National Museum of Industrial History

National Museum of Industrial History The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa., is dedicated to preserving America's rich industrial heritage.

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05/02/2021

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04/30/2021
Virtual Museum: Meet the Manufacturer with B. Braun

The National Museum of Industrial History continues its 2021 Meet the Manufacturer with Jean-Claude Dubacher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B. Braun of America Inc.

Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the company includes B. Braun Medical Inc., B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B. Braun of America is a subsidiary of the B. Braun Group of Companies, a global leader in medical devices, pharmaceutical products and healthcare services.

Mr. Dubacher joined B. Braun in August 2019 as President, B. Braun Medical Inc., and has been serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B. Braun Medical Inc. since January 1, 2020. His experience in the healthcare industry spans more than 15 years in consulting and corporate roles, including strategy, commercial, supply chain and manufacturing. Before joining B. Braun, Mr. Dubacher led commercial operations for the Surgical Ophthalmology Division of Johnson & Johnson in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He began his professional career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and later held positions at Advanced Medical Optics and Abbott Laboratories. He currently sits on the boards of the German American Chamber of Commerce and AdvaMed and is a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board.

Mr. Dubacher holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is married and has twin daughters.

MEET THE MANUFACTURER is a new, virtual series from NMIH that features innovative companies throughout the Lehigh Valley and the people behind them. The Meet the Manufacturer Virtual Lecture Series, generously sponsored by Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Inc. and Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, is presented in partnership with Made Possible in Lehigh Valley.

Today at 2pm - Youth Activism: Raise Your Voice A Smithsonian Affiliations Virtual Scholar TalkWednesday, April 28, 2021...
04/28/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Youth Activism: Raise Your Voice. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Today at 2pm - Youth Activism: Raise Your Voice
A Smithsonian Affiliations Virtual Scholar Talk

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 2 PM Eastern

Smithsonian Affiliations, in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the National Civil Rights Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, invites you to a discussion of youth activism with community engagement leaders OnRaé Watkins, Dr. Noelle Trent, and Dylan Baca, with a special recorded performance from Edrick Trotter, a Washington, D.C. sixth grader from Statesman College Preparatory Academy for Boys. Ami Temarantz, Cultural Interpreter Lead at NMAI, will also provide an overview of educational resources available from the museum.

The involvement of youth in causes like climate justice, racial and gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and economic change continues to rise across the world. But this is not a new phenomenon. Youth have been involved in activism throughout history. From youth activism during the Civil Rights Movement to the role of activism in advocating for Indigenous Peoples and marginalized populations, speakers will explore different ways youth activism has changed the world in the past and how it continues to make history today.

This free, interactive program is particularly relevant for educators of all types and will offer resources and opportunities for students to engage in activism in their own communities.

To register visit
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6516188563861/WN_25n6T7mSQjGgb_LI69rtrA

The involvement of youth in causes like climate justice, racial and gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and economic change continues to rise across the world. But this is not a new phenomenon. Youth have been involved in activism throughout history. Join Smithsonian Affiliations, the National Museum of....

This week is National Volunteer Week! We’re incredibly grateful to all our our volunteers past and present who have buil...
04/23/2021

This week is National Volunteer Week! We’re incredibly grateful to all our our volunteers past and present who have built NMIH into what it is today.

Whether its leading groups of young, curious future inventors or entrepreneurs or spending countless hours and traveling hundreds of miles to save historic artifacts, our hats are off to our great crew.

Here are just a few of our amazing volunteers working hard this week to save a 99-year-old steam engine from becoming scrap metal.

Interested in joining the team? We’re looking for everything from tour guides to experts in antique machinery. Learn how to become a part of History in the Making at https://www.nmih.org/support/volunteer/

If you found out about NMIH years ago at a community event with a blacksmithing demonstrations, chances are you ran into...
04/16/2021

If you found out about NMIH years ago at a community event with a blacksmithing demonstrations, chances are you ran into long-time volunteer Jeff Janos. We're sorry to share that Jeff unfortunately passed away last week. Our thoughts and prayers to out to his family and friends. Jeff's love for metalwork and his passion for spreading the joy of history will continue to inspire.

If you would like to offer support, collections are being taken to help offset the costs of the memorial service at https://www.gofundme.com/f/jeff-janos-memorial-service?qid=6fddedb802670121e0c27d170707bd02

If you found out about NMIH years ago at a community event with a blacksmithing demonstrations, chances are you ran into long-time volunteer Jeff Janos. We're sorry to share that Jeff unfortunately passed away last week. Our thoughts and prayers to out to his family and friends. Jeff's love for metalwork and his passion for spreading the joy of history will continue to inspire.

If you would like to offer support, collections are being taken to help offset the costs of the memorial service at https://www.gofundme.com/f/jeff-janos-memorial-service?qid=6fddedb802670121e0c27d170707bd02

Our next installment of the NMIH Meet the Manufacturer series will feature a conversation with Jean-Claude Dubacher, Cha...
04/05/2021

Our next installment of the NMIH Meet the Manufacturer series will feature a conversation with Jean-Claude Dubacher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B. Braun of America Inc., and guest host Don Cunningham, President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

We’re taking audience questions to be answered during the segment, so if you’re curious about this global leader in medical devices, pharmaceutical products and healthcare services with its U.S. headquarters in Bethlehem, put your question in the comments below by noon on Tuesday!

Our next installment of the NMIH Meet the Manufacturer series will feature a conversation with Jean-Claude Dubacher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B. Braun of America Inc., and guest host Don Cunningham, President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

We’re taking audience questions to be answered during the segment, so if you’re curious about this global leader in medical devices, pharmaceutical products and healthcare services with its U.S. headquarters in Bethlehem, put your question in the comments below by noon on Tuesday!

04/01/2021
Meet the Manufacturer: Stuffed Puffs

Michael Tierney is an American entrepreneur and the creator of the confectionery brand, Stuffed Puffs. After being awarded Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2018 for his work in creating the better-for-you gluten-free brand Mikey’s, Mike developed his own proprietary technology and manufacturing processes for Stuffed Puffs to create one of the only innovative brands in decades to completely disrupt the candy sector.

Tierney’s razor-sharp instincts for innovation created a viral sensation and overwhelming product demand for the delicious chocolate stuffed clouds of goodness. Today in its second year, Stuffed Puffs is carried at over 22,000 retail locations nationwide.

MEET THE MANUFACTURER is a new, virtual series from NMIH that features innovative companies throughout the Lehigh Valley and the people behind them. The Meet the Manufacturer Virtual Lecture Series, generously sponsored by Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Inc. and Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, is presented in partnership with Made Possible in Lehigh Valley.

It's National Crayon Day! Ever wonder what the inside of the Crayola factory in Easton, PA looks like? Check out these a...
03/31/2021
Crayola Crayons Manufacturing Process - THE METHOD CASE

It's National Crayon Day! Ever wonder what the inside of the Crayola factory in Easton, PA looks like? Check out these amazing photos of the complex manufacturing process that pumps out 12 million crayons a day:

https://www.themethodcase.com/crayola-crayons-manufacturing-process/

Crayola, which was founded in 1885, uses a complicated production line to make the iconic colouring sticks. For over 100 years, Crayola has mixed and molded crayons in the hopes of encouraging creativity in children.

To wrap up Women’s History Month we have an inventor who created a device that’s on many people’s minds right now - the ...
03/31/2021

To wrap up Women’s History Month we have an inventor who created a device that’s on many people’s minds right now - the modern syringe.

While little is known about her personal life or biography, Letitia Mumford Geer was granted patent US622848A in 1899 for her new syringe design. Her device set itself apart because medical personnel could inject someone with only one hand, a process that up until then was cumbersome and required two hands. The rest, of course, is history, and Mumford Geer’s idea became widely adopted and implemented, forever changing the medical industry.

To wrap up Women’s History Month we have an inventor who created a device that’s on many people’s minds right now - the modern syringe.

While little is known about her personal life or biography, Letitia Mumford Geer was granted patent US622848A in 1899 for her new syringe design. Her device set itself apart because medical personnel could inject someone with only one hand, a process that up until then was cumbersome and required two hands. The rest, of course, is history, and Mumford Geer’s idea became widely adopted and implemented, forever changing the medical industry.

Miss out on your chance to take the controls of a real locomotive used by Bethlehem Steel last year? You’re in luck! We ...
03/30/2021
Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience

Miss out on your chance to take the controls of a real locomotive used by Bethlehem Steel last year? You’re in luck! We added dates every first and third Saturday beginning in April through this October. Tickets are going fast so reserve your spot now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bethlehem-steel-locomotive-engineer-experience-tickets-126919149593

NMIH is excited to offer a hands-on train engineer experience on its newly-restored narrow gauge locomotive!

Were you following the saga of the ship stuck in the Suez Canal? Take a look at the 79,500 horsepower engine that powers...
03/30/2021
The Ever Given Is Powered By A 79,500-HP Diesel Engine Bigger Than Most Houses

Were you following the saga of the ship stuck in the Suez Canal? Take a look at the 79,500 horsepower engine that powers it!

https://jalopnik.com/the-ever-given-is-powered-by-a-79-500-hp-diesel-engine-1846576248

The Ever Given is finally free and able to move under its own power. As it sails out of the way so the Suez Canal can open again, it does so with a colossal 11-cylinder two-stroke diesel engine that’s larger than most houses.

What happens when a subway car is taken out of service? It’s sunk in the ocean, of course! This photo is part of Machine...
03/29/2021

What happens when a subway car is taken out of service? It’s sunk in the ocean, of course! This photo is part of Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon, an exhibit running now through August 29th at NMIH. Part of the exhibit focuses on Mallon’s intriguing photos showing the process of recycling subway cars as artificial reefs. See the rest of the series and more by visiting NMIH this weekend.

Get more information at https://www.nmih.org/machines-of-interest

What happens when a subway car is taken out of service? It’s sunk in the ocean, of course! This photo is part of Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon, an exhibit running now through August 29th at NMIH. Part of the exhibit focuses on Mallon’s intriguing photos showing the process of recycling subway cars as artificial reefs. See the rest of the series and more by visiting NMIH this weekend.

Get more information at https://www.nmih.org/machines-of-interest

Today for Women’s History Month we’re highlighting Mary Walton! Walton was an inventor from New York City who took a spe...
03/28/2021

Today for Women’s History Month we’re highlighting Mary Walton! Walton was an inventor from New York City who took a special interest in the railways and locomotives that were quickly proliferating throughout her city. Her first invention, patented in 1879, was a special chimney designed for trains and factories that considerably limited the amount of dust, soot, gas, and odors they emitted.

Her most famous invention came two years later. In a problem that perplexed even Thomas Edison, who was commissioned to work on it, Walton set out to limit the massive amounts of noise created by railways. She lived next to an elevated railway system, making the problem of noise pollution a personal one. After comparing the locomotive’s sound vibrations to a violin she developed a test track in her basement and deduced that, by surrounding the railway supports with cotton and sand, the noise was dampened. The invention was a success and the Metropolitan Elevated Railroad Company awarded her $10,000 (about $250,000 today) and her system was implemented in elevated railways across the nation.

Sand is still used as an industrial environmental noise pollution control device today. The normally hollow rails of Talon, a roller coaster at Dorney Park, are filled with sand to make it quieter!

Today for Women’s History Month we’re highlighting Mary Walton! Walton was an inventor from New York City who took a special interest in the railways and locomotives that were quickly proliferating throughout her city. Her first invention, patented in 1879, was a special chimney designed for trains and factories that considerably limited the amount of dust, soot, gas, and odors they emitted.

Her most famous invention came two years later. In a problem that perplexed even Thomas Edison, who was commissioned to work on it, Walton set out to limit the massive amounts of noise created by railways. She lived next to an elevated railway system, making the problem of noise pollution a personal one. After comparing the locomotive’s sound vibrations to a violin she developed a test track in her basement and deduced that, by surrounding the railway supports with cotton and sand, the noise was dampened. The invention was a success and the Metropolitan Elevated Railroad Company awarded her $10,000 (about $250,000 today) and her system was implemented in elevated railways across the nation.

Sand is still used as an industrial environmental noise pollution control device today. The normally hollow rails of Talon, a roller coaster at Dorney Park, are filled with sand to make it quieter!

