Boeing Airplane Company airplane production photographs, 1929  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Boeing Airplane Company
Title
Boeing Airplane Company airplane production photographs
Dates
1929 (inclusive)
Quantity
150 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
1953.345 (accession)
Summary
Official Boeing Airplane Company photographs of the production of planes at the Boeing plant on the Duwamish River in Seattle, 1929.
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Languages
English.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 150 8" x 10" official Boeing Airplane Company photographs of the production of planes at the Boeing factory on the Duwamish River in Seattle. The photographs document facilities and equipment for testing various airplane parts; airplane parts and sections under construction, including a gun mount, frames for airplane wings and bodies, connection beams and engines; parts installation and plane assembly; and views of completed planes. Also includes photographs of test models and full size mock ups, including a mock up for the Model 200 Monomail, and for the military Model XP-9, which was never produced.

The collection represents the range of planes produced by Boeing during this period: private and commercial passenger planes, mail planes for delivering airmail under Boeing's recent U.S. Postal Department contract, pursuit and fighter planes for the military; and planes for pilot training at the Boeing School of Aeronautics. Models include flying boats, biplanes and monoplanes.

Each photograph is embossed with the Boeing logo and stamped on verso with "Boeing Off. Photo" and the Boeing logo.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View selections from the collection in digital format by clicking on the camera icons in the detailed listing below.

Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum 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 the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Boeing Airplane Company airplane production photographs, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1 2-3: Model F4B-1 1929 March-April
1 4-5:  Model B-1E 1929 April 15 and 29
1 6:  Aerial view of Boeing Airplane Co. factory 1929 April 26
1-2 7-14:  Model 80-A 1929 July 5 and 10
2 15-16:  Model 40-X 1929 July 10
2 17:  Assembly of unidentified plane inside factory 1929 July 23
2 18-20:  Model 80-A 1929 August 14
2-3 21-23:  Parts to unidentified planes 1929 August 23
3 24-31:  Frame for wing of Boeing Model 203 plane at Boeing plant, 1929
 Boeing model 203A biplane at Boeing plant, 1929
1929 August 23
4 32-37:  Image of Boeing Model 81-B, 1929
 Image of Boeing Model 81-B, 1929
1929 September 26
4-5 38-46:  Image of Boeing model 40-B4, 1929
 Boeing Model 40-B4 biplane at Boeing plant, 1929
1929 August 24, 1929 September 16 and 26
5 47: Assembly plant interior 1929 November 14
5 48-49: Model 200 1929 September 14, 1929 October 4
5 50: Model P-12B 1929 October 7
6 51-55:  Model 80-A 1929 October 1-2
6 56-58: Model XP-9 1929 October 10
6-7 59-64:  Model 200 1929 October 10
7 65: Vibration test paramount tank 1929 October 17
7 66-68:  Model F4 B-1 1929 October 17
7-8 69-73:  Image of inspectors with Boeing Model 80-A plane, 1929
 Inspectors examining a wing frame at the Boeing factory, Seattle, 1929
1929 October 19
8 74-76: Model XP-9 1929 October 19
8 77: Model 202 1929 October 21
8 78-79: Model 203 1929 October 19
8-9 80-85: Model 100 1929 October 19-21
9-10 86-92:  Model 203 1929 October 25-28
10 93-94:  Model 80A 1929 October 25
10 95: Model 40-4B battery cutout switch model 1929 October 25
10 96: Model 203 instrument front board model 1929 October 26
10 97:  Model makers at work 1929 October 29
10 98-99: Model F4-B1 1929 October 25
10-11 100-101: Model 202 1929 November 1
11 102-106: Model 100 1929 October 25-26
11 107: Model 80A 1929 October 30
11 108: Model 202 1929 November 2
11 109: Drawing of Model P-12B 1929 November 2
11-12 110-115: Model 203 1929 November 2-4
12 116: Model 202 1929 November 2
12 117-120: Model 203 1929 November 12
13 121-122:  Boeing Model 40-B4 with body uncovered at Boeing plant, Seattlet, Seattle, 1929
 Image of Boeing Model 40-B4, 1929
1929 November 13
13 123: Model 202 1929 November 14
13 124-126: Model 200 1929 November 9
13 127: Model P-12B 1929 November 16
13 128: Model 202 1929 November 16
13 129: Fuel system parts 1929 November 18
13-14 130-131: Model 203 1929 November 18
14 132-137:  Model 80A 1929 November 21
14-15 138-145:  Model 40-B4 1929 November 23-29
15 146-147:  Model 80A 1929 November 29
15 148: Photograph of letter to Boeing from the Airship Commander of Land of Soviets 1929 October 19
15 149: Photograph of airport model undated
15 150: Aerial view of airfield undated
box:oversize
K1 151: Aerial view of Beoing plant under construction undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Aircraft industry--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Airplane factories--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Boeing airplanes--Design and construction--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints