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Santos-Dumont 20 Demoiselle Type, American Homebuilt Version

Extent:
6 Digital images (Scans from original 4 x 5 inch glass plate negatives loaned by donor for copying. Original negatives had extensive silver mirroring in dense areas (severe at edges), dust spotting, surface dirt, and chipping of emulsion at edges of plates., 600 ppi RGB TIFF files, 6100 x 4851 pixels)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Date:
circa 1911
Scope and Contents:
Six views of a homebuilt version of a Santos-Dumont 20 Demoiselle design (no engine mounted) on the ground in the back yard of a suburban area, probably somewhere in the Boston, Massachusetts, metropolitan area circa 1911.

These scans from the original 4 x 5 inch glass plate negatives have been processed to correct exposure and desaturated to reduce yellowing.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Early Boston Area Aviation Photography, NASM Acc. 2018.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Early Boston Area Aviation Photography
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b9ac8fbb-809f-4b79-b3ae-5acb3f2a5d27
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2018-0062-ref1

Model, Static, Altostratus Sailplane Center Section, Two Winglets

Materials:
Foam covered with fiberglass and reinforced with carbonfiber.
Dimensions:
Wing span: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Length, center section: 0.9 m (32 in)
Height: 0.25 m (10 in)
Weight: 2 kg (5 kg)
Type:
MODELS-Aircraft
Date:
2001
Credit Line:
Gift of Gary B. Fogel.
Inventory Number:
A20040185000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9210167c3-5e10-4eda-b2cd-623e64091fb7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20040185000
Online Media:

Peter W. Westburg Drawings

Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine
Creator:
Westburg, Peter W., 1914-1984  Search this
Names:
Westburg, Peter W., 1914-1984  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Cubic feet ((1 map case drawer))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1970-1981
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Westburg's original drawings. The material consists of 105 ink-on-mylar detail drawings of 37 aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s. Westburg executed all these drawings between April 1970 and February 1981.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter W. Westburg (1914-1984) was raised in Michigan City, Indiana, and relocated to Santa Monica, California, just before World War II to work for Douglas Aircraft Company. As a lifelong aeronautical engineer for Douglas he held several patents, including a flap mechanism for the DC-8. Westburg is perhaps best known for his superbly accurate and detailed scale view drawings of many military and civil aircraft from the 1930s. Working closely with Westburg, MODEL BUILDER magazine published all of his drawings, each accompanied by photographs and brief histories of the aircraft. After Westburg's death in 1984 the National Air and Space Museum authorized Paul L. Smith, an associate of Westburg's, to undertake a fundraising effort to purchase the Westburg drawings for the archives.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Madeline Westburg, Purchase, 1986, 1987-0001, Madeline Westburg until her death; then 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:
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ebf4c692-249a-4aa4-88b0-2979c356c50e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0001

United States Supersonic Transport Program (Friedman) Collection

Creator:
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Extent:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Date:
1960-1975
bulk 1962-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection is the files of Robert K. Friedman (Chief, FAA SST Support Division) on the development of commercial SST capability in the United States. The material consists primarily of technical and research reports, but also press releases, marketing procedures, proposals, assessment and evaluation reports on the entire SST program. The collection also includes material on foreign and U. S. military research, applications of supersonics and sonic booms and marketing and presentation material from Lockheed, Boeing, North American and Convair. This collection also has miscellaneous items including copies of the first FAA anti-hijacking poster, seven open reel audio tapes (one on SST program, six on hijacking), and a set of charts used for demonstration and training on management of aircraft design and procurement.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu 144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
Provenance:
Robert K. Friedman, Gift, 1987, 1987-0130, not 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:
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Concorde (Jet transports)  Search this
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Hijacking of aircraft  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0130
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d3cc8960-52bc-4dd7-a804-d07e6fc639b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0130

United States Supersonic Transport Program Collection [Vierling]

