Powers (W. C.) Helicopter (1862) Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0562
Creators:
Powers, William C.
Dates:
1862-1863
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.11 cubic feet
2 folders
Repository:
This collection contains photographs and blueprints of the Powers (W. C.) Helicopter (1862).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 7 black and white photographs of Powers (W. C.) Helicopter (1862) model and blueprints, as well as the original blueprints.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William C. Powers was an architectural engineer-mechanic in Mobile, AL during the Civil War. Between 1862 and 1863 he designed and built experimental plans and a model of a helicopter intended to provide the Confederate defenders of Mobile with a means for aerial bombing of the Federal blockading fleet. A family dispute apparently arose over the fear that the North would capture the ship and use it to destroy the South, and the plans were set aside until 1940.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2018.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Clara McDermott and William V. McDermott, Gift, 1940, XXXX-0562

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
PowPowers (W. C.) Helicopter (1862) Collection, NASM.XXXX.0562, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Keywords
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Aeronautics, Military -- pre-1903 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- pre-1903 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powers (W. C.) Helicopter (1862) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powers, William C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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