Guide to the Homer Jackson Dana Catalog and Brochure Collection 1915-1950
Cage 88

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Dana, Homer J. (Homer Jackson), 1890-1970
Title
Homer Jackson Dana Catalog and Brochure Collection
ID
Cage 88
Date [inclusive]
1915-1950
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1 linear foot of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of ephemeral materials collected by Homer Jackson Dana.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Homer Jackson Dana catalog and brochure collection

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Homer Jackson Dana attended the State College of Washington (now Washington State University) where he completed a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1915 and a master's degree in 1917. He remained at WSU as an instructor, then returned as a student to complete a second master's degree in mechanical engineering. He continued his association with WSU, first as a consulting engineer, and later as a research engineer until his retirement in 1960. Although his post was as a research engineer, Dana occasionally taught classes, participated in the education of graduate students, and served as director of the Engineering Experiment Station.

Dana's interest in engineering led to a series of experimental projects, including researching the effect of heavy automobile traffic on roads and highways, solving refrigeration and heat transfer and storage problems, and designing the Mason City Project to measure the amount of electricity a community consumed. He was awarded patents for multiple devices, including an emotional stress meter (lie detector) and a prototype home freezer. Together with Hubert V. Carpenter, he founded one of the first educational radio stations in the United States in 1922. The radio station, located in Pullman, WA, was originally named KFAE, becoming KWSC in 1926, and KWSU in 1969.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of ephemeral materials collected by Homer Jackson Dana. It includes brochures, pamphlets, and catalogs for automobiles, farm tractors, engines, motorcycles, machine parts and equipment, home appliances, and electric lighting, along with operating manuals, parts lists, and other materials documenting mechanical and electrical technology.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in 5 series. Each series is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer or company name; in some cases, miscellaneous items are placed at the end of each series. The detailed contents list below includes the title and date for each item.

Series 1: Automobiles, 1915-1950

Series 2: Tractors, 1915-1919

Series 3: Engines, 1915-1918

Series 4: Parts and Equipment, 1915-1922

Series 5: Appliances, Electric Lighting, and Miscellaneous, 1915-1921

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Accruals note

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Homer Jackson Dana donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries at an unknown date.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Morgan Clendenning.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Homer Jackson Dana Papers, 1890-1970 (Cage 299).

Dana, Homer J., A Historical Sketch Describing the Growth of the Generation and Use of Electricity in Pullman and the Inland Empire, 1958 (Cage 1817).

Dedication of H. V. Carpenter Hall (compiled by H.J. Dana) (Cage 4852).

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Automobiles -- History -- Sources
  • Engines -- History -- Sources
  • Technology
  • Tractors -- History -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Automobiles, 1915-1950 

Buick Motor Company 

Box Folder

Buick Valve-in-head Motor Cars: six cylinder open and closed models. (catalog, 2 copies) 1919 

1 1

What Buick Valve in Head Means. (pamphlet) circa 1920 

1 1

Instruction Book, 1918 Six Cylinder Models. (pamphlet) 1917 

1 1

Cadillac 

Box Folder

Finishing Touches. (pamphlet) undated 

1 1

Why an Eight-cylinder Cadillac? (brochure) undated 

1 1

Cadillac Passenger Cars: Type 57. (catalog) undated 

1 1

Cadillac for Nineteen Hundred and Fifty. (catalog) circa 1949-1950 

1 1

Case 

Box Folder

Case Automobiles: Style Cars: Six Cylinder for 1918. (catalog) circa 1917-1918 

1 1

Cole 

Box Folder

The Cole Aero-Eight. (catalog) undated 

1 1

Dodge 

Box Folder

Dodge Brothers Motor Cars. (catalog) 1919 

1 2

Franklin Automobile Company 

Box Folder

Why the Franklin will start readily with low test gasoline on the coldest winter day. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Eliminating 177 Unnecessary Parts. (brochure) undated 

1 2

A Fat Spark Anytime. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Is it the Tires or the Car? Heavy Tire Expense is Unnecessary. (pamphlet) 1917 

1 2

The Franklin Sedan: The American Woman and the Franklin Sedan. (pamphlet) 1918 

1 2

Are Spare Tires your only Guarantee of Tire Security? (pamphlet) 1918 

1 2

Wick Oiling. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Power from Piston Rings: As Secured in the Franklin Car of Today. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Keeping Dust and Grit out of the Cylinders. (brochure) undated 