Creator:
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division  Search this
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Date:
1952-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the files of Bernard J. Vierling (Deputy Director, FAA Office of SST Development, 1965-69; Acting Director, 1969-71). The material consists primarily of in-depth documents, brochures, reports, and studies pertaining to the SST proposals from Boeing, Lockheed, and associated bid contractors General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. Also included is material on sonic boom research, congressional funding, private funding, and congressional and civilian antagonists, such as Senator Proxmire and Dr. Shurcliff, as well as the Anglo-French Concorde and Russian Tu144 SST programs. The collection also includes newsletters, executive committee papers, executive board activities and minutes of meetings, financial reports, awards, banquet programs, and photographs pertaining to Vierling's involvement the National Aviation Club from 1952 through 1972.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu -144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bernard J. Vierling?, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0144, 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:
Sonic boom  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Concorde (Jet transports)  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0144
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27c7014b7-9334-4a1a-b223-b698c8bba22f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0144

Loening, Grover

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a5df4abf-02b6-46d5-9202-620088ee317f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref220
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Yours for Victory [color advertisement; tear sheet]

Advertiser:
American Rolling Mill Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 15.6" x 7.1".)
Container:
Box 40 (Series 3), Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
WWII pilot with plane in background. Idealic home kitchen scene below with caption "A standard of linving worth fighting for."
Local Numbers:
AC0059-0000002 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Steel, Stainless -- 20th century  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Kitchen appliances  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets -- 1940-1970
Advertisements -- 1940-1950
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records / Series 3: Proof Sheets / American Rolling Mill Corporation (ARMCO), stainless steel, iron
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82dbd2198-9592-42cb-9ce8-f82a449757a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0059-ref8416

Sixth Aerospace Behavioral Engineering Technology Conference proceedings : "human/computer technology: who's in control?"

Author:
Aerospace Behavioral Engineering Technology Conference (6th : 1987 : Long Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Aerospace Technology Conference & Exposition (1987 : Long Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
v, 409 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes--Cockpits--Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautical instruments--Display systems  Search this
Human engineering  Search this
Call number:
TL710 .A25 1987
TL710.A25 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_373987

Aėroplany, ikh teorīia, sovremennoe sostoianīe i znachenīe v progressie cheloviechestva V. F. Abramovskīĭ

Title:
Аэропланы, их теорія, современное состояніе и значеніе в прогрессѣ человѣчества / В. Ф. Абрамовскій
Aėroplany, ikh teoriia, sovremennoe sostoianie i znachenie v progresse chelovechestva
Аэропланы, их теория, современное состояние и значение в прогрессе человечества
Author:
Abramovskiĭ, V. F (Viktor Fedorovich)  Search this
Former owner:
Burden, William A. M (William Armistead Moale),) 1906-1984 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 153, [3] pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1910
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Flight  Search this
Call number:
TL670 A27 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_994609

Acoustical fatigue in aerospace structures; proceedings of the Second International Conference. Dayton, Ohio, April 29-May 1, 1964. Edited by Walter J. Trapp and Donald M. Forney, Jr

Author:
International Conference on Acoustical Fatique (2nd : 1964 : Dayton, Ohio)  Search this
Trapp, Walter J  Search this
Forney, Donald M  Search this
Air Force Materials Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 762 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Metals--Fatigue  Search this
Sound pressure  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Space vehicles--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TL671.6 .I612 1964
TL671.6.I612 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_30213

Post World War II commercial transport design history / AIAA Aircraft Systems and Technology Meeting, Design for the Eighties, Dayton, Ohio, August 11, 1981 ; L. K. Montle, J. E. Steiner

Author:
Montle, L. K  Search this
Steiner, J. E  Search this
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  Search this
AIAA Aircraft Systems and Technology Meeting (1981 : Dayton, Ohio)  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1981
Topic:
Aerodynamics  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Call number:
TL720 .M79 1981
TL720.M79 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_196407

Integration of propulsion systems in Airframes. Papers presented at the 31st meeting of the AGARD Flight Mechanics Panel, held in Göttingen, Germany, 13-15 September 1967

Author:
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development Flight Mechanics Panel  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (variously paged) illus. 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1967
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes--Handling characteristics  Search this
Airplanes--Jet propulsion  Search this
Call number:
TL671.4 .I61
TL671.4.I61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193066

Eric Preece Engine Collection

Creator:
Preece, Eric  Search this
Names:
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers  Search this
Wright Aeronautical Corp  Search this
Extent:
4.4 Cubic feet (8 records center boxes; 1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Reports
Memoranda
Drawings
Manuals
Catalogs
Brochures
Date:
1933-1944
Summary:
This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.
Scope and Contents:
This collection traces Preece's engineering work with Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC), and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.
Arrangement:
The original arrangement of this collection was maintained.
This collection is arranged into six series:

