Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-721-5722 ext 264
0.20 cubic ft.
Jardine was a pioneer in the development of aluminum as a material for automotive parts, especially the automobile piston. Jardine was a manager of Alcoa’s Cleveland Developmental Division, 1940-1953, and held numerous patents for automobile parts manufactured from aluminum. In the late 1920’s Jardine helped develop the Peerless V-16, a luxury automobile made from aluminum components. The car never went into production. The bulk of the collection consists of testimonial letters upon Jardine’s retirement, speeches, technical articles, news clippings.