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Autogiro Company of America v. United States Collection

Names:
Autogiro Company of America  Search this
Cierva Autogiro Co, Ltd.  Search this
Kellet Autogiro Corp  Search this
Pitcairn Autogiro Co, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
10.9 Cubic feet ((10 records center boxes) (2 11x14x25 transfiles))
10.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patents
Contracts
Publications
Transcripts
Date:
1958-1962
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains documents relating to the 1958-62 Autogiro Company of America vs. the United States. The collection includes transcripts of hearings and copies of patents and contracts relevant to the case.
Biographical / Historical:
The Autogiro Co. of America was formed in 1931 to hold the US licensing rights of the Cierva Autogiro Co, Ltd. of England. Autogiro sublicensed these rights to Kellet Autogiro Co [Philadelphia, PA] and Pitcairn Autogiro Co [Willow Grove, PA], which developed and manufactured a number of autogiros during the 1930s. During World War II, Kellet stopped working on autogiros in favor of helicopters. Pitcairn Autogiro became Pitcairn Larsen Autogiro in 1940 then G&A Aircraft, Inc., which was bought out by Firestone Aircraft in 1943 before fading from the aviation scene. In 1958 Autogiro brought suit against the United Sates, charging that the government had infringed on Autogiro's patent rights by procuring rotary wing aircraft from Bell, Hiller, McCollock, and Vertol/Piasecki, which were not sublicensees of Autogiro's patents.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No Donor Information, gift, XXXX-0060, 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 -- Law and legislation  Search this
Autogiros  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents
Contracts
Publications
Transcripts
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22bcb0b8c-7331-464c-80fa-a0d521f15c2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0060

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