Articles tagged Smithsonian

Page 30 of May 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, May 1968

SR.N1 Hovercraft at Beaulieu

The Montagu Motor Museum took on the role of a transport museum when the "Bournemouth Belle" went to live in Lord Montagu's garden. This role was extended when, on April 6th, the SR.N1, the World's first hovercraft, was placed on public exhibition there. The occasion was historic, for, as Sir David Follett, Director of the Science Museum, emphasised, the hovercraft, brainchild of Dr. Cockerell,...

Page 39 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, October 1973

Vintage Postbag - Sixty Mercedes

Sir, Your interesting article on the three Mercedes 60s in England reminded me that I had seen another one in the Transportation Section of the Smithsonian Institute Museum in Washington, D.C. Being there again last week, I had a closer look at it, and it is indeed a 1903 60 h.p., presented to the museum by a man named Gibbs. It has an open four-seater body, but the height of the tonneau and seat...

Page 45 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1977

Aero engines

Sir, Further to my recent letter in respect of "Some Unusual Engines", I respectfully Present a few further comments after further reading. It is noted that Mr. Setright repeats a further error made in his earlier book "The Power to Fly" referring to the Bristol Hydra (1933) as a ten-cylinder radial. The Hydra W55, in fact, a sixteen-cylinder engine, listed in Flight Feb. 16th 1950 by a printing...

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