National Air and Space Museum Archives

Frederick K. Gampper, Jr. Airship Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0062
Creators:
Gampper, Frederick K., Jr.
Dates:
1917-1925
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of blueprints, a manual, newspaper articles, brochures and photographs of airships and balloons during the early part of the 20th century, usually relating to Gampper's career. The airships included are the Roma, the Wingfoot Express, and the Pony Blimp at Commercial Air Syndicate.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frederick K. Gampper, Jr., began his aviation career in 1917. During the late 1910s and early 1920s, Gampper worked for the dirigible department at Goodyear Rubber Company where he was a supervisor of dirigible construction in Key West, an airship pilot, and trained other pilots for Goodyear. After his stint at Goodyear, Gampper helped raise stock for the Commercial Airship Syndicate, LTD., which would have been the first commercial airship airline in the United States. The night before the commencement of the company's schedule began, however, a storm destroyed the airship. Gampper's dirigible balloon pilot's license was no. #53, his Spherical Balloon Aero Club of America license was no. #655.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
James M. Gampper and Frederick K. Gampper III, gift, 1993, 1993-0062, NASM

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

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Goodyear Wingfoot Express (Airship) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodyear Pony Blimp (Airship) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roma (Italian SCA T.34) (Airship) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airships Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gampper, Frederick K., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commerical Airship Syndicate, Ltd. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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