Lowe, Willard & Fowler (L. W. F.) Aircraft Photographs Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0036
Creators:
Thielhart, Otto
Dates:
[ca. 1920s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
(3 folders)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The donor's father, Otto Thielhart, worked at L.W.F. Engineering Company during the early 1920s, and these 81 prints were copied from the father's scrapbook. The subjects include scenes from L.W.F. Engineering Co. and aircraft built there or of the period, including: Aeromarine M-1; Albatros D V; Arens Biplane; Bleriot XI Type; Curtiss CR-1, CR-2, CR-3, HA, HS-1L, JN-4, L, NC-1, NC-2, NC-3, NC-4, Navy Racer, and R-6 Army Racer; De Havilland DH-4B; Douglas DT-2; shots of the L.W.F. Factory, LWF Model V, Model V-1, Model F, Model G-2, Model H, Model L; Martin NBS-1; Sloan/Standard H-3; and Thomas-Morse S.4C.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Lowe Willard & Fowler (L.W.F.) Engineering Company, located at College Point, New York City, was organized in 1915 for the manufacture of all types of heavier-than-air machines. L.W.F. produced the first all-American aircraft to be used during World War I. In 1917, the first Liberty motor to fly was installed in the L.W.F. Model G, and several of the L.W.F. aircraft held performance records for speed and endurance. The company also completed Government contracts for producing Martin Bombers, Douglas DT-2s, and Naval Observation Planes, before the company dissolved in 1924.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Walter Thielhart, gift, 1993, 1993-0036, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

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
LWF V-1 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LWF F Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LWF G-2 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LWF H Owl Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LWF L Butterfly Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sloane H-3 Trainer Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas-Morse S-4C Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglas DT-2 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LWF V Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albatros D.V (L24) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bleriot XI Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss CR-1 Racer (Model 23, L-17-1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss CR-2 Racer (Model 23, L-17-2) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss CR-3 Racer Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss HA Dunkirk Fighter Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss HS-1L Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeromarine Aircraft Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss L Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss R-6 Army Racer Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss NC-2 (P2N-1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss NC-3 (P2N-1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Navy Racers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aircraft industry -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Thielhart, Otto Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowe, Willard, & Fowler Engineering Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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