Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and related periodicals, brochures, articles, etc.
Divided into eight series.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1956-1971
Series 2: Personal Papers
Series 3: Research Notes On Artificial Gills
Series 4: Documentation of Success of Gill
Series 5: Patents and Patent Litigation
Series 6: Publicity For Gill
Series 7:Ayres's Other Projects
Series 8: Related Journals, Magazines, Articles, Brochures, and Catalogs
Ayres was an inventor who worked independently and for a number of companies. Among his varied research interests were radar, stereo photography, and aircraft navigation systems. In the 1950s-1960s he developed gill-type underwater breathing equipment.
Collection is open for research.
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.