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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Models 1918-1982, n.d.;

Series II: Printed Materials 1784-1988

Series III: Scrapbooks 1910-1949, n.d.;

Series IV: Film 1935, n.d.;

Series V: Photographs and Images, 1909-1974

Addendum 1911-2003

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection, 1784-1988 MS 069



creator Anderson, Benjamin M.
Title: Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection
Dates: 1784-1988
Abstract: The Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection consists of a wide assortment of materials related to the history of aeronautics, including photos, artistic renderings, postcards, schematics and diagrams, publications and papers from aircraft manufacturers, clippings, calendars, scrapbooks, and 8mm movies and audio recordings.
Identification: MS 069
Quantity: 23.5 cubic ft.23.5 cubic feet (68 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Benjamin Monroe Anderson is a native of Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1939 with a B.A. degree in geology. His father is Frank E. Anderson who founded Anderson, Clayton and Company, along with his brother and brother-in-law in 1904 in Oklahoma City.

After graduating from college, Benjamin Monroe Anderson joined Marvin Greenwood and Lomis Slaughter, Jr., in founding Anderson, Greenwood and Company in 1940 to build light airplanes. However, World War II put and end to their plans. The three men moved to Seattle to work for Boeing Company. After the war, the men revived their company building light airplanes, doing aeronautical engineering and eventually building one of the 100 largest public companies in Houston.

Anderson became an avid collector of books, paintings, watercolors and memorabilia related to aviation. F. E. F. Prince, a Royal Air Force Pilot during World War II, helped Anderson to build the collection, much of which is British in origin.

The biographical note is based on the following article. Houghton, Dorothy Knox Howe. 1994. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson to be honored at "flying for fondren" gala. The Flyleaf (Winter): 2-3.

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Scope and Contents

The Anderson Aeronautical Historical collection consists of materials related to aeronautics acquired by Anderson in the course of his life. The collection contains printed materials, such as pilot manuals, mechanic notes, research reports, commercial brochures and other matter. In addition, the collection contains photos, postcards, scrapbooks, unassembled models, and two films.

The main focus of the collection is on European areonautics with British flight the main focus within that, although aeronautics within the United States is also well represented. Materials related to the two World Wars and passenger flight are also represented. The dates for the collection range from 1784 to 1988 with the bulk of the material covering the years 1900 to 1960. The collection consists of 67 boxes and one map drawer of oversize.

Significant or unusual items include a 1784 pronouncement by the Parisian police ballooning over Paris and the photographs and printed materials related to the early days of heavier-than-air flight prior to 1918.

The strengths of the collection include a focus on the early days of flight including lighter-than-aircraft and the advent of airplanes. There are numerous photos and printed materials prior to 1918. The focus of the collection is primarily on aeronautical developments in Great Britain, the United States, and to a lesser extent Europe in general. Developments in Africa, Asia, Australia and South America are not well documented.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:
Series I: Models, Boxes 1 - 24
Series II: Printed Materials, 1784-1988, Boxes 25 - 44 (43 and 44 are oversize)
Series III: Scrapbooks, 1910-1949, Boxes 45 - 51 (50 and 51 are oversize)
Series IV: Film, 1935, Box 52; .25 cu. ft.
Series V: Photographs and Images, 1909-1974, Boxes 53 - 67 (66 and 67 are oversize)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. However, most of the collection is stored off-site. Glass plate negatives are stored on site at the Woodson. To the view the material, please call ahead. Materials require about 24 hours to retrieve.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection, MS 69, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Anderson, Benjamin M.
Subjects (Organizations)
A.V. Roe and Co..
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, inc..
De Havilland Aircraft Company, ltd..
Graf Zeppelin (Airship).
Great Britain. Royal Air Force.
Hindenburg (Airship).
Subjects
Aeronautics, Commercial--United States
Aeronautics, Military--Great Britain--History
Aeronautics--History
Aeronautics.
Airplanes
Airplanes--Design and construction
Airplanes--History
Airplanes--Pictorial works
Airships
Airships--Design and construction
Amphibian planes--History
Armstrong Whitworth aircraft
Autogiros--History
Avro airplanes
Ballooning
Biplanes
Biplanes--History
Bombers--Great Britain
Curtiss aircraft--History
Curtiss-Wright aircraft--History
De Havilland aircraft
Dornier aircraft
Flight--History
Gliders (Aeronautics)
Gloster aircraft
Helicopters
Hurricane (Fighter plane)
Private planes
Seaplanes
Sopwith airplanes
World War (1939-1945)
Wright Flyer (Airplane)

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Related Materials

The Benjamin Monroe Anderson Book collection on the History of Aeronautics, located in the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library at Rice University, was donated by Benjamin Anderson and his wife Mary Anderson in 1986. It is the sister collection to MS 69. The collection contains books, periodicals and other printed matter documenting the history of aeronautics. The major emphasis of the collection is on aeronautics. The book collection includes pilot manuals, novels related to flight, aeronautical guides, and other types of reference materials. The early history of flight is well covered. Materials are in English, French, German, and other languages.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection, MS 69, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Benjamin M. Anderson donated this collection to Rice University.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Models 1918-1982, n.d.;
24 boxes, 24 cubic feet.

