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S. Newman Darby Innovative Lives Presentation, April 9, 1999

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewee:
Darby, S. Newman (inventor) 1928-
Physical description:
18 videocassettes
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Oral histories (document genres)
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Date:
1999
April 9, 1999
1950-1990
20th century
1990-2000
Notes:
Newman Darby, born in West Pittston, Pa., invented windsurfing in 1964 when he connected a sail to a board by means of a universal rope joint. The windsurfer was ultimately patented by Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake in 1970 and became known as windsurfer.
Summary:
Presentation: Darby discusses windsurfing and his invention and development of the sailboard.
Cite as:
S. Newman Darby Innovative Lives Presentation, April 9, 1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Windsurfing--Inventions
Sporting goods industry
Aquatic sports
Boats and boating
Inventors
Inventions
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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