Finding Aid for the
Francis J. Norton Papers,
3.6 Linear Ft.
Schenectady Museum Archives
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 382-7890, ext. 241
Creation of this finding aid was supported by a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics
Francis Norton was a researcher at GE R&D during World War II who helped develop the mass spectrometer. After retiring form GE, Norton continued his research at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the University of Albany.
25 notebooks kept by Francis Norton documenting his research at the General Electric Research Laboratory, 5 notebooks of research from the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, and 17 additional notebooks maintained by Norton, most of which are likely associated with his work at GE.
8. Gas Polymer Permeation II - Polyurethane Film and Foams, Silicones, Composite bag. 4/83 - 5/83, graphs, 50 p.
2. Gas Permeability Reports by FJ Norton. 1947-1958, 430 p.
3. Hydrogen from Steel in High Pressure Steam Service, by Norton,FJ., 10/29/40, Data Folder #55887, 229 p.
4. Mass Spectrometer, Carbon Vapor Pressure. Reports, Reprints, Specifications, 1924 - 1960, 418 p.
5. Mass Spectrometer, Leak Detector, High Vacuum Systems Reports, Reprints, Specifications, 1946 - 1952, 328 p
6. Mass Spectrometer. Reports, Reprints, news items, specifications, data, etc. ,1946 - 1952, 561p.
7. Langmuir Talks - 1934. notes, diagrams, calculations, 169p.
8. SiO2 Permeation. papers, reports, data, graphs, 133 p in 10” x 11.5” x 1.5” 3-ring binder; 121 p inserted in binder, loose, 1959-1976
9. Thermal Conductivity Foam Model 1982 calculations. 127 p.