Burner, 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

  • Small Horizontal-shaped cylinder with an attached copper tube. It resembles the vintage 1896 burner with the distinct squared openings. This would have been part of a more complete "Gasoline Burner" assembly with central copper tubing (boiler) components. Please refer to Vol. 27, No. 3, Pl. 12, Picture "M","Langley Memoir of Mechanical Flight", p. 57. However the burner also resembles those utilized on the vintage 1893 Alchohol Aeolipilie, Picture "B".
  • Stored with A19820771000

Credit Line

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

Country of Origin

United States of America


Copper Alloy


  • 3-D: 15.4 x 5.1 x 2.5cm (6 1/16 x 2 x 1 in.)
  • Storage: 28.6 x 20.6 x 7cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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