1 2

The Franklin Sedan. (pamphlet) undated 

1 2

The Franklin Car. (catalog) 1918 

1 2

Gasoline Economy-the Real Test of Motor Car Thrift. (pamphlet) 1917 

1 2

Hupmobile 

Box Folder

The Hupmobile Series-R: What it is, how it looks, what it does. (catalog) 1919 

1 2

Hupmobile the Comfort Car. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Hupmobile Specifications: Motor and Chassis Improvements. (brochure) 1924 

1 2

Oldsmobile 

Box Folder

Oldsmobile Economy Truck. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Model Fortyfive-A Eight Cylinder Touring Car. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Model 37 Six Touring Car and Roadster. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Rickenbacker Motor Company 

Box Folder

Rickenbacker Six: A Car Worthy of its Name. (catalog) undated 

1 2

Do You Know that-? (brochure) undated 

1 2

The Story of the Hat in the Ring. (pamphlet) undated 

1 2

Rickenbacker Six: A Car Worthy of its Name. (brochure) undated 

1 2

Rolls Royce 

Box Folder

Containing some recent appreciations of the Rolls Royce. (pamphlet) undated 

1 2

Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

A Cost Keeping System for the Automobile. (pamphlet) 1915 

1 2

Seattle Hotel Penbrook and Apartments. (brochure) undated 

1 2

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Series 2: Tractors, 1915-1919 

Advance-Rumley Thresher Co. 

Box Folder

Rumley OilPull Tractor. (catalog) undated 

1 3

Aultman-Taylor Machinery Company 

Box Folder

Instructions for Operating and Maintaining Aultman-Taylor Gasoline-Kerosene Tractors. (pamphlet) undated 

1 3

Bean Spray Pump Co. 

Box Folder

The Bean TrackPull Tractor Catalog 32. (catalog) 1919 

1 3

Buda Company 

Box Folder

Model "BTU" Four Cylinder Unit Power Plant with Removable Cylinder Head. (catalog) undated 

1 3

Buffalo Pitts Company 

Box Folder

The Buffalo Pitts 40-70 Kerosene Gas Tractor. (catalog) undated 

1 3

Bull Tractor Company 

Box Folder

The Big Bull: A Real Kerosene Tractor. (catalog) undated 

1 3

Case Threshing Machine Company 

Box Folder

Case Tractor Manual: Instructions on Operation and Care of Case 10-18 Tractor. (pamphlet) undated 

1 3

Caterpillar Tractor 

Box Folder

Correct Lubrication of the Caterpillar Tractor. (pamphlet) undated 

1 3

Caterpillar 45 Tractor 72 Inch Thread: Price List and Parts. (catalog) 1918 

1 3

Caterpillar 75: Price List and Parts. (catalog) 1916 

1 3

Chase Motor Truck Company 

Box Folder

The Chase 9-18 Farm Tractor. (catalog) undated 

1 4

Dayton-Dick Co. 

Box Folder

Things you ought to know about Power Farming with the Leader Tractor: Leader Model B 12-18. (pamphlet) undated 

1 4

Fageol Motors Company 

Box Folder

Fageol Walking Tractor. (brochure) undated 

1 4

Frick Company 

Box Folder

Frick Tractors, Traction and Portable Engines, Threshers, Saw Mills, Stationary Engines, and Steam Boilers. (catalog) 1919 

1 4

Hart-Parr Company 

Box Folder

Care and Operation Instructions: 35 Brake H. P. Tractor. (pamphlet) 1915 

1 4

International Harvester Company of America 

Box Folder

Farm Power. (pamphlet) 1915 

1 4

Instructions for Operating the International 15-30-H. P.: Kerosene Tractor (4-Cylinder). (pamphlet) 1919 

1 4

John Lauson Mfg. Co. 

Box Folder

Instructions for Operating The Lauson Kerosene Tractor. (brochure) undated 

1 4

La Crosse Tractor Co. 

Box Folder

La Crosse Happy Farmer Tractor Model "F": Instruction Book and Repair Price List. (catalog) 1918 

1 4

Moline Plow Company 

Box Folder

How to Operate Moline Universal Tractor Model D: Four Cylinder Engine and all other Features Desired in the Ultimate Tractor. (pamphlet) undated 

1 4

Monarch Tractor Co. 

