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Confederate requisition signed by Turner Ashby (1 of 2)
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Image by Special Collections at Wofford College
Title: Confederate requisition signed by Turner Ashby
Date Original: 1862-01-23
Description: Requistion receipt signed by Turner
Ashby, by which Mrs. Mary M. Cunningham furnishes a company with 20 bushels
of corn in consideration of 14 dollars. Formerly a United States form, in the
entitling "United" has been crossed out and replaced with "Confederate."

Creator: Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862

Subject(s): Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862
Confederate States of America -- Appropriations and expenditures
Confederate States of America--Armed forces--History--Sources.
Alternative Title: 080324-01
Publisher: Wofford College
Contributor: Captain Walter Bowen
Date Digital: 2008-09-03
Type: Text
Format [medium]: Manuscript
Format [IMT]: image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications: 800ppi 24-bit depth color; Scanned with
an Epson 15000 Photo scanner with Epson Scan software; Archival master is a
TIFF; Original converted to JPEG with Irfan View software.
Resource Identifier: 080324-01
Source: The original, accession number 080324-01, from which
this digital representation is taken is housed in The
Littlejohn Collection at Wofford College,
located in the Sandor Teszler Library.
Language:En-us English
Relation [is part of]:The
Littlejohn Collection
Rights Management: This digital representation has been
licensed under an Attribution
- Noncommercial- No Derivatives Creative Commons license.

Contributing Institution: Wofford College
Web Site: http://www.wofford.edu/library/littlejohn-home.aspx


Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Northrop P-61C Black Widow (wing), with yellow Northrop N-1M Flying Wing and Japanese Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko "IRVING"
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Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Northrop N1M:

John K. "Jack" Northrop's dream of a flying wing became a reality on July 3, 1940, when his N-1M (Northrop Model 1 Mockup) first flew. One of the world's preeminent aircraft designers and creator of the Lockheed Vega and Northrop Alpha, Northrop had experimented with flying wings for over a decade, believing they would have less drag and greater efficiency than conventional designs. His 1929 flying wing, while successful, had twin tail booms and a conventional tail. In the N-1M he created a true flying wing.

Built of plywood around a tubular steel frame, the N-1M was powered by two 65-horsepower Lycoming engines, later replaced with two 120-horsepower Franklins. While its flying characteristics were marginal, the N-1M led to other designs, including the Northrop XB-35 and YB-49 strategic bombers and ultimately the B-2 stealth bomber.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.

Date:
1940

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 11.6 m (38 ft)
Length: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Weight, gross: 1,814 kg (4,000 lb)
Top speed: 322 km/h (200 mph)
Engine: 2 Franklin 6AC264F2, 120 hp
Overall: 72in. (182.9cm)
Other: 72 x 204 x 456in. (182.9 x 518.2 x 1158.2cm)

Materials:
Overall: Plywood

Physical Description:
Twin engine flying wing: Wood, painted yellow.


Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum: Gift shop: Original model of the NCC-1701 Enterprise from the 1960s's "Star Trek" TV series
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Image by Chris Devers
See more photos of this, and the Wikipedia article.

Details, quoting from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | U.S.S. Enterprise Model, Star Trek:

This model of the fictional startship Enterprise was used in the weekly hour-long "Star Trek" TV show (NBC-TV), which aired from September 1966 until June 1969. Despite its short initial run (only three seasons), Star Trek became one of the most popular shows in the history of television. The show's depiction of a mixed-sex, racially-integrated, multinational crew and its attention to contemporary social and political issues pushed the boundaries of network television, earning Star Trek a dedicated fan base that lobbied for the franchise's continuation.

The Enterprise was meant to travel many times beyond light speed, powered by a controlled matter/anti-matter system, a propulsion concept "stretched" from a then-accepted theory. The fictional ship grossed 190,000 tons, and measured 947 feet long and 417 feet in diameter. The saucer-shaped hull included 11 decks, and had a crew complement of 430.

The model's principal designer, Walter "Matt" Jefferies, worked with concepts provided by Star Trek's creator Gene Roddenberry. At first, Paramount Studios constructed a rough 4-inch balsa and cardboard prototype. A 3-foot "pilot" model mostly of solid wood was then built by model-maker Richard C. Datin under subcontract to the Howard Anderson Company. Enlarging the plans for the 3-foot model resulted in the final 11-foot model shown here. The Anderson Company again turned to Datin who contracted it out to Production Model Shop of Burbank, California, with Datin supervising the construction while he did the detail work.

Paramount donated the model to the National Collection in 1974.

Manufacturer:
Richard C. Datin

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 2ft 8in. x 11ft x 5ft, 200lb. (81.28 x 335.28 x 152.4cm, 90.7kg)
Other (engines): 6ft 1/4in. (183.52cm)
Other (central pod): 4ft 5 5/16in. (135.38cm)

Materials:
Primarily constructed of poplar wood, vacu-formed plastic, rolled sheet metal tubes for both the engine pods from the back of the struts to the start of the nacelle caps, and plastic for the main sensor dish and detailing (light covers, etc.). The front and rear of the engine pods or nacelles are of wood. The nacelle grill plates brass. Rolled steel wires were also inserted through its original pipe support for lights.

Gift of Paramount Pictures Inc.

 
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