Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
480 documents - page 1 of 24

Leo H. Baekeland Papers

Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Names:
Bakelite Corporation  Search this
Nepera Chemical Co.  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (49 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Professional papers
Clippings
Laboratory notes
Personal correspondence
Photographs
Notebooks
Diaries
Date:
1976
1863 - 1968
Summary:
The papers document Leo H. Baekeland, a Belgian born chemist who invented Velox photographic paper (1893) and Bakelite (1907), an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile plastic. The papers include student notebooks; private laboratory notebooks and journals; commercial laboratory notes; diaries; patents; technical papers; biographies; newspaper clippings; maps; graphs; blueprints; account books; batch books; formula books; order books; photographs; and correspondence regarding Baekeland, 1887-1943.
Scope and Contents:
Baekeland documented his life prolifically through diaries, laboratory notebooks, photographs, and correspondence. These constitute the bulk of the collection. The Bakelite company history is also incompletely documented in this collection through Baekeland's correspondence, the commercial laboratory notebooks, and some company ledgers.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Reference Materials, 1863-1868 and undated

Subseries 1.1: Biographical, 1880-1965

Subseries 1.2:Company History, 1910-1961

Subseries 1.3: Related Interests, 1863-1968 and undated

Series 2: Published and Unpublished Writings (by Leo H. Baekeland), 1884-1945

Series 3: Correspondence, 1888-1963 Subseries 3.1: Personal Correspondence, 1916-1943

Subseries 3.2: Charitable Donations, 1916-1938

Subseries 3.3: Family Correspondence, 1888-1963

Subseries 3.4: Clubs and Associations, 1916-1943

Series 4: Diaries, 1907-1943

Series 5: Reading and Lecture Notes, 1878-1886

Series 6, Laboratory Notebooks, 1893-1915

Series 7: Commercial Laboratory Notebooks, 1910-1920

Series 8: Bakelite Company, 1887-1945

Series 9, Patents, 1894-1940

Series 10: Bakelite Corporation Ledgers, 1910-1924; 1935; 1939

Series 11: Photographs, 1889-1950 and undated

Subseries 11.1: Photographs, 1889-1950 and undated

Subseries 11.2: Film Negatives, 1900-1941 and undated

Subseries 11.3: Photoprints, 1894-1941

Subseries 11.4: Stereographs, 1888-1902 and undated

Subseries 11.5: Film and Glass Plate Negatives, 1899-1900 and undated

Series 12: Audio Materials, 1976
Biographical / Historical:
Leo Hendrik Baekeland was an industrial chemist famous for his invention of Bakelite, the first moldable synthetic polymer, and for his invention of Velox photographic paper. Baekeland's career as an inventor and innovator was punctuated by an urge to improve existing technologies and a willingness to experiment both meticulously and daringly. Born in Ghent, Belgium in 1863, Baekeland was a distinguished chemistry student and became a young professor at the University of Ghent. He had a long standing interest in photography and sought to further photographic technology with his expertise in chemistry. In 1887 he obtained his first patent for a dry plate which contained its own developer and could be developed in a tray of water. With the support of a business partner/faculty associate, Jules Guequier, he formed a company named Baekeland et Cie to produce the plate, but the venture failed due to lack of capital.

On August 8, 1889, he married Celine Swarts, daughter of his academic mentor Theodore Swarts, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Ghent. After his wedding he travelled to different countries using a traveling scholarship he had been awarded two years previously. His travels ended in the United States where he was offered a job researching chemical problems associated with manufacturing bromide papers and films with A. and H.T. Anthony and Company, a photographic supply producer. Leo and Celine Baekeland had three children: George, Nina and Jenny (1890-1895).

He left Anthony and Company in 1891 to be a consulting chemist. During that time he invented a photographic print paper using silver chloride which could be developed in artificial light instead of sunlight and thus offered more flexibility and consistency to photographers. In 1893, with financial support from Leonard Jacobi, a scrap metal dealer from San Francisco, he formed the Nepera Chemical Company in Yonkers, New York, to manufacture "gaslight" paper under the trade name Velox. The paper became quite popular and the company expanded its operations after its first three years. Finally, George Eastman bought the company for a reported $750,000 which afforded Baekeland the time to conduct his own research in a laboratory he set up on his estate, "Snug Rock," in Yonkers.

Baekeland worked on problems of electrolysis of salt and the production of synthetic resins. He was hired as a consultant to work with Clinton P. Townsend to perfect Townsend's patented electrolytic cell. Baekeland's work there contributed to the success of the Hooke Electrochemical Company which began in operations in Niagara Falls in 1905.

Simultaneously, in 1902 Baekeland began researching reactions of phenol and formaldehyde, and by 1907 was able to control the reactions and produce a moldable plastic (oxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride) which he named Bakelite. Although the process was not perfected for another couple of years, Baekeland applied for a patent for Bakelite right away. He announced his discovery to the scientific community in 1909, and in 1910 formed the General Bakelite Company. Bakelite was a thermosetting resin that, unlike Celluloid became permanently solid when heated. It was virtually impervious to heat, acids, or caustic substances. It could be molded into a wide variety of shapes and was an excellent electric insulator that came to replace hard rubber and amber for electrical and industrial applications. It was also suitable for a wide variety of consumer products such as billiard balls, jewelry, pot handles, telephones, toasters, electric plugs, and airplane instrument knobs. Two companies challenged Bakelite with significant competition, Condensite Corporation of America and Redmanol Chemical Products Company. Bakelite finally merged with these two companies in 1922 to become the Bakelite Corporation. Union Carbide finally bought the corporation in 1939.

Baekeland sustained his interest in photography by taking numerous photographs throughout his lifetime. He also devoted much of his spare time to professional societies and received various honorary degrees and awards such as the Perkin Medal. He had several hobbies such as boating, wine and beer making, and, exotic plants. He also traveled extensively throughout the world, which is documented in his diaries and photographs.

Baekeland spent his final years mostly in his Coconut Grove, Florida home where he became increasingly eccentric until his mind failed him and he was institutionalized. He died in 1943 at the age of eighty.

Scope and Content: Baekeland documented his life prolifically through diaries, laboratory notebooks, photographs, and correspondence. These constitute the bulk of the collection. The Bakelite company history is also incompletely documented in this collection through Baekeland's correspondence, the commercial laboratory notebooks, and some company ledgers.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Albany Billiard Ball Company Records (AC0011)

Celluloid Corporation Records (AC0009)

J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics (AC0008)

Materials at Other Organizations

The Hagley Museum and Library, Manuscripts and Archives Department in Delaware also several related collections including: the Directors of Industrial Research Records, 1929 -982; the Du Pont Viscoloid Company, Survey of the Plastics Field, 1932; The Society of the Plastics Industry, 1937-1987; the Roy J. Plunkett Collection, 1910-1994 (inventor of Teflon); and the Gordon M. Kline Collection, 1903.
Separated Materials:
The National Museum of American History, Division Medicine and Science has several artifacts associated with Baekeland including the original "Bakalizer" the apparatus in which Bakelite was first made. See accession numbers: 1977.0368; 1979.1179; 1981.0976; 1982.0034; 1983.0524; 1984.0138.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated to the National Museum of American History's Division of Physical Sciences in November, 1981, by Celine Karraker, Leo H. Baekeland's granddaughter.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Phenolic resins  Search this
Travel -- Photographs  Search this
Chemists -- 1880-1970  Search this
Inventors -- 1880-1970  Search this
Plastics -- 1880-1970  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Professional papers -- 1880-1970
Clippings -- 1880-1970
Laboratory notes
Personal correspondence -- 1880-1970
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Notebooks -- 1880-1970
Diaries -- 1880-1970
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Nitrate -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0005
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep846e88df6-033d-4805-99e2-b308002a75f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0005
Online Media:

Boots, G-5-C, Borman, Training

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Frank Borman  Search this
Materials:
nylon, steel, brass, leather, Rubber (Silicone), Phenolic Resin, paint
Dimensions:
Clothing: 30.5 x 22.9 x 30.5cm (12 x 9 x 12 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Footwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19710780000
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/nv9e4d7420a-29f6-45ff-b399-bb329501bd54
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710780000
Online Media:

"Flight Duplicator", Curtiss-Wright, Dehmel, P-3A

Manufacturer:
Curtiss-Wright Corp.  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Ferrous Alloy
Synthetic Fiber Fabric and Threads
Phenolic Resin
Paint
Adhesive Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 194.3 × 102.9 × 101.6cm (6 ft. 4 1/2 in. × 3 ft. 4 1/2 in. × 3 ft. 4 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Training Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19860022000
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/nv93faa3060-88e9-4729-8657-2e0f2ff7aa36
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19860022000

Instrument Panel, Trainer, Curtiss-Wright, Dehmel, P-3A

Manufacturer:
Curtiss-Wright Corp.  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium
Radium Paint
Aluminum Alloy
Ferrous Alloy
Glass
Plastics
Rubber
Paint
Electronic Components
Inks
Copper Alloy
Phenolic Resins
Uncharacterized Liquids
Natural Fiber Fabrics
Dimensions:
3-D: 91.4 × 60.3 × 160cm (3 ft. × 1 ft. 11 3/4 in. × 5 ft. 3 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Training Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19860022006
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/nv90a01188d-0217-4927-a6c7-4e6382277723
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19860022006

Pressure Suit, Mark IV, United States Navy

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Materials:
Neck ring - aluminum
Overall - brass, ht-1 nomex, Steel, phenolic resin, aluminum, neoprene-coated nylon, rubber (silicone)
Dimensions:
Overall: 22.86 x 88.9 x 167.64cm (9in. x 2ft 11in. x 5ft 6in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19710782000
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/nv9b97a7bbe-16cf-4112-860d-6d0229034fc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710782000
Online Media:

Receiver, LORAN, R-9B/APN-4

Materials:
aluminum, glass, electrical wires, paint, Phenolic resin, plastic, rubber, steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 51.4 x 22.9 x 20.3cm (20 1/4 x 9 x 8 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Electronic/Satellite Navigation
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Dahl LORAN Service
Inventory Number:
A19940030005
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/nv971f95caf-67f6-4847-a08b-2685dd258fa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19940030005
Online Media:

Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS 2K), Autonomous Guidance Unit (AGU)

Materials:
adhesive labels, aluminum, foam, nylon, Phenolic resin, plastic, rubber, stainless steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 59.1 x 45.1 x 17.8cm (23 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 7 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Parachutes
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Army
Inventory Number:
A20130005000
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/nv95ee7d87b-40b1-4b2b-ae8c-ae5d23a83f34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130005000
Online Media:

Pressure Suit, Mark IV, Model 3, U.S.N.

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: Nylon, anodized aluminum
Zippers: Brass, cotton
Interior: Rubber/neoprene
other: HT-1 Nomex, nylon, Steel, phenolic resin, anodized aluminum, brass, Rubber/Neoprene
Dimensions:
Approximately: 62 inches long x 20 inches wide x 9 inches deep. (157.48 x 50.8 x 22.86cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19710038000
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/nv96598ee7d-44dd-4a96-b85a-40d80461e22f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710038000

Drift Sight, Italian, Crocco

Manufacturer:
Central Aeronautico Instituto  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum alloy, steel, paint, glass, liquid in levels (mineral oil), black plastic (phenolic resin), grease pencil
Dimensions:
Approximate: 35.6 × 81.3cm (14 × 32 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational
Country of Origin:
Italy
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Department of Commerce
Inventory Number:
A19570241000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv957b538a9-9f13-4218-875f-7091e519a100
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19570241000
Online Media:

Hydraulic Pressure Gauge, E-4

Manufacturer:
The Electric Auto-Lite Company, Moto-Meter Gauge and Equipment Division  Search this
Materials:
Phenolic Resin
Copper Alloy
Glass
Non Magnetic White Metal Alloy
Paint
Radium Paint
Dimensions:
3-D (Diameter x Depth): 6 × 4.9cm (2 3/8 × 1 15/16 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600307010
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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/nv950e76887-605f-4c55-8188-08cb410634ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600307010

Indicator, Directional Gyro, Sperry, Gyro-Mag

Manufacturer:
The Sperry Gyroscope Co.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum alloy, copper alloy, magnesium, glass, plastic, phenolic resin, cellulose nitrate, Micarta (fiber-reinforced phenolic resin), rubber, black paint, radium paint, paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 19.1 × 17.8 × 16.5cm (7 1/2 × 7 × 6 1/2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Sperry Gyroscope Company
Inventory Number:
A19650013000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9cf59a221-c3a4-4327-aa09-a7212a853b32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19650013000
Online Media:

