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Brandon Jones, Aerospace Engineer: My Path

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-12-18T14:00:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
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Your Baby Stroller Was Designed by This Aerospace Engineer

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-03T04:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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smithsonianchannel
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Smithsonian Channel
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Whirlwind Computer Collection

Creator:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Collector:
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Names:
"MITRE Matrix"  Search this
MITRE Corporation  Search this
Everett, Robert R.  Search this
Extent:
10.3 Cubic feet (Includes 31 vertical boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Papers
Date:
1945-1959
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of over 2,516 items, housed in 31 document boxes. The material is arranged into chronological order and covers the project dates of l945- l959. The items were originally classified Secret, Confidential, and Unclassified.

The collection is arranged into four series: Series 1, Summary Reports; Series 2, Bi-weekly Reports; Series 3, Correspondence, Memoranda, and Reports; and Series 4, Indexes. The summary reports include originals of "Summary Report #1, April, 1946" and "Summary Report #2," in twenty-two volumes, and photocopies of summary reports #3 through #40. The bi-weekly reports, covering the period December, l947 to May, l953, are arranged chronologically. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, notes, memos, and reports. These date from August, 1945 to January, 1959 and are arranged chronologically. A 210 page index to the reports and correspondence (prepared by Whirlwind project personnel) is located in box 31. This guide has a table of contents and lists topic, author, date, and identification number for all items in the collection. Other indexes are located in boxes 30 and 31.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Summary Reports, 1946-1954

Series 2: Bi-weekly Reports, 1947-1953

Series 3: Correspondence, Memoranda, and Reports, 1945-1959

Series 4: Indices, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Project Whirlwind was sponsored by the Special Devices Center of the Office of Naval Research from 1945 to 1952. The original objective of the project was the development of a device that would simulate airplanes in flight. As the project progressed, other applications of the computer evolved.

The project was centered in the Servomechanisms Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). In the course of the research, Whirlwind evolved from an aircraft simulator into a high speed digital computer and finally into a key element of the United States' early air defense system. In 1948, M.I.T., believing that it was inappropriate for an educational institution to be so heavily involved in air defense research, transferred Whirlwind responsibility to the new M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory in 1952. There, under the direction of Jay Forrester, pioneering work was done on magnetic core memory. MITRE's Whirlwind group spun off from Lincoln Laboratory to the new MITRE Corporation in 1958. Whirlwind served SAGE (Semiautomatic Ground Environment) air defense activities until being retired in May of 1959.

Whirlwind I was of the high-speed electronic digital type, in which quantities were represented as discrete numbers, and complex problems were solved by the repeated use of fundamental arithmetic and logical operations. Computations were executed by fractional microsecond pulses in electronic circuits, of which the principal ones were the flip-flop, the gate coincidence circuit and the magnetic core memory. Whirlwind I used numbers of 16 binary digits; this length was selected to limit the machine to a practical size.

The Whirlwind I Computer was utilized by such projects as Navy Fire Control, Air Traffic Control, the Cape Cod System, Experimental SAGE Sector, and many others. Whirlwind I spawned two computers, the MTC (memory test computer) and TX O (transistor computer), both developed by ESS Installation Group 63.

The Whirlwind I Computer and its facilities were later leased to the Wolf Research and Development Corporation, West Concord, Massachusetts, under Navy Lease Contract Nonr 2956(00) in 1963. Kent C. Redmond and Thomas M. Smith wrote a history of the project, Project Whirlwind: Case History (Bedford, Massachusetts: The MITRE Corporation, l975).
Provenance:
This collection was donated by the MITRE Corporation, February 1983. The Whirlwind I Computer Project originated at the Servomechanics Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in 1945. The records were transferred in l959 to the MITRE Corporation.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Computer science  Search this
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Flight Simulation  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Computers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Papers
Citation:
Whirlwind Computer Collection, 1945-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0290
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Whirlwind Computer Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Untitled (Neil Armstrong)

Artist:
Robert McCurdy, born 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 185.4 × 172.7 × 5.1 cm (73 × 68 × 2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2012
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Painting  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ian M. and Annette P. Cumming
Object number:
NPG.2020.123
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2012 Robert McCurdy
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2020.123

Dress worn by Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski in The Big Bang Theory

Maker:
Forever 21  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 29 in x 15 in; 73.66 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Dress
Date made:
ca 2019
ID Number:
2019.0103.06.01
Accession number:
2019.0103
Catalog number:
2019.0103.06.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-0e2e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1944383

Surfboard shaped by Duke Kahanamoku on the beach at Corona Del Mar, California in 1928

Physical Description:
wood, redwood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 112 in x 22 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 284.48 cm x 56.515 cm x 6.6675 cm
Object Name:
surfboard
Date made:
1928
Subject:
Surfing  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0190.01
Accession number:
2015.0190
Catalog number:
2015.0190.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Snow & Surf
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-cc5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1760837
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mechanical strain gage

