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All American Engineering Corporation photographs and audiovisual materials

Accession 1976.410

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: All American Engineering Corporation photographs and audiovisual materials
Dates: 1938-1984, bulk 1951-1976
Accession Number: 1976.410
Extent: 13 linear feet
Physical Description: 242 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 192 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 5 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 6 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 2 scrapbooks : blue vinyl ; 12 x 18 in. (closed). 1 album. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5.5 x 14 in. 3 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 11 x 14 in. 1 negative : color ; 4 x 5 in. 3 items. 3 diagrams. 1 Unolyn rope. 38 drawings : some b&w, some color ; from 14 x 11 in. to 30 x 40 in. 127 reels : si., col. ; 16mm. 31 reels : si., b&w ; 16mm. 15 reels : sd., col. ; 16mm. 3 reels : sd., col. ; 16mm. 4 reels : si., col. ; 8mm. 1 videocassette (Betacam SP). 3 video discs (DVD). 2 videocassettes (VHS) : 1/2 inch. 2 items : list. 1 item : report (2 copies).
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: All American Engineering Company was an aeronautical engineering and research firm which was incorporated on October 31, 1952. The company was originally a division of All American Aviation, Inc. This collection consists primarily of films. There is a small amount of photographs which corresponds directly to the film material. The collection is organized into two series: Films and Photographs, both series are arranged alphabetically. Dating from 1937 to 1984, the Films series documents the company’s innovations in the aviation industry, including pickup and recovery systems, catapults and arresting gear. The photographs document different design projects and tests; most of this research was related to the aviation industry. There are photographs of the facilities at the DuPont Airport on Centre Road near Greenville, Delaware, and the Georgetown, Delaware, test plant. Richard du Pont and other personnel appear in some of the images.
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Historical Note

All American Engineering Company was an aeronautical engineering and research firm which was incorporated on October 31, 1952. The company was originally a division of All American Aviation, Inc.

All American Aviation was incorporated by Dr. Lytle S. Adams (1881-1970), who had been experimenting with aerial pick-up devices since the 1920s and was the sole owner of Tri-State Aviation Corporation of Morgantown, West Virginia. The company remained inactive until September 1938, when Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943) bought $85,000 in stock and became president. Adams became vice president and Charles W. Wendt (1904-1990), secretary-treasurer. The other directors were Arthur P. Davis (1895-1968) and A. Felix du Pont, Jr. (1905-1996).

All American Aviation began service with an experimental airmail pick-up contract in 1939. The service was made permanent in 1940, serving eighty-six cities on five routes, primarily in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company developed an improved pick-up system that owed little to Adams, who withdrew from the firm after a bitter dispute.

The company thrived during World War II by developing military applications for its technology, particularly a "man harness" for snatching people aloft like airmail sacks. The system was tried for air rescue missions and for dropping and retrieving intelligence officers behind enemy lines. The company also became involved in the military glider program. Richard du Pont left to head the Army's glider program in 1943 and was killed in a glider accident a few months later.

Support for the airmail pick-up system declined after World War II, in the face of high costs, lower airmail volume and better rural delivery by road. However, the company continued to push its system by proposing to combine it with passenger service, something the CAB had consistently opposed.

In 1948 the All American Aviation was designated the principal feeder airline for the mid-Atlantic region. In response to its evolution into a conventional airline the company changed its name to All American Airways, Inc. on September 20, 1948.

In January 2, 1953, All American Airways split with its engineering and research units and became Allegheny Airlines, Inc. and All American Engineering Company. Allegheny Airlines, Inc. was renamed USAir, Inc., on October 28, 1979.

All American Engineering continued the refinement and manufacture of the automatic cargo and airmail pick-up equipment originally developed by its predecessor in the 1930s. It also developed gliders, ejection seat trainers, airborne winches, ski attachments and other landing gear. The firm was renamed All American Industries on June 11, 1970, and was merged into International Controls Corp. on May 7, 1982.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of films. There are a small amount of photographs which corresponds directly to the film material. The collection is organized into two series: Films and Photographs, both series are arranged alphabetically.

