Rib Form, 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 single, solid block of wood which slopes up to a point, then begins a shorter, downward slant. This construction allows thin pieces of wood used for ribbing experimental aerodromes to be shaped to contour wing design.

Credit Line

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

Country of Origin

United States of America


Unidentified wood; Steel


  • 3-D: 86.4 x 8.6 x 9.2cm (34 x 3 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.)
  • Storage: 94.3 x 15.24 x 10.8cm (3ft 1 1/8in. x 6in. x 4 1/4in.)
  • Storage (Aluminum pallet with fabric cover): 152.4 × 213.4 × 152.4cm, 238.6kg (60 × 84 × 60 in., 526lb.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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