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 1 9/16 in x 12 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 3.96875 cm x 31.4325 cm x 3.4925 cm
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 6.35 cm x 3.4925 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.01
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.01
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849624

vibration indicator

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 2 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; x 6.985 cm x 7.3025 cm
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 in; x 5.715 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Vibration Indicator
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.02
Accession number:
1985.0966
Maker number:
597434G1
Catalog number:
1985.0966.02
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9262-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849625

mechanical strain gage

Maker:
Metzger, F. F.  Search this
Measurements:
overall - catalog card: 7 in x 8 in x 5/8 in; 17.78 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.5875 cm
overall - gauge: 7 1/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 18.0975 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.5875 cm
overall - bolt: 5 1/4 in x 3/8 in; x 13.335 cm x .9525 cm
overall - box: 2 7/8 in x 10 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 26.67 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.03
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.03
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9263-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849626
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mechanical strain gauge

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 4 1/2 in x 8 7/8 in x 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 22.5425 cm x 1.905 cm
overall - gauge: 4 1/2 in x 9 in x 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 22.86 cm x 1.905 cm
overall - bolts: 1 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.04
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.04
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9264-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849627
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mechanical strain gauge

Maker:
A. Wissler  Search this
Measurements:
overall - gauge: 4 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in; 11.7475 cm x 16.51 cm x 19.685 cm
overall -box: 6 in x 18 in x 6 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 45.72 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.05
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.05
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849628
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mechanical strain gauge

Maker:
Mahn & Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall - gauge: 4 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 15.875 cm x 19.685 cm
overall - box `: 6 in x 18 in x 6 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 45.72 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.06
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.06
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93b8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849629
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Huggenberger

Measurements:
overall - gauge: 5 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 5/8 in; 14.605 cm x 4.7625 cm x 1.5875 cm
overall - case: 1 1/8 in x 7 in x 4 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 17.78 cm x 11.43 cm
overall - from catalog card: 5 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1/4 in; 14.9225 cm x 4.7625 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.07.01
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.07
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93b9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849630
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Huggenberger Tensometer

Measurements:
overall - gauge: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 3/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.3975 cm x 1.905 cm
overall - case: 1 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 19.3675 cm x 13.335 cm
overall - from catalog card: 6 1/2 in x 2 in x 1/4 in; 16.51 cm x 5.08 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.08.01
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.08.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93ba-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849631
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mechanical strain gauge

Maker:
Porter-Lipp  Search this
Measurements:
overall - gauge: 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 in; 1.27 cm x 4.445 cm x 5.08 cm
overall - box: 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 5.3975 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.09
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.09
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849632
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Moore Extensometer

Measurements:
aluminum brackets - from catalog card: 4 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 11.43 cm x 13.335 cm x 1.5875 cm
case - from catalog card: 8 5/8 in x 10 in x 7 5/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 25.4 cm x 19.3675 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in x 9 7/8 in x 8 3/8 in; 23.495 cm x 25.0825 cm x 21.2725 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.10
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.10
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93bc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849633
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mechanical strain gauge

Physical Description:
metal, "brass" (overall material)
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
case - from catalog card: 9 in x 20 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 52.705 cm x 6.985 cm
overall - gauge: 19 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 49.53 cm x 19.685 cm x 4.445 cm
overall - case: 2 3/4 in x 20 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 52.705 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
Density Tester
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.11
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.11
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93bd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849634
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Berry

Measurements:
case - from catalog card: 8 3/4 in x 22 in x 2 3/4 in; 22.225 cm x 55.88 cm x 6.985 cm
overall - guage: 1 3/4 in x 20 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 4.445 cm x 52.705 cm x 6.985 cm
overall - bolts: 2 in x 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x .635 cm
overall - case: 2 3/4 in x 22 in x 8 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 55.88 cm x 22.225 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage
mechanical strain gauge
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.12
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.12
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93be-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849635
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mechanical strain gage mounting brackets

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 4 3/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 4 in; 12.065 cm x 21.9075 cm x 10.16 cm
overall - bracketa: 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 6.6675 cm x 6.6675 cm x 19.05 cm
overall - large bolt: 6 5/8 in x 1 in; 16.8275 cm x 2.54 cm
overall - small bolt: 2 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 1.905 cm
overall - box: 3 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 22.225 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage Mounting Brackets
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.13
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.13
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849636
Online Media:

mechanical strain gage mounting brackets

Measurements:
overall - from catalog card: 4 3/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 4 in; 12.065 cm x 21.9075 cm x 10.16 cm
overall - brackets: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x 19.05 cm
overall -large bolt: 6 5/8 in x 1 in; x 16.8275 cm x 2.54 cm
overall - small bolt: 2 1/2 in x 3/4 in; x 6.35 cm x 1.905 cm
overall - box: 4 in x 8 3/4 in x 5 in; 10.16 cm x 22.225 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Mechanical Strain Gage Mounting Brackets
Credit Line:
University of Minnesota. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
ID Number:
1985.0966.14
Accession number:
1985.0966
Catalog number:
1985.0966.14
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-93c0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849637
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