Injector with Spark Plug Igniter, Rocket, R.H. Goddard

Injector with Spark Plug Igniter, Rocket, R.H. Goddard

     

This is an injector, with a spark plug, for a liquid fuel rocket of U.S. rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard of ca. 1920s-1930s. It has a removable injector plate, slotted to accomodate a screw driver. It therefore may have been used to test injectors in static tests conducted by Goddard. The attached spark plug is for ignition.

It was found in the Smithsonian collections, but likely was originally part of a major gift of Goddard artifacts to the Smithsonian by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation in 1950.

Found in Collection

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)

Materials
Overall, steel; copper cone insert; ceramic top of spark plug and brass tip
Dimensions
Overall: 2 in. tall x 4 1/2 in. long x 5/8 in. diameter (5.08 x 11.43 x 1.59cm)

This is an injector, with a spark plug, for a liquid fuel rocket of U.S. rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard of ca. 1920s-1930s. It has a removable injector plate, slotted to accomodate a screw driver. It therefore may have been used to test injectors in static tests conducted by Goddard. The attached spark plug is for ignition.

It was found in the Smithsonian collections, but likely was originally part of a major gift of Goddard artifacts to the Smithsonian by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation in 1950.

Found in Collection

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)

Materials
Overall, steel; copper cone insert; ceramic top of spark plug and brass tip
Dimensions
Overall: 2 in. tall x 4 1/2 in. long x 5/8 in. diameter (5.08 x 11.43 x 1.59cm)

ID: A19660019000