Guide to the Angelo F. Semino Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0204
Creator: Semino, Angelo F.
Title: Angelo F. Semino papers
Dates: 1919-1937
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Summary: Student notes from Stanford's early mechanical engineering and electrical engineering classes, 1919-21; typescript articles, charts, reports, and reprints (by Semino and others) largely pertaining to research done for Shell Oil Company of California, 1922-32; manuscript of THE OIL HEAT EXCHANGER by Semino and F.L. Kallum, 1925; and correspondence, 1934-37. Some materials relate to the Industrial Engineers, Inc. founded by four Stanford engineers in the 1930s. Also includes film on the Mayfield Development Project in Palo Alto.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
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Stanford, CA 94305
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Angelo F. Semino, 1979 and 1987.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Angelo F. Semino Papers (SC0204). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Semino received his a.b. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 1922.

Description of the Collection

Student notes from Stanford's early mechanical engineering and electrical engineering classes, 1919-21; typescript articles, charts, reports, and reprints (by Semino and others) largely pertaining to research done for Shell Oil Company of California, 1922-32; manuscript of THE OIL HEAT EXCHANGER by Semino and F.L. Kallum, 1925; and correspondence, 1934-37. Some materials relate to the Industrial Engineers, Inc. founded by four Stanford engineers in the 1930s. Also includes film on the Mayfield Development Project in Palo Alto.

Access Terms

Industrial Engineers, Inc.
Kallum, Floyd Loren.
Semino, Angelo F.
Shell Oil Company.
Stanford University. School of Engineering--Students.
Palo Alto (Calif.)
Petroleum engineering.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

Class notes

Box 1, Folder 1

M.E.33, Winter 1922

Box 1, Folder 2

M.E.32, Autumn 1921

Box 1, Folder 3

M.E.14, Winter 1922

Box 1, Folder 4

Mechanical Engineering Reports, 1919-1922

Box 1, Folder 5

Electrical Engineering Reports, 1921-1922

 

Reprints and articles

Box 2, Folder 1

Shell Company of california, Gasoline Plants, Braun Equipment

Box 2, Folder 2

Charts of Experiments with oils

Box 2, Folder 3

Articles from Mechanical Engineering magazine, volumes 45-47 and 30, test sheets, temperature charts and diagrams for Shell Company of california

Box 2, Folder 4

Recent Research Work on the Internal-Combustion Engine" by Harry R. Ricardo in The Journal of the Society of Automative Engineers, Vol. X May, 1922

Box 2, Folder 5

Fractional Distillations of Fuel and How to Make Them" by P.S. Tice in Automative Industries, July 20, 1922; "Pressure-Temperature Chart for Hydrocarbon Vapors" by Edwin R. Cox in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol. 15, No.6, June 1923

Box 2, Folder 6

Shell Company of california charts; "Profits Derives from Charcoal Plant Operation": Introduction and charts

Box 2, Folder 7

The Tennination of Charcoal Tests for Gasoline" by F. L. Kallam, presentation for The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, June-July 1926; Description of the Stabilizer Yarhola Plant; Discussion on "The Termination of Charcoal Tests" by A.F. semino; Test on Stabilizer Equipment, Comar Oil Company, Gasoline Plant No. 1 Braman, Oklahoma, August 8, 1926; Blend curves chart; "Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design" by A.F. semino and F.L. Kallam

Box 2, Folder 8

Articles from Mechanical Engineering and National Petroleum News 1925-1927

Box 2, Folder 9

Articles, 1926-1929

Box 2, Folder 10

Charts for C.F. Braun and Co. and Shell Company of california

Box 2, Folder 11

Boiling Points of Paraffin Series; Boiler Test; Report on "A Detennination of the Boiling Points of Hydrocarbons under Pressure", "The Vapor Tensions of the Normal Paraffins" by A. A. Ashworth

Box 2, Folder 12

Heat of Vaporization of Petroleum Distillates" by J. D. Ruys

Box 2, Folder 13

Articles from Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and Refrigerating Engineering, 1924-1927

Box 3, Folder 0

Reprints and articles

Box 3, Folder 1

Wessenden, E. A. and L. J. Bradford, "Tests on Welded Cylinders", Mechanical Engineering, Vol 44, No.9, pp. 581-592. Roark, R. J., "'The strength of Mechanically Welded Pressure Containers", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 44, No.4, pp. 225-230. Fish, G. D., "stresses and Defonnation in Flat Circular CYlinder Heads", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 44, No.3, pp. 165-170. "Oxy-Acetylene Welding in the Process Equipment Field", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol 31, No.9, pp. 341-346. "Arc Welding with Metallic Electrodes", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 32, No.5, pp. 206-208.

Box 3, Folder 2

Kallam, F. L., "'The Termination of Charcoal Tests", paper presented at the spring Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, June 28-July 1 , 1926. Ramsey, W. K., "A Discussion of Draft Tube Designs", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 44, No.3, pp. 171-176. Kerr, S. L., "'The Moody Ej ector Turbine", Mechanical Engineer, Vol. 44, No.4, pp. 243-258. Lyon, G. E., "Flow in Canonical Draft Tubes of varying Angles", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 44, No.3, pp. 177-180.

