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In 1890, Charles G. Loeber of Boston, Massachusetts, was soliciting funds to build his "Airboat." This may be the same Charles G. Loeber who in 1892 was living in Brooklyn, New York, and wrote the Prospectus for Proving and Introducing the Loeber Air Car

Identifier

NASM.2012.0046

Creator

Loeber, Charles

Date

bulk 1890

Provenance

Bonnie Ward, Gift, 2012

Extent

0.53 Cubic feet ((1 oversized folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Drawings

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a 22 by 29 inch drawing, containing a "Side Elevation of Construction" (side view), a "Ground Plan" (top view), and a color illustration of the Charles G. Loeber Airboat, 1890. The drawing comes with a one-page Airboat Construction Fund Plan, which contains information from Loeber about the funds he needs to build his Airboat.

Genre/Form

Drawings

Rights

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Topics Aeronautics
Airships

Citation

Charles G. Loeber Airboat Drawings and Illustration, Accession 2012-0046, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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