Stephen Balzer Correspondence

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0129
Creators:
Balzer, Stephen M.
Dates:
1898-1962
bulk 1899-1932
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.56 Cubic feet
(1 16x20x3 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of correspondence between Stephen Balzer and S.P. Langley, Richard Rathbun, Charles M. Manley, and others pertaining to the 52-HP Radial Engine he designed. In addition Balzer designed and built the first automobile to run in New York City, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Balzer's engine-building ability came to the attention of Langley in 1898, who decided that a gasoline engine would be more practical for his proposed man-carrying airplane than a steam power plant. There are five items that have no date, including a voucher for payments to Balzer by the Smithsonian Institution, a summary of the engine's progress by Balzer, and the cover of a mail package from V.W. Balzer to Philip S. Hopkins (NAM).

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Langley-Manly-Balzer Aero Engine of 1903 5-Cyl. Radial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balzer, Stephen M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manly, Charles Matthews, 1876-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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