C. F. Ritchell Ballooning Scrapbook, 1878-1901

Charles F. Ritchell was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents on such devices ranging from windup toy motors to his boring machine used in the manufacture of brushes to his airship experiments

This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchell's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901, included his patent for propelling an airship by foot pedals. Also included are articles relating to his other inventions

Physical Description:
0.40 cubic feet (1 flatbox)

Date:
1878-1901

Creator
Ritchell, Charles F
Subject
Ritchell, Charles F

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
XXXX-0325

Type
Patents
Collection descriptions
Articles
Scrapbooks

Topic
Aeronautics
Inventors
Airships

Charles F. Ritchell was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents on such devices ranging from windup toy motors to his boring machine used in the manufacture of brushes to his airship experiments

This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchell's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901, included his patent for propelling an airship by foot pedals. Also included are articles relating to his other inventions

Physical Description:
0.40 cubic feet (1 flatbox)

Date:
1878-1901

Creator
Ritchell, Charles F
Subject
Ritchell, Charles F

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
XXXX-0325

Type
Patents
Collection descriptions
Articles
Scrapbooks

Topic
Aeronautics
Inventors
Airships

ID: XXXX-0325