With over 200 artifacts spread throughout four galleries across 18,000 sq. ft, there’s a lot to take in at NMIH. Let one...
03/27/2021

With over 200 artifacts spread throughout four galleries across 18,000 sq. ft, there’s a lot to take in at NMIH. Let one of our expert docents lead the way on a guided tour, ONLY available on Sundays at 11am and 1pm ($5 per person with admission).

Plan your trip now: http://nmih.org/visit

With over 200 artifacts spread throughout four galleries across 18,000 sq. ft, there’s a lot to take in at NMIH. Let one of our expert docents lead the way on a guided tour, ONLY available on Sundays at 11am and 1pm ($5 per person with admission).

Plan your trip now: http://nmih.org/visit

Did you catch this Forbes interview with Stuffed Puffs CEO Mike Tierney? Interested to learn more about this Bethlehem-b...
03/27/2021
They Said It Could Not Be Done: How Stuffed Puffs Is Disrupting The $40 Billion Candy Industry

Did you catch this Forbes interview with Stuffed Puffs CEO Mike Tierney? Interested to learn more about this Bethlehem-based company? Join us this coming Wednesday (https://nmih.org/event/virtual-museum-meet-the-manufacturer-with-stuffed-puffs/) as we talk with Mr. Tierney and dive further into his company, their new Bethlehem factory, and more!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveknox/2021/03/25/they-said-it-could-not-be-done-how-stuffed-puffs-is-disrupting-the-40-billion-candy-industry/?sh=befdbb60124a

When Michael Tierney was 19 years old, he had an idea that he assumed no one ever thought of: putting chocolate inside the marshmallow. He soon discovered that not only had others thought of it, but top candy manufactures invested (and wasted) millions of dollars trying to make this idea work.

In continuation of our celebration of Women’s History Month, today we’re highlighting Eldorado Jones, an inventor who pa...
03/26/2021

In continuation of our celebration of Women’s History Month, today we’re highlighting Eldorado Jones, an inventor who patented the first airplane muffler at the young age of 63.

Known for her metalwork, she became known as the “iron woman” and created several other inventions including a wildly successful electric iron and a collapsible hat rack. Her 1932 New York Times obituary says her products were manufactured in her own workshop, which employed only women over the age of 40.

In continuation of our celebration of Women’s History Month, today we’re highlighting Eldorado Jones, an inventor who patented the first airplane muffler at the young age of 63.

Known for her metalwork, she became known as the “iron woman” and created several other inventions including a wildly successful electric iron and a collapsible hat rack. Her 1932 New York Times obituary says her products were manufactured in her own workshop, which employed only women over the age of 40.

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Thank you guys so much again for welcoming me into your group and allowing me to volunteer with you! It was truly a pleasure and an absolute blast.
Blacksmithing at Knight Foundry and the the last Blacksmith Charlie Gorman...... Knight Foundry always had a Blacksmith Shop as part of its operation to make forged parts to go with the cast and machined parts from the other side of the street.... A 1958 newspaper article tell us that Charlie Gorman of Sutter Creek was the last Blacksmith at the foundry and that he retired at age 90....... He worked at the Donnelly Foundry in Sutter Creek before coming over to Knight Foundry.... The first photo shows Charlie with the trip hammer in the shop in 1952, the second photo is Charlie at the right with other foundry/machine shop crew members in the 1930s and the last photo show blacksmiths at the left prior to 1900........
Saw this on a garage oil drip pan. Bethlehem Steel product.
Boyle Construction has put up their signs around the Bethlehem Steel General Office Building. Michael Perrucci and his development company Peron Development must already have plans to redevelop the property.
Paul Hallett Phineas Sprague
This is NMIH'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE! Where is the so called live stream?
It is MUCH too hard to join your virtual museum event.
trying to find link for Jim's presentation
Anyone know where this mine was located? Magic lantern slide BETHLEHEM STEEL STACKS MINE OPENING C1916
This sign is located on Route 100 in Bally.
This amazing model is at least 10 feet long. It is at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum http://www.paxmuseum.com/ A builder's model of a Bethlehem Steel built carrier.
Just want to see you guys did a great job at the museum my kids had a blast thanks again