Balloon Locomotive Correspondence [Haenlein]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1206
Creators:
Haenlein, Paul, 1835-1905
Dates:
1867
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.01 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of a letter, and a multipage description of a "Balloon Locomotive," from inventor Paul Haenlein to U. S. Minister to the Court of St. James's, Charles Francis Adams, asking him to share the balloon locomotive plans with the U. S. government. There is also a letter from Benjamin Moran (U. S. Embassy in London) to Edward Stanton, Secretary of War under the Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson presidencies, in which the letter and description were forwarded.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a letter, and a multipage description of a "Balloon Locomotive," from inventor Paul Haenlein to U. S. Minister to the Court of St. James's, Charles Francis Adams, asking him to share the balloon locomotive plans with the U. S. government. There is also a letter from Benjamin Moran (U. S. Embassy in London) to Edward Stanton, Secretary of War under the Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson presidencies, in which the letter and description were forwarded.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Haenlein (1835–1905) was a German engineer and flight pioneer. Haenlein studied at Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe and received his education as a mechanical engineer and pattern maker. While working as a civil engineer for different German factories, he created a dirigible airship which was powered by an internal combustion engine. In 1869, Haenlein contacted Charles Francis Adams, U. S. minister to the Court of St. James's (United Kingdom), asking him to share his balloon locomotive plans with the U. S. government in hopes of selling his invention for military purposes. In 1872 Haenlein obtained a U. S. patent (No. 130 915) "Improvement in Balloon-Locomotives" to use the otherwise wasted gas in the dirigible's engines for propelling power as well as ascending.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.
Author
Patricia Williams, Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.1206.

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Preferred Citation
Balloon Locomotive Correspondence [Haenlein], NASM.XXXX.1206, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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