShips. “6 in. Azimuth Circle (Mk IV Mod 0), assembly.” S2407 E 533653C to 660, 1952, 1957-1958.

41 14
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. [Wrist compass], parts. SK524164 to 524208 (not inclusive), 1953.

9 3

BuShips. “Wrist compass, Mk I Mod 0, Assembly and details.” S2407 E 533690 to 533691, Rev. 1, 2, 1956.

9 7

BuShips. “4 ½ in. Illuminated pelorus, Mk I Mod 0, details.” S2407 533679. Missing p. 2:3, 1954.

8 5

BuShips. “4 ½ in. illuminated pelorus, Mk I Mod 0, details” annotated, 1981.

9 4
Box Folder

BuShips. “Pelorus Stand with combined switch for Mk III Mod 0 & 1”, 1954.

41 15
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. “Compass reader Mk IV Mod 1.” S2407 533689, Revs. A, B, C, 1955-1959.

8 5
Box Folder

BuShips. “Compass reader Mk IV Mod 1.” S2407 533689, Rev C, 1959.

41 15
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. “Binnacle for Navy no. 3 compass.” S2407 F 533809 to 810, incomplete set of drawings, 1956.

8 2
Box Folder

BuShips. “Binnacle for Navy no. 3 compass, assembly.” S2407 F 533806 to 810, Rev. A, 1959.

43 10
Roll-No.

BuShips. “Navy no. 3 compass.” S2407 H 533825, Rev. A, p. 5:8, 1956.

10

BuShips. “Navy no. 3 magnetic compass.” S2407 H 533821 to 828 Rev. B, missing p. 826, 1960.

11

BuShips. “Navy no. 3 compass.” S2407 H 533823 to 828, Rev. B, 1960.

12
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. “Navy No. 3 compass.” S2407 H 533821 to 828, Rev. B (duplicates), 1960.

9 6
Box Folder

BuShips. “Plotting board maneuvering and formation Mk I Mod 0.” 815 1853015, Rev A, 1959.

41 13
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. “Bearing Circle & compass holder for portable gyro heater.” 815 F 1853069, Rev. A, B, 1960.

8 6

BuShips. “Magnetic unmounted submersible wrist type, MK I Mod 1.” 400-533976 to 533977, Rev. A, B, C, 1962.

9 7
Roll-No.

BuShips. “Mk II Mod 0 binnacle for Navy no. 3 magnetic compass.” S2407 F 533806, Rev. C, D. Contract # N00024 68 C 5152, 1968.

13

BuShips. “Mk II Mod 0 binnacle for Navy no. 3 magnetic compass.” S2407 F 533806, Rev. D, annotated. Contract # N00104 72 W 7036, 1972.

14

BuShips. “Mk II Mod I binnacle for Navy no. 3 Magnetic compass.” S2407 F 533806, Rev. F, G. Contract # N00104 72 W 7036, 1972.

15

BuShips. “Mk II Mod 0 binnacle for Navy no. 3 magnetic compass.” S2407 F 533806, Rev. G, annotated. Contract # N64281 83 M 0473, 1972.

16

BuShips. “Mk II Mod 0 binnacle for Navy no. 3 magnetic compass.” S2407 F 533806, [circa 1972], undated.

17
Flat-file Folder

BuShips. “Mk II Mod 0 binnacle for Navy no. 3 magnetic compass.” S2407 F 533806. Photostatic copies, incomplete set, undated.

9 6

BuShips. “No. 1 compass, MK I MOD 1.” 400 533166A to 533177A, undated.

8 3

BuShips. “6 in. compass assembly.” S2407 F 533774 to 783, pp. 26-35:38, undated.

8 7
Box Folder

BuShips. Unidentified scraps, undated.

41 16

Ships Parts Control Center (SPCC). “Quadrantal Sphere.” H6605 369 4443, 1962.

32 38
Flat-file Folder

Naval Ship Engineering Center. “Pilot House & Bridge Wing Console.” 800-4385799. 2 copies, one noted Henshal Corp, 1969, undated.

8 1

Naval Ship Engineering Center. Mk 7 Mod 5 Binnacle 9240-030 (photocopy), undated.

8 1
Roll-No.

Naval Ship Engineering Center. Mk VII Mod 5 binnacle dwg. no. 9240-030, pp. 1:6, 2:6, undated.

18

e. Filmed engineering plans (Aperture cards), 1974-1988, undated.

Box Folder

Navy No. 1 Compass, 533211 to 222, 533381 to 91, undated.

