Eric Preece Engine Collection, 1933-1944

Eric Preece was an engineer with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC) of Paterson, NJ, a company which was involved with the engineering development of the mass production of cylinder heads for WAC air-cooled B-29 engines during WWII. Mr. Preece served as the manager of Experimental Manufacturing prior to his promotion to Production Manager of WAC's Plant 7 in 1943. He was also an active member of the American Society of Tool Engineers, serving as the Public Relations Chairman and later as Chapter President

This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information

Physical Description:
3.27 cubic feet (3 records center boxes) (1 flatbox)

Date:
1933-1944

Creator
Preece, Eric
Subject
Wright Aeronautical Corp
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
XXXX-0502

Type
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Manuals
Catalogs
Reports
Photographs
Memoranda
Correspondence
Drawings

Topic
Wright Cyclone 18 (R-3350) 18-cyl radial engine family
Aeronautics
Airplanes--Motors
Airplanes--Design and construction
World War, 1939-1945
Airplanes
Aeronautics, Military

Eric Preece was an engineer with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation (WAC) of Paterson, NJ, a company which was involved with the engineering development of the mass production of cylinder heads for WAC air-cooled B-29 engines during WWII. Mr. Preece served as the manager of Experimental Manufacturing prior to his promotion to Production Manager of WAC's Plant 7 in 1943. He was also an active member of the American Society of Tool Engineers, serving as the Public Relations Chairman and later as Chapter President

This collection traces Preece's engineering work with WAC, and includes the following types of materials: correspondence, memos, technical drawings, minutes of meetings from both the WAC Gear Committee and the American Society of Tool Engineers, descriptions of various projects and equipment, photographs, reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals, notebooks, and personnel information

Physical Description:
3.27 cubic feet (3 records center boxes) (1 flatbox)

Date:
1933-1944

Creator
Preece, Eric
Subject
Wright Aeronautical Corp
American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
XXXX-0502

Type
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Manuals
Catalogs
Reports
Photographs
Memoranda
Correspondence
Drawings

Topic
Wright Cyclone 18 (R-3350) 18-cyl radial engine family
Aeronautics
Airplanes--Motors
Airplanes--Design and construction
World War, 1939-1945
Airplanes
Aeronautics, Military

ID: XXXX-0502