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    • "W. Dotts - Surface Tension Apparatus"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This elaborate instrument appears to measure the surface tension of a glass of water. It was created as part of Walter Maxwell Dotts' senior project entitled: Determination of the Free Energy Content of Solid Surfaces in Vacuo.
    • Accounting Machine

    • Photographs; Typewriters; Books; Business & finance; Office equipment & supplies
    • A person sits at what appears to be an accounting typewriter. A woman sits to his right, with a book (possibly a manual) that has images of what appear to be the same typewriter.
    • Advertisement featuring the Tappan Zee Bridge piers

    • Bridges; Bridge construction; Advertisements;
    • This Bethlehem Steel advertisement in the January 1957 issue of "Civil Engineering" describes how steel sheet piling and steel H-piles were used in the construction of the Tappan Zee bridge. The caption under the picture of the bridge from water...
    • Air core high voltage electric transformer

    • Inventions;
    • During his senior year at Nyack High School, inventor William Henry Hand built this air core high voltage electric transformer and demonstrated it on the school stage. The voltage was estimated at 700,000. It was considered a new development. A few...
    • Al Griggs oral history interview

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    • Al is a retired IBMer. Manager in Finance area. A head hunter for IBM contacted Al in 1965 while he was working at Bell Labs. He was hired by IBM and although his career had him working in Kingston/Poughkeepsie and East Fishkill, he continued to...
    • American Aniline Factory Explosion

    • Factories; Disasters; Fires; Fire fighters; Explosions;
    • The American Aniline Products Corperation 's Nyack plant that sat at the corner of Cedar Hill Ave and Railroad Avenue exploded around 9:30 A.M on Friday January 31, 1919.
      This explosion was covered by the Nyack Evening Journal, and the...
    • American Aniline Factory Explosion

    • Factories; Disasters; Fires; Fire fighters; Explosions;
    • The American Aniline Products Corperation 's Nyack plant that sat at the corner of Cedar Hill Ave and Railroad Avenue exploded around 9:30 A.M on Friday January 31, 1919.
      This explosion was covered by the Nyack Evening Journal, and the...
    • Anatomy class at DCC

    • Classrooms; Students; Skeletons; Teachers; Photographs
    • Dr. Lawrence Monaco's anatomy class at Dutchess Community College. Spring semester 1960. Group of students standing at chalkboard with Dr. Monaco pointing out the structure of a bone.
    • Apple Mill-Cider Press

    • Cider; Agricultural machinery & implements;
    • This combination apple mill-cider press was used many decades by the Morrison Baird Farm in Sugar Loaf.

      Apples would be dropped in the hopper and the apparatus turned by a flat belt on the big pulley or by a hand crank (missing) on the...
    • Atwater Kent Model 20 Compact Radio

    • Radios;
    • Battery powered Atwater Kent Model 20 C Radio, Serial Number 274199. "This Atwater Kent Model 20 belonged to my parents. I remember it - the batteries & the charger unit. We changed to a Philco console about 1932. The original speaker was...
    • Babcock Fire Extinguisher Ad

    • Advertisements; Fire engines & equipment; Fire extinguishers;
    • The disastrous fire of 1876 destroyed downtown Chester. To protect the village from future fires, the citizens of Chester under took to build both a water system and a fire company. This illustrated advertisement was sent to store owner Joseph...
    • Biology lab visitors during open house 1959

    • Photographs; Biology; Classrooms; Students; People; Teachers; Microscopes; Diagrams; Laboratories; Charts
    • Dedication of Dutchess Community College and the subsequent open house occurred on May 23, 1959. In the foreground are two individuals looking at an exhibit and in the background are 4 human anatomy diagrams. Other lab equipment is apparent in the...

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