Scope and Contents note
The models are primarily plastic commercial models most of which are still in their boxes with the original cellophane wrapping intact. However, there are a few hand-made models, including a metal World War I-era Spad. The types of aircraft represented range from models of single-engine monoplanes prior to 1914 to jets of the 1970s. The models are listed by box and are not organized in any particular order. Each model is described by the name of the plane on the box followed by the scale of the model and special series if available, which is followed by the manufacturer.
Box Folder
1 - Boeing F4B-4, 1/72 scale model by Monogram; 1968
- Bleriot Monoplane 1910, 1/48 scale model by Pyro; n.d.
- Curtiss P-36A, 1/72 scale model by Monogram/Mattel; 1967
- Bristol 138/A, 1/72 scale model by Frog; n.d.
- Mini-Planes by Bachman, Jet Fighters Gift Set; n.d.
- Ocean Pioneer Set, Bleriot XI, Spirit of St. Louis, Southern Cross, 1/72 scale models by Frog, AMT Corporation; n.d.
- Thunderbolt Republic P-47D, 1/32 scale by Revell; 1969
Box Folder
2 - Boeing P-26A "Peashooter," 1/72 scale by Revell; 1971
- Heinkel He51B-2 or A-1, 1/72 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Junkers Ju 88 A-4, 1/72 scale by Airfix-72; n.d.
- Heinkel He51A-1, 1/72 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Savoia-Marchetti S.M. 79 MKII, 1/72 scale by Airfix-72; n.d.
- Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, 1/72 scale by Fujimi Mokei; n.d.
- Kawanishi (ALF) Type-94-1 E7K1 Reconnaissance Seaplane, 1/72 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Westland Mk. II Lysander by Hawk Model Company; 1967
- Martin-Handasyde, scale ¼ inch to 1 foot by Inpact Kits; n.d.
- Deperdussin, scale ¼ inch to 1 foot by Inpact Kits; n.d.
- Mitsubishi Gekko, 1/55 scale by Entex Industries; n.d.
- Fairey Barracuda Mk.II, 1/72 scale red series by Frog and Rovex Tri-ang; n.d.
- Army Kawaski KI-100, 1/72 scale by Fujimi Mokei Co.; n.d.
- Westland Wallace, 1/72 scale red series by Frog; n.d.
- Avia B.534, 1/72 scale by Kovozavody Prostejov (Czechoslovakia); n.d.
- Nakajima KI-84 Hayate, 1/72 scale by Fujimi Mokei Co.; n.d.
- Tigercat, U.S. Navy F7F, 1/72 scale by Monogram; n.d.
Box Folder
3 - Macchi Nieuport 11 "Bébé" 1916, 1/72 scale Heroes' Wings series by Edison Air Line H.F.; n.d.
- R.A.F. S.E. 5a 1917, 1/72 scale Heroes' Wings series by Edison Air Line H.F.; n.d.
- Mureaux 117, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Martin-Handasyde 1911, 1/48 scale by Pyro; n.d.
- Bristol Bulldog, R.A.F. Fighter, 1/48 scale by Pyro; n.d.
- Gloster Gladiator, R.A.F. Fighter, 1/48 scale by Pyro; n.d.
- Fairey Flycatcher, British Navy Fighter, 1/48 scale by Pyro; 2 copies; n.d.
- Deperdussin 1911, 1/48 scale by Pyro; n.d.
- Sopwith Camel, World War I - British, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1956
- Fokker D7, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1958
- Kawanishi "Emily" Type 2 Mk. 12. Japanese Navy Flying Boat, 1/144 scale by LS (L & S Co. Ltd.); n.d.
- Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Morane Saulnier MS406, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Dewoitine D500/501, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Morane Saulnier MS 230, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Nieuport Delage NiD 622, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- P.Z.L P11c, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Polikarpov I.153 Chaïka, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
Box Folder
4 - S.E. 5a, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1964
- Gloster Gladiator, 1/48 scale by Inpact; n.d.
- De Havilland D.H.4, 1/48 scale by AMT; n.d.
- Gee Bee R-1 Racer, 1/32 scale by Williams Bros.; n.d.
- Wedell-Williams Racer, 1/32 scale by Williams Bros.; n.d.
- Fokker DR.1, 1/28 scale by Revell; 1981
- Constellation Locheed 1049 Super G by Revell; 1974
- Mini-Planes by Bachman, World War II Gift Set; n.d.
- Fokker D-VII, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1964
- Laird-Turner Pesco Special, Thompson Trophy Racers series by Life-Like Hobby Kits; n.d.
Box Folder
5 - 1st Lt. Dave E. Putnam's Spad XIII, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 1966
- Capt. Elliot W. Springs' S.E. 5a, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 1966
- Hawker Fury by Pyro; n.d.
- Hawk P-6E, 1/72 scale by Monogram; 1968
- Sopwith Camel [William Barker's Sopwith Camel], three copies, by Revell; 1965
- Spad XIII [Frank Luke's Spad], two copies, by Revell; 1965
- Fokker Triplane [Werner Voss' Fokker] by Revell; 1965
- F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter by Monogram; n.d.
- Bristol Bulldog, 1/48 scale, classic fighter series, by Inpact; n.d.
- Fairey Flycatcher, 1/48 scale, classic fighter series, by Inpact; n.d.
Box Folder
6 - Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Caudron C.635 Simoun, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Ryan PT-20 Trainer, 1/48 scale by Testors; n.d.
- Messerschmitt Bf 108B Taifun, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Bloch MB 152, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- B6N1 "Jill" Nakajima Carrier Attack Bomber "Tenzan", 1/72 scale fighter series by Fujimi Mokei Co.; n.d.
- Dewoitine D520, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Gloster Gladiator MkI/MkII, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Yakovlev Yak 3, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Focke Wulf Fw 56 Stösser, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Kawanishi N1K2-J George, Japanese Navy Interceptor, 1/48 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Curtiss SBC.4 Helldiver/Cleveland I, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
Box Folder
7 - Mini-Planes by Bachman, World War I Gift Set; n.d.
- Focke-Wulf 190, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1960
- Goshawk F11C-2, 1/72 scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1968
- Major Andrew McKeever's Bristol F.2b, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 1966
- Curtiss Hawk P-6E, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1956
- Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1961
- Junkers Ju-52, 1/72 scale by MPC (Model Products by Craftmaster) ; n.d.
- Spitfire MKII/ME 262, 1/72 scale, 2 complete kits, Fighting Deuces Series by Revell; 1969
- P-47 Thunderbolt/Kawasaki Hien, 1/72 scale, 2 complete kits, Fighting Deuces Series by Revell; 1970
- 100 [Mitsubishi] KI-46-III, 1/50 scale by Fuji; n.d.
Box Folder
8 - Douglas World Cruiser, 1/72 scale by Williams Bros.; n.d.
- Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1971
- Boeing P-26A, 1/100 scale, Showcase Minatures by Cox; n.d.
- The Spirit of St. Louis, 1/100 scale, Showcase Minatures by Cox; n.d.
- Curtiss P-6E Hawk, 1/100 scale, Showcase Minatures by Cox; n.d.
- Winnie Mae [Converted Lockheed "Vega"], 1/100 scale, Showcase Minatures by Cox; n.d.
- Gruman F3F-3, 1/100 scale, Showcase Minatures by Cox; n.d.
- Fokker Dr. 1 1917, 1/72 scale, series: Heros' Wings by Edison Air Line H.F. [Edison Giocattoli SpA]; n.d.
Box Folder
9 - Lockheed Constellation by Hawk; n.d.
- Caudron C.714, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- DeWoitine D510, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Morane Saulnier MS 225, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Caudron C.635 Simoun, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Howard "Ike" Air Racer by Hawk; n.d.
- Travelaire Mystery Ship, ¼ scale by Hawk; n.d.
- Laird Solution Racer by Hawk; n.d.
- Curtiss R3C-2 Racer, ¼ scale by Hawk; 1961
- Junkers Ju 52/3m, 1/72 scale by Airfix; n.d.
- A6M2 Zero, 1/48 scale by Fujimi and Testors; n.d.
- Boeing p-26 Peashooter, 1/32 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
Box Folder
10 - British S.E. 5A., ¼ scale by The Lindberg Line; 1965
- Bristol Boxkite 1911 by Pyro; n.d.
- Hawker Fury, 1/48 scale by Inpact; n.d.
- Abro Biplane 1911, 1/48 scale by Pyro; n.d.
- TWA/Ford Tri-Motor by Monogram; 1965
- JN-4D Curtiss Jenny, ¼ scale by The Lindberg Line; n.d.
- 2 Great Crates of World War I: Spad XIII and Nieuport 17 C-1, ¼ scale by Hawk; 1960
- Winnie Mae, ¼ scale by The Lindberg Line; n.d.
- Gapt. G. M. Guynemer's Nieuport 17, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 1966
- Vzfw Willy Gabriel's Fokker D.VII, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 1966
- Lt. Alfred Lenz's Pfalz D. III, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 1966
Box Folder
11 - Boeing P-26A, 1/48 scale Collector's Series by K&B; 1972
- Bristol-Boxkite, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Martin-Handasyde, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Avro Biplane, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Bleriot, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Avro Triplane, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Deperdussin, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
Box Folder
12 - 2 Pylon Racers: Mustang and Bearcat Racing Planes with Pylon, 1/72 scale by Monogram; 1968
- Sopwith Camel, World War I British, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1956
- Supermarine Seafire, 1/32 scale by Revell; 1969
- P-39 Airacobra, 1/48 scale by Monogram; 1969
- Wright brothers Kitty Hawk by Monogram/Matttel; ca. 1967
- Hawker MK 1B Typhoon, ¼ scale by Monogram; 1968
- p-47 Thunderbolt, ¼ scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1967
- Dornier Do 172 "Flying Pencil," 1/72 scale; 1968
Box Folder
13 - Air Aces of World War I, 1/72 scale, 3 planes by Revell; 1966
- Capt. A. Roy Brown's Sopwith Camel, 1/72 scale by Renwall; 1966
- Supermarine S6B, by Hawk; n.d.
- 3 Fighter Aeroplanes of World War I, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1966
- Me 109E Messerschmitt, ¼ scale by Monogram; n.d.
- Oblt. Max Immelmann's Fokker E III, 1/48 scale by Renwall; n.d.
- Major Lanoe Hawker's De Havilland D.H. 2, 1/48 size by Renwall; n.d.
- Spad XIII, ¼ scale by Aurora; n.d.
- FW190 Focke-Wulf, ¼ scale by Monogram; 1965
- 3 Famous Fighters of World War I, 1/72 by Revell; 1967
- Supermarine Mark IX Spitfire, ¼ scale by Monogram; 1962
- Curtiss Hawk P-6E, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1956
- Ryan ST/PT-20, ¼ scale by Hawk; n.d.
Box Folder
14 - Curtiss Hawk, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1971
- Boston, 1/72 scale by Airfix-72; n.d.
- Mister Mulligan, Benny Howard's Famous Racing Plane, by Hawk; 1958
- Iljusin IL-10 Avia B 33, 1/72 scale, Czechoslovakia, by Kovozavody Prostejov; n.d.
- Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21, 1/72 scale, Green Series, by Frog; n.d.
- Avro Triplane 1911, 1/48 scale by Pyro; n.d.
- Curtiss SOC-3 Seagull, 1/72 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Caudron 714, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- PBY-5 Catalina Flying Boat, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1971
Box Folder
15 - Bearcat F8F, 1/72 scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1967
- Nieuport II, World War I French, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1956
- Mitsubishi Zero / Grumman Wildcat, Fighting Deuces Series, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1969
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 / Hawker Tempest V, Fighting Deuces Series, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1969
- 1910 DeHavilland, 1/72 scale by Entex; n.d.
- Dauntless SBD, 1/72 scale, Profile Series by Model Products, a division of General Mills Fun Group Inc.; n.d.
- Potez 631, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero, 1/48 scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1968
- U.S. Navy F4F Wildcat, 1/48 scale by Monogram; 1968
- P-40B Tiger Shark, 1/48 scale by Monogram/Mattell; 1968
- Nakajima ki27 Nate, Japanese Army Fighter, 1/48 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- DeHavilland DH4, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1957
Box Folder
16 - Curtiss R3C-2 Racer, 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner, scale ¼ scale by Hawk; 1961
- Spirit of St. Louis, 1/72 scale by Air Lines-Frog; 1964
- Avro Biplane, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Bristol Boxkite, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Deperdussin, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Bleriot 1909 and Kitty Hawk 1903, Fabulous Flying Machine Assembly Kits, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 2 copies; n.d.
- Avro Triplane 1909 and Curtiss Golden Flyer 1909, Fabulous Flying Machine Assembly Kits, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 2 copies; n.d.
- Antoinette 1908 and Voisin Farman 1908, Fabulous Flying Machine Assembly Kits, 1/72 scale by Renwal; 2 copies; n.d.
- F2B Brisfit, ¼ scale Aurora; 1963
- Supermarine S6B and Mister Mulligan, 2 Speed Specials of the 1930s, ¼ scale by Hawk; n.d.
- Boeing 707 Stratotanker; n.d.
- Albatross, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1963
Box Folder
17 - Martin B-10B, 1/72 scale by Williams Bros.; n.d.
- Ju 87G-1 Stuka, ¼ scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1968
- Potez 540, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Heinkel He 219 OWL, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1966
- Ansaldo SVA-5, 1/50 scale by Artiplast; n.d.
- R.A.F. Hawker Hurricane, ¼ scale by Monogram; 1967
- Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Float Plane Fighter (Rufe), 1/48 scale by Tamiya; n.d.
Box Folder
18 - Boeing F4B-4, ¼ scale model by Aurora; n.d.
- Republic P47N Thunderbold, ¼ scale by Lindberg; 1952
- Avro Triplane, Those Magnificent Flying Machines, ¼ scale, Veteran Aircraft Series by Inpact; n.d.
- Howard "Ike" Air Racer, by Hawk; n.d.
- Spirit of St. Louis, 1/72 scale by Hawk; 1965
- Mister Mulligan, Benny Howard's Famous Racing Plane, by Hawk; n.d.
- Ocean Pioneer Set: Bleriot XI, Spirit of St. Louis, and Southern Cross, 1/72 scale by AMT Frog; n.d.
- Pax by De Ruymkeke; 1977
General note
Vole tout seul! Made in France. [A mechanical bird.]
Box Folder
19 - Albatros D-III, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1963
- Major Lanoe Hawker's De Havilland D.H. 2, 1/48 scale, British Fighter Ace series by Renwall Products Inc.; n.d.
- Ocean Pioneer Set: Bleriot XI, Spirit of St. Louis, and Southern Cross, 1/72 scale by AMT Frog; n.d.
- F.2.B. Bristol Fighter, 1/72 scale by Airfix; n.d.
- Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk, 2 copies, by Monogram; n.d.
- Fokker Eindecker E-III, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1965
- Sopwith Triplane, Black Maria, ¼ scale by Aurora; 1963
Box Folder
20 - Early Birds, 3 model kits of Pioneers of the Air: Voison, Antoineete, DeHavilland, 1/72 scale by Entex; n.d.
- Lt. Col. R. Collishaw's Sopwith Triplane, 1/72 scale, British Fighter Ace series by Renwall Products Inc.; 1966
- DeHavilland Mosquito, ¼ scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1966
- Mooney Mark 20/21E, 1/48 scale, Weekend Wings series by Bandai; n.d.
- Piper Super Cub PA18, 1/48 scale, Weekend Wings series by Bandai; n.d.
- Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber, ¼ scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1967
- Bf 110E-1 Messerschmitt, 1/72 scale by Monogram/Mattel; 1968
- Hawker Hurricane / Focke-Wulf Fw-190, 1/72 scale, Fighting Deuces series by Revell; 1970
- Catalina PBY-5A Black Cat, 1/72 scale by Revell; 1969
- Lt. Ludwig Hanstein's Albatros D.V., 1/72 scale, German Fighter Ace series by Renwal; 1966
- Messerschmitt Bf 109G "Gustav", 1/32 scale by Revell; n.d.
Box Folder
21 - U.S. Army Pursuit Plane Boeing P-12E, 1/32 scale by Hasegawa Seisakusho Co., Ltd.; n.d.
- Bi-Plane Mobile by Otagiri; n.d.
- Concorde, 1/25 scale by Heller; n.d.
- World War Two Japanese Bomber "Betty" Mitsubishi G4M2, 1/72 scale by Lindberg Line; 1967
- World War II Heinkel He-111 German Bomber, 3/16 inch = 1 foot scale by Lindberg Line; 1967
- SE-5 British Scout, 2 copies, (screw driver assembly) by Aurora; 1967
- Fokker D-7, (screw driver assembly) by Aurora; 1967
- Aero Mini Display Stand for DC-9 and B-737 by Aero Mini Inc; n.d.
- Aero Mini BOAC passenger jet with Aero Mini stand; n.d.
Box Folder
22 - Traditional Flying Carp Wind Sock (made in Japan) by DIC; n.d.
- Boeing 707-230B, 1/239 scale passenger jet by Aero Mini; n.d.
- Boeing F4B-4 U.S. Navy Fighter Bomber, 1/32 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Messerschmitt Me 163B, 1/32 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Messerschmitt Me109E, 1/32 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- SR-71A Blackbird, 1/72 scale by Hasegawa/Minicraft; n.d.
- Japanese Navy Carrier Fighter Mitsubishi Type-Zero (A6M5) "Zeke", 1/32 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- 1929 12 Engine Flying Boat Dornier DO-X, 1/144 scale by Entex; n.d.
- Boeing P-12E, 1/32 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
- Curtiss BF 2C-1 U.S. Navy Fighter Bomber, 1/32 scale by Hasegawa; n.d.
Box Folder
23 - Aero Mini Display Stand for 727 and 707, 2 copies by Aero Mini Inc; n.d.
- Aero Mini Display Stand for DC-9 and B-737 by Aero Mini Inc; n.d.
- Beaufighter T.F.X., 1/72 scale by Airfix; n.d.
- Mureaux 117, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Spad VII, 1/72 scale by MPC Model Products by Craft Master; n.d.
- Gloster Gladiator, 1/72 scale by Matchbox; n.d.
- Avro 504K, 1/72 scale by MPC Model Products by Craft Master; n.d.
- Supermarine S.6B Racing Seaplane, 1/72 scale by Frog; n.d.
- 30's Air Racers Gee Bee Sportster, 1/48 scale by Entex; n.d.
- Grumman Duck, 1/72 scale by Airfix; n.d.
- Morane 230, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Morane Saulnier MS 225, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Nieuport Delage NiD 622, 1/72 scale by Heller; n.d.
- "Winnie Mae" Lockheed Vega, 1/48 scale by AMT; n.d.
- Bell X-5, [1/40] scale, The History Makers limited production series by Revell; 1982
- Stampe SV4-C, 1/50 scale by Heller; n.d.
- Ansaldo Spowith "Baby" 1916, 1/72 scale, Italian Sky series by Edison Air Line H.F., Edison GioGattoli S.p.A.; n.d.
- Ansaldo A. 1 "Balilla" 1917, 1/72 scale, Italian Sky series by Edison Air Line H.F., Edison GioGattoli S.p.A.; n.d.
Box Folder
24 vault Model of early biplane, made in Spain, 500/11; n.d.
General note
Located in vault. Model has loose wooden stand.
vault Model of early biplane, made in Spain, 500/[16]; n.d.
General note
Located in vault. Model has loose wooden stand.
vault Spad in brass; ca. 1918
General note
Located in vault. Note with this model stated: "Spad in brass made WWI by a French soldier in hospital. Given to BMA [Benjamin M. Anderson] by Ernest Muller in Le Havre, France in 1925.

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Series II: Printed Materials 1784-1988
20 boxes, 10 cubic feet.

Scope and Contents note
The printed materials include manuals, brochures, diaries, schematics, and related documents ranging from a Parisian ballooning permit from 1784 to material related to man in space in the 1980s.
Box Folder
25 1 The Aero Club of the United Kingdom; correspondence, membership forms, Santos Dumont banquet; 1901-1902
2 "Aeronautical Laboratories in Europe" by A.F. Zahm; July 27, 1914
3 Aeronautical Society of Great Britain;" a brief account of the Aeronautical Society and history of flight; 1912
4 Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, Centenary Conversazione and Garden Party; 1966
5 Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, lectures; 1956-1967
5 Aeroplane Supply Company, "The First Aviation Catalogue; 1909
6 Aeroshell: "The Modern Light Aeroplane"; pop-up brochure; ca. 1914
7 Agenda-Buvard du Bon Marché--1909 [Special section] La Navigation Aérienne par L'Image; 1909
8 Air Associates Inc., "Aeronautical Equipment" catalog; 1929
9 Airbus International; A300B; performance and economic summary; 1970
10 Airspeed Ltd. Courier; brochure; ca. 1933
11 Air Union: WInter Services 1927-1928; 1927
12 Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft brochures on twin-jet, tailless aircraft; 1946
13 Aug. C. Gomes & Co., Cerfs-Volants [Kites]; la photographie aérienne parcerfs-volants; ca. 1911
14 Assorted airplane company brochures; ca. 1910-1914
General note
Companies represented include Blériot Aeronautique, Gloster, Handley Page Ltd., Hanriot, Hydravions "Savoia," Nieuport, Rumpler, and Thompson Bros. (Bilston Ltd).
15 [Cierva] Autogiro C.19 brochure; ca. 1932
16 ti"Aviation 1907;" Exposition organizée par Le Musée de L'Air; ca. 1958
17 Avon Leger L.D. 45/46; schematics; French and English; photos; ca. 1947
General note
Includes one letter in French.
18 Avro brochures, joyride ticket; 1919-1920
19 Avro: "How to Fly an Avro," transcription by F. Dudley Hobbs with correspondence of a ca. 1914-1918 instruction manual; 1969
20 Beagle Pup-100 and 150; French-language brochure and "Flight" magazine reprint ; ca. 1968
21 Beardmore Commercial Aircraft; brochure; ca. 1920s
22 Beechcraft B17 brochure for models L, E and R; ca. 1933
23 Blackburn Aircraft brochures; ca. 1929 and n.d.
24 Blackpool Aviation Week, official program; 1909
25 Boeing pursuit planes: model 281 (P26), 303 and Stearman model 73 and 76; product description sheets; 1933-1934
26 Boeing magazine; 1968-1970
27 Bragg, Lt. Eric Lowe, R.A.F.; medals, pilot log books, portrait 1914-1918
28 Breda 15 Light Plane brochure; ca. 1920s
Box Folder
26 1 Breda: Società Italianna Enersto Breda Moilano; brochure; ca. 1930
2 Breguet aircraft, French; 1912-1938
3 Bristol Aeroplanes brochures; ca. 1919-1945
4 Bristol Aeroplane Company: Publicity for material--Brabazon First Flight; 1949
5 British Aircraft Constructors, Society of; S.B.A.C. 1954 Flying Display and Exhibition; brochure; 1954
6 British Aircraft Corporation: BAC Three-Eleven passenger plane; ca. 1974
7 British Anzani Engine Co. Limited; brochure; 1914
8 British Paints Limited: P.R. 1500 Series Polyurethane Elastomers; 1970
9 Burgess Aeroplanes (based on Dunne machine) brochure; ca. 1914
10 Bushmaster Aircraft Corporation, Bushmaster 2000 brochure; ca. 1985
11 :Circuit of Britain air race, official programme with photos of competitors and aeroplanes; 1911
12 Cirrus Aero-Engine; 1929-1930
13 Clerget engines with correspondence by Nevil Shute Norway; 1916, 1957
14 Cockings fatal descent by parachute; The Mirror news clip; 1837
15 Correspondence from L.E. [illegible] to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson with 50th anniversary transalantic solo-flight stamps; 1977
16 Curtiss and Curtiss-Wright brochures; ca. 1930s, 1964
General note
Three brochures for the Curtiss-Wright Coupe, the Condor bomber, and a period reprint of a 1934 Aero Digest article on the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Also, a 1964 reprint of a 1920 Curtiss catalog.
17 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service: Aeronautical Parts, Equipment; catalog; 1930
18 Comet Accident Investigation; Royal Aircraft Establishment; Outline of Investigation and Wreckage Investigation; 1954
19 Decca Navigation Company, Doppler brochures; ca. 1960s
General note
The folder contains two brochures for Doppler type 71 V/STOL aircraft and type 72 for fixed-wing aircraft.
Box Folder
27 1 De Havilland Aircraft; brochures; ca. 1925-1974
2 Doncaster Aviation Contest; official program; 1909
3 Dornier brochure; ca. 1930s
General note
This brochure in German and English provides photos and information about the Do17, Do 22 and Do 26.
4 Douglas DC3 brochure; ca. 1936
5 England to Australia, the first flight; 1919-1920
6 Fairchild Aircraft Corporation; brochures; ca. 1930s
7 Fairchild Aviation News; 1936, 1937
8 Fairey Aircraft brocure; ca. 1920-1930
9 Farman brochures; 1910-1935
10 Fete Aerienne; aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget 29e salon International aéronautique espace; programme oficiel 3f; 1971
11 "The First Powered Aeroplane Flight in Great Britain, 1908" by Charles H. Gibbs-Smith; April 1958
12 Fokker brochure; 1936
13 Ford Motor Company Ltd. Aircraft Department; brochure; ca. 1926-1933
14 Gordon--"Extracts from Gordons Flapping Wing Machine Article"; n.d.
15 Grahame-White Company Souvenir regarding visit by King and Queen to factory; 1918
16 "Royal Aeronautical Society: Lecture by Grahame-White on Commercial & Pleasure Flying"; February 19, 1919
17 Hawker Siddeley; brochure; ca. 1960-1970
18 Hawker Siddeley; brochures; ca. 1970s
19 Hispano-Suiza, Catalogue Des Pièces Détachées; "Moteur D'Aviation;" moteur 34 at 150 hp, moteur 35 at 200 hp; ca. 1914-1919
20 "Doctor [Samuel] Johnson on Ballooning and Flight" by J. E. Hodgson; 1925
21 "How Aircraft Are Controlled" by Edward I. Pratt; article from Technical World Magazine; December 1911
22 Hucks, B.C., flying Looping-the-Loop and upside down and related flying demonstration brochures; 1913, 1914
Box Folder
28 1 Italian scientific publication regarding aviation; 1921-1931
General note
The folder includes several issues of Pubblicazioni dell' Osservatorio del Collegio alla Querce (Firenze), the Reale Accademia Delle Sciencze Di Torino and others. Topic are varied and include articles about Leonardo Da Vinci's flying machines.
2 Junkers brochures; ca. 1920-1939
3 Lamplough Compound Aeroplane [designed to hover]; elevations, brochure; 1909
4 Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air [text for lantern slide show]; date
General note
This folder contains the text a lantern slide show. The actual slides are located in Series V Photographs and Images, Box 67, Items 1 through 19.
5 Liquid Air, Power & Automobile Company, LTD.; brochure; ca. 1900
6 Land Development Aircraft, LDA; Lockspeiser Aircraft Limited; n.d.
7 "Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight"; Canadian Railway News Service; 1927
8 MacRobertson International Air Races; rules and regulations; 1934
9 Magneto Bréquet brochure; n.d.
10 Microwave Associates Ltd.; brochure; 1969-1970
11 Motor Manufacturing Company Ltd. product brochure; ca. 1900
12 National Air Pilots Association information and membership list; 1928
13 North Bridge Engineering; brochure; ca. 1950-1979
14 Ornithopter; E.P. Frost; correspondence; 1904, 1971
15 Pemberton Billings promotional booklet of Aeronautics featuring Supermarine PR2; cloth and paper; ca. 1920s
General note
The cloth backing for this item is very fragile.
16 Percival Aircraft Company; ca. 1936
General note
Contains three promotional brochures for three aircraft: the Gull, the Mew Gull, and the Vega Gull.
17 Photographic and mathematical equipment, and lantern slide catalogs; ca. 1873-1900
18 Potez, Henri, "Aeroplanes," and Avions Potez brochures; 1920-1936
19 Reading Steam Carriage brochure; ca. early 1900s
20 Renault Engine; War Office [Great Britain]; manual; 1913
21 Rohrbach Metal Aeroplan Co. [Rohrbach Metall-Flugzeugbau G.M.B.H.] brochure ; ca. 1928
22 Rolls-Royce engines; brochure; 1951-1959
23 The Rover A1 Picture Book War in the Air; ca. 1939-1945
24 Royal Aeronautical Society and Royal Aero Club; 1927-1934
25 R.N.A.S. airship instructions; 1917
Box Folder
29 1 Schneider Trophy Contest; programs and pamphlets on machine design and racing seaplanes; 1927-1931
2 Service Motor Company; motors, motorcycles, motor cars; brochures; 1900
3 Shuttleworth Collection brochures and materials; 1964-1988, n.d.
4 Skybird; drawings [schematics] by J.H. Stevens; assorted planes; 1933-1938
5 Sperry Gyroscope Company: British patent for Automatic Means for Stabilising Aircraft; 1915-1916
6 Salmson Aero-Engines; Canton-Unné System; Dudbridge Iron Works, Ltd.; ca. 1912
7 Short Aircraft; brochure; 1946-1950
8 Simmons Aircraft Ltd.; Spartan brochures; 1929-1932
9 Supermarine Spitfire and Seafire; 1946-1976
General note
This folder contains a brochure commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire on March 5, 1936, a 10-page Vickers-Armstrong specification paper for the Spitfire P.R. Mark XIX, and a Royal Aeronautical Society advance proof titled The Development of the Spitfire and Seafire.
10 T.W. Clarke & Co., Kingston on Thames; Flight Fittings; catalog; 1911
11 Theory of a Stream Line Past a Curved Wing by Sir G. Greenhill; 1916
General note
This is a publication from the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics [probably for the Royal Aeronautical Society].
12 Tomlins, R., R.N.A.S.; notes on Curtiss 8-cylinder engine, Pierce Arrow lorry, Anzani and other engines; 1910
13 Tohtli, Mexico Aereo; 1919
General note
Organo de la Escuela Nacional de Aviación de la República Mexicana.
14 Vickers; brochure; ca. 1928
15 Waco Pilot; Waco Aircraft Company; 1936-1937, n.d.
16 "We" in San Diego official program and magazine honoring Charles Lindbergh; September 1927
Box Folder
30 1 Monoplane by Friedrich Hansen; 1910
General note
The full title of this pamphlet is Monoplane und praktische Erfahrungen im Bau von Flugmaschinen nebst Beschreibung der wichtigsten Flugmotoren
2 International Commission for Air Navigation; 1937, 1939
3 Visit of the Celebrated Aviator Paulhan to Brookland Motor Course; ca. 1910
General note
This is a promotional brochure for a flying demonstration by M. Paulhan.
4 Aircraft Conference, Aeronautical Research Committee; July 1935
General note
The conference was probably related to the Royal Aeronautical Society, which had an Aeronautical Research Committee. One paper is titled Safety Problems on High Performance Aircraft by F. Radcliffe, and the next paper is titled Aeronautical Research and the Industry by T.M. Barlow, vice president of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
5 Instructional pamphlets for electrical installion, spinning, theories of rigging and flight, and glossary of terms; 1918-1925
6 Royal Air Force Technical Notes on engines and rigging; ca. 1914-1925; ca. 1914-1925
General note
The Royal Air Force produced these small pamphlets that include rigging notes, critical dimension, special points of observation during rigging or repair, and photos and diagrams of the airplane. Technical notes cover the following airplanes: the B.E. 2e, De Havilland 4, Martinsyde Buzzard, Martinsyde Scout, Nieuport Scout, Neiuport Two Seater, R.E.8, S.E. 5a, Sopwith Dolphin, Sopwith 1½ Strutter, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Triplane, and Spad Biplane. General technical notes includes one pamphlet on general engine notes, engine running, and engine running faults. Technical notes on engines include the following: 120 H.P. Beardmore, 110 H.P. Clerget, 80 H.P. Gnome, 100 H.P. Monosoupape, 90 H.P. R.A.F. 1a, 200 H.P. R.A.F. 3a, 80 H.P. Le Rhone, and 240 H.P. Siddeley Puma.
7 Rigging Notes (Royal Air Force); ca. 1914-1926
General note
Rigging notes cover the Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8, Avro 504, BE 12, BE 12a, Bristol Fighter F.2B, De Havilland 5, De Havilland 9, De Havilland 9a, S.E. 5a, and the Sopwith F.1.
8 British Aircraft Co. Ltd., Hanworth Aerodrome Feltham; B.A. XXX communication aircraft, specifications; ca. 1937
9 Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough: Reports on German aircraft; 1943-1945
General note
Reports include the following topics: "Sand tunnel tests of the F.W. 190 air cleaning intake," "Enemy Aircraft: F.W. 190A Structural Features," "Enemy Aircraft: Henschel 129," and "Heinkel 177 A-5 Thermal De-icing and Cabin Heating Systems."
Box Folder
31 1 Le Rhone Engines, 110 H.P. type "J" and 80 H.P. type "R" built by Allen, Son & Co., manuals; 1916
2 Fairey Junior monoplane; photo, correspondence, and technical report from [British] Ministry of Supply; 1949-1950
3 Miles Single Engine Fighter Aircraft-M 20/2 to Air Ministry Specifications; January 1941
4 "Milestones" published by Miles Aircraft Co.; 1946
5 Avro Autogiro Type C.30.A Descriptive Notes, Maintenance and Rigging Instructions; ca. 1934
6 British Air Ministry, Aeronautical Research Committee, Reports and Memorandum; 1920-1929
7 British Air Ministry, Aeronautical Research Committee, Reports and Memoranda; 1930-1935
Box Folder
32 1 Pilot's Notes from British Air Ministry; Aircobra through the Fulmar; 1923-1961
General note
Contains notes arranged alphabetically by the names of 26 planes most of which are World War II-era models, including British and American-style airplanes.
2 Pilot's Notes from British Air Ministry; Halifax through the Proctor; 1939-1953
General note
Contains notes arranged alphabetically by the names of 23 planes most of which are World War II-era models, including British and American-style airplanes.
3 Pilot's Notes from British Air Ministry; Seafire through the York 1941-1958
General note
Contains notes arranged alphabetically by the names of 23 planes most of which are World War II-era models, including British and American-style airplanes.
Box Folder
33 1 Spitfire I with Merlin II or III engine and Spitfire IIa, IIb with Merlni XII engine; technical notes; 1941-1942
2 Stirling Aircraft, Mk. III and IV; Mosquito FII; technical manuals; 1943, 1944
3 M. Gaston Tissandier biographie en "La France Biographique" par R. Le Cholleux; Paris; 1891
4 "How to use the Aneroid Barometer" by Edward Whymper; 1891
5 "Aerial Navigation" by J. F. Cameron; Brooklyn, New York; 1893
6 "Flight and Flyng Machines, Illustrated with numerous lantern slides ..."; 1896
General note
See Lantern slides in Series V for a slide depicting Hiram Maxim's powered plane.
7 "Early Aeronautic and Meterological Investigations: by T.S.C. Lowe; 1896
8 "Kites: their theory and practice" by B.F.S. Baden-Powell, published in the Journa of the Society Arts; March 4, 1898
9 Mechanical Principles of Flight by Lord Rayleigh as published by Manchester Literary and Philospical Society; ca. 1900
10 Description and Illustration of a Flying Machine Invented by John Emery Harriman, Jr; March 1904
11 Fédération Aéronautique International: Conférénce Statutaire des 27, 28 et 29 Mai 1908; 1908
12 "The Present Status of Military Aeronautics" by George O. Squier; 1909
13 "Étude sur les Surfaces Portantes en Aéroplanie" par Louis Tariel et Edouard Tariel; 1909
14 "Comment on construit un Aéroplane" R. Desmon; 1909
15 Determing Center of Gravity of an Aeroplane; handwritten and typed calculations; ca. 1909-1918
16 "Alexanders Aeronautics," edited by B.F.S. Baden-Powell, Aeronautical Society; 1910
17 Biplane 69, British Colonial Airplane Co.; schematic drawing, general arrangement, scale 1:20; 1911
18 Rozendaal: Der Bleriot Eindecker; schematic; Der Motorwagen; 1911
19 "Problems relating to Aircraft" by Mervyn O'Gorman; The Institution of Automobile Engineeers; ca. 1911
Box Folder
34 1 "Catalogue of an Exhibition of Apparatus Illustrating the Application of Scientifific Principles to Aeronautics"; 1912
2 "A New System for Preventing Collisions at Sea" by Sir Hiram Maxim; 1912
3 British Military Aeroplane Trials, tabulated results, by A. E. Berriman; 1912
4 160 h.p. [Avro] seaplane type 510; typed and handwritten stress calculations; ca. 1914
5 Stresses in standard 80 h.p. Gnome "Avro" biplane; July 1914
6 "Enemy Aircraft Engines and the German Aeroplane Engine Trials; ca. 1914-1918
7 Airplane identification; 1915-1918
8 Handbook on the 100 h.p. monosoupape Gnome Engine; 1915
9 Aerofoil Data Book (for monoplanes, biplanes, and triplanes) by N. J. Andrews with correspondence; 1915-1932
10 Types of British Seaplanes, Flying Boats and Ship's Aeroplanes; August 1918
11 Types of British Aeroplanes, issued by Air Ministry; May 1918
12 Types of German Aeroplane; Air Ministry; July 1918
General note
2 copies
13 "Das Problem der Luftschiffart mit verdünnter Luft; 1918
14 "The Calculation of Stress in Aeroplane Wing Spars" by Arthur Berry; 1919
15 "Aero-Engine Efficiences" by A. H. Gibson; ca. 1919
16 "War Type Designs of Heavier-Than-Air Craft" by Professor L. Bairstow; 1919
17 "The Aeroplane from a Strength Point of View" by G. A. Stephens; 1919
18 Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation: torpedo bomber biplane; schematics of TG-2; ca. 1920-1930s
19 "Die Rakete Zu Den Plantenräumen" von Hermann Oberth; 1923
20 Neuere Erfahrungen im Bau und Betried von Metallflugzeugen, C. Donier; 1926
21 "Primi Ricordi D'Aeronautica a Torino," Guiseppe Boffito; 1928
22 "Notes on a Family of Similar Flying Boats" by C. Dornier; 1929
Box Folder
35 1 U.S. Army Air Corps. Technical Report: Investigation of Handley Page slots and flaps; February 5, 1929
2 "Air Cooled Engines in Service" by A.H.R. Fedden; 1929
3 "Monoplane or Biplane?" by W.S. Farren; 1929
4 "Illustrating Aeroplane Handbooks" by James Hay Stevens with photographs; ca. 1930s
5 Le "Sport-de-L'Air" HM-290; Henri Mignet; schematic; ca. 1930s
6 Aero Metallurgy, handwritten notes; ca. 1930s
7 College of Aeronautical Engineering: wireless notes and lecture; ca. 1930s
8 "Night Air Mails" by Captain Carl Florman; 1931
9 "The Development of Aircraft Manufacture" by Glenn L. Martin at Royal Aeronautical Society; 1931
10 "Flight in Nature and in Science" by R. Giacomelli; Royal Aeronautical Society reprint; 1932
11 Royal Aircraft Establishment, Strengths of "R" Engine Components (1929 Series) by Engine Stress Section; February 1933
12 College of Aeronautical Engineering: aircraft timbers, welding, machine shop; 1934
General note
typed and handwritten notes
13 Woodwork, dope and fabrics, flight theory [James H. Stevens] with Avro and DeHavilland notes; 1935
14 Continental Motor Corp., A-40 engine, operators handbook; 1936-1938
15 Beechcraft models C17 and B17, operation, inspection and maintenance; 1938
General note
"E. T. Pearce" is handwritten on cover.
16 Stinson Reliant Instruction Manual, SR-10 series; ca. 1938-1941
General note
"E. T. Pearce" is handwritten on front cover and title page.
17 Unidentified airplane [maybe a glider]; probably ink and pencil on linen; schematic; n.d.
18 "The 1914 Tests of the Langley 'Aerodrome'" by G.G. Abbot, secretary Smithsonian Institution; 1942
General note
Inscribed: "To Glenn L. Martin from Lester [Gardner]"
19 Ditching tests of B-26 model at Langley Labs by U.S. Army Air Forces; August 15, 1944
20 Ditching tests of B-29 model at Langley Labs by U.S. Army Air Force; February 24, 1944
Box Folder
36 1 Full-Scale Ditching Tests of Consolidated B-24-D; 1944
2 Repair manual for C-47, C47A and C47B and Navy R4D-1, R4D-5 and R4D-6; folder 1 of 3; July 1944
3 Repair manual for C-47, C47A and C47B and Navy R4D-1, R4D-5 and R4D-6; folder 2 of 3; July 1944
4 Repair manual for C-47, C47A and C47B and Navy R4D-1, R4D-5 and R4D-6; folder 3 of 3; July 1944
Box Folder
37 1 "A Critical Study of Aircraft Landing Gear" by J. F. McBrearty, Institute of Aeronautical Sciences; 1948
2 Piaggo & Co., Societa Per Azioni, Genova; folder 1 of 2; 1950
3 Piaggo & Co., Societa Per Azioni, Genova; folder 2 of 2; 1950
4 Caravelle S.E. 210, specification; French; 1953
5 "Theory of Flight of Sikorsky Helicopters;" Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Aircraft Corp.; 1953
General note
Hand printed name on title page: "Lieut. R. P. Rowe. R.N."
6 Rolls-Royce Areo Engine School: Avon 502 course notes [jet propulsion]; 1953
7 "Forty Years of Aeronautical Research;" by J. C. Hunsaker; Smithsonian Institute; 1956
8 "Otto Lilienthal und Seine Flugzeug-Konstructionen," von Gehard Halle; 1962
9 "Ditching the Air Bus: A Matter of Self Preservation" by B.W. Townshend; winter; 1967
10 "United States Naval Proceedings" with text and photos about NC-4 flying boat; 1969
11 Air Ship Toliver, promotional brocure and related news clips; ca. 1911
Box Folder
38 1 "Ordonnance de Police" regarding ballooning in Paris; 1784
2 Ballooning Flights described; Spanish-, English-, and French-language accounts; 1785-1925
3 Portugese Ballooning, 2 brochues; 1817-1887
4 Theatrical plays based on ballooning: "The Balloon," and "Peter Wilkens"; ca. 1898
5 Lectures and papers on balloon aeronautics and history; 1889-1952
6 Pamphlets related to aviation history in United States and Texas; 1920-1960s
7 Aeronautical histories from Great Britain; 1903-1968
8 French aviation history; 1924-1959
9 German aeronautical histories; 1783-ca. 1929
10 Mexican aviation history; 1913-1914
11 Brooklands Automobile Racing club, official racing cards; 1911, 1913, 1914
Box Folder
39 1 Congreso Aeronáutico IberoAmericano; 1926
2 Farnborough international exhibition and flying display; 1966-1976
3 French aviation events, brochures; ca. 1910, 1928, 1930
4 Graham-White Hendon programs; 1913-1914
General note
These 12 programs are for racing and aerial displays at the London Aerodrome, Hendon.
5 Library of Congress, lecture by John K. Northrup on aviation history from 1903-1960; 1948
6 Luncheon, Sir Charles Wakefield and Alan Cobham, completion of flight from England to Australia and back; invitation, brochure; 1926
7 Racing, aviation programs; 1910-1929
General note
Includes the program for the "Great Air Race" in Britain in July 22, 1911.
8 Rapport sur Le Premier Salon de l'Aéronautique; December 1908
9 Royal Aeronautical Society, lectures; 1956-1967
10 Royal Aeronautical Society events; 1936-1966
Box Folder
40 1 Royal Air Force Displays, official programmes; 1923-1934
2 Society of British Aircraft Constructors fly displays and exhibition; 1933-1939
3 Souvenir brochures: Brabazon I Air-Liner and Royal Navy Air Station; 1951, 1977
4 Aeroplane Photo Supply: assorted prints of WWI and WWII warplanes; n.d.
5 Aircraft drawings: Miles Atwood Special, Gee Bee, Brown B-2, Wittman Bonzo, Folkerts SK-3; schematics; ca. 1965
6 Comet model aircraft schematics; ca. 1940s
General note
Contains schematics for Bell P59-A, Curtiss Tiger Shark P40, Grumman Wildcat, Phantom Flash, ErcoErcoupe
7 Consolidated Vultee PBY; schematics; Historical Aviation Album; 1984
8 News clippings; 1891-1984
9 The World's Airlines by Flight, a map of world with routes traced; 1938
General note
Supplement to "Flight," April 28, 1938.
10 "The Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Science, and Literature," incomplete; 1819
General note
These 28 pages were removed from the larger publication.
11 Assorted correspondence and cards; ca. 1910 - 1960, n.d.
12 Paper airplanes - Scotch Tape brochure "Ideas that fly"; 1976
Box Folder
41 1 Fabrics or skins from historic aircraft; 1897, 1928
2 Wall plaques and license plates; n.d.
Box Folder
42 1 Flag, Boeing Airplane Co.; n.d.
General note
Gift of Kenneth Luplow, Seattle 1971
2 Man in Flight, Shell presents "Man in Flight"; ca. 1969
General note
Commemorative set of 16 coins [aluminum or other alloy].
3 Aviation Art Museum certificate of authentication of Lindbergh 50th anniversary print; 1978
4 "The First American Manned Orbital Flight," John Glenn Jr.; LP record; ca. 1962
5 "Souvenir de Salonique," linen square (French) commemorating "Le Souelette du Zeppelin L.Z. 85; ca. 1916
6 Histoire L'Aernonautique, etc.; loose illustrations of early European balloons; n.d.
vault Royal Air Force plate by Spode; 1968
General note
Located in vault. This plate was designed by Harold Holdway, art director of Spode Factory. This is plate 2376 of 5000 commemorating the creation of the British Royal Air Force in April 1918. More information about the plate is located in the plate's custom box created by Spode.
Box Folder
43 Assorted news clippings; 1817-1914
General note
News clippings include stories about the Wright brothers first flight in France, "Illustrated London News" related to early airplane flight, Blériot's crossing of the English Channel, and assorted clips related to air races and aeronautics, primarily in England and France.
Calendars; 1966-1987
General note
Calendars are in English and German. Series include calendars by the United States Air Force Museum and the Antique Airplane Association.
Quote on posterboard; n.d.
General note
1916 quote from C. G. Gray, editor of "The Aeroplane," for a forward "Aeroplane Design" by E. S. Barnwell. Quote states "... much harm has been done both to the development of aeroplanes and to the good repute of genuine areoplane designers by people who pose as 'aeronautical experts ....'"
U.S.S. Akron scroll and schematic; ca. 1928, n.d.
General note
The schematic is a ½ scale reproduction of the entire airship.
Box Folder
44 Airplane schematics; 1964-1980
General note
The schematics are from various sources, including the Historical Aviation Album and model companies. The schematics cover a wide-variety of planes from the German Etrich 1913 "Taube" to more recent World-War II era planes. Many racing planes from the 1930s are also included.
Oversize materials.
General note
The following folders of printed matter are located in Drawer 52 for oversize materials.
Box Folder
DR 50 1 L'Aero, first issue; September 3, 1908
General note
L'Aero was a French magazine devoted to news about areonautics.
2 Schematics; 1965-1969
3 French Aeronautical posters; 1910, n.d.
General note
This folder contains five color prints of aeronautical-related scenes. Most of the posters are marked as being printed by Mabileau & Co. The posters are signed by the artists. The artists signatures include: Geo. [B]ric or [D]ric, Gamy or G. Ámy, and E. Montaut.
4 History of flight & commercial posters; n.d.
General note
This folder also contains a poster for S. F. Cody's war kite from ca. 1900.
5 Assorted prints of planes; 1971-2000, n.d.
General note
This folder contains a collection of fine oversize prints depicting airplanes, including assorted fighters from World War I and II. Also included is a limited edition print of Charles Lindberg's "Spirit of St. Louis." One print is of the U.S.S. Texas engaged in a battle in the South Pacific during the early days of World War II.
6 Prints of World War I airplanes by Alfred Owles; ca. 1973
General note
Aero Graphics produced these color prints in a large format. There are six prints with plus a copy of each print for a total of 12.

