Eric Preece Engine Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0502
Creators:
Preece, Eric
Dates:
1933-1944
Languages:
English
English
Physical Description:
4.4 Cubic feet
8 records center boxes; 1 flatbox
Repository:
This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection traces Preece's engineering work with Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC), and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The original arrangement of this collection was maintained.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged into six series:
Series I: Professional Materials
Series II: Material Related to Notebooks
Series III: Material Related to Business Practices
Series IV: Drawings
Series V: Miscellaneous Material
Series VI: Oversized Material

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Eric Preece was an engineer with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC) of Paterson, New Jersey, a company involved in the engineering development of the mass production of cylinder heads for WAC air-cooled engines for Boeing B-29 bombers during World War II. Mr. Preece served as the manager of Experimental Manufacturing prior to his promotion to Production Manager of WAC's Plant 7 in 1943. He was also an active member of the American Society of Tool Engineers, serving as the Public Relations Chairman and later as chapter president.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Jordan Ferraro and Jelena Fay-Lukic, 2010.
Encoded by Amanda Buel, 2014.
Author
Jordan Ferraro and Jelena Fay-Lukic
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Unknown (Eric Preece?)

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 note
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Eric Preece Engine Collection, Acc. XXXX-0502, 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/