Gasoline Burner, (1895), 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

  • Two small, (slightly crushed) cylinders with bent/circular tubing. Cylinders have small rivets for fastening into one piece. Copper tubing ends between the two cylinders to a round ball-like object. Please refer to Vol. 27, No. 3, Pl. 12. ,"Langley Memoir of Mechanical Flight", P. 57 for gasoline burners, 1895, Picture "H" for model type. The picture in Langley's memoirs closely resembles the accessioned object in the current TMS Media file and MAY be the same ojbect. More research is needed here.
  • Stored with A19820779000

Credit Line

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

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Ferrous Alloy
  • Copper Alloy


3-D (Overall): 14.6 × 11.4 × 4.4cm (5 3/4 × 4 1/2 × 1 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