Series I: Professional Materials

Series II: Material Related to Notebooks

Series III: Material Related to Business Practices

Series IV: Drawings

Series V: Miscellaneous Material

Series VI: Oversized Material
Biographical/Historical note:
Eric Preece was an engineer with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC) of Paterson, New Jersey, a company involved in the engineering development of the mass production of cylinder heads for WAC air-cooled engines for Boeing B-29 bombers during World War II. Mr. Preece served as the manager of Experimental Manufacturing prior to his promotion to Production Manager of WAC's Plant 7 in 1943. He was also an active member of the American Society of Tool Engineers, serving as the Public Relations Chairman and later as chapter president.
Provenance:
Unknown (Eric Preece?)
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:
Airplanes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Wright Cyclone 18 (R-3350) 18-cyl radial engine family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Correspondence
Photographs
Reports
Memoranda
Drawings
Manuals
Catalogs
Brochures
Citation:
Eric Preece Engine Collection, Acc. XXXX-0502, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0502
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Eric Preece Engine Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29b62841d-8d1b-4005-80eb-ca611a16b170
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0502
Online Media:

Charles E. Taylor Collection

Creator:
Taylor, Charles Edward, 1868-1956  Search this
Names:
Wright-Martin Aircraft Co.  Search this
Taylor, Charles Edward, 1868-1956  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Biographies
Date:
1928-1966
bulk 1928-1956
Scope and Contents:
This accession includes Taylor's correspondence with his son, Rueben W. Taylor, (1928-1948), and the Garrison Machine Works, (1953-1956), makers of gears used in the Wright flyer engines. The letters to Rueben Taylor are originals, while the Garrison Machine Works correspondence are mostly xerox copies. Also included are brief biographical sketches of Taylor.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Edward Taylor (1868-1956), sometimes referred to as 'the first airplane mechanic,' worked intermittently from 1901 to 1920 for Orville and Wilbur Wright and the Wright-Martin Company. Born in Nebraska in 1868, Taylor built the first engine that powered an airplane in flight, a little four-cylnder, gasoline engine which was used in the Wright 1903 Flyer at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Charles Edward Taylor, II, Gift, 1986, 1987-0006, 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:
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Wright (Brothers) 1903 Flyer  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Biographies
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0006
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg279aad7d1-3a4d-42df-a2d7-5554e5b51fd5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0006

Sir Hiram S. Maxim Collection

Creator:
Maxim, Hiram H.  Search this
Names:
Maxim Gun Co.  Search this
United States Electric Lighting Co.  Search this
Maxim, Hiram S., 1840-1916  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1890-1916
bulk 1890-1894, 1912
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains material by or about Maxim. The bulk of the collection consists of published works, but does include an unpublished paper about Maxim's aeronautical experiments and a collection of newclippings regarding Maxim's life. This accession includes the following five books: Li Hung Chang's Scrapbook by Sir Maxim, 1913; The Life and Work of Sir Hiram Maxim: Knight, Chevalier de la Legion D'Honneur, by P. Fleury Mottelay, 1920; A Genius in the Family: Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim through a small Son's Eyes, by Hiram P. Maxim, 1936; My Life: Sir Hiram S. Maxim, by Sir Maxim, 1915; and A New System for Preventing Collisions at Sea, by Sir Maxim, 1912. This collection also includes two binders of material: 'Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, February 5, 1840 - November 25, 1916. Chevalier de Legion d' Honneur Photos, Press Notices, Etc.' and 'Sir Hiram Maxim's Airplane about 1890' which includes a description and photographs of the steam powered heavier than air flying machine designed and built in 1890 in England by Sir Maxim.
Biographical / Historical:
Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916) was an engineer and inventor. In 1878, while serving as Chief Engineer of the United States Electric Lighting Company, he contested and lost a priority battle with Thomas Edison over the invention of the electric light. He then turned to Mechanical Engineering and invented the first efficient machine gun. The United States government was not interested in the gun, so Maxim traveled to England in 1881 and established the Maxim Gun Company. The company merged with Nordenfeldt Company (1888) and Vickers Company, which eventually formed Vickers Sons and Maxim (1896). The British War Office adopted the gun and Maxim became a British citizen (1901). In 1901 Queen Victoria knighted Maxim. Maxim experimented in aeronautics during the thirty years before his death including and wrote a number of books and articles on the subject, including 'Artificial and Natural Flight' in 1908. Maxim also built a steam-powered aircraft, the Maxim (H.S.) Flying Machine, in 1894.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Hiram H. Maxim, gift, 1989, 1989-0031, 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:
Machine guns  Search this
Maxim gun  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Maxim 1894 Flying Machine  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2223d9d2d-abd1-4de1-97f9-7aac327d21dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0031

