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John Bucheimer Papers

Creator:
Bucheimer, John  Search this
Names:
Head Ski Company.  Search this
Head, Howard, 1914-1991  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 5 map folders)
21 Film reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Drawings
Correspondence
Photographs
Business records
Audiovisual materials
Financial records
Blueprints
Date:
1954 - 1977
Summary:
Papers relate to John Bucheimer's work as manager of new product manufacturing in the Engineering Department at Head Ski Company.
Scope and Contents:
These records were assembled and saved by John Bucheimer in conjunction with his work at Head Ski Company. The bulk of the records relates to engineering matters and detail how the skis were manufactured. The records also provide insight into the daily operations and activities of the Head Ski Company factory.

Series 1, Operational Records, 1967-1973, include an organizational chart, company and management profile, annual reports, inter office correspondence, memoranda, management notes, the Management News Bulletin, and plant information. The organizational chart of 1969 provides the job title and name of the employee for specific positions within Head Ski Company, Head Ski and Sportswear, American Athletic Equipment, Wayne Plastics, Wing Archery, and Head International AG.

This series contains the Management News Bulletin, 1967-1970. An internal communication from the president, the news bulletin provided a forum for announcements, resignations, work plans, reorganizations, organizational charts, employee changes, and general work flow issues. While small in size, the content is rich for getting a sense of the management style at Head Ski Company.

The management notes, 1968-1971, are handwritten by Bucheimer and contain information on training, responsibilities, manufacturing expenses, production schedules, regional sales meetings, and job postings. There are a few management pamphlets published by the Economic Press, Inc. These pamphlets provided "tips" to managers. Also, the management notes contain two union fliers addressing the issue of union dues. Both fliers urge employees to "keep your take home pay free from Union dues. Vote no union." Other materials include inventories of office surplus and plant information. There are instructions of how to conduct a tour of the plant and ADT protective service documentation. Bucheimer was the designated ADT card holder for the company.

Series 2, Employee Records, 1957-1973, consist of employee handbooks and insurance materials, a job description for manager of manufacturing projects, and vacation schedules for several employees. Some salary information is here.

Series 3, Marketing/Sales Records, 1969-1972, includes one catalog from 1972, three news releases, sales information, and ski show and shipment information. The ski show materials document specific shows—Canada, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York—and the ski models displayed and, in some instances, orders placed. The special shipments, 1969-1971, include invoices, correspondence, notes, and material move tickets for companies such as Cell Pack, Ltd., Standard Metalwerke, Dura Fiber Corp., and United Shoe Machinery Corp.

Series 4, Financial/Accounting Records, 1967-1971, contains reports, inventories, expenses, and some payroll information. The majority of these records date from September 1969 to October of 1969. The expense statements reveal how much was budgeted and spent for materials, direct labor, payroll taxes, Christmas bonuses, travel, postage, maintenance, and ski parts, to name a few categories. There is some payroll information with the payroll control sheets.

Series 5, Engineering/Manufacturing Records, 1956-1977, comprise the largest and richest series within the collection. The records are subdivided into seven subseries: inventories, instructions, repair information, reports, drawings and specifications, testing information, and miscellaneous.

The inventories provide valuable information on the types of materials used, the quantities, and in some instances the cost. The raw material inventory of 1967 details material types (e.g. glue, plywood, aluminum, poles, saw blades), account numbers, date, quantity, price and actual cost. Like the raw material inventory, the perpetual inventory of 1966 is divided according to material type (e.g. aluminum, plastic, cloth tape, wood, rubber, steel) unit measure (typically in pounds), conversion factor, dates, and a balance amount.

The instructions include detailed information on "how to" for a variety of operations such as aluminum sandblasting bottom ski skin assembly, degreasing nosepieces, and sanding, gluing, and cutting "L" steel edges. The instructions consist of a workplace layout diagram, tools needed, and step by-step instruction elements. Of note is the material flow processes for the company. There are flow charts for each operational sequence performed. There are photographs of equipment with the flow charts, but they are not keyed to specific operational tasks.

The repair information contains procedures and lists of parts for skis. The repair procedures describe the repair needed and what model ski is affected. A detailed description of the repair is documented along with the materials required, tools, and how effective the repair was. The repairs documented here include finishing, grinding, bottom waxing, replacing edges, inlays, and remolding. The company had a program titled "rework" that handled returned skis. Many of the skis documented appear to have had cavity problems and were sent back to be remolded. There is some ski rejection analysis documentation citing why skis are being sent to the rework program. Additional information on cavity problems and production is also here. The parts list, 1969-1970, details various parts used on ski models JR-90, JR-60, 720-TA, 320-W, 240-B, K-short ski, deep powder-DP, Giant Slalom, slalom, 360-AR, 320-E and the downhill models. The part number and name, quantity, and any remarks are provided.

The reports, logs, and notes subseries contain manufacturing and production notes, and a variety of reports documenting engineering department activities. The inter-shift reports, 1963-1967, were maintained in spiral bound shorthand notebooks. They detail daily activities, operational suggestions, reminders to staff, materials available, and what work needs to be completed. Other reports include accidents, 1958-1961, and quality control reports, 1970-1971, which were created daily to provide detailed information on all aspects of the skis at final inspection time. The number of skis inspected with percentage information is summarized. The non-conforming material recovery reports, 1970, give the reasons why skis were rejected and indicate if skis were returned to vendors or used "as is."

The drawings and specifications, 1964-1970, are comprised of oversize drawings ranging from 8" x 10" to 34" x 43 _". The drawings are copies and include information on the short, slalom, giant slalom, downhill, and deep powder skis. The finished ski specifications, 1964-1967, document material types, assembly and subassembly procedures, ski data, ski poles, packaging material, and miscellaneous material. For each specification there is a corresponding instruction/narrative and, in some instances, a drawing.

The testing documentation is material specific (rubber, steel, plastic, adhesives) or ski model specific. It provides some insight into what materials the company worked with and under what conditions, such as, pulling, heating, or actual pilot ski runs. The suppliers, 1971-1973, include forms, receipts, bills, invoices, correspondence, receiving tickets, and descriptive inventories from companies that Head Ski Co. purchased supplies from.

Series 6, The General Files, 1954-1977, cover a variety of miscellaneous topics, such as the National Ski Patrol and postage, and are arranged alphabetically.

Series 7, Moving Image, no date, consists of twenty-one reels of 16 mm film which are unprocessed.

Series 8, Personal Materials, circa 1960s, contain greeting cards and notes and a photograph of Bucheimer with Howard Head.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into eight series.

Series 1: Operational Records, 1967-1973

Series 2: Employee Records, 1957-1973

Series 3: Marketing/Sales Records, 1969-1972

Series 4: Financial/Accounting Records, 1967-1971

Series 5: Engineering/Manufacturing Records, 1956-1977

Subseries 1, Inventories, 1966-1971

Subseries 2, Instructions, 1967-1970

Subseries 3, Repair Information, 1969-1971

Subseries 4, Reports, logs, and notes, 1956-1971

Subseries 5, Drawings and Specifications, 1964-1970

Subseries 6, Testing Information, 1963-1970

Subseries 7, Miscellaneous, 1967-1973

Series 6: General Files, 1954-1977

Series 7: Moving Image, no date

Series 8: Personal Materials, circa 1960s
Biographical / Historical:
John Bucheimer was born on December 7, 1919. During the 1940s, he worked with Howard Head at Glenn L. Martin Company, an aircraft company founded by aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin (1886-1955) in Middle River, Maryland. At Martin, Bucheimer supervised work on planes and oversaw structural testing. Primarily self taught, he learned electronics and drafting skills on the job. Head left the Glenn L. Martin Company to start his own company, Head Ski Company in 1948, and Bucheimer joined him.

Head, a former aircraft engineer, developed, designed, manufactured, and marketed the first metal laminate skis in 1950 called the "Head Standard. These skis revolutionized the industry. They were made of two layers of aluminum bonded around a core of plywood at very high pressure; the outer layer was made of plastic. By 1952, Head introduced skis with edges made of tempered steel. His skis were lighter and faster than wood and earned the nickname "cheaters" by the industry. In 1969, Head introduced a fiberglass/metal ski, but this ski combined with a diversified product line of javelin and aluminum tennis rackets could not strengthen his company nor stop a takeover by AMF in 1970.

At Head Ski Company, Bucheimer held the position of manager of new products manufacturing. He trained employees on every aspect of work flow.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Howard Head Papers, 1926-1991, AC0589

Materials in the National Museum of American History

The Division of Culture and the Arts, formerly the Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment, holds artifacts related to the Howard Head Papers. These artifacts include downhill skis, ski poles, ski boots, ski bindings, and cross sections of downhill skis.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by John Bucheimer on April 26, 2005.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Sporting goods industry  Search this
Skis and skiing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Business records -- 1950-2000
Audiovisual materials
Financial records -- 20th century
Blueprints -- 1950-2000
Citation:
John Bucheimer Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0889
See more items in:
John Bucheimer Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0889
Online Media:

Howard Head Papers

Creator:
Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)  Search this
Names:
Head Ski Company.  Search this
Prince Manufacturing, Inc.  Search this
Bruner, Wally, 1931-  Search this
Budge, Dan  Search this
Cash, Pat  Search this
Cosby, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Douglas, Mike, 1925-  Search this
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006  Search this
Francis, Arlene  Search this
Savalas, Telly, 1924-  Search this
Shore, Dinah, 1917-  Search this
Shriver, Pam  Search this
Tiriac, Ian  Search this
Van Patten, Dick, 1928-  Search this
Watson, Tom  Search this
Extent:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videodiscs
Tax records
Patents
Advertisements
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Dictaphone cassettes
Drawings
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Scope and Contents:
The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into eight series:
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1926-1991

Series 2: Correspondence and Writings, 1943-1991

Series 3: Head Ski Company Records, 1943-1990

Series 4: Head Ski Company Reunion Materials, 1986

Series 5: Prince Manufacturing, Inc. Records, 1971-1991

Series 6: Historical Collection Materials, 1986-1991

Series 7: Posters, undated

Series 8; Audiovisual Materials, 1940s-1991
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Head was born July 31, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended William Penn Charter and graduated from Harvard in 1936 with a degree in engineering. From 1939 to1947, Head worked for Glenn L. Martin Company as a riveter and engineer. He left Martin and founded the Head Ski Company in Timonium, MD in 1948. The former aircraft engineer, developed, designed, manufactured, and marketed the first metal laminate skis in 1950 called the "Head Standard" which revolutionized the ski industry. These skis were made of two layers of aluminum bonded around a core of plywood at very high pressure; the outer layer was made of plastic. By 1952, Head introduced skis with edges made of tempered steel. His skis were lighter and faster than wood and earned the nickname "cheaters" by the industry. In 1969, Head introduced a fiberglass/metal ski, but this ski combined with a diversified product line of javelin and aluminum tennis rackets could not strengthen his company nor stop a takeover by AMF in 1970. In 1968, Head formed a tennis division of Head Sports Inc., to develop a metal tennis racket which he introduced at the U.S. Open in 1969. After Head sold his interests in Head Sports Inc., he became chairman of the board for Prince Manufacturing Inc., in 1971. He decided to enlarge the width and length of the traditional tennis racket, more than doubling its "sweet spot." He developed and patented a line of new aluminum rackets and introduced the "Prince Advantage" in 1976. The Prince racket company was sold to Cheesebrough Ponds in 1982. Head, who died in 1991, revolutionized both the ski and tennis industries.
Related Materials:
Artifacts donated to the National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History on May 19, 1997, include downhill skis, ski poles, ski boots, ski bindings, cross sections of downhill skis, competition medals, Prince tennis rackets, and racket covers.
Separated Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Artifacts were donated to the Division of Cultural History on May 19, 1997,and include downhill skis, ski poles, ski boots, ski bindings, cross sections of downhill skis, competition medals, Prince tennis rackets, and racket covers.
Provenance:
Gift of Martha Head and The Howard and Martha Head Fund, Inc., May 19, 1997.
This collection was donated to the National Museum of American History by Martha Head on May 19, 1997.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for redsearch. No reference copies of audiovisual materials available at this time.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Tents  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Philanthropists  Search this
Rackets (Sporting goods)  Search this
Sporting goods industry  Search this
Skis and skiing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videodiscs
Tax records
Patents
Advertisements
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Dictaphone cassettes
Drawings -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Howard Head Papers, 1926-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0589
See more items in:
Howard Head Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0589
Online Media:

Telegram to Benjamin Lipsner

Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 6 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (16.51 × 21.59 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
District of Columbia
Date:
September 4, 1918
Topic:
Benjamin B. Lipsner Airmail Collection  Search this
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)  Search this
Postal Administration  Search this
Object number:
1982.0157.724
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm80326c01a-e1a7-4d76-a507-5ddde61d7617
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1982.0157.724
Online Media:

Bag, Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder "Flak-Bait"

Manufacturer:
Martin Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Duck Canvas
Coating
Cotton Textile
Steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 33 × 27.9 × 2.5cm (1 ft. 1 in. × 11 in. × 1 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600297048
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9247f9816-60c4-426f-ba07-0cf177475d4a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600297048
Online Media:

Badge, Security, Glenn L. Martin Co.

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Enamel
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.4 × 0.8 × 5.2cm (1 3/4 × 5/16 × 2 1/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Katherine M. Smart
Inventory Number:
A19710690088
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f7536eac-1024-4e25-b39c-0f37e23890e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710690088
Online Media:

Martin 4-333, Inverted In-line 4 Engine

Manufacturer:
Martin Motors Company  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Paint, Phenolic, Rubber, Magnesium
Dimensions:
Length 116. 2 cm (45.75 in.), Width 45.09 cm (17.75 in.), Height 87.00 cm (34.25 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1930
Credit Line:
Exchange with the Airpower Museum, Ottumwa, Iowa
Inventory Number:
A19900256000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b41000fb-14f1-4b96-b746-74e7648b4cf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19900256000
Online Media:

North American B-25J-20-NC (TB-25N) Mitchell "Carol Jean"

Manufacturer:
North American Aviation Inc.  Search this
Materials:
All-aluminum and stressed aluminum skin airframe construction; fabric-covered ailerons, elevators, and rudders.
Dimensions:
Overall: 16ft 4in. x 67ft 7in. x 53ft 6in., 19499.8lb. (4.979m x 20.599m x 16.307m, 8845.1kg)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1940-1945
Credit Line:
Donated by Dr. John F. Marshall.
Inventory Number:
A19860003000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv909de7275-7121-41b9-b912-84cb12ee699f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19860003000
Online Media:

Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder "Flak-Bait"

Manufacturer:
Martin Aircraft Co.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 21ft 7 13/16in. x 70ft 10 3/8in. x 58ft 4 13/16in., 23999.3lb. (660 x 2160 x 1780cm, 10886kg)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600297000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9814126aa-8326-49a1-9550-7189ec058706
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600297000
Online Media:

Daisy Mae Miller Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation Uniform Photographs

Creator:
Miller, Daisy Mae, 1894-1977  Search this
Names:
Wright-Martin Aircraft Co.  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
Circa 1918
Summary:
This collection consists of a page from a photo album featuring three photographs of Daisy Mae Miller dressed in her Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation uniform. The page also contains information written by Miller about her time working for Wright-Martin.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a page from a photo album featuring three photographs of Daisy Mae Miller dressed in her Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation uniform. The page also contains information written by Miller about her time working for Wright-Martin.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1916 the Wright Company merged with the Glenn L. Martin Company to form the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Wright-Martin was initially located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and in 1918 a second factory was opened in Long Island City, New York. The company produced aircraft, including the Wright-Martin Model R and Wright-Martin Model V. Wright-Martin also held the American license to produce Hispano-Suiza engines, the demand for which increased dramatically during World War I causing the company to shift focus to engine manufacture. Wright-Martin was dissolved in 1919.

