Motor, Model Rocket, Igniters

Motor, Model Rocket, Igniters

     

These are two twisted leg metal igniter wires made by Marshall Wilder. A single wire is inserted into the aft end of a flying rocket motor and held in place by a disc and tape. Additional wires run between it and the launch control mechanism. An electrical charge is sent through the wires to ignite the motor's non-explosive propellant. G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated these artifacts to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Marshall Wilder

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Wire:
Nickel-Chromium (Nichrome)
Envelope:
Paper
Adhesive
Steel
Dimensions
Igniters: 1 1/4" x 3/4" x 1/32" and 1 3/8" x 3/8" x 1/32"
[Prior to 10/7/11] Other (wire): 3.81cm (1 1/2in.)

These are two twisted leg metal igniter wires made by Marshall Wilder. A single wire is inserted into the aft end of a flying rocket motor and held in place by a disc and tape. Additional wires run between it and the launch control mechanism. An electrical charge is sent through the wires to ignite the motor's non-explosive propellant. G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated these artifacts to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Marshall Wilder

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Wire:
Nickel-Chromium (Nichrome)
Envelope:
Paper
Adhesive
Steel
Dimensions
Igniters: 1 1/4" x 3/4" x 1/32" and 1 3/8" x 3/8" x 1/32"
[Prior to 10/7/11] Other (wire): 3.81cm (1 1/2in.)

ID: A19930534000