Shell, Reentry Capsule, Datasphere

Manufacturer:
General Electric Co.  Search this
Materials:
Phenolic Resin
Non-Magnetic Metals
Ink
Foam
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 6 in. (21.6 × 45.7cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed-Instruments & Payloads
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19590102000
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/nv9f3aa3151-eec3-4c8d-8263-e4cf0ceb5d1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590102000
Online Media:

Satellite Payload, Explorer I Instrument Package Display Mock-Up

Manufacturer:
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Acrylic (Plexiglas), Plastic, Steel, Phenolic Resin, Synthetic Fabric, Epoxy, Nylon, Paper, Adhesive, Cadmium Plating
Dimensions:
Other: 6in. x 2ft 8in. (15.2 x 81.3cm)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19620019000
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/nv953132f44-7951-4ff5-ac18-5988b8a0c6b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19620019000
Online Media:

Capsule, Mercury, MA-6

Astronaut:
John H. Glenn, Jr.  Search this
Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Skin & Structure: Titanium
Heat shield: Phenolic resin, fiberglass
Shingles: Nickel-steel alloy; beryllium shingles removed
Dimensions:
Overall: 190.5 × 226.1cm, 875.4kg (6 ft. 3 in. × 7 ft. 5 in., 1930lb.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19670176000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Human Spaceflight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97a782c5e-5640-4e03-bc50-881fc0b5262a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19670176000

Capsule, Mercury

Manufacturer:
NASA - Langley Research Center  Search this
NASA, Lewis Research Center  Search this
Materials:
Structure: Inconel alloy; Heatshield: Phenolic Fiberglass
Heatshield: phenolic resins, fiberglass
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 ft. 4 in. tall x 6 ft. 1 in. wide, 2555 lb. (284.5 x 185.4cm, 1158.9kg)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Test Vehicles
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19680244000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Human Spaceflight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d64e7729-a8b9-4c9f-951b-2c8f4ac1d056
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680244000
Online Media:

Sample, Heat Shield, Mercury, MA-7

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Phenolic resin-based heatshield material, metal reinforcement
Dimensions:
Approximate: 4.8 x 10.5 x 14cm (1 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Other: 2.5 x 11.7cm (1 in. x 4 5/8 in.)--minimum thickness/ length on short side
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19680263001
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/nv94ab232f9-1a7c-4275-99f7-2280e5d858e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680263001

Sample, Heat Shield, Mercury, MA-7

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Phenolic resin-based heatshield material, metal reinforcement
Dimensions:
Approximate: 8.3 x 11.7 x 1.7cm (3 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 11/16 in.)
Other: 6 x 10.8cm (2 3/8 in. x 4 1/4 in.)--width and length on short sides
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19680263002
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/nv903affe94-047c-485a-807a-f6bb57d0df8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680263002

Sample, Heat Shield, Mercury, MA-7

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Phenolic resin-based heatshield material
Dimensions:
Approximate: 8.4 x 12.2 x 2.5cm (3 5/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 in.)
Other: 11cm (4 5/16 in.)--length, short side
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19680263003
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/nv9577a0596-366e-4206-81bb-569b558ad41f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680263003

Sample, Heat Shield, Mercury, MA-7

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Phenolic resin ablative heatshield material
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3.5 x 9.8 x 1.6cm (1 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 5/8 in.)
Other: 2.5cm (1 in.)--width on short side
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Test Vehicles
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19680263004
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/nv900aebcdb-7b7c-4d03-a99f-8d20970b9138
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680263004

Hardware, Gemini XII

Materials:
Stainless steel, steel, phenolic resin, acrylic
Dimensions:
Other (Screw (Long)): 1in. (2.54cm)
Other (Screw (short)): 9/16in. (1.5cm)
Other (Spacer (Large)): 1in. x 2 3/8in. (2.5 x 6cm)
Other (Spacer (round)): 1/2in. (1.3cm)
Other (Spacer (small)): 13/16in. x 2 3/16in. (2 x 5.5cm)
Other (Washer (flat)): 7/16in. (1.1cm)
Other (Bracket (52-41703-63) SN-94): 2 3/4in. x 3in. x 1 1/2in. (6.99 x 7.62 x 3.81cm)
Other (Screw (ex-Long)): 2 15/16in. (7.5cm)
Other (Screw (Med.)): 1 1/2in. (3.8cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19680265014
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/nv9908bcc37-d19f-4f8f-b819-b95e2eab845a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680265014

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By