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Lawrance Engines was established by Charles L. Lawrance in the late 1910s. Lawrance built the first air cooled radial engine, which evolved into the 200 horse power Wright Whirlwind engine. In 1924, Lawrance merged with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. After serving as president of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation and vice president of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, he founded the Lawrance Engineering and Research Corporation in Linden, New Jersey (1930). Lawrance engines are associated with the aircraft flown by Charles Lindbergh, Rear Admiral Byrd and Amelia Earhart.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0579

Creator

Lawrance Aero-Engine Corporation

Date

[ca. 1910s-1920s]

Provenance

Joseph Worth, gift, 1972, XXXX-0579

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Reports

Notes

Clippings

Correspondence

Photographs

Drawings

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the following: documentation pertaining to the production and endurance test results of the J-1 Engine; engineering data for the Model Z-5 and the Model B engine; five engineering drawings for various parts; photographs;correspondence; price listings; lists of engines by serial number; service notes; calculations; and an obituary on C.L. Lawrance.

Genre/Form

Reports

Notes

Clippings

Correspondence

Photographs

Drawings

Rights

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Names

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Lawrance Engineering and Research Corp

Wright Aeronautical Corp

Lawrance, Charles Lanier, 1882-

Topics Lawrance J-1 9-cyl radial engine
Lawrance Model B 3-cyl radial engine
Airplanes -- Motors
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

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