J.W. Smith Collection

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Renowned aeronautical engineer John William (J. W.) Smith (1871- ) built his first all-metal monoplane in 1911 and developed a radial engine for the British Admiralty in 1915. He conducted research for William S. Stout and designed an automobile for his own air-cooled engine. His later work involved designs for turbojet engines.