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Science Museum of London

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-010, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-010-refidd1e2400

Science Museum of London, England

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-152, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-152-refidd1e4929

Science Museum of London (Margaret Weston, Director), 1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 62 of 108
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 334, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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1903 Wright Flyer Drawings

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Ford Motor Company.  Search this
Science Museum of London  Search this
Names:
Ford Motor Company.  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Science Museum of London  Search this
Christman, Louis  Search this
Taylor, Charles Edward, 1868-1956  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
9.3 Cubic Feet ((3 48"x36"x3" drawers))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1928-1986
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of drawings of the 1903 Wright Flyer executed at various times during the life of the aircraft: Science Museum of London Drawings -- commissioned when the aircraft was on loan to the Museum; Ford Drawings -- sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which were supervised by Orville Wright and Charles Taylor; Christman Drawings -- drafted by Louis Christman who consulted with Orville Wright and other sources; and the National Air and Space Museum Drawings -- commissioned by the Museum during the 1985 restoration of the Wright 1903 Flyer. These drawings include three view drawings as well as both the airframe and engine components.
Biographical / Historical:
The Wright 1903 Flyer holds a special place in aviation history as the vehicle in which mankind first achieved controlled, powered, and sustained flight. The Wrights made no drawings of the aircraft when they originally built it and they continuously modified the craft during flight tests. The aircraft also underwent modifications due to damage suffered following its last flight, and the reconstruction work of 1916 and 1925-1927. Thus, there will always be some doubt about the exact configuration of the aircraft during the 1903 flights.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASM, Science Museum of London, Ford Museum, Gift/Transfer, 1986-0152, Some NASM
Restrictions:
Some restrictions on distribution.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Wright (Brothers) 1903 Flyer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0152
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0152

Europe trip photographs - Science Museum of London

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-026, National Museum of American History, Division of Information Technology and Society, Hands On Science Center Records
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Hands On Science Center Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa08-026-refd1e277

Science Museum of London, 1979-1984

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, Division of Science, Medicine and Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-102, National Museum of American History, Division of Science, Medicine and Society, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa14-102-refd1e613

Wright 1903 Flyer "Operation Homecoming" Scrapbook

Creator:
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
National Air Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Science Museum of London  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Extent:
0.87 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Clippings
Correspondence
Programs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1948
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook chronicles the return of the Wright 1903 Flyer from the early negotiations with England to the reception following receipt of the aircraft. The scrapbook includes the following types of material: reception invitation and program; remarks from the reception; a letter sent by Harry Truman which was read during the reception; newspaper articles; and photographs, including shots of the curators setting up the display and hanging the aircraft in the National Air Museum in the North Hall of Arts and Industry Building.
Biographical / Historical:
After disagreements with the Smithsonian Institution, Orville Wright elected to loan his Wright 1903 Flyer to the Science Museum in England. Upon his death, an agreement was reached to return to aircraft to the United States where it would be housed by the National Air Museum.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Prepared by the National Air Museum, Transfer, unknown, XXXX-0393, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Wright (Brothers) 1903 Flyer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Correspondence
Programs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0393
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0393

Rocket, Central Stick Mounted, Congreve 32-pounder, Replica

Manufacturer:
Royal Arsenal  Search this
Materials:
Body, sheet steel; guidestick, wood (original usually of fir)
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 ft. 6 in. long x 4 in. diameter (502.92 x 10.16cm)
Type:
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Gift of The Science Museum, London
Inventory Number:
A19760023000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19760023000

Rocket, Side-Stick Mounted, Congreve 32-Pounder, Replica

Manufacturer:
Royal Arsenal  Search this
Materials:
Body, sheet steel; guidestick, wood (original usually of fir)
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 in. wide x 9 ft. 4 in. long x 3 3/4 in. diameter (12.7 x 284.48 x 9.53cm)
Type:
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Gift of The Science Museum, London
Inventory Number:
A19760024000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19760024000

Model, Rocket, War, Indian, Late 18th Century

Manufacturer:
Science Museum, London  Search this
Materials:
Wood, leather, bamboo
Dimensions:
Approximate: 4.45 x 243.84cm (1 3/4in. x 8ft)
Type:
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Gift of the Science Museum, London
Inventory Number:
A19760025000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19760025000

Visit of Curator from Science Museum of London June 2-9

Collection Creator:
National Museum of American History, Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 360, National Museum of American History, Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0360-refd1e225

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