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WILLIAM P. SNYDER (U.S. 209662) Collection - GLMS 92

Introduction | Vessel History | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

This seven cubic foot collection is available for reference use at the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes. Literary and property rights were dedicated to the public. Photocopying is permitted for the purposes of conservation and research.

Vessel History

The WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. (US 209662) was built by the Great Lakes Engineering Works at Ecorse, Michigan, as Hull 83. The launch date was January 27, 1912. The original dimensions were a length of 590 feet, a width of 64 feet, 2 inches, and a depth of 34 feet, 2 inches. The original tonnage measurements were 8,603 gross and 6,650 net. These figures changed to 8,625 and 5896 after rebuilding work was performed in 1971.

The SNYDER, JR. was named for William Penn Snyder, Jr. Mr. Snyder was born in 1888 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and enjoyed a lengthy career in Great Lakes commerce including serving as president of the Shenango Furnace Company and the Snyder Mining Company. Snyder died in 1967.

The Shenango Furnace Company owned the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. for most of its active sailing life from 1912-1967. The Interlake Steamship Company purchased the boat and used it from 1967-1971. The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company sailed the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. for the years 1971-1983. The American Bulk Shipping Company of Los Angeles, California operated the boat fro 1983 until it was sent to Port Colborne, Ontario for scrapping in January 1988.

Scope and Content

This seven cubic foot collection contains literature used to sell electrical and mechanical equipment to shipping companies operating marine fleets. The items compiled here were acquired between 1932 and 1980 by the succession of chief engineers serving on the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR.

Instruction manuals (3 cubic feet) for 1937-1980 provided engineers with technical information needed to effectively operate the valves, gauges, electrical appliances, and other devices used in vessel operations. These manuals were frequently sent to the customers after making a purchase from catalogs such as those in series 2 (3 cubic feet) for 1937-1980. Parts for motors and electrical systems were portions of the merchandise available from these catalogs.

Other sales literature of a briefer form directed customers to the manuals and catalogs (.66 cubic feet), 1932-1979. Oil gauges, pumps, and other engine parts were advertised in these publications.

Log books (.33 cubic feet) for 1957-1980 provided a means of monitoring the equipment purchased for the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. through daily observations of engine and boiler operations. Trip records for fuel consumption and lubrication oil use reflected the effectiveness of the equipment once placed in operation.

Series Description

PRINTED MATERIAL

INSTRUCTION MANUALS
1937-1980
Boxes 1-4
Arranged alphabetically
Series contains three cubic feet of manuals printed by companies involved in manufacturing equipment and machinery for marine vessels. The items in this series were acquired by the various chief engineers of the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. The type of electrical equipment used on lake boats such as the SNYDER is documented through four decades of publications designed to show vessel engineers how to operate the machinery and appliances manufactured by these companies. Pumps, turbines, and motors are the most frequent subjects of these manuals.

CATALOGS
1937-1980
Boxes 5-7
Arranged alphabetically
Series contains three cubic feet of sales catalogs printed by vendors of marine vessel electronic and mechanical products. These catalogs were maintained by the various chief engineers of the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. Technological aspects of vessel design can be observed through more than forty years worth of marine product catalogs pertaining to equipment used on the SNYDER and other vessels. Items from plumbing fixtures to engine parts are covered.

SALES LITERATURE
1932-1979
Box 8
Arranged alphabetically
Series contains .66 cubic feet of miscellaneous sales literature items regarding equipment for marine vessels. These items were maintained by the chief engineers of the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. The material in these files is of a briefer nature than that found in the manuals or catalogs. Valves, pumps, and other mechanical components of vessels are described.

REPORTS

LOG BOOKS
1957-1980
Box 8
Arranged alphabetically
Series contains .33 cubic feet of log books used on the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. These items were prepared to record data on the boilers and engines during the trips completed each year. Fuel consumption and oil lubrication logs are also included.

