- Majority of material found within 1877 - 1892
Conditions Governing Access
Extent2.75 linear feet (4 boxes, 5 volumes)
Biographical / Historical
Other patents by Van Depoele included an alternating-current electric reciprocating engine (1889), a telpher system for a car suspended from cables (1890), a coal-mining machine (1891) and a gearless electric locomotive (1894). Charles Van Depoele died in 1892.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
In 2002, the photographs within the collection were reprocessed. They were removed from their original box and rearranged according to size and theme. A typed transcription of the earlier hand-written list of photographs can be found in the control folder.
- Electric lighting
- Electric power
- Electrical machinery
- Electricity in mining
- Industries -- Illinois -- Chicago.
- Thomson-Houston Company
- Van Depoele, Charles J, 1846-1892
- Van Depoele, Charles J., 1846-1892. Charles Van Depoele Papers, 1877-1946: A Finding Aid
- Baker Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository
Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.
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