Herbert Darling collection, 1911 - 1960

(2 linear feet)
Call no.: 0007

Herbert Darling was a draftsman for GTD and before that for companies that folded into GTD. His mechanical drawing are especially fine. Each one is dated, and several are stamped APPROVED. Key items in this collection include his drawings and his photos of sight gauges he built for WWI gun sights.

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GTD Knit hat 1 modern hat
Tap Sharpener notes 1 1947 EX – packet of development notes on a tap sharpener, including finished blueprints and photo of product
Tap Sharpener folder 1 folder 1957 VG -brown paper folder of correspondence, flyers, and design notes on a tap sharpener
Goodell-Pratt report 1 1930 VG – typed, in brown paper binder
GTD Field Day programs 3 1913, 1912, 1937 G – VG Program of events for company field days, 1937 is punched to fit a 6-ring binder, heavy vert. crease
Herbert Darling GTB scrapbook 1 1910 – 1982 Scrapbook of articles on GTD
Herbert Darling correspondence 1 folder 1934 VG – letters mostly concerning shipments to Japan
Wells MFG drawings 1 folder datable EX – high quality precision drawings, some notes and blueprints, olive binder, b/w photos
WWI sight gauge photos 2 1917 G – photos have yellowed some, scuffs on rev
History of GTD booket 1 1943 EX – 3-color separation professionally produced booklet with B/W photos throughout
Herbert Darling mechanical drawings Aprox. 50 1911 – 1912 G – EX Original hand drafted mechanical drawings of proposed parts for machines, many with notes in margins
Tool catalogs 6 1882, 1895, 1900, 1910, 1924, 1926 G – Pocket-sized catalogs for tool companies that eventually folded into GTD
Plastic hourglass 1 datable G – plastic egg-timer hourglass w/ GTD and United Greenfield logos on ends; possibly from merger?
GTD id pin 1 datable EX – b/w photo of a thin Caucasian man wearing glasses, mid 40s or early 50s in age, employee number 3483
Tool roll 1, contains 7 fine tools Set of well-used draftsman’s tools in hand-sewn suede leather pouch
Types of material
  • Drawings, photos, tools