Ernst Loebell Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0754
Creators:
Loebell, Ernst, 1902-1979
Dates:
bulk 1933-1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic Feet
(2 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a nine by eleven inch scrapbook containing newspaper accounts of the activities and experiments of the Cleveland Rocket Society and of speaking engagements of Ernst Loebell, several black and white photographs of Loebell and his rockets, a binder entitled "Personal History of Ernest Loebell," a binder of Ernest Loebell's lectures and documents and correspondence relating to his career and to the Cleveland Rocket Society.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
German-born Ernest (Ernst) Loebell (1902-1979), engineer and rocket designer, was a graduate of Breslau and Oldenburg universities. In Berlin and later New York, Loebell was employed as a mechanical engineer for Otis Elevator Company. He moved to Cleveland in 1930 and worked for White Motor Company and Lear, Inc. In Ohio, he helped organize the Cleveland Rocket Society, which between 1933 and 1938 sought to develop a liquid fueled engine that could power a stratospheric rocket across the Atlantic. Six rocket motors were built and were tested on an estate outside of Cleveland. One of the Society's rocket models was displayed at the Paris International Exposition of 1937. The Cleveland Rocket Society folded in 1938 due to lack of funds.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ernst Loebell, Gift

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Ernst Loebell Collection, Accession number XXXX-0754, 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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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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