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C. F. Ritchell Ballooning Scrapbook, 1878-1901

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Collection Item Summary:

This scrapbook consists of material relating to Ritchell's flights and activities between 1878 and 1901, included his patent for propelling an airship by foot pedals. Also included are articles relating to his other inventions.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Inventors
  • Airships

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Creator

Ritchell, Charles F

Subject

Ritchell, Charles F

Physical description

0.40 cubic feet (1 flatbox)

Date

  • 1878
  • 1878-1901
  • Pre-1903

Notes

Charles F. Ritchell was a mechanic and general inventor, who by the mid-1880s claimed to have obtained 150 patents on such devices ranging from windup toy motors to his boring machine used in the manufacture of brushes to his airship experiments.

Type

  • Patents
  • Collection descriptions
  • Articles
  • Scrapbooks

Local number

XXXX-0325