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Fowler, Robert G.

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref127
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Ruth Law Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Law, Ruth  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1918
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Law Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0387, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ruth Law Collection
Ruth Law Collection / Series 1: Ruth Law Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0387-ref517
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William John Eck: First Pan American Airlines Transatlantic Flight Scrapbook

Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 scrapbook)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Azores
New York, New York
Date:
June 12, 1939, through April 22, 1940
bulk June 28, 1939, through July 4, 1939
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, "To Europe By Air," assembled by railroad executive William J. Eck to document his trip June 28 to July 4, 1939, on Pan American Airways' (PAA) first transatlantic passenger flight on the Boeing Model 314 Clipper "Dixie Clipper" flying boat and containing information on its crew, passengers, and ports of call.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, "To Europe By Air," assembled by William J. Eck to document his trip on Pan American Airways' (PAA) first transatlantic passenger flight, and containing information on the Boeing Model 314 Clipper "Dixie Clipper" (r/n NC-18605) flying boat and its crew, passengers, and ports of call. The scrapbook is particularly rich in ephemera, with many illustrations trimmed from brochures used to embellish the black paper album pages. Contents include ephemera from the Pennsylvania Railroad (on which Eck started and ended his trip from his home in Washington, D. C.), Pan American Airways (PAA), Air France, Hotel Aviz (Lisbon), Splendide Hotel (Marseille), Hotel Plaza-Athenée (Paris), and various tourist sites; photographs; telegrams; greeting cards; maps; menus; post cards; postage stamps; a first day cover; newspaper clippings (predominantly in English, but also in Portuguese and French); PAA receipts and press releases; copy photographs of Eck's PAA tickets, ticket folder, and baggage claim check; photographs of commemorative cigarette cases presented to Eck and PAA pilot R. O. D. Sullivan; and clippings and ephemera relating fellow passengers' stories: Russell Sabor, James McVittie (who continued on to Chicago immediately after landing in New York on the return trip), Gwladys Whitney (Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney), Anne Lyon Haight (Mrs. Sherman Post Haight, who also flew aboard the Clipper that inaugurated the mail route between North and South America in 1931). Also included is a transcript of interviews with the passengers recorded on board the "Dixie Clipper" during the eastbound flight: Russell Sabor, William J. Eck, Mrs. Sherman Haight, Captain Torkild Rieber, Clara Adams, C. V. Whitney, Mrs. Juan Trippe, Mr. and Mrs. Graham B. Grosvenor, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. McDonnell, Roger Lapham, James McVittie, and Louis Gimbel; and on the westbound flight: J. Carroll Cone (Manager of the Atlantic Division of Pan American Airways Company).
Arrangement:
The scrapbook is arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
William John Eck (1876-1957) graduated from Iowa State University in 1895 with a degree in electrical engineering and went to work in the telephone industry. In 1898, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Eck joined the United States Army and was sent to the Philippines; after a year Eck transferred to the U.S. Quartermaster Department and spent his next three years at sea, eventually making a trip around the world. After leaving the Army, Eck switched to the railroad business, joining the Southern Railway in 1905. Over time, travel—particularly air travel—became a serious hobby for Eck, and by the early 1930s, he had become a pioneer passenger on several early airline routes. In 1931, after chatting to Pan American Airways (PAA) pilots on a flight to Santiago, Chile, Eck contacted PAA to apply for a ticket on PAA's first transatlantic passenger flight, whenever that might occur. Eight years later, Eck was delighted to be contacted by PAA with the news that he had been designated Passenger No. 1 on the historic flight, departing Port Washington, New York, on Wednesday, June 28, 1939, aboard the Boeing Model 314 "Dixie Clipper." The flight, carrying 22 passengers, was made via Horta, Azores, with an overnight stay at Lisbon, Portugal, on June 29, finishing at Marseille, France, on June 30. Eck continued on to Paris via a land-based Air France flight. Eck and many of the outbound passengers were also on the return flight of the "Dixie Clipper," departing Marseilles on Sunday, July 2, and following the same route to return to New York on Tuesday, July 4, 1939. At the time of the flight Eck, a resident of Washington, D. C., was Assistant to the Vice President, Southern Railway Company. The newspapers noted that Eck, a widower who had recently married his second wife, Emily Magdalene Kleb, three months earlier on March 20, 1939, was unable to take her along on the flight as he had only the single ticket bought well before their marriage.
Provenance:
Unknown gift, circa 1940-1967.
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
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc. -- Memorabilia  Search this
Boeing Model 314 Clipper Family  Search this
Citation:
William John Eck: First Pan American Airlines Transatlantic Flight Scrapbook, Acc. XXXX.0309, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0309
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0309
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Newspaper articles

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1932 - 1936
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 2: Soaring and Gliding
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref104
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Writings: "Let's Go to the Elmira Soaring Meet", US Air Service