Box Folder

Monarch Tractor Performance. (pamphlet) circa 1919 

1 5

Repair List and Instruction Book for Starting and Operating the "Neverslip" and "Lightfoot" Gasoline and Oil Tractors. (pamphlet) 1919 

1 5

Lightfoot and Neverslip Monarch Tractors. (catalog) undated 

1 5

Neverslip Monarch Tractors: 16-9 H. P. (brochure) undated 

1 5

Porter Tractor Company 

Box Folder

The Porter Tractor: The Actual One-Man Tractor. (pamphlet) circa 1918 

1 5

Titan 

Box Folder

Instructions for Operating the Titan Kerosene Tractor: Two Cylinder 10-20-H. P. (pamphlet) 1918 

1 5

Twin City 

Box Folder

Twin City: A tractor for every kind of work. (brochure) undated 

1 5

Velie Motors Corporation 

Box Folder

Velie Biltwel Tractor: 12-24. (brochure) undated 

1 5

Wallis Tractor Co. 

Box Folder

Wallis Tractor Instruction Book: Model J. (pamphlet) undated 

1 5

Parts Price List: Wallis Cub Junior Tractor. (catalog) circa 1918 

1 5

Wisconsin Farm Tractor Sales Company 

Box Folder

Wisconsin Farm Tractor: Reducing Labor and Increasing Profits on the Farm. (pamphlet) undated 

1 5

Wisconsin Tractors. (brochure) circa 1917 

1 5

Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation 

Box Folder

Model "A" General Service Tractor. (pamphlet) 1917 

1 5

Yuba Manufacturing Company 

Box Folder

The Yuba Bulletin. (pamphlet) 1918 

1 5

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Series 3: Engines, 1915-1918 

Buda Company 

Box Folder

Model "YTU": Four Cylinder Unit Power Plant. (catalog, 2 copies) undated 

2 6

Model "HTU": Four Cylinder Unit Power Plant. (catalog) 1918 

2 6

Buffalo Pitts Company 

Box Folder

Buffalo Pitts Engines. (catalog) undated 

2 6

Cushman Motor Works 

Box Folder

At Last I Bring you Light Weight Power. (catalog) undated 

2 6

The Gasoline Engine: Its History and Principles. (pamphlet) undated 

2 6

Construction and Uses of the Gasoline Engine. (pamphlet) undated 

2 6

International Harvester Company of America 

Box Folder

Engine Operator's Guide. (pamphlet) 1916 

2 6

Manhattan Electrical Supply Co., Inc. 

Box Folder

How to Run the Gas Engine-Simplified. (pamphlet) 1915 

2 6

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Series 4: Parts and Equipment, 1915-1922 

American Manganese Steel Co. (AMSCO) 

Box Folder

Manganese Steel Tractor Parts. (catalog) circa 1919 

2 7

Manganese Steel Tractor Parts. (catalog) circa 1922 

2 7

Joseph Dixon Crucible Co. 

Box Folder

A Tractioneer's Guide to Good Lubrication. (pamphlet) 1919 

2 7

Foote Bros. Gear and Machine Co. 

Box Folder

The Foote-Strite Transmission. (catalog) undated 

2 7

The Foote Standard Transmission: Model D. (brochure) undated 

2 7

The Foote Standard Transmission: Model DU and EU. (brochure) undated 

2 7

The Foote Standard Transmission: Model FU. (brochure) undated 

2 7

Harley-Davidson Motor Company 

Box Folder

1918 Manual: Instructions for the Setting Up, Operation, Care, and Maintenance of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. (pamphlet) 1918 

2 7

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Parts. (catalog) 1917 

2 7

Motor Repair Manual for the Guidance of the Motorcycle Repair Man. (pamphlet) 1918 

2 7

Edward V. Hartford, Inc. 

Box Folder

Every Phase of Motoring. (catalog) circa 1917 

2 8

Holley Carburetor Company 

Box Folder

Care and Adjustment of the Holley Model "K" Carburetor. (brochure) undated 

2 8

Homestead Valve Manufacturing Company 

Box Folder

Homestead Valves and Other Specialties: Catalogue and Price List Showing our Complete Line of Valves, etc. (catalog) 1919 

2 8

Hyatt Roller Bearing Co. 

Box Folder

Tractor Bearings. (catalog) undated 

2 8

Anti-Friction Bearings on Farm Machinery. (pamphlet) circa 1917 

2 8

Bearing Engineering for Tractor Designers. (pamphlet) undated 

2 8

International Harvester Company of America 

Box Folder

Tractor Hitches. (catalog) 1917 

2 8

K-W Ignition Co. 

