National Museum of American History
Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
35 cubic feet 79 boxes 22 volumes
The Instrument Society of America was founded in 1945 as an educational organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of instruments and controls in science and industry. Primarily catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation. The companies represented are from the United States, England, Germany, Japan, and Holland. This material covers 1911-1969, with the bulk being from the 1930s and 1960s. Included are 3 boxes of Instrument Society of America publications. In addition there are several other items: (a) a record set of Honeywell-Brown advertising literature with cost records (1947-1959, 1952, 1957); (b) copies of the Honeywell-Brown quarterly journal "Instrumentation" (1949-1958); and (c) a copy of "The Handbook of Measurement and Control" (1951).