Boiler-Tube Assembly, 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

  • A large, complex, but damaged, dented, and bent assembly of boilers, surrounded by copper tubing. Large, hoizontal boilers measure 1 3/4" (H) x 1 3/4" (W) x 16.5" (L).
  • These boilers are connected on both end by bent, copper, tubes. This object seems experimental. No original picture references can be found at present. The object's size indicates an evolution of bigger experimental aerodrome models.

Credit Line

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

Country of Origin

United States of America


Copper Alloy


  • 3-D (1): 43.2 x 11.1 x 4.1cm (17 x 4 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)
  • 3-D (2): 46.4 x 27.3 x 17.5cm (18 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)
  • Storage: 52.1 x 51.4 x 22.5cm (1ft 8 1/2in. x 1ft 8 1/4in. x 8 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