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Captain Carl W. Petersen was a mariner, aviator, explorer, and inventor, who proposed to cross the Atlantic in five aerial tacks (risings and lowerings) in an "oblong, horizontal flat reefable gas-vessel" airship propelled by an electric motor, and promising the stability of a sailing ship. He formed and was president of Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company and received patents for his airship.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.1027

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2018.

Creator

Petersen, Carl W.

Date

1886

Provenance

Unknown - found in collection, Unknown, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.1027YEAR.####

Extent

0.13 Cubic feet (1 flat box)

Summary

This collection consists of a Petersen's American Aerial Navigation company circular, stationery, and stock certificate.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Stock certificates

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged at the item level.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an 8.5 x 11 inch company circular addressed to Mrs. Elisabeth Bender, Stockholder, dated January 1885; a 9 x 12 inch handwritten letter in German addressed to Governor Frederick Bender, dated 8 January 1886; and a 11 x 7 inch stock certificate for five $2.00 shares dated 3 January 1885 made out to Mrs. Elisabeth Bender.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Stock certificates

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Topics USA, Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Co
Aeronautics
Transatlantic flights

Citation

Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company Circular, Stationery, and Stock Certificate, NASM.XXXX1027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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