David Francis Crawford papers

Abstract

The David Francis Crawford papers (dated 1889-1927, undated; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain blueprints, test results, project notes, and reports David Francis Crawford collected throughout his career as a railroad machinist and superintendent.

Descriptive Summary

Title
David Francis Crawford papers
Date
1889-1927, undated
Creator
Crawford, David Francis
Extent
0.9 Cubic feet
Subjects
Blueprints.
Railroad companies--United States--History.
Railroad companies--United States.
Railroads--Pennsylvania
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
62m125 : [identification of item], David Francis Crawford papers, 1889-1927, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
David Francis Crawford was born on December 4, 1864, to David and Martha Frances Crawford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Crawford worked in the railroad industry in a variety of roles starting in 1882 in the freight department of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He trained and worked as machinist until 1895 when he became an assistant superintendent for the Pennsylvania Lines West. During his career with the Pennsylvania railroad, he served as general superintendent and general manager of the Pennsylvania Lines West. In 1918, he became vice-president of the Locomotive Stoker Company, where he patented a number of devices for railway cars, engines, and signals, including the Crawford Underfeed Stoker. He received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1915.
Scope and Content
The David Francis Crawford papers (dated 1889-1927, undated; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain blueprints, test results, project notes, and reports David Francis Crawford collected throughout his career as a railroad machinist and superintendent. Crawford’s project notes include tests on numerous aspects of railcars, engine systems, drawings of inventions, reports, and blueprints conducted during his time at the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The notes have been arranged using a numbering system that was printed on each report by Crawford. The reports include companies such as The Pennsylvania Railroad, Pacific Railroad Company, General Electric, and others. Additionally, The collection also contains budget reports for the Locomotive Stoker Company from 1921-1927.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researcher by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Project notes, 1889-1895, undated

Photometrics, 1894 November 25

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Formula for dynamoter car work P.R.R., 1894 November 25

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Dayton cash register Co., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Steam pipes Altoona Edison Ill Co. Greene E.B., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Specifications for electric lighting plant - St. Chicago, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Springs helical P.R.R., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Electric lighting station Altoona, PA., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Valve mason reducing test, 1889

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Test P.R.R. Class X'276 Class P 1525, 1893

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Diagrams P.R.R. Standard, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Brown indicator diagrams setting valves, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Boiler test Sterling Madison St. Chicago, 1893

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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Plant lighting P. Co. Chicago, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Specifications wiring buildings P. Co., undated

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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P. Co. Chicago Madison Street reconstruction, 1893

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Railway lighting and power Louisville, Kentucky, 1895

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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Salem Ohio, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 17
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Operation cost of P. Co., 1893

  • Box 1, Folder 18
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Plant test of P. Co. Chicago, 1892

  • Box 1, Folder 19
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Lighting P. Co. Crestline O, 1892

  • Box 1, Folder 20
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Ft. Wayne electric Co. Diagrams, 1892-1893

  • Box 1, Folder 21
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Arc. water house, 1894

  • Box 1, Folder 22
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D.C.C.P. for lighting, marine type, slow speed, 1894

  • Box 1, Folder 23
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Arc. Schuyler, 1894

  • Box 1, Folder 24
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Lamp Arc Thomson '93 G.E.Co., 1894

  • Box 1, Folder 25
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Salem O. City Ry Co., undated

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Wiring power Sprague R.J., 1894

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Conveying refuse from wood working shop suction, 1894

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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Lubricant P.R.R. test, 1894

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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Lubricant oil test of arctic Velocitei, 1894

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Cars lighting carburetor system burners and valves tests, 1890-1891

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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Wheels specifications and inspection P.R.R., 1891

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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Lading P. Co. instructions, 1891

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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Cars diagrams P. Co. standard, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 9
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Car diagrams P.R.R. standard, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 10
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Water Co. Salem O. report, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 11
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Coal testing method of P.C.C. and STL RY, 1894

  • Box 2, Folder 12
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Coal analysis, 1894

  • Box 2, Folder 13
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Gas burner regenerative, 1894

  • Box 2, Folder 14
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Gas Light Co. Salem O. report, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 15
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Railroad reports, 1915-1927, undated

Millcreek crossing report, 1915

  • Box 2, Folder 16
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Pennsylvania Railroad Company test department results, 1915-1916

  • Box 2, Folder 17
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Pennsylvania Railroad Company locomotives blueprints, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 18
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Locomotive Stoker Company budget report, 1921-1927

  • Box 2, Folder 19
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