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

A19820990000

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.
  • Stored with A19820991000

Credit Line

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Wood
  • Varnish
  • Adhesive
  • Possible Ferrous Alloy

Dimensions

3-D (Overall): 81.9 × 10.2 × 7cm (2 ft. 8 1/4 in. × 4 in. × 2 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

Type

EQUIPMENT-Test