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Edwin Hoyt Lockwood papers

Call Number: MS 328
Scope and Contents

The papers of Edwin Hoyt Lockwood (1866-1930) are contained in two manuscript boxes, one of automobile chassis dynamometer tests and an explanation of the methods used and calibration calculations, and one containing a laboratory experiment notebook kept in 1893.

The body of this collection is a series of automobile chassis dynamometer tests which Lockwood and his students performed from 1916-1931. Virtually all the great classic cars are represented even though the collection is not complete. Professor Lockwood numbered the series of tests 100-435, but this collection contains only approximately 200 of the 345 original tests. These are blueprint copies of the original test information. The originals of the series were deposited in the Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. Along with the copies of the original tests is an explanation of the testing methods and calculations used in calibrating the measuring equipment.

There are also two studies of independent engineering problems: a calculation of the Frequency of A Mallable Iron Fittings Company, (Branford, Conn.) Vibrator and the correspondence concerning the problem, and a study of Centrifugal Force and Coiled Springs.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given by the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 1965.

0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Related Names
Lockwood, Edwin Hoyt
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