Document is the 1945-46 issue of the "Special Navigational and Aeronautical Equipment for 1945-1946", a catalogue issued by Pan-American Navigation Service. According to a history printed on page 1 of the catalog, Pan American Navigation was established in 1938 as a bookstore and publishing house for the airline industry and airline personnel, with an emphasis on the training of pilots. By the mid-1940s, the company had begun to stock aeronautical equipment and supplies. Listed items include: Longines naviagation watches, navigational computers, star charts, plotting boards , plotters and dividers , course protractors , star finders , bubble sextants , collimeters , compasses , aviation sun glasses , navigation notebooks , log books ; texts on navigation , meteorology , aeronautical training , pilot ratings , flight instruction , instrument flying , parachute use , navigation , catography , naval officers guide , using a raft at sea , using military maps , using the radio , airplane design , propellers , aircraft hydraulics , aerodynamics and long range flight.
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
1 piece; 1 box
Type of material:
North Holywood, California, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories) Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies) Search this
Stong, C.L., 1902-1975 (electrical engineer) Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics Search this
12.6 Cubic feet (38 boxes)
Scope and Contents:
These papers are the files of the editor of "The Amateur Scientist" section of the Scientific American from 1952 to 1975. They are arranged chronologically by date of article. The feature was started in 1952 as an expansion of "The Amateur Astronomer" section of the periodical. The papers include files of Stong's predecessor and files for articles prepared but not published before his death. The files contain correspondence with authors and readers, original illustrations, and reprints of articles.
C. L. Stong (1902-1975), an electrical engineer with the Western Electric Company from 1926 to 1962, became editor of "The Amateur Scientist" feature of the Scientific American in 1957 and held that position until his death.
Collection donated by Mildred Stong, 1976.
Collection is open for research.
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