National Air and Space Museum Archives

J.W. Smith Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0011
Creators:
Smith, John William, 1871-
Dates:
1905-1965
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.89 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box) (1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains approximately one cubic foot of material relating to J. W. Smith and his aeronautical career, specifically his all-metal monoplanes, the Smith (John W. ) 1911 and 1913 monoplanes, and aircraft engine designs, circa 1910-1950s. It includes drawings, patent applications and related material, correspondence, photographs and magazine and newspaper articles.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Renowned aeronautical engineer John William (J. W.) Smith (1871- ) built his first all-metal monoplane in 1911 and developed a radial engine for the British Admiralty in 1915. He conducted research for William S. Stout and designed an automobile for his own air-cooled engine. His later work involved designs for turbojet engines.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Violet Custer, Gift, 2000, 2001-0011, unknown

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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Repository Contact
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