George A. Page Jr. Collection

Creator:
Page, George Augustus, Jr., 1892-1983  Search this
Names:
Aeromarine Plane & Motor Co.  Search this
Aeronca (Aeronautical Corp of America)  Search this
American Trans Oceanic Co.  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Heinrich Aeroplane Co, Inc.  Search this
Moisant Monoplane Co.  Search this
Page, George Augustus, Jr., 1892-1983  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Publications
Clippings
Date:
1921-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material documenting Page's aviation career: membership cards and licenses; log books; newspaper and magazine articles; biographical material; and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
George Augustus Page (1892-1983) was an Early Bird and a pioneer aircraft designer. Page was issued his pilot's license in 1914 and went on to became an aeronautical engineer despite the fact that he had no formal training. Page began his aeronautical design career by working for small aviation companies -- Aeromarine Plane and Motor Co., Heinrich Aeroplane Company, Inc, and Moisant. Besides a brief time in 1919-1921, when Page was a mechanic and pilot for American Trans Oceanic Co. -- an early airline operation between Miami and Cuba, Page worked for Curtiss-Wright Air Plane Division from 1917 to 1951. Curtiss-Wright hired Page as director of engineering and in this position he directed production of 130 types of aircraft. One of Page's most famous designs was the C46 cargo plane use in the India-Burma-ChinaTheater during World War II. Page left Curtiss-Wright in 1951 to work for Aeronca, Inc.
Provenance:
Estate of George Page, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0126
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:
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Publications
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0126
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f6ee5b93-5f37-4bf0-ab0f-ab883b03d48d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0126

Super-Sonic Transport (SST) Collection [Whitehead]

Creator:
Whitehead, William Scholl  Search this
Names:
Whitehead, William Scholl  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox) (3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Articles
Brochures
Reports
Correspondence
Date:
1963-1976
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of correspondence, reports, brochures, articles and a scrapbook dealing with this effort. Much of the correspondence is concerned with efforts to obtain support and funding for the project from private industry and the United States Congress. The scrapbook, with index, is a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings about the SST project and includes technical, political, financial and public relations articles.
Biographical / Historical:
During the 1960s and 1970s there was an effort to establish a program to produce a supersonic transport in the United States. William Scholl Whitehead of the firm Ives, Whitehead and Co., was heavily involved in this endeavor.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Ives, Whitehead & Co, Inc, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0287, 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:
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Articles
Brochures
Reports
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0287
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24b72b79c-4bc9-493d-9e9d-2545d04aea79
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0287