Inventory

Box 1: Printed Material--Instruction Manuals A-H, 1937-1980

Folders

  1. Air Circuit Breakers, 1948-1949
  2. Air Compressor, 1944, n.d.
  3. Airetool Tube Maintenance, 1946
  4. Amp and Volt Meters, 1948-1949
  5. Bailey 760 Burner Control System, c. 1956-1970
  6. Bailey 760 Burner Control System, May 1968
  7. Bailey 760 Burner Control System, 1970
  8. Bailey 760 Burner Control System, March 1971
  9. Bailey 760 Burner Control System, April 1971
  10. Battery Service Manual, 1971
  11. Bow Thruster, 1963, n.d.
  12. Bow Thruster Carbon Monoxide Alarm, n.d.
  13. Bow Thruster Space Vent, 1965
  14. Bow Thruster Tachometer, 1964, n.d.
  15. Centrifugal Condensate Pump, 1959
  16. Centrifugal Pumps--Priming, 1942
  17. Chemical Analysis of Water, 1963
  18. Chlorinator, 1960, 1968, 1972
  19. Clarage Boiler Fans, 1961
  20. Coffin Centrifugal Pump, 1949-1971
  21. Coffin Turbo Pump, 1968-1971
  22. Compound Feed Pump, 1964
  23. Cooler Pump, n.d.
  24. Elliott Turbine, 1949
  25. Feed and Filter Tank, 1947-1949
  26. Filter Box Controller, ca. 1966
  27. Flame Safety Lamp, 1971, n.d.
  28. Fuel Oil Heater Temperature Regulator, n.d.
  29. Fuel Oil Meter, 1960
  30. Fulton Temperature Control, 1963
  31. General Electric Motors, 1946
  32. Generator, 1942
  33. Heathkit Assembly Manual for Transistor-Diode Checker, 1967
  34. Hill Hardware Co., 1977-1980
  35. Hobart Gallery Equipment, 1963-1977
  36. Holub Industries Voltage Tester, n.d.
  37. Hydraulic Jacks, 1977
  38. Hydrex Pump, 1962

Box 2: Printed Material--Instruction Manuals, I-Q, 1937-1980

Folders

  1. Ideal Electric Generators, 1942
  2. Indicator Card Analysis, 1961
  3. Interlake Steamship Co., Fleet Vessel Operations Manual, ca, 1946-1976
  4. Invertors, n.d.
  5. Kidde Fire Extinguishing, ca. 1971
  6. Kingsbury Thrust Bearing, 1942-1949
  7. Kitchen Appliances, 1962-1977
  8. Koppers Main Engine Packing, 1953
  9. Leeds and Northrup Millitemp Indicators and Controllers, n.d.
  10. Leslie Engineering Data, 1977
  11. Leslie Valves, 1954, 1957
  12. Liquid Level Indicators, ca. 1972
  13. List-O-Meter Equipment, ca. 1960
  14. Main Engine Work before 1970, 1959-1970
  15. Main Switchboard Volt Meter, 1978
  16. Marine Automation Program, 1971
  17. Marine Service Lubrication Chart, 1971
  18. Marine Telephone System, 1937
  19. Marlow Pumps, 1976
  20. Mason-Neilan Valves, 1941, 1952-1953
  21. Maytag Dryers and Washers, 1971-1980
  22. Megger Instructions, n.d.
  23. Metalbestos Chimneys, 1977
  24. Metric Practice Gudie, 1975
  25. Microphor Sanitation Device, 1978
  26. Milwaukee 3/8" Drill, 1978
  27. Motor Brushes, 1956
  28. Motor Controllers, 1959
  29. Motor Maintenance Readings, 1956
  30. Motor Report, 1958-1966
  31. Naval Antenna Spar-Aft, n.d.
  32. Operations and Maintenance Folder, 1971
  33. Portable Heaters, 1963
  34. Power System, n.d.
  35. Protane Gas Stove, 1950, 1976, n.d.
  36. Public Health Service, 1971, 1977
  37. Quincy Air Compressors, 1970

Box 3: Printed Material--Instruction Manuals, R-S, 1937-1980

Folders

  1. Ranco Temperature Controls, 1950
  2. Reliance Boilers, 1970
  3. Reliance Levalarm, 1970
  4. Scrub Machines, 1978-1973
  5. Seacock Air Compressors, 1971-1976
  6. Sears Heater, ca. 1970
  7. Shipyard Megger Readings, 1970
  8. Skinner Marine Unaflow Steam Engines for Aircraft Carriers, 1942
  9. Skinner Marine Unaflow Steam Engines for WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR., 1943-1949
  10. Soot Blower, 1949-1976
  11. Sound Powered Telephones, 1966
  12. Steam Traps, 1973, n.d.
  13. Stern Tube Grease Gun, 1969, 1974

Box 4: Printed Material--Instruction Manuals, T-Z, 1937-1980

Folders

  1. Temperature Recorders, 1940
  2. Trans-Sonics Tank Soundings, 1971-1976
  3. Twin Disc Marine Gear, 1971
  4. Vent Fans, 1969
  5. Vulcan Soot Blowers, 1976-1977
  6. Warren Pumps, 1962
  7. Washing Machine, 1965
  8. Water Cooler--Galley, 1978
  9. Water Softener, 1965
  10. Water Softener Piping, 1964
  11. Westinghouse Bowthruster, 1967-1969
  12. Wilson Hypochlorinator, 1967-1968
  13. Worthington Pumps, n.d.
  14. Yarway Water Indicators, 1949-1952
  15. Yarway Water Level Indicator, 1942-1971
  16. Zeo-Flow Water Softeners, 1965
  17. Zimmite, 1960

