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Aeronautical instruments

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Accelerometers; Air-speed indicators; Altimeter; Artificial horizons; Automatic pilot; Course-line computers; Density altitude computers; Distance measuring equipment; Drift indicator; Flight engineering; Flight recorders; Ground-speed indicator; Guidance systems; Inclinometer; Inertial navigation; Instrument flying; Kymograph; Navigation computer; Omnirange system; Radio beacons; Radioisotopes; Rate gyroscopes; Stall warning indicators.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Elmer Sperry photographs

Accession: 1985-257

Elmer A. Sperry (1860-1930) was an electrical engineer who established the Electric Light, Motor, and Car Brake Company in 1883 and then founded the Sperry Electric Mining Machine Company in 1886. After selling his patents to General Electric, he went to work for the company as a consultant. This collection includes original materials, as well as copy work from other sources and images which show Sperry's inventions; there is some ephemera, family photos, employees, and views of the Sperry Company's Brooklyn drafting rooms.

Dates: 1847-1945