Pump Part, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, R.H. Goddard

Pump Part, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, R.H. Goddard

     

This is probably an impeller element for a pump for one of the experimental liquid propellant rockets of the American rocket pioneer Dr. Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945). It may date to his P- or pump series of rockets, undertaken from Sept. 1938 to Oct. 1941, at his test site at Roswell, New Mexico.

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

Type
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)

Materials
Non-ferrous; probably stainless steel; threaded shaft, steel
Dimensions
Overall: 2 1/8in. x 1 3/4in. (5.4 x 4.45cm)

This is probably an impeller element for a pump for one of the experimental liquid propellant rockets of the American rocket pioneer Dr. Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945). It may date to his P- or pump series of rockets, undertaken from Sept. 1938 to Oct. 1941, at his test site at Roswell, New Mexico.

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

Type
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)

Materials
Non-ferrous; probably stainless steel; threaded shaft, steel
Dimensions
Overall: 2 1/8in. x 1 3/4in. (5.4 x 4.45cm)

ID: A19660020000