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Langley-Manly-Balzer Radial 5 Engine

Designer:
Charles M. Manly  Search this
Stephen M. Balzer  Search this
Manufacturer:
Langley-Manly-Balzer  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 104.1 × 91.4 × 88.9cm (41 × 36 × 35 in.)
Support: 104.1 × 120.7 × 47cm (41 in. × 47 1/2 in. × 18 1/2 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1903
Credit Line:
Deposit by the Smithsonian Institution
Inventory Number:
A19080003000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv921d3addf-980e-4d81-80bb-66d80781c9df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19080003000
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Samuel P. Langley Papers, 1866-1906, 1909, 1914, 1942

Creator:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Subject:
Rinehart, Bentley L  Search this
Maltby, L. C  Search this
Reed, R. L  Search this
Balzer, Stephen M  Search this
Huffaker, Edward C  Search this
Manly, Charles Matthews 1876-1927  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Allegheny Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
19.15 cu. ft. (22 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (11 12x17 boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (8 microfilm reels) (oversize materials)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1866
1866-1942
1866-1906, 1909, 1914, 1942
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronomy and astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217203

Stephen Balzer Correspondence

Creator:
Balzer, Stephen M.  Search this
Names:
Balzer, Stephen M.  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Manly, Charles Matthews, 1876-1927  Search this
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Extent:
0.56 Cubic feet ((1 16x20x3 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Financial records
Date:
1898-1962
bulk 1899-1932
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of correspondence between Stephen Balzer and S.P. Langley, Richard Rathbun, Charles M. Manley, and others pertaining to the 52-HP Radial Engine he designed. In addition Balzer designed and built the first automobile to run in New York City, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Balzer's engine-building ability came to the attention of Langley in 1898, who decided that a gasoline engine would be more practical for his proposed man-carrying airplane than a steam power plant. There are five items that have no date, including a voucher for payments to Balzer by the Smithsonian Institution, a summary of the engine's progress by Balzer, and the cover of a mail package from V.W. Balzer to Philip S. Hopkins (NAM).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No Donor information, XXXX-0129, Unknown
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:
Langley-Manly-Balzer Aero Engine of 1903 5-Cyl. Radial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0129
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0129

Balzer, Stephen M., 1932-1933. In 1932 the Smithsonian gave the Langley Medal posthumously to Charles M. Manley for his work, especially engine design, on the Langley aerodrome. Balzer, who had worked on the engine before Manley, believed that his cont...

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0046-refd1e855

Folders 13-14 Balzer, Stephen M., November 1898-April 1900. Correspondence on constructing an engine for the Langley aerodrome.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 192
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0031-refidd1e1204

Balzer, Stephen M.

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref3259

Balzer, Stephen M.

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CB, Folder 026300-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref3260

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