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Isidor B. Laskowitz was an engineer and designer who was a pioneer in the field of helicopters and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. In 1925, he founded the Laskowitz Helicopter Company, Inc. Laskowitz held numerous patents for helicopter and VTOL components and wrote numerous articles and other publications in this area. Laskowitz was a member and fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and, in 1962, established the I. B. Laskowitz Gold Medal Award for Research in Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.1118

Creator

Laskowitz, Isidor B.

Date

bulk 1932-1982

Provenance

Isidor B. Laskowitz, Gift, 1982

Extent

0.68 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Patents

Drawings

Correspondence

Maps

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection contains numerous drawings by Isidor B. Laskowitz; patents obtained by Laskowitz; photographs relating to Laskowitz's design and testing work; and many articles and publications by Laskowitz. There is also correspondence relating to a lawsuit between Laskowitz and the United States. Also in this collection are three maps. One is a route map showing the way from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Salt Lake City, Utah, including a listing of landmarks. The second is a U.S. Navy Aviation Chart showing the route from Hampton, Virginia to Morehead City, North Carolina. The third route map details the way between York County, Pennsylvania and Niagara County, New York. This map includes handwritten notations.

Genre/Form

Patents

Drawings

Correspondence

Maps

Photographs

Rights

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Topics Aeronautics
Helicopters
Vertically rising aircraft

Citation

Isidor B. Laskowitz Collection, Accession XXXX-1118, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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