Rib Form, Langley

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Date

1887-1903

Inventory Number

A19820988000

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

Materials

Unidentified wood; Steel

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 86.4 × 9 × 9.2cm (34 × 3 9/16 × 3 5/8 in.)
  • Storage: 98.43 x 20.96 x 11.11cm (3ft 2 3/4in. x 8 1/4in. x 4 3/8in.)
  • Storage (Aluminum Pallet with fabric dust 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

Type

EQUIPMENT-Tools