Skip to main content

Bowlus-Du Pont Sailplane Company drawing

circa 1935
 Collection
Identifier: 1986-249

Abstract

Bowlus-Du Pont Sailplane, Inc. was a short-lived company which combined the financing of record holding glider pilot, Richard du Pont (1911-1943), and the engineering skills of Hawley Bowlus. This reproduction drawing (there are two copies) includes elevations and cross sections of an Albatross II.

Dates

  • circa 1935

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 drawing : b&w ; 14.75 x 19.5 in.

Historical Note

Bowlus-Du Pont Sailplane, Inc. was a short-lived company which combined the financing of record holding glider pilot, Richard du Pont (1911-1943), and the engineering skills of Hawley Bowlus. It was incorporated in 1934. The company built four gliders called the Albatross II from 1934 to 1936 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Scope and Content

This reproduction drawing (there are two copies) includes elevations and cross sections of an Albatross II: Sections A and B (elevations of wings); Section C (cross section of wings); Section D (struts); Section E (rudder); Section F (elevators); Section G (fuselage); Section H (head-on view). The drawing is labeled "Bowlus Du Pont Sailplane Inc., Wilmington, Delaware" and includes the company's logo: a gull with the words "On the Wings of an Albatross."

Location

DF Box 11.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Bowlus-Du Pont Sailplane Company drawing
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400