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1931-08
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 3: General materials of Hattie Meyers Junkin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref129
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Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Gorrell, Edgar S. (Edgar Staley), 1891-1945  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1936-1939
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edgar S. Gorrell Collection, Acc. XXXX-0057, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edgar S. Gorrell Collection
Edgar S. Gorrell Collection / Series 1: GENERAL
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0057-ref58
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Scrapbook 2

Collection Creator:
Wise, John, 1808-1879  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection, Acc. 2001.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection
John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection / Series 2: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2001-0002-ref7
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Technology Review

Collection Creator:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
November 1961
1961-05
1930-07
Scope and Contents:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, vol. 32, no. 8, July 1930; vol. 63, no. 7, May 1961; and vol. 64, no. 1, November 1961.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, NASM.1989.0104, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection / Series 1: Professional Materials / 1.8: Magazines
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0104-ref314
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Patent Model for an Adder with Carry by Alonzo Johnson

Patentee:
Johnson, Alonzo  Search this
Maker:
Johnson, Alonzo  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16.5 cm x 18.5 cm x 18.5 cm; 6 1/2 in x 7 9/32 in x 7 9/32 in
Object Name:
adder with carry
Object Type:
Patent Model
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Springfield
Place patented:
United States: Massachusetts, Springfield
Date made:
1868
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
ID Number:
MA.252695
Accession number:
49064
Catalog number:
252695
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Adder
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1a58-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690837
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jaw, brake link, railroad

Object Name:
Jaw, Brake Link, Railroad
ID Number:
AG.MHI-I-8461
Accession number:
253948
Catalog number:
MHI-I-8461
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e05c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_871597

A-B air brake diagram, 1933, model

Object Name:
Diagram, panel
ID Number:
2001.9111.01
Nonaccession number:
2001.9111
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0a6f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_881751

Lever brake @ 1800

Object Name:
Lever brake
ID Number:
2001.9111.02
Nonaccession number:
2001.9111
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0a70-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_881752

Instructions Governing the Operation Inspection & ...Air Brakes

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 4 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; x 10.795 cm x 18.415 cm
Object Name:
Booklet, Operations
Other Terms:
Booklet, Operations; Railroad
ID Number:
1996.3025.32
Catalog number:
1996.3025.32
Nonaccession number:
1996.3025
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3611-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1181405

Instructions Governing the Operation Inspection ...Air Brakes

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 4 in x 7 1/8 in; x 10.16 cm x 18.0975 cm
Object Name:
Booklet, Operations
Other Terms:
Booklet, Operations; Railroad
ID Number:
1996.3025.33
Catalog number:
1996.3025.33
Nonaccession number:
1996.3025
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3612-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1181406

Air Brake and Train Handling Rules and Instructions Ec-99

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
aluminum (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 4 1/2 in x 9 in; x 11.43 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
Booklet
Other Terms:
Booklet; Railroad
Associated place:
United States: Maryland, Hagerstown
ID Number:
1996.3025.61
Catalog number:
1996.3025.61
Nonaccession number:
1996.3025
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3edd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1181615

Railroad Cap Badge, Brakeman, used on Western Maryland Railroad

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 1.905 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
railroad cap badge
Other Terms:
railroad cap badge; Railroad
Associated place:
United States: Maryland, Hagerstown
Subject:
Railroads  Search this
Adornment  Search this
Travel  Search this
ID Number:
1996.0107.33
Catalog number:
1996.0107.33
Accession number:
1996.0107
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-281a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1180742
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Improved Calculator by Conkey And Loomis

Maker:
Conkey & Loomis  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.3 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm; 1 11/16 in x 7 3/32 in x 7 3/32 in
Object Name:
adder with carry
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Springfield
Date made:
1868
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
ID Number:
1990.0318.01
Accession number:
1990.0318
Catalog number:
1990.0318.01
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Adder
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0b40-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690273
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Electric driving brake work

Physical Description:
linen (overall material)
Object Name:
drawing
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. James R. Baker
ID Number:
1989.3124.63
Catalog number:
1989.3124.63
Accession number:
1989.3124
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4b102ebd6-164c-6c0c-e053-15f76fa0002b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1986093

brake lever, hand

Maker:
W. H. Miner Company  Search this
Measurements:
average spatial: 8 in x 29 in; x 20.32 cm x 73.66 cm
Object Name:
Brake Lever, Hand
Other Terms:
Brake Lever, Hand; Railroad; Locomotive Tender; Accessory/Part
Date made:
1942
ID Number:
1989.0365.01
Catalog number:
1989.0365.01
Accession number:
1989.0365
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-b853-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1135750

Conductor in a Box

Maker:
Pulse Electronics Inc.  Search this
Object Name:
End-of-Train Telemetry Package
Other Terms:
End-of-Train Telemetry Package; Rail
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Rockville
Date made:
1985
ID Number:
1985.0876.01
Accession number:
1985.0876
1985.0876
Catalog number:
1985.0876.01
85.0876.01
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-988f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844568

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