Guide to the Weston Instruments Collection 1930-1985MG 1666

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note:

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Weston Documents

Guide to the Weston Instruments Collection 1930-1985MG 1666Processed by Evan Panayi.

Guide to the Weston Instruments Collection
1930-1985
MG 1666



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Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. July 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Weston Instruments Co. (Newark, N.J.)
Title: Weston Instruments Collection
Dates 1930-1985
Abstract: This collection contains materials collected by Walter Troeger about the Weston Electrical Institution Corporation from the 1930s to the 1980s.
Quantity: .66 linear feet (9 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1666

Historical Note:

Walter Troeger worked for the Weston Elecrical Institution Corporation of Newark, New Jersey for over thirty years. He grew up in South Orange and served in World War II as part of the U.S. forces that occupied Germany. He attended Stevens Academy in Hoboken and later attended New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for his Masters Degree. During his time at the Weston Institute, he was a principal engineer who designed various instruments.

The Weston Electrical Institution Corporation was founded by Dr. Edward Weston in 1888. The company developed the standard cell, the first accurate portable voltmeters and ammeters, the first portable light meter, and many other electrical developments. Edward Weston was an early contributor to the founding of the Newark Technical School, which eventually became NJIT. Weston Hall at NJIT is named for him and for his son, Edward Faraday Weston, who was a trustee of the School, at that time known as the Newark College of Engineering. Weston died in Montclair, NJ in 1956, having acquired 334 US patents during his lifetime. Weston is included in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials collected by Walter Troeger about the Weston Electrical Institution Corporation. This collection contains various papers, catalogs, instruction books, and business material concerning the Weston Corporation. In addition, this collection contains duplicate copies of the company's newsletter Weston Engineering Notes, duplicate copies of instrument introductions, product specification, trade catalogs, technical monographs, patent indexes, the Roster of Licensed Professional Engineers, Revised Statues of New Jersey Professional Engineers and a few items de-accessioned to Van Houten Library (NJIT).

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Troeger, Walter.
Weston, Edward, 1850-1956.
Subject Organizations:
Weston Instruments Co. (Newark, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Electric engineering.
Electric industries.
Engineering.
Engineers.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Newsletters.
Pamphlets.
Rosters.
Trade catalogs.

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Related Material

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Weston Papers. <http://www.library.njit.edu/archives/rare-book-room/>

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1666, Weston Instruments Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia Troeger, 2002.

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Bibliography

NJIT Library. "Weston Museum" <http://www.library.njit.edu/archives/weston-museum/> 14 December 2006.

Wikipedia contributors, "Edward Weston (chemist)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edward_Weston_%28chemist%29=91044998> 14 December 2006.

FTL Design History of Technology. "Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation." <http://weston.ftldesign.com/> 14 December 2006.

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Container List

 

Weston Documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Weston Instruments: Technical Monograph n.d.
1 2 Weston Instruments: Revised Statutes n.d.
1 3 Weston Instruments: Roster 1963
1 4 Weston Instruments: Miscellaneous (Correspondence, Newspaper article, Articles Published in Weston Engineering Notes and Patentable Material) 1960-1984
1 5 Weston Instruments: Miscellaneous (Pamphlets, Weston Company Magazine and instructions) 1954-1981
1 6 Weston Instruments: Weston Engineering Notes (1/4) 1954-1957
1 7 Weston Instruments: Weston Engineering Notes (2/4) 1947-1960
1 8 Weston Instruments: Weston Engineering Notes (3/4) 1946-1955
1 9 Weston Instruments: Weston Engineering Notes (4/4) 1947-1957

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