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Henry V. Borst Collection

Creator:
Borst, Henry V.  Search this
Names:
Boeing Company  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Henry Borst and Associates  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Hoerner, Sighard F., 1906-  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 record center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the book Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, Henry V. Borst; 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the following book authored by the donor, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch; two cubic feet of material relating to donor's work with the Ames wind tunnel fan blades; and four films of the Curtiss-Wright X-19.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Borst graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went to work for Curtiss-Wright's propeller division. Borst became the chief aerodynamicist for the Curtiss-Wright propeller division before he left to work for a few years at Boeing. Borst left Boeing in 1970, and from that year until 2002, he was head of Henry Borst and Associates in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Among his many significant propulsion consulting jobs was his engineering design work on the fan blades for the Ames 40 x 80 wind tunnel. Besides his consulting work, Borst wrote two books. Borst's book, Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, is considered a classic in the field. In his book, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch, Borst discusses Lippisch's contributes to basic aerodynamic theory, and to delta and tailless theories.
Provenance:
Henry V. Borst, Gift, 2002
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:
Wind tunnels  Search this
Propellers, Aerial -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Curtiss X-19 VTOL  Search this
Genre/Form:
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Citation:
Henry V. Borst Collection, Accession 2002-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg221219980-f2ef-436d-83dd-fd401a99212b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0038
Online Media:

Studio sull' adattamento dell' elica all' apparecchio / Ing. E. Pistolesi

Author:
Pistolesi, Enrico 1889-  Search this
Former owner:
McCook Field (Dayton, Ohio) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
39, [2] p., III leaves of plates ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1920
Topic:
Propellers, Aerial--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TL705 .P67 1920
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487463

[Technical reports on fog control, pressure interaction in hypersonic flow, VTOL aircraft, design and testing of propellers, turbulence, cold weather flying conditions, structural fatigue, use of helicopters for transporting logs, design and construction of airplanes, refuelling of aircraft, wings, testing of airplanes, airplane skis, snow, bird control, air traffic control, aerofoils, sonic boom,...

Author:
National Research Council of Canada  Search this
Physical description:
<67> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
1946-
Topic:
Fog--Control  Search this
Aerodynamics, Hypersonic  Search this
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
Propellers, Aerial--Design and construction  Search this
Turbulence  Search this
Airplanes--Cold weather operation  Search this
Materials--Fatigue  Search this
Logging, Aerial  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes--Refueling  Search this
Airplanes--Wings  Search this
Airplanes--Testing  Search this
Airplanes--Skis  Search this
Snow  Search this
Airports--Bird control  Search this
Air traffic control  Search this
Aerofoils  Search this
Sonic boom  Search this
Airplanes--Landing  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .N2776
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473311

James L. Simmons Scrapbook

Creator:
Simmons, James L.  Search this
Names:
Simmons Propeller Company  Search this
Washington Aeroplane Company  Search this
Jannus, Antony H. "Tony"  Search this
Extent:
0.35 Cubic feet (One flat box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1897 - 1930s
bulk 1912 - 1917
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook chronicling the Simmons Propeller Company and Washington Aeroplane Company.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook chronicling the Simmons Propeller Company and Washington Aeroplane Company. The following types of material are included: Simmons' patents on a variety of products (1897–1918); photographs and correspondence of early aviators who used his products, such as Rexford Smith, and Antony Jannus; newspaper and magazine articles; sketches; and company ephemera, such as advertisements and business cards.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
James Lee Simmons began designing, experimenting, and making propellers at his Washington Aeroplane Company factory (which was sponsored by Emile Berliner) located on Water Street in the southwestern area of the District during the 1909–1910 period. Like other early aircraft manufacturers, Simmons also fabricated Wright-type propellers, as well as variations of Chauvière and other French designers. By 1913, the company was manufacturing a line of Columbia monoplanes, biplanes, and flying boats based on European and American designs. By 1915 the company switched back to concentrating on the design and construction of propellers. After World War I, Simmons worked for Emile Berliner in the construction of his helicopters.
Provenance:
Henry A. Berliner, Gift, 1953, NASM.XXXX.1203
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
Propellers, Aerial -- Design and construction  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics -- Patents  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
James L. Simmons Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.1203, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1203
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg20fc5ee16-7fe8-4fc5-8404-cbee679aca69
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1203

Wright Field Propeller Test Reports

Creator:
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Names:
McCook Field, Ohio  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
United States. Air Force Material Division  Search this
United States. Air Material Command  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
United States. Army. Air Corps  Search this
Wright Field, Ohio  Search this
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Date:
1921-1946
bulk 1935-1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of reports from propeller tests conducted at Wright Field by the Engineiner Division and Material Division.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1917 the United States Army Air Service established an aviation engineering section at McCook Field in Dayton, OH. In 1927 the Engineering Division, as it was then known, moved to nearby Wilbur Wright Field and there remained as the Air Force Material Division (AFMD) and Air Material Command (AMC) until Wright Field combined with Patterson Field to become Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948. The Engineering Division was in charge of research and development for the Army Air Services and was a clearinghouse for the Army Air Services on aviation development worldwide.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0417, 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:
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Turbine-propeller engines  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Propellers, Aerial  Search this
Propellers, Aerial -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0417
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2461d3de1-485e-448c-81ca-4ff2e3df350e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0417

Airplane propellers / the Air Corps Technical School, Department of Mechanics

Author:
United States Air Corps Technical School Department of Mechanics  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
[1939]
Topic:
Propellers, Aerial  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TL705 .A29 1939
TL705.A29 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_319855

Lightplane propeller design, selection, maintenance & repair / by William A. Welch

Author:
Welch, William Allen 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Propellers, Aerial  Search this
Airplanes--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Private planes--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
TL705.W48X 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_244388

WWI British aeroplane propellers

Title:
World War I British aeroplane propellers
World War One British aeroplane propellers
Author:
Cooksley, Peter G  Search this
Rimell, Ray  Search this
Robertson, Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1999
Topic:
Propellers, Aerial  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction--History  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations  Search this
Call number:
TL705 .W85 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629257

Propeller making for the amateur / Eric Clutton

Author:
Clutton, Eric  Search this
Physical description:
52 pages : plans ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
[1993?]
Topic:
Propellers, Aerial--Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes, Home-built  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063587

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