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Fletcher Aviation aircraft parts and manufacturing photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2019-07-22
The Fletcher Aviation aircraft parts and manufacturing photographs contains 40 black-and-white photographs, 8 photomechanical prints, and 3 transparencies relating to the design, testing, and manufacture of aircraft parts.

All of the photographs are 8.5x11" and none include captions on the reverse. Twelve images include the Fletcher Aviation logo on the front right corner. One image depicts an aerial view of the Fletcher Aviation facility and surrounding areas and includes handwritten directional notations, in pen, on the front. The rest of the photographs depict aircraft parts, including fuel tanks and a electrical tester, from 1960-1966. Some photographs feature unidentified individuals either working on aircraft parts or displaying aircraft parts. Most of the photos include a sign placed in the scene to identify the parts and note the date.

The 8x10" photomechanical prints seem to relate to testing of parts as many of the images feature a sign reading "slosh vibrate pitch cond. 110 gal. heli tank sfc 20 April 66." Each item is noted as being prepared by G. Ford, Sargent-Fletcher Company. Additionally, two of the three transparencies are also noted as being prepared by G. Ford, Fletcher Aviation Corp. It is likely the third transparency was as well. One depicts a fuel tank, one gives specifications of the tank, and the third depicts aircraft, likely a Republic F-105 Thunderchief.


  • 1960-1966


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.03 Cubic Feet (1 legal size file folder)

Immediate Source of Acquistion

This collection was donated to The Museum of Flight by UCLA Library Special Collections via Simon Elliott.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following book has been separated from the archival component of this collection and is kept in the Library:

  • Standard Aircraft Worker's Manual Ninth Edition, Fletcher Aviation Aircraft

Additionally, the following item is kept in the Trade Literature materials:

  • A.J. Industries, Inc. Stockholder Mailer


Guide to the Fletcher Aviation aircraft parts and manufacturing photographs
Completed - Level 2
J. Thompson
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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