Box Folder

Instruction Book for Setting and Timing High Tension Magnetos. (pamphlet) undated 

2 9

Instruction Book for Setting and Timing High Tension Magnetos: 3rd Edition. (pamphlet) 1917 

2 9

Instruction Book for Setting and Timing High Tension Magnetos: 4th Edition. (pamphlet) 1918 

2 9

Lockwood-Ash Motor Company Inc. 

Box Folder

Marine Motors for Every Purse and Purpose. (catalog) circa 1917 

2 9

Marvel Carburetor Co. 

Box Folder

Marvel's Exclusive Principle-Heat-Jacket Automatically Controlled: Improves Any Car. (catalog) undated 

2 9

Master Carburetor Corporation 

Box Folder

The Master Carburetor: The World's New Standard. (catalog) circa 1916 

2 9

Mica Insulator Company 

Box Folder

The Insulation of Commutators: A Few Facts Relative to an Important Subject. (pamphlet) undated 

2 9

Mobiloils 

Box Folder

Lubrication of the Automobile: No. 2-The Chassis. (pamphlet) undated 

2 9

Price Maker 

Box Folder

Automobile Supplies. (catalog) 1920 

2 9

Rayfield Carburetors 

Box Folder

Rayfield Carburetors Manual and Specification Book "C." (catalog) undated 

2 10

Price List: Rayfield Parts. (catalog) 1918 

2 10

Reflex Ignition Co. 

Box Folder

Reflex Spark Plugs. (catalog) undated 

2 10

Remy Electric Company 

Box Folder

Remy: Electric Lighting, Starting, Ignition and Governor Control for Farm Tractors. (pamphlet) undated 

2 10

The Story of the Electric Governor. (pamphlet) undated 

2 10

Remy Instruction Book: Starting, Lighting, Ignition for Tractors. (pamphlet) undated 

2 10

Splitdorf Electrical Co. 

Box Folder

Principles of Construction and Operation of Dixie Magnetos: Instructions for their Installation, Care, and Maintenance. (pamphlet) circa 1917 

2 10

Standard Oil Company 

Box Folder

Engine Overheating. (brochure) undated 

2 10

Correct Transmission and Rear Axle Lubrication. (brochure) undated 

2 10

Calol Fuel Oil for Oil Injection Engines. (pamphlet) 1915 

2 10

Willard Storage Battery Co. 

Box Folder

Lighting Batteries and Starting Batteries: Instructions for Charging, Care and Operation. (pamphlet) undated 

2 10

Who Pays? (pamphlet) 1916 

2 10

Consult in Case of Battery Trouble. (brochure) 1917 

2 10

Your Storage Battery: What it is and how to get the most out of it. (pamphlet) 1918 

2 10

Your Electrical System and How it Works. (pamphlet) undated 

2 10

Zenith Carburetor Co. 

Box Folder

The Compound Nozzle Explained. (pamphlet) circa 1917 

2 10

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Series 5: Appliances, Electric Lighting, and Miscellaneous, 1915-1921 

Appliances 

Box Folder

How to Judge an Electric Cleaner. (pamphlet) undated 

2 11

Hotpoint Electric Range: 'Your Dream Come True.' (pamphlet) undated 

2 11

Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Exchange. (brochure, 2 copies) circa 1915 

2 11

Simplex Ironer: "The Best Ironer." (pamphlet) 1918 

2 11

Simplex Ironer: "The Best Ironer." (catalog/letter) undated 

2 11

The Story of a Lump of Dirt. (pamphlet) 1919 

2 11

ISKO Electric Refrigerator. (pamphlet) 1920 

2 11

Universal Electric Christmas Gifts. (brochure) undated 

2 11

Electric Lighting 

Box Folder

Be Kind to Your Eyes. Read and Write with Emeralite. (catalog) 1916 

2 11

Kohler: Automatic Power and Light 110 Volt D.C. (pamphlet) 1921 

2 11

Light Where you Want it. (catalog) circa 1920 

2 11

How to Care for Your Electric Lighting Plant. (pamphlet) undated 

2 11

Instruction Book: Type "S" Inter-pole Motors. (pamphlet) undated 

2 11

The Way to Better Light. (catalog) undated 

2 11

Instruction Book for Installing and Operating The Edison Storage Battery Electric Light Plant. (pamphlet) circa 1916 

2 11

Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Ottawa Log and Tree Saws. (pamphlet) circa 1919 

2 11

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