Series II: Patent File Wrappers, 1916-1930 Series IV: Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, 1906-1945
Series III: Patent Litigation, 1916-1947

The Curtiss-Wright Corporation was involved in numerous legal disputes with other major aircraft companies over patent rights. The majority of the series consists of materials dated between 1929 and 1934 placed in files by Curtiss-Wright during the pursuit of patent litigation. File contents include copies of the proceedings, correspondence and memoranda, aircraft drawings and blueprints, advertising brochures, and copies of related patents. The series also contains copies of patents that were not associated with a case file, but might have been used for research. Materials are arranged by a file number created by Curtiss-Wright, followed by unfiled materials ordered by date.

Materials were originally stored in accordion folders, with additional manila folders inside. The front page of the accordion folder, which contained the case name, case number, and a list of the patents involved, was placed in the first folder of each file number.


Box  Folder 

16 1 File No. 291, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 748, Proceedings, 1929
2 File No. 291, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 748, The New York, Rio, and Buenos Aires Line Incorporated, 1929
3 File No. 291, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 748, General Three Suits, 1929
4 File No. 310, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. The Waco Aircraft Company, Equity No. 268, Proceedings, 1930
5 File No. 310, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. The Waco Aircraft Company, Equity No. 268, Correspondence, 1930
6 File No. 310, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. The Waco Aircraft Company, Equity No. 268, Waco information, no date
7 File No. 311, Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, Inc., vs. The Waco Aircraft Company, Equity No. 269, Proceedings and copies, 1929
8 File No. 315, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 805, Proceedings, 1930-1933
9 File No. 315, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 805, Correspondence and blueprints, 1930-1933
10 File No. 315, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 805, Patents in suit, 1916-1922
11 File No. 316, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 845, Proceedings, 1930-1933
12 File No. 316, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 845, Correspondence, 1930-1931

17 1 File No. 316, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 845, [Notices, Stipulations, Blueprints], 1930-1931
2 File No. 316, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 845, Date Re: Evidence [Orville Wright Interview and Correspondence], 1931-1932
3 File No. 316, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, Equity No. 845, Extra copies and memorabilia, 1930-1933
4 File No. 321, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Ford Motor Company, Equity No. 864, Proceedings, 1930-1931
5 File No. 321, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Ford Motor Company, Equity No. 864, Correspondence, 1930-1934
6 File No. 321, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Ford Motor Company, Equity No. 864, Papers to be filed as needed at hearing [Notice and stipulation], 1931
7 File No. 321, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Ford Motor Company, Equity No. 864, Memoranda, 1931-1932
8 File No. 321, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Ford Motor Company, Equity No. 864, Wright patent for Improvement in Flying Machines, original issued December 29, 1914, copied May 15, 1931
9 File No. 325, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Nicholas-Beazley Airplane, Co., Inc., Equity No. 269, Proceedings, 1931
10 File No. 325, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Nicholas-Beazley Airplane, Co., Inc., Equity No. 269, Memoranda and copies of patents in suit, 1930-1931
11 File No. 325, Curtiss Assets Corporation vs. Nicholas-Beazley Airplane, Co., Inc., Equity No. 269, Correspondence, 1929-1932
12 Patent No. 1122348 - Assignment, October 30, 1930
13 Aerial Camera and Mapping Patents, 1916-1930
14 Bellanca Patents, 1931-1932
15 Non-Curtiss-Wright Patents, 1916-1931
16 Docket No. 19832, Tom Clark v. Wright Aeronautical Corporation, 1947

Series II: Patent File Wrappers, 1916-1930 Series IV: Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records, 1906-1945
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