C. F. Ritchel Ballooning Scrapbook
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0325
Creators:
Ritchel, Charles Francis
Dates:
1878-1901
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.47 Cubic feet
1 flatbox
Repository:
Charles Francis Ritchel was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents for various devices. This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchel's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchel's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901, including his patent for propelling an airship by foot pedals. Also included are articles relating to his other inventions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles Francis Ritchel was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents on such devices ranging from windup toy motors, to his boring machine used in the manufacture of brushes, to his airship experiments.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2020.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Paul E. Garber, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0325, unknown

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
C. F. Ritchel Ballooning Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0325, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/