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Curtiss-Wright, Various Photos

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 64, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records

Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation  Search this
Keystone Aircraft Corp  Search this
Extent:
146 Cubic feet (228 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Financial records
Date:
1868-1972
bulk 1925-1949
Summary:
This collection consists of the corporate records of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Included in the collection are technical and engineering reports of Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division's operations in St. Louis (Robertson), MO (1935-1945) and Buffalo, NY, (1932-1945), as well as AAS Material Division and AAF Air Technical Services Command memorandum reports collected by Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis and Buffalo technical reference libraries. The collection also contains the files of Curtiss-Wright's Patent Department, which hold records of patents filed by Curtiss-Wright and patent-infringement cases involving Curtiss-Wright. Also included in the collection are specifications issued by and photos commissioned by the Keystone Aircraft Corporation (Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc. until March 1927), which had been acquired by Wright in 1928 along with Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corp., and formed the Keystone Division of Curtiss-Wright until 1932 when Keystone's Bristol, PA factory closed its doors. The collection also contains financial records of the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation, which was liquidated in 1936, as well as an extensive negative collection featuring Curtiss-Wright aircraft from the 1930s and 1940s, concentrated especially on the war years.
Scope and Contents:
The Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records collection contains approximately 146 cubic feet of material. The collection contains the following material:

Army Air Service Material Division & Army Air Force Technical Services Command Memo

Reports & Technical Reports which include testing of various Curtiss-Wright models of aircraft and/or various parts of aircraft

Technical & Engineering Reports from the St. Louis, MO plant [Robertson] & Buffalo, NY plant

Patents, Patent Dockets, Patent Serial numbers, Suits, License Agreements, Patents filed by Curtiss-Wright & Patent Infringement Cases [1800s to 1940s]

Miscellaneous Research Files

Corporate & Financial Records [1923 to 1972]

Correspondence

Blueprint Drawings

Advertisements from Newspapers & Magazines in Scrapbooks

Engine Decals

Photographs

Negatives & Glass Plates
Arrangement:
This collection was arranged into Series and Subseries:

Series I: Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records

Subseries I: Corporation Reports\Records Subseries II: Patents Subseries III: Patent Serial Numbers Subseries IV: Patent Application/Dockets Subseries V: Patent Litigation Subseries VI: Aircraft & Engine Designations arranged by Designation Subseries VII: Photographs Subseries VIII: Keystone Aircraft Corporation Subseries IX: Oversize Scrapbooks of Advertising Material, Newspaper Clippings

Series II: Technical Reports

Subseries I: Air Corps Materiel Division, Reports [ACMR] Subseries II: Buffalo Reports Subseries III: St. Louis

Series III: Glass Plates [this part of the collection has not been processed]

Series IV: 1969 Accretion - Listing of Archival Material

Series V: Master Print Books [this part of the collection has not been processed]
Historical note:
An historic event in aviation occurred on June 26, 1929 when two major aircraft companies: the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company merged with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation to form the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. After this merger, the former Wright organization took over all of the engine and propeller manufacture while Curtiss concentrated on airplanes. This merger was completed by organizing two major divisions under their original names, but under the direction of a corporate headquarters located in New York City. However, there was a recognized separation of spirit as well as specialized facilities that was never completely resolved in succeeding years. The election of former Wright personnel to key corporate positions soon led to Wright becoming the dominant division. At the height of the Lindbergh Boom during the 1920s and 1930s, the Curtiss-Wright Corporation was made up of the following identified organizations: The Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company; The Curtiss-Caproni Corporation; The Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Manufacturing Company; The Keystone Aircraft Corporation; The Moth Aircraft Corporation; The Travel Air Manufacturing Company; The Wright Aeronautical Corporation; Curtiss-Wright Flying Service; The Curtiss-Wright Sales Corporation; The Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation. Curtiss-Wright was quickly becoming the 'General Motors of the Air' until the great depression in October 1929. Sales dropped and Curtiss-Wright was forced to close certain satellite plants and transfer some of their product lines to the St. Louis facility. It looked like even the Buffalo plants would also have to close when Curtiss-Wright received an order from Colombia, South America for Hawks and Falcons. This was the largest military order to Curtiss since the war. The Colombia sale saved the Curtiss-Wright organization at this low point in its history. This order kept the production lines going until new military and civil markets began to open up as the depression waned and the build-up for World War II began. During the U.S. military build-up prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, all existing Curtiss-Wright plants were expanded and new aircraft factories were built at Columbus, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. The dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan resulted in an unexpected early end to World War II. All of the major U.S. airplane builders including Curtiss-Wright were hit by massive contract cancellations because of the Japanese surrender. In 1946 Curtiss-Wright had only two experimental military models at hand for postwar delivery and no assurance of production orders. Curtiss-Wright was forced to shut down all airplane plants and transfer all units of the Aeroplane Division to their Columbus Plant. The eventual sale of the Airplane Division to North American included design rights to the former Curtiss-Wright airplanes. The Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division, which manufactured airframes, finally closed down in 1951.
Provenance:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation, gift, XXXX, 1969
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Curtiss-Wright aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Financial records
Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0067
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1868-1972
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0067, Series 1
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0067, Subseries 1.7
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Report No. 5234, File No. 1.8215. "Leading Edge Load Calculations (SS-6)" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/23/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: XF13C-1. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-21-5.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5235, File No. 1.8213. "SS-1 Calculations 'V-G' Diagram" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/16/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: XF13C-1. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-21-5.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5236, File No. 1.5273. "Monoplane. Wing Truss Analysis. SS-3 Computations Part II" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
72 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/20/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: XF13C-1. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-21-5.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5237, File No. 1.8214. "SS-1 Calculations. V-G Diagram" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/16/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: XF13C-2. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-21-6.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5238, File No. 6.5412. "Dynamic Balance Calculations of A-12 Ailerons" submitted by the Weight Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/12/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: A-12 Ailerons.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 4745, File No. 6.8566. "YO-40 with Wright Cyclone Engine. Actual Weight and Balance" submitted by the Weight Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages
Container:
Box 88, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
3/2/1932
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: YO-40. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-124-1.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5239, File No. 6.0091. "Turkey Hawk Performance Estimate with Wright SR-1820 F-2, F-3 & F-5 Cyclone Engines" submitted by the Aerodynamics Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
15 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/9/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: Turkey Hawk.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5240, File No. 1.3603. "Engine Mount Analysis" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/12/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: A-12. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-123-4.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5241, File No. 1.8210. "Study of the Relation Between Rigging Load and Flying Load Factors which Cause Counter Wires to go Slack" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/15/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: A-12. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-123-4.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5242, File No. 6.8604. "Navy Two-Seat Observation 'Hell-Diver' with Wright R-1510-A1 Engine. Actual Weight and Balance" submitted by the Weight Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/12/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: O2C-2.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5243, File No. 1.1571. "Control System Analysis" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/15/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: A-12. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-123-4.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5244, File No. 1.8220. "Dive Analysis: A-12 Ground Attack Airplane (Supersedes Curtiss Report #5147)" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
7/8/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: A-12. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-123-4.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5245, File No. 1.5272. "Flap Analysis" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/15/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: A-12. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-123-4.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5246, File No. 2.4181. "Bomb Displacing Gear. Dynamic Test" submitted by the Engineering Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
5 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/15/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: F11C-2.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5247, File No. 8.0294. "Installation Instructions. Bomb Displacing Gear" submitted by the Engineering Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/16/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: F11C-2.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report No. 5248, File No. 1.8211. "Seat and Seat Support Analysis" submitted by the Structures Dept.

Collection Creator:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages
Container:
Box 98, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
6/15/1933
Scope and Contents note:
Models covered: A-12. Curtiss-Wright models covered: L-123-4.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, Acc. XXXX-0067, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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