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Inv. Inventors and Inventions

 Topic Guide
Identifier: Inv
This classification groups together collections on the topic of Inventors and Inventions.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Vincent G. Apple Papers

Identifier: MS-405

The Vincent G. Apple Papers is a collection of work and administrative records for Vincent G. Apple, a Dayton inventor. The collection contains numerous patents, patent applications, engineering drawings, journals, legal agreements and correspondence, business records and correspondence, and the Ford Trial records.

Dates: 1892-1977; Majority of material found within 1898-1940

Freeman F. Bentley Papers

Identifier: MS-423
Abstract The collection consists of papers covering Freeman Bentley's life, focusing on his scientific career and his research in spectroscopy. The majority of the material in this collection is scientific in nature and includes test results, data sheets, technical reports and articles. Bentley authored many of the technical reports and articles in this collection. His writings and reports are especially important considering Bentley was a pioneer in the field of far infrared spectroscopy. In...
Dates: 1937 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975

Garnet C. Brown Papers

Identifier: MS-82

Brown, a native of Springfield, was a local engineer and designer who helped pioneer several inventions in the aviation and automobile industries. His papers consist of engineering notebooks, personal and business correspondence, blueprints, photographs, original stories and poems, clippings, and a collection of printed materials reflecting his various interests and hobbies.

Dates: 1890-1976

Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral History Project Records

Identifier: MS-431

The Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral History Project primarily contains oral histories gathered from several workers in the field of Aerospace Technology during the Cold War (1946-1992). With few exceptions, the interviewees were all engineers and worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on projects ranging from stealth and fly-by-wire technology to jet propulsion and foreign intelligence gathering, etc.

Dates: 1936-2008

Dayton Daily News Archive (MS-458)

Identifier: MS-458
Abstract This collection consists of over 2000 cubic feet of photographs, negatives, and news clippings spanning obituary, personality, and subject files generated by the Dayton Daily News and the former Journal Herald in the twentieth century. The newspaper was founded by James M. Cox, a three-term Ohio governor and presidential candidate. The archive documents the local and regional history of Dayton and the Miami Valley in Ohio and it role on a national scale, particularly during the period 1930...
Dates: 1890 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

Engineers' Club of Dayton Records

Identifier: MS-420

The purpose of the Engineers' Club of Dayton is to advance the field of engineering through furnishing facilities for the educational and professional improvement of its members. Requirements for membership include working in the field of engineering or other work related to engineering, science, technology, and allied arts. The records include meeting minutes, membership files, financial records, publications, correspondence, photographs, film, and reports.

Dates: 1914-2011

Dr. Hans von Ohain Papers

Identifier: MS-335

Dr. Hans von Ohain was the co-inventor of the first successful jet engine. After World War II, he moved to Dayton, Ohio where he was a research scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. His papers contain patents, correspondence, speeches, technical reports, scientific articles, awards, and photographs. Some documents are in German and French, but the majority of the collection is in English.

Dates: 1907-2003

Dr. Fritz J. Russ Correspondence (SC-333)

Identifier: SC-333

Professional and personal correspondence of Dr. Fritz J. Russ while Chief of the Missile Guidance and Control Group, Air Technical Intelligence Center, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the early 1950s.

Dates: 1951-1954

Aurel Vaszin Papers

Identifier: MS-98

Vaszin was a Dayton designer and manufacturer of amusement rides and equipment. His papers include clippings concerning his business, certificates of merit for trade involvements, and a small collection of photographs.

Dates: 1928-1979

Sir Frank Whittle Papers

Identifier: MS-241
Abstract Sir Frank Whittle invented the jet propulsion engine, proposing the use of the gas turbine for jet propulsion in 1928. He patented his idea in 1930. The first jet aircraft flew in 1941. Whittle's engine technology was shared with the United States government and became the foundation for the American jet aircraft program. The papers in the collection document Whittle's invention of the jet engine and include correspondence, technical and design reports, photographs, charts, and engineering...
Dates: 1936-1964