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Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Collection

Creator:
Brownback, Henry Lowe.  Search this
Names:
Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Vasseur, Maurice  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Brochures
Advertisements
Date:
bulk 1934-1946
Scope and Contents:
his collection consists of photographs, correspondence, brochures and advertisements concerning Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Included here is information on airplane, marine, and automotive motors. Correspondence with and advertisements for the following companies are included: Light Manufacturing and Foundry Company (Tiger Aircraft Engine Division); Auto Engine Works, Inc. (manufacturers of Capitol marine motors); Anzani Aviation Engines; and Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, Inc. Correspondence with Maurice Vasseur, a French motor boat racing champion and manufacturer of airplane propellers is also included in this collection. A Supplementary Instruction Book for the Type A7-a Airplane Engine, an article from Les Ailes May 18, 1946, and the 1938 report of the United States National Museum are included as well. Information on the following engines is included: Hall-Scott A-7-A four cylinder, Tiger, Tiger Junior, Tiger Kitten, Premier Motor, Shark Marine Engines, Lycoming Marine Engines, and six cylinder Aero Motors. Also present in this collection is Brownback's patent application for "Method of Making Bearings, and Product."
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Lowe Brownback, the grandson of T. S. Lowe, was born in June 1891 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In 1912, he received his pilot's license and later received a Masters degree from Cornell University. He went on to work at various motor and engine companies, and eventually became the vice president of the Brownback Motor Laboratories in Norristown, Pennsylvania. From 1925-1929, Brownback was in France, working with Allessandro Anzani. Throughout his life, Brownback held several different occupations including chief machine gun instructor at Cornell University. He also worked as a consulting engineer. Brownback has designed and built many successful airplane engines, and holds patents for airplane engine bearings.
Provenance:
Mrs. Ernst Hain, Gift, 1997
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
Propulsion systems  Search this
Hall-Scott A-7A 4-Cylinder Inline  Search this
Brownback Tiger C-400  Search this
Brownback Tiger Junion 4-Cyclinder Opposed  Search this
Brownback Tiger Kitten 2-Cylinder Inline (Model 20)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Brochures
Advertisements
Citation:
Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Collection, Accession number 1997-0069, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0069
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0069

[Trade catalogs from Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc.]

Company Name:
Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Aviation and marine engines ; "Saftiboats" - an air propelled water glider.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Engines  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Motors  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_8574
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_8574

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