Daisy Mae Miller (1894-1977) worked for Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation in their Long Island City facility.
Provenance:
Janet St. Pierre, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0033
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
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Citation:
Daisy Mae Miller Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation Uniform Photographs, NASM.2019.0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0033
Online Media:

Roosevelt Field Photograph Collection

Creator:
Czajkowski, John  Search this
Names:
Abrams Aircraft Corp  Search this
Aeronca (Aeronautical Corp of America)  Search this
Alco (Allison Airplane Co)  Search this
American Eagle Aircraft Corp  Search this
Avro (A. V. Roe & Co Ltd)  Search this
Babcock, Verne Clifton "Bab" (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Barkley-Grow Aircraft  Search this
Bellanca  Search this
Bleriot  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Bucker (Bucker Flugzeugbau GmbH)  Search this
Buhl (Buhl-Verville Aircraft Co, Buhl Aircraft Co)  Search this
Bushey-McGrew  Search this
Cairns Aircraft  Search this
Crosby, Harry (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Delgado (Isaac) Central Trades School  Search this
Douglas Aircraft Corp  Search this
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
Fleet Aircraft Ltd.  Search this
Fleetwings  Search this
Folkerts, Clayton (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Ford Motor Company. Airplane Division  Search this
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Granville Brothers Aircraft Inc (Gee Bee)  Search this
Great Lakes Aircraft Corp  Search this
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Heath Aircraft Corp (Heath Airplane Co)  Search this
Keith Rider (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Kellet Autogiro Corp  Search this
Keystone Aircraft Corp  Search this
Kinner Airplane and Motor Co.  Search this
Laird (E. M. Laird Airplane Co)(Emil Matthew "Matty" Laird)  Search this
Light Aero, Inc.  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Corp  Search this
Luscombe Manufacturing Corp  Search this
Miles Aircraft Limited  Search this
Miller, Howell W. (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
North American Aviation, Inc.  Search this
Northrop Corp  Search this
Pearson-Williams (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Roosevelt Field (N.Y.)  Search this
Ryan Aeronautical Company  Search this
SPAD  Search this
Seversky (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Stinson (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Taubman Aircraft Co.  Search this
Taylor (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Taylor Brothers (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Taylor-Young (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Taylorcraft (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corp  Search this
Travel Air Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Vought (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Waco Aircraft Company  Search this
Wedell-Williams Air Service Corp  Search this
de Havilland Aircraft Company, Ltd.  Search this
Czajkowski, John  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1930s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 202 black and white snapshots of aircraft at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, during the 1930s. These images were taken by John Czajkowski and include aircraft from the following manufacturers: Abrams; Aeronca, Alco, American Eagle, Avro, Barkley-Grow, Bellanca, Berliner, Bleriot, Boeing, Bucker, Buhl, Bushey McGrew, Cairns, Chambers, Chester, Continental, Crosby, Curtiss, de Havilland, Delgado, Douglas, Fairchild, Fleet, Fleetwing, Folkerts, Ford, Fox, Franklin, Great Lakes, Grumman, Gee Bee, Hall, Heath, Hawks, Howard, Keith Rider, Kellet, Keystone, Kinner, Laird, Light, Lockheed, Luscombe, Marcoux-Bromberg, Martin, McKeen, Miles, Miller, Northrop, North American, Pearson Williams, Ryan, Seversky, Sikorsky, SPAD, Stinson, Swallow, Taubman, Taylor, Taylorcraft, Thomas-Morse, Travel Air, Turner, Viking, Vought, Waco, and Wedell-Williams.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Andrew Wrench, Gift, 1999, 1999-0048, 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:
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0048
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0048