Dating from 1937 to 1984, the Films series documents the company’s innovations in the aviation industry, including pickup and recovery systems, catapults and arresting gear. Many of the films depict helicopters, airplanes or gliders testing various products designed by All American Engineering. The films are shot at assorted airfields, including DuPont and Georgetown in Delaware and some military airfields, such as Fort Bragg and Quantico. Of note are two films of the Aquila unmanned aircraft (or drone) launcher, one of which includes a launch accident in 1976. The B-26 Tow and Hook on Test and L20 Shots films have shot lists and the film for the Derrick Type Pickup System includes a commentary. Also contained in the collection are Betacam SP and DVD copies of the 1937 8th Annual National Soaring Contest and VHS/DVD copies of several of the shorter films (VHS tapes include lists of films).

The Photographs series documents different design projects and tests; most of this research was related to the aviation industry. There are photographs of the facilities at the DuPont Airport on Centre Road near Greenville, Delaware, and the Georgetown, Delaware, test plant. Richard du Pont and other personnel appear in some of the images.

There are photographs of various military and civilian aircraft, some of them engaged in research work. There are a views of the air mail pick-up service serving Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania in the 1940s; Brodie system (cable take-off and landing); glider pick-up at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; man pick-up system; trackless catapult experiments; aircraft arresting gear; and equipment drop experiments.

There are drawings of aerial recovery, landing systems, and launching systems, and seven miscellaneous items ("submersoplane," parking garage, flying catapult engines, Project Space Track). These are rendered in either black and white or are hand-colored. Some of the work is signed by Harry Thomas.

There is an album from the Georgetown plant which was prepared for Christmas 1955 and includes photographs of employees organized by department. The book is humorously designed with a Santa Claus motif. There is a scrapbook arranged chronologically that contains some photographs, but chiefly ephemera and newspaper clippings related to the company.

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Separated Material

All American Engineering Company records (Accession 1541), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