37 16

Navy No. 3 Compass, 533821 to 28, 1853085, 1980-1983.

37 17

Navy No. 3 Compass [encapsulated in glass], undated.

37 18

Navy No. 5 Compass, 533180 to 89, 533348, 1980-1985.

37 19

Navy Standard 7 ½” Compass for Binnacle, 102-100-NSR, 6605-464-6162H, 4759447, 533589, 1980-1988.

37 20

Bureau of Ships 6” Compass, 533624,.

Box Folder

533991 to 98, undated.

37 21

Army Wrist Compass, 13215E9650 to 668, undated.

37 22

Wrist Compass, 533976 to 77, 1980.

37 23

Lensatic Compass, 13208E4680 to 4712, 13219E0750 to 0787, 13219E3959, 13219E9740, 13204E1700, MIL-C-0010436F, undated.

38 1

M2 Compass, 921609, 10547166, 10543560, MIL-C-58052B#4, 1977-1985.

38 2

Bezel & Ring Compass, 6605-319-5791, undated.

38 3

Compass Readers, 501979, 533260 to 68, 533627, 533689, 8635955, 921609, 6605-369-4443, 6605-464-6162H, 1976-1984.

38 4

Navy Standard Binnacle, NSR 103-100, NSR 104-100, 9240-030, 6605-179-1686, 6605-464-6162H, 533139, 1981-1985.

38 5

Navy Standard Binnacle, N343B to N970M, undated.

38 6

Navy No. 3 Binnacle, 533625 to 27, 533806, 921609, 1853085, 1980-1987.

38 7

Compensating Binnacle, N2754 to N3139, undated.

38 8

Navy Standard Pelorus, 533260 to 68, 1974-1980.

38 9

4 ½” Pelorus, 533678 to 80, 1981.

38 10

Azimuth & Bearing Circle, 9240-002, 250624, 533624, 533627, 533653 to 56, 607127 to 29, 1980-1985.

38 11

6” Bearing Circle, 533689, 533657 to 60, undated.

38 12

Underwater Log, 30595 to 601, 31091, 40260 to 64, undated.

38 13

Alidade, 533911, 533875 to 94, 533968 to 75, 73687, undated.

38 14

Telescope, 27991, 29969, 526591 to 92, 533000, 573911 to 12, 618143 to 45, undated.

38 15

Portable Gyro Repeater, 1853069, 1974.

38 16

Sextant Type Stadimeter, 533120 to 34, undated.

39 1

Fiske Stadimeter, 533050 to 54, 533181 to 89, 533598, 6605-369-4443, 252901, 1484227, undated.

39 2

Corrector Magnets, 533180 to 89, 533348, 533625, 533627, undated.

39 3

Quadrantal Spheres & Cylinders, 533195, 6605-369-4443, undated.

39 4

Molds & Arrangements for Sealing & Packing Cable Ends, 73687, 73754, 73902 to 03, 329108, undated.

39 5

Support Slugable Gimbal, 6605-369-4445, undated.

39 6

Junction Box Cover, Plug, & Coil Assembly, 3004, 3007, 3033, 3036, undated.

39 7

Levels, 6605-527-6460, undated.

39 8

Unidentified Cards, undated.

39 9

Index Cards, undated.

39 10

VIII. Hand Family Memorabilia, 1865-1955, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Series VIII contains scant nineteenth- and early twentieth- century materials pertaining to the personal life of John E. Hand and his son Bartram.

Please review folder list for further details.

Volume

Bible Handbook [Owned by John E. Hand]. FRAGILE, 1865.

7
Box Folder

Assorted personal effects of John E. Hand, 1900-1923.

40 1

Estate papers for Bartram Hand, 1926, 1948, 1955.

40 2

Mounted Advertisement, 1926.

40 3

Compass card and business card from Reynolds & Sons Compass Adjusters, undated [circa 1870].

40 4

IX. Reference, 1927-1969.

Scope and Contents note

The last series holds four mid-twentieth-century reference books on the subjects of magnetic properties and compass adjusting.

Please review folder list for further details.

Volume

Book. Spooner, Thomas. Properties and Testing of Magnetic Materials, 1st edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1927.

6

Book. Spenser, Nye and George Kucera. Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment and Compensation, 2nd edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945.

5

Book. Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment and Compensation, 3rd edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1:2, 1969.

4

Book. Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment and Compensation, 3rd edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 2:2, 1969.

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