Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0069
Creators:
Brownback, Henry Lowe.
Dates:
bulk 1934-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
his collection consists of photographs, correspondence, brochures and advertisements concerning Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Included here is information on airplane, marine, and automotive motors. Correspondence with and advertisements for the following companies are included: Light Manufacturing and Foundry Company (Tiger Aircraft Engine Division); Auto Engine Works, Inc. (manufacturers of Capitol marine motors); Anzani Aviation Engines; and Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, Inc. Correspondence with Maurice Vasseur, a French motor boat racing champion and manufacturer of airplane propellers is also included in this collection. A Supplementary Instruction Book for the Type A7-a Airplane Engine, an article from Les Ailes May 18, 1946, and the 1938 report of the United States National Museum are included as well. Information on the following engines is included: Hall-Scott A-7-A four cylinder, Tiger, Tiger Junior, Tiger Kitten, Premier Motor, Shark Marine Engines, Lycoming Marine Engines, and six cylinder Aero Motors. Also present in this collection is Brownback's patent application for "Method of Making Bearings, and Product."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Lowe Brownback, the grandson of T. S. Lowe, was born in June 1891 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In 1912, he received his pilot's license and later received a Masters degree from Cornell University. He went on to work at various motor and engine companies, and eventually became the vice president of the Brownback Motor Laboratories in Norristown, Pennsylvania. From 1925-1929, Brownback was in France, working with Allessandro Anzani. Throughout his life, Brownback held several different occupations including chief machine gun instructor at Cornell University. He also worked as a consulting engineer. Brownback has designed and built many successful airplane engines, and holds patents for airplane engine bearings.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mrs. Ernst Hain, Gift, 1997

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Collection, Accession number 1997-0069, 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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Hall-Scott A-7A 4-Cylinder Inline Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Brownback Tiger Junion 4-Cyclinder Opposed Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brownback Tiger Kitten 2-Cylinder Inline (Model 20) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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