Organized Collections

Committee on Battery Additives, 1931-1969

ADMINISTRATION

INSTITUTIONS Associations Individuals

Federation of American Scientists

Coverage of Astin Affair: 1953

General: 1931-1954

LEGAL Matters

1952-1961

NAS

Committee on Battery Additives: 1962-1968

ORGANIZATION: NAS

Committee on Battery Additives

Appointments: Members: 1953

Background Data: Assoc of American Battery Manufacturers (AABM)

  • Battery Service Manual: 1953
  • General: 1950-1953

Background Data: Effectiveness of Battery Additives

  • AD-X2: Committee Survey: 1953
  • AD-X2: National Better Business Bureau (NBBB) Survey: 1953
  • Effect of Magnesium Sodium & Aluminum on Lead Sulfate Crystallization: 1953
  • Storage Battery Dopes: National Better Business Bureau: 1931
  • Storage Battery Dopes: Rose C C: 1952
  • Survey of Battery Manufacturers: 1953
  • Wellner Battery Co: 1953
  • General: 1948-1953

Background Data: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 1952-1953

Background Data: National Bureau of Standards (NBS)

  • Calibration & Testing Program: 1953
  • Division of Electricity: 1949-1953
  • Personnel Associated with Battery Additive Work: 1953
  • General: 1950-1953

Background Data: Normal Deterioration of Lead-Acid Storage Battery

  • Charge & Gassing of 2HN Batteries: 1953
  • Rapid Test for Sulphation: 1954
  • General: 1937-1953

Background Data: Pioneer Inc

  • AD-X2: Claims: 1947-1953
  • AD-X2: Composition & Production: 1947-1953
  • AD-X2: History of Discovery: 1953
  • Charges Against NBBB & AABM: 1948-1953
  • Charges Against National Bureau of Standards: 1948-1953
  • Corporate Activities: 1953
  • President: Ritchie J M: 1952-1953
  • Promotional Materials: 1948-1953
  • General: 1953

Background Data: Testimonials: 1934-1953

Background Data: US Testing Co: 1941-1953

Background Data: General: 1942-1953

Beginning of Program: 1953

Chairman: Memoranda: 1953

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Comittee Evaluation of AD-X2 Testing

  • Bench Test: Randal M: 1948-1951
  • Calvin College: Dirkse T P: 1953
  • Chicago Development Co: Dean R S: 1953
  • Comparative Performance: Wetzel G F: 1952
  • Consumers' Research: 1951-1953
  • MIT: Comments: 1953
  • MIT: Evaluation for Senate Small Business Committee: 1952
  • MIT: Report: Effect of Battery Additive AD-X2 on Lead Acid Batteries: 1953
  • NBS: June 1952 Test: Report: 1952-1953
  • NBS: June 1952 Test: Report 2447: 1953
  • NBS: June 1952 Test: Statement on Battery Additives: 1953
  • NBS: Winter 1949 Test: Circular 302: 1949
  • NBS: Winter 1949 Test: Circular 504: 1951-1953
  • NBS: Winter 1949 Test: Reports: 1951
  • Review of Findings: 1954
  • US Air Force: 1948-1953
  • US Army: Ordnance Corps: 1949-1951
  • US Army: Signal Corps: 1948-1949
  • US Marine Corps: 1951-1953
  • US Navy: 1947-1953
  • US Public Health Service: 1952-1953
  • US Testing Co: 1952-1953
  • U of San Francisco: 1950-1953
  • U of Washington: 1950-1953
  • General: 1947-1954

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Meetings: 1953

Report: Distribution: 1953-1959

Report: Drafts

  • Final: Oct 1953
  • Second: Review: 1953
  • Second: General: Sep 1953
  • First: Review: 1953
  • First: General: 1953

Report: Reaction by Pioneer Inc

  • Survey of Committee Members: 1953
  • Threat of Court Action: 1955-1956
  • General: 1953

Report: Signatures: 1953-1955

Report: General: 1953

Resignations: Members

  • Warner J C: 1953

Review of AD-X2 Testimonials: 1949-1953

Subcommittee on Pro-Additive Reports: 1953

General: 1953-1959

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PUBLIC Relations

Publicity

  • Magazine Articles: 1953-1961
  • Newspaper Articles: 1953-1954
  • Speech: Additive AD-X2: Laidler K J: 1953
  • Television: 1953

PUBLICATIONS

1950-1961

GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES & Departments

Commerce: 1953-1954

Federal Trade Commission: Action Against Pioneer Inc

  • Complaint: 1954
  • Decisions: 1955-1956
  • NAS Cooperation: 1954
  • General: 1954-1956

Federal Trade Commission: Investigation of AD-X2 Claims: 1950-1953

Post Office

  • Fraud Order Against Pioneer Inc: 1952-1953

CONGRESS

Committees: Small Business

  • Hearings: Investigation of AD-X2: 1953
  • Study of AD-X2 Merits: 1952

JUDICIARY

US Court of Claims

  • Pioneer Inc versus US: 1957-1961

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Committee on Battery Additives, 1931-1969: Index to Reports

ADMINISTRATION

ORGANIZATION: NAS

Committee on Battery Additives: Report

  • Appendices: Attachment: Oct 1953
  • Appendices: General: Oct 1953
  • Reaction by Pioneer Inc: Formal Reply: Dec 1953
  • General: Oct 1953

Committee on Battery Additives

  • Subcommittee on Pro-Additive Reports: Report: Jul 1953

GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES & Departments

Commerce: National Bureau of Standards

  • Annual Reports: 1951-1952

CONGRESS

Committees: Small Business: Annual Report: 1954

Committees: Small Busines: Hearings: Investigation of Battery Additive AD-X2

  • Statement: Astin A V: Jul 1953
  • Statement: Weeks S: Mar 1953
  • Summary Report: 1953

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