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Neil Householder Aircraft Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2015-08-23
The Neil Householder Aircraft Collection is a small collection that includes textual materials and photographs related to three aircraft; the Boeing 2707 SST, the "Buffalo" experimental STOL, and Il Cigno, a Da Vinci-inspired glider, circa 1960s-2003. The items were given to or gathered by Householder during his time as a Boeing employee and, later, a restoration volunteer at The Museum of Flight.

Included in the collection are 30 black-and-white photographs of the Boeing 2707 SST wind tunnel model, a "information only" general arrangement diagram of the SST, and a folder of materials related to the "Buffalo" experimental STOL's first flight on May 1, 1972, including a first flight cover and photograph. The remaining materials pertain to the Il Cigno (The Swan) glider and includes clippings, photographs, and diagrams all recieved from John Grove, one of the three men who built the glider which now resides in The Museum of Flight.


  • circa 1960s-2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but has not been fully processed. Access to the collection may be limited or may require additional processing time. 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.


.25 Cubic Feet (1 half-width legal size document box)

Guide to the Neil Householder Aircraft Collection
Completed - Level 1
Jenn Parent
2023 December
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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