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Palmer Method

National Museum of American History

Method Man Sampler Tape

National Museum of American History
Various artists. Method Man Sampler Tape (Def Jam DEF-191-4/2). Cassette format. This is a Collector's Edition Def Jam sampler tape featuring Method Man [Clifford M. Smith Jr.] on the cover.

Method Man Sampler CD

National Museum of American History
Various artists. Method Man Sampler CD (Def Jam (A)-566 471-2). Compact disc. This is a Collector's Edition Def Jam sampler compact disc featuring Method Man [Clifford M. Smith Jr.] on the cover.

Collection method for barnacles

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Palmer Method Honor Writing

National Museum of American History

Rabies Vaccine - Semple Method

National Museum of American History

Speak French - Brochès Method

National Museum of American History
Speak French - Brochès Method (parts 3 and 4). (Brochephone), with booklet.

Speak French - Brochès Method

National Museum of American History
Speak French - Brochès Method (parts 1 and 2). (Brochephone), with booklet.

Set of Sheets, Amsler's Method

National Museum of American History
This undated stapled set of sheetsis a typescript describing Amsler's method for determining the polar moments of inertia of a solid of revolution by the use of the integrator.

Relates to integrator 1978.1095.01.

"American Method in Astronomical Observation"

National Museum of American History
From its infancy, timekeeping has depended on astronomy. The motion of celestial bodies relative to the rotating Earth provided the most precise measure of time until the mid-twentieth century, when quartz and atomic clocks proved more constant. Until that time, mechanical observatory clocks were set and continuously corrected to agree with astronomical observations.

The application of electricity to observatory timepieces in the late 1840s revolutionized the way American astronomers noted the exact movement of celestial events. U.S. Coast Survey teams devised a method to telegraph clock beats, both within an observatory and over long distances, and to record both the beats and the moment of observation simultaneously. British astronomers dubbed it the "American method of astronomical observation" and promptly adopted it themselves.

Transmitting clock beats by telegraph not only provided astronomers with a means of recording the exact moment of astronomical observations but also gave surveyors a means of determining longitude. Because the Earth rotates on its axis every twenty-four hours, longitude and time are equivalent (fifteen degrees of longitude equals one hour).

In 1849 William Cranch Bond, then director of the Harvard College Observatory, devised an important improvement for clocks employed in the "American method." He constructed several versions of break-circuit devices—electrical contracts and insulators attached to the mechanical clock movement—for telegraphing clock beats once a second. The Bond regulator shown here incorporates such a device. Bond's son Richard designed the accompanying drum chronograph, an instrument that touched a pen to a paper-wrapped cylinder to record both the beats of the clock and the instant of a celestial event, signaled when an observer pressed a telegraph key.

Method of using baren i

National Museum of American History
Drawing which demonstrates method of using a baren in Japanese woodblockprinting. Published in Tokuno essay on Japanese woodcutting and wood-cut printing, edited by S. R. Koehler for SI Annual Report for 1892.

Method of using baren ii

National Museum of American History
Drawing which demonstrates the method of using a baren in Japanese woodblock printing. Published in Tokuno essay on Japanese woodcutting and wood-cut printing, edited by S. R. Koehler for SI Annual Report for 1892.

Method and style in restoration

Smithsonian Libraries
Signed: Christian Rohlfing.

Catalog of an exhibition held 14 October-17 November, 1961.

Method of Boarding Boats 1890

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white photoprint on paper mount in album

Non-Native Man and Woman, Passengers, in Large Basket Attached to Pully System Being Transferred From Ship to Tug at Sea

Rabies Vaccine, Semple Method - Lederle

National Museum of American History

Methods for Holding the Sky Together - Method 1

National Air and Space Museum
The works depict kaleidoscopically rendered clouds and geometrical line patterns connecting the clouds together. Merrell’s states, “These prints are part of a series that attempts to visualize the process of extrapolating information from a complex natural system. In these images, the sky has been kaleidoscopically rendered as a kind of sublime projection screen – a place of infinite interpretive possibility. Onto the subtle complexity of the sky an ordering system is projected as an attempt to render diagrammatically the relationships and complexities of sunlight, atmosphere, and clouds.”

Artist Clayton Merrell grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. He studied painting and printmaking at Brigham Young University and the Yale School of Art, where he earned an MFA in 1995. He received a Fulbright Grant to Oaxaca, Mexico in 1996-97. His work is exhibited and collected widely, with recent exhibitions at: The American Embassy in Belmopan, Belize; Slow Gallery, Chicago; Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh PA; The Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell NM; the A+D Gallery, Chicago; and the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY. He has received numerous awards and grants and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA.

An Improved Method of Making Coffee

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Reproduced in Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. XXI, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, 181, pp. 87-88.

"An Improved Method of Making Coffee," published by James Smithson in Thomson's Annals of Philosophy, Vol. XXII; New Series Vol. VI, 1823, page 30. In this article, Smithson recommends heating coffee in an enclosed glass vessel sealed with a cork to retain the flavor and aroma of the coffee beans. The founding donor of the Smithsonian did serious research on the composition of minerals, as well as experiments with practical applications.

Old Time Indian Method of Grinding Corn

National Museum of the American Indian

Patent Model, Method of Building Wood Boats

National Museum of American History
The inventor Joseph Francis (1801-93) was best known for developing corrugated-iron lifesaving boats. This 1841 patent model reveals his ideas about a new method for constructing boats made of wood.

Trade and communication in 1840s America relied heavily on waterborne transportation, and boat building was an important related industry. With this invention, Joseph Francis sought to reduce the cost of constructing boats by simplifying the process. He proposed setting up a reusable frame over which very narrow planks would be bent to form the hull. The planks would be fastened together by bolts or nails driven through their edges, and no complicated joinery was to be done where the curves of the hull converged at bow and stern. “Ordinary workmen and machinery” could build this simple boat, he wrote. It would save on material, as none of the planks would overlap, and it would not require caulking, “as the narrow planking is drawn so closely together by the . . . nails . . . .” Finally, Francis claimed that the boat’s metal fasteners, buried between the planks, would not be likely to corrode and loosen the structure. Francis may have used this technique in his own boat works, but it was otherwise ignored by the nation’s many skilled boat builders.

A Method for Creative Design

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Hardcover book by Adolfo Best-Maguard with 183 pages of text. The orange front cover has black text which reads [A METHOD FOR / CREATIVE / DESIGN / ADOLFO BEST-MAUGARD]. Below this is a black band that has cut outs showing the orange cover beneath in the shapes of Best-Maugard's seven "primary elements" of drawing: straight line, spiral, circle, semicircle, wavy line, "s" shape, and zigzag. The title and author are in black text on the upper spine. On the lower spine in black is [ALFRED A / KNOPF]. The center of the spine shows evidence of a removed sticker [740 / B46]. The back cover is blank with an embossed logo for BOR201 Books in the lower right corner. The interior of the front cover has a black and white book plate that has been adhered to the board. The bookplate has an image of Notre Dame and a woman painting and says [EX LIBRIS / Lois Mailou Jones / DKW]. There is a torn library book plate on the reverse back cover. There are handwritten inscriptions inside the book.
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