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NIST Digital Archives

These digital archives showcase digitized and born-digital items, including:

Photos from the Archives

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Image of seat belt testing at NBS


Featured: Project Tinkertoy Photographic Collection
Project Tinkertoy was the the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) concept for automated manufacture of electronic equipment. The concept was piloted in a production line with costs at an estimated 44% lower than conventional processes.

Agency Publications

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Covers of the NIST History Volumes


Featured: NIST History Volumes
These books cover the history of the agency from its creation in 1901 through 1993, with supplemental information through 2009.

Images of Museum Artifacts

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Wooden Heads - Artifacts within the NIST Museum


NIST Museum Artifacts
This collection of museum artifact images includes some of the scientific instruments held by the NIST Museum located on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD.

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