Wright Brothers Collection

Names:
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960  Search this
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Peterkin, C. R.  Search this
See, James Waring, 1850-1920.  Search this
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Sketches
Date:
1909-1945
Summary:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged by recipient, other materials are arranged by topic.
Biographical / Historical:
Wilbur Wright was born April 16, 1867, his brother Orville Wright on August 19, 1871. They, along with sister Katharine and brothers Reuchlin and Lorin, were raised near Millville, Indiana and in Dayton, Ohio by their mother, Susan Wright, and father, Milton Wright, bishop of the United Brethren Church. As young men, Wilbur and Orville launched a printing business and a bicycle shop. An interest in aeronautics, spurred by the accounts of the experiments of Otto Lilienthal, prompted Wilbur to request information on the subject from the Smithsonian Institution in 1899. In August of 1900, Wilbur built his first glider and that year and the next the brothers tested gliders at Kitty Hawk. The Wrights constructed a wind tunnel to gather accurate aeronautical data and, benefiting from this new information, another glider was built in 1902. In 1903, the brothers were ready to began construction of a powered craft. With the assistance of mechanic Charles Taylor, they added a 4-cylinder, 12-horsepower engine and propellers to the 1903 Flyer and it was sent to Kitty Hawk for testing. At 10:35 am, December 17, on Kill Devil Hill, Orville achieved a flight of 12 seconds--traveling a distance of 120 feet. By 1908 the Wrights were demonstrating their machines in Europe. The U.S. Army Signal Corps advertised for bids for a two-seat observation aircraft and in 1908 and 1909, the Wrights flew at official Army trials at Fort Myer, Virginia. (It was here that powered flight's first fatality occurred: the tragic death of Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.) The Army was to purchase the Military Flyer (Signal Corps No. 1) for $30,000 in 1909. In that same year, The Wright Company was established to manufacture Wright aircraft. Wilbur died in Dayton, Ohio on May 30,1912. Orville Wright would live until January 30, 1948.
Provenance:
Various Donors, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0376
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  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Sketches
Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0376
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Wright Brothers Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c0a7914f-b10c-4c13-b972-2070242c1331
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0376
Online Media:

Writings: "What Men Think of Women Pilots"

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1939
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
See more items in:
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 3: General materials of Hattie Meyers Junkin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e2eacb39-aee5-45f7-9546-fe73327578c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref127
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United States Navy Engineering Drawings on Microfilm

Creator:
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Bureau of Aeronautics [BuAer]  Search this
Extent:
69.84 Cubic feet (776 microfilm cartons)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Microfilms
Manuals
Date:
[no dates]
Scope and Contents:
Included in this collection are drawings for the following aircraft: Douglas AD series, BTD-1 and F3D, Grumman F4F-3, F4F-4, F4F-7, F6F-3, F8F-1, Goodyear F2G-1, McDonnell FH-1, North American FJ-1, General Motors FM-1, FM-2, Chance-Vought F4U-1, F4U-4, F4U-5, F8U-1, OS2U, Beech GB-2, UC-43, Bell HSL-1, HTL-5, HTL-6, HUL-1, Grumman J2F, JRF, Naval Aircraft Factory N3N, Martin PBM, Consolidated PB2Y, PB4Y, Lockheed R7V-1, Curtiss SB2C, North American SNJ, General Motors TBM-3, Goodyear ZPG-3W and K type airship, as well as drawings of miscellaneous equipment, several incomplete microfilm sets, manufacturer specifications and technical documentation and manuals.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) maintained record copies of engineering drawings for aviation equipment operated by the Navy and microfilm copies of these drawings were created by the Drawings and Microfilm Section of BuAer's Maintenance Division for the use of the Navy. In the mid 1980s, a portion of this drawing collection was loaned to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) for processing by NASM personnel. In 1991, positive reference copies of microfilm, comprising some 3000 rolls, were loaned to NASM to assist in the processing of the hardcopy drawings and with the understanding that, should funding be available, NASM would duplicate the microfilm for its own collection as a "second security copy." The completion of the Archives II complex in College Park, MD in the 1990s allotted sufficient storage space to NARA's Cartographic and Architectural Branch for the RG72 drawing collection to be housed directly under NARA custody. As a result, NARA recalled its loan of the material, including the microfilm collection. The drawings were returned in 1994, but NARA granted an extension of the microfilm loan to allow NASM to duplicate portions of the collection which were relevant to NASM's artifact collection. The resulting 776 rolls of diazo 35mm film duplicates portions of microfilm contained in NARA RG72 and includes some records of the Drawings and Microfilm Section and Publications Section of BuAer's Maintenance Division.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NARA, unknown, 1994, 1994-0058, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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Topic:
Grumman Aircraft Family  Search this
Douglas Aircraft Family  Search this
Goodyear Aircraft Family  Search this
McDonnell Aircraft Family  Search this
General Motors (Eastern) Aircraft Family  Search this
North American Aircraft Family  Search this
Vought Aircraft Family  Search this
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Family  Search this
Consolidated Aircraft Family  Search this
Martin Aircraft Family  Search this
Naval Aircraft Factory Aircraft Family  Search this
Bell Aircraft Family  Search this
Beech Aircraft Family  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Microfilms
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25bfa0abc-a7d3-4991-beda-c29243403740
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0058

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