Separator, (1893 - 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

  • Horizontal, cylinder-shaped tank (w/ tubing; upturned flue). NOTE: The flue in this
  • picture is placed in the center of the tank. There are no pictures in Langley's memoirs that reflect this particular design. However the phyiscal attributes of this object clearly shows it is a Separator. The design year would be between 1893-1894, due to the radical, ball-like design in 1895 - 1896.

Credit Line

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

Country of Origin

United States of America


Copper Alloy; Steel


  • 3-D: 18.6 x 20.8 x 17.5cm (7 5/16 x 8 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
  • Storage: 31.8 x 29.2 x 23.5cm (12 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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