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Series III: Scrapbooks 1910-1949, n.d.;
7 boxes, 3.5 cubic feet.

Scope and Contents note
The material consists of scrapbooks associated with aeronautical subjects.
Box Folder
45 1 Stevens, James Hay; scrapbook of prints related to Skybird [models] depicting assorted planes; ca. 1930s
2 Hiscocks, S. W.; photos of Royal Aircraft Factory models; 1913-1916
General note
This scrapbook appears to have been the property of S. W. Hiscocks, whose name is stamped in gold on the outside of the book. Hiscocks was an early pioneer of aeronautical designs, including balloons, although he quickly moved onto airplane design. A brief bio of Hiscocks taken from the May 1942 issue of "Aircraft Production, is included in this folder.
3 Hendon 1928 to June 12, 1931, I; volume 1 of 6; 1928-1931
General note
The author of this scrapbook in six volumes is unknown.
Box Folder
46 1 June 13, 1931 to Jan. 1st, 1932, II; volume 2 of 6; 1931-1932
2 December 26th 1932 - April 13th 1933, III; volume 3 of 6; 1932-1933
Box Folder
47 1 1933 April 13 - August 2nd, IV; volume 4 of 6; 1933
2 August 2nd 1933 - January 18th 1934, V; volume 5 of 6; 1933-1934
Box Folder
48 1 January 18 - July 5 1934, VI, volume 6 of 6; 1934
2 E. F. [Ainslie] Williams; scrapbooks of clippings, many from "Flight" magazine; folder 1 of 2; 1934-1935
Box Folder
46 3 E. F. [Ainslie] Williams; scrapbooks of clippings, many from "Flight" magazine; folder 2 of 2; 1934-1935
Box Folder
49 1 Angleterre; scrapbook of British planes; ca. 1914
General note
This scrapbook is organized alphabetically by manufacturer.
Box Folder
50 1 Baldwin, Tom; scrapbook focusing on Baldwin the balloonist; ca. 1949
2 Bristol promotional scrapbook depicting photos of planes; ca. 1917
3 Bourke, Major John P., R.A.F.; depicting biplanes with carrier pigeons, a Sopwith "Baby." German surrender of fleet, R29 dirigible, aerial torpedo run; ca. 1918
4 Aircraft Details, 1/10 scale; ca. 1930
Box Folder
51 - Scrap Album: London to Manchester; April 1910 to July 13, 1910
General note
This scrapbook focuses on a small period of time from April to July of 1910 and the great race from London to Manchester sponsored by The Daily Mail.
- Major W. T. Blake's Around the World Flight; June 3, 1922 to August 28, 1922

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Series IV: Film 1935, n.d.;
two 8 mm films and DVD copies.

Scope and Contents note
This series includes two films. The first is a film showing Croydon Aerodrome outside London and the operating base for Imperial Airways. The second film depicts a 1916 Sopwith Pup in flight.
Box Folder
52 1 [Croydon] Air Port, part 1 and 2 ca. 1935-1939, 2005
General note
This folder contains the original film in two parts. The film is Kodascope 8 mm. Safety Film in a 200-foot spool and labeled as No. 82405-2N7; Kodak Ltd. London. The folder also contains DVD copies of the original film. Patrons may view the DVDs. In addition, the folder contains a Wikipedia entry for Croydon Airport retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croydon_Airport on May 17, 2006.
2 1916 Sopwith Pup 2005, n.d.
General note
This folder contains the original film. The film is a Super 8 mm on a 200-ft. spool in color and silent. Flight Stream Productions produced the film, which is officially endorsed by Shuttleworth Collection. The film was made on location at The Shuttleworth Collection, Bedfordshire, England. The folder also contains DVD copies of the original film. Patrons may view the DVDs.

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Series V: Photographs and Images, 1909-1974
15 boxes, 7.5 cubic feet.

Scope and Contents note
The photographs include a wide-variety of techniques: albumen prints, Gelatin POP and Gelatin DOP images. The subjects include numerous original photos of early balloons and airplanes from the early 1900s. The pre-World War I airplane photographs cover numerous and varied planes, some of which proved to be successful designs and some that were simply failures. The collection also includes numerous reprints of historic photos.
The lantern slides include a nearly complete selection of painted slides from the early 1900s depicting the history of aeronautics. Other lantern slides from that same time period depict various gliders, balloons, and early airplanes. One of the more interesting series of slides depicts what appears to be a complicated steam powered airplane that dwarfs its crew and bystanders.
The postcards range from the early 1900s to the late 1960s. They are sorted more or less by the natural division of plane evolution marked by the periods before, during and after World War I and World War II.
Box Folder
53 1 Aerial views: Santiago race course and unidentified urban river; 1910, n.d.
2 "Aeronautics" balloon prints from engraving by Gray & Sons; n.d.
3 Aeronica with Lycoming engine; ca. 1930s
4 "Aeroplane:" Allied and German fighters of 1918, supplement to "The Aeroplane;" January 1919
5 "Aeroplanes and Airships" from "The Boys Own Paper;" ca. early 1900s
6 Airplane manufacturing leaders, post card reprints of photo portraits from 1940s to 1950s;
7 Airplane wreck, unidentified biplane crashed into hanger; n.d.
8 Airplanes; unidentified; pre-1914
9 Airplanes: assorted unidentified; ca. 1914-1970
10 Airplanes including Bleriot, Farman, S.E.5, Sopwith, etc; Liberty engine; plane construction; bomb site and gear; aerodynamics; testing; 1909-1918
11 Airships: assorted airships of various nationalities, includes postcards and photos; ca. 1914-1918
General note
Images depict the airships Patrie, La Ville De Paris, and Zeppelin III. Other images show an unidentified dirigibles, including one in flight at night and illuminated from below, a view of Dr. Wolfert's 1888 Daimler-Motor.
12 Airships: R100, R101; Charlie Perry "Chelsea;" Fred Jenny Paddington REC; ca. 1929-1930
13 Antoinette, military monoplane; ca. 1911-1912
14 Ardo airplanes, models 95, 95a, 96; German; ca. 1937-1944
15 Armstrong Whitworth Argosy tri-engine biplane; 1926-1936
16 ARS-Arsenal De L'Aéronautique; aeronautical trade show photo brochure; 1949
17 Assorted early planes ; reprints of originals: Astra, Antoinette, Bleriot, Farman, Voisin, Wright and others from ca. 1906-1908; n.d.
18 Assorted planes; ca. 1909-1914
19 Astra: biplanes, triplanes; seaplane; 1911-1913
20 Autogyro-C40; ca. 1939
21 Avion - models drapped on prop; ca. 1940s - 1950s
22 Avions H. & M. Farman; Farman F190; ca. 1928
23 Avro (A.V. Roe & Co.); 1911-1918
24 Avro aircraft; ca. 1946-1970s
25 "Baby Mine" images of captured plane confiscated by British soldier at Ypes; 1916-1917
26 Balloons: festival, ascending, men in balloon baskets, aerial view; ca. 1900
General note
This folder includes photos and postcards.
27 Balloons: British military balloons; [Beta], [Nulli Secundus], Parseval HMA4; 1907-1918
28 Balloons: Mercury Balloon with men and women in balloon; 1907
29 Beagle 206; Beagle-Auster; n.d.
30 Bell Aircraft Corp.; U.S. Marine Corp. biplane, dive bomber-scout; BG-1; May 17, 1937
31 Bellanca monoplane "Roma" for flight from Brazil to Spain; ca. 1924
32 Bellanca Super Viking, aerial belly view; Debbie Gary; n.d.
33 Berliner-Joyce, biplane, U.S. Navy; June 1930
34 La Berliue [Aerieune]; ca. 1911
35 Bertin monoplane; ca. 1911
36 Besson "Canard"; ca. 1909
37 Blackburn, early monoplanes; ca. 1911
Box Folder
54 1 Blackburn M.1/30A ditching trials with text; Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishmnet; April 1934
2 Blard, Le Canard, monoplane; ca. 1910-1911
3 Bleriot; 1907-1916
4 Bleriot monplane flying [Hankin] Race Course; also depicted: [Nankow] rebellion showing Japanese troops and scenes of war; 1911-1912
5 Blindermann monoplane; ca. 1911
6 Blohm und Voss, German dive bomber, Ha 137b; ca. 1939
7 Blohn und Voss, German seaplanes, Ha 138, Ha 139, Ha 140; ca. 1938
8 Borel (Morane-Borel) monoplanes; French; 1911
9 Louis Bleriot, portrait, signed; July 25, 1934
10 Boeing 40: American Railway Express; ca. 1925-1930
11 Boeing 80A, Boeing Air Transport, Inc; ca. 1928-1935
12 Boeing 200 "Monomail" and [de Havilland 9a] U.S. mail planes; ca. 1928
13 Boeing 221 (model 221, Monomail); United Airport, Burbank, California; ca. 1930
14 Boeing Air mail unloaded from [Boeing Model 80 or variation; ca 1928
15 Boeing Air Transport, Inc.; Stewardesses standing in front of [Boeing Model 80 or variation]; ca. 1928
16 Boeing biplanes U.S. Army and Navy; ca. 1920s
17 Boeing airplane factory in Seattle; ca. 1928
18 Boeing Schematics (reprints) of fighters and assorted seaplanes; 1925-1933, n.d.
19 Boeing ticket office; ca. 1920-1930
20 Boeing: Tri-motor monoplane (Stinson), United Airport; ca. 1928
21 Boeing: U.S. Weather Bureau; ca. 1928
22 Boeing: United Airport, Burbank, California; refueling plane; ca. 1928
23 Boeing: United Air Lines subsidary, Varney Air Lines, Seattle to Portland showing Boeing 40 (Hornet); ca. 1928
24 Breguet; 1911-1912
25 Bristol; 1911-1918
26 Bristol (Bristol Aeroplane Company); ca. 1920-1970
27 British Aircraft Corporation; ca. 1946-1970
28 British Aircraft Corporation: Jaguar, Anglo-French jet; 1969
29 British European Airways; ca. 1946-1970s
30 Burnside, Dudley; original watercolors of early aeroplanes on cards; 1970,1971
31 Canadian Airways Eastern Lines; first annual pilots party; December 20, 1930
32 Caudron; ca. 1911
33 Christmas card featuring aerial combat with note to "Dear Dad" from Percy of Royal Flying Corps.; December 20, 1914
34 Circuit European, Le [Monobleau Marau...] monoplane; ca. 1911
35 "Cirrus" motor; Amelia Earhart's plane; "Cirrus" Bluebird; n.d.
36 Cody planes; 1909-1911
37 Comper Swift [British]; n.d.
38 Concorde; n.d.
39 Consolidated; ca. 1920-1931
40 Convair Valiant BT-13; 1956
41 Convair XF2Y "Sea Dart" Navy water-based fighter (print); n.d.
42 Cruikshank, George: Ballooning and aviation cards; ca. 1830s-1870s
43 Curtiss hydroplanes and land-based planes; ca. 1911-1912
44 Curtis NC-4 Atlantic Flying Boat; 35-mm slides; May 1969
45 Danton biplane with "backward" staggered wings; French; 1911
46 Daugherty, Earl S., American aviator; photo and postcards; 1912-1915
General note
See MS 069, box 54, folder 42 titled "Curtiss hydroplane ..." for photo of Daugherty flying Curtiss-type biplane.
47 De Havilland; photo of Wakefield's Flight to Australia and of DH Moth; ca. 1920-1931
General note
Contains a commerative postcard of Wakefield's Flight to Australia.
48 De Havilland Aero-Engine Starter; ca. 1915
49 De Havilland: DH2, DH3, DH4, DH6; most photos by F.N. Birkett; ca. 1915-1918
General note
DH3 with hinged wings and DH4 "Liberty Plane" nosed into ground.
50 De Havilland, DH-9 disassembled; ca. 1918-1931
51 De Havilland DH 61 "Geraldine" used by Daily Mail; ca. 1920s
General note
Geraldine, one of three DH 61's built, carried a motorcycle and photo developing lab.
52 De Havilland; ca. 1946-1970s
53 Denhart; hydroplane [Donnet-Lévêque type A flying boat]; ca. 1913
54 Deperdussin; ca. 1913-1916
Box Folder
55 1 Dexter World of Color 35 mm slides "NASA Tours" and moon shots; ca. 1970
General note
Note on original 9-by 12-inch envelope read: "2-24-70 Some 35mm. Slides Cape Kennedy"
2 Dornier seaplanes: Do 26, "Wal" N25; Dornier Do X, and unidentified float plane; 1929-1940
3 Douglas: BT-1, DC-8; ca. 1946-1970s
4 Drzewiecki monoplane at Salon d'Aviation; ca. 1911
5 Duigan, J. [R.] (Australian) flying at Spring Plains [Mia Mia]; May 1911
6 Dunne airplanes; ca. 1910-1911
7 Engines; assorted rotary and inline; 1903-1908 and n.d.
8 English Electric Company Limited; Lightning Jet; Blue Water guided missiles; Thunderbird anti-aircraft missiles; 1960
9 Flanders; ca. 1912
10 Fabre Hydravion, seaplane; 1910-1911
11 Fairchild monoplane; ca. 1928
12 Fairey Aircraft photos; 1920s-1970s
General note
Includes correspondence.
13 Fairey: Sir Richard Fairey and son with Fairey "Firefly;" 1945
14 Farman airplanes; ca. 1911-1914
15 Felixstowe: F2A; ca. 1918
16 Fiesler Fi 156 "Storch" and variations, German; 1936-1945
17 Flight Refueling Ltd.; Canberra with multi-flare target; Ruston Winch; n.d.
18 Flying pioneers at Blackpool during Aviation Week, October 1909; shown are Farman, Latham, Fournier. October 1909
General note
The scene in the photo is described in detail on the back of the image, and the note is signed [H. H. G.].
19 Focke-Wulf: 200 Condor, 58 Weihe, 44 Steiglitz, 56 Stoesser, Kurt Tank profile; 1938-1945
21 Fokker airplanes: Fokker Friendship airliner, D7 converted to 2-seater, FVII under construction ; 1920s-1970s
22 Folland Aircraft Ltd.: Gnat Light Jet Fighter; ca. 1955
23 French planes: Poetz 32, Spad airliner; 1928, n.d.
24 Fritz monoplane; ca. 1911
25 Gassier, biplane "Sylphe"; ca. 1911
26 German-Aircraft Works, LTD, letters to "Flight" and associated photos; 1913
27 German unidentified bomber biplane; ca. 1920s-1930s
28 Gliders; 1897-1909
General note
Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral kite on Bras d'Or Lake on February 22, 1909 piloted by Lt. Selfridge. Two photos of glider designed by "Professor" Montgomery to be released from hot-air balloon and pilot D. Mahoney, who died flying the glider on July 18, 1905.
29 Gloster Gladiator, British biplane fighter, color rendering; n.d.
30 Goldschmidt, le monoplan; ca. 1911
31 Gonnell "Aérien," principe du bateau et du parachute; ca. 1909
32 Goupy Aeroplanes; ca. 1910
33 Grahame-White airplanes; ca. 1913-1916
34 Greeting cards with various WWI, WWII fighters and 1943 Stearman; n.d.
General note
Artists include: Jeanne Colbus, Roy Cross. Planes depicted include Sopwith Camel, S.E.5, Fokker D.R.I., Bristol F2B, Handley Page H.P. 42, Hawker Hurricane, and Supermarine Spitfire.
35 Grumman F3F-1, U.S. Navy Fighter; ca. 1935
36 G Winn "Aircar" biplane; n.d.
37 Handley Page monoplane at Brooklands, at air show, and various views; 1911-1912
38 Handley Page Victor Mk.1, Dart Herald, and Hastings transport; ca. 1946-1970s
39 HP [Handley-Page] Conversion, radio compartment and passenger cabin; ca. 1920s
General note
Radio compartment shows a Marconi wireless telegraph set. The passenger conversion was for the Geneva show, 1920.
40 Hanriot monoplane; 1912
41 Hawker jets; ca. 1950s-1970s
42 Hawker Fury II, fighter biplane; ca. 1935-1938
43 Hawker Hart, two-seater bomber; 1929-1930
General note
One photo is inscribed and unsigned. The author writes about his experience flying the Hart and describes the aeroplane as beautiful, but tempermental with "no respect for the idiot."
44 Hawker Siddeley: A.300B European Airbus; ca. 1973
45 Hendon Field photographs [scrapbook] of pilots and planes, Allen incendary bomb, and bombing of British trawlers off Dunkirque; 1914-1917
Box Folder
56 1 Henschel airplanes: HS 121, HS 122, HS 123, HS 124, HS 125, HS 126; 1933-1945
2 Hopcroft original watercolors of Wright Flyer and balloon "Le Geant"; n.d.
3 Humber monoplane; ca. 1910
4 Hunting Aircraft Limited: Provost jet trainer; 1960
5 Italian planes, assorted; ca. 1920-1939
General note
Includes photo of Italian World Flight biplane.
6 Junkers airplanes: J9 [J-11 Wasser], A50, Flying Wing; 1917-1929
7 Junkers airplanes: W34, G38, Ju52 tri-motor, [Ju90]; 1926-1945
8 Junkers factory and plane assembly; ca. 1920s-1930s
9 Lambert & Butler's Cigarettes "Aviation Series" trading cards; ca. 1915
10 Landing carriage detail for unidentified plane; ca. 1911-1916
11 Lindbergh, Charles: "Le Depart Des Lindbergh Des Mureau"; ca. 1930s
12 Lockheed Aircraft Corporation; ca. 1970
13 Lockheed Vega used by Lt. Commander Glenn Kidston at Croydon Aerodrome; ca. 1927
14 [Loriae] monoplane, similar to an Antoinette; ca. 1911
15 L.V.G. CIV; ca. 1915-1918
16 Mann three-prop biplane; ca. 1912
17 Martin (Glenn L. Martin Co.) Navy spotter M0-1, T4H-1, and BM-2 dive-bomber; schematics and photos; 1928-1940
18 Martin-Handasyde or Martinsyde; ca. 1912
19 Miles Aircraft: Hawk Speed Six (G-ADP GP) autographed by Tommy Rose; ca. 1936-1937
20 Miles Aircraft: Charles Lindbergh with Blossom and F.G. Miles and M.12 Mohawk; 1937
General note
Inscription on back of photo says, "Mr. and Mrs. Miles. Charles A. Lindbergh. Miles "Mohawk"--1937. Built for C.A.L. 200 H.P. [Menasco]."
21 Miles Gemini, Percival, Armstrong-Whitworth A-W 52 Tailless; n.d.
22 Ministry of Defense photos [Britian]; 1946-1970s
23 Morane-Borel and Morane-Saulnier; 1911-1912
24 Neale in Coventry, England, monoplane; ca. 1911
25 Nieuport mono and hydro planes; 1911
26 Navy Aircraft Factory, Lt. R. Emerson to Chief of Bureau of Construction and Repair regarding Forlanini hydroplane (correspondence with photo; 1920
27 NASA: Apollo 9 view of Houston; 1969
28 Norman Thompson Flight Co.; ca. 1916
29 Northrop Flying Wing, artist's rendition of commercial application; ca. 1940s
30 Original art depicting assorted planes; date
General note
Artists include: [E. A. Barton], Leslie [G. Matthews], and J. H. Stevens. Planes depicted are WWI-era biplanes, WWII-era plane, and small civilian plane.
31 Parnell (George Parnall & Co.), Panell Peto and Elf; ca. 1920-1930s
General note
The Petro shows "Mongoose" engine. Elf photos were taken at Yate Aerodrome, Yate, NR Bristol and show plane with wings folded and expanded.
32 Paulhan-Tatin and Paulhan; 1910-1914
33 Pemberton Billing biplane; ca. 1912
34 Pilots, assorted and some unidentified; date
General note
Pilots include, George H. Beatty, Jean [Dufour] of [Sweden], Ross G. Hoyt, Stanley at San Francisco,
35 Pivot, le monoplan; ca. 1911
36 Prince of Wales and Major [Barker] V.C. Canadian ace of World War I; n.d.
37 Prints depicting D.F.W. biplane and muscle-propelled flying machine; n.d.
38 Prints of assorted planes from 1914-1950s; n.d.
General note
Artists include, H. Deardorff, and Vern Renaud. Planes depicted are typically World War I Allied planes, commercial and private planes of the 1920s -1930s,
39 Prints of monoplanes; ca. 1937
General note
Color prints dated 1937 by artist F. Tinsley, which appear to have been torn from a book. Planes depicted include a Short Empire flying boat, a French Loire 46 fighter, Frank Hawks "Time Flies," U.S. Navy's XSB2U-1 scout bomber, the Arrow Sport, Fokker G-1 bi-motor fighter, the Soviet A. N. T. 25, and Germany's Ha. 139 float plane.
40 Prints of planes from WWI up to and including WWII; 1931-1978
General note
Artists include, Stanley Orton Bradshaw, J. B. [Deneer], Howard Leigh, John [S.], appearing in publications such as "Popular Flying," and "Ranger."
41 Radley-England seaplane; 1913
42 R.E.P. (French); ca. 1908
43 Rimaillo; ca. 1911
44 Rolls-Royce, Viper 600 Turbojet and RB.211 propulsion system for Lockheed Tristar; n.d.
45 Rotax Aircraft Equipment Ltd., acrylic windscreens on VFW 614 Feederliner; n.d.
Box Folder
57 1 Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), British aircraft; 1923-1933
2 Royal Aircraft Factory (R.A.F.); ca. 1914
3 Royal Aircraft Factory (R.A.F.) SE5a, mechanical details; ca. 1917-1920s
4 Ryan Aeronautical Co. PT-20 and similar 2-seater monoplane; ca. 1920s-1930s
5 Le Salon de L'Aeronautique, Paris; ca. 1911-1912
6 Sanchez Besa; ca. 1911
7 Sanders: Sanders Biplane Type II; ca. 1911
8 Santos-Dumont; 1906-1909
9 Scottish aviation; n.d.
10 Seaplanes, float planes, boat planes of assorted types; 1909-1918
11 Seaplanes, float planes, boat planes of assorted types; 1919-1940s
12 Short biplanes; 1910-1916
13 Short Brothers, assorted airplanes; 1929-1970s
14 Sikorsky "Le Grand" Russkii Knyaz; ca. 1913
General note
Includes two images of a young Igor Sikorsky sitting in the cockpit of "Le Grand."
15 Simms seaplane at Warnes Hotel in Worthing [England], Worthing Gazette; 1913
16 Sommer monoplane; 1911-1912
17 Sopwith; ca. 1911-1918
18 Spotting cards of "Type H-16 Flyng Boat" and "Type 310 HP Short Seaplane"; ca. 1914-1918
19 Stearman YBT-3 and YBT-5; ca. 1931
General note
Photos provided by Boeing Airplane Company, Wichita Division
20 Stereoscopic photos of Ford Tri-motor, World Flight planes, La Guardia Field, U.S. military planes; ca. 1930-1950
21 Stereoscopic photos of Wright Flyer at Ft. Myer, Virginia in 1904 and simple glider; ca. 1904
22 Stereoscopic photos of Zeppelin wreckage in England, plane wreckage; 1914-1918
General note
Includes image of observation balloon and remains of "first British aeroplane brought down by Germans."
23 Stout Air Lines pilots, [Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan]; n.d.
24 Sturtevant "battleplane"; 1918
25 Sud-Est [France] Caravelle; ca. 1950s
Box Folder
58 1 Supermarine; ca. 1920s
2 Thaden T-4, Pittsburgh Metal Airplane Co; ca. 1927
3 Toulain; ca. 1910
4 Train monoplane; 1912
5 Travel Air, Beech Aircraft Corp.; 1924-1925
6 United Airline: United Airport, administration building, Burbank, California; ca. 1928
General note
Photo shows stone fog light/revolving beacon and biplanes, including a Stearman and an unidentified boat plane.
7 United Airline: United Airport, Burbank, California, aerial views; ca. 1930s
8 United Airlines/Boeing Airlines: aerial views of Salt Lake City, Sacramento River, Seattle, Siskiyou Mountains, Mount Shasta; ca. 1929
9 USAF Historical Aircraft Photopak 1; 1957-1977
10 USAF Historical Aircraft Photopak 2; 1977
11 USAF Historical Aircraft Photopak 2, reissued 1971; 1971
12 U.S. Navy jet landing on carrier deck off coast of Korea; ca. 1950s
13 Valentine's Aircraft Recognition Cards; ca. 1939-1945
14 Valkyrie, monoplane; ca. 1911
General note
One photo shows a female pilot.
15 Vickers: F.B. 9 fighter; ca. 1914-1918
16 Vickers; ca. 1924-1970s
17 Vinet (Type F) monoplane at Salon de l'Aviation; 1912
18 Voisin; ca. 1911
19 Weiss monoplane "Elsie" and variations; ca. 1910
20 World War I-era biplane, unidentified in black and white print and color positive from Newton-Start Studios in Essex; n.d.
21 Wright brothers' photographs from glass negatives and microfiche from Library of Congress depicting years from 1900-1915; n.d.
22 Wright brothers' wind tunnel, promotional print and letter by Spanmaster; ca. 1970s
23 Wright Flyer, Edouard Beauman starting flight with pupil from Hendon Field, England; ca. 1914
General note
See file 55.44 titled "Hendon Field photographs ..." for duplicate and related photos.
24 Zeppelin , Count Ferdinand, in airship nacelle; ca. 1912
25 Zeppelin: Laboratoire De Telephotographie, Restitution du "Zeppelin IV", photos and schematics; ca. 1913
26 Zeppelin LZ 127 [Lakehurst, N.J.] Graf Zeppelin; ca. 1928
27 Zeus monoplane; ca. 1911
Images and Postcards
General note
Box 59 through box 64 consist of postcards and images, usually photos, that were inserted into scrapbooks. The scrapbook images were organized by year, by theme within each year with some pages labeled. In general, the majority of the images focus on the planes of Great Britain, although other nations, including the United States, Germany, and France are well represented.
The processor of this collection removed the images from the acidic pages and placed them into folders that follow the same organizational scheme as the scrapbooks. Wherever possible, the folder titles also follow the thematic labeling of the scrapbook. Some images were identified and some were not. The processor copied the original captions, usually written on the scrapbook pages, onto the back of the postcards and images. Those captions are enclosed in square brackets. Where possible items are described as photos or postcards within this finding aid. Many of the photographs and postcards are from the period, however some photographs appear to have been reproduced from originals. Many aircraft recognition cards printed by Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee and London are included among the photos and postcards. Some of the photo reproductions were supplied by the British Imperial War Museum.
Numerous abbreviations are used throughout this collection of images and postcards. The abbreviation m.f. or m/f is frequently used with dates written in the following format: m.f. day.month.year. The abbreviation m.f. or m/f may stand for the year of manufacture or maiden flight, but the abbreviation form is uncommon. The images appear to be organized according to year of manufacture. Other abbreviations include R.F.C. for Royal Flying Corps, R.N.A.S. for Royal Naval Air Service, R.A.F. for Royal Air Force, and F.T.C. for flight training school to name a few.
Box Folder
59 1 Wilbur Wright in France 1908, postcards; ca. 1908
2 Blériot a Toury 1908, "mauvais photo mais [authentique]," photo; 1908
3 Aerial Experimental Association U.S.A. 1908, photos; 1908
General note
Photos include the Curtiss "Loon" and "June Bug," the Selfridge "Red Wing," the Baldwin "White Wing," and McCurdy's "Silver Dart."
4 Antoinette IV, postcards; ca. 1909
5 Henri Farman biplane, Chalons, postcards; 1909
6 Voisin Aeroplanes; 1909
7 Santos-Dumont, Curtiss, R.E.P., and Cody aeroplanes; 1909
8 Bleriot, English Channel crossing, postcards; 1909
General note
This group includes postcards promoting Bleriot aeroplanes and depicts the plane on exhibit after the crossing.
9 Airships and balloons, postcards; 1909
10 Assorted airplanes of 1909 types, photos and postcards; n.d.
11 Le Comte de Lambert sur Wright à Juvisy, postcards; 1909
12 Curtiss biplane, postcard; 1910
13 Airplanes flying over Stonehenge, Codford, and ships at sea, postcards; 1910
14 Avro plane, postcard with hand-written note from A.V. Roe & Co.; June 26, 1911
15 Mr. Grahame-White starting a flight, postcard; April 1910
16 Blackpool meeting, postcards; August 1910
17 Bournemouth Aviation Week, postcards; July 10-16, 1910
18 1910 types of airplanes, photos; 1910
General note
Photos depict Baden-Powell in "Midge" or "Scout," Weiss monoplane "Sylvia" No. 2 with tail, Paulhan airplane, and Cody in Michelin Cup biplane.
19 Airships, postcards; 1910
20 Short No. 27, 8 cyl. E.N.V. engine, photo; 1910
21 Sir Hiram Maxim's biplane, photo; 1910
22 Circuit of Britain, first day, arrivng at Hendon from Brooklands, photos; July 22 1911
23 Mr. Willows' "City of Cardiff" airship, Waterford; March 5, 1911
24 First English air mail, Hendon to Windsor from by G. Hamel on a Blériot monoplane; September 9, 1911
25 1911 types of planes, photos and postcard; date
26 First British airship R1 "Mayfly"; 1911
General note
Built for Royal Navy by Messrs. Vickers at Barlow. Broke in half September 24, 1911. Never flown.
27 Military trials and hydroplanes, photos and postcards; 1912
General note
Photo of trial of Avro "D" seaplane at Barrow, piloted by S.V. Sippe, and postcard depicting the flight, written by the pilot Sippe and addressed to A.V. Roe at Bookland. Also depicted are a Farman plane piloted by Grahame White, M. Pegoud at Brooklands, and the Handley Page monoplane at Hendon that crashed at Wembley.
28 Windermere, hydroplanes, photos; 1912
29 [British] Army Aeroplane No. 206; ca. 1912; date
30 Royal Aircraft Factory Aeroplanes; 1912
31 1912 types of airplanes [and airships]; ca. 1912
General note
Types of planes include a design by the Aeronautical Syndicate, a Cody-designed military monoplane, Farman planes, a Piggot biplane, a Short monoplane, and a Short triple-tractor biplane.
32 Assorted British hydroplanes, military planes, and an airship; 1913
33 Hendon 1913; ca. 1913
34 1913 type airplanes and airships; 1913
General note
Photos include two images of Curtiss biplanes with custom contols and standard controls, one of which is flown by Ruth Law Oliver and another by Lincoln Beachey. Beachey uses an unusual over-the-shoulders harness that runs behind his neck. Other photos depict the Wright "Navyplane," a Barber Viking, a White & Thompson, a Grahame-White "Lizzie," an Eastbourne Aviation Co. monoplane, and the Radley-England waterplane No.1 with tandem passenger nacelles.
35 The opening of Saint-Dizier Aerodrome; August 24, 1913
General note
This selection of postcards depicts numerous types of planes including Blériot, Hanriot, Farman, Voisin
36 Hendon; March 1913
37 1914; ca. 1914
General note
Photos include an original of C. Grahame-White in cockpit of Farman-type plane with two passengers: [Harvey Gates] and [Ethel Percy]. Other images depict Beatty School of Flyng at Hendon; Perry, Beadle & Co. Flying Boat (Windermere); a Tsoe K. Wong biplane, and others.
38 Royal Aircraft Factory; 1914
39 RFC logo painted on [leather] and war service embroidered post card; ca. 1914
40 1914 military airplanes and airships; ca. 19140
41 Curtiss J. Type and Curtiss Boat plane, and Farman biplane; date
42 Fokker M.8, French armoured aeroplane, and French aeroplane attacking German airship; 1914
43 Gallipoli; 1915
General note
Photos depict British at Gallipoli, including No. 2 Wing of R.N.A.S with a variety of planes, Farman airplanes, and airplanes on or about H.M.S.C. Ark Royal.
44 B.E.2c aircraft Royal Navy Air Service, East Church; 1915
45 R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk; ca. 1915-1916
46 R.N.A.S. [airplanes and airships]; 1915
47 British military airplanes and airships; ca. 1915
49 Anglo-American Burgess-Dunne Seaplane, postcard; 1915
50 Captured German planes; 1915
51 German types; 1915
52 1916 Memorabilia; 1916
53 Royal Aircraft Establishment [B.E.-types]; 1916
54 "Airco" DeHavilland D.H. 2; 1915-1916
Box Folder
60 1 Assorted military planes, photos and postcards; 1916-1917
General note
This folder contains numerous types of planes, including an Armstong Whitworth quadruplane, Blackburn, Bristol Scouts and monoplanes, Nieuport 12s, Norman-Thompson, Porte Baby [Felixstowe] with air-launched Bristol Scout, R.A.E. F.E. 2D, Short Sunbeam, Sopwith triplanes and 1½ Strutters, and Supermarine Night Hawk. Most of the photos are marked as being taken in 1916, although a few are marked as occurring in 1917. Some photos of note include aerial photos of British planes being shelled from below as shown by the black flak explosions in the air and a photo of a ground-based, rocking cockpit gunnery trainer.
2 Destruction of Schutte-Lanz Airship "S.L. 11" (not a "Zeppelin"); September 3, 1916
General note
One postcard contains a handwritten note refers to the "good whether [sic] to keep the Zepps away" and the price of duck eggs.
3 French and Italian airplanes, photos and postcards; 1916
General note
Only one Italian plane, a [Savoia Pomilo S.P. 2] is represented in this group. The other airplanes are Caudrons, Morane Saulnier Type N, Nieuports, S.P.A.D.s, and Voisin 8 and 10.
4 German types of airplanes; 1916
General note
Airplane types include Albatross, D.R.W.s, Fokker D.V. and E. IV, Halberstadt D.III, and others. Some photos depict captured German planes.
5 British airships; 1917
6 Sopwith Pups, Triplanes, Camels and Dolphins; 1917-1918
7 Royal Aircraft Establishment S.E. 5as and De Havilland D.H. 4, D.H. 6; 1917
8 No. 1 Wireless School R.F.C.; 1917
9 1917 Types at Martlesham; ca. 1917
General note
Types of airplanes include Austin-Ball Scout, Beardmore WB-II, Martinsyde, Porte Victoria P.v.8 also known as the Eastchurch Kitten, Sopwith Rhino
10 Assorted types of British Commonwealth; 1917
General note
Types of airplanes include Austin-Ball Scout, Avro, Beardmore WB-II, DeHavilland (including a D.H. 5 Upper Hunter District Battleplane from New South Wales in Australia), Martinsyde, Porte Victoria P.v.8 also known as the Eastchurch Kitten, Sopwith, Vickers
11 56 Squadron R.F.C.; 1917
1917 Flying Boats; 1917
The Captain Jenkins Night Height Projector, B.E. 2c; July 1917
French Types 1917; 1917
German Types 1917; 1917
Captured German Types; 1917
Eastchurch; 1917-1918
General note
Photos depict assorted planes, interior view of armory, and aerial observation mockup for training.
Assorted 1918 Types; 1918
General note
Includes Avri 504k, De Havilland 10a or Amiens Mk IIIa, Sopwith Snail, and Sopwith Swallow.
1918 Types at Martlesham; 1918
Blackburn Kangaroo; 1918
General note
Includes Blackburn Kangaroo Flight R.N.A.S. Hornsea and the 68 Wing of R.A.F.[ sic]
R.N.A.S. Killingholme; 1918
Short 310 and Fairey F.127 on air catapult aboard H.M.S. Slinger; 1918
Photographs by Major J.B. McCudden at Ayr; 1918
No. 2 Aeroplane Supply Depot Fienvillers; 1918
Handley Page O/400 and V/1500; 1918
Various crashes; 1918
Assorted planes, airplane assembly and repair with crews; 1918
General note
Some of these images depict Sopwith camels being fitted with internal flotation bags, a Curtiss H-16 flying boat, and a Short Shirl fitted after the Armistice with a mail container that resembles an external fuel tank.
French types; 1918
Italian types; 1918
German types; 1918
General note
Images depict Fokker DVII, Halberstadt C.L. IV and C.V., and Junkers D.1.,
The King's Message to the Royal Air Force; November 11, 1918
Tarrant "Tabor" Bomber at Farnborough; May 26, 1919
Long distance flights; 1919
General note
The photos and postcards in this folder depict planes and dirigibles, including the machines making the first flight by airplane, a Vickers Vimy, across the Atlantic and the first dirigible, the British R34, flight across the Atlantic. The first Vickers Vimy to reach Australia is also depicted.
Assorted types; 1919
Hendon Field, England; 1919
General note
Assorted planes, engine starter, Aerial Derby.
Assorted types; 1920
General note
Images include a photo of the Short Silver Streak, the first aircraft to use all-metal stressed skin form of construction. Other planes include the U.S. Army Dayton Wright PS-1, the Saunders Kittiwake, Hawa F-10
Assorted types; 1921
General note
Includes the Siddeley Sinain with Tiger engine and Cromarty flying boat.
Assorted types; 1922
General note
Includes postcards and photos of Handley Page commercial transport, the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Furious, Blackburn Dart, and aircraft and battleships at sea, Supermarine "Sea Lion" II at turning point during Naples Schneider trophy race.
R.A.F. Middle East; 1922
British Air Mission training Imperial Japanese Navy; 1922
General note
Photos depict British airmen training Japanese in use of Parnell Panther torpedo bomber, Seal Flying Boat, Gloster Sparrowhawks, Mitsubishi triplane and biplane, and Short Flying Boat.
Box
61 Fairey Flycatchers on British naval ships; 1923
R.A.F. Middle East; 1928
Assorted types; 1923
Assorted types; 1924
General note
Photos depict a Short S1 Stellite "Cockle," a Satellite, Vickers Vimy and Vernon.
R.A.F. Middle East; 1924
Attempted World Flight by Sq./LDR A.C.S. MacLaren; 1924
General note
Plane is a Vickers 95 Vulture
Douglas World Cruiser; Air Service U.S.A. World Flight; 1924
Assorted types; 1925
General note
Photos and postcards depict some of the following airplanes: Amstrong Whitworth, Atlas prototype, Avro, De Havilland, Fairey, Gloster Gamecock, Handley Page, Hawker Heron and [Horsley], Saunders, Southampton, Supermarine, Vickers.
Please note: A Junker W34 appears in this section with Nazi swastika.
R.A.F. Middle East; 1925
General note
Vickers Vimy crash at Dead Sea, Bristol Fighters in Egypt, crashes at Heliopolis, assorted planes on ground and in air.
Paris to Basra non-stop flight by Pierre and Ludwig Arrachart; June 26-27, 1926
R.A.F. in Middle East; 1926
General note
Photos and postcards depicing Bristol fighters, Vickers Vimy and Victoria, aerial smoke display, hanger fire, Supermarine Southhampton Mk II at Aboukir, Egypt, and Alan Cobham at Sollum in D.H. 50 conducting route survey to Cape Town.
Sir Charles Wakefield "Flight to Australia"; 1926
Cape Flight [Africa], Fairey III Ds; 1926
Assorted types; 1926
General note
These photographs and postcards depict planes made by Armstrong Whitworth, Blackburn, Gloster, Hawker, Martinsyde, Parnall, Short, and Vickers. Specific planes include the the Parnall Peto prototype 181, and the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl. The Parnall Peto was designed to be carried on and launched from a submarine.
15 Fokker C.V. R-1 and R-2 [Thailand and back, Tokyo]; 1926
Assorted types; 1927
General note
These photos and postcards depict a wide assortment of planes from fighters to bombers and from private planes to Schneider-cup contestants. Types include Avro, Boeing, Curtiss, De Havilland, Fairey, Fokker, Gloster, Hawker, Macchi, Parnall, Ryan, Short, Supermarine, Waco, and Westland.
17 Assorted types; 1928
General note
These photos and postcards depict several types including an Avro-built Cierva autogyro, a Vickers Vellore frieght carrier, an Imperial Airways flying boat of the Calcutta class, Lady Mary Bailey with plane, and the Croydon airport terminal. Other manufacturers include Blackburn, Bristol, Fokker, Keystone, and Westland.
Assorted types; 1929
General note
These photos and postcards depict, among others, Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III and Aries, Avro Avian IV, a Blackburn float and light planes, the Gloster 6 and a Gnatsnapper, Hawker Hornety (later known as the Fury), Hinaidi II, Saunders-Roe biplane, Short Gurnard and a Short float plane, the Supermarine S.6, which won the 1929 Schneider Cup, Vicker Vireo, Westland Wapiti and Interception fighter. Also included are photos of the innovative but trouble-plagued Parnall Pipet.
19 British Navy fleet airplanes on H.M.S. Eagle; 1929
General note
These photos depict Blackburn Baffins and Darts, including aerial launching of torpedoes, plane wreckage on the flight deck of the H.M.S. Eagle, Fairey Flycatchers flying in formation and in acrobatics, and the hanger deck of the H.M.S. Eagle. Also included are photos and postcards depicting the salvage of the Dornier "Wal" flying from Azores to Gibraltar.
20 Assorted types; 1930
General note
Photos and postcards depict several types of planes, including Avro, Auto-Giro, De Havilland, Fairey, Handley Page, Short, Vickers, and Westland. Some Handley Page images depict interior views of the airliners. Other images depict the Short float plane Rangoon, and the British Airship R-100.
21 Assorted types; 1931
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Armstrong Whitworth, Cierva, Fairey, Fiat, Handley Page, Hawker, Vickers, and Westland. The U.S. airship Akron is also depicted as well as a biplane identified as Ki'an type "Chiang-Hau."
22 Assorted types; 1932
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Airspeed, Armstrong Whitworth, Bristol, De Havilland, Fairey, Hawker, Hendon, [Pter], Vickers, and Westland.
23 Assorted types; 1933
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Avro, Blackburn, [Cierva autogyro], CNA (Italian), De Havilland, Fairchild, Gloster, Hawker, Miles Aircraft, and Westland. Also shown is a photo is the U.S. Navy's rigid Airship the Macon.
24 Assorted types; 1934
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Amiot, Avro, Bellanca, Blackburn, Bleriot, Boeing, Boulton Paul Aircraft, Breguet, Bristol, Caudron, Caudron-Renault (German), De Havilland, Dornier, Douglas, Fairey, Fieseler, Fokker, General Aircraft, Gloster, Koolhoven, Lioré-et-Olivier, Lockheed, Martin, Northrop, Potez, Rafale, Ryan, Short, Sikorsky, Supermarine, Vickers, [Vildebeeste for New Zealand], and Westland, including the Westland CL 29 Autogyro.
Box Folder
62 1 Assorted types; 1935
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Avro, Bellanca, Bristol, Caudron-Renault, De Havilland, Fairey, General Aircraft, Gloster, Heinkel, Junkers, Miles, Ryan, Short, Savoia-Marchetti, Sikorsky, Supermarine, Vickers, and Westland, including the Westland CL 20 Autogyro.
2 Assorted types; 1936
General note
Photos and postcards depict plane by Aeronca, Arado, [B.A. "Double Eagle"], Blenheim, Bloch, Blohm & Voss, Bristol, Broughton-Blayney, Carden-Baynes, [C.L.W. "Curlew"], De Havilland, Dornier, Fairey, Federal (Swiss), Handley Page, Hawker, Junkers, Messerschmitt, Morane Saulnier, Praga, [Savo], Short, [Wicko Major].
3 Paris Air Show; 1936
General note
This folder contains more than 40 photographs of airplanes exhibited at the 1936 Paris Aero Show. Many European nations are represented by civilian and military aircraft.
4 Short - Mayo Composite [sea] planes Maia and Mercury; 1937
5 Assorted European types; 1937
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Airspeed, Blackburn, Bristol, Caproni, De Havilland, Fairey, Fiat, [Mew Gull], Short, Stinson, and Vickers.
6 Assorted United States types; 1937
General note
Photos and postcards depic planes by Bell, Boeing, Douglas, Grumman, Lockheed, Republic. One unusual plane in this folder is the Bell Aircuda.
7 Assorted types; 1938
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by [AR Pin pusher], Armstrong-Whitworth, Blackburn, Boeing, Brewster, Bristol, Curtiss, De Havilland, Gordon Dove, Dewoitine, Hampden, Lockheed, Miles, North American, Parnall, Ryan, Saro Lerwick, Short, Stinson, Taylorcraft, Vickers-Armstrong, and Westland. Included in this folder is a close-up photo of a Frazier Nash four-gun rear turrent for a Short Sunderland I, a Short Stirling half-scale plane from 1935.
8 Assorted planes: British and United States; 1938
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by American, Armstrong Whitworth, Blackburn, Boeing, Bristol, Chilton, Curtiss, Douglas, Fairey, Gloster, Handley Page, Martin, [Procter], Vickers Armstrong, Vought-Sikorsky, Vultee. Included in this folder are images of a Douglas DC 5, and Handley Page Hereford.
9 Japanese and German military planes; ca. 1938-1940
General note
Most of the planes depicted here are German. Japanese planes are represented by one Mitsubishi F1M2 bi-wing float plane.
10 Assorted British military planes; 1939-1940
General note
Types of planes include Bristol Beaufighters, Fairey Fulmar, the Miles Master III, and Supermarine Spitfires. Bombers or transports include the Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle, Avro Manchester, and the Short Stirling. Unusual models include the Hawker/Hillson Hurricane bi-wing long-range escort, the Vickers Wellington used for exploding magnetic mines, the Blackburn B-20 float plane with retracting boat float, and the Miles M.20 "Utility Fighter" designed and built in 65 days.
11 Assorted military planes - United States with British variations; 1940
General note
Photos and postcards depict Bell, Boeing B-17, Cessna, Consolidated, Curtiss, Douglas, Grumman, Lockheed, Martin Marauders and Baltimores, North American Mustangs and B25s, Northrop, Stinson, Vought-Sikorsky, Vultee, and Waco high-wing monoplane (commercial).
12 Assorted British types; 1941
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by De Havilland, General Aircraft, Handley Page, Hawker, Miles, and Short.
13 Non-operational Experimentals [British]; 1941
General note
Photos depict planes by Fane, Folland, General Aircraft, Hillson, Miles, [Pitcarin] autogryro, a Vickers Armstrong modified Wellington, a Wendover modified from Westland Lysander prototype.
14 Republic P-47 Thunderbolts, Jugs; 1941-1942
15 Assorted types of U.S. military planes; ca. 1941
General note
Types of plane depicted include those manufactured by Beechcraft, Boeing, Grumman,
16 German Ardo 240 V-3; 1941
17 H.M.S. Unicorn, British light fleet carrier; 1942-193
General note
Photos depict Fairey Swordfish, Fairey Barracudas, and Supermarine Seafires. Numerous photos show flight-deck preparations, take offs, landings, and crashes.
18 Assorted British planes with U.S. variations; 1942
General note
Types of planes depicted include Avro Lancaster, Blackburn Firebrand, De Havilland Mosquito, Hamilcar Glider prototype, [Hell Diver Cyclone], Oxford V, Supermarine Spitfires, [Short Sunderland], Warwick I. Also included are planes manufactured by Grumman, Lockheed, North American.
19 Malta; 1942
General note
This folder contains Allied photos depicting the conflict swirling around the Mediterranean island of Malta during World War II. Images show a gibbet erected to deter looters, assorted airplanes, soldiers, wrecked craft, and the aftermath of German or Italian raids, including a Short Sunderland burning in the harbor.
20 Assorted U.S. manufactured types; 1942
General note
The planes depicted include Brewster Bermuda, Douglas P-70 and C-54, Fairchild A.T. 14, Marlin Mariner PBM 3D, Northrop XP-61.
21 SE 200, float plane, 6-engine mono-wing; ca. 1942
22 Swedish military planes; 1942
23 German and Italian planes; 1942
General note
The planes depicted include Fiat, Heinkel 219, Macchi MC 205, Messerschmitt 323, and a Zaunkoenig [ probably German].
Box Folder
63 1 De Havilland Mosquito; 1943
2 British bombers; 1943
3 British and United States fighter-type planes; 1943
4 The Saratoga. American carrier in the Pacific; ca. 1943
5 Saab J21 A, Swedish; ca. 1943
6 Asssorted British and U.S. planes; 1944
7 Arado AR 234, twin-jet bomber, German; 1944
8 [Bristol] Brabazon prototype G-APGW; ca. 1949
9 Assorted British planes; 1949
General note
These images depict airplanes powered by piston engines, turbines and jets. Manufacturers include De Havilland, Miles
10 Assorted U.S. planes, civil and military; ca. 1947-1955
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes manufactured by Beechcraft, Lockheed, Republic and others.
11 Short SB3 "Mamba" prototype of British anti-sub aircraft; 1950
12 Assorted British planes; ca. 1950
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by De Havilland, Gloster, Hawker, Percival, and Vickers.
13 Assorted British planes; ca. 1951
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Avro, De Havilland, English Electric, Fairey, Gloster, Hawker, Lockheed, Percival, Reid & Sigrist, Supermarine, Vickers, and Westland.
14 Lockheed XP2V-1 "Neptune"; ca. 1951
15 Assorted British and allied planes; ca. 1952
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by BOAC, Boulton Paul, De Havilland, Miles, Supermarine, Vickers, Vickers-Supermarine.
16 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak and Boeing Stratofortress; ca. 1952
17 U.S.S.R. Yak 12m; ca. 1952
18 Assorted British planes; ca. 1953-
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Armstrong Whitworth, Avro, Blackburn, Boulton Paul, De Havilland, English Electric, Fairey, Gloster, Grumman, Hawker, Short, Supermarine, Vickers, and Vickers Armstrong.
19 British helicopters; ca. 1953
20 Spanish-built ME 109, HA 1112-MIL; 1953
21 Assorted British planes; ca. 1954
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes by Auster, English Electric, Fairey, Gloster, Hawker.
22 British helicopters; ca. 1955-1958
23 Assorted British planes; 1955
24 Assorted British planes; ca. 1956
25 Assorted British Commonwealth planes; 1957
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes manufactured by Bristol Siddeley, De Havilland, English Electric, Saunders-Roe, Supermarine, and Thruxton [Jackaroo].
26 European aircraft; ca. 1955-1958
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes manufactured by Maachi and Polish WSK [helicopter].
27 Assorted British aircraft; ca. 1958
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes manufactured by Avro, Bristol, De Havilland, Fairey, Gloster, Handley Page, Saunders-Roe, Short, Westland,
Box Folder
64 1 Assorted aircraft by British manufacturers; ca. 1959
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes manufactured by Armstrong Whitworth, De Havilland, Folland, Gloster, Hawker, Hunting Aircraft Limited,
2 Westland "Whirlwind" helicopter; 1959
3 Assorted planes; 1960
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes manufactured by De Havilland, Eland-Convair, English Electric, Gloster, Handley Page, Hawker,
4 Assorted planes; ca. 1959-1966
General note
Photos and postcards depict planes manufactured by Beagle, Bristol, Bristol Siddeley, British Aircraft Corporation, De Havilland, English Electric, Handley Page, Hawker, Hawker Siddeley, Short, Vickers.
Postcards
General note
Box 65 contains six folders of postcards. The topics include airplanes from 1903 to the 1970s, pilots from 1908 to 1927, airships from 1907 to the 1920s, aeronautical shows, races, and events from 1902 to 1912, and finally engines which consists of one example, an Anzai from about 1911. The majority of postcards are photographs that usually commemorate famous planes, people or events. The types of events chronicled include the Wright plane debut in France and Bleriot's crossing of the English Channel and landing in Dover.
Box Folder
65 1 Postcards: Airplanes; 1903-1918
2 Postcards: Airplanes; 1919-1970s
3 Postcards: pilots; ca. 1908-1927
4 Postcards: Airships; ca. 1907-1920s
5 Postcards: Aeronautical shows, races and events; ca. 1909-1912
6 Postcards: Engines, Anzani; ca. 1911
Oversize 1920-2000
Box
66 Oversize images
Box
67 Oversize images
Glass Lantern Slides
Scope and Contents
Glass lantern slides are in box 66 and 67, both of which are stored in a larger box and held onsite at the Woodson due to their delicate nature. The boxes contain glass slides measuring 3.25 inches square. Some of the slides are from the "Primus Junior Lecture Series: The Conquest of the Air." The series is in three chapters: balloons, airships, and aeroplanes.
The rest of the slides are photograph-like quality with depictions of early aircraft including gliders and airplanes from circa 1908 to the 1930s.
Box Folder
68 1 Rotary engine on two-wheeled caisson; ca. 1909
2 Float biplane; ca. 1914
3 Unidentified airship; ca. 1900
4 Antoinette VII-style monoplane flying over sailing ship; ca. 1910
5 Two-seater military biplane; ca. 1914-1918
6 Grahame-White biplane transport with pusher engine; n.d.
7 Wright Model A; ca. 1908
8 Albatross biplane; ca. 1914
9 Monoplane [Deperdussin Monocoque]; ca. 1912
10 [Antoinette VII] flying over cliffs; ca. 1910
11 Triplane [similar to Voisin biplane]; ca. 1909
12 Rumpler Monoplane [Rumpler-Eindecker]; ca. 1912
13 Bleriot XI; ca. 1909
14 Curtiss Flying Boat [Curtiss F boat]; n.d.
15 The Wright Glider; ca. 1903
16 [Bleriot] flying along the coastline; ca. 1909
17 [German] military balloon; ca. 1890s
18 Biplane, tractor engine; n.d.
19 Gilbert on Morane-Saulnier monoplane [Morane-Saulneir N]; ca. 1909-1911
20 World War I era biplane fighter; ca. 1914-1919
21 [R.A.F. B.E.2a] Flying over crowds and horsemen. "Review on Salisbury Plain"; ca. 1912-1914
22 Winston Churchill wearing flying helmet with goggles and holding top hat and cane. Standing before what may be an R.A.F. B.E.2a; ca. 1917-1919
23 [Short] float biplane; ca. 1914-1918
24 Handley-Page V-1500 and 0-400 pusher-tractor biplanes; ca. 1916
25 Construction of passenger cabin for Vickers' Commercial Machine; ca. 1939 or earlier
26 Hamilton Hydromatic Airscrew and Governor in part section; n.d.
27 Handley-Page V-1500 with wings folded back; ca. 1918
28 Vickers' Vimy, commercial passenger machine; ca. 1919
29 Aircraft floating in water with pilot standing cockpit. [May be an Antoinette-style monoplane]; ca. 1909-1914
30 Hawker Henley, Bristol Bombay, Westland Lysander; Dec. 23, 1938
31 Bristol monoplane and Bristol Fighter fitted with wireless; ca. 1917
32 Fuselage construction for Avro, Supermarine S6, and Avia Monocoque; Dec. 23. 1938
33 Sikorsky Russii-Knyaz; ca. 1913
34 Vickers Vampire and Vickers Scout; ca. 1915-1916
35 Bombardier holding bomb while in biplane; ca. 1914
36 Fokker biplane "hanging on the prop" [lantern slide of drawing]; n.d.
37 The Cross-Atlantic Vickers 'Vimy-Rolls'; ca. 1919
38 "Presented with the Great War:" W.J. Tempest, D.S.C.; W.L. Robinson, V.C; F. Sowret, D.S.C.; ca. 1914-1918
39 Artists rendering of attack on a dirigible; n.d.
40 Single-seat direct take-off autogiro; Dec. 23, 1938
General note
Slide is cracked. One main vertical crack from top to bottom with two branching cracks.
41 "The Work of Aircraft in the Great War", [unidentified aircraft]; n.d.
42 Wind channel [wind tunnel] Eiffel Laboratory; n.d.
43 Sketch of nacell with machine gun, gunner and propeller; November 1916
44 Westland "Pterodactyl" Mark V two-seater fighter; Dec. 23, 1938
45 Wreckage of rigid airship [Zeppelin] with complete skeleton of girders, 1 of 5; 1916
46 Wreckage details of rigid airship [Zeppelin] girders, 2 of 5; 1916
47 Wreckage details of rigid airship [Zeppelin] girders, 3 of 5; 1916
48 Wreckage details of rigid airship [Zeppelin] gondola, 4 of 5; 1916
49 Wreckage of rigid airship [Zeppelin] closeup of prop; 1916
50 Sketch of crude nacelle with propeller and two men; n.d.
51 Twin-propellor pusher, crew rigging lifting plane, [probably Sir Hiram Maxim's steam-powered aircraft]; 1 of 5; ca. 1984
52 Twin-propellor pusher [probably Sir Hiram Maxim's steam-powered aircraft] in tethered flight; 2 of 5; ca. 1894
53 Twin-propellor pusher [probably Sir Hiram Maxim's steam-powered aircraft] with view of boiler and propellers and [apparently wrecked]; 3 of 5; ca. 1894
54 Twin-propellor pusher [probably Sir Hiram Maxim's steam-powered aircraft] leaving shed; 4 of 5; ca. 1894
55 Twin-propellor pusher [probably Sir Hiram Maxim's steam-powered aircraft] with damaged structure; 4 of 5; ca. 1894
Box Folder
69 1 No. 795, The Conquest of Air, Chapter I Balloons, slide 2 Lunardi and Mrs. Sage; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
2 No. 795, The Conquest of Air, Chapter I Balloons, slide 5: Aloft; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
3 No. 795, The Conquest of Air, Chapter I Balloons, slide 6: Gordon-Bennett Race; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
4 No. 795, The Conquest of Air, Chapter I Balloons, slide 7: A Picnic in the Clouds; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
5 No. 795, The Conquest of Air, Chapter I Balloons, slide 8: A Descent at Sea. Saved; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
6 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 9: The First Airships; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
7 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 10: Santos-Dumont Rounds The Eiffel Tower; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
8 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 11: The Zeppelin, with portrait; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
9 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 12: The Zeppelin. Shed and Construction; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
10 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 13: La Liberte; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
11 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 14: The Clement-Bayard; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
12 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 15: The Wellman Polar Airship; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
13 No. 796, The Conquest of Air, Chapter II Airships, slide 16: Airships in War; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
14 No. 797, The Conquest of Air, Chapter III Aeroplanes, slide 17: Wright at Auvours; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
15 No. 797, The Conquest of Air, Chapter III Aeroplanes, slide 18: Latham Over the Channel; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
16 No. 797, The Conquest of Air, Chapter III Aeroplanes, slide 20: Farman at Blackpool; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
17 No. 797, The Conquest of Air, Chapter III Aeroplanes, slide 21: Paulan at Manchester; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
18 No. 797, The Conquest of Air, Chapter III Aeroplanes, slide 22: Hon. C.S. Rolls Over Dover Castle; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
19 No. 797, The Conquest of Air, Chapter III Aeroplanes, slide 24: Peace. Trafalgar Square; ca. 1910
General note
"Coloured Lantern Slides" from the "Primus Junior Lecturer's Series." The text associated with this series can be found in Series II Printed Materials, box 28, folder 4 titled Lantern Lecture Reading: The Conquest of the Air.
20 Glider in flight over valley with steeple below; ca. 1900
21 1. AZQ "The Mastery of the Air," two biplanes; ca. 1911
22 Man wearing glider; ca. 1900
23 Man with glider, monowing, circular tail, top-rear view; ca. 1900
24 Hand glider, monowing, circular tail, underwing view; ca. 1900
25 Hand glider, monowing, circular tail, variation; ca. 1900
26 Hand glider, monowing, circular tail, variation; ca. 1900
27 Hand glider, monowing, circular tail, man in harness; ca. 1900
28 Hand glider in flight, biplane-type configuration; ca. 1900
29 Man in glider with biplane wings; ca. 1900
30 Bi-wing handglider in flight; ca. 1900
31 Bi-wing glider and sand dunes; ca. 1900
32 Bi-wing glider in flight near hilltop; ca. 1900
33 Wing [lifting body] tethered, 1 of 4; n.d.
34 Wing with wicker basket tethered, 2 of 4; n.d.
35 Wing tethered, 3 of 4; n.d.
36 Wing tethered, man in basket surrounded by companions, 4 of 4; n.d.
37 Caudon-type plane in flight; ca. 1911
38 [Sopwith Wright at Brooklands]; ca. 1911
39 Monoplane [Bleriot XI]; ca. 1909
40 "Original Wright Aeroplane Kitty Hawk; 1903
41 Unidentified pilot in biplane; ca. 1910
42 Santos-Dumont in 14-bis; ca. 1906
43 "The World on Wings," 60, Bleriots Latest Flyer; ca 1911
44 "American Machinist, NY," [Henry Farman III] front view airborne; ca. 1911
45 "American Machinist, NY," [Henry Farman III] airborne sideview; ca. 1911
46 Morane-Saulnier two-seater monoplane; n.d.
47 "Henri Farman in flight"; ca. 1911
48 Photographer with Bleriot-type monoplane; ca. 1911
49 Wilbur Wright in the air [Wright Flyer III] making historical flight of 16 miles; ca. 1903-1909
50 Wright Flyer-type airplane swooping over horse drawn carriages; ca. 1908
51 "The World on Wings," 76, Blackpool: Farman's 47-mile flight; n.d.
52 Alfred Friedrich with the Etrich-Taube monoplane; ca. 1913
53 [Wright Flyer]; ca. 1907-1909
54 Rotary engine on a pusher biplane [possibly a Gnome 9-cylinder]; n.d.
55 Santos-Dumont 20 "Demoiselle" in flight; n.d.
56 Henri Farman H.F. 20 or variation; ca. 1914
57 Avro monoplane with 4 views; n.d.
58 [Pickles] on a Caudron biplane; 1911
59 Blériot monoplane in flight; ca. 1909-1911
60 Wright Flyer; n.d.
61 Blériot-type plane as seen from a ship; n.d.

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Addendum 1911-2003

Box envelope
70 1 Autograph book 1911-1914
General Note
The autograph book contains signatures of some the early aviation pioneers in England from 1911- 1915. The signers include Claude Grahame-White, Samuel Franklin Cody, and others.
2 Autographs, Airmen, etc. 1911-1939
Scope and Contents note
This autograph book contains autographs and some annotations about how the signatures were obtained or about the fate of the flyers. Postcards, photographs, correspondence, and programs are also included.
3 Mechanic's notebook 1915
General note
This notebook is well illustrated with pencil drawings depicting engines and other mechanical devices. The author also was adept at depicting scenes from military life as seen from the eyes of a private. What appears to be a name "R. [Tomlius]" appears on the upper-left corner of the front cover paste-down.
4 Magazines on 100 years of flight, "Newsweek" and Smithsonian." 2003
5 Dethuisreis Batavia-Amsterdam Vanderpelikaan commemerative cloth circa 1927-137
Excerpts from "The Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society" 1908-1967
Box item
70 Development characteristics of a long-range flying boat (S-42) Nov. 15, 1934
Flying Boats (Military) circa 1920-1929
Flying boats (design) 1923
Military Aircraft 1912
Seaplane Development April 28, 1927
The development of the autogyro 1925
Autogiros & Helicopters 1929, 1930, 1937
Light aeroplane engine development 1925
The Langley Machine 1921
The Langley Machine & the Hammondsport Trials 1921
The Life and Work of Wilbur Wright circa 1919
Italian aviation circa 1920s
Schneider trophy 1926, 1927
High speed aircraft design 1934
The development of high-speed aircraft 1923
Airship research & development 1926
Handling & structural features of German aircraft 1944
The light aeroplane competitions 1924
Metal aeroplane constructions 1923
The cruise of the Royal Air Force far east flight 1929
Part 1: Experiences in an airship of the French army; Part 2: An aeroplane flight with Wilbur Wright 1908
Military Ballooning 1862 (reprinted 1967)

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