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Lowe, Willard & Fowler (L. W. F.) Aircraft Photographs Collection

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Thielhart, Otto  Search this
Lowe, Willard, & Fowler Engineering Co.  Search this
Thielhart, Otto  Search this
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[ca. 1920s]
Scope and Contents:
The donor's father, Otto Thielhart, worked at L.W.F. Engineering Company during the early 1920s, and these 81 prints were copied from the father's scrapbook. The subjects include scenes from L.W.F. Engineering Co. and aircraft built there or of the period, including: Aeromarine M-1; Albatros D V; Arens Biplane; Bleriot XI Type; Curtiss CR-1, CR-2, CR-3, HA, HS-1L, JN-4, L, NC-1, NC-2, NC-3, NC-4, Navy Racer, and R-6 Army Racer; De Havilland DH-4B; Douglas DT-2; shots of the L.W.F. Factory, LWF Model V, Model V-1, Model F, Model G-2, Model H, Model L; Martin NBS-1; Sloan/Standard H-3; and Thomas-Morse S.4C.
Biographical / Historical:
The Lowe Willard & Fowler (L.W.F.) Engineering Company, located at College Point, New York City, was organized in 1915 for the manufacture of all types of heavier-than-air machines. L.W.F. produced the first all-American aircraft to be used during World War I. In 1917, the first Liberty motor to fly was installed in the L.W.F. Model G, and several of the L.W.F. aircraft held performance records for speed and endurance. The company also completed Government contracts for producing Martin Bombers, Douglas DT-2s, and Naval Observation Planes, before the company dissolved in 1924.
Walter Thielhart, gift, 1993, 1993-0036, NASM
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LWF V-1  Search this
LWF F  Search this
LWF G-2  Search this
LWF H Owl  Search this
LWF L Butterfly  Search this
Sloane H-3 Trainer  Search this
Thomas-Morse S-4C  Search this
Douglas DT-2  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
LWF V  Search this
Albatros D.V (L24)  Search this
Bleriot XI Family  Search this
Curtiss CR-1 Racer (Model 23, L-17-1)  Search this
Curtiss CR-2 Racer (Model 23, L-17-2)  Search this
Curtiss CR-3 Racer  Search this
Curtiss HA Dunkirk Fighter  Search this
Curtiss HS-1L  Search this
Aeromarine Aircraft Family  Search this
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny  Search this
Curtiss L  Search this
Curtiss R-6 Army Racer  Search this
Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss NC-2 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss NC-3 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss Navy Racers  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives