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Reminiscences of Preston R. Bassett, 1980

Creator: Bassett, Preston R. 1892-1992
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 54 pages Sound recording: 2 reels Book: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PRESTON R. BASSETT
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Inventor, industrialist

Scope and Contents

Laboratory work for Sperry Gyroscope Company, Brooklyn, 1915-1917; improved lighting for early motion picture industry, development of airplane beacons, experiments in all-weather flying; airplane design and construction; Hindenberg accident, 1937; impressions of many famous pilots


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984

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