Box 3, Folder 3

1936 Correspondence - Oct. 9, Oct. 14, Oct. 28 (all with enclosures) - Nov. 12 and 14 1937 Correspondence - July 3, July 29, August 19, Sept. 2 , Sept. 28, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 5 (all with enclosures)

Box 3, Folder 4

Keenan, J. H., "A Revised Mollier Chart for Steam, Extended to the Critical Point", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 109-115. Heck, R. C., "A General Steam Equation", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 51, No.2, pp. 116-122. Roe, J. W., "Principles of Jig and Fixture Practice", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 909-913. BlLnn, W., "Mechanical Applications of Chromium Plating", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 927-930. Waters, E. 0., "Graphical Methods for Least-Square Problems", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 931-205. Other articles from Mechanical Engineering.

Box 3, Folder 5

Hill, P. W., Lyles, A. C. and P. Magruder, "Recommended Procedure for Gauging and Sampling Natural Gasoline", Petroleum World and Oil Age, June 1929, pp. 81-90.

Box 3, Folder 6

Report of Test unit No.4: Ventura Gasoline Plant, Shell Company of california.

Box 3, Folder 7

Classification of Accounts: Natural Gas and Gasoline Systems effective November 1, 1930, Shell Oil Company.

Box 3, Folder 8

Vapor Pressure Experiments, Shell Oil Company.

Box 3, Folder 9

Report of Test: O. C. Field Corporation Gasoline Plant Huntington Beach No.1 (Dec. 19, 1927), Shell oil Company of california.

Box 3, Folder 10

Reporrt of Test unit No. 5 Ventura Gasoline Plant, Shell Company of california.

Box 3, Folder 11

Estimate of Future Gas Production Dominguez Hill Field (February 15, 1927), Shell Company of california.

Box 3, Folder 12

Cement from oyster Shells", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 23, pp. 883-886. "Facts and Fakes Among Cracking Processes", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 19, pp. 737-742. Kirkpatrick, Sidney, "American Progress in Retorting oil Shale", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 20, pp. 770-774. "Oil-Shale Technology in the Making", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 18, pp. 688-692. "What about Oil Shale?", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 16, pp. 611-616. "Economic Problems in Oil-Shale Development", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 17, pp. 651-655. Sears, J. D., "Engineers and the American Petroleum Situation", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 47, No. I, pp. 5-12. Wallace, G. W., "Making Shale Oil in california", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 32, No.6, pp. 237-240. Brownlee, R. H., "Developing Modem Equipment for Cracking Petroleum", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 22, pp. 812-817. Morrell, J. C., "Operating a Modem Cracking Plant", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 26, pp.l006-1010.

Box 3, Folder 13

Koch, F. C., "construction and Operation of Bubble cap Towers", paper presented at the Western Petroleum Refiners Association, Jan. 17-18, 1927. Kallam, F. L., "'The Year's Progress in the california Natural Gasoline Industry", 'The Petroleum Engineer, 1931, pp.120-126. Eckart, W. R., "Specific Heat-Specific Gravity-Temperature Relations of Petroleum Oils", Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 47, No.7, pp. 535-544. Murray, I. L., "Graphical Solution of Problems Involving Solvent RecoveL}' by Scrubbing", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol. 22, No.2, pp. 165-167. Nelson, W. L., "'The Physical Constants of Petroleum Fractions", 'The Petroleum Engineer, May, 1931, pp. 41-42. "'The Properties of Petroleum Hydorcarbons", 'The Petroleum Engineer, February, 1931, pp. 97-104. Kemler, E., "A Study of the Data on the Flow of Fluids in Pipes", Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dec. 1932. Brown, G. G., "Fuel Volatility, Engine Performance and Natural Gasoline", 'The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, Dec. 1926. Delaney, J. J., "Tests on Vapors Evolved During Partial Evaporation of Natural Gasoline", National Petroleum News, Oct. 5, 1927, pp. 55-56. Kaye, E., "By-Products Open Big Chemical Field For Natural Gasoline Makers", National Petroleum News, pp. 51-53.

Box 3, Folder 14

Original Manuscript of The oil Heat Exchanger by A. F. semino and F .L. Kallam, long Beach, November 15, 1925. (87-001)

 

Reports, articles and documents

Box 4, Folder 1

Semino, A. F., Report of Preliminary Investigation on carbon Black Manufacture at Ventura Field. Loebel, A. and Verver, C. G., "The Badger Column as standard Apparatus for the Analysis of Crude Oils", Technical Report No. 12859, Laboratorium Van N. V. De Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij . Heltzel, W. G., "Fluid Flow and Friction in Pipe Lines", The Oil and Gas Journal, June 5, 1930, pp. T-203 to T-224. Sinuns, F. B., "A 100-Mile Natural Gasoline Transmission Line", Western Gas, pp. 20-2l.

Box 4, Folder 2

Various Shell Oil Company (los Angeles) documents, dated - April 20, 1932 - April 19, 1932 - March I, 1932 - August 29, 1932 - october 3, 1933 - April II, 1933 - June 6, 1932 - July 29, 1932

Box 5, Folder 1

Cooling Water by Exposure to Air Theo:ry

Box 5, Folder 2

Descriptive Report: Natural Gas and Gasoline Plants at long Beach, california, for the Shell Oil Company, December 1929

Box 5, Folder 3

Descriptive Report: Natural Gas and Gasoline Plants at Brea, california, for the Shell Oil Company, December 1929

Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1934-1937

Box 6, Folder 2

Proceedings of The california Natural Gasoline Association, Volume III, and charts

Box 6, Folder 3

Reprints re: Natural Gas

Box 6, Folder 4

Gas and Gasoline Plants, L - Z

Box 7

Film on the Mayfield Development Project: Mayfield Mall and Alma Street development: reels A, B, C, D and 6 slides. (86-174)