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Waldemar A. Ayres Collection, 1954-1974

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Collector:
Ayres, Waldemar A (inventor) 1909-
Naval History, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
3.3 cubic feet: 10 boxes
Type:
Research
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Personal papers
Patents
Date:
1954
1954-1974
1940-1990
1930-1950
Notes:
Ayres was an inventor who worked independently and for a number of companies. Among his varied research interests were radar, stereo photography, and aircraft navigation systems. In the 1950s-1960s he developed gill-type underwater breathing equipment.
Summary:
Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and related periodicals, brochures, articles, etc.
Cite as:
Waldemar A. Ayres Collection, 1954-1974, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Underwater exploration
Inventors
Naval history
Underwater breathing equipment
Gill-type underwater breathing equipment
Periodicals
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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