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Dr. Arthur Nutt Papers, 1915-1945


Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of Nutt's personal files. The material consists of biographical material, correspondence, photographs, brochures, technical manuals, reports, and blueprints covering most of his career.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Airplanes--Motors
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Aeronautics
  • Curtiss CD-12 (engine)
  • Curtiss R-1454 (engine)
  • Curtiss V-1400 (engine)
  • Aeronautical engineers

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives


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Nutt, Arthur 1895-1983


  • Nutt, Arthur 1895-1983
  • Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
  • Wright Aeronautical Corp
  • Packard Motor Car Company New York

Physical description

4.36 cubic feet (4 records center boxes)


  • 1915
  • 1915-1945


Dr. Arthur Nutt (1895-1983) was an aeronautical engineer specializing in engine design. Following his graduation from Worchester Polytechnic Institute (BSME 1916, honorary Ph.D. 1941) he went to work for Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co (CAMCo 1916-30; assembly department, motor engineer, chief motor engineer) where he was responsible for the development of the Curtiss CD12, V-1400, and R-1454 engines. Following the merger of CAMCo and Wright Aeronautical Corp, Nutt moved to the latter (VP-engineering 1930-44) and later to the Packard Motor Car Co (1944-49; manager, director of aircraft engineering, manager) where he continued to work on engine development, both of piston and turbine engines. He headed his own firm, Arthur Nutt and Associates (1949-51), an engineering sales organization, for a brief period before joining the Lycoming Division of AVCO Manufacturing Corp (VP-engineering, 1951-75).


  • Correspondence
  • Collection descriptions
  • Publications
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Manuscripts

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