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Factory of Comet Aircraft Engines

Date: November 1929
Description: Interior of a factory floor, with several large machines for manufacturing aircraft engines, including Landis, Whitcomb Manufacturing Company and Gisholt....
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Factory of Comet Aircraft Engines

Date: November 07 1929
Description: Interior of a factory floor, with several large machines for manufacturing aircraft engines under the skylights. A Gisholt lathe is prominently pictured se...
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Comet Engine Manufacture

Date: March 20 1930
Description: View inside a 7-D Comet aircraft engine manufacturing and assembly plant. An engine with nose cowling, propeller shaft and cylinders is supported by an eng...
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Cessna Model A

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Description: Three-quarter right side view from front of a Cessna Model A aircraft sitting on a runway. The tail identifier reads: "1627."
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7-RA Comet Engine on Alexander Eaglerock A-12 Aircraft

Date: April 22 1930
Description: Front view of a Alexander Eaglerock A-12 aircraft fitted with the 7-RA Comet air-cooled radial piston engine with seven cylinders. The fixed-wing plane sit...
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Aircraft Manufacturer and 7-Cylinder Comet Engine

Date: July 22 1929
Description: Left side view of the 7-cylinder Comet engine fitted to the nose of an aircraft under construction. The fuselage is standing on the factory floor. A work t...
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Kreider-Reisner C-4 Challenger with Comet Engine

Date: July 22 1929
Description: Left side profile view of a 7-cylinder Comet air-cooled radial piston engine and propeller on a Kreider-Reisner C-4 Challenger aircraft. A design of the Co...
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Factory of Comet Aircraft Engines

Date: November 07 1929
Description: Interior view of a factory floor. Machinery by Whitcomb Manufacturing Company is in the right foreground, and a Comet 7-cylinder aircraft engine is in the...
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7-Cylinder Comet Airplane Engine

Date: July 22 1929
Description: Profile view of a 7-cylinder Comet air-cooled radial piston engine, designed by the Comet Engine Corporation on an unidentified make of aircraft at the Oak...
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Base of Oerlikon Anti-Aircraft Gun

Date: 1942
Description: View of base of the Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun in a factory, possibly International Harvester's Indianapolis Works.
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Turbine Test Stand Drive

Date: January 20 1969
Description: Gas turbine test stand drive that was purchased and used by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division. Original Falk caption reads, "Two special units and ratio...
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Woman Operating a Grinder at Torpedo Factory

Date: January 13 1943
Description: A woman operates a grinding machine at an International Harvester factory responsible for manufacturing aircraft torpedo parts. Original caption reads: "Th...
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Man Using Microscope

Date: 1943
Description: A man uses a microscope to match a ball bearing for an aircraft torpedo at an International Harvester factory. The original caption reads, "A powerful micr...
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Fairchild Model 71

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Description: Interior view from front of the cabin of a Fairchild Model 71, which seats seven passengers.
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Woman Inspecting Bearing in Aircraft Torpedo Manufacture

Date: January 13 1943
Description: Female worker inspecting a ball bearing for an aircraft torpedo at an International Harvester factory. Original caption reads: "The precision instrument us...
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Cessna Model A

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Description: Front view of a Cessna Model A sitting on a field.
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Fokker Amphibian, Model F-11

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Description: Three-quarter view from front left of a Fokker Amphibian, Model F-11, sitting on a runway. Two men are sitting on the aircraft, and one man is standing on...
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Women in Torpedo Factory

Date: January 13 1943
Description: A line of female factory workers operate milling machines at an International Harvester plant responsible for manufacturing aircraft torpedo parts. Origina...
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7-Cylinder Comet Airplane Engine

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Description: Abstract profile of a 7-cylinder Comet airplane engine without a propeller. It was designed by the Comet Engine Corporation.
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Lawson Plant Exterior

Date: 1919
Description: Exterior view from field across pond towards Alfred Lawson's aircraft plant, with buildings and smokestacks. Men are working with a pile of lumber on the l...

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