Box 5: Printed Material--Catalogs, A-L, 1937-1980

Folders

  1. Acousta Sheet, Goodyear, 1977
  2. Airco General Products Catalog, n.d.
  3. Alemite Lubrication Equipment, 1955
  4. American Standard Plumbing Fixtures, 1972-1973
  5. American Temperature Regulators, n.d.
  6. Argo International Corp. Buy Log, 1976
  7. Armstrong Steam Trap Book, 1965
  8. Armstrong Tools, 1978
  9. Bearings, Inc., 1972
  10. Bearings, Inc. Catalog 70, 1972
  11. Belt and Roller Chain Drives, n.d.
  12. Brush Data - Ohio Carbon, 1955
  13. Chesterton Mechanical Packings and Seals, 1973
  14. Chicago Faucet Co., 1973
  15. Cleveland Beacon Products Co., n.d.
  16. Condren Corp., n.d.
  17. Connelly Brothers Industrial and Marine Supplies, n.d.
  18. Coppus Blue Ribbon Products, n.d.
  19. John Crane Marine Sealing Products, 1973
  20. Dayton Manufacturing Co., n.d.
  21. Detroit Diesel Engine Division, 1947
  22. Dresser Consolidated Safety, Relief, and Safety Relief Valves, 1967
  23. Durant Digital Instruments, n.d.
  24. EEP/Products, 1976
  25. Electric Hoists, 1972, n.d.
  26. Ernst Gage Co., n.d.
  27. Ernst Gage Co., ca. 1970
  28. Gamlen Chemical Co., 1959-1971
  29. Graybar (Catalog #34), 1975
  30. Graybar (Catalog #35), 1977
  31. Hancock Valves, ca, 1960
  32. Hancock Valves, 1967
  33. Jenkins Brothers Bronze and Iron Valves, 1968
  34. Jenkins Brothers Valves, 1973
  35. Keckley Steam and Liquid Control Valves and Strainers, n.d.
  36. King Instruments, King Engineering Corp., 1968
  37. Leeds and Northrup Thermocouples, 1976
  38. Leslie Co., 1976-1978, n.d.
  39. Leslie-Tyfon Whistles and Signals, n.d.
  40. Light Bulb and other catalogs, n.d.
  41. Lorain Communications Equipment, n.d.
  42. Lorain Communications Equipment, 1957-1958
  43. Lubricators, Hills-McCanna Force-feed Lubricators, 1937

Box 6: Printed Material--Catalogs, M-R, 1937-1980

Folders

  1. Maintenance Engineered Products, Rotanium Products, Co., 1972
  2. Maxon Burner Equipment, 1967
  3. Mechanical Packings and Gaskets, John J. Disch Co., n.d.
  4. Mechanical Packings and Gaskets, John J. Disch Co., n.d.
  5. Midland-Ross Marine Type Receptacles, 1975
  6. Modern Distributors - Industrial Supplies, n.d.
  7. Morse Power Transmission Products, 1971
  8. Okadee Valves, n.d.
  9. Okadee Valves, n.d.
  10. Owatonna Tool Co., n.d.
  11. Parker Sales Co., Inc., Buying Guide, 1979
  12. Pauluhn Electric Manufacturing Co., Inc., Catalog #76, n.d.
  13. Permatex Industrial Products, 1979
  14. Plastic Steel and other Devcon Products, 1969
  15. RR & M (Repair, Rebuilding & Maintenance of Electrical Apparatus), 1970
  16. R & S Marine Electrical Equipment, 1958
  17. R & S Marine Electrical Equipment, 1967
  18. Radiators, 1950, 1977, n.d.
  19. Rex Power Transmission and Conveying Components, 1974
  20. Ridgid #173 Tool Price List, 1973

Box 7: Printed Material--Catalogs, S-W, 1937-1980

Folders

  1. Seacoast IEEE-45 Merchant Marine Shipboard Cable, 1967
  2. Seacoast Radio Frequency Cables, 1967
  3. Seacoast Special Purpose Navy Shipboard Cable, 1967
  4. Seacoast Terminal and Stuffing Tubes, n.d.
  5. Skinner Marine Unaflow Steam Engines, 1947
  6. Sloan Valve Co. Catalog 750-S, 1971
  7. Spare Parts List for STR. Wm. P. SNYDER, JR., 1950
  8. Stanley Air Tools, n.d.
  9. Stove Drawings, 1945-1952, n.d.
  10. Swagelock, Whitey, Nupro, Cajon, Sno-Trik Fittings Catalog, 1970-1971
  11. Swagelock, Whitey, Nupro, Cajon, Sno-Trik Fittings Catalog, 1977
  12. Terry Turbine Ballast Pump, n.d.
  13. Tools, 1963-1980
  14. Trerice Temperature and Pressure Instruments, 1950
  15. Trerice General Catalog, 1964-1971
  16. Trerice General Catalog, 1964-1972
  17. Valves Catalog 60, Lunkenheimer Co., 1960
  18. Velan Steam Traps, n.d.
  19. Robert H. Wagner and Son, n.d.
  20. Ward Leonard Electric Co., Inc., 1978
  21. Ward Leonard Electrical Controls, 1978-1979
  22. Ward Leonard Resistors, 1975
  23. Warren Pumps - Stripping and General Service, n.d.
  24. Water Unit Heaters, Modine Manufacturing Co., 1975
  25. Westinghouse Light Bulb Catalog, 1971
  26. Wilson Maintenance Tools, n.d.
  27. Wright Tool and Forge Co., n.d.

Box 8: Printed Material--Sales Literature, A-Z, 1932-1979
Log Books, D-M, 1957-1980

Folders

  1. Airetool Bulletin No. 58, n.d.
  2. Allpox Extension Gasket Cutter, n.d.
  3. Bailey Air Compressors, 1965-1970
  4. Bailey Meter Co. Arrangement of Modules, n.d.
  5. Bearings News, 1979
  6. Belzona Molecular Metal, n.d.
  7. Bilge Pump, 1932-1959, n.d.
  8. Bill of Material, Engine Co. 11971, 1949
  9. Bill of Material and Specifications - Automation, 1952-1971
  10. Boiler Hydro Test Pump, 1964-1971
  11. Boiler Room Air Compressor (Quincy), 5 1/4 x 3 x 3 1/2, n.d.
  12. Carbon Monoxide Alarm, n.d.
  13. Cook TFE Piston Rings and Packings, n.d.
  14. Copes-Vulcan Feedwater Regulators, 1975
  15. Copes-Vulcan Furnace Probe, 1977
  16. Copes-Vulcan Soot Blowers, 1973-1976
  17. Copes-Vulcan Soot Blower, n.d.
  18. Copes-Vulcan Wall Deslogger, 1974
  19. Corning Glass Works, 1970
  20. John Crane End Face Shaft Seals, n.d.
  21. John Crane Mechanical Packings, n.d.
  22. John Crane Shaft Seals, n.d.
  23. Darling Valve and Manufacturing Co., n.d.
  24. Jno. J. Disch Co., n.d.
  25. Drew Chemical Co. Marine Bulletin, 1976
  26. Drew Chemical Corporation, 1977
  27. Epoxo Non-Skid Safety Coating, n.d.
  28. Exxon Marine Conversion Tables and Charts, 1978
  29. Fafnir Ball Bearings, n.d.
  30. Fireye Smoke Density Indicator, n.d.
  31. Fisher Controls Co., n.d.
  32. Fisher Level-Trols, n.d.
  33. Fuel Charts, 1972
  34. General Electric Kinamatic Motor, 1955-1964
  35. General Electric Service Shops, n.d.
  36. General Electric Servicemen, 1978
  37. Hatch Crane, 1945-1950, n.d.
  38. KIP Insecticide, n.d.
  39. List of Meters & Switches on Main Switch Board, 1949
  40. Lube Oil Report, 1955
  41. Main Switch Board - Breakers, Shunt Contractors & Switches, 1940-1950
  42. Manzel Lubricator, 1969, n.d.
  43. Mobil US Marine Port Directory, n.d.
  44. Rheostats, Ward Leonard, 1976
  45. Sanitary Pump, 1943-1956
  46. Seacoast Navy Shipboard Cable, 1967
  47. Shipside Controls/Deck Winches, 1970-1971
  48. Smoke Indicator Drawings, 1936, n.d.
  49. Stanley Focus on Industry, n.d.
  50. Super Mite 71 Selecting Relay, n.d.
  51. Trerice Condensed Catalog, n.d.
  52. Wood and Spencer Tap Guide, n.d.
  53. Zimmite Mud Remover, n.d.
  54. Drew Ameroid Marine Boiler Logs, 1972-1979
  55. Drew Ameroid Marine Boiler Logs, 1976-1980
  56. Drew Ameroid Marine Boiler Logs, 1980
  57. Fuel Reports, 1977-1978
  58. Fuel Reports, 1977-1979
  59. Fuel Reports, Trips 1-20, 1979
  60. Inventory Book, Chief Engineer, 1975-1976
  61. Lube Oil Trip Report, 1976
  62. Master Machinery Index, n.d.
  63. Mobil Engine Oil Test Results, 1957-1971
  64. Motor Readings, 1976-1979
  65. Motor Records, 1967-1971
  66. Motor Record Sheets, n.d.

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