Martin Aircraft Company Photograph Collection

Creator:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Names:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Martin, Glenn L., 1886-1955  Search this
Extent:
119.9 Cubic feet ((110 records center boxes))
114.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuals
Date:
1932-1972
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 84 cubic feet of negatives and 22 cubic feet of photographs chronicling the history of the Martin Company, including the following subjects: aircraft plants; historical themes; people; aircraft programs: historic, US Army, US Navy, civilian export; experimental or projected designs; research and development programs; structures and materials; manufacturing processes; space tools; nuclear power programs; missile programs; and space programs. The collection also contains photograph log books which have information about the images.
Biographical / Historical:
The Martin Company was founded by aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin during World War I. Martin was mainly a producer of military airplanes for the US Army, Air Force, and Navy. Martin has also built several commercial types, including the model M130 Clipper, with which Pan American Airways opened transpacific commercial air service. Since the 1950s, Martin has been active in the development and production of a wide variety of rocket, missile and space programs, including lifting-body vehicles. Martin was also a pioneer in nuclear power units for remote sites.
General:
This collection also contains 26 photo logs and tech manuals.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Martin Marietta Aero and Naval Systems, 1989, 1989-0141, 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:
Martin Model 130 Clipper  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0141
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0141

Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Company Scrapbooks (Brown Collection)

Creator:
Brown, Julie  Search this
Names:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Brown, Julie  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Cubic feet (2 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Newsletters
Articles
Clippings
Date:
1943-1945
Summary:
This collection consists of two scrapbooks. The smaller scrapbook contains certificates, newsletters, photographs, silhouettes, small paintings, correspondence, and articles regarding both Brown and the Martin-Nebraska plant. The larger scrapbook contains oversized photographs and drawings of the B-29. The drawings were drawn by Brown.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two scrapbooks. The smaller scrapbook contains certificates, newsletters, photographs, silhouettes, small paintings, correspondence, and articles regarding both Brown and the Martin-Nebraska plant. The larger scrapbook contains oversized photographs and drawings of the B-29. The drawings were drawn by Brown.
Arrangement:
Each album is in its own box which has been selected based on size so that it can be safely housed.
Biographical / Historical:
Julie Brown was one of the artists in the Photo-Art Department at the Glenn L. Martin - Nebraska Company during World War II. Brown studied at both the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students' League in New York. During World War I, she worked in the American Red Cross' Hospital Hut Service in France. In this capacity, Brown made silhouettes of soldiers in the various hospitals. After returning to the United States, her art appeared in magazines, newspapers, shows and exhibitions. After World War II started, Brown completed engineering drawing courses at Omaha University and began work at the Martin-Nebraska Company in 1943 as a production illustrator. The Martin-Nebraska Company produced Martin B-26 and Boeing B-29 aircraft during the war.
Provenance:
Natalie Keller, Milford Sprecher, Gift, 1993, NASM.1993.0064
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:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Martin B-26 Marauder Family  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics in art  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Newsletters
Articles
Clippings
Photographs
Citation:
Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Company Scrapbooks (Brown Collection), NASM.1993.0064, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0064
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Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Company Scrapbooks (Brown Collection)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0064
Online Media:

Turret Installation, Nose, Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder "Flak-Bait"

Manufacturer:
Martin Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Plexiglas, ferrous and non-ferrous metal
Dimensions:
Approximate: 91.4 × 120.7cm (36 × 47 1/2 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600297052
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/nv91fbf2c13-118e-41bb-9b87-0b2177be7664
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600297052

Gun Fairing Package, Starboard, Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder "Flak-Bait"

Manufacturer:
Martin Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Metal, Felt
Dimensions:
Approximate: 19.1 × 30.5 × 127cm (7 1/2 × 12 × 50 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600297053
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:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv957640a61-fd47-4bcd-af9c-969215dea957
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600297053

Hatch Instal - Escape Aft door Assembly, Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder "Flak-Bait"

Manufacturer:
Martin Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19600297054
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98c9ef03d-1d1f-4e18-8a55-fc80a09ef6b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600297054

Missile, Air-to-Air, Drone and Test, Gorgon IV, also Designated KUM-1 or PVT-N-2

Manufacturer:
Martin Co.  Search this
Materials:
Overall, aluminum, Alcoa sheets ALCLAD 2451, D245-T; Formica or other plastic component, small square, on right side, near nose [when missile faces front], with steel bolts securing this component to missile; two white fabric strips or belts, for securing electronic components, also on right side of missile, near nose, these strips each with steel buckle; identical straps on opposite side of missile; individual lead weights at front of missile, on both sides; electrical wire along right side, near front, with brown plastic insulation, the number 85 printed on it in black; dynamotor, on right side, near nose, steel; adjacent strip of eight screws, with cut wires attached, wires with white fabric or plastic insulation; many wire bundles, with white plastic insulation, on top of missile, before warhead, and above the number 19; some flush screws on wings, steel; flush rivets on wings, aluminum; torpedo-shaped pods, red, on end of each front wing, non-ferrous metal, possibly aluminum; wooden blunt nose on each of these pods, secured by steel screws; nosecone, aluminum; aluminum piping of top of ramjet; ramjet proper, non-ferrous metal; tape, tan, very faded, along several places of the fuselage, and also around opening of ramjet, in back of missile, under wing in front and underneath nose of ramjet; possibly small copper component, on right side of missile, near front, since this component is of dark green color, characteristic of deteriorated copper
Dimensions:
Overall: 22 ft. 3/4 in. long x 1 ft. 10 in. diameter x 10 ft. 1 1/2 in. wing span, 800 lb. (672.47 x 55.88 x 308.61cm, 362.9kg)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1946
Credit Line:
Gift of U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19660158000
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:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96528c151-6226-459c-8a72-22c701ce0595
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660158000

Photographs of Army Air Corps in the Philippines and China

Photographer:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Names:
Salsman, John G. (author and possible collector)  Search this
Extent:
1 copy print of map
200 Prints (circa 200 silver gelatin and contact prints (includes enlargements))
Culture:
Mangyan (Philippine people)  Search this
Bagobo (Philippine people)  Search this
Moro  Search this
Bontoks (Philippine people)  Search this
Ilokanos (Philippine people)  Search this
Ifugao (Philippine people)  Search this
Philippine Negritos  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy print of map
Prints
Place:
China
Manila (Philippines)
Philippines
Date:
circa 1928-1939
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Igorot and other Philippine peoples at Camp Nichols (1929), relating to Manila's 1929 carnival, aerial views of the Philippines, and images of Mangyan, Moro, Bagobo, Bontoc, Ilocano, Ifugao, and Negritos. The collection also consists of images of Mindanao, Luzon, and parts of China, including Nanjing, and a carbon copy of a press release by John G. Salsman about the Philippine tribal groups visiting Camp Nichols. The photographs may have been collected or made by John G. Salsman.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2011-26
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by John G. Salsman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 75-73
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 2011-26, Photographs of Army Air Corps in the Philippines and China, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2011-26

Negative Log Book Number 21, (92-1 to 94-5200)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1992
1992-1994
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB21]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367119
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Alan McDonald Bowman (d. November 1941)

Creator:
Glenn L. Martin Company  Search this
Subject:
Bowman, Alan McDonald d. 1941  Search this
Great Britain Royal Air Force  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
August 1941
Topic:
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0007]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290449

Subcontracting, Glenn L. Martin Company, Engineering Report 3500 Vol. II, Structural Analysis of Nacelle, Engine Bearer, Bomb Bay Doors, and Beaver Tail, Model P5M-1, 1951

Collection Creator:
Bellanca, Giuseppe M., 1886-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 38, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection
Giuseppe M. Bellanca Collection / Series 1: Mr. Bellanca's Professional Life / 1.3: Financial and Legal Documents
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1993-0055-ref592

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