A Guide to the Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection, 1920-1987 Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection Ms1995-025

Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection, 1920-1987

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1995-025


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Collection Number
Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection, 1920-1987
Physical Characteristics
248.0 cu. ft. 165 boxes; approx. 100 feet of metallurgical samples in cases
American Brake Shoe Company; Avery, Howard S., (Howard Shaeffer), 1906-1996
Please note: 120 boxes from this collection are in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Additional boxes and metallurgical samples are located at Special Collections. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Please note: The current finding aid includes only minimal description of the collection. If you have questions, please contact Special Collections (specref@vt.edu) for more information.

Scope and Content

Collection includes research data of the properties of metals conducted by The American Brake Shoe Company (later Abex). Also contains the master logbooks and listing of compositions on keypunch cards of the Battelle Institute Research Reports, and approximately 37 cu. ft. of research-related publications, reference books, and metallurgical samples. Unprocessed. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Science and Technology

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Avery, Howard S., (Howard Shaeffer), 1906-1996