Maitland B. Bleecker Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0029
Creators:
Bleecker, Maitland B., 1903-
Dates:
1926-1937
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.65 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box) (1 oversized scrapbook)
0.42 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the helicopter, before the trials; drawings of the helicopter; and prints of paintings of pioneering flights. It also includes reports written by Bleecker, "A Proposal for the Construction of an Experimental Helicopter" (1926); "A Study of Assisted Take-off" (1937); three mimeographed pamphlets detailing engine operations under the pseudonym "Si Klohn;" photographs of model helicopters used in wind tunnel tests; and 100 photographs of the Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Maitland B. Bleecker (b. 1903), inventor for Curtiss-Wright, developed the Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter for which trials were held in 1930.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Maitland B. Bleecker, gift, 1991, 1991-0029

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Bleecker Helicopter Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Helicopters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bleecker, Maitland B., 1903- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/