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Access Points

Aircraft industry.
Airports--Delaware.
All American Airways, Inc.
All American Aviation, Inc.
Gliders (Aeronautics)
Landing aids (Aeronautics).
United States. Air Mail Service.
Wendt, Charles
du Pont, Richard C. (Richard Chichester), 1911-1943
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Films, 1937-1984, undated
Film
Can 170 #3454, 1964 May 4 [Test 1. SO 64-1234.] ; 1 reel (100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 171 #5259, 1969 February 28; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 170 30,000 lb. 200 m.p.h., 1966 October 11 [Test 3. SO 1317.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 149 8th Annual National Soaring Contest, 1937 [Warren E. Eaton, Glider Field, Elmira, NY. Winner Peter Reidel.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w; 16mm.
Box
4 8th Annual National Soaring Contest, 1937 [Dub.] ; 1 videocassette (Betacam SP).
Box
4 8th Annual National Soaring Contest, 1937 [Dub.] ; 1 video disc (DVD).
Film
Can 5 AAS 4-C Delay & drum study file #87, undated [AR 28.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 6 AAS-4 + IVX 12311 drum studies file #90, undated [AR 29.Color and black and white.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 7 AASX-1500 Winch Pickup (Glider, Powerless Cub), undated [] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 8 ACM Convention, 1961 [Statler Hotel. Los Angeles, CA.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 9 Aerial Delivery System SAGA Support Film CD 13, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 10, 150 Aerial Recovery Composite, undated [AR 19. Wilmington, DE.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm (2 copies).
Film
Can 11 Aerial Recovery Composite for Paris Air Show, undated [AR 24. File #264.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 12 Aerial Recovery Composite for Paris Air Show, undated [AR 25.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 13 Aerial Retrieval, undated [AR 20.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 14 Aerocrane 33' wing span model flight, undated [M21.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 15 Air Mail Pickup, undated [SR 11.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 16 All American Engineering Bits & Pieces, undated; 1 reel : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Box
4 All American Engineering Films, 2008 December [2 tapes. Both tapes include lists of film transfers.] ; 2 videocassettes (VHS) : 1/2 inch.
Box
4 All American Engineering Films, undated; 2 video discs (DVD).
Film
Can 17 All American Safety Runway System, undated [File #525.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 18 AMR DAT Pick up Demo, undated [SR 27.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 19 AMR System R-2 Training Film, undated [M 17. Original Film.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 20 Aquila Launch Accident -Ft. Huachuca, 1976 August 24; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 21 Aquila RPV Ft. Huachuca-design validation tests, undated [RPV #9.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 22 Army Quiz, undated [M 18.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 23 Arresting Hook Run, 1969 April 17 [AG 52. QT-33A, E-28 gear was Lakehurst, NJ, NADC Johnsville, PA.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 24 B-26 Tow and Hook on Test, undated [L20. See shot list Box.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Box Folder
4 1 B-26 Tow and Hook on Test-Shot List, 1957 May 24 [Shot List.] ; 1 item : list.
Film
Can 25 B5480, undated; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 26 Bad Deployment (Failure of Tow Target Frame), 1979; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 27 Balloon Pick Up SR 24, undated; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 28 Balloon Soft Delivery, undated [SR 4.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 29 Boeing 720 Tail Hook Test, undated [AG 7.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 30 Bridle Arrester, undated; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 31 Brodie System Airplane Shipboard Pickup, undated [File #23.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 32 C-122 Mid Air Human Recovery AR5, undated [Original "A" Roll.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 33 C-122 Mid Air Human Recovery AR6, undated [Original "B" Roll.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 34 C-130 Cargo Delivery, undated [Parker A.W.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 35 C-130 Cargo Delivery CD 5, undated [Printing Original.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 36 C-130 Cargo Delivery "Original Film" CD 6, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 37 C-130 Cargo Delivery (Original Film) CD7, 1967 August 25; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 38 C-130 Cargo Delivery CD 8, undated [B&W negative master.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 39 C-130 Cargo Delivery CD 9, undated [Georgetown. Low Level Aerial Delivery. Feasibility demonstration of touch and go flyby. Cargo Delivery. Conducted at Georgetown, DE August 1962.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 40 C-130 Cargo Delivery CD 10, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) ; si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 41 C-130 Cargo Delivery-Georgetown CD 19, undated [Low Level Aerial Delivery. Feasibility demonstration of touch and go flyby. Cargo Delivery. Conducted at Georgetown, DE August 1962.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 42 C-130 Water Pick Up SR 23, 1960 May 5 [PMR Data Capsule.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 43 C-46, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 151 C-46 Aerial Recovery, undated [AR 30.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 152 C-46 Aerial Recovery 192, undated [Ft. Bragg.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 44 C-46 Balloon Recovery SR 25, undated [Original Film not edited.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 45 Cargo Delivery System G.A.D.S. CD11, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 46 Cargo Pick Up SR 26, undated [Twin Engine.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 47 Caribou Touch & Go Demonstration at Georgetown & Fort Bragg, NC CD 2, 1962 July [CD 2.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 48 Caribou Touch and Go, undated [Delivery.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 49 Catapult Operations, undated [CAT#1. "A" Roll. Short Version.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 50 Catapult Operations, undated [CAT #9. Reel #7.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 153 Catch a Falling Star, undated [B 12. File #12.] ; 1 reel (600 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 170 CE Catapult & M44 A/G, undated [CAT #8.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 154 CE-2 Installation & Operation, undated [CAT #13. CE-2 Installation and operation at Quantico USMC Base.] ; 1 reel (450 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 155 CE-2 Trackless Aircraft Launcher, undated [CAT #12. Produced by NAEC.] ; 1 reel (500 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 156 CE-2 Trackless Aircraft Launcher Catapult, undated [Marine Corps. Film. Shot on location at Quantico, VA.] ; 1 reel (450 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:15:42.
Film
Can 157 CE-2 Trackless Launcher, undated [CAT #11. "A" Roll.] ; 1 reel (500 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 51 CHC3 Helicopter, undated [M 6.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 52 Cole System Dummy and Mail Pick Up SR 22, 1942 [File #27. Shot of R.C. DuPont.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Box Folder
4 2 Commentary of Derrick Type Pick Up System, 1954 November 3 [Explanation of Derrick Type Pick Up System shots.] ; 1 item : report (2 copies).
Film
Can 53 Connie circling line, undated [M 16.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 54 Container Drop Tests, undated [M 28.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 55 Crashed C-60 Constellation, undated [M 29.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 56 Cruisemaster with Skies-Jato Launch of L-21 aircraft, undated [CAT #4.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 1 Cub on skies, undated [L10.] ; 1 reel : 8mm.
Film
Can 57 Dead Load Jet Car Tests, undated [M 24.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 58 Deployment of tow target from universal, undated [VND 7239 Flight systems Inc.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm
Film
Can 59 Deployment tests Aquila sheath & hook assy., 1975 November 22 [RPV #1.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 60, 61 Derrick Type Pick Up, undated [SR 3.] ; 2 reels (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 62 Derrick Type Pick Up System SR 21, circa 1954 [See commentary in box 4, folder 2.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 63 Dyna-chute Cargo Delivery System, 1961 March [M 12. Preliminary tests done at Georgetown, DE.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 64 Dynamic Testing on OE-1 Hydroski, undated [LG 2.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 65 E-5 Recovery System, undated [AR 10.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 66 Early Cargo Delivery CD 3, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 170 F-16/F-15, undated; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 67 Flying Bomb, undated [M 5.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 68 GARDS System, undated [CD 23.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 69 Glider Pick Up, 1976 September 27 [File #125. File #55 on leader. DuPont Airport and military field.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 70 Glider Pick Up, undated [SR 18. File #49.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 71 Glider Pick Up, 1942 [B 1. File #1. C-47 CG4A Glider.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 72 Glider Pick Up Trials SR 19, undated [File #28. British Film.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 73 Ground Station Study, undated [File #89. Container pickups, container action, collapsing station and Willis-Roberts container.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. and b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 74 H 37 B Helicopter Recovery, 1962 September 14 [AR 11. Unclassified "Mars" Installation and removal of winch system. HAFB, AFMDC, New Mexico.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 75 H 43 B Helicopter Recovery, undated [AR 13.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 76 Half Moon Pick Up, undated [SR 28.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 77 Harnessing Jet Power by Vector Method, undated [M 30. File #169.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 78 Helicopter Pick Up S-55, undated [AR17.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 79 Helicopter Pick UP SR 16, circa 1950 [Cub trailing a triangular object at DuPont airport.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 80 Helicopter Pick up SR 17, undated [File #11. Stinson, Cub Pickup.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 81 Helicopter Recovery, undated [AR 12. H-37 B Helicopter.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 82 Helping Hand, undated [M 15. Photo Lab Original Film.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 172 HP-30 launch #1, 1983 August 2; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 172 HP-30 launch #2, 1983 August 2; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 83 Ice Catapult, undated [CAT 6, CAT7 is copy of 6..CE Catapult Inst. USAF El Toro, CA.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 84 JC-130 B-Pole Tests, 1963 March 1 [AR 14. Instrumented poles tested no. 6 through no. 11.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 85 Jet Vane Control, undated [M 11. C-131 tests at Georgetown.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. & b&w; 16mm.
Film
Can 86 L20 In Flight Tow by B-26, undated [AR 16.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 87 L20 Shots, undated [M-25. F84. See shot list Box 4, folder 3.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Box Folder
4 3 L20 Shots-Shot List, 1957 May 24 [Shot List.] ; 1 item : list.
Film
Can 88 L21 Tow, undated [AR 15.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 89 LAD RPV Launch & Recovery, 1984 June 5; 1 reel (350 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT : 00:09:07
Film
Can 90 LADD System, undated [CD 21.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 91 Low Altitude Aerial Delivery System (LAAD) CD 14, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w, 16mm.
Film
Can 92 Low Level Cargo Delivery Sled Tests CD 16, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 171 Magnet raising & lowering, 1984 February 8; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 93 Mail Pick Up, undated [SR 32.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 94 Man Pick Up SR 34, undated [File #91 Pickup Station Equipment Assembled.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 95 Man Pick Up SR 5, undated [File #86.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 96 Man Trail Tests SR 12, undated [File #72.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 97 Mars AR-26, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 98 Mini copter Gyroplane, undated [M 20. Depicts construction and flight performance of minicopter gyroplane.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 158 Model 44 Water Twister_Family of Arresting Gears, undated [B 35.] ; 1 reel (600 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 99 Model 64 Arresting System, undated; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 100 Model 800 CAT II F/T Program, undated [AR 22.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:07:00.
Film
Can 101 Multipurpose Landing Gear, undated [M 29. Labeled GRV plane on skies.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 102 Multipurpose Landing Gear, undated [File #3.] ; 1 reel (450 ft.) : sd. & si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 159 Multipurpose Landing Gear, undated; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 160 Nissley AAE Powaro, undated [CAT 10.] ; 1 reel (450 ft.) sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 161 Oceanographic composite landing gear ocean-balloon pickup, undated [M42. VAPS.] ; 1 reel (450 ft.) : sd. & si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 103 Original Pod Tri Banner, 1978 August 31 [TTP8.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 162 Parafoil Demonstration, undated; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 163 Parafoil Master Film Final, undated; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 173 Parafoil master uncut copy PG, undated [Original CP.] ; 1 reel (700 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 174 Parafoil On-Board DV C-130 Tail Gate, 1975 December 9 [Helo Chase Drop #5.] ; 1 reel (600 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 104 Parafoil Originals, undated [P2. Titles.] ; 1 reel (100 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 105 Parafoil Originals, undated [P3] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 164 Parafoil Rough Cut, undated [CG at Mugo Bay & Flagstaff Nicolaides P6 dupe.] ; 1 reel (450 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 171 Parafoil Test, undated [P 10.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) ; si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 106 People Pallet Test CD22, undated [Photo Lab Copy.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 107 Personnel Pickup (Test and Development), 1944 August-September [C6046. An Engineering Division Field Report. ATSC Wright Field, Ohio.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 108 POD, 1978 November 7; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 172 Pohward 5152 SO 1162, 1968 August 15 [Test 11.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 172 Pohward 5157 SO 1162, 1968 August 16 [Test 12.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 109 Pre-Launch Film Clip, undated [M 8.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 110 Project I Capsule Pick Up, undated [SR 9.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 111 Project PUP SR 33, undated [Dyess Pup Fit 16, Runs 1,2 4a, 5, 2 Knockdowns, 2 Pickups.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
Film
Can 165 Project Stars, undated [Data Capsule PVAF Film, Patrick A.F.B., T. McBride.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 112 Proving Ground for Ideas, undated [Reel #1.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 113 Proving Ground for Ideas, undated [Reel #2.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 166 Proving Ground for Ideas and PL 132, undated [Sound track ruined.] ; 1 reel (600 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 114 Railway Pick Up System, undated [SR 7.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 170 Report to the People, undated [M26.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:02:37.
Film
Can 115 Revolution air cargo arresting gear B-39, undated [B Reel.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 116 Revolution air cargo arresting gear CD 15, undated; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
Film
Can 117 Revolution air cargo arresting gear CD 17, undated [A Reel.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 118 Revolution air cargo arresting gear CD 18, undated [B Reel. Film is blank.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 119 RPV #4, undated; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 120 RPV #5 Parachutes Folmer G.T.M., undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w, 16mm.
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Can 121 RPV #6 L & R Film, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 122 RPV #7 DSI Drone Flight # 3 & 4, 1976 September 27; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 123 RPV Launch, undated [Aquila.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 124 RPV Launch & Recovery, undated [RPV #11. GRV.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 125 SA-16 Human Pick Up System SR 10, undated [Cargo Pickups. Dummy Pickups, Human Pickups.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 126 SA-16 Human Pick Up System-A/C Recovery Program SR 35, 1976 September 27 [At Georgetown, DE.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 127 SA-16 Recovery System with 48th Air Rescue Squadron SR 31, undated; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 167 Safety is no Accident, undated [T. McBride. Privately produced safety film by All American Engineering.] ; 1 reel (500 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 128 SARDS Demonstration, undated [SR 2. No. 271.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 168 Scale Model Testing of R4Q-2 Aircraft, 1955 December 13 [LG-13. "Hydroskis".] ; 1 reel (500 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 129 Scale model tests of R4Q-2 Airplane equipped with Universal Landing Gear, undated [L6. Classified. Planing Surface Type Landing Gear. Prepared for ONR, Amphibious Br. Contr. No. Nonr-1639 (00). Experimental Towing Tank, Stephens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 130 Shipboard Recovery, 1962 August 31 [SR 8.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 131 Single Seater Glider Pick Up, du Pont Airport, undated [File #85.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 132 Skyvan Air to Air Recovery Test, 1975 October 15 [AR 21. NASA.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 133 Sleeve Target PDA Target, undated [TTP 1.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 2, 3 SNJ 04, undated [L9.] ; 2 reels ; 8mm.
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Can 134 Sonobouy Recovery SR 30, 1965 August [Titles explain purpose of project is to determine the feasibility of a new air recovery system which could recover a 3,000 pound object from a water surface without exceeding: 1-2g pickup load, 2-100 pound weight of complete water station.3-8 pound weight of supported station,4-A minimum of 250 feet airplane contact altitude between water surface.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 135 System 300 Arresting Gear, undated [AG 20.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 171 Taylor Rope Storage, 1969 March 3 [5261] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 136 Testing of Aircraft Fuel Cells, undated [M3.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 137 Title #199 Paravane Tests-Georgetown, undated [M10. Veazy.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. & b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 138 TM 24 A/G & CEI Catapult-PL131, undated [CAT#3.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 139, 140 TM-4 Arresting Gear, undated; 2 reels (350 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 141 Tow Pod Bad Towing Failure of Tow Target Arm, 1978 August 31; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 142 Trackless Catapult, undated [CAT#2.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. and b&w ; 16mm.
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Can 143 Twin Engine Jet Car Dead Load Tests for Navy, undated [M 24.] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 4 Unidentified Footage, undated; 1 reel : si., col. ; 8mm.
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Can 144 Universal Landing Gear on OE-1 L#3, undated; 1 reel (300 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 145 Universal Landing Gear on Otter, undated [L7. Contract Noas 56-1100-d.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 146 Universal Landing Gear on Otter, undated [L5. Contract Noas 56-1100-d. U.S. Army U-IA Otter Equipped with Hydrolift (Planning Surface Landing Gear).] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 147 VAPS Film #2, undated [M22.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 148 VAPS on SNJ and L-5, undated; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
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Can 169 VTOP F-80 Tank Installation, undated [TTP 7.] ; 1 reel (500 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm.
II. Photographs, 1938-1967
Box Folder
1 1 Aerial recovery, landing systems and launching systems renderings, undated; 37 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
1 2 Air Mail Pick-up Service "49ers" dinner, 1966 November; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 3 Air Mail pick-up system, 1945, 1946, undated [Includes map of pick-up routes.] ; 18 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 1 negative : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 item, article.
Box Folder
1 4 Aircraft arresting gear report, circa 1946; 1 item, report : 13 pages. 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 3 diagrams. 1 Unolyn rope.
Box Folder
1 5 Aircraft arresting gear tests, 1957-1962, undated; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 16 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in.
Box Folder
1 6 Airports, circa 1949, undated; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box
5 All American Aviation - All American Engineering: Now and Then scrapbook, volume 1, 1943-1961 [Assembled by C.E. Talley.] ; 1 scrapbook : blue vinyl ; 12 x 18 in. (closed). Contains newspaper clippings, reports, photographic prints, and memorandums.
Box
3 All American Aviation - All American Engineering: Now and Then scrapbook, volume 2, 1962-1963 [Assembled by C.E. Talley.] ; 1 scrapbook : blue vinyl ; 12 x 18 in. (closed). Contains newspaper clippings, reports, photographic prints, and memorandums.
Box Folder
1 7 All American Engineering staff, 1942, 1944, 1949, 1955, circa 1960 [Portraits, snapshots, and people at work.] ; 23 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. mounted. 14 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 3 photographic prints : color ; 4 x 5 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in.
Box Folder
2 1 All American Engineering staff, circa 1950s; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5.5 x 14 in.
Box Folder
1 8 All American Engineering workspace, 1965-1967 [Possibly Georgetown, Delaware.] ; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Drawer
A-17 Artists drawings, 1959, undated [Includes drawings on parking design, submersoplane, catapult engine, Project Space Track, drone recovery sequence, and air to sea rescues.] ; 10 drawings : 20 x 30 in. 1 drawing, pencil : 15.5 x 20 in. 6 drawings : 18 x 14 in.
Box Folder
1 9 B-23 Glider pick-up at Wright Field, circa 1947, undated; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; individual prints are mounted together on linen to make the panorama (folded).
Box Folder
1 10 Brodie System, circa 1946 [Cable take-off/landing system.] ; 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item, typescript letter.
Box Folder
1 11 CE-2 trackless catapult experiments, late 1950s; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
Box
DF 1005 Certificate presentation, undated [Image of four men together with the certificate from the Secretary of Commerce. Board is signed by John J. Williams, J. C. Briggs, Richard Nixon, and Bill Port.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. mounted on board.
Box Folder
1 12 Civilian airplanes, 1955, 1962, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
Box Folder
2 2 Civilian airplanes, circa 1962; 1 photographic print (rendering) : color ; 11 x 14 in. laminated.
Box Folder
1 13 du Pont family, 1938-1945, 1962, undated [Includes images of Richard du Pont, Allaire du Pont, and Kip du Pont.] ; 18 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
2 4 du Pont family, undated [Richard du Pont, possibly with Kip du Pont at a table drinking tea or coffee.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 in. oval.
Box Folder
1 14 DuPont Airport, 1952, 1953, 1962, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
2 3 DuPont Airport, circa 1962; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in.
Box Folder
1 16 Georgetown, Delaware airport, 1955, 1962, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box
3 Georgetown, Delaware airport album, 1955 [Staff group portraits. Album assembled to celebrate the end of the second full year of the facility.] ; 1 album, 1 photographic print : color ; 5 x 7 in. mounted in cover. Contains 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 4.5 in. mounted on various work forms. 2 items.
Drawer
A-36 Landing and launching systems drawings, 1957, undated; 20 drawings : 40 x 30 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
1 17 Man Pick-up System, circa 1942, undated; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 5 McAllister, Dave, circa 1956 [Portrait drawing of McAllister in uniform, with image of him next to the "Cindee Lind 7th" in the background. Drawing by Reynold Thomas.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in.
Box Folder
1 18 Military aircraft, 1951, undated; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 19 Research and development and equipment, 1952-1964, undated; 48 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 23 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 20 Tests, at Sussex County Airport, 1957 February 18, 1957 February 26; 39 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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1 21 Tests, S.O. 1658, 1958 June 18; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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1 22 Tests, 1961 November 10; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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1 23 Tests, S.O. 1500, 1962 January 17; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 24 Tests, S.O. 1503, S.O. 1473, 1962 February 12; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 25 Tests, S.O. 1554, 1962 July 23-1962 July 31; 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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1 26 Tests, 1962; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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1 27 Tests, S.O. 2024, 1963 October 9; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
1 28 Trade show, circa 1960s; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 29 Unidentified shaft with cartoonish character, 1958 [An elvish figure is drawn onto the photograph and is sitting in the shaft/tunnel holding a sign that reads either "M4-I" or "M4-1".] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.