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Wadsworth W. Mount (1907-1985) was educated at Amherst College and New York University. Besides practicing business and finance, he patented and successful demonstrated a number of inventions, including wire and cable carrying rocket projectors for antiaircraft and lifesaving applications. Among his rocket patents are 4 types of ordnance equipment for the US Navy in WWII. After WWII he worked with the Naval Ordnance Lab and Bureau of Ordnance requirements, and conducted experiments on the use of small rocket motors for firing steel cable ashore from ships in distress.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0368

Creator

Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985

Date

[ca. 1940s-1977]

bulk [ca.1940s-1950s]

Provenance

Wadsworth W. Mount, gift, XXXX-0368, unknown

Extent

1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Negatives

Drawings

Correspondence

Reports

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, negatives, blueprints, patents, test reports and correspondence dealing with Mount's rocket application inventions.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Negatives

Drawings

Correspondence

Reports

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

Names

United States. Bureau of Ordnance

United States. Navy. Naval Ordnance Lab [NOL]

Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985

Topics Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rocketry
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics
Antiaircraft missiles

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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