Boiler (1896-1899), Langley


Display Status:

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



Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Single-coiled, double-row tubing with two-pipe openings on one side only. This object represents the newer design of utilizing two rows of tubing that is reflected in the original photos in Langley's "Memoir of Mechanical Flight" (Boilers of Aerodromes). The tubing is now separated, instead of beng coiled closely together, as in earlier designs. This indicates utilization of boilers in larger aerodromes and attention to better efficiency in circulating liquids.
  • Stored with A19820857000

Credit Line

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.

Country of Origin

United States of America


Copper Alloy


  • 3-D: 46.8 x 15.9 x 9cm (18 7/16 x 6 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
  • Storage: 56.5 x 53 x 12.4cm (1ft 10 1/4in. x 1ft 8 7/8in. x 4 7/8in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum