Motor, Model Rocket, Ignitors

Motor, Model Rocket, Ignitors

     

This a retail package of Rocket Development Corporation metal igniter wires and plastic discs from 1967. 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 this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocket Development Corporation

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Paper
Nickel Chromium (Nichrome) wire (12)
Adhesive
Non Ferrous Tubing with Gunpowder or another initiating propellant (11)
Dimensions
5 1/2" x 3" x 8"
[Prior to 10/7/11]
Other (envelope): 5.08 x 12.7cm (2in. x 5in.)

This a retail package of Rocket Development Corporation metal igniter wires and plastic discs from 1967. 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 this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocket Development Corporation

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Paper
Nickel Chromium (Nichrome) wire (12)
Adhesive
Non Ferrous Tubing with Gunpowder or another initiating propellant (11)
Dimensions
5 1/2" x 3" x 8"
[Prior to 10/7/11]
Other (envelope): 5.08 x 12.7cm (2in. x 5in.)

ID: A19930533000