D. Fred Bovie Library & Museum

D. Fred Bovie Library & Museum

Help us preserve the history of welding!

D. Fred Bovie Library & MuseumD. Fred Bovie Library & Museum

Through the generosity of Fred Bovie, an AWS member for 53 years and Foundation Trustee, and his wife Lou, the D. Fred Bovie Library and Museum is being established at AWS headquarters in Miami.  The purpose is to institute a place where AWS history and welding memorabilia can be displayed properly and with pride.

The library will hold all available AWS publications and related welding documents.  The museum will have welding related artifacts and supporting materials.

If you know of or have any items that may be appropriate for the library or museum displays, please contact Vicki Pinsky at 800-443-9353, ext 212.

Display space is limited but every effort will be made to address all donations and offerings.


Code 1 Part A Code for Fusion Welding and Gas Cutting in Building Construction – 1930 edition – 20 pages

Arc welding helmet, less head gear used at the University of Wisconsin, Mechanical Engineering Department, circa 1957. (Donated by Gerald Duchon, Emeritus Prof. Mech. Engineering UW and AWS Life Member)

Portable Gasoline Brass Blow Torch, Clayton & Lambert Mfg. Co., Buckner